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    It seams that the last 3 weeks I went to wal~mart to get there cheep ammo they were out, same with a lot of the online stores. Is anyone ells having this problem?

    I don't want to pay 23 bucks for 50 at the local gun shop when u can get 100 rounds of 9mm Remington from the same price

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    The whole country is having the same issue. Supply is down, driving prices up. Since the election, nation wide sales of firearms and ammunition has skyrocketed. I plan to be at the next gun show bright and early to get some good deals on ammo.

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    It all depends on the type of ammo you want... .223? Yeah that stuff is being sold out and gouged all across the nation.

    Blazer Brass 9mm? That seems to sell out at the local Wal-Marts very quickly... Other than that, ammo isn't that hard to find.

    If you are looking to pick up .223/5.56 may I suggest Palmetto State Armory. Great prices, super cheap shipping...

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    Does anybody remember what 5.45x39 was selling for 2 years ago? Just curious. I was thinking around $90/1000.

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    a few weeks ago Walmart had blazer 9mm on sale for $8/50 I bought all 6 boxes on hand.

    Don't expect to find any ammo "deals" at the gun show on Saturday. Call around check online prices before you just up and buy a case or rounds.

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    It seems to me that anyone who knows about the shortages will be taking advantage of the situation if they have it to sell, Lets face it everyone is out for themselfs, as far as gun shows especially wac shows all the vendors there all have the same price and they are rediculious to say the least. Talk about taking advantage of people, I have half a mind to rent a table there and just post the prices for the guns and such in local gun shops compaired to what they are offering just to show people how greedy these people really are. They act like they have the last gun on earth and your gunna get raped in the price just because they can do it.

    It's like no one knows what sticking together means anymore, Good luck finding decent priced ammo anymore because of all the speculation on hand everyone is gun grabbing and ammo hawging because of speculation mmm reminds me of when they were speculating on fuel prices and looked what happened?


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    Agreed, jarhead. Heck, it would even be worth it to get a table, a laptop with WiFi, and show people what the prices for guns are on gunbroker.com. They'd flip! The internet pricing, even with shipping and FFL transfer fee, is easily $20-100 (or more) less than what they're asking.
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    Ammo is going up...gun prices are going up. Obama has people scared and those that have "surplus" think it is worth its weight in gold.

    Oak Harbor Wal-Mart is out of 9mm and .45 ACP, but should get roughly 50 boxes on Saturday so I'm going to go buy 200 bucks worth. Just gotta talk to the guy behind the counter and ask. Blazer Brass is 8.93/50 of 9mm and 14.93/50 of .45 ACP here. After tax season I'm gonna get a reloading setup and do that to try and save...probably won't save much, but its a start.

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    It's simple economics. If everyone wants ammo and mags and they keep selling it for a low price, it will be snapped up by the relatively few number of people who get there first and the later arrivals won't get any. The free market allows the prices to rise to meet demand. Because of this say you WANT 1,000 rds, but only NEED 500 rounds and you WANT 10 mags but only NEED 5 to meet your personal defense and shooting priorities. So you go to the store and find that the prices are up 20%, so instead of buying the 1,000 rounds you settle for 500 rounds and instead of buying 10 mags you only buy the 5 you really needed. When I come into the store a few hours later I am also able to buy 500 rounds and 5 mags because they are still on the shelf because you didn't buy them. Eventually demand, production and price catch up to each other and the prices stabilize or, more often, start to fall because all the people already have what they need and aren't going to buy any more until the price falls to what they are willing to pay for what they just want. So price increases like this, of a limited commodity, actually allows many people to have some of the commodity rather than a few people have a lot of that commodity.

    I don't expect Obama to do anything significant against gun rights his first term. so I didn't rush out and buy a bunch of ammo, mags or new guns as I already have most of what I need for personal defense and sporting purposes. I've bought a little more ammo I'll be shooting up in the near future just to hedge against immediate price increases but I expect that with the global recession that the price of precious metals such as copper and lead will come down and that once this buying frenzy is over and Obama does nothing against gun rights for a year or so that all these prices are going to come back down. I could be wrong but I'm willing to risk it.
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    deepdiver wrote:
    It's simple economics. If everyone wants ammo and mags and they keep selling it for a low price, it will be snapped up by the relatively few number of people who get there first and the later arrivals won't get any. The free market allows the prices to rise to meet demand. Because of this say you WANT 1,000 rds, but only NEED 500 rounds and you WANT 10 mags but only NEED 5 to meet your personal defense and shooting priorities. So you go to the store and find that the prices are up 20%, so instead of buying the 1,000 rounds you settle for 500 rounds and instead of buying 10 mags you only buy the 5 you really needed. When I come into the store a few hours later I am also able to buy 500 rounds and 5 mags because they are still on the shelf because you didn't buy them. Eventually demand, production and price catch up to each other and the prices stabilize or, more often, start to fall because all the people already have what they need and aren't going to buy any more until the price falls to what they are willing to pay for what they just want. So price increases like this, of a limited commodity, actually allows many people to have some of the commodity rather than a few people have a lot of that commodity.

    I don't expect Obama to do anything significant against gun rights his first term. so I didn't rush out and buy a bunch of ammo, mags or new guns as I already have most of what I need for personal defense and sporting purposes. I've bought a little more ammo I'll be shooting up in the near future just to hedge against immediate price increases but I expect that with the global recession that the price of precious metals such as copper and lead will come down and that once this buying frenzy is over and Obama does nothing against gun rights for a year or so that all these prices are going to come back down. I could be wrong but I'm willing to risk it.
    I see what you're saying. It really is simple economics. The Obama issue could go either way, seeing as how he already has started some opposites of what he was saying during the campaign. Not trying to turn this political, but it is happening.

    Generally, I don't keep more ammunition than I intend to shoot on my next trip to the range, but that can be anywhere from 50 to 500 rounds. Depends on the mood I'm in. I usually just buy a box here, buy a box there. If I'm at the Wally World and they have ammo, I'll buy a box. Only reason I'm justifying my purchase of a mass quantity, is that itis all I asked for as a Christmas gift, and it will be wrapped as it should be under the tree.

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    I keep more than my next typical trip to the range on hand. And I am certainly not suggesting any amount that anyone should buy or should be allowed to buy. That is a decision everyone must make themselves based on their own needs, wants and finances. I only intended to comment as to the idea that somehow the high prices are related to greed or other malicious motivations.
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    deepdiver wrote:
    I keep more than my next typical trip to the range on hand. And I am certainly not suggesting any amount that anyone should buy or should be allowed to buy. That is a decision everyone must make themselves based on their own needs, wants and finances. I only intended to comment as to the idea that somehow the high prices are related to greed or other malicious motivations.
    Well said.

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    I know some will say "you can never have too much ammo", but really, how much do you really need? If you never plan on killing your food or getting into a shoot-out with the Feds, then how much? Hopefully you will never have to use your "good" ammo (HST, ect) so shouldn't a couple boxes suffice and a few hundred Blazer Brass for practice? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud...

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    You can never have too many bullets because we don't know when the canadians are going to invade.

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    Bullets are all fine and dandy, but I like to have them inside a case with powder and a primer. Otherwise they are just good for launching with a slingshot...:P

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    trevorthebusdriver wrote:
    I know some will say "you can never have too much ammo", but really, how much do you really need? If you never plan on killing your food or getting into a shoot-out with the Feds, then how much? Hopefully you will never have to use your "good" ammo (HST, ect) so shouldn't a couple boxes suffice and a few hundred Blazer Brass for practice? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud...

    You should have enough in your possession right now to last you as long as you want, to do whatever you want (hunting, target shooting, self-defense, etc.) if you could never buy another round.

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    I was at my local Wal-Mart last night and they had plenty of Ammo on hand, at regular Wal-Mart prices.

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    deepdiver wrote:
    I don't expect Obama to do anything significant against gun rights his first term.
    This is what I have been telling everyone I can. This guy isn't that stupid. He isn't going to risk a possible second term by going after firearms in his first 4 years. The panic should not be occuring until he gets RE-Elected... Than you should be afraid.

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    David.Car wrote:
    deepdiver wrote:
    I don't expect Obama to do anything significant against gun rights his first term.
    This is what I have been telling everyone I can. This guy isn't that stupid. He isn't going to risk a possible second term by going after firearms in his first 4 years. The panic should not be occuring until he gets RE-Elected... Than you should be afraid.
    Not stupid, but arrogant. So arrogant in fact that he will view what has happened in the past as not applicable to him. After all, it's time for a change.

    I hope and pray you are right, but I don't think you are.

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    I don't expect Obama to do anything significant against gun rights his first term. so I didn't rush out and buy a bunch of ammo, mags or new guns as I already have most of what I need for personal defense and sporting purposes.
    I made some very significant purchases, but I made them a little before the election when prices were still "normal". (In fact, it was during the time period when Cheaper Than Dirt had instituted an approx. 20% across-the-board decreasae in the price of their ammo.)

    It seemed like a prudent thing to do: prices were coming down a bit, there was certainly some risk in the future, and it's not like I won't eventually shoot it all up! :-)

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    There are three things in this life that you can never have too much of: Time, Money and Ammunition

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    Just purchased andcompleted my brandnewLMT upper and bushmaster lowerAR-15 today, total spent: $947.00, I couldn't believe my luck with prices the way they are now I had to dig a little.

    Now its for sale for $1600.00, any takers? ~ JK



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    Paladin_Havegun_Willtravel wrote:
    I was at my local Wal-Mart last night and they had plenty of Ammo on hand, at regular Wal-Mart prices.
    I wish it was the same here. Don't get me wrong they do have a fair bit of ammo on the shelf. BUT NONE I WANT. any way talked to the department manager about when they would have some in. She just shrugged and said the warehouse was out of stock so she had no clue.

    I guess one of the down falls or pluses of being on the Olympic Peninsula is the isolation.

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    Just went to Cabela's it was 50 @ $13 for the cheap 9mm I saw no cheap .45 ammo

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    Was in sportsmas warehouse in silverdale the other day, they only had ONE box of .40 cal in the entier store. And good luck trying to buy any kind og clips right now. Its like Y2K for gun owners out there
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