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Stop Buying Ammo For a Month...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rawss, Mar 23, 2013.

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  1. Rawss

    Rawss Active Member

  2. GCBurner

    GCBurner Well-Known Member

    I haven't bought any ammo in a month because there hasn't been any ammo to BUY in a month.
  3. Agsalaska

    Agsalaska Well-Known Member

    Prices on ammo will come down. Probably in 2013.
  4. mrvco

    mrvco Well-Known Member

    Ammohoilcs Anonymous :eek:
  5. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    Academy has plenty of shotgun ammo . I got a box of BB steel shot (25 shells) for $15 .
  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    The only ammunition I have seen for handguns has been priced at least 50% over regular pricing. I refuse to buy. Frankly, there is little ammunition available that I have seen to "not buy".
  7. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    I havent bought ammo in a while.
  8. nosmr2

    nosmr2 Well-Known Member

    Not much on the shelves to buy.
  9. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Well-Known Member

    I haven't bought any amo in 4 months.
  10. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Well-Known Member

    Haven't bought any mostly because I can't find any!
  11. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    If you stop buying gas for a month will the price go down? Same answer. No.
  12. mokin

    mokin Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same boat as the rest of you who haven't been able to find any for a while. I think the last ammunition I bought was back in January.
  13. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    I haven't bought ammo in better than a year.
    Hasn't seemed to do much to impact supply or demand, though.
  14. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member

    No the prices won't go down with the rate the American government is buying up ammo.

    Stocking up for expected civil unrest?

    Artificially causing a ammo drought, causing price rises to a point that put mass buys are out of the reach of civilians?

    Your guess is as good as mine.
  15. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    I don't think it will make much difference.

    Based on a conversation with the ammo counter clerk at my local Wal-Mart, the same small group of people (less than 5) camp out in the store for 3-4 hours waiting for each ammunition shipment that comes in. They buy it all and the shelves stay bare.

    Any real solution will have to get through to the small but highly motivated group of people who are insuring that the shelves stay empty.

    People don't understand how the ammunition supply chain works. It doesn't take very many people to start or maintain an ammunition shortage, and once it's established, it takes a long time for things to get back to normal.
    The information is out there, but the truth isn't as "sexy" as the conspiracy theories. In a recent year, DHS shooting facilities trained 70,000 federal LEOs from 90 different agencies. That takes a LOT of ammunition, and that doesn't even get into issue ammunition for the approximately 150,000 federal LEOs and training that takes place in other LE training facilities.

    Besides the massive figures that are being bandied about on the web are actually for multi-year OPTION contracts. That is, the contracts allow the government the OPTION to purchase up to the stated amounts, they are not fixed quantity contracts.
  16. kimbershot

    kimbershot Well-Known Member

    gee, i stocked up after the first obama debacle and replaced stuff as needed. i also cast and reload 45acp--got plenty of supplies for a long time. i was at an indoor range last week burning through about 150 rounds of 22's with my uzi and a guy walks by and comments about my wasteful nature :eek:. oh well, he didn't dampen my day.:evil:
  17. fanchisimo

    fanchisimo Well-Known Member

    I got lucky a few weeks ago and was at Walmart when ammo came out and got my 3 boxes of 9mm and that's the last ammo I bought since November or December. This is my first shortage and I have started acquiring reloading items for when the market returns to normal.
  18. MAKster

    MAKster Well-Known Member

    Since these people are buying the ammo for resale, if we stop buying from them at inflated prices they will loose money and stop cleaning out all the ammo at Walmart.
  19. DogLegArms

    DogLegArms Well-Known Member

    Sorry I couldn't listen for all 8 minutes. I agree with everyone stop buying ammo for a month. Then I can go Wal-mart and pick up some for the range.
  20. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    I think it's very likely that at least some of them are buying to resell, but I don't think it's a given that all of them are.
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