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Slack tide turning for ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Creature, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. mrvco

    mrvco Active Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    LGS inventory around here doesn't seem to be so much of a problem now for both AR's and ammo (pistol and rifle), but the prices are still far higher than I'm willing to pay.

    Some prices that stood out for me this week at my LGS's:

    550 round value pack 22LR - $150
    33r 9MM Glock mag - $149
    40S&W FMJ 1000 rounds - $599
    Daniel Defense M4 Carbine - $2999
    Colt LE6920 Carbine - $2999
    Bulgarian Steel 30r AK mags - $80/each
    200 rounds of 5.56 (brass case) - $189

    At least having plenty of inventory on-hand is a step back towards stability. None of this stuff was flying off the shelves at these prices.
  2. c4v3man

    c4v3man Member

    Jan 4, 2013
    Reno, NV
    I'm not in the "people shouldn't be allowed to resell ammo for more money" anti-capitalist camp, but I would never visit a shop that was charging that much for a $25 box of ammo. Scarcity or not, that's just an insult to intelligent customers.
  3. AlbertH

    AlbertH member

    Mar 1, 2013
    Cabela's is starting to make ammo available online

    My grandson is in the young marine program and they are having a father/son rifle shoot, the only catch is it needs to be a military style weapon.

    That's find and dandy for the boy since he has a AR15 style 22lr but dad was SOL so he decided to make a cal to MA and see if he could borrow the rifle that Grandpa brought back from Europe at the end of WWII with him. Of course Mom couldn't say no so she took the battle worn Lee Enfield No.4 to the gun shop this morning to be cleaned up, checked out, and test fired. They had one box of 303 British in stock, the price was steep but we needed it send with the gun.

    When her oldest was having trouble finding ammo locally, I decided to check online and found that Cabela's had some in stock and at under a buck a round so I put an order in and should have three boxes by the end of the month.

    It is amazing what some of us will do for our kids!!

    The long and short of it is, check out Cabella's if your in need of some of the rather uncommon ammo, it seems as though the mad rush for it is finally ending.

  4. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Active Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    Nacogodches, Texas
    The Academy here has had ZERO pistol or rimfire ammo for over 4-weeks. None being recevied for stock so none to sell.

    Walmart has had a trickle, but very minor trickle at that.

    I stocked up before w/2000 rounds in each caliber. Even had 8000 rounds of 22 LR and had no idea I had that much.

    Time to get down to some serious long term storage.
  5. ol' scratch

    ol' scratch Participating Member

    Apr 16, 2009
    South of Hell....Michigan.
    I have experenced the same. I picked up 1100 rounds of .22 Long and some more mags for the AR (not that I really need more of those; but hey why not?) and some mags for the FAL. I paid pre-panic prices for all of it except the AR mags. They were $3 higher than a few months back. I also ordered some once fired 7.62 x 51 Nato brass that my wife informed me has arrived. Now I just need the .308 bullets I backordered and some gun powder and I will be good to go.
  6. Killian

    Killian Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    I'm not sure that finding some boxes of .303 demonstrates that ammo availability is on the increase for other more common calibers. If I had wanted 9mm Largo ammunition, I could have bought all I wanted for nearly the same price as it was before the panic all during this period. More "commonly used" calibers could be a while catching up. More obscure calibers might end up being stocked faster because demand for them is lower.
  7. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Active Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    Seems like more remington ammo is popping up.
  8. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Participating Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I swear some shops and people price ammo/guns so ridiculously high just hoping someone will bite but more so just to show what they have and you don't.

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