cheap ammo

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  1. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    LATEST VERSION (6/10/2013)
    Let me know if you know of anything cheaper, it will be a good resource.

    Trumark has some good values on their bulk ammo page:
    http://www.slingshots.com/html/ammo-counter.html
    1#/168 1/2 glass 4.63
    1#/208 5/16 steel 3.84
    1#/128 3/8 steel 3.88

    GLASS:
    best price on 9/16" (14mm) glass marbles (2.99 for 2#)
    http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/14mm-iridescent-clear-decor-round-glass-marbles-729434/

    Found a new source for glass if you don't care for 9/16" clear marbles:
    http://www.mcgillswarehouse.com/25mm 2.49/# (20/#) many colors and styles available
    http://www.mcgillswarehouse.com/16mm-2 2.49/# (75/#) many colors and styles available
    Same site also has 11mm and 2"/25mm marbles at the same price per pound ($2.49)

    BEST STEEL BALLS (1/4-1" in 1/8" increments)
    http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INLMK32?PARTPG=INSRAR2
    Size qty wt/lbs $ $/lb #/lb
    3/8" 250 1.94 4.49 2.32 129
    1/2" 100 1.85 6.29 3.40 54
    3/4" 50 3.13 11.79 3.77 16
    1" 25 3.74 11.89 3.18 6.68

    best price on 1/4" and 5/8" steel (1#/100 5/8 steel 2.73)
    http://www.craigballsales.com/low-carbon-steel/
    Size qty wt/lbs $ $/lb #/lb
    1/4" 250 0.58 1 1.74 434
    5/8" 100 3.57 2.73 0.76 28

    best price for 7/8"
    http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=1421&step=2&top_cat=197
    Size qty wt/lbs $ $/lb #/lb
    7/8" 25 2.51 13.62 5.43 9.97
    Carbon Steel Balls - Alloy 1018- 0.875" 1018 Carbon Steel Balls (Grade 1000) Bag of 25 $13.62 5.45

    Royal Steel Ball has even better prices, but you have to order by phone and buy at least 25 pounds.
    http://www.royalsteelballusa.com/

    BEST LEAD BALLS:
    Track of the Wolf:
    http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/127/1

    Cheaper Than Dirt (better for 3/8 and 1/2" lead)
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/Search.aspx?site=All+Products&num=15&q=lead+balls&fgb=t

    TUNGSTEN: (check Amazon & eBay first, but these prices seem competitvie with what I saw there)
    http://www.tungsten-spheres.com/inventory.html (many sizes, including 1/2" and 1". Any bigger and the $$$ is outrageous)
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  2. RBurke83

    RBurke83 New Member

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    Wow, thanks bro - this should be a sticky!
     

  3. CJC

    CJC BIG ELK HUNTER

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    Thanks for the ammo price information! A idea clay or mud ammo is really dirt cheap and does some damage,but it is dirt cheap!
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2013
  4. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Found a new source for glass if you don't care for 9/16" clear marbles:

    http://www.mcgillswarehouse.com/25mm 2.49/# (20/#) many colors and styles available
    http://www.mcgillswarehouse.com/16mm-2 2.49/# (75/#) many colors and styles available
    Same site also has 11mm and 2"/25mm marbles at the same price per pound ($2.49)

    Updated the original post with some new information.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013
  5. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Thanks to Snath on the SSF, I found better prices for most steel balls. Made updates to the original post.

    http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INLMK32?PARTPG=INSRAR2
    Size qty wt/lbs $ $/lb #/lb
    1/4" 250 0.58 2.39 4.15 434
    3/8" 250 1.94 4.49 2.32 129
    1/2" 100 1.85 6.29 3.40 54
    5/8" 100 3.57 11.59 3.25 28
    3/4" 50 3.13 11.79 3.77 16
    1" 25 3.74 11.89 3.18 6.68

    http://www.craigballsales.com/low-carbon-steel/
    Size qty wt/lbs $ $/lb #/lb
    1/4" 250 0.58 1 1.74 434
    5/8" 100 3.57 2.73 0.76 28

    https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=1421&step=2&top_cat=197
    Size qty wt/lbs $ $/lb #/lb
    1/4" 250 0.58 2.26 3.92 434
    3/8" 250 1.94 7.44 3.84 129
    1/2" 100 1.85 7.06 3.81 54
    5/8" 100 3.57 13.78 3.86 28
    3/4" 50 3.13 11.92 3.81 16
    7/8" 25 2.51 13.62 5.43 9.97
    1" 25 3.74 17 4.54 6.68
     
  6. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to post this, very helpful!
     
  7. Traveler

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    Thank you Studer, I will be buying tomorrow!
     
  8. sureshot_slingshot

    sureshot_slingshot Sureshot

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    thank you so much this saved me so much time...... I will probably order a bulk amount of some of the ammos listed in just a few days. :)
     
  9. Traveler

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    New Update for cheap ammo from: http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INLMK32?PARTPG=INSRAR2
    Through the month of June they are offering free shipping for orders of $49 or more. I saved over $15 on shipping today 6/14, let alone on the great price for the carbon steel balls. Great Price, Great Deal, thanks for starting this out studer!
     
  10. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    I think IKEA used to/ still does carry glass marble for decorative proposes. Dollar stores often have them too.
     
  11. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    I'll check IKEA. My local dollar store only sells the flat glass beads, but I check at all the discount/dollar stores I visit. Garage sales have been good to me this spring, too.
     
  12. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    The balls are cheap but the shipping is not cheap

    Shipping is like $7 - $15
     
  13. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    I admit, I didn't check shipping. A lot of places won't tell you the shipping until you place an order.