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The most insane ammo price I have ever seen

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rooter, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. rooter

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    I drove near K Mart today and since I had not been to K Mart in years, thought I would check to see if they have kept pace with ammo prices in the area or if I could score a deal. I looked at a 500 round bulk pack of Winchester .22LR hp. The price was 29.99. I do not know if this is the way things will end up, but 13.00 at Walmart isn't looking so bad anymore.
     
  2. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Senior Member

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    Hmm... pointing to any clues as to why K Marts are shutting down?
     
  3. doubleg

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    The Gander by me has those for 25.00. :(
     
  4. Big45

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    My local guy has South African .308 in the 140 round battlepacks for $114. That's dollars. One-hundred-AND-fourteen dollars. For 140 rounds. You wanna get nuts? C'mon, lets get nuts.
     
  5. skynyrd1911

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    Holy Crap!!! :eek:
     
  6. Zedicus

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    Cabelas in Boise is keeping fairly stable prices just now, no idea what 22LR costs atm there but 250 Rounds of 180 grn Magtech .40 S&W was priced at $79 earlier this week.
    (if I wasn't broke I would have grabbed a box)
     
  7. coyotehitman

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    There will be a point where folks simply stop buying ammo. At the present, I will not entertain buying any commercial centerfire rounds.

    I am not an economist, but I disagree with the buy now, it will only get worse philosophy. Buying now, increasing demand in a market without an infinite supply, drives the price up. DO NOT BUY NOW, let ammo sit on the shelves of merchants nationwide, and lets see what the sale prices look like this time next year.

    I understand the ammo market is unique and the price of metals is derived from other factors and events, but merchants generally "mark to market." This is why the sweater that costs 89.00 on December 23rd is on sale for 9.99 on January 5th and the store just eats the loss.

    Any true economists care to chime in on a strategy for dealing with these prices.
     
  8. Bazooka Joe71

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    LOL, just can't help but laugh.

    There's a good reason I have been to Gander once, and once only.:barf:
     
  9. moe.ron

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    How about $30 bones for a WWB 100 rounder!
     
  10. Hook686

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    The dollar is not worth what it once was and the Good Old USA no longer manufactures like it once did. Look no further most of you on this board voted for him not once, but twice.

    How many of you buy American ?
     
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    500 rounds of CCI .22 lr standard velocity set me back $46.50 last week here in Australia. I'll take $29.00 any day.
     
  12. CBS220

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    Before we get too politikul, the alternative was a pair of hard-core gun banners.
     
  13. gristle head

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    Yeah, if we had voted for the other choice ammo prices wouldn't be a problem. We would have no guns in which to shoot it.
     
  14. esmith

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    This is why i bought 4400 rounds of federal bulk pack .22 at walmart for 12 bucks ahwile back. Going to a big gun show in about 7 hours, hoping on finding some cheap mosin ammo, or anything cheap for that matter. I have started to discourage people from getting into shooting because its addicting and expensive, not a good combination.

    At some point it will get so bad that i will probably just sell all my guns and pour it all into fishing or something else. At this rate, investing in guns is sort of like investing in real estate, prices are going up and up and up...

    Ah yes, blame it on ol G.W. huh? Well im guessing you are ignorant to the fact that the opposite in both elections would have jacked up ammo prices ON PURPOSE as a backdoor attempt to stop our right to bear arms. Maybe you haven't heard of the bill that wanted to introduce a fifty cent tax on .22LR bullets, and i mean on each separate round. Luckily for you it was shot down (no pun intended)... I suppose you are just one of the many sheeple that have been indoctrinated by the hate speech of the Left. In the words of Jim Quinn, you need to "grow up." But hey, i guess the hard headed need to be hit a little harder sometimes...
     
  15. goon

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    I haven't really seen anything as bad as some of you.
    Picked up some 9mm 124 grain Federal HST today for $20 per box of 50. I didn't think it was that bad.
    Generally I also don't have any plans to buy a whole lot more ammo now, but I have been buying it lately as I could afford.
    I never had the amount stored I wanted so I found a part time job to fuel my habit and set to filling an ammo can for every caliber.
    Now that I have my minimun requirement met (still need just a couple boxes of .308 JSP) I won't be adding to the problem.
    Hell, I can't afford to buy any more ammo unless it's bulk packed .22LR.

    But for those who find themselves without "enough", I do advise buying it now.
    If something happens tomorrow and you need another 20 rounds of 00 buck that you didn't buy yesterday because it was too expensive, that would really suck.
    I don't think it will get any cheaper, and if you need ammo NOW, no price will seem too high.
    Consider the cost if you don't have it.
     
  16. doberman

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    With the cost of ammo prices these days I have truely come to know the understanding of the cost benefit of the "one shot one kill" methodology.

    ;)
     
  17. takhtakaal

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    I about crapped myself when I saw federal 550 round bulk pack for $17 at Cabela's. $5 less at Wal*Mart -- suck up your revulsion and deal!

    If you don't like what it is now, you'll hate what it'll be going for in October, for sure. November and December might take some wind out of the ammo and magazine bear markets' sails, if we get anyone besides the worst and worser of The Three Evils™ who are the likely candidates.

    Really, all of this speculative buying is a crazy crap shoot. There's some what if potential, for sure -- as in, what if they convince someone that AWB II is political suicide? If they do, the market will have been flooded with all manner of expensively gotten tactiloot, and the wisest of us may have been those who have held off on the panic acquisitions.

    Then again, I may be typing out my butt, too. Knowing that I have most of what I feel I might need is a bit reassuring.
     
  18. Titan6

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    What we need to do see, is lower the interest rates see, and make more money. This way we will have more money to buy that stuff with.

    At least that is what I hear on TV.
     
  19. sublimaze41

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    I wish I could see my old shooting buddies from Maryland. Oh, they use to laugh at me for reloading .380, 9mm and .223.

    I am currently shooting .223 for about $150 per 1,000.
     
  20. MIL-DOT

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    Look no further most of you on this board voted for him not once, but twice.

    (quote) Before we get too politikul, the alternative was a pair of hard-core gun banners.

    Exactly, and if you want to place blame for the fact that everything now says "made in China", you need to back it up one more administration .
     
  21. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    Here in the middle of Outer Montana, the price of .22 rimfire ammo has gone nuts. Last fall, Big R had a pallet of American Eagle 400 round bricks being sold for $9.90 a brick. Now, at the same store, it's $13.90 a brick. But wait, it gets even more interesting. Down the street at Scheel's, the same brick that's $13.90 at Big R, is $17.99 if I remember correctly.

    So, how can Big R sell for $4.00 a brick cheaper? Or perhaps the real question ought to be, who's gouging & who's not?

    900F
     
  22. nicholst55

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    sublimaze41 wrote: "I wish I could see my old shooting buddies from Maryland. Oh, they use to laugh at me for reloading .380, 9mm and .223.

    I am currently shooting .223 for about $150 per 1,000."

    The price of reloading components has gone up right along with the cost of factory ammo, unfortunately. There are spot shortages of primers to deal with, and milsurp brass has just about dried up completely. What you can find costs three times what it did a year ago.

    Still, reloading is the way to go. Although I do wish I'd bought a boxcar load of Port 7.62 when it was going for $139.00 per K a few years ago as an investment... :evil:
     
  23. greyling22

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    I was at cheaper than dirt in ft. worth a month ago, and they had to different boxes of 550 federal. a blue on red box, and a red on red box. one was $14, one was $30. I don't remember which was which, and read the boxes and couldn't tell the difference, but that might be the reason of the $30 kmart. maybe.
     
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    My local big gunstore had CCI .22lr 500-bricks on sale for $9.99 a few months ago. I was in yesterday and they are now $19.99 with a big "SALE" sign.
     
  25. XD Fan

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    In spite of the fact that the price of .22 lr ammo is going up drastically, I still see me shooting a lot more of it in the future. The price of .45 ammo just makes me sick. I keep wishing I had not traded my old 9 mm XD for my .45 XD. Oh well, it is a lot of fun to shoot when I can afford it.
     

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