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More ammo for civies with drops in military demand

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AirPower, Jul 24, 2007.

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  1. AirPower

    AirPower Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070723/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/the_bullet_business

     
  2. dmftoy1

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    I'd be willing to bet that we're at least 2-3 years until we get back to seeing LC XM193 for $180 per k. (if ever)

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  3. hotpig

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    The days of buying cheap ammo at cost are gone for good. Now that most surplus ammo is gone we have no choice but to buy new factory stuff.
     
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    Yeah, let's see,,,,
    35 cents a round times 20 equals $7.00 times 50 boxes equals $350.00 and that is what they are saying is their average cost time 20 percent for markup equals $410.00 plus shipping and or sales tax,,,,,,,,

    We are selling premium .223 for $7.99 a box and working on a 13 percent mark-up so the reps $7.00 a box cost is not too far off the mark.
    I am betting 7.62X51 is closer to .60 cents a round cost and .50 Browning is somewhere around $2.00 a round cost.
    I do believe the days of super cheap ammo are a thing of the past.
     
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    If they produce it for the civilian market, then that is what they are doing. The EO, I believe, only applies to surplus US military ammo that has sat in military warehouses and lasted past its expiration date... someone correct me if that is wrong.

    I just can't believe that their manufacturing cost is .35 per round of M855. Or that the government pays anywhere near that amount. According to that, it would cost the goverment $490,000,000 a year (plus whatever markup Alliant puts on) just for rifle ammo? Doesn't sound right to me. You can still buy on the civilian market for close to .35, and we pay way more than the goverment does.
     
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    well, if the government was SMART, they'd have something...perhaps they could call it something like the Civilian Marksmanship Program--where they encouraged average citizens to shoot, which would increase sales for arms companies to keep them going in times of peace, plus develop marksmanship skills in it's citizens for times of war, which would be an advantage...too bad nobody ever thought of that...
     
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    I don't think that M855 costs $.35 a round to make. That is the average cost for all ammo produced, which includes other rounds, including tracers, .50 cal, etc. It still seems high to me though.
     
  8. Dienekes

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    Whether or not the politicians and soccer moms know it, we are into the Long War here and there will be considerable expenditures of small arms ammo (or training therefor) for years to come.

    If the lion is getting ready to lie down with the lamb it's not friendship but lunch time.

    What we need is less team sports and more rifle shooting in our schools. Fewer golf courses and more rifle ranges.
     
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    [QUOTE What we need is less team sports and more rifle shooting in our schools. Fewer golf courses and more rifle ranges. QUOTE]AMEN!!
     
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