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Looked at ammo prices lately?

Post by Falstaff » January 7th 2021, 1:19pm

They began to creep up as Biden's chances to win the big prize started to improve. A 50 rnd. box of cheap, steel cased 115 gr. Russian 9mm plinking ammo that used to sell for $8 - $10 bx. is now around $50. Similar pricing across the board on all calibers and pack sizes.
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Post by Watch Noob » January 7th 2021, 1:26pm

Sold out at the places I normally purchase from and the prices are ridiculous. I guess you can thank the party that wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment. Good thing I'm stocked up :mrgreen:
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Post by Falstaff » January 7th 2021, 2:00pm

Watch Noob wrote:
January 7th 2021, 1:26pm
Sold out at the places I normally purchase from and the prices are ridiculous. I guess you can thank the party that wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment. Good thing I'm stocked up :mrgreen:
Yup - everybody is selling out just as fast as they can re-stock - even at these inflated prices. As you say, if you ain't already stocked up, prepare to get poor doing so.
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Post by biglove » January 7th 2021, 3:37pm

Happened when Obama took office, too. And guess what, our guns and ammo were never taken from us.

Is akin to people buying TP during a pandemic.
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Post by Watch Noob » January 7th 2021, 3:51pm

I know this has been happening for the past several years. Last time around it was the Gov't buying up everything, what is it now? Any light on the horizon to get stock back at normal prices? A buck a round for 9mm 115g hp is fuckin re-donk-ulous
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Post by bbattle » January 7th 2021, 4:28pm

Firearm sales went sky high after Reagan got shot over concerns of gun bans. Then they went sky high just before the assault weapons ban. (Feinstein with her finger on the trigger of that AK-47 was worrisome)
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Now that prices have fallen below cloud level, it's time for them to go back up. And a new assault weapons ban is probably not far off.

Same thing happened with tulip bulb prices a couple hundred years ago.

And with baseball cards. And with beanie babies. And Rolex watches.

Naturally, there's a segment of the population convinced their stash of Inviktas will be worth millions Real Soon Now™.

I remember the guys setting up shop in motel rooms to buy your silver back when the Hunt brothers were trying to corner the market. Price got up to ~$50 an ounce then the bottom fell out.

The gold guys never fail to come out whenever the economy goes up or down. Better to own a gun and rob the guy that bought all that gold. :-)

Ten years ago, you couldn't find .22 ammo anywhere and if somebody got it in stock, it was gone that day. Who shoots that many rats? or beer cans?

I work in a building right next to a pistol range that also caters to all law enforcement in the area. One day, they must've fired off a few thousand rounds in a matter of minutes. I thought WWIII had begun in my backyard. Someone said that since it was the end of the year, a lot of officers had ammo to burn. I can't imagine what it will be like when the new FBI facility is up and running. Today, the Army was firing artillery rounds. Boom! Boom! Boom, Boom, Boom!
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Post by bedlam » January 7th 2021, 5:25pm

bbattle wrote:
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Ten years ago, you couldn't find .22 ammo anywhere and if somebody got it in stock, it was gone that day. Who shoots that many rats? or beer cans?
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Post by codguy » January 7th 2021, 5:30pm

A lot of it is due to the Democrat rhetoric that new gun laws will be forth coming, that and other reasons (defunding of law enforcement, ammo tax, magazine capacity ban, etc) have sparked alot of first time firearm buyers including two friends and............a sibling of mine whom previously wanted nothing to do with firearms.

All those first time firearm owners have been purchasing ammunition that would have otherwise been available to others previously. Supply and demand.
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Post by Watch Noob » January 7th 2021, 8:02pm

codguy wrote:
January 7th 2021, 5:30pm
A lot of it is due to the Democrat rhetoric that new gun laws will be forth coming, that and other reasons (defunding of law enforcement, ammo tax, magazine capacity ban, etc) have sparked alot of first time firearm buyers including two friends and............a sibling of mine whom previously wanted nothing to do with firearms.

All those first time firearm owners have been purchasing ammunition that would have otherwise been available to others previously. Supply and demand.
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Post by Ofcmark » January 8th 2021, 5:27am

A lot of the ammunition manufacturers claim that during the shut down they were considered nonessential so they became behind, then the fear because of the riots and looting started which pushed people to buy firearms for the first time and stockpile ammunition and created a shortage.
Personally I think there’s a lot of Price gouging going on and there should be an investigation done and those that Were gouging Prosecuted but because theres alot of anti-gunner right now that’ll never happen
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Post by codguy » January 8th 2021, 7:23am

Since I roll my own, I am currently set. Though component prices have increased, it has do so at a lesser level than paying for factory manufactured.
Everything is still available.....except for my favorite primers. :(

As the officer Mark stated, alot of gouging is going on....but I believe most of the gouging is from individual profiteers whom were buying the stuff up by the case loads and now trying to triple/quadruple their investment at gun shows or internet (Gunbroker, etc. type sites).
I just hope people remember whom was boinking them when ammo prices eventually drop to some degree.

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Idiotic Seattle & Tacoma passed a ammo tax of 5¢ a round & $25 per firearm to pay for some sort of social program. So law abiding residents simply traveled outside of city limits for their purchases.

Honestly, I am bracing for huge nation wide tax increases on ammo, firearms and components in the future. And no doubt others are as well.

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Here is a short video by a large U.S. manufacturer trying to dispel some of the rhetoric they are hearing;

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Post by Nuvolari » January 8th 2021, 10:57pm

A friend of mine with a very nice reloading machine use to admonish me for wasting the resource of casings when I’d simply buying new rounds for any outing. “What, are you made of fucking money?! Let me reload those for you, dumbass!”, he gently encouraged.

So I did. And the dude knows his way around the right weight & use of medium or slow-burn rate powder, this primer versus that, and a shitload of “Winchester” brass... just a whole damn ‘black art’ that is beyond me. But he cranks out great reloads for my simple .380 and still-simple slightly-longer 9mm needs.

That, and my 12 gauge shells. He gave me one of those magnets on a stick to easily reclaim my shotgun shells from the range or clay shoots and then reloads them for me.

Basically, I’d give him about $200 (-/+) over the course of the year for restocking his powder, primer, wadding, & brass et. al. and he supplied me with generously excessive amount of ammunition. I haven’t seen him in well over a year but I’ve still got “reserves” everywhere, primarily because I also haven’t been to the range or even looked at a shotgun in over a year...

I’m grateful for my buddy, Sergio - because reloads are a lot like my granddad’s special pasta sauce recipe: Sure, sure, you know all the ingredients - but Lord forbid you ever add not quite enough of ‘this’ or just a touch too much of ‘that’ and then suddenly it’s all “whassamadda for you!? Basta! Get ouda da kitchen!”
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Post by Falstaff » January 9th 2021, 10:32am

Ofcmark wrote:
January 8th 2021, 5:27am
A lot of the ammunition manufacturers claim that during the shut down they were considered nonessential so they became behind, then the fear because of the riots and looting started which pushed people to buy firearms for the first time and stockpile ammunition and created a shortage.
Personally I think there’s a lot of Price gouging going on and there should be an investigation done and those that Were gouging Prosecuted but because theres alot of anti-gunner right now that’ll never happen
You are absolutely correct about the price gouging. Again, $8 bx. 9mm selling for $50? If they could make a profit at $8 bx., then.... Pricing is sky-high across the board, whether on imports or from domestic mfrs. - steel, aluminum or brass cased. Even commercial reloads are outrageous. Supply and demand? To a certain extent, but I don't believe that tells the whole story - more like "make hay while the sun shines", or "don't let a good crisis go to waste".
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Post by bbattle » January 9th 2021, 6:11pm

Definitely a demand problem causing the price hikes. Who is hiking the price? The manufacturer? Wholesaler? Retailer?

I remember when the New York Yankees decided to raise prices on their tickets. All they did was cut out the scalpers that were buying all the tickets then reselling them at crazy prices. And people were buying them at those crazy prices so the Yankees decided to get in on the action.
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Post by codguy » January 11th 2021, 10:56am

Let us know how the aluminum cased stuff works.

I have a (sizable) stash of brass cased Wolf Gold .223, purchased when it was cheaper than me reloading the sum of the components.

Best Christmas gifts I gave this year was some of my stored ammo to close friends/family members......... dam near brought tears of joy to the recipient's eyes.
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Re: Looked at ammo prices lately?

Post by Watch Noob » January 11th 2021, 11:22am

codguy wrote:
January 11th 2021, 10:56am
Let us know how the aluminum cased stuff works.

I have a (sizable) stash of brass cased Wolf Gold .223, purchased when it was cheaper than me reloading the sum of the components.

Best Christmas gifts I gave this year was some of my stored ammo to close friends/family members......... dam near brought tears of joy to the recipient's eyes.
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