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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DustyGmt, Nov 23, 2016.

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  1. DustyGmt

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    Anybody in the know have any predictions as to what kind of prices we can expect to see ammo going for in the coming months/years?

    I was just thinking that ammo manufacturers were probably anticipating a Clinton fire sale and I'm sure they were working round the clock to crank that ammo out and now with the possibilty that it might not be flying off the shelves as fast as what might have been expected in light of the election results is there a strong possibility ammo could drop significantly???
     
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    Speaking personally, I expect to see ammunition prices remain steady for the foreseeable future.
     
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    Between the trump election and Black Friday I've been snatching up ammo and mags for a song.
     
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    Prices will come down some, and the supply will increase. Remember that a Democrat in the high office is the best gun salesman in the world, and the change to a more 2nd Amendment friendly admin will soften the prices for years to come.
     
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    Remington's current $5 a box Black Friday rebate should provide some insight.
     
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    Given the Remington ammo rebate offer and all the "black friday" ammo sales in today's paper, I expect ammo prices to retreat a bit and availability (especially .22lr) to improve in the next year.

    But I don't see major changes, as demand will likely go up if all those "Obama guns" start getting taken out to shoot more as the need to "hoard" ammo dissipates and the cost of ammo retreats a bit.
     
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    What I'm hoping for is prices on guns and ammo to drop significantly over the next 12 months. I'm hoping that those people who bought their gun(s) in anticipation of an anti-second amendment federal government will now try to unload those guns at a significantly reduced price. There's lots of people who only bought an AR platform rifle because they feared it would not be available in the future, and if Clinton had been elected, you better believe that would be the case. But now that Trump is going to be in charge, I think many people will be disappointed they over payed for something they don't use, and will sell it off (along with their ammo). But, who knows? The smart consumer will just stick that weapon in a safe place and hope they never have to use it in self defense or due to ensuing chaos.
     
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    Yeah thats kind of what got me thinking about it, I dont recall a rebate being offered before in recent years and just doing a lil quick math I was thinking with remington's rebate it ends up being under $150 for 1000rds of 9mm. That to me seems like 90's or even 80's prices.... I wouldnt know because I was a baby in the late 80's but really cheap is what I mean, if 9mm wen't down around $7/box I wouldnt be upset......
     
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    Classic wishful thinking. If they wanted them and were willing to pay a premium to get it then, what on earth makes you think they'd not want to keep it now and sell at a loss?

    I'm sure some speculators are disappointed that they can't rack up big profits from another "panic" but betting on the future is always a risk and losses are a part of any business. In any event, buying without having an FFL, with the specific intent to sell it later at a profit, quickly gets you into a potential problem of dealing firearms without a license.

    I doubt anyone would except perhaps speculators, but you can look to the costs of reloading components plus the cost of brass to set a pretty solid price floor. Steel and Aluminum cased ammo can go a bit lower -- 9mm Aluminum Blazer was $3.86/50 "everyday low price" at Academy circa 2005, reloadable brass case 9mm was $5-7 a box back then. Those were the good old days, I don't think ammo was ever cheaper in real dollars (adjusted for inflation) and I didn't bother with reloading 9mm back in those days, OTOH .45ACP was still 1.5-2X more expensive per round so I kept reloading for it.
     
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