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Weighing a choice - sell ammo to finance new pistol, Opinions?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by anothernewb, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Member

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    I am afraid those easy sales at gun shows are about to be cut by new laws
     
  2. CZ223

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    A hammer without nails is still a hammer

    A gun without ammo is also a hammer. I continue to buy inexpensive ammo at Wal-Mart when it is available even if I don't need it immediately. I am also reloading for several different calibers and continue to buy components when ever I get the cahnce at reasonable prices. Unfortunately these days "reasonable prices" seem to change every day. Last week I was able to buy primers for $35/k, today it was $42/K. I would rather trade a gun for ammo or components than the other way around. In fact, if things don't change soon, I will sell my AK's and their ammo and use the proceeds to finance the purchase of more 223, and various handgun ammo/components.
     
  3. hueyville

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    Howard, I do a bill of sale without my name but have buyers name. I have made most of what needed to already. Can one off private sales way out of roving eyes if need to. If laws change significantly will just rent a table and move inside instead of sitting on tailgate of truck.
     
  4. Fishslayer

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    Depends on what you think is gonna happen legislatively. If you think that ammo sales will be severely restricted, hold on. If not, trade away.

    If I had legal standard cap mags no way I would be getting rid of them. Strictly my worthless opinion but I would consider a capacity limit of 10 rounds to be somewhat likely. And I could be totally wrong.
     
  5. 22-rimfire

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    I would only sell ammunition face to face. That of course is limiting.

    Frankly I don't think you can afford another gun right now. Selling ammunition that you believed you needed is no way to finance the purchase of a firearm unless you just have goobs of the stuff. 2100 rounds is not gobbs, but it is not nothing.
     
  6. anothernewb

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    Got a gun show coming up Saturday. If prices are like they were at the last one I went to (5.56 was at $1.00/round)- IF I decide to unload some ammo, I was thinking selling in the $0.65/round or so. 2 1/2 times what I paid for it.

    Really looking at my shooting - where I live, "outdoor shooting season' is may to September. not really a fan of shooting a rifle from a snowbank, lol. Even at half my curent supply, that's realistically an entire year of shooting pretty much every available weekend.

    I Have decided to sell the steel case stuff regardless. I never shot it even when it was plentiful. Not that I have anything against it, just personal choice.
     
  7. HoosierQ

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    I sold all my 30 round Magpul mags at a gun show. Got $50 each for them, sold them all to one guy...and he was the first guy that was interested in that price. 3 or 4 guys offered me less and I passed and told them to find me later. I had my man after about 75 minutes in the door. There wasn't a panic or a rush to get them but I hit the right guy and he took them all for $50 each. Given the degree to which his mouth was watering and his eyes were spinning (I hope this fella doesn't play poker) I declined his offer of $40 each and he said "what the heck"...and ponied up.

    I figured I'd sell one or two right off, lower the price, sell a couple more, and take a few home. Nope.

    You're not sticking it to widows or orphans by selling ammo at current market prices. The fellas that consider buying at your price can walk away. It's only gouging if it is something people really need and cannot find other alternatives for...food and water in a disaster zone kind of thing.
     
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