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Old 02-02-2013, 02:20 AM   #141
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Was at gander mountain when they opened this morning. People were crowding the doors and running to the back to get there hands on what little they could. Limiting you to 1 box of .22 (federal 100 round plastic pack) 2 boxes of .223 or 5.56, 1 box of 9mm. For their weekly shipment it was pitiful! I picked up a box of .22's, 2 boxes of 5.56 and a box of .380's.

The only gun store in town that has ammo in every single caliber is Sharp Shooters. Their sign out front is very contradictory. It says Sharp Shooters discount gun and ammo. It should say "better grab your damn ankles, cause your about to take it in the rear!". Their cheapest .223 is over $1.00 per round where I am still getting my rations from Academy and Gander mountain for $12/box of 20. The same box of .22's that I bought for $7.99 at Gander was $17.99 at SS. They want $84.99 for the 525 round brick of Federal .22 lr. I bought small rifle primer from them for $39 per 1,000 a month ago and those are now up to $70.00. The owner of this scam house is lining his pockets while screwing his entire customer base. What a freakin' d-bag!

The only ammo I bought there was a box of Hornady Zombie Max .380 for my Sig P238HD and only because I could not find them anywhere else! It was either pay the $35 or conceal carry an empty gun or go packing it with fmj's.

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Was at gander mountain when they opened this morning. People were crowding the doors and running to the back to get there hands on what little they could. Limiting you to 1 box of .22 (federal 100 round plastic pack) 2 boxes of .223 or 5.56, 1 box of 9mm. For their weekly shipment it was pitiful! I picked up a box of .22's, 2 boxes of 5.56 and a box of .380's.

The only gun store in town that has ammo in every single caliber is Sharp Shooters. Their sign out front is very contradictory. It says Sharp Shooters discount gun and ammo. It should say "better grab your damn ankles, cause your about to take it in the rear!". Their cheapest .223 is over $1.00 per round where I am still getting my rations from Academy and Gander mountain for $12/box of 20. The same box of .22's that I bought for $7.99 at Gander was $17.99 at SS. They want $84.99 for the 525 round brick of Federal .22 lr. I bought small rifle primer from them for $39 per 1,000 a month ago and those are now up to $70.00. The owner of this scam house is lining his pockets while screwing his entire customer base. What a freakin' d-bag!

The only ammo I bought there was a box of Hornady Zombie Max .380 for my Sig P238HD and only because I could not find them anywhere else! It was either pay the $35 or conceal carry an empty gun or go packing it with fmj's.
Heard that. The local pawn shop here is a large firearms dealer. They have two locations, Forsyth County Pawn and Dawsonville Guns (sometimes called Dawsonville Guns and Pawn but mostly guns, as the pawn shop isn't much bigger than a master bedroom in a medium sized house but the gun shop is like a giant hunting lodge) They always have .223/5.56 but they have continuously escalated the price by the week. PMC X-Tac was 7.99 per 20 before all this. Then it became 11.99, then 14.99, and now 17.99. I noticed this week when I went in to check for PMAGS (which was 13.99 before Nov, then 35 in December, and now $49.99 for windowed flat earth....no black on hand) They also had some XM193 rounds in 5.56 55gr, for $19.99 per 20. Really irks me to, as they had some of the best prices anywhere prior to this. I asked to order PMAGS back in December and pay in advance, and they said they thought they may have oversold so no preorder, but not to worry as they wouldn't change the price. $14 up to $35 seems like an increase to me, maybe my math is weak.

Anyway, if you want .22LR order it here: http://www.woodburyoutfitters.com/product_p/11330.htm
I've ordered from them in the past, and they shipped very fast and have great email communication.
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Just a thought; I was under the impression that 17HMR was an extremely popular round. But it appears to be in decent stock in a lot of places. Were EVERY 22LR is sold out, and limited availability on 22Mag, HMR is still there in a decent selection. I wonder what gives?

Makes me glad I bought one last summer, now I can shoot this summer!

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3 boxes of 30-30. Wal-Mart. Buck a round for Winchester power max.

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Just a thought; I was under the impression that 17HMR was an extremely popular round. But it appears to be in decent stock in a lot of places. Were EVERY 22LR is sold out, and limited availability on 22Mag, HMR is still there in a decent selection. I wonder what gives?

Makes me glad I bought one last summer, now I can shoot this summer!
I'd never even noticed 17 prior to December. But you are right, seems like the only rounds in stock these days are 17 and some random .38 stuff. I occasionally see a box of .40 but nothing popular for sure
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I'd never even noticed 17 prior to December. But you are right, seems like the only rounds in stock these days are 17 and some random .38 stuff. I occasionally see a box of .40 but nothing popular for sure
The .22 is what most people use for practice with pistols...
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Another issue is that many gun stores who either conduct permit classes themselves or have close relationships with instructors are diverting whatever .22 ammo that they can get to the instructors. The gun store in my town freely admits that they won't put any .22 ammo on the shelves because of the demand for their classes. They make a lot more money by dedicating 50 rounds of .22LR to a new student who is paying $200 for a CCL class and will then immediately buy a $500-$1,200 9mm or 45ACP handgun after passing the class than they would ever make by selling the same 50 round box for 3 or 4 dollars retail to a rabbit hunter.

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They make a lot more money by dedicating 50 rounds of .22LR to a new student who is paying $200 for a CCL class and will then immediately buy a $500-$1,200 9mm or 45ACP handgun after passing the class than they would ever make by selling the same 50 round box for 3 or 4 dollars retail to a rabbit hunter.
Interesting! Here in Texas, the Smallest Caliber we're permitted to use for CHL Classes, is the 32. I Qualed with a 9mm, since that's what I carry.

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scored 2 boxes of Remington 12 gauge target load at Academy Sports for $5.99. Cheaper than the garbage being sold at the very crowded gun show this weekend in Greenville,SC. Also bought a 100 box at ....errrrrrr Walmart for $25.00.

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Natchez.com seems to be getting their inventory together, although I would advise against buying the federal .223/5.56.

It's a great range round but it has literally doubled in price. 😕

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