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Its about to get more expensive to enjoy our hobby

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Fat_46, Aug 1, 2007.

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  1. Fat_46

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  2. Neo-Luddite

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    I like hard evidence so I can justify the credit card use to my Mrs.

    She's not unreasonable, but she requires hard data--thanks.
     
  3. TexKettering

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    Did you read the factory letters in that link?
     
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    Wonderful....

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  5. strat81

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    Yuck, even components are going up.

    Any word on powder and primers from some of the other companies?
     
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    Yes. The Remington and Winchester letter looked like the same person wrote them...
    I gotta stock up. Dadgum it, always when I am low on funds!:fire::what:
     
  7. fletcher

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    I always stick with Wolf for plinking (I'm cheap) anyways, but this will definitely make practicing with carry ammo and shooting .22 more expensive :(

    Those are pretty big increases.


    For easy reference:

     
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    Cast bullets have really made a big jump since last month at both Midway and Cabelas. Haven't checked brass yet but would bet it's up more too. Kinda rough on us poorer shooters.:(
     
  10. Essex County

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    It has never been cheap. I used to shoot a lot of home cast .30 caliber bullets over efficent powders. One hundred rounds of common brass ( '06, .308 ) will last You a long time. Don't give up the ship! Essex
     
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    When will this madness stop?
     
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    You can thank the war for this. Simple supply and demand. Problem is, even after the war goes away, the cost increase won't. By that time we will have sucked up the cost and demand will resume.

    Later,
    Chrome...
     
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    More incentive to start reloading. :D
     
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    Reloading materials are going up as well..
     
  15. Prince Yamato

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    Buy foreign...
     
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    Weak dollar = higher prices on imports.

    You get screwed no matter which way you turn. Thankfully wages are rising just as fast, right...?

    :banghead:
     
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    Stock up on bullets, primers and powder now!
     
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    If I turn in an old car battery for lead, will they give me a discount?
     
  19. CDignition

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    lol.. you guys dont knw what expensive hobbies are if you think this is "big bucks"... its nothing. If you cant justify it, reload..if you cant justify that, do something else.
     
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    Well that got me to order another 400 rounds. It's still cheaper than skiing.
     
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    How many of your hobbies have had consumable items increase in price over 100% in the past 2 years? Sure, a box of WWB 9mm going from $8 to $16 may not seem like a lot, but multiply that out per range session per month, and to someone who doesn't have a whole lot of free cash (considering they have mortgage, car, student loan, internet payments) it adds up.
     
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    funny, this is the only place I've heard of it.
    me thinks maybe it's a gimmick to get some quick revenue before sept. 1.

    Either way, stock up...can't hurt anything to get yours now before the demand drops and prices fall.
     
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    The winchester one is dated June 29,2007. And isn't signed. It is however, scanned it. So, whoever got it got an unsigned copy.

    Remington's is from July 3.

    never heard of Natchezss.com, I wonder why they're the only ones who get this information. It's not fair that the biggest ammo distributors aren't sharing this SALES DRIVING information with us, the consumer. If they did, they would make more money by everyone stocking up this month.

    Here's something notable...
    http://www.atk.com/Customer_Solutions_AmmunitionSystems/cs_as_ma_sc.asp
    "In the last four years, we have quadrupled production and reduced the price of each round of ammunition, saving taxpayers $300 million during the first half of our 10-year contract. "

    There is nothing, on either Winchester's News section, or ATK's small caliber section to support the documents shared by the www.natchezss.com website.
     
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    well you can sell an old car battery and its worth about $1.00 and in some places Ive seen them go for as much as $3.00. most scrap metal recyclers take car batteries. Scrap lead sells for .20/lb and brass can range from 1.25-1.75/lb. I know this because I make my living selling scrap metal. These are the current average prices in ohio but may vary depending on where you live. dont expect recycling more to drop ammo prices:cool:, but it may give you some extra cash to buy ammo however.
     
  25. CDignition

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    So, you're not complaining about the Price, per say, just the Increase??.. It was stupid cheap before, and is just now starting to catch up to Inflation(kinda like gas prices)...

    Try Dragracing a high 7 Second car for one year...or anything to do with owning an airplane...or a good size boat(30' and up).. this is nothing...

    But Internet is free... so you can pretend to shoot and tell us how you did right here. We wont know.

     
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