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ammo prices - historically

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by somoss, Jan 11, 2009.

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  1. somoss

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    I have seen the price of ammo almost double in the short time period i have been shooting. most say it is the price of the components, the war, and hoarding due to the Democrats in power. I am wondering for those that have been buying ammo for a few decades are current prices likely to drop in the future? has this happended in the past where prices spike for a few years and then dropped or should i expect to see prices keep going up at 10 to 20% increase per year?
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  2. somoss

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    if this is in the wrong forum, please move.
     
  3. crushbup

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    The prices probably won't drop much, if at all, but if material prices stay down and the panic buying stops, it should plateau and remain the same, with higher availability.
     
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    In 1957 I was paying $5.80 for a box of Winchester or Remington 32-20. Both companies loaded a 100 gr. Jacketed soft point bullet. I was paying $.70 for 1 box of 22 long, $.78 for 1 box of 22LR, $0.88 for 1 box of 22 LRHP. There weren't big box stores or discount stores, most manufactured goods had a list price and if that wasn't followed then the wholesaler could cut the retailer off.
     
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    What he said ^. In the mid-60s,(at R&S, sort of a Pep Boys auto store) I used to get a brick of Federal .22lr's for 6.90/500. In today's money they'd be over $4 a box. Joe
     
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