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Old 03-20-2021, 09:47 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever bought ammo from Optics Plant or Optics and Ammo? Good/bad? Are they legit?
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:52 PM   #2
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I almost bought or tried to buy from Optics & Ammo. Luckily I did a search on the business and saw all the negative reviews and complaints on the BBB
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Old 03-20-2021, 10:17 PM   #3
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I’ve used optics planet many times. Wife also has gotten camera gear from them. Never had any issues.
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Old 03-20-2021, 10:18 PM   #4
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Bought truckloads of stuff of from Optics Planet, and love em.
Seems some have shipping issues with them, but I've never had a single problem.
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Old 03-20-2021, 10:27 PM   #5
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Backorder Planet? I've bought from them, it's hit or miss.
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Old 03-20-2021, 11:46 PM   #6
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Optics Planet is legit, you just never know when you will get your stuff.
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Old 03-21-2021, 12:26 AM   #7
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Iím waiting for an order right now. Might be a while, but I saved a few hundred, so it works out.
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Old 03-21-2021, 12:46 AM   #8
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Not a big fan. We have bought ammo from them but there shipping was pretty slow.
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Old 03-21-2021, 01:14 AM   #9
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I ordered months ago. I get emails every so often about my order it continuously gets pushed back on delivery date, now the delivery date is June. As of now I’m riding it to see if it ever gets delivered. It was an order if .17hmr and 168gr .308. I won’t order again and prepared to cut my losses of $100 or so. Well aware of the ammo shortage. Luckily I’m not in a bind so it really doesn’t affect me. Good luck.
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Old 03-21-2021, 04:08 AM   #10
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Bought my vortex from there. No ammo yet.
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Old 03-21-2021, 05:14 AM   #11
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Bought a camera from there no issues. I have some ammo backordered that hopefully I will receive in June. Not holding my breath but keeping my order because hard to find Hornady ELD-X ammo in 3006 178gr
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Old 03-21-2021, 07:01 AM   #12
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Ordered a sight from there and the wrong one was shipped. Their explanation was that the one I wanted was out, so they shipped a similar one. Completely different base, etc. Had ordered a scope w/o any issues before that. Not rolling the dice again with them.
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Old 03-21-2021, 07:28 AM   #13
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Ordered a sight from there and the wrong one was shipped. Their explanation was that the one I wanted was out, so they shipped a similar one. Completely different base, etc. Had ordered a scope w/o any issues before that. Not rolling the dice again with them.
Itís a good thing you did not need a new windshield in a Ford F150 and they were out and sent the windshield for a Taurus.....

You know, both are Fords so they are bound to be interchangeable.
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Old 03-21-2021, 07:36 AM   #14
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Optics Planet yes. Took forever. Palmetto State Armory has been one of the best. Although, I have used several in the last few months. Ammunition Depot has also been pretty good.
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Old 03-21-2021, 08:10 AM   #15
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The one time I bought from Optics Planet, I wasn’t sure they were ever going to ship it. It almost seemed liked a little bait and switch on what they showed in stock vs. what they really had. This wasn’t ammo either, something that wasn’t in high demand.

It left a bad taste in my mouth and I doubt I would use them again if there was another option.
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Old 03-21-2021, 08:26 AM   #16
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Iíve purchased reloading bullets from them recently and they shipped in a timely manner. No complaints here.


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Old 03-21-2021, 08:47 AM   #17
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I put in an order with them last December for some 6.5 Grendel. Given the current situation, I thought the price was really good. I completely forgot about that order until a few weeks ago when I was going thru the emails. I hadn't received it yet! Upon further investigation, it turns out its only back order until at least July
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Old 03-21-2021, 01:35 PM   #18
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Backorder Planet? I've bought from them, it's hit or miss.
Lol. That is definitely an appropriate name. Anytime Iíve been surprised they had something in stock and ordered it... I get an email a couple days later saying they donít have it but can be backordered. You would think I wouldíve learned, but that has happened to me like 5 times.
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Old 03-21-2021, 04:30 PM   #19
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Lol. That is definitely an appropriate name. Anytime Iíve been surprised they had something in stock and ordered it... I get an email a couple days later saying they donít have it but can be backordered. You would think I wouldíve learned, but that has happened to me like 5 times.
Yeah, but in my case, they didn't even let me know they didn't have it.

I followed up on it 2-3 weeks later and that when I learned they didn't have it. Weird thing was, they still showed it in stock on their website.

If I remember right, they card your CC card up front as well.

It was a bad experience all around.
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Old 03-21-2021, 05:50 PM   #20
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Yeah, but in my case, they didn't even let me know they didn't have it.

I followed up on it 2-3 weeks later and that when I learned they didn't have it. Weird thing was, they still showed it in stock on their website.

If I remember right, they card your CC card up front as well.

It was a bad experience all around.
Interesting. I mentioned I forgot about buying it until a few months later. I got to thinking about it at the time and I believe it didn't say it was in stock.
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Old 03-21-2021, 09:42 PM   #21
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I appreciate all the feedback, I am glad I asked. I think I’ll take a hard pass.
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Old 03-22-2021, 06:07 PM   #22
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I appreciate all the feedback, I am glad I asked. I think Iíll take a hard pass.

If they have what you want at the price you want it for order it. If they update and say itís back order you can just cancel from your orders page.


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