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I,____ being a reasonable person, hereby affirm to not buy 9mm for more than $11.99,

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by coolluke01, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Amazing how, just a few months ago, people were turning up their noses at reloading 9mm because "it was everywhere and SOOOO cheap". Funny how a few months changed a LOT of attitudes about that
  2. UKWildcatFan

    UKWildcatFan Well-Known Member

    Last time I checked buses and cabs use fuel. Wow. :banghead:
  3. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    "turning up their noses at reloading 9mm"

    I'm lazy, I bought multiple cases of Swiss-made 9mm when it was $200/1k. I'm glad I'm not trying to find powder and primers now.

    I even bought a thousand .45 ACP this week. They were $125 more than they used to be, but at least they weren't marked up 40% or 100% or something worse. And then Cabela's had Herter's (S&B?) 158 gr. FMJ .38 Spec. yesterday for $18/box of 50 - limit 5.

  4. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    9mm was a little higher around here before the shortage, IIRC.

    I find it funny, too. I was just about to get into reloading, too. Now I just have to wait til this crap stops.
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    That would last some a week. You coulda spent that same $600-1000 on a metric ton of components back then too. different folks

    CPLofMARINES Well-Known Member

    I won't do it.
    I bought all my stuff quite a few years ago. :D

    Semper Fi
  7. Johannes_Paulsen

    Johannes_Paulsen Well-Known Member

    "Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it."
    Publilius Syrus ~100 BC
  8. Guess you won't be shooting anymore. You will never see those prices again especially for 22lr. BTW in case no one else has offered I'll buy your ammo at those prices.
  9. DC Plumber

    DC Plumber Well-Known Member

    I'm confident that prices will get back to 2011 (or so) prices. Eventually people's stock piles will be "stocked" and the buying will slow.

    I do applaud the effort to get people to just say "no" though. I reload and have a pretty good stock. Haven't bought primers since Bush was in office. I think I'm good for the next 4 years, it'll be close.

    It's so simple, supply and demand. I don't criticize people who flip ammo. If someone is willing to pay it, so be it. I've been tempted to sell a few of my .22 bricks and put the money back into lead for my 38 special.

    Like the saying goes, "this too will pass".
  10. MAKster

    MAKster Well-Known Member

    Primers are out of stock as well, so I don't see what benefit being a reloader is in the current situation.
  11. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Well-Known Member

    Reloaders tend to buy in bulk.
    Most of the ones I know, have powder and primers on hand from just before the start of the Obama days, and still have plenty to last for years. (with a modicum of self control)
    Now is not the time to even think about getting setup to reload.
    That was years ago.
  12. Hapworth

    Hapworth Well-Known Member

    I'll buy whatever I've determined I need at whatever price I'm willing to pay.
  13. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    Sure I'll go along with that since I wouldn't even pay those prices.

    Last 9mm I bought was $4.38 a box or less.





    Try planning ahead.
    It will not only save you money, but you will have all the inexpensive ammo you want.
  14. captain awesome

    captain awesome Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I won't pay more than that either. Actually I wont even pay that much. since I cast my own and reload everything, and stocked up long ago before the "craziness" I have most of what I need. Now my only limitation is I cant start shooting any new calibers, and I dont have quite enough powder in a couple select calibers that I already do have. If any one has a line on some reasonably priced RL10x let me know.

    There's one exception, I can see myself willing to pay as much as $25 for a brick of 500+ 22lr, maybe $30 in a bad pinch but that would be the limit, I only shoot 22 because its super cheap. If it quits being super cheap (as it has recently) I wont shoot it any more. When I can shoot 357, 10mm or 45 acp for as little as 6 cents a round, why bother paying more to shoot 22?
  15. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    We plan ahead.
    Even at that, during the last ammo shortage I got down to 10,000 small rifle primers. That will not happen again.

    A friend and were at the gun show when it looked like the American people were actually going to be stupid enough to vote for obama (the 1st time).

    We were at a table trying to decide if we were going to buy a LOT of bullets or a WHOLE LOT of bullets.

    My friend said, "If you don't like the price now, you are going to really hate the price next year".

    We bought everything the seller had in our calibers.
    We are very happy we stretched the budget that day.:)
  16. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Wow, yourself - since they do use fuel and you can get around, fuel is NOT a necessity for YOU....which was the point

    As to the original post - I will pay what I consider to be a fair price at the time - no more, no less, for ANY product that I want or need, whether that is $3.55/gallon for gas to go to the gun club, or $16/lb for scallops to grill for dinner
  17. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but our hobby (like many other things) is getting more expensive. You can either get on board, or find another hobby.

    That said prices will come back down, not as much as most people want them to, but they will come down. Then guess what? There gonna go back up. Buy low and stock up because when prices come down they don't come down quiet as far as last time. I haven't bought any ammo since about last November, when I start running low I'll buy more. How much more depends on the prices at the time, and my expendable income at that time.f

    I refuse to sign because I enjoy shooting and I'm not willing to give up. Like I said prices everywhere are going up, it's reality and the shooting hobby is not somehow miraculously exempt form it. Not to. mention the prices of metals are going up fast, it is illogical to think that lead, brass, and copper will go up but ammo should not. Think about it people.

    My 2ยข

    I did buy one box of 50-90 sharps, it was 114$ to the house.

    Excuse typos posted via iPhone.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  18. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    You're not making sense here. You claimed fuel is optional and your example was your aunt using public transportation. While ignoring the fact that those buses run on fuel. Fuel is used to bring her food to market, produce the shoes she wore to walk, heat and light her home, etc.
    No. Fuel is not optional. Just because you don't buy it personally doesn't mean you don't consume it. We don't personally buy radioactive rods or coal, but the power plant that is connected to this computer does. You can reduce your usage, but not eliminate it.
    Regular shooting sport is optional. Either buy when prices are down, pay what the market demands, or find another hobby.
    IMO, people should factor in the cost of at least 1k of ammo with the price of a primary SHTF rifle. Packed away, never to be shot. Anything else is for practice or sport.
  19. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Fuel is optional for YOUR personal car - it is not a necessity - folks survived for hundreds of thousands of years without it. Water and food and shelter are necessities
  20. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    As a reloader who (finally) ran out of 9mm projectiles, I have to say.. current prices suck.

    And you can't exactly say I was ill-prepared.. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=705009&highlight=cleaned+my+reloading+room

    I discovered my stockpile had two weaknesses.. 9mm and 22lr.

    I never bothered reloading 9mm very much, because it was always so cheap. Once the shortage started I found I'd only set back 1500 projectiles.

    Over 20k Spp, pounds of powder, 70k+ shellcasings, and two nights of work on my Dillon press and I ran out of bullets.

    Once projectiles are widely available again I am remedying this. :)

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