Black tip 30-06 pricing

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Jiggle
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Black tip 30-06 pricing

Post by Jiggle » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:27 pm

I have approximately 400-500 rounds of AP 30-06 ammunition that I found hidden in my grandfather’s attic after he passed nearly a decade ago. It’s been sitting in my closet since, and I’m thinking of selling it to fund another project. However, I can’t seem to find a reliable source for pricing info. Headstamp is SL55, which I believe is St Louis 1955, which should be non-corrosive.

Anybody have an idea what this stuff is worth?

Gregg
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Post by Gregg » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:59 pm

About a buck a round is the asking price, and is should be non corrosive by that date.

better2have&notneed
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Post by better2have&notneed » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:26 pm

I had 400 rounds of 30.06 I sold about a year ago. 200 FMJ and 200 Black tip. I sold 24 rounds of FMJ in 3 clips at a gun show for $24.00, I kept 3 full clips of black tip for myself, and sold the remaining 352 to a friend of a friend for $175. Probably 75 of the 352 rounds had some corrosion.

I've been selling off lots of my oddball caliber ammo lately and have pretty good success selling on Armslist and nation-wide forums, and shipping it. Ammo has to go UPS ground, and you can easily get a quote on ups.com...box it tight so it doesn't rattle around, use the 20% off code and print the label at home, and print an ORMD label from ups.com and tape it on the box. I drop it off at a UPS hub by my house....just for example: six 20 round boxes of .400 Corbon cost $9.00 to ship in state....350 rounds of 7.62x25 was $11.00 to go to Louisiana.

Jiggle
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Post by Jiggle » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:15 pm

$1/rd is about what I expected. I see many online asking $2/rd, but it doesn’t appear anybody is buying at that price. Just trying to decide if it’s worth letting it go for that price.

P5 Guy
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Post by P5 Guy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 am

Ammo stored in a hot Florida attic?
:shock:

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Post by Flashooter22 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:57 am

$1 a round is pretty common. The market softened a few years ago when the CMP sold a bunch very cheap but it’s back where it was I believe.

Jiggle
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Post by Jiggle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 pm

P5 Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 am
Ammo stored in a hot Florida attic?
:shock:
Yep, and I have no idea how long it was there :shock:

There were a handful of rounds that showed a bit of corrosion, which I disposed of. The rest are fine, and I did fire a few to make sure they function.

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Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:27 am

Jiggle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 pm
P5 Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 am
Ammo stored in a hot Florida attic?
:shock:
Yep, and I have no idea how long it was there :shock:

There were a handful of rounds that showed a bit of corrosion, which I disposed of. The rest are fine, and I did fire a few to make sure they function.
What kind of corrosion??? I have tumbled more then a few rounds that had some corrosion and the rounds worked fine..

Jiggle
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Post by Jiggle » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:43 am

indy1919a4 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:27 am
Jiggle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 pm
P5 Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:44 am
Ammo stored in a hot Florida attic?
:shock:
Yep, and I have no idea how long it was there :shock:

There were a handful of rounds that showed a bit of corrosion, which I disposed of. The rest are fine, and I did fire a few to make sure they function.
What kind of corrosion??? I have tumbled more then a few rounds that had some corrosion and the rounds worked fine..
To be honest, I don’t remember, as it was almost ten years ago. But I do recall sorting through and finding maybe 10 or 15 rounds that I wouldn’t attempt to fire, so I got rid of them.

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