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Worst rimfire ammo purchase experience in my life.
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For several years, I’ve bought all my ammo from Targetsports, which provides top-quality service & usually the best prices.  But for the last two yrs, they’ve been out of my favorite brand, Aguila SV.  So I made the mistake of searching for a dealer who had it in stock, & had the bad luck to find it at Buds Gun Shop, which claims to be “America’s #1 Online Retailer of Guns & Ammo.”  Price was 8 cents/rd, as low as I’ve seen it, but twice the cost before the National Panic commenced.  I submitted two email requests to ask if there was a case price discount, but neither was answered, & no phone no. was listed on their website.  Those two facts should have warned me against dealing with them, but I ordered a case (5000) anyway.  How was it shipped?  100 individual 50 rd boxes dumped (not packed or stacked) into an oversize box loosely covered with a small piece of bubble wrap.  Amazingly, no ammo spilled out of the boxes, the result of Aguila’s well-constructed boxes, not Bud’s packaging.  Since then, I started a thread on the subject on RFC, & several other Buds customers reported similar negligence, suggesting my experience was not an isolated incident.

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sounds like a first and last experience with them. I will agree with you on target sports too, always darn good prices, fast shipping and well packed. I have found it worth while to join their ‘club’ for the annual price of, whatever it is- I can’t recall right now,to see if it worked out to get the free shipping. I am surprised that they always have a lower price for members, even if it’s only a couple bucks,but with the free shipping, I find myself ordering more frequently. I guess they have a good marketing department cause it worked on me

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Bill Hanzel said
sounds like a first and last experience with them. I will agree with you on target sports too, always darn good prices, fast shipping and well packed. I have found it worth while to join their ‘club’ for the annual price of, whatever it is- I can’t recall right now,to see if it worked out to get the free shipping. I am surprised that they always have a lower price for members, even if it’s only a couple bucks,but with the free shipping, I find myself ordering more frequently. I guess they have a good marketing department cause it worked on me

  

Bill,  I agree wholeheartedly, but over the last yr they seem to be having very unusual stocking problems.  I mean, if Buds is finding the Aguila, I don’t know why they can’t also.  I too bought one of the Prime memberships ($100) but have to say after 7 months, it hasn’t paid for itself & doesn’t look like it will, because they don’t have the ammo I need.  Since I always buy in case lots, I’d be getting the free shipping anyway.

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