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  • Ammo?????

    does anyone know any good valid info? will we start seeing more ammo soon or should i pay a high price and get everything i can now?

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    [does anyone know any good valid info? will we start seeing more ammo soon or should i pay a high price and get everything i can now?]
    According to my sources, "get what you can, while you can afford it".
    O.W.
    Things are seldom what they seem.

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    • #3
      Agree with O.W. Our sources here claim the shortages will continue.

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      • #4
        The rise in ammo prices started 10 months ago. The shortage started 6 months ago, and Denvernative is still wondering if he should buy ammo. I wonder how long it will take him to load his firearm?
        The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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        • #5
          ha ha ha its funny you think i'm unprepared.

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          • #6
            Wal-Mart is a good place, still priced at two year ago prices. But sometimes they are low on stock and now limit to 6 items for pistol and rifle. BUY shot shells NO LIMIT.

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            • #7
              The need for Ammo

              I would suggest to those that are looking and wondering if they should buy ammo...should I buy when the prices are high etc.. I would say that everyone for the most part are feeling tensions, tensions and unsurety, the price of ammo is not going to go down anytime soon (the next 3 1/2 to 8 years, worst case). I would, if I were not me, buy enough ammo to meet my needs (all needs for ammo are different, I'd then plus up my cache of personal use ammo by about 100%, and for me, that is a start).

              I'm one of those folks that enjoys shooting, I police up my brass and I use it as many times as my rifles and brass will allow, and I will keep every cracked, bowed and dented piece of brass I have in the hope that I will be able to reuse it (the brass or the case) in the future.

              Regarding buying when prices are high...use the hard to get powder and primers for those reloaders out there as a warning for those of you that are hoping the prices will come down. The lesson being a mass hysteria breeds hoarding, hoarding brings opportunists and the market price of EVERYTHING will be manipulated by those that HAVE, in order to make gains against those that DO NOT have.

              Bullet prices will not go down, a local outdoor outfitter has limited each customer to 2 boxes of ammo per visit, that alone is enough to send the ill-informed into a "tizzy" regarding ammo availability, thus the stores quickly clear out of ammo, the manufacturers demand to produce more increases, additional shifts have to be filled, more time and a half, higher prices....you see how this grows and feed upon itself.

              Buy what you can, when you can, learn to reload and save on your expenses.

              Best of luck.
              Last edited by Northphx602; 06-16-2009, 02:08 AM. Reason: grammer

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              • #8
                Denver, we are buying what we can, when we can find it. :( We are having a hard time finding 9mm locally.

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                • #9
                  For what it's worth, I'm seeing a slight increase in stock on the local shelves in and around Greensboro, NC. Gander mtn (The most expensive in the area) Has a wide assortment of 5.56/.223, 7.62, and .45. Average cost for .223 was $15.00 for a box of 20 for the cheap stuff like Wolf and Brown Bear. They even had some Black Hills 68 gr HP $45.00 for 50 rounds (blue box)
                  Other local shops are selling 20 rd boxes of PMC for $10.50. Still expensive by last years standards, but at least it's plentiful again..... here anyway.
                  The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                  • #10
                    The shop by me told me that they had 2 year supply of 9mm ammo on hand and the same with 45 acp and 223 and that in 4 months they went through what would normally take 2 years to sell down to a level that they would have to reorder. Now they are waiting for shipments like every one else and this is not some mom and pop shop this place is big enough that they have to have an ammo and black powder storage bunker. They have never had limits on ammo and they have been open for 72 years and now you can only buy 5 boxes of any 1 caliber or 10 boxes of mixed calibers and only 200 primers at a time, this is if and when they have stock. They are also now out of black powder, and 22 cal bulk ammo. They good thing is they are on my way home so I stop in every day.:D On a good note I have seen that their stock in black guns is back up so that they now have a rack full of AR's and tactical shotguns. The rep at the store told me that no one saw this mad rush for ammo or black guns comming because ammo & gun sales for the last 2 years had been on a down turn so that when the rush or hoarding started every one got caught with their pants down which only fueled the panic buying.

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                    • #11
                      Omega, Bass Pro finally had some 9mm in stock...$36.00 for 50 rounds. We are well stocked on everything else, but this is a new handgun I bought for my husband for his birthday..so... ;) What is the "normal" price for 9mm?

                      Walmart rarely even has .22 ammo in stock anymore. :(

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                      • #12
                        two weeks ago i got BlazerJHP(brass not alum) for $8.97 in 9mm and $12.47 in 40 at Walmart. Thats as low as it gets.
                        CTHULHU/Dagon 2012

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                        • #13
                          Yep even up here wally worlds prices are the best but I have only been there once when they had any thing. I paid $28.00 per box for 223 blackhills blue box 50 rounds at KTP. They had 1000 round boxes of 5.56 for $419. I blew that one I walked over to look at a pistol and when I went back all 6 boxes gone:(. I feel bad for people who shoot 380 because I have not seen any of that in 4 months evrything else comes and goes.

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, Walmart rarely has any ammo in stock in my town as well. :(

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                            • #15
                              I buy my ammo from basspro.com , there is an icon on thier home page " ammo depot" just click on that and it takes you to everything they stock, and they boast that if it's shown its gauranteed to be in stock.They have a pretty good deal on .40 SW , 250 shells for $74.99 + shipping , not real bad IMO given the shortages lately. Hope this helps, oh yeah this is online sales only, I've tried to buy them at my local BP and they , like everyone else were sold out.
                              Every Day , Is A Bonus.

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