Our Wally World here on Eastern Long Island stopped carrying ammo and gun related items a long time ago.
Looks like ours. The fishing aisle took a huge hit early on, but seems to be better stocked now. It still fluctuates heavily. Close to a lake and the folks there said they had a hard time getting inventory at times. If you think you will need it, and see it, you better get it, at least for now.
Pre-Covid was $240 case of a 1000 steel case. Most people including myself run steel in AK based guns. Brass cased was usually prohibitively expensive.
From what I’ve heard, Red army standard is pretty good. Pre wu-flu price was less than .30 per round. Keep in mind I’ve only owned that caliber for the past month but I’ve been able to find monarch at academy for 6.99 a box of 20
RAS is relabeled Golden Tiger. It is average ammo with a rabid following, or was. They had problems, and I guess enough for Century to pick up the contract and relabel.
Thanks.RAS is relabeled Golden Tiger. It is average ammo with a rabid following, or was. They had problems, and I guess enough for Century to pick up the contract and relabel.
I hear they are OK, but never liked the GT, and figure I won't care for the RAS that has had it's own bumps.
Wolf, Tula (I know everyone loves to hate it, but haven't had any sort of complaints with any I've tried), are tried and true.
PPU has been marketing a M67 round. I don't believe it performs like the Yugo M67, but haven't seen any reviews.
AK47 Operators Union did some reviews on ammo. Bear took the gold, silver and bronze medal, IIRC. They measured velocity, SD, extreme spread, and accuracy. The made sure to note it was out of "this" rifle. Pretty good comparisons, and none were terminal performance.
Pre Covid prices were $189 per 1000, and then some sales were around.
Remember, that was then, and this is now. For plinking, someone said they found Monarch at Academy for a decent price. Monarch is Barnaul produced, and well regarded in the AK world.Thanks.
Unfortunately, that is about the going rate right now, if you can find it. There are some places that still sell for a reasonable price, about double what it was a year ago though. They are swing till you win. Get there when they open and see what they have. It won't last long.Recoil Gunworks has been one of my go to sites. However, they are currently listing PD trade 223 ammo for $.90 ppr. Not happy with them right now. My other go to sites are sold out of pretty much all guns and ammo. Everybody seems to be preparing for a shoot out. I sure hope it never comes to that.
I would dare say a large majority are in that situation and then there are those who would rather just shove their heads deeper in the sand.One of my caregivers is a widow in her seventies who lives in a mobile home. She has very little money and no guns, ammo or supplies. She asked me if something was going to happen in this country and what she should do to prepare. I was at a loss as to what to tell her. It made me wonder though how many people are in that same situation. I told her to lay in a little extra food. It's about all she can do at this point.