How bad is the ammo shortage? wolf 9mm 25 cents per round in case lots

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    This thread makes me smile for all the ammo bought over the past decade.

    Plus the reloader, and components, and the additional thousands of bullets on the way :)
     
  2. akpls

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    There's ammo out there if you look. Ammoseek is showing 240 listings for 9mm and 247 for .223. I've been able to get everything I've wanted online when the local stores are wiped out.

    "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. "
     

  3. JMS

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    I’m selling cases of Federal 124g FMJ for $360 for 1k. Two years ago it was $180.
     
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    That same ammo was going for like $7 to 8ish before this crap started, and that was for single boxes.
     
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  5. DonD

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    Well, the Russians are smiling, US not so much. Don
     
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    Prepared. I like to have enough ammo to fill EVERY magazine I have for emergency use. That exact number is secret but practice and training ammo area different thing. I like to have more than I think I need so I don’t incorrectly plan but at some point, I have more than I can use unless I start passing out guns, ammo and mags to friends and family. 12 K frames you say? Two hands have I and I’m not carrying 12 revolvers. To me it’s the same with ammo
     
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    You could sleep in the car.
     
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    rds95991 NRA Benefactor

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    My rule of thumb is keep a year of ammo on hand figuring plinking, competitions, hunting, etc. and then restock it as it gets used and becomes available.

    With some guns, like hunting guns or 'exotic' or rarely fired calibers, only three or four boxes may be necessary. For others 500, 1,000 rounds, or more. Some years I buy few rounds, other years I have to buy a ton to stay stocked.

    On addition, every magazine I have is loaded.
     
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  9. IllinoisGun

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    The ammunition shortage is relatively severe.
    Wait until next spring to purchase guns & ammo at 2019 prices.

    All contemporary excess guns and ammo are being consumed by first time buyers and Democrat/ChiCom insurrectionists. And they are well funded.
     
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    You could get 1000rds of cci blazer brass 115 gr at palmetto state for that price early this year.
     
  11. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    My LGS has doubled the price on all the ammunition he has for sale, and is still selling it. $40 for a box of Remington 150gr., .30-.30 is absurd, yet a guy bought 10 boxes while I was there yesterday.
     
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  12. Z71bill

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    I just buy a lot when it is on sale and seems cheap -

    Then when prices spike or supply gets tight I just use some of my stash that has been built up -

    I still have a full case of 9MM FMJ that I purchased in 2004 - Walmart use to sell WWB for $4.63 a box everyday price - I recall it because it would total $5.01 with tax.

    It is buried in the back of my closet and would take a lot of work to get to it - so I don't bother rotating it -- but try and shoot older stuff first.
     
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    So, HAD cans....
     
  14. J_Rico

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    I remember the $4.63 WWB. Bought every box I found when I lived in Florida. I also remember that 100rd boxes of WWB were $11.something. I would turn my nose up at them as they were a higher cost per round than the 50rd boxes. Wish I had bought every one of them as well.
     
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    Yep, the smart people have been buying a little at a time regularly since at least the last ammo shortage because they learned the lesson then.
    The usual sequence is
    1) a new crisis causes a surge in gun then ammo sales
    2) demand for ammo outpaces supply as manufacturers reach capacity, prices rise
    3) *****ing about the rising prices start
    4) new threads start on where ammo was found only to find they're OOS when you get there
    5) well-stocked individuals and certain businesses sell some of their stash at the higher prices
    6) *****ing about price-gouging begins
    7) crisis slowly resolves, demand recedes but price drops lag somewhat.
    8) prices return close to but usually not to pre-shortage levels
    9) a period of time passes
    10) Return to 1)

    Smart folks take advantage of step 9)