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$352.77 + shipping for 2 boxes of 22 ammo.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SaxonPig, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. SaxonPig

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  2. steveno

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    I wonder how many misfires there will be considering it is Remington ammo?
     
  3. Snowdog

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    The 5000 rounds of Blazer I offered on GB last month sold for $590 with shipping included, so demand is indeed quite high. However, I agree with your theory that people thought they were bidding on all the boxes.
     
  4. Akita1

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    That's pretty much the going rate on GB for .22LR these days (~$.35/round). Abandon all hope, ye who enter GB for ammo these days…buyer beware - read the description before you bid!
     
  5. nathan

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    Wow, amazing ! The Prices are so outrageous even .22 LRs. I sold 500 rds of Winchester Super x for $70 a month ago. Now its double that.
     
  6. berettaprofessor

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    About 997 of them. :evil:
     
  7. JohnnyK

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    thats crazy... ive seen .10/round as average... on gunbroker.... run on ar-15 seems to be slowing... now ammo... is getting crazy(er)...
     
  8. 22-rimfire

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    Those prices make a guy want to sell off some of my cache. I suspect that is fairly good Remington 22 ammo. But then, I haven't bought any Remington in the last year other than a few bulk packs, standard velocity stuff, and a few other things. The "new and improved" isn't bad.
     
  9. mrvco

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    What are people doing with 22LR that makes it so valuable to them? Are squirrels a new culinary delicacy or is this just so they can do some seriously expensive plinking?

    I found a 550-round value pack of Federal 22LR in my closet last week that I had forgotten about... I didn't think it would be worth the bother, but I might just list it on Gunbroker now.
     
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    Mrvco, I have the same feelings at this point about the value. It reminds me of smokers... would they pay $25 for a pack of cigs? Probably. But I bet they wouldn't smoke them like they used to. If you are totally out of 22 rimfire ammunition and you shoot at least occasionally, I could see spending a little extra just to have a little on hand. It would be a one-time purchase that would provide you with some comfort until supplies get back to normal.

    The ammunition shortage should give law makers some pause for consideration IF they were to tax ammunition sales heavily or make it so difficult to purchase ammunition in the future. People are going to get their hands on some one way or the other to at least provide them with some comfort that they could do some shooting if they chose to.

    I have quite a bit of 22 rimfire ammunition right now on hand. The shortage has affected my desire to shoot any of it up unless there is a good reason to do so. Kind of stupid considering I could shoot 500 rounds a week for a couple years and not see any shortage.
     
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    If the buyer gets less than 1000 rounds, they are going to be pissed. Hopefully the high bidder communicated with the seller to be sure of what they were getting.
     
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    This reminds me of when the X-Box 360 was new and people were selling an "X-Box Box" then in the description it would clearly state something like " you are not getting the system just the empty box" though the statement would generally be the size of description text (much smaller than the title).

    As to .22 demand, the only think I can think of is with common handgun rounds out of stock, .22 becomes a substitute for many.
     
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    I've been thinking that perhaps it is time for online sites such as GunBroker to suspend ammo sales. The way I see it, ammo is being bought at retail for the sole purpose of reselling it for profit on the online sites. I'm all for free market capitalism, but the current situation is making it very difficult for a person who just wants to pick up a few rounds locally for a day at the range.
     
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    Some places are not gouging; all they're doing is limiting the number of rounds one can buy in a day.
     
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    Something is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. Right about now it appears some people may have lost their minds.

    Poper
     
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    I won't even pay $0.35/rd for 9mm. This is crazy.

    I paid $50 for a brick of CCI mini-mags last month because a new rifle wouldn't shoot for beans with the Federal and Winchester stuff I had stockpiled, but mini mags are expensive anyway, ~$8/100 before the panic, so I didn't feel the $10/100 was out of line.

    But $175 for a brick of Remington Golden Bullet??? I didn't even pay that for a 6,300 round case of it (12 x 525) not that long ago ($140, IIRC).
     
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    Let's see. My strategic reserve is 16 100 round boxes .22lr in a GI ammo can. (Cycled most recent freshest ammo purchased put in the reserve, the older brought out for current use.) The older .22lr ammo more ready for use about 1,200 rounds. Wow. At 0.35 per round that's $980.00 on gunbroker planet. At $6 a box of 100 I paid for Win SuperX at WallyWorld in Kingsport, that was $168.00.

    Panic buying creates temporary shortage which drives up asking prices. I decided to keep a strategic research in the 1980s when the antis were talking about prohibitory sin taxes on ammo. It has actually worked out nice for me.
     
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    I ask myself, "Self, what would I buy if I sold some of my ammo for a profit?"
    Self replies: "Ammo"

    I think, therefore I sit (on my ammo).
     
  20. jerkface11

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    Why would you pay $352 for 1000 rounds of .22 ammo?
     
  21. sixgunner455

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    Wow. I bought a brick of SK Standard Plus for $60, and thought I was spending a little much.
     
  22. JohnM

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    Absurd. A fool and his money ------------------
     
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    Wow, lots of hard-up folks out there!
     
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    Fools and their money shall soon be parted.

    Reminds me of the PMAG scare where 10 packs were recently selling for more than $900 on GB.

    Fools.
     
  25. jerkface11

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    I never figured out the magazine thing. P-mags went up but USGI mags didn't.
     
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