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AR Ammo...what was price per rd before the madness?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by daveit, Apr 1, 2013.

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  1. Warp

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    Flippers don't cause the shelves to be clear. Either the people buying from them on the secondary market or the retailer not charging enough to begin with would be who you are looking to 'blame' for that.
     
  2. Cee Zee

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    I paid $10 a box for several boxes of Remington UMC yesterday. My rifle actually shoots if well. I could have bought Federal, American Eagle, Hornady and several other brands all at the same prices I saw before the panic. The normal variety wasn't available. I usually buy Black Hills ammo there. But what they had, and they had a truckload of it, was all priced at pre-panic prices.

    I bought it at Vance's in Columbus. They do sell over the net but they sell at higher prices usually. But anyone in central Ohio might want to stop by. They had .45, 9mm, and a whole bunch of stuff I haven't seen for a while. I did just miss the .22 ammo. But from what I gathered they were getting a steady supply of that. Maybe that isn't the case. I overheard some people talking and I didn't really ask when it might be back in stock because I won't be back there for a month anyway. But there was no big line to buy ammo. In fact I got right in at the counter in the back where they have the good ammo stored. Usually I have to take a number and wait. I didn't wait at all yesterday. My guess is they have had ammo for a while and the locals have bought all they want.
     
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  3. Zoogster

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    Here is some brass cased .223 in stock for $0.28 a round:

    https://www.canadaammo.com/product/detail/379/norinco-223-rem-5-56-ammo-crate-of-1600/
































    But it is Norinco and you can't have it! While the majority of products in society available may be made in China, you cannot have Chinese firearms or ammunition.
     
  4. mdauben

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    Pre-panic, my FLGS was selling 100 rnd boxes of American Eagle 5.56mm for $34.95 or about 35¢ per round.
     
  5. 95XL883

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    I got lucky this morning at WallyWorld. 300 rounds of Federal .223 55 grain for $111 (tax included.) I'm learning to show up every morning (except Wednesday and Sunday, they don't get deliveries those days) a few minutes before seven. There are about 7 of us who show up then. I'm pretty sure everybody is for their own use. The manager tries to run off the re-sellers.
     
  6. Warp

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    How in the world can own use buyers be told from re-sellers?

    So the manager makes a judgement call and decides who gets to buy from Walmart, and who doesn't?
     
  7. 95XL883

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    Can't definitely tell but it is a guess from their age, dress and demeanor. The guys I'm seeing come in separately, are in their 50's and 60's (except for one young guy), are friendly and relaxed. Some are looking for 9's, some for 22's, some for 223's.

    Apparently there were four or five guys who only showed up as a group and only on days ammo was delivered. The speculation was they knew when ammo was being delivered. One of them apparently indicated they were re-selling. I don't think he ever refused to sell to them but when he asked them to leave some for the other guys they apparently got surly.

    The managers somehow changed the unloading to limit who knew when ammo is in a shipment. Since then I've not heard about that group.

    I'm not a high volume shooter so I'll pass on the next round of 223's, but 9's and 22's are still on my want list.
     
  8. jrdolall

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    The manager at my local Walmart solved the problem by loading ammo at differetn times and some days skipping altogether after several complaints from regulars, like me, that he was always out of everything when we came in which is generally in the evening. They still sell put quickly but I have at least scored a box or three over the past few months. .22lr is all I am looking for as I have plenty of everything else.
     
  9. Cee Zee

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    Where I used to live everyone knew everyone else so it wasn't hard to know who was working at the gun shops and buying ammo to resell or the guys who were selling at flea markets. I actually had people from gun shops ask me where I was buying ammo because I told them I could get it at half the price they were selling it for. That was back in 2009 during the first panic. I don't go back to that shop. I know several others that treat people a lot better.
     
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