Ammo

Re: Ammo

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:56 pm

On Gunbroker you can buy "most" ammo at a little above what you have been paying in the recent past and there are so many dealers you may be able to find auctions of a local dealer and pick it up to save the shipping cost. 9mm is around 50 cents a round for the cheaper stuff and 22 LR is 12-15 cents a round right now. Those 2 are the expensive ones and 223 close behind.

Ive been telling my friends for years, they dont need to make guns illegal, they can just tax the ammo or raise the price of ammo so you cant afford to shoot. Its no wonder people are stockpiling. In my area I can find almost any ammo but the 3 above. 40 cal is tough here too. I guess Im lucky
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: Rwalker On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:55 pm

I never thought I would see a world where I have to BID online for ammo.

The wife was out shopping, per the usual I have her grab a 100 round box of 12 or 20 gauge. She calls me at work and says they have rifle rounds as well, so I tell her to grab them up. She goes to pay and they tell her due to the shortages she can only purchase 3 boxes of ammo at a time. :roll:

That doesnt stop you from coming in and out of the store 3 times though...

I have some valuable collectables that I have parted ways with lately in order to keep a constant supply of ammo flowing onto my shelves. You have to do what you have to do.
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:07 pm

But as with gold or anything else you are supposed to buy low & if your the selling kind sell high. The price won't stay this high but then again I could be wrong as long as it's selling it won't come down much.
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: Rwalker On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:14 pm

My concern is that I will need the ammo sooner then later...

Sure, you can hold out and hope the price goes down. But, if the day arrises when you need it, and you dont have it because you have been waiting a year for the price to come down, you are S.O.L.
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:25 pm

Found a local store that gets ammo in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. .45, 9mm, .22 in 250 round packages or bigger. He told me to get there early. He did have 1-50 round box of FMJ .45s for $23. I promptly purhcased them. And a Savage Arms Security 12 gauge as well. See what happens when you make me happy? You earn my business. 8-)

And he also told me his suppliers said once the supply meets the demand, the prices may go even higher... :sick:
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:49 pm

Wal-Mart had 100 round .45 ACP boxes for around $40. My wonderful wife picked up 3 for me... :D
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:28 am

Sam, I don't think there's a sane person in America buying ammo to SELL ...
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:35 am

Slightly OT, but does anyone have a .45ACP casting mold they'd like to part with? Preferably 230gr. round nose (Lyman 452374 or similar) or 200gr. semi-wadcutter (Lyman 452460 or similar). I'd consider a Lee mold if it's in good shape, too.

PM me if you have anthing. Thanks!

Chris
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:29 pm

Just went to Walmart here in Chattanooga. Walked over to the ammo case for a lark, empty, except for a few boxes of .270 and .308. Surprisingly! :shock: No .22 at all, one box of .410. Maybe 5 or 6 boxes of 12 gauge something or other. Passed on paying the price for ammo that would go boom but may not shoot accurately in my hunting arms. I will get my reloader set up sometime before hunting season here. Oh, it was $25 plus for the .270 and .308. Both 150 grains and $21 for a couple boxes of 130 gr. for the .270. I can still relaod for 1/3 of that.

Kevin
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Good luck buying primers. If you find any at regular prices, let us know. I think i gave up looking online. I have 1000 rounds of 38special brass i bought a few years ago and 158gr swc waiting. Also think i have the Lyman mold for the 200 gr flying ashtray, not for sale but if i get into reloading again i will make some up.
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:56 pm

Fortunately, I have a fair amount of components in stock as I bought in bulk when I could. I have stuck with common bullets and powder and primers with good results in the past so it makes it easy. Glad I didnt require some of the premium bullets for my loads, they are outrageous. Just bulk Rem, Core-Lokt.

Kevin
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:11 pm

Primers are hard to find at a NORMAL price. I just bought a 1000 primers from plaace in Michigan for $26 on line. Hazmat shipping is high though. No place in my area has primers, for large rifle, theres a few trays of small rifle/pistol, and thats about it. Lot of places in Canada have plenty of primers, but won't ship to USA. Even though they came from USA maker. Go figure that one out.
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:25 pm

Hell, I paid $37 plus tax for 1000 Rem 9 1/2. And I picked them up, no shipping.

Kevin
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: Rwalker On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:01 pm

I have been doing well checking all the local holes in the wall at odd times. It also helps when you know people.

I am approaching 1000 rounds for every caliber I own. About half way from where I want to be.
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Re: Ammo

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:05 pm

I still cant find .22 LR in the stores Im looking forward to squirrel season Sep. 1st I hope I can find some hollow points by then but I guess the solid lead I have would work.
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