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Old 02-06-2013, 13:18   #1
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Ammo gone wildddddd

Wow i live in south florida and literally all stores and gun ranges are selling 50 rounds of 9mm for 18.95 to 28.95...

Cheapest is cci aluminum blazer and tulammo and magtech... the rest is from 19.99 to 28.95... but mostly 24.95 everybody sells... all fmj...

.40 and .45 between 23.00 to 30.00 for a box of 50...

I dont get it why is ammo prices gone up like crazy... Its not like they are trying to ban ammo?

What prices have you guys seen?
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Old 02-06-2013, 13:21   #2
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9mm target ammo is $14.99 and HP is $15.99 at local walmart( only place to have 9mm )

Cabelas got .308 in for under $20 a box


havent seen .22 since thanksgiving :(
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Old 02-06-2013, 13:26   #3
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9mm target ammo is $14.99 and HP is $15.99 at local walmart( only place to have 9mm )

Cabelas got .308 in for under $20 a box


havent seen .22 since thanksgiving :(
I know walmart is cheap but try to get them... They are always empty and barely get any shipments and now they said you can only buy 3 at the most... I havent seen ammo at 3 of my walmarts in 2 weeks...
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Old 02-06-2013, 13:56   #4
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MSims,

Even though it may seem "late in the game" to get into reloading, I feel it is never too late to start. Sure it is going to take some time & investment but one year (or less) from now you will have learned a skill and perhaps an ample supply of ammunition that will keep you from ever seeing yourself in this situation again.

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Old 02-06-2013, 14:00   #5
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Even though it may seem "late in the game" to get into reloading, I feel it is never too late to start. Sure it is going to take some time & investment but one year (or less) from now you will have learned a skill and perhaps an ample supply of ammunition that will keep you from ever seeing yourself in this situation again.

Just my 2 cents.
So whats the start up cost and how much will it cost to reload 9mm?
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:22   #6
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MSims,

These are the bare necessities for reloading, you can always add more items which make life a bit easier but to get started, here is all you need...

This is the best kit to start reloading with. I have had one many years now and this is what I learned on. For the price - you just can't beat it!

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/423...nniversary-kit

Brass casings you can pick up for free at your club or range.
1 lb of powder will run you from $18 up to $24. 1 lb of say Alliant Bullseye will make up to 1500 -1700 rounds.
Precision Delta - 1,000 124g FMJ bullets will run you $91 including shipping.
!,000 Federal or CCI primers will run you $33 - $37.

I can make a box of 50 9mm 124g FMJ RN for right around $7 per box... That covers ALL (some not listed here) my cost!

This is a process, and will take some time to learn but like they say the hardest part of any journey is the 1st step.

Good luck and be safe out there.
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:45   #7
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I am SO glad that I reload my ammunition.
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Old 02-06-2013, 17:35   #8
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About $21 here at the local range and GS. Was $10-14 last fall.
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Old 02-06-2013, 18:53   #9
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Remington UMC 9mm for $16.99

Cabela's has it in stock right now....http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoot...3Bcat104372280...not a great price at all, but in stock.
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Old 02-06-2013, 23:26   #10
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I know walmart is cheap but try to get them... They are always empty and barely get any shipments and now they said you can only buy 3 at the most... I havent seen ammo at 3 of my walmarts in 2 weeks...
I've grabbed about 6k rds of ammo at my two "local" WMs in the last month or so. They are each getting small shipments a few times a week. They have all kinds, 9mm(50/100 rd packs), 45acp(50/100/250 rd packs),38, .223 tula brass, 5.56 Federal cans, 22lr.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:14   #11
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I am SO glad that I reload my ammunition.
+ 1 The sooner one starts reloading the sooner one controls their ammunition supply. SJ 40
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:06   #12
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The fellow on the radio said,"The sole purpose of modern American capitalism is to separate you from your money", "gone are the days integrity and pride in workmanship"...I believe that to be true, how else does anyone explain the current state of price gouging: I'm sorry, I meant to say, supply & demand.
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:50   #13
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+ 1 The sooner one starts reloading the sooner one controls their ammunition supply. SJ 40
As long a I can get components (primers, bullets, propellant).
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Old 02-07-2013, 15:30   #14
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Every place around me have bare empty shelves
Places I find online that have it are overpriced
So have guns but no ammo to shoot. Im afraid to shoot the ammo I have
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Every place around me have bare empty shelves
Places I find online that have it are overpriced
So have guns but no ammo to shoot. Im afraid to shoot the ammo I have
what prices have you been finding for what caliber?
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what prices have you been finding for what caliber?
Like $2o-24 box 50 for 40 cal range ammo like blazer. Same price for 9mm.
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+ 1 The sooner one starts reloading the sooner one controls their ammunition supply. SJ 40
That is correct - right now I have 600 rounds for my Glock 17.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:36   #18
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My local gun shop is now keeping what little pistol ammo they have left in back. The shelves are bare. They will sell you ammunition along with a new gun, but not otherwise, even regular customers like myself. I go there about once a week to chat with friends that work there. I bought a new H&K yesterday and they asked me if I wanted any ammo to go with it. I told them no thanks that I was good on .40 cal and they basically told me that there wouldn't be any left the next time I came back, or for a good while after that. Crazy.
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Thanks to the Kenyan POTUS, everyone is stocking up on ammo big time.
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That is correct - right now I have 600 rounds for my Glock 17.
Spent this past weekend helping a friend who is a dealer at the Barre gun show,don't know if you went or not.
Everything was selling even thing that one wouldn't think as being in demand.

I was a given that black anything,ammunition and magazines would be flying out of there and boy did they.

The surprise to many sellers were side by side shotguns and lever actions of any caliber.
One dealer next to us had 6 used SxS and 8 new fly out of his rack in the two days.

There was a fellow going around buying any and all amounts of 45-70 ammunition and asking if a case of it could be obtained.
Perhaps people were heading Joe's advice on shotguns,although a good pump is hard to beat.
It was a hectic weekend. SJ 40
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:07   #21
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I got cci alum 9mm for 12.99 online about 2 weeks ago and they also had cci brass for 13.99. I think it was Palmetto.

It comes in and out of stock, so be patient and check back often.
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MSims,

Even though it may seem "late in the game" to get into reloading, I feel it is never too late to start. Sure it is going to take some time & investment but one year (or less) from now you will have learned a skill and perhaps an ample supply of ammunition that will keep you from ever seeing yourself in this situation again.

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I wouldn't reload 9mm on a bet.

When this stupidity is over and 9mm goes back to $11 box from Walmart, I wouldn't waste my time or my primers on it to save a couple of dollars.

I guess if you shoot lead you can get away with it financially , but only jacketed for me. I give a crap about my lungs too much.

For other calibers yes but again I wouldn't waste my primers on 9mm
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We are behaving very predictably. The result is a temporary shortfall in supply and a temporary fly up in prices. Consumer panic has extraordinary consequences.

Once the panic subsides, ammo supplies and prices will return to normal.

I went to a gun show yesterday where ammo and magazine prices were higher than I ever remember seeing them. It was the second day, and 9mm ammo was almost non-existent. I found .40 and .45 in case lots, but I didn't recognize the brand. I couldn't even find 9mm snap caps because they were sold out.

I started to feel the panic set into my own gut, so I called time out and had a cup of coffee to settle down. The panic IS contagious and we are 'shooting ourselves in the foot'. Have a cup of joe and relax.

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RYT 2BER... "I wouldn't reload 9mm on a bet... For other calibers yes but again I wouldn't waste my primers on 9mm."

Perhaps not for you but for someone who is just starting out, there is no other caliber on the market today with as much components and reloading data as there is with 9mm. If you are going to learn (and of course you have a 9mm), this is without a doubt the place you want to start.

As I stated earlier, I can make a box of 50, 9mm for $7, and I can make them the way I want for my purposes. However if you are just going to your local range and blowing holes in paper, I guess I can see you point... "I wouldn't waste my time or my primers on it to save a couple of dollars."

I am by no means a poor man, but I don't like throwing my money away either. I shoot up to 1,000 rounds of 9mm a week during the competition season. For me - 1,000 rounds @ $11.00/box = $220, as apposed to 1,000 rounds @ $7/box = $140. For the $80 a week I'm not spending @ WallMart, I'm spending on more components for other calibers to reload.

The hobby of reloading is always about making custom made ammo for you and your guns and of course saving money in the long run. I certainly respect your opinion, but when it comes to someone just starting out... I just disagree.

Thanks for your opinion and the feed back, good luck and be safe out there.
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The great thing about reloading is that you can tune the round to your guns. And, if you shoot competitively, or just shoot alot, it costs about half for ammo. Not saying you save that, because you end up shooting twice as much...

If you shoot outdoors (or in a decently ventilated indoor range), I think the lead buildup thing is mitigated.
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