STOP all ammunition purchasing

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Timmy bigtime, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    There are more fools than there is ammo.
     
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  2. grumpy1

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    I don't agree. I recently read Magtech is running about 40 percent of capacity due to Covid reasons and I am sure they are not the only one. There is not enough ammo in the stores nor online to account for high demand leading to extreme sales volume causing a problem. My LGS is huge and they are saying they are getting a small percent of product compared to more normal times and volume of ammo sales are down to a small fraction. Demand is high along with prices because supply is extremely low. Ammo prices were very low when there were were pallets of it everywhere rather than empty shelves and signs stating limit of one box for what is in stock if any.
     
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  3. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I bought some ak ammo for new sks .. months ago.. and some 357 sig HST rounds. Because they are no longer made.

    So I bought some high priced but not a lot. 600 rounds of 357 defense ammo and 500 rounds sks stuff.. in am good now.
     
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  4. JeffG78

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    I don't have a choice. My wife and I got our first guns only a few months ago so I had no stockpile. We haven't bought a ton of home defense, but we sure have donated a lot of money to the gun shop for range ammo. :faint:
     
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  5. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Lol. Nah.
     
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  6. Biggy1

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    I sold just about all of my 5.56 and 9mm ammo. I have a plan. I guess I will see if my gamble and the second half of my plan goes as planned after Nov 3rd.
     
  7. JBL13

    JBL13

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    I haven't bothered looking for ammo for awhile, but I haven't needed any. I did get some 145-grain .357 Magnum Silver Tips in April when I got a notification that some was available, but that's it since Wal-Mart closed out its "assault" ammo.
     
  8. ReaPer105

    ReaPer105

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    I've bought one box of .40 and one box of .38 since January. I'm not part of the current problem.
    Fortunately, I bought a pretty fair amount in 2019.
     
  9. Planetcat

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    Same here, but not because someone on the internet told me to do so.
     
  10. Walter Bishop

    Walter Bishop

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    I agree with OP. I keep reading threads where people say they have 10,000 rounds of 5.56 but they keep buying more. If people like this keep panic buying the prices will not return to normal.
     
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  11. Valor1

    Valor1 Range Bum

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    I have another hobby. I'm just pretending that I don't like shooting for now so I wouldn't bother with the ammo prices for now. Will power sometimes is very helpful.
     
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  12. Desert Kraut

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    I have purchased 50 rounds of 9mm hollow points in the past two years. I don't need anymore, but I would like to add some to my stash so that I can shoot more. I refuse to pay current prices and will wait it out.
     
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  13. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I hope not, I just made a killing on two cases of 5.56,
     
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    Sweet!! Watch for falling prices and we can say it all started on GT.


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    The only ammo I've purchased in at least the last two years has been twenty rounds of 00 buckshot. So, I reckon I'm more than doing my part to help lower prices for the shelf ammo buyers.
     
  17. MD357

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    People just don't get it, sure there is demand, but we get a lot of raw materials for ammo from China. Not sure it was a wise decision to close those lead smelting plants here in the U.S.
     
  18. Syclone0538

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    I've bought exactly one box of ammo since the Wal-Mart clearance. I acquired a new caliber... haven't even shot it yet.


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    I forgot, I gathered a small assortment of .22LR before covid hit.
     
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  19. Nucflash

    Nucflash Sinistram delenda est

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    Only ammo I've bought since prices started going crazy was 1080 rounds of Korean milsurp .30 Carbine a couple of months ago. Price hasn't changed much at all in the last three or four years.
     
  20. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Well, you've solved the problem. Why didn't anybody think of this sooner? /sarcasm

    I haven't bought any ammo in years, so I'm on board.
     
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