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Z71bill
10-19-2008, 10:18
Just a heads up

Someone posted on another thread about picking up some 7.62x39 ammo at Academy for $2.99 a box -

I just got back from there - the $2.99 price is correct -

Its Monarch brand - and from what I have read it is made by Barnaul - they sell under their own brand and also manufacture Brown Bear.

It looks exactly like Brown Bear - which has always performed just fine in my AKs.

APD
10-19-2008, 17:45
Sounds like I have a destination for my day off coming up. Thanks for the info.:wavey:

MikeLadner
10-20-2008, 00:19
Yep. Going by there later today to see if they have any.

For what it's worth, that's all I've fired in my AK and it's good ammo.

Traveling
10-20-2008, 04:12
http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=content&target=products/outdoors/hunting/ammunition/target_shooting&start=10&selectedSKU=0324-03600-7639

In store is different?

Z71bill
10-20-2008, 14:26
http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=content&target=products/outdoors/hunting/ammunition/target_shooting&start=10&selectedSKU=0324-03600-7639

In store is different?

The store by my house (Houston) had the old $4.86 price tag on the display shelf - I thought CRAP its not really true -

On my way out I passed by one of those electronic self check scanner things - and figured I was worth a shot - I took a box over and ran it under the scanner - it came up $2.99 - so I went back to the counter and ask if they had any cases that were not opened - they had 3 - so I left with all of them -

BTW they consider a case to be 25 boxes / 500 rounds.

MikeLadner
10-20-2008, 21:41
Local store was running low, the clerk said they're clearing it out and won't be getting anymore (?)

Anyhow, they had 144 boxes. I was planning on buying 100 before I got there, but the wife recommended that I buy all of it, so I bought it to add to the 1k I had. I only have one rifle that fires 7.62 so I think I've got enough... for now.

Now I need more .223, 9m and .45.

Traveling
10-21-2008, 06:39
Any idea of how I can order and have it shipped?

awcrooks
10-21-2008, 07:49
Any idea of how I can order and have it shipped?

Academy does not do online ordering.

MikeLadner
10-21-2008, 09:19
The next best thing is probably www.aimsurplus.com

They've been having 700 round cans for $129 and 1000 round cases of Wolf for $179

Z71bill
10-21-2008, 10:05
Ammoman.com just put in a price increase - they are $209 a case now -("free" shipping still)

I ordered a case of Golden Tiger from them Thursday it was only $199 -

tommy05
10-21-2008, 12:04
i bought 8 cases at the my nearby academy :D.....4k rounds, thats my obama stash

Z71bill
10-21-2008, 12:39
i bought 8 cases at the my nearby academy :D.....4k rounds, thats my obama stash


I am almost glad that Academy only had 3 full cases when I was there - Not sure I could have walked away and left any behind -

Texas357
10-22-2008, 08:37
The guy at my store said it isn't a clearance, it is the sale price that will last "through December," and that the stores will be getting more. I want to believe him, mostly because I couldn't afford to clean out all they had at my store. They had pyramids of the little boxes built up on the gun counter, with a sign on top with the new price.

GHOSTDAWG
10-22-2008, 13:14
The guy at my store said it isn't a clearance, it is the sale price that will last "through December," and that the stores will be getting more. I want to believe him, mostly because I couldn't afford to clean out all they had at my store. They had pyramids of the little boxes built up on the gun counter, with a sign on top with the new price.
That's what I was also told also at my store in Abilene. That "CCTX", Chorpus or Colorado City?

Texas357
10-22-2008, 13:56
That's what I was also told also at my store in Abilene. That "CCTX", Chorpus or Colorado City?

Corpus Christi

deadday
10-22-2008, 14:18
Just a heads up

Someone posted on another thread about picking up some 7.62x39 ammo at Academy for $2.99 a box -

I just got back from there - the $2.99 price is correct -

Its Monarch brand - and from what I have read it is made by Barnaul - they sell under their own brand and also manufacture Brown Bear.

It looks exactly like Brown Bear - which has always performed just fine in my AKs.

Monarch is made by PRVI Partisan...






drew

Z71bill
10-22-2008, 14:50
Monarch is made by PRVI Partisan...






drew

Some calibers are made my PRVI Partisan :dunno:

But the 7.62x39 is made by Barnual - I know this is true because I have both sitting right here -

The packing case looks the exact same -

The inside box is the exact same style (only the printing is different)

The inside wrapper is the exact same

The bullet, primer & even the stamp on the bottom of the case is the exact same -

But look at the picture on the Barnaul web site - look close at pic #1 & 3 - I wonder why Barnaul has pictures of Monarch ammo on their web site?

http://www.barnaulammunition.com/products.htm

TheGrimReaper
10-24-2008, 09:40
Yea, myelf and a buddy went yesterday and bought 4000 rounds. It was marked on the shelf at $2.99. Good deal now days...

awcrooks
10-24-2008, 14:24
Went yesterday and had no luck. Everything was gone. However the guy told me to check back today since they were getting another load of stuff so we'll see!

brickboy240
10-24-2008, 14:46
Bought 2000 rounds yesterday...thats all the Academy near my office had in stock. Bought another 500 rounds at the store near my home...again...it was all they had left. Both stores said they were expecting shipments any day.

Cool...now I can drag the 4 SKSs out of the safe and lay off the 22s for a while. Happy, happy...joy, joy! LOL

Buy now before Obama is annointed Socialist Amerika Dictator! LOL

- Brickboy240

APD
10-24-2008, 15:10
Yea, myelf and a buddy went yesterday and bought 4000 rounds. It was marked on the shelf at $2.99. Good deal now days...

Holy moly 4,000 rounds? YOu are my hero, I have to nickel and dime ammo one box at a time!
Good for you.:rock:

APD
10-24-2008, 15:11
double tap

mrhoes
10-24-2008, 15:19
If you talk to the right people they will hold some for you, when it comes in. I got 2,000 yesterday and have a total of 3,600 rounds. At this price It makes me want to get more.

Palouse
10-24-2008, 15:22
I invested in .223 rifles: Sig 556 and Mini-14. Going to get rid of the Mini. I just dropped $259 on 1k rounds of 5.56 Wolf. Poking around on the internet for the last month and looking at this thread, I wish I'd gotten an AK.

awcrooks
10-24-2008, 15:52
Woot! The Academy got a lot more in stock so I purchased 2k rounds. Now they need to do the same deal with the .223 :cool:

mrhoes
10-24-2008, 18:19
now they need to do the same deal with the .223 :cool:

x2!!!!:cool:

eraser24
10-24-2008, 19:21
i just got 2000 rounds also, im going to get 500 to 1000 rounds more next month when they get their new shipment in ,this is an awesome price!!! AK-47 RULE!!!!!!!!!!!

darkavenger
10-26-2008, 15:22
Is this ammo FMJ or HP?

Texas357
10-26-2008, 15:49
123grain FMJ

I'M Glockamolie
10-29-2008, 12:11
Bought a case today in Houston. There were at least 20 cases out where I could see them, and probably another several cases worth out in individual boxes.

brickboy240
10-29-2008, 13:11
have you noticed that Academy's price on Monarch 5.45 is about 8.99 a box and Monarch 223 was around 6.99?

Kinda kills the idea of getting an AR or Polish Tantal for me....especially since my 3 SKSs shoot the same caliber.

Yep, the AK rules!! LOL

- Brickboy240

Z71bill
10-30-2008, 18:57
The local Academy in Houston was sold out of full cases - I did not feel like messing with individual boxes -

But later in the day I was driving through College Station (Home of Texas A&M University) I spotted an Academy store and figured it was worth a shot -

They had at least 25 cases of 7.62x39 - what a sight to see.

I put 1,000 rounds in the cart and was heading to the checkout when my wife stopped me -

She said looks like they had a couple cases - so I tell her - they have at least 25 more - so she says - "YOU BETTER GET AN EXTRA ONE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT" :wow: - :hearts: So I turned the cart around and got an extra 500 rounds.

My plan was to have a total of 10,000 rounds for the AKs before the election - this puts me well over that - :milestone::banana:

AnimalK
10-30-2008, 20:59
Picked up a case today. Plan on another next week.

APD
10-31-2008, 07:37
The local Academy in Houston was sold out of full cases - I did not feel like messing with individual boxes -

But later in the day I was driving through College Station (Home of Texas A&M University) I spotted an Academy store and figured it was worth a shot -

They had at least 25 cases of 7.62x39 - what a sight to see.

I put 1,000 rounds in the cart and was heading to the checkout when my wife stopped me -

She said looks like they had a couple cases - so I tell her - they have at least 25 more - so she says - "YOU BETTER GET AN EXTRA ONE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT" :wow: - :hearts: So I turned the cart around and got an extra 500 rounds.

My plan was to have a total of 10,000 rounds for the AKs before the election - this puts me well over that - :milestone::banana:

You have a real winner there.
I have to sneak away and buy my ammo and smuggle it into the house like its porn to avoid the whining.:shocked:

nsabjg
10-31-2008, 16:29
Pensacola Acadamy has 20,000+ at least. Price untill Dec.

Z71bill
11-02-2008, 17:03
Pensacola Acadamy has 20,000+ at least. Price untill Dec.


I stopped in to the Academy in College Station today (Sunday 11/2) -

I counted 75+ cases of 500 - the price was $4.86 a box -

I ask the guy behind the counter - he said the sale ended today -

So I say - you have over 75 cases - it will take you a year to sell all of these - how about selling me a few at the sale price?

No can do - corporate sets the price -

Looks like in Texas the price has gone back up.

flyandscuba
11-02-2008, 17:13
If P'cola still honors that sale price -- I'm getting 5K tomorrow!

Texas357
11-03-2008, 08:31
Well, it was fun while it lasted. What will the next sale be?

hankfan79
11-03-2008, 12:02
Called Academy in Pensacola today. The sale is now over!! Price went back up to $4.86 a box.. :shocked: :crying:

tpr7304
11-05-2008, 22:26
Ammoman.com just put in a price increase - they are $209 a case now -("free" shipping still)

I ordered a case of Golden Tiger from them Thursday it was only $199 -

Ammoman is now up to $229 for 1000 rounds of Wolf 7.62x39. Incredible.

flyandscuba
11-07-2008, 06:36
Now $249 per 1K. And they've temporarily stopped taking orders to "catch up".

Line Rider
11-07-2008, 07:56
I went to the one of the Academy Sports stores Wednesday at about 9:00 am after working all night and 4 hours of OT. I asked the sales guy about the price on the 7.62 x 39 and he said it a had gone off sale. Then the dept. manager came by and said they had sold "their numbers at the price". I like
WTH! I didn't say a word I just quitely left. :steamed:

Academy had lost my business for good.

Punkkin
11-07-2008, 08:04
Ammoman is now up to $229 for 1000 rounds of Wolf 7.62x39. Incredible.

If you want to see something funny check out the 7.62 x 39 price over at CTD. :rofl:

Z71bill
11-07-2008, 09:06
This is a good place to find ammo deals -

http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=7.62x39

ddbtoth
11-07-2008, 20:15
If you want to see something funny check out the 7.62 x 39 price over at CTD. :rofl:

Yeah--they are burning some customer support right now--not a good thing to do in this climate.

Line Rider
11-08-2008, 04:03
As of this morning at 0400 CST CTD had Wolf Black Box at $6.78 a box. Yesterday is was over $7.00 a box.

These guys are smoking crack. :steamed:


AIM Surplus is still running HOT SHOT on b/o for $129.00 per 700 rd tin, which is $184.28 per 1000.

nsabjg
11-08-2008, 10:21
Aim has 700rnd tins for $129.95. Thats .18 cent a round or $185.64 per 1000.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/7_62x39.html

txgunguy
11-10-2008, 19:41
You guys should have seen my face when i walked into the actual CTD store today. They had 500 round packs of wolf for $199. Not 1000 rounds... A 500 round pack. I just laughed and left.

Jack Greenwell
03-10-2010, 22:42
Does anyone know if the monarch is 1. Corrosive and 2. reliable

98_1LE
03-10-2010, 23:36
I miss the $3.87 per box CCI Blazer 9mm Academy had for a long time.

Z71bill
03-11-2010, 09:49
Does anyone know if the monarch is 1. Corrosive and 2. reliable

The 7.62 x 39 Monarch is manufactured for Academy by Barnaul.

IIRC - Barnaul and Wolf are two different companies - located in the same city. They use the same components - powder/bullets/primers. :dunno:

It is non-corrosive and has always been 100% reliable in my AKs.


Strange to see a thread I created back in 10/2008 all of a sudden pop back up. I was hoping that Academy was running another $2.99 a box sale.

Think those days are gone :crying:

Jack Greenwell
03-11-2010, 09:57
The 7.62 x 39 Monarch is manufactured for Academy by Barnaul.

IIRC - Barnaul and Wolf are two different companies - located in the same city. They use the same components - powder/bullets/primers. :dunno:

It is no-corrosive and has always been 100% reliable in my AKs.


Strange to see a thread I created back in 10/2008 all of a sudden pop back up. I was hoping that Academy was running another $2.99 a box sale.

Think those days are gone :crying:

5.50 bucks a box is still not that bad, thanks for the info.

Mr.Pliskin
03-11-2010, 21:14
Strange to see a thread I created back in 10/2008 all of a sudden pop back up. I was hoping that Academy was running another $2.99 a box sale.

Think those days are gone :crying:

MAN, I was about to wake up my 2 yrold and take her to Academy to buy some ammo.

Dam Necro

Texas357
03-11-2010, 21:25
MAN, I was about to wake up my 2 yrold and take her to Academy to buy some ammo.

Dam Necro

Got me too, and I don't own anything that shoots 7.62x39

vildayyan2003
03-11-2010, 22:16
MAN, I was about to wake up my 2 yrold and take her to Academy to buy some ammo.

Dam Necro
Clerics are still better!

rem2429
03-12-2010, 18:41
The most accurate load out of my youg sks is this stuff.