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Old 03-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #11
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Stocking up on black powder and caps, can still get those. Cast my own balls and bullets so I can still shoot. I can't believe this ammo run has lasted this long. Are we on phase 2 yet? This one has been so bad there may even be a phase 3.
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Stocking up on black powder and caps, can still get those. Cast my own balls and bullets so I can still shoot. I can't believe this ammo run has lasted this long. Are we on phase 2 yet? This one has been so bad there may even be a phase 3.
Um. According to the news I've heard, we should expect things to keep like this until deep into summer.
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my local gun shop is just about out of everything even offered to sell one if my rifles for a near 10% conciment just to have something on the shelf. never seen him do that before
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Um. According to the news I've heard, we should expect things to keep like this until deep into summer.
Or longer......
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Really? I thought to my self the thread I read months ago about how many rounds do you have for each gun was dumb, but now I feel like the ammo manufactures would up there production buy hiring part time people to take advantage of the obseritity of what's going on. I'm in manufacturing and if I had the opportunity to sell more product you bet your Ass the lights would stay on lateral my plant, no brainier, why wouldn't you want to sell more. I don't get it!
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Or longer......
As I'm expecting...

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Really? I thought to my self the thread I read months ago about how many rounds do you have for each gun was dumb, but now I feel like the ammo manufactures would up there production buy hiring part time people to take advantage of the obseritity of what's going on. I'm in manufacturing and if I had the opportunity to sell more product you bet your Ass the lights would stay on lateral my plant, no brainier, why wouldn't you want to sell more. I don't get it!
Ammo manufactures have upped production to 100% with their current tooling, as have the firearm manufacturers. The problem is that while manufactures could increase tooling now to meet demand, not knowing what the future brings in terms of legislation makes that a risky investment, and so many manufacturers have chosen to stick with their current tooling and take the short term jump in profit, rather than risk retooling only to not have any customers later.

Reference this article: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/01/update-status-of-gun-industry.html
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I swung by Cabela's today after a trip into work and it was strange-the pistol ammo was empty except for a half dozen boxes of .38.

Amazing.......
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In good ole California i saw a box of 375 .22 going for $75. It was just cheap bulk federal ammo.
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I was just out on Gun Broker and came across an auction for 525 rounds on Remington .22 ammo that was at $68.00 and people were still bidding on it.

This is insane! I haven't watched .22 ammo like I do the 9mm and the .223, but I remember only stocking up on the .22 ammo 525 round boxes a few months ago at $ 14.99, and passing on them when they were $ 19.99.
I bought a couple boxes of 50 22 shorts & long for 7.99 each this week at my LGS. Saving my long rifle rounds for the S &W 15-22. But I bought 10 boxes(50) of 22LR before Christmas for 2.45 each....wanted more but 10 box limit at that point, looking back I am kicking myself or not going back. 9 mm that I bought for $12 before Christmas is now $22, but still on the shelf. You just have to keep looking at multiple locations
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I've seen .22 close to $1.00 per shot.
lmao, i saw some for .20 cents a shot last weekend and walked away from it, even though i'm desperate. if we pay these prices, expect them to stay, gentlemen...if we stop the panic, we will watch the prices drop again.

i refuse to pay much more than .40 cents for 223, unless it is match quality ammo. we should just stop buying OVERPRICED ammo, even if it means no shooting for awhile.
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