TTAG Ammo Contest Winner: Tom in Oregon

Ammo receipt 10.25.13 (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Matt in FL was kind/bored enough to keep track of all the entries in our How Much Did RF Pay for His Ammo? contest. [Click here for the full list.] And the winner is . . . Tom in Oregon. I paid $1413.64 at Red’s Indoor Range in Pfleugerville, Texas. “Tom was only $5.83 off your final price,” Matt reveals, “and he didn’t go over. The next closest post-tax person was at $1421—$7.36 away and he went over. (You didn’t specify ‘without going over’ but Tom would still win if you had.) The closest person who specified pretax was more than $30 away, at $1270. So Tom in Oregon gets the ammo, without question.” If Tom emails us at [email protected] specifying which 100 rounds he’d like—9mm, 5.56, 5.7 or .22—we’ll send it post haste. Thanks for playing!


  1. avatar Swarf says:

    Heh. Good job, Tom.

  2. avatar DJ9 says:

    Congrats, Tom!

    Good price on most of it, but Walmart and several other shops around here are selling Fed bulk-pack 55 grain 5.56mm for $450/1000.

    Is the 9mm Premium FMJ some kind of L.E. practice/qual load?

    Thanks for the contest and nice prize, RF!

  3. avatar matt brown says:

    Ha, I’ll take second place it was fun. I’m glad my $1421 was even in the ballpark!

  4. avatar Nine says:

    Congrats Tom.

    Feel like sharing?

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Of course!
      I’ll take anybody shooting anytime. Got a nice place 29 miles from my house with a small mountain as a backstop. I use old doors for 1,000 yard plus plinking.
      Bonus is the chanterelles are exploding up there. Harvested 50 pounds in two hours.

      1. avatar Nine says:

        That sounds awesome actually, too bad I’m in Florida…

      2. avatar BlinkyPete says:

        God I love chanterelles. Congrats dude!

  5. avatar dwb says:

    good job, Tom.

    Getting to prove that ammo is still ridiculously expensive**, priceless. (there is a pun in there somewhere)

    ** a friend emailed me just a week ago: since when is a brick of .22 LR ammo $40??!!

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      Since it came down in price from $60.

      It’s insane.

  6. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Hot diggity dawg!

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  7. avatar RandallOfLegend says:

    Damn, the Federal 5.56 did me in. I would have been soooo close.


    1. avatar rsalaud says:

      He overpaid. GT Distributors has 1000 5.56 on sale for $400.

  8. avatar Don says:

    Robert owns something that shoots 5.7×28?

    1. avatar Hugh Glass says:

      He did. . . Unfortunately he lost it in a boating accident.

  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Thanks a bunch guys. Very generous of you.


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    2. avatar Chris says:

      Very impressive! Congrats, enjoy it!

  10. avatar Stephen Rivera says:

    Dang it! My SWAG guess was 1417.22+tax. I toyed with the idea of just leaving it at that number without saying+tax. too!

  11. avatar jimmie says:

    And that right there is the reason i might be a huge time sink but its time i get to spend with my son as i teach him how.its also the only reason i can shoot my 300 blackout and my 22tcm.

  12. avatar James1000 says:

    I suppose Matt in Fl has to be good for something! (Don’t flame me. I am seriously being sarcastic)

  13. avatar Excedrine says:

    Congrats, you lucky S.O.B., you.

  14. avatar jwm says:

    He owns a Big Fiddy. Has access to a private range. Goes to Africa for dream hunts. Wins free ammo on the innertubes.

    He doesn’t always drink beer. But when he does……..

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Yeah, I’ve decided that if he and I ever meet, he’s going to buy me a beer, because his life is already good enough.

  15. avatar CoryJ says:


    My home town, and Red’s has a decent range.

  16. avatar tommy says:

    What’s next, how much ya crapped after thanksgiving?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Favorite Thanksgiving Unicorn Recipes.

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