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Old 08-23-2020, 08:04 PM
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Over the weekend I observed a YouTube video which reported that Federal is now selling ammunition directly to the shooter/consumer. This is confirmed by visiting their website. Prices appear to be twice what most local merchants charged. Might this be an indication of where post-pandemic prices are headed?
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Old 08-23-2020, 08:12 PM
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I'd be curious to know how their distributors feel about this, and how it affects their contracts.
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Old 08-23-2020, 08:14 PM
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.37 per round, 17.99 box of 50 is way cheaper than all the other idiots out the at $54+ for a box. Link was posted on addicts last night, all sold out too. Hell I reload and ordered a case too. Pretty cool mfg direct.
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Old 08-23-2020, 08:37 PM
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It’s not uncommon these days for manufacturers to sell direct, but they almost always sell at full MSRP. Their retailers generally sell it at a discount. Leupold has been doing it for years and Carhartt started online sales a few years ago.

These are unusual times. It’s generally a win - win for everyone. Distributors/major retailers typically place large orders at the beginning of the year. They can rightfully claim that they sell at a discount and the manufacturers can sell excess inventory at a higher price. It does complicate thing for the manufacturers, since they have to take end user orders, process more payments and ship in smaller quantities.
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Old 08-23-2020, 09:12 PM
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I only live a few miles from them - can I pick up and avoid shipping?
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Old 08-23-2020, 09:54 PM
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Wonder if that will include those new to me Federal wad cutters for reloading??
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I'd be curious to know how their distributors feel about this, and how it affects their contracts.
I’m sure they will still have dealer vs on line customer price variances.
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Old 08-24-2020, 01:00 AM
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Mike0251: I looked at .30 Carbine....$2.20+ per round!!!
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No sales to Massachusetts. My shocked face ==>
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Prices are a little steep but they show stock on quite a few calibers.

They even list primers but dealer only. Too bad because I could sure use a few thousand small pistol.
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I only live a few miles from them - can I pick up and avoid shipping?
Shipping was free for orders over $99.00!
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I only live a few miles from them - can I pick up and avoid shipping?
I would stop in or call them/ Email and ask them.
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Old 08-24-2020, 12:39 PM
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I wanted to order 2 boxes or 30-30. $12 shipping! No thanks.
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Old 08-24-2020, 01:15 PM
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Been going on for awhile. Three weeks ago a friend of mine ordered a 1k case of Federal American Eagle 9mm from them . I think it was $13.99 a box at the time . Apparently they’ve jacked up their prices since then .
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Old 08-25-2020, 10:09 AM
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You betcha! I am gonna stock up on 44 mag, Not sure which kind to get?


JSP box of 50 for only $71.99 (target shooting??)
JHP box of 50 for even less! $56.99 (recreation/training??)




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Old 08-25-2020, 11:48 AM
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I have placed a few orders through them this month. My first was on 8/7 and they notified me it was shipping on 8/22. When they say up to 15 days to ship your item....they mean it.
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Old 08-25-2020, 12:09 PM
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I looked up the 124gr HydroShok's and they were $24.99/box of 20.. I think that's what I was paying the last time I bought some at Bass Pro 4-5 years ago, so....

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I looked up my 30-06 hunting ammo. Federal wants $40.99 plus S&H my local Bass Pro wants $34.99 plus tax regularly. But if local places don't have it available, like now, and you need it... I will also say Buds had it for $29.99 plus shipping and Bass Pro had it on sale for the same amount. But again locally everything is wiped out, so when you need it it's nice to have another source as an option.
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Mike0251: I looked at .30 Carbine....$2.20+ per round!!!
That's insane! Midway had ammo cans (420rd?) of Korean milsurp recently. Don't remember price but was WAY cheaper.

Edit: just checked Ammoseek. Lots of it for $.37rd in 1080rd cans

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Old 08-25-2020, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, just ordered a case of 22lr at the same price at my LSG.
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My thanks also....picked up some .44 mag 270gr. soft points. Should be potent stuff out of my Marlin. They’re apparently a brand new load this year.
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