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Howdy folks,

One of the real advantages I feel our site offers all of us, is the ability to share information (good or bad) on various vendors we encounter. While I prefer to see positive comments, learning of a problem with a vendor is also useful too I reckon.

AMMOMAN
I just recently placed my first order with AMMOMAN (Ammoman.com), and wanted to pass the information along to my fellow 357 Sig fans in case they have an interest. I ordered 500 roungs of Speer 125gr Gold Dot HP, packed in 50 rounds boxes. My cost was $250 and shipping was free (included in the purchase price.). That works out to $25 a box for 50 rounds instead of 20. That certainly seems like a great deal to me, and I wanted to share it with my fellow fans of this caliber.

The one caution I will offer is to read the fine print on each selection you are considering - the information is clearly there, you simply have to look for it. One example is Speer factory ammo packed in bulk as opposed to the normal Speer boxes. It appears while offered at a great price, when you read the fine print you are purchasing what amounts to factory seconds. So if you just want plinking loads they may well be a good deal. Afterall you still have the brass to reload too. But if you are wanting carry ammo, I personally would suggest you stay with the loads in factory boxes.

AMMO TO GO
I also recently placed my first order with AMMO TO GO (Ammotogo.com), which was an assortment of various brands and calibers. While I did pay shipping on this order, I was still happy with his prices.

I can say that both companies handled these orders as folks would want a company to do. Were it not for the fact that UPS was closed for two days for Thanksgiving followed by the weekend, I would have had both orders delivered last week. Both orders were shipped within a day or two of being placed (on a weekend), and arrived with all items ordered packaged inside. With both companies, I received the UPS tracking number for my order, so I could keep up with when it would be delivered.

If anyone else has found an ammo company they use for their 357 Sig loads, or any other calibers for that matter, please feel free to share it. I learned of both of these vendors from comments made by members in their posts. I simply wanted to share my positive experience on both companies, and invite others to talk about their preferred ammo vendors.

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I've only used Ammoman once or twice, and was mostly happy. Once, they had some Federal Nyclads in .38 Spl that I wanted to try. That isn't the easiest ammo to find, and the price was reasonable.

My only complaint with Ammoman is the mininum order requirement on most ammunition. Its usually about five boxes. I have no problem with ordering a bunch of anything AFTER I've tried it and decide I like it. But sometimes I want a box or two of several different types of ammo to try, and don't need 500 of each. For that reason, I only look at Ammoman for stocking up.

I've also used Ammo To Go a couple of times. I only found them about a year ago when I was looking for various .38 Super loads. They were the only place I found that had everything I wanted in one place.
I've found that their website doesn't list everything they have, so if you are looking for something and don't see it- you might ask. For example, I was having trouble finding .38 Super DPX, but they had it even though it wasn't on the site and still wasn't shown months later.
They usually keep a reasonable selection of 9mm +P on hand. Some places only have one or two types, but they usually have several choices...including Winchester Ranger 127+P+ that can be hard to find sometimes.
 

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While Ammoman has some pretty good prices, I haven't done business with him since he ripped off a gentleman on a gun purchase.

Ammoman advertised a Vietnam "bringback" SKS that turned out to have import marks. Ammoman refused to refund $$$, lawyerd up and was placed on AR15.com's Hall of Shame. Read the thread here:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=109&t=390686

I ordered 1,000 rounds of .223 Wolf HP from Cabela's cheaper than Ammoman. and Cabela's delivered it in two of those neat plastic ammo cans.
 

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I've just ordered my fourth thousand-round batch of 9X19 110gr. FMJ "Factory reloads" from www.outdoormarksman.com. I expect them to arrive on the brown truck in a week or so. It comes loose in an ammo can, costs 139.95 plus shipping (for me, 21.37). They carry many, many products, and are a reliable source of Remington .38sp 158gr LSWCHPs at a good price. I am a satisfied customer.
Cordially, Jack
 

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since I don't really get to shoot that much, for my .357sig and .380acp JHP ammo, Speer, Rem, Fed, whatever, I have used Midway for several years now. Always good ammo and fast shipping. Sure, I pay a bit more than what some of the bargain houses offer, but I've never been disappointed.

(Oh, I forgot to mention, for just FMJ for target practice, I still shop WalMart and they usually have what's good enough, Winchester or Remington.)
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I have bought 7.62x39 from Ammoman twice, was happy both times. Followed dogtowntom's link to AR15, but the link there goes to something totally unrelated to Ammoman.

I have found my local Cabela's to be an economical buy when they have sent me one of those X dollars off purchases over $100. I like to buy ammon in quantity to keep the per-round cost down. I haven't found any online vendors where it makes sense to buy only a box or two -- shipping costs are too much spread out over only a few rounds.

I was interested to read about Ammo to Go and Outdoormarkman. Haven't heard of them before, but will give them a look.

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I have bought 7.62x39 from Ammoman twice, was happy both times. Followed dogtowntom's link to AR15, but the link there goes to something totally unrelated to Ammoman...

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The link is to AR15.com's "Hall of Shame". Ammoman is the first name listed. Scroll down to "Details" and you get a brief comment abourt each skank in the Hall of Shame.
 

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Hello dogtowntom,

Let's not "bash" other folks on the H&A forum for some alledged transgression on another site. They are not here to defend themselves and serves no useful purpose to continue with this line of discussion.

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Howdy folks,

Thanks for the responses so far as they pertain to ammo purchases and experiences.

Like Mr. Chris, I prefer to not see someone bashed when they are not a member who can respond and explain/defend their actions. I don't know this guy from Adam, but am smart enough to know there is always two sides to each coin. Also Mr. Dogtowntom, unless you were the purchaser involved in the firearms transaction, all of your information is coming secondhand at best sir.

I can understand your reluctance to do business with someone you have not heard good things about. But this thread is about companies to purchase ammo from sir. Unless you have had good or bad experiences with him on ammo transactions, please stop getting this thread off track. Feel free to start a separate thread on firearms companies, much like this one. But again, I would prefer to see negative comments being based on firsthand experiences.

Keep your ammo companies coming folks, as everyone benefits from them in my view.

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Georgia Arms.

I've been mostly very happy with Georgia Arms ammo. They sell some stuff that isn't available elsewhere, like lead .45AR and jacketed .32S&W Long. Prices are decent to good.

A couple didn't quite come up to advertized velocities (9mm NATO for one) but they shot OK.

I've used literally tens of thousands of their .38 wadcutters over the years. Before the Whitebox .40S&W 100-pack came out I bought several thousand of their 155gr for the Grocks.

I bought a few cases of HydraShok from them a long time back also.

They're very nice people to deal with as well; always willing to talk a bit if they're not busy (rare).

Never tried any of their rifle ammo.

I've never dealt with them by mail, always in person.


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Howdy folks,

Thanks for the responses so far as they pertain to ammo purchases and experiences.

Like Mr. Chris, I prefer to not see someone bashed when they are not a member who can respond and explain/defend their actions. I don't know this guy from Adam, but am smart enough to know there is always two sides to each coin. Also Mr. Dogtowntom, unless you were the purchaser involved in the firearms transaction, all of your information is coming secondhand at best sir.

I can understand your reluctance to do business with someone you have not heard good things about. But this thread is about companies to purchase ammo from sir. Unless you have had good or bad experiences with him on ammo transactions, please stop getting this thread off track. Feel free to start a separate thread on firearms companies, much like this one. But again, I would prefer to see negative comments being based on firsthand experiences.

Keep your ammo companies coming folks, as everyone benefits from them in my view.

twoguns
Chris & twoguns:


1. I did not "bash" Ammoman. I posted a link to AR15.com Where there was extensive discussion of problems with Ammoman.
2. Read the first sentence of the original post. Twoguns mentions the "ability to share information (good or bad) on various vendors we encounter". I was sharing information on a vendor.
3. Ammoman is a COMPANY. I'm sure they are capable of defending themselves.
4. In case you missed it, I have bought from Ammoman. I found i'ts cheaper to use Cabela's, WalMart or Academy.
 
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