Will gun and ammo prices drop now, finally?

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  1. kenpoprofessor

    kenpoprofessor

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    So,with the House taken over, do you think gun and ammo prices will drop significantly with no worries of bans or infringement?

    Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

    Clyde
     
  2. bwh21

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    I hope so. I hope a lot of new states get OC and CCW laws now too.
     

  3. M2 Carbine

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    drop significantly?


    I doubt it. Fear of the democrats is not the only thing effecting inflation.
     
  4. glock22357

    glock22357 Got Ammo???

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    Gun and ammo manufacturers will not lower their artificially inflated prices until the market is glutted because people stop buying their products. We as consumers have been getting screwed for quite some time, but the gun and ammo manufacturers have no reason to lower their prices.
     
  5. Marine8541

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    There has been no shortage of ammo in Colorado for some time now. The prices that we're seeing are probably going to stay level because of the huge increase in commodities prices.
     
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    who was worried about bans or infringement??
     
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    They have us accustomed to spending x amount on a box of ammo. Prices never go down unless they aren't selling. I suppose if everyone quits running out this Fall to buy creates of ammo at inflated prices, there could be a stockpile and maybe lower prices. I doubt it though.
     
  8. MO Fugga

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    Seems like things have gotten cheaper and easier to get this year, Clyde.

    It would be nice for prices to dip a little bit more, and find even more of a selection of ammo. :supergrin:
     
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    I hope prices continue to drop. I'm just happy that the supply has increased
     
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    Yeah, its the evil ammo companies who inflated the prices. :upeyes:

    The rising cost of lead, brass, etc had nothing at all to do with it. :upeyes:

    Two years ago lead was $.50 a lb. Today its $1.20 a lb.

    Two years ago copper was $1.20 a lb. Today its $3.95 a lb.

    http://www.kitcometals.com/charts/lead_historical.html
    http://www.kitcometals.com/charts/copper_historical.html

    Yeah, its all the evil ammo companies fault. :upeyes:
     
  11. gwalchmai

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    If you were selling all you could make at a current price, why would you lower it?
     
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  12. Kentucky Shooter

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    I expect no significant change unless the price of lead, copper, etc. comes down.
     
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    This. Why lower prices when they know we will pay for it?
     
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    Exactly. Things are already less expensive and more available.
     
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    price drop my a***. Walmart just INCREASED prices by a buck each on Fed 9mm to 10.47 and Fed .40. to 14.97 WWB however remained stable at 23 for a box of 100
     
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    Does the OP mean.... will prices fall just because some Republicans got elected in the mid-terms?

    NO
     
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    No question When Obama was elected there was panic buying of all things gun. This directly affected supply which only helped fuel ammo prices (along with inflation, metal prices, etc).

    However, I think as shooters we created our own monster. With the panic buying, the big ammunition suppliers were running 24 hours a day; then late last year supply starting building up (by this I mean where you found no boxes of something you found 6-10).

    What amazed me was my local Walmarts had literally nothing they could keep on the shelf..then the price increases were announced (which I know jacked 9mm WWB up 20%)...within a week my local walmarts who were lucky to get a few cases of ammo each week were getting it a pallet or more at a time. Since March, all the places I go have their shelf full of ammunition at the inflated price. If this wasn't planned I would be disappointed the ammunition producers weren't this smart.

    Prices go down? Never.
     
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    if the economy goes into a depression they will
     
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    I have looked around some - and even with the price increase - Walmart is still below everyone else.

    I sold to WM for 15 years - they will sign a contract with a supplier - depends on many different things - but always sets the price a supplier will get.

    My guess - the contract with Federal expired - since Federal had been hit with massive price increases for components they pushed through a price increase. Trust me - Walmart does not take price increases without a battle - Could be this is why we see a few new brands of ammo in WM - they were letting Federal know they were not the only supplier. :dunno:

    Was in my local WM on Monday - they had 20 gauge Winchester XTRA (?) 7.5 bird shot for $2.00 a box - 12 gauge Remington #6 hunting loads also $2.00 a box.

    I ask why - was told they were overstocked and wanted to move it out. :supergrin: I helped solve the problem.
     
  20. M2 Carbine

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    Exactly why I just bought another 13,000 primers and I'm going to order another 2,000 plus 9mm bullets.