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Reloading prices going up

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Littlewolf, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. Littlewolf

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    Went in a LGS yesterday to see how prices had changed since the election. Looked at prices on primers in comparison with just two weeks ago. Prices for Winchester Large Rifle primers had increased from $3.35 per hundred to $4.00 per hundred. Increases were seen with other primers though not with bullets at this point. The obvious reason reported was the results of the election. While this is not a massive increase [19%], it is politically driven. Makes me wonder if we will see prices like we saw four years ago. :eek::eek: :banghead:
     
  2. MaterDei

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    That was purely a profit driven increase, not politically driven one. Congress has not even been in session since the election they couldn't have done anything to cause an increase.

    My advise is to not buy any until he lowers them back down.
     
  3. smalls

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    Oh. My. God.

    He hasn't even finished his victory dance yet, how has he had time to introduce any anti gun bills?

    I'm not happy he won, either. But this "ALL OUR GUNS ARE GOING TO TAKEN AND BULKETS ARE GOING TO COST $1,000,000 A PIECE" crap had got to end, unless he actually tries to do something.

    It has nothing to do with the election, your LGS is just trying to take advantage of people.
     
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  4. ErikO

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    Personally, gouging is a reason to find a new source. I have had several smaller providers of firearms equipment let me know via FB and email that their distributors have raised prices on a few things and I appreciate the heads-up. What we don't need is F.U.D. being used to pull more green from our wallets.

    CTD! is already on that bandwagon. Screw those guys.
     
  5. ColtPythonElite

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    This thread is why I stocked up months ago.
     
  6. coalman

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    Capitalism at work.
     
  7. Queen_of_Thunder

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    Yep thats the truth. Many of our fellow gun owners are running around thinking the UN will be knocking down doors before Monday to collect our guns. Of course these people are making gun owners look like a bunch of loony birds. I'm not saying one shouldn't be vigilant but one must also act in a rational manner. I have friends who have gone overboard since Wednesday morning. They have simply lost their minds. They were normal people on Monday but were out spending thousands of dollars on guns,ammo and food the day after the election. Its crazy.
     
  8. hso

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    [strike]politically[/strike] stupidity/panic/greed driven

    Prices haven't changed where I get them, but then there are over a dozen gun shops in the area as well as about a gun show a month.
     
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  9. smalls

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    These people should be running sales.

    It might get those people who rarely break out that old revolver out of their drawer to hit the range more often, and interact with us fellow gun nuts, which in turn might get them more politically active.
     
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    Wow, that's $40 a brick! I just bought two bricks of CCI at a gun show today at $28 each. :)
     
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    I would have thought ammo prices would rise before reloading components. Looks like both will spike. I checked online to compare prices for the primers the OP referenced. A person would have to buy in bulk to get a much better deal, particularly due to HAZMAT fees, at least where I looked.
     
  13. PVD

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    Haven't seen any noticeable price jumps in this area. Yesterday I bought a bag of 7 1/2 shot at a LGS. The owner charged me less than his posted price which is as good as any I have found elsewhere. And it's not that I'm one of his better customers.
     
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    Supply/demand, mostly greed.
     
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    Buy online. If you can' buy enough to offset the $25 hazmat fee then go in with some others and create a bigger order. Midway still has WLP's for $33 per thousand. That guy will lower his prices when he loses business.
     
  16. TennJed

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    Local big box store still is stocked up and prices are the same. Got some powder for $17.99 and a box of priners for $29.99
     
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    Before you go blaming your LGS for "gouging" you ( something that can't happen if you willingly pay), is that his replacement costs from his distributor might have also gone up. Component makers typically raise their prices 2X per year, and this could easily be the reason - if his replacement costs have gone up, then he needs to raise the price on his current stock to be able to buy new inventory
     
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    If you think they just raised prices because they think folks will get scared and buy it anyway, then don't buy it. Simple.
     
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    Powder Valley has Tula small pistol primers for $19.60/1k.
     
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    If prices are going up, it's due to gunowners and shooters.
     
  21. jmorris

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    From the morning after the election.

    http://m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/n..._host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=US&.lang=en-US


    http://marketdailynews.com/2012/11/...les-high-capacity-magazines-and-pistol-grips/



    I don't panic buy, just have a very nice stock for myself. Buy enough from powder valley for free shipping and you'll have plenty of supplies at a good price. I'm all for supporting local business but when they try to "stick it to me" I don't let them.
     
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    At my local big box store, no run on components, no price change. That was yesterday, Saturday Nov 10.
     
  23. Walkalong

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    Want to and can do are two different things. No use fretting yet. The antis are still out there, just as they were before, but they have lost a lot of traction in the last few years, and just having a President that sides with them is not enough to push through legislation.

    Let's not freak out just yet. :)
     
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    Well at least one thing is working in our favor, if the mayan calendar is correct the world will end on Dec 21, 2012. That's at least a full month before he can be sworn in as president again (LOL). I guess the jokes on him. (LOL) Either way we are screwed!!! (LOL)

    If you can't laugh about it, you will start crying.
    Jim
     
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    In the end, No one gets out alive Do they ?.
     
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