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Sourcing ammo in CA Bay area

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Aussie Phil, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. Aussie Phil

    Aussie Phil TS Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Can anyone recommend a good place to buy factory ammo in the bay area (where it's not ridiculously expensive). I'd like to settle on a standard cartridge (I don't reload) for use with my Ljutic - and would prefer US made.

    I live in Pleasanton, and unfortunately the local Big 5 doesn't have a good seelction. At one store they wanted $8 per box for Federals...

    Any suggestions?


    P.S. Yes, I know lead is going up, so it's all getting expensive. I'd like to make a big bulk buy so I don't have to head out every week looking for whatever is on special.
  2. dltaman

    dltaman TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Jump on the $8 box of Federals. That's as good as you will get. Good luck finding anything any better. AA's and Remington are $8.99 a box at the local Wal-Mart, Cabela's, Dick's, and Academy stores.

    That's how Kalifornia will get rid of guns, by running up the prices.
  3. ffwildcat

    ffwildcat TS Member

    Feb 27, 2006

    I'm an expat aussie myself. spent 12 years in the bay area before moving a little east of there. best bet in your area is guns n stuff in vacaville, the store is between fairfield and vacaville on the south side of I80. pretty easy to find. they have the best deals for ammo that you will find close to you. other than that come on up to coon creek in lincoln sometime and shoot some trap, skeet, sporting, 5 stand and bunker.

  4. radeck

    radeck Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Ever consider joining the Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club? At least once, and maybe twice a year one of the shooters puts together a group buy on Kemen shells (yup they're Spanish). I heard that the upcoming group buy price maybe in the mid $50's per 10 box flat. Good luck.
  5. Bill60

    Bill60 TS Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    I acually buy my ammo at coon creek when i go there to shoot wildcat do u know if the nitro 27 are still 60 bucks a flatt thanx I also go to any walmarts out of the bay area for there federal 4 packs or my practice and i go to the sportsmans warehouse for some of my shells also
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