Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Orion8472, Aug 1, 2021.
I did buy a box of .32acp for $40 recently, half-inadvertently. Price wasn’t marked and at checkout along with a bunch of other things, I had to make a snap decision as to whether it was worth opening my mouth to pass on it when I saw the price appear. I figured ammo is ammo and I’ll have more than $40 of fun shooting a couple of those guns I mentioned, so…. May as well just buy it.
Based on previous experience, I have tried to maintain a 6 month supply of ammo for my hog control operation. I far exceeded that and still have plenty left, but with prices down significantly, some maintenance purchasing seems like good idea. I don't think we are out of the woods yet on this. This just may be the eye of the storm.
I bought a NAA "Sheriff" .22WMR revolver in February of 2020, when the hype was still escalating. I paid $350 for it, including shipping and transfer. In "easier times", it would likely have been available for $50-80 less. I just wanted one.
I did not purchase, or feel the need to purchase, any ammunition, though my shooting frequency is down (partly due to other demands, not just on ammo conservation.)
Everything else I had stockpiled for when it was cheap. I just can't see paying like $399 for the same 1k rounds of 9mm I paid $189 for just over a year ago...
Same here. As bad as I hated it, I felt like it was "now or never" at the time. I wound up paying about $45/lb for powder around the same time, too. Again, I felt like I needed it. Probably should've waited, but hindsight is always 20-20. But maybe the worst, I paid $50 for a brick of Remington Thunderbolts a couple weeks ago. That's about 2x the normal price for them, but they were the first 22lr ammo I'd seen around for less than $10 per 50 round box. I was so happy, in fact, that I bought two bricks....
It's my hope that ammo and components are coming back. I've been seeing more things available at the big retailers lately; the prices aren't bad either, but the shipping and taxes will eat you alive if you aren't careful. There are a few things that I'd like to have, and a few things I'm getting low on, but I think I'll wait 'til fall and see how it looks. Then I'll replenish what I absolutely have to have, and hold out for better times on the rest.
Ha, I am the same way about scope mounts... I usually get the highest rings I can find and they seem to work fine for me. I like a high mount so I don't have to tilt my neck as much and keep it more straight.
I did buy a few things that I probably overpaid for. Paid almost $400 for a case of 9mm, paid close to $700 for an 870TB that from what I can tell, we're selling closer to $300-$400 in years prior (maybe not directly related to covid or 2020 election, more likely Remington shutting down).
I overpaid because I typically shoot my 9mm's the most and it's what I usually have the least of, especially during the shortage and the price was considerably lower than could be found anywhere else, but considerably more than it was pre covid. Had to make a choice, choke a lil on price or not shoot.
The 870TB? I paid what I thought was fair and knowing that nothing like that will ever be coming out of any Remington or RemArms plant in the future, I decided it probably best to jump while they are still sub $1K guns. I've learned the hard way in the past, sometimes there is a gun or something you want that's priced a little out of your comfort zone, you wait just to find out later you were a fool and the price you could of paid was a bargain......
I'm running low on powder for .223, so eventually I might considering overpaying on H335 or RL15 if I can find some. I think what I have I can make last another years still though.
I picked up a Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55 for $600 early this year in very good (bore is mint) condition and thought I stole it at that price lol.
[email protected] All my other guns are well fed.
I sold several guns and lots of ammo, did very well.
Still have everything I need.
I recently overpaid for Crimson Trace Master Series for a roundbutt 1911 but I think that's been discontinued too. I paid just over $400.00 but that will go on a carry gun soon.
I bought 1000 rounds of my chosen defensive loads just as the panic set in. I came so soon there was no price increase but the order took like an hour to place online, the websites were that slow.
Same here. Money is tight and will get tighter. Years ago I changed how I thought about losing an auction. Instead of being downcast I would be happy for the guy that won. As my girl says "life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react."
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