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Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Bruce M, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Bruce M

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    I longingly remember a time when the selection and price of ammunition was appreciably better at the gun show than at Walmart
     
  2. 82ndVet

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    Are they jacking up the price at the shows now? I haven't been to one in a couple of years, but will be going in Feb. to a local show. What should I be expecting as far as price? Examples would help alot....
     


  3. fiasconva

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    Law of supply and demand. If Walmart doesn't have it and you need some, the only place you can find it may be at a gun show. Then you have to decide if it's worth the price.
     
  4. G23c

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    I agree, every now and then there are good prices on milsurp,
     
  5. Brucev

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    Last weekend I went to a nice sized local gunshow. I found the price of most ammo to be higher than the same item at Wal-Mart. That in itself did not bother me as I figure on WWB, etc., Wal-Mart is likely to have the best price. What did concern me was to see reloaded .45 ACP with lead bullets priced the same as jacketed ball ammo at Wal-Mart. And the idea that reloaded jacked ball would cost even more was to me rediculious. On the other hand, I did find numerous sellers offering various SD/HD ammo at prices only slightly higher than what one might pay ordering on-line. I only found one person selling primers... any size rifle or pistol for $34/1000. I did not buy any as a local shop has them for $31/1000. Sincerely. Brucev.
     
  6. 82ndVet

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    So, it would almost be like the online price with shipping, if you were buying somewhere around 6-10 boxes...?
     
  7. Kalmah

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    I longingly remember when Wally World always had ammo in stock, and it wasn't all that difficult to find online deals that beat their prices - even when shipping costs were factored in.

    As far as gun shows go, I can't remember the last time I found a good ammo deal at one. Now I go just to laugh at the prices people are charging. I know ammo isn't as plentiful as it used to be, but still, I don't know anyone in their right mind who would pay $40 for a WWB 100 round value pack of 9mm or $400 for a case of Wolf 7.62x39. I did see these prices at the last show I was at a couple months ago.
     
  8. Bruce M

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    This morning WalMart-

    40 Cal $14 357 Sig $23 22-250 $19 300 win mag and 7mm Rem magnum $26 The 555 box of 22 lr $15
    Of course no 9mm in stock

    Noon time Gun show (Lauderdale) no 22-250 300 win mag $27

    Didnt see and 7mm Rem Mag 357 Sig $23 The 33 box of 22 lr $15

    The only thing close to a "deal" was the guy up on the stage who had 9mm at $13 a box It was either Fiochi or Sellier and Bellot I forgot which - zi should have wrote it down. Of course I should have bought Microsoft stock on day two
     
  9. SCmasterblaster

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  11. SCmasterblaster

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    I have two WMs to choose from in west-central NH.
     
  12. Berto

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    I can get any ammo I want at the local gun shop, especially the more odd calibers. Walmart sucks.

    :supergrin:
     
  13. SCmasterblaster

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    For .44 Magnum loads I have to travel 65 miles to a gun store (Riley's in Hooksett, NH),
     
  14. Berto

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    14m to DJs in Bothell, for anything from 25acp to 460 Weatherby
     
  15. G23c

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    interesting to see what was going on 4 1/2 years ago. not much better now,
     
  16. barth

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    Years ago I bought locally and at gun shows.
    These days?
    Almost exclusively online.

    Although I've moved from Tampa to Phoenix.
    And the LGS here has some pretty good prices.
    Including bulk 9mm.

     
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  17. unit1069

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    I don't have much problem finding cheap JHP range ammo locally, but for JHP self-defense rounds ordering from Internet ammo sources is the only way to go for me. And if I'm a bit low on range ammo I can just order that along with the CCW rounds at prices as good or better as those Wal-Mart charges.
     
  18. Kentguy

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    Yes I do remember purchasing ammo before the days of Wal-Mart.
    Up here in my neck of the woods, we have 2 WM's with in 10 minutes of each other... Go figure? But I have never been able to find any caliber or bullet weight that was looking for. Gun shows many years ago was "the place" to find most any rifle cartridge(s) that you were looking for. Today - prices are just too high to make searching for this or that type of ammo. I still go to several of our local gun shows thought... sometimes you never know what you might find.

    We have two larger sporting goods stores within an easy driving distance that are (usually) well stocked with ammo and prices are about as good as I have found. So if you live or up in the N.E. Ohio area, you should check either of these places out.

    http://kamessports.com/
    https://www.finfeatherfur.com/

    Sorry to sound like a commercial...
     
  19. banger

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    In MY OPINION, Gun shows have priced themselves out of the market.

    It is absurd that I can find better prices in the Sunday paper advertisements than I can at gun shows.

    Plus, when you factor in admission and driving... I can get what I want cheaper locally.

    Our local shows still have CCI Mini-Mags at $60-70 per 500.

    My local D*ck's sell them at $45.00/500.

    Still too high, but cheaper than the shows.

    Why travel.
     
  20. dervisivitz dokes

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    Gun show prices are ridiculous these days. $70 for a 525 round brick of thunderbolts? I think these guys just want to show off their stuff and don't care if they sell anything. I can buy new guns online cheaper than what these clowns are asking for the same guns used.