Any panic buyers out there?

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  1. Walter Bishop

    Walter Bishop

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    Interestingly, the one caliber that is readily available at pre-COVID prices is 7.62X39. I have been buying it from one of the well known internet sellers for $5.99-$6.49 a box.
     
  2. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    $5.99 to $6.49 a box is not pre-Covid prices. That's more like post "Sandy Hook" prices.
     

  3. Walter Bishop

    Walter Bishop

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    For single box prices that is good. Maybe not if you buy in 1000 round cases.
     
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  4. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    You can get a case of Tula for $315. It's a little high but 7.62x39 has been consistently available and not nearly as marked up as others.
     
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  5. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    Yes, that's why I didn't have to buy anything during this panic...I stocked up on the last one. Still have leftovers.
     
  6. JK-linux

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    I haven't panic bought since 1994. YMMV
     
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    I hope so and have done my part and I hope everyone else who cares about these issues has as well. Make sure you vote peeps.
     
  8. lazarus66

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    I need some more Miracle Whip and Wonder Bread. Them Vienna Weenies ain't gonna eat themselves.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I seriously doubt your commitment to Vienna and their weenies if you have to "doctor them up" with fake mayonnaise and bread. Just sayin'.
     
  10. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Where did you find a hk sp5 ? I want one very badly.
     
  11. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I have bought up guns and ammo before an election or after some nut job shoots up a school or church.. overpaid a bit but got what I wanted.

    I have panicked twice. And it was VERY COSTLY.. in 89 when bush banned importation of rifles I had to replace some HK stuff at 6 times what the going price had been. In 94 the crime bill also made me panic buy a couple colt AR'S and an M1A and many many hundreds of mags. Also got some pistols that used larger than ten round mags like my usp 40 HK and a glock 17 and a sig 229 .. I spent easily ten to fifteen grand.

    Sandy hook had me buying 308 and 5.56 AR's. .. but I made good decisions on what I bought.

    Knowing how nasty the lefties hate trump I bought ar lowers before the trump hillary election. Again I overpaid but not an insane amount of money.

    So even I ... and I consider myself prepared now. Had a few panic situations. Dont know if what surprised me was a true surprise .. or .. if I was just not paying attention like I do now to guns and prices and supply and politics.
    So I sympathize with people not up to speed.. but I sucked it up and learned my lessons a long time ago.. i reload and plan ahead.. if things dont get better I may take this opportunity to sell off some stuff I dont need much. I could do everything I need with 15 guns.. inc competition shoots and carry and sport clays and home defense . And so can you. Maybe people can get by with half of that and thats fine too.
     
  12. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    I wouldn't say I was a panic buyer per se. But as I thought about it more and more, I figured a Biden/Harris administration could be trouble for black rifle buyers. I purchased a Windham Superlight in .223 a couple of months ago as insurance policy. I checked their website yesterday and the MSRP increased 35%, to a little under a grand.
     
  13. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    That's all I needed to see.