Feeler: South African .308 Battle Packs

Discussion in 'Non Hi-Point Classifieds' started by bersa2, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. bersa2

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    I've been thinking of getting out of the .308 game. I have 4 of the battle packs of .308 in my collection still, as well as 90 rounds of Indian, 80 rounds of Silver Bear and 80 rounds of Colt silver steel.

    Prices seem to be all over for the packs, $99.99 to $349.

    Granted things of value only are worth what someone will pay, so the price tags of the web are by no means the true value of a thing.

    Anybody purchased one recently? Been thinking about one recently?
    Seen one a gun show?

    Just looking for info or opinions, no hard sell. Not even sure I can give up my HK baby, just got some things the family needs and wants.
     
  2. Atomic_Ed

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    Battle packs have a fairly loose definition. Have a more detailed description?

    If your thinking of getting rid of your H&K, send me a PM. Maybe we can work out a buy and hold for you.
     

  3. ajole

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    I'd give you 50 cents a bullet.

    I'm cheap. :p
     
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  5. bersa2

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    South African .308 Battle packs. 140 of ball R1M1 rounds in that fun polymer bag.
    Google can provide you an image if needed.
     
  6. bersa2

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  7. ajole

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  9. bersa2

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    Thank you Swaga for skipping my Google skipping.
    Ajole, thank for finding my $.04 difference.
     
  10. bersa2

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    Alright, so at $99.95 how many people are jumping at the fine opportunity? It is brass ammo, non corrosive. Last I bought .308 it was $10 shipped for 20 steel cased. Colt from Sportsmansguide.com. The same Colt ammo is $10.99 for non club members before shipping. Membership has it's privileges.
     
  11. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I'm here to help.....;)
    But I have no .308......
     
  12. Dane

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    7.62x51 in walmart is as low as $10 for twenty. Brass case , M80 NATO, or non-NATO ZQI brand.

    Also, Palmetto frequently has Federal brass 20/$10 too.

    When you figure prices out , let me know.
     
  13. Dane

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    Walmart beats that pricing for brass and is usually readily available.
     
  14. Think1st

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    I think that the battle packs command a bit of a premium because they allow longer term storage. It's the only reason I ever buy them.
     
  15. Dane

    Dane Supporting Member

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    Could probably use kitchen vacuum sealer and get longer storage too on regular ammo.
     
  16. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    True, but you wouldn't know how long regular ammo has been 'out there'.
    These battle packs where factory sealed right after production and probably good for 50+ years if not longer.
    But then again, I know very little about ammo storage or deterioration except the obvious.
     
  17. undeRGRound

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    Got some PMC battle packs (556) and steel cans of Russian .223 :D
    Highly recommended for long-term storage! ;)
     
  18. Think1st

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    Already have those. :D
     
  19. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    If I had a 7.62 x 51 I would be interested, but alas I have no 7.62 rifles. Pity me. :wah:
     
  20. ajole

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    That's what ammo cans are for.:p

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