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Old 04-28-2013, 09:26   #151
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I don't know how you can make such a huge conclusion based on one product at one retailer.

CTD wants $1,500 for 1,000 rounds of XM855. But guess what? I paid about $0.25 per round less than that for MK262 recently.

Using one outlier as as your data point just doesn't do much for you
Uh well when they are about the only ones who have wwb9 it
does illustrate the point thay the situation is not loosening up.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:57   #152
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Uh well when they are about the only ones who have wwb9 it
does illustrate the point thay the situation is not loosening up.
There are a lot of substitutes for WWB, are there not? Lots of manufacturers of 9mm FMJ out there.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:58   #153
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There are a lot of substitutes for WWB, are there not? Lots of manufacturers of 9mm FMJ out there.
How about +p or +p+ 115 or 124gr JHPs?
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:19   #154
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When all this craziness started with availability of ammo and guns, I thought it would be shortlived. I'm not sure anymore. When do you think ammo will be more readily available and prices will start to come back down?
Right after Obummer is impeached.
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How about +p or +p+ 115 or 124gr JHPs?
How about them?
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Old 04-28-2013, 18:46   #156
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I have met and seen many new shooters who are buying ammo, if they can find it. I also know several who only have 22 LR firearms and they are very secretive about ammo they get. Also, longtime shooters are stocking up big. It is a matter of how much one can afford to jump on opportunities.

Some quantities I have seen for sale are too large and expensive for me. A couple hundred dollars is fine but a couple thousand is too much right now.

Carry ammo seems tougher to find. I am more flexible on what I will accept. Recently, I stocked some more on 44 Magnum and 30 Carbine. The Local Cabelas has some Speer Gold Dot defense ammo in 30 Carbine, and it has sat for weeks.

I find if I think about an ammo or magazine purchase too long, it will be sold out. People are buying and product is showing up. It just sells out right away.

Just be flexible and adapt to what is available.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:44   #157
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ammo

Some stores are starting to have 9mm and .223 on the shelves in my town. No rimfire to be seen except for those 22 shotshells.

I think limits are starting to help. I think it will be fall before things really improve.

I was looking at buying a 22 wmr rifle but it can wait until ammo is regularly available.

My golf clubs and fishing rods will get some use this summer.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:31   #158
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How about them?
Federal and Winchester both make 9x19 115gr +p+ loadings. I got some at a gun show.
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Federal and Winchester both make 9x19 115gr +p+ loadings. I got some at a gun show.
Cool?
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It was a Concord, NH gun show. Deprete Gun Show.
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It was a Concord, NH gun show. Deprete Gun Show.
What I was trying to say was "I don't care, and I'm not sure anybody else does, either..." coupled with "why are you telling us this?"
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Old 05-03-2013, 14:08   #162
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I found a small local shop here and they had about 20 boxes of .40 Independence (Blazer Brass) 180gr and one box of AE. Apparently it's so bad there that they only allow ONE box of the same ammo a WEEK, but the guy felt bad for me and let me get two. $26.40 per box, I used to pay that for 100rds of Federal, but this is literally the first time I've seen it in a store since before Christmas.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:19   #163
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About two weeks afer people stop paying crazy prices for ammo, the panic will begin to subside.
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Old 05-07-2013, 16:14   #164
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About two weeks afer people stop paying crazy prices for ammo, the panic will begin to subside.
Exactly. I'm still shooting at the regular pace, and I still will build a stockpile if I buy at every opportunity. I don't buy at the expensive guys. I don't blame people for being higher right now. You have to do something to keep stock on your shelves. I'm not talking about the dirt cheap website. They won't ever get a dime from me because of their gouging, even when they set their prices back to normal. I'm talking about LGS who has to raise his price and limit purchases just to keep stuff on the shelves for the regulars.

I am still only shopping at stores that have pre-scare prices. That really limits you to the walmarts, etc. However, I'm beginning to see much more stock stay on the shelves longer.
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Old 05-08-2013, 20:36   #165
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Was at the local Bi-Mart store getting some prescriptions filled after work and they had 2 cases of 12 gauge Federal ammo, 2-100 round boxes of WW white box 230 grain fmj for $62.95!!!, 4 boxes of Speer Lawman 230 grain tmj @ $21.97 and some Federal American Eagle .22 LR 50/round boxes for $1.88 each.

I bought my 2 box limit of the Speer 45 ammo and my 200 round limit of .22 LR and called it good.

What a joke on the Winchester white box ammo. Last time I bought that it was $29.95 - $34.95 per 100 rounds.

The prices on the other ammo is a bit over last years prices, but not bad.

I agree that the outrageous "panic" buying will cease when people stop paying the insane prices. I probably wouldn't have bought any ammo tonight, but I know that there are a few guys at work that will want what I picked up tonight. They can have it for the same price I paid.

The scalper prices need to stop, but it won't stop until people settle down and refuse to pay outrageous prices.
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Old 05-08-2013, 21:39   #166
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Went to a gun show this past weekend and firearm prices are beginning to drop, as well as supply beginning to increase. The ammo dealers had plenty of volume, just still at ridiculous prices. I did find a deal on 7mm Mauser, got everything he had at 8.75 a box for 20 rounds, old Serbian ammo but it will shoot so no worries.

The deal of the show was a Ruger MK77 in .300 Winmag, left hand bolt with a Zeiss 14x32 scope for 650.00. As I'm a southpaw, again no worries, rocked the house at 350 meters the next day. I shot all 20 rounds of what I could find at the show, am embarrassed to say I paid 2 bucks a round for it.

The scope alone was worth what I paid for the whole sheebang, ammo included.
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Old 05-08-2013, 22:07   #167
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FWIW, I fully realize I am part of the problem, and so are many of you. Where before I would be satisfied with a stockpile of 2k rounds of .22LR, today I don't consider anything under 5k acceptable. Don't ask me about rifle rounds or 9mm, fuggedaboudit.

I bought a .17HMR simply because Bass Pro still has plenty of ammo for it at 14.99 for 50 rounds, has become my range rifle of choice for the only reason I can get ammo for it. I'm looking at a .45 for my next handgun purchase for the same reason, and I have never been able to hit the broad side of a barn with ANY .45ACP handgun I've ever tried. However, there is ammo, and it goes bang, go figure.

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Old 05-09-2013, 00:04   #168
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I bought a .17HMR simply because Bass Pro still has plenty of ammo for it at 14.99 for 50 rounds, has become my range rifle of choice for the only reason I can get ammo for it.We have met the enemy, and he are us, as a great 20th century philosopher once said.
Ouch, I don't know how you guys shoot spending that much on ammo. My reloaded 45acp cost me half that. Factory ammo prices are just insane nowdays. Reloading is one asnwer but even that, you have to hunt today to get enough components to reload with. Thanks Liberal, Libertartian & empathetic Rep for all this. They are responsible in one way or another for Obama & the liberal agenda being in place.
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Ouch, I don't know how you guys shoot spending that much on ammo. My reloaded 45acp cost me half that. Factory ammo prices are just insane nowdays. Reloading is one asnwer but even that, you have to hunt today to get enough components to reload with. Thanks Liberal, Libertartian & empathetic Rep for all this. They are responsible in one way or another for Obama & the liberal agenda being in place.
I blame California, personally.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:24   #170
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When all this craziness started with availability of ammo and guns, I thought it would be shortlived. I'm not sure anymore. When do you think ammo will be more readily available and prices will start to come back down?
When gasoline goes back to .99 a gal.
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What I was trying to say was "I don't care, and I'm not sure anybody else does, either..." coupled with "why are you telling us this?"
This thread is about the national ammo shortage. I was just giving a small demonstration that there is still some ammo out there in specific locales. Lighten up, will you?
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This thread is about the national ammo shortage. I was just giving a small demonstration that there is still some ammo out there in specific locales. Lighten up, will you?
Every location has ammo at every gun show.

You just have to be willing and able to pay for it.
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I blame California, personally.
Why, we don't even have guns here, ammo, who needs it?
If Obama didn't win, I doubt we would be in this position today.
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Old 05-09-2013, 15:12   #174
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I've picked up 9mm, .22 and .40 at local shops and big box stores over the last couple of weeks: we're getting back to normal, albeit slowly.

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.... If Obama didn't win, I doubt we would be in this position today.
I think things will slowly be getting better, until the Big 0 (and other powers that be) try to pull something else.
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