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Slack tide turning for ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Creature, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. Creature

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    I just visited my LGS here in Virginia Beach and I was amazed to behold the shelves full of rifles and uppers of every description and, more amazingly, what had to be a ton of ammunition of every caliber, be it pistol and rifle.

    .223 especially was plentiful with every bullet weight and brand in abundance. The cherry on top of this wonderful experience was that the ammunition was at what I would call pre-panic costs.
     
  2. c4v3man

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    Must have been a nice dream...

    That being said, I'm seeing alot more .223 popping up for ~$.30 a round online, which is a good sign. AR's are also available from $800 on up pretty frequently.

    Local walmart's still cleaned out though, of everything but the premium stuff.
     
  3. Creature

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    I assure you, it was no 'dream'. I bought ten boxes of 223.
     
  4. Queen_of_Thunder

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    Then drugs.
     
  5. OldBrownDog

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    Was at my LGS/indoor range this morning to shoot. Saw 15 AR's, along with an even dozen Garands and M1A's on the rack. And all at reasonable prices - Windham Weaponry ARs were around $900 and they had a ton of ammo on the shelves. Got me a couple boxes of .45ACP and .22LR :D
     
  6. c4v3man

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    I was just kidding. Enjoy your bounty!
     
  7. 1KPerDay

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    Where?
     
  8. returningfire

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    Ain't nothing on the shelves in Western NC.
     
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    ... or eastern.
     
  10. Queen_of_Thunder

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    Nothing at all in West Texas. I doubt you could find enough to fill one 10 round mag. My local Academy got a case of 45 and some 7.62x54R and that was it.
     
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    what shop in VB? I'll gladly drive the hour to get some.
     
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    were still pretty dry here.
     
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    My LGS had a few ARs on the wall today. First time I had seen any that were available for sale since a few days after the shooting when the panic hit its peak.

    I wouldn't say things were plentiful. Shelves were still pretty barren, ammo was still gone, etc... but there was definitely more than previously.
     
  14. Tallen45

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    I was jumping for joy when I finally found a box of blazer aluminum 9mm. Ammo is nonexistent in my area.
     
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    Had something funny happen to me today. I had been to several lgs and Academy looking for 12 & 20 guage 2 3/4 inch field loads and they have been nonexistent in my area. Today I went to a farm supply store and they had several shelves of both Winchester & Remington 2 3/4 inch shotshells in 12 & 20 guage but no 3 inch rounds. Then I happened to think, they cater to farm people and most rural people still have 2 3/4 inch chambers and that includes me! The farm supply hadn't been affected by the run on gun stores. Couldn't believe my good fortune.
     
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    Got an Email, Brownell's has shipped my backordered Black Dog AR-15 .22lr magazines, ordered mid December.

    Maybe things are slowly approaching some semblance of normal again. We can only hope!
     
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    A LGS had a shipment of ARs that were going for pre-panic prices, but as far as ammo goes, its just like when I go fishing. People near the empty shelves tell me I should have been there yesterday, or, we had some .22's earlier... Either my luck stinks or they're lying. Regardless, I don't have much left to shoot.
     
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    I fear that right now drugs are probably in more abundance and easier to get than ammo. I wonder how hard aspirin is? I wonder if it would fit in my mini lathe?
     
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    If so, it will take some time yet before the mule trains make it to Montana.
     
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    I'd try Centrum Silver first. You can't even digest those things.
     
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    When I see S&B and Winchester White box .308 on the shelf for under $20 I'll believe it.
     
  22. Bad Andy

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    I was at one of my LGS today, they had plenty of ammo, 223, 5.56, 9mm, 40S&W, 45 ACP, 380, ect...plenty of it in stock and more on the way. Hopefully. Those guys say that by summer the shortage will be over and ammo will be plentiful and cheap.
     
  23. Creature

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    Their pre-panic prices were still pretty high.
     
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    Still nothing in Austin area Walmart or Acadamy. You can get all the 12ga you need and if you shoot 30-06 and 243 your in good shape but past that its go fish.

    What scares me is will the thought what if the sellers have gotten so use to the demand and price that we will see little if any easing of the price for a long time. eventuly market saturation and no demand will force prices back to some sort of normal but what will that new normal look like???

    WB
     
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