Originally Posted by shadecorp
From L.A.? You should have bought 2 years ago!! That is not a place I'd want to run out of ammo in. BTW, if you let the high priced ammo set, it will not drop in 2..3..4 months. Corperate still wants their profit on $$ spent. They will not take a loss, unless they can screw you royaly in the near future.
A salesman told me they had made a few calls and were assured that in about six months things will be about normal.
Both in firearms and ammo.
Well, I hope so.
For years I would buy a box of something I could use,
didn't really need it at the time,
But bought it to store.
Am good, unless we go to war.
But am concerned about going to the range.
Dude, a salesman told you? A "salesman" these days is an out of work ex-corporate office dweller who can't find a job and takes whatever he can get. Thus, he likely knows less than dick about what the manufacturers are doing, or their timeframe. The owner of my local store and range has orders pending with every major player in the market.....their exact words are, we will get your order to you as soon as we can given the sheer amount of volume we are dealing with. Many of them have plastered on the front page of their websites that they are running 8-12 MONTHS behind. Some are saying 12-24. 6 months, at this point that's a pipe dream. The most optimistic of estimates that are realistic are 12 months.
I'm not calling you out or being an ass, but if manufacturers can't give any time frame details, I wouldn't believe nor repeat something I heard a salesman say.
As for current prices, the secondary market hasn't budged here in Atlanta. People are still posting .223 at .80-1.00 a round, some idiots even more than that for just plain old 55 grain stuff. I managed to snag 300 rounds of AE 5.56 55grain from PSA today at .62 each shipped, and almost felt like I was getting a deal at that price given current times.
Also, I actually saw some rounds this past week in a shop, literally 20 rounds of no name unknown stamping .223 in a zip lock baggie for $17. Friggin absurd