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Wideners is advertising new IMI .308 brass at $176 per thousand -- that's 17 cents per case.

Anyone familiar with the quality of IMI? Even if it's not match quality, that seems like a pretty good deal -- new brass for the price of once-fired. Any reason not to do it?

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IMI is good stuff.

Not Lapua, or Norma, but on par with Lake City. I'd say slightly better, but VERY slightly.

Given my choice of Federal or IMI, I'd ALWAYS pick IMI.

Back in the old days, when Wideners was selling Fabrique Nationalle primed 308 brass, that's what I used by the pallet. 70 bucks delivered per thou, 60 if you caught it on sale ;D That stuff WAS match grade - ran my first sniper course with it providing 1/3 MOA groups. All that to say that I've done a LOT of business with Wideners. They're great folks, never had a single problem.

So why don't I jump all over that deal - it's been like that for years- and get a bunch? Last time I bought 308 brass, I got 7000 new WRA 64 casings at 70 bucks per K (plus shipping, which was reasonable) and I can't bring myself to pay that.

Not yet.
 

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Bravo,

man, that's a lot of brass....

Thanks for the info. I shoot every week, but not THAT much. A K or two will do me (after all, you can reload each one a bunch a times).

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I this a sale or signs of things to come?

Seems to me ammo prices really took a huge jump in recent years much like the housing and oil DID. Supposedly this was because of skyrocketing metal prices, specifically copper. Now that housing, oil, and lots of other things except food have come tumbling down is ammo next? I just read yesterday about a Chinese copper company reporting record losses.

...Oooorrrr, ...... Are the inflated ammo prices as a result of something else?

Seems to me that ammo should have had a huge leap from 2001 to 2003 due to military activities in A-stan and Iraq, but it wasn't until late 2006 where the bulk of activity started to wind down. It took that long for suppliers to mark up price due to demand? Supossedly ammo jumped b/c the demand of copper and it's rising cost. I have a hard time buying that one b/c surplus ammo, well is surplus from years ago. How does old ammo, made years-decades ago go up immediately based on a raw material metal that just took a spike?

Either way during a recession, even a really bad one, prices on certain things either go up, inflation, or come down, deflation. Items that have been over inflated over the years, housing, fuels, METALS, and just about anything associated with the expansions of such, are taking a dive. Things that make us run, i.e. food, something that has remained low for many years, are going up.

Unfortunately, just like gas, when the raw material for that product goes up the end product goes up along with it (speculators-gotta love them). But when the raw materials for that product dumps it always seem that it comes down like a feather.
 

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Copper is down lower than in November 2005 and Lead has dropped almost two thirds from its peak.
 

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Unfortunately, they don't do business in Alabama (WTF). It is great brass, I have about 800+ left from my last buy. Get it while you can :2cents:
 

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I like their bulk bullet deals, buying 5k .223 at a time makes sense, 2k in .30 cals also. Takes the pain out of shooting somewhat.
 

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Mickeyc, If ALL gun owners DON'T vote McCain, it may well be the best deal you have had this year. :mad:
 

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I've been trying to tell Bravo the same thing.
 

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Sure, make it my fault.

Just because you fellows want to vote for a socialist with anti-constitutional leanings, JUST BECAUSE HE HAS A (R) BESIDE HIS NAME, doesn't make non-socialists bad.

It makes the vast majority of amirikan residents unworthy of calling themselves American Citizens.
 

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I knew that would get a response. :)
 

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Sure, make it my fault.

Just because you fellows want to vote for a socialist with anti-constitutional leanings, JUST BECAUSE HE HAS A (R) BESIDE HIS NAME, doesn't make non-socialists bad.

It makes the vast majority of amirikan residents unworthy of calling themselves American Citizens.
Bravo,

what makes the man a socialist?

and if he's a socialist, what is obama?

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Bravo, what makes the man a socialist?
and if he's a socialist, what is obama?
C'mon.... look at the mans voting record!
Let's see here - a good "for instance" is that he's pro illegal alien, so much so that he thought it good to give them social security.

That's ONE. If you examine his voting record, the words "self-evident" come to mind.

What's ospama? Communist.

ETA: I don't use that word without a reason. The Communist Manifesto is short (which is good, 'cause it's a rambling mess) but outlines all the planks in the communist platform.

Examine the Communist Manifesto, and tell me where ospama differs from the espoused platform with any significance.
 
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