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chemman
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Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  21:57:18  Show Profile Send chemman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So Saturday is opening day for Elk in my area in Colorado. My 81 year old dad would like me to use his gun he and my grandfather both killed their first Elk. Problem is I need ammo, real soon. I am about 90 miles from Denver and am also willing to pay overnight shipping if anyone knows where I could buy a box or two of soft point bullets for this beauty.

Thanks

Chuck

Edited by - chemman on Oct 18 2016 21:58:14

WonderMan4
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USA
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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  01:12:47  Show Profile Send WonderMan4 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ammo like that is tough to find. Most of the manufacturers only do seasonal runs on it and when it runs out, it is good luck until next time.

I would think your saving grace would be a mom & pop hardware or something in that line.
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Shastaboat
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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  14:13:51  Show Profile Send Shastaboat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gunbroker.com has some listed.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Rifle-Ammunition/BI.aspx?Keywords=30-40+krag
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chemman
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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  16:10:13  Show Profile Send chemman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, for the suggestions. The ones on Gunbroker are either to expensive or I can't figure a way to get them here in 3 days. Probably will take a ride up to Kremmling, over through Granby and see what I might be able to find, could get lucky.

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WonderMan4
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USA
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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  16:19:37  Show Profile Send WonderMan4 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My BIL had a similar dilema last year. He bought a 25-35 and could not find ammo.

Finally, in a locally owned hardware store in a town 120 miles SE of us, he say some on the shelf.

He bought 5 boxes at $60/box.
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chemman
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USA
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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  16:55:19  Show Profile Send chemman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thought we had reloading dies for it when I was growing up. Wonder where they are? I may have to buy another set and find some brass. Until then I will keep an eye out. May see if I can take a trip to Leadville and Buena Vista, may get lucky and I like both those little towns. Offer to take my wife to the Golden Burro and she will be pestering me until we go. lol
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chemman
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USA
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Posted - Oct 20 2016 :  16:30:13  Show Profile Send chemman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
SCORE! Was going through Hot Sulfur Springs Colorado for my work. Thought about C&M Guns, swung by and they had TWO boxes of brand new Bitterroot Valley Ammunition 180gn solid point 30-40 Kraig ammunition.

I just need to print targets and go over to the Blue Valley Sportsman's Club and sight in the gun.

Woohoo!

Edited by - chemman on Oct 20 2016 16:31:19
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mtmuley
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Posted - Oct 20 2016 :  17:56:27  Show Profile Send mtmuley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow. BVAC has been out of business for awhile. Good for you. mtmuley
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WonderMan4
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USA
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Posted - Oct 20 2016 :  20:03:58  Show Profile Send WonderMan4 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, my congrats as well. I understand they are pumping out 300,000 rounds per week and are still running 4 weeks behind.
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mtmuley
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USA
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Posted - Oct 20 2016 :  20:07:23  Show Profile Send mtmuley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wonderman, BVAC is no longer. The original owner has moved on and started another company. mtmuley
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Shastaboat
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Posted - Oct 20 2016 :  21:00:33  Show Profile Send Shastaboat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great.
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WonderMan4
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USA
2849 Posts

Posted - Oct 20 2016 :  23:07:32  Show Profile Send WonderMan4 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You are right, Dale. The story I read was 2 years ago. Too bad the guy closed it down. Do you know why he did it?

Edited by - WonderMan4 on Oct 20 2016 23:14:21
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mtmuley
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USA
1816 Posts

Posted - Oct 22 2016 :  00:04:20  Show Profile Send mtmuley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From what I understand, Darren sold BVAC. The new owners could not keep the company together. As said, he has a new venture up and running. mtmuley
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Kosh75287
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Posted - Oct 22 2016 :  06:41:51  Show Profile Send Kosh75287 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The .25-35 and .30-40 Krag are two cartridges for which reloading makes a world of sense.

God bless Jeff Cooper

Carpe SCOTCH!
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