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Post-election buying panic mega thread of power

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by horsemen61, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. Kyle M.

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    I'm gonna sit in the basement and reload while all the crazies pay $50 a box for cci blazer 9mm. Ok that might be a little exaggerated :D, either way I'm not running out of components any time soon.
     
  2. bobinoregon

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    I personally think there is more to fear from the profiteers driving up prices with panic talk than there is from who is president. I buy ahead when I have the extra money and keep a reasonable amount of supplies.
     
  3. tyeo098

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    I just got a VERY used lee pro1000.
    I cranked out 250 9mm's last night in an hour.

    Coming from a single stage it was a beautiful feeling.
     
  4. medalguy

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    Changes in my buying, no. I'm still buying guns, primers, powder, brass and bullets when I find good deals. They're out there. You can never have too much of anything. Well, maybe political ads......:neener:
     
  5. kazaam

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    So, if there is a price increase, how crazy will it be? Lets say I can get 9mm for $0.21/round...what am I looking at now?
     
  6. JohnBT

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    There will be plenty of ammo as soon as the president ends the war. He promised he'd end the war, didn't he? Four years ago?

    John
     
  7. Rob0321

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    Went by WalMart at 7:00 this morning, the shelves were well on their way to being empty.

    If anyone here follows the market, as could have been predicted while the DJIA is down over 300 points, Ruger and S&W are in the green.

    Give it all a month and everything will come back to "normal"
     
  8. razorback2003

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    Congress makes the laws, not the president. We do not live in a dictatorship yet. Congress did not really change so i am not worried.
     
  9. 45_auto

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    You may want to do a little research on "executive orders". I believe that some from World War 2 are still in effect. It was an executive order that put all Japanese-Americans into prison camps during WW2. I believe Bush and Clinton used them to deny importation of some firearms.

     
  10. 4kdave

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    You are forgetting about our President's use of Executive Orders. He doesn't need Congress as he proved the last 4 yrs
     
  11. silicosys4

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    IF and when the time comes, I'm stocking up on insulin, and necessary pharmaceuticals. I believe I'll get further in providing and bartering necessary, lifegiving aid to my neighbors and newly-independant community, than being that guy that sprays bullets at anything that walks by.


    Really...how many people do you expect to have to kill if it comes down to it?
     
  12. silicosys4

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    No. If the time comes that having or not having 1k rounds of ammo will make or break you, Insulin and other pharmaceuticals will be just as if not more important. If you want leverage for the endtimes, stock up on that.
     
  13. tyeo098

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    5 years of calladooty has prepared me for this very moment :p
     
  14. Warp

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    Target Sports USA had the Federal bulk XM855, 1k rounds, for $420 shipped last night. It's up to $450 now.

    The PMC Bronze .223 was $350 shipped last night. It's $380 now.

    However, the $390 shipped 1k of XM193 has come back in stock.


    Also, I watched SGAmmo last night. They had 1k round cases of PMC Bronze .223 for $320 (~$16 for shipping). They had over 90 listed on the page hours after the election was called. At 4 AM Eastern it was down to 7, and they are of course all gone now.
     
  15. Fishslayer

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    As much as everybody likes to hate on WalMart they are one of the few that didn't jack up their prices in '09. Word on the street was that they were always out of ammo because Big 5 & the local ranges were buying it all up.

    I bought my first handgun in November '08, by Feb '09 I was loading my own. But I still have... ummm... well... "a whole lot" of commercial .45ACP for which I paid 40 to 45 cents a round.:eek: It just sits under the bed & I look at it as a fairly liquid asset that I simply "bought too soon." ;)

    My local gun board has an "ammo & reloading" WTS forum. I've been able to jump on the odd good deal from time to time. Got plenty of makin's and milsurp to feed my range habit and ward off the zombies for quite awhile.

    Be interesting to see what those SPP .45ACP brass is worth when nobody can find LP primers. ;)
     
  16. Fishslayer

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    AIM Surplus, no x39 at all.

    Plenty at SGAmmo & Widener's, but the crates of milsurp Yugo x39 on strippers is OOS.
     
  17. silicosys4

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    ^^ That wasn't my experience, when boxes of 20 5.56x45 went from $4.97 to $9.97 at Walmart in 2008, and have stayed there ever since
     
  18. Analogkid

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    True story. Went into the local Wal-Mart around 11:00 am this morning to pick up the Crosman 760 they have on sale. They had 4 people running the counter Selling Ammo and Selling/Showing guns while i was in line to pay for the air rifle.

    They called a 5th person up to try and speed up the process. When the Young lady that came up to help she also inquired what the Hoopla was about.. The Manager Said it was a Rush from from "The Election"

    To which the young lady replied...."Oh did that Romney guy win?"

    The Crosman works great..............
     
  19. Texan Scott

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    Nice of the mods to lump these into a single thread, kinda shovel all the poo into one pile. :neener:
    Just checked Ammo2Go. No price increases on my faves, all still in stock. If panicky Petes will kindly limit their frenzy to 9mm, 223, and AR bits, the Texan Scott thinks he'll get on with life and be ok.

    Today is a GREAT day to be a Texan!
     
  20. Kyle M.

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    I was in my lgs at lunch time, the owner said the only thing he's sold all day was a savage axis .223 and a couple bricks of .22l.r.
     
  21. Analogkid

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    I want to move to texas........
     
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    Bricks of .22 have been gone from the area walmarts for weeks now...
     
  23. kimbershot

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    45acp guy

    just bought a couple more pounds of powder. have primers, lead and brass on hand and i chase my brass--so i won't ever be brass-less. also have about 10k 22lr's for my ruger mark 3's. i will replace supplies as i use them--a brick, a pound or 1k of primers.

    not into ar's anymore but guys at lgs were buying multiple stripped receivers this morning.:eek:
     
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    I just got back from an Academy Sports on my lunch break. Really just went there out of curiosity. I had flashbacks of 08 when I got to the ammunition isle. It was crowded. But, all of the prices seemed to be the same...

    One guy had all of the Winchester 100 packs of 12g birdshot and random stacks of buck and slugs in his cart. Awesome...

    Then I got down to rifle ammo and the x39 was almost gone. 380 pistol ammo was wiped out except a box or two of Hornady defense ammo. I almost expected that from the last panic buying incident. 22lr bulk packs were getting slim.

    I was hoping there wouldn't be a situation like this. I learned my lesson after the last one. I had a hard time keeping my x39's fed and that little shortage taught me to think about doing 30-40 rd mag dumps! I walked out today with a 30 cal bore brush and some gunslick foam and a good feeling. I for once felt like I was ahead of the curve!
     
  25. Warp

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    I ordered a case of Federal XM193.

    $395 shipped.

    Good Lord that is expensive. :(

    I should have jumped all over the $336 for 1k of PMC Bronze shipped from SGAmmo before they ran out.
     
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