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Old 08-06-2019, 02:15 PM
pieceinthevalley pieceinthevalley is offline
 
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Getting out of the high power game at last. I see now that there are other sources for "safe" .30 caliber, i.e. Hornady, Winchester Victory, etc., not to mention the Greek stuff. Has this diminished the market for USGI ammo? I'm trying to determine fair value for M2, M72, M118, M852, and M80. It seems that the sticking point is shipping cost. FTF would solve that, but would greatly limit the buyers. I'd appreciate the groups' opinions. Thanks.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:29 PM
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The Geek ammo, in complete cans of sealed 20 round boxes or clipped/bandoleers sells around .75 pr/rnd. (+ some $ for clips, especially if USGI)
USGI M2 ball (non corrosive lots) sells at a slight premium, again if in sealed boxes or clipped & bandos, around .80 pr rnd.
M72, I haven't seen much change in price in a decade, around $1 pr rnd.
The lots of LC and FA Match that are the designated Camp Perry lot #s, and early lots of Frankford Arsenal T291 command a collectors premium above the $1 pr rnd. that shooters will pay for more common lots of M72
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:10 AM
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Newer M80 can be had for around $ .50 cents a round plus ship on the internet. LC M80 tends to sell out fast when it is near that price, PPU and others seem to be readily in stock.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:18 AM
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That's great craftsman. Thank you. I'm speculating that the .308 would be .05-.10 less than the above prices. As a follow-on, would NM-marked brass have a premium over "regular" match brass? I'd like to think that both .30 and .308 brass would realize around .12-.15 each.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:24 AM
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Thanks GM1MAN. Same formula apply as the .30- .15-.20 more for the match stuff vs. ball?
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:39 PM
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I've hit the two gun shows around the New Orleans area here over the past month or so. The only surplus stuff I could find is Greek M2. They want $10 per 8 rounds/bandoleer.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:17 PM
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I don't think regular ammo dealers will have much surplus M2 at shows these days. There is really not too many places for them to get it like there used to be. The M2 I have see for sale at shows was running at what was described above and was almost always being sold by individuals.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by pieceinthevalley View Post
Thanks GM1MAN. Same formula apply as the .30- .15-.20 more for the match stuff vs. ball?
Match grade 168 grain .308 Win is almost double the M80 price. You can go to Sgammo.com or similar sites to get current new prices. PPU .308 Win. Match tends to run a little cheaper than Federal .308 Win. Match, IMHO, I think the Federal Match is better. The E Store includes shipping in their pricing.

Since most web sellers show base prices, then add shipping and/or sales tax, it is best to shop around.

(BTW, I have no connection to any ammunition sellers.)

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Old 08-08-2019, 07:37 AM
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Thanks all!
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:13 PM
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Why buy surplus when you can get new PPU M2 ball for 299.95 a 500 round case plus $16.00 to ship?
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