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Stop Buying Ammo For a Month...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rawss, Mar 23, 2013.

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  1. Rawss

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  2. GCBurner

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    I haven't bought any ammo in a month because there hasn't been any ammo to BUY in a month.
     
  3. Agsalaska

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    Prices on ammo will come down. Probably in 2013.
     
  4. mrvco

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    Ammohoilcs Anonymous :eek:
     
  5. nathan

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    Academy has plenty of shotgun ammo . I got a box of BB steel shot (25 shells) for $15 .
     
  6. 22-rimfire

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    The only ammunition I have seen for handguns has been priced at least 50% over regular pricing. I refuse to buy. Frankly, there is little ammunition available that I have seen to "not buy".
     
  7. tyeo098

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    I havent bought ammo in a while.
    Reload.
     
  8. nosmr2

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    Not much on the shelves to buy.
     
  9. MagnunJoe

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    I haven't bought any amo in 4 months.
     
  10. Hacker15E

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    Haven't bought any mostly because I can't find any!
     
  11. joeschmoe

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    If you stop buying gas for a month will the price go down? Same answer. No.
     
  12. mokin

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    I'm in the same boat as the rest of you who haven't been able to find any for a while. I think the last ammunition I bought was back in January.
     
  13. orionengnr

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    I haven't bought ammo in better than a year.
    Hasn't seemed to do much to impact supply or demand, though.
     
  14. Ms_Dragon

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    No the prices won't go down with the rate the American government is buying up ammo.

    Stocking up for expected civil unrest?

    Artificially causing a ammo drought, causing price rises to a point that put mass buys are out of the reach of civilians?

    Your guess is as good as mine.
     
  15. JohnKSa

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    I don't think it will make much difference.

    Based on a conversation with the ammo counter clerk at my local Wal-Mart, the same small group of people (less than 5) camp out in the store for 3-4 hours waiting for each ammunition shipment that comes in. They buy it all and the shelves stay bare.

    Any real solution will have to get through to the small but highly motivated group of people who are insuring that the shelves stay empty.

    People don't understand how the ammunition supply chain works. It doesn't take very many people to start or maintain an ammunition shortage, and once it's established, it takes a long time for things to get back to normal.
    The information is out there, but the truth isn't as "sexy" as the conspiracy theories. In a recent year, DHS shooting facilities trained 70,000 federal LEOs from 90 different agencies. That takes a LOT of ammunition, and that doesn't even get into issue ammunition for the approximately 150,000 federal LEOs and training that takes place in other LE training facilities.

    Besides the massive figures that are being bandied about on the web are actually for multi-year OPTION contracts. That is, the contracts allow the government the OPTION to purchase up to the stated amounts, they are not fixed quantity contracts.
     
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    gee, i stocked up after the first obama debacle and replaced stuff as needed. i also cast and reload 45acp--got plenty of supplies for a long time. i was at an indoor range last week burning through about 150 rounds of 22's with my uzi and a guy walks by and comments about my wasteful nature :eek:. oh well, he didn't dampen my day.:evil:
     
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    I got lucky a few weeks ago and was at Walmart when ammo came out and got my 3 boxes of 9mm and that's the last ammo I bought since November or December. This is my first shortage and I have started acquiring reloading items for when the market returns to normal.
     
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    Since these people are buying the ammo for resale, if we stop buying from them at inflated prices they will loose money and stop cleaning out all the ammo at Walmart.
     
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    Sorry I couldn't listen for all 8 minutes. I agree with everyone stop buying ammo for a month. Then I can go Wal-mart and pick up some for the range.
     
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    I think it's very likely that at least some of them are buying to resell, but I don't think it's a given that all of them are.
     
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    i have seen this cited a bunch by people on here but have also seen it completely debunked by the manufacturers. I dont believe the government purchasing habits are a major factor right now.
     
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    The only ammo I have bought in the last 5 months was an ammo can of Federal buckshot. I reload, and have bought components as available, but will refrain from doing that for several more months, unless a quantity of bullets I have on backorder comes in. I don't think I'm currently contributing to the "crisis".
     
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    Haven't bought ammo for two months. But if the rest of you guys don't want to buy for awhile, I'll be glad to buy ammo at some reasonable prices as soon as it hits the shelf!
     
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    I haven't bought ammo since December 21st.


    Got some reloading components that've come along at a good price, but I've actively not bought ammo. I'm not taking part in this insanity.
     
  25. Queen_of_Thunder

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    My WalMart doesn't get ammo but my local Acadmy does. I show up as early as 6am a full 2 hours before the store opens in hopes of getting first dibs on what ever shows up. I've been doing this since January. Its down right cold and the wind doesn't help either. I and a few others do this just to get our 1 box of ammo. If we are lucky we might leave with 1box each of 22lr,9mm and 223 and there have been times when there was nothing to buy.

    Thing is every store I know of has limits, some here locally will only sell ammo if you buy a gun. If you shop online you also see limits on the amount you can purchase.

    Now this excuse of people standing in line to buy all of the ammo up is nonsense. I suggest if you or anyone else who wants ammo that you adopt our methods. If you want ammo these days you have to work for it and that means standing in line waiting to buy ammo be it at Walmart,Academy or where ever. It hasn't been easy but the work has paid off.
     
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