Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hotajax, May 4, 2013.
Yeah, a guy can tell you he can sell it to you for a low price. But if he doesn't have it, call me back and let me know how much you paid as a kid, OK?
Dick Morris reported this past week that part of the ammo shortage is that the US Govt is buying up available supplies.
Unless I absolutely had to shoot .22LR right now, I would freakin' wait until it drops to at least half that (and it will).
There are plenty of folks with buyer's remorse having spent $7 or $8 for a box of what sold for $1.49 a year ago. I'm quite certain that most who jump on this "deal" will be counted among them unless they can forever convince themselves that the immediate need for this ammunition was dire enough to justify the price. Good luck with that.
.22LR is still being made. It will continue to be made and imported. Supply will increase as demand wanes. This stuff will sell for less than $20 once again in the not-too-distant future.
Besides, paying these prices for ammunition only continues to maintain a demand that justifies the inflated prices.
The sky is not falling.
Nobody said the sky was falling, those are your words. I only put it up there so that those who wanted to buy it, could.
A quote from you: ".22LR is still being made". Really? You think all the ammo guys quit making it? When it's $2, go buy some. Call me to prove me wrong, OK?
You don't have to buy it, you don't have to read my posts. In fact, please don't. You missed my whole point. I put this post up for one reason: So that those who want the ammo can buy it. I don't have a dog in this fight, and nothing in my life will change whether you like the price or not. Hot Ajax Out
Don't take my comments personally, they weren't necessarily directed at anyone in particular.
I didn't say the ammo you linked to was unfairly priced considering today's insanely panicked market. However, the environment which we are fostering by gobbling up ammunition at greatly inflated prices is my concern.
I can only hope the profits that are being made by ammunition companies that cannot make their products fast enough to sate our sudden voracious appetite trickles to the lobbies that defend our rights.
No, .22LR cannot be found for $2/currently. But it will in time. When demand wanes, all the sooner.
If no one bought a box of .22LR for $5 today because it was priced too high, it wouldn't be priced at $5 tomorrow.
I took this ammo as a good sign. That maybe prices will be cheap again and ammo available. Midway USA also had Federal Gold Target (bricks) the other day for $37. That isn't horrible for their "gold" series. I normally buy the $19.99 blue boxes for most of my plinking though.
This is something that ammo companies themselves have proved to be nuttin' but BS. WE are the shortage.....especially when it comes to .22LR. At a 40th Anniversary party for a friend yesterday he told me the day before he saw Farm and Fleet finally had bulk pacs of .22LR on the shelves so he bought two. He got home and realized he hadn't shot two bulk pacs worth of .22LR ammo up in the past 20 years and that he too, was part of the problem.
They have a missile division, too.
U sure about that?
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