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Old 02-13-2013, 02:44 AM   #111
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And you trust 20 year old ammo???
I'm guessing you've never shot military surplus ammo?

I've shot a lot - 20 years (or older?) and never had a problem
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With all the ammo hoarding this is what it has come to.....Attachment 85122
Next up, semi-automatic vending machine ban.
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And you trust 20 year old ammo??? If I were you I wouldn't get it mixed up with your personal defense rounds.
Most surplus ammo is that old or even older like the above post says, just keep it stored right.
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And you trust 20 year old ammo??? If I were you I wouldn't get it mixed up with your personal defense rounds.
People still buy Russian WWII ammo in sealed cases and it works fine....so yes I trust it. My dad has rifle ammo that is more than 20 years old. Fires everytime and is always spot on. If it doesn't get wet, beaten or battered then it's fine.
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Old ammo? No such thing if it has been kept dry.

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Do you people not realize that YOU are the reason for the shortage and therefore increased prices of the ammo? Being part of a lgs family I know that many of these dealers (at least my store) are not gouging the prices, they are setting them according to what the distributer's prices are. Simple economics, everyone buys all the ammo they can at the same time means demand is up supply is down so prices go up. Which is not necessarily a bad thing for the manufacturers who can produce 3/4 of what they did before and make more profit because of reduced cost. This ridiculousness will not stop until the pandemonium subsides and people quit paying these crazy prices. Then there will be no more orders going to the distributers, then no orders to the manufacturers until prices drop again. Like I said, simple economics.
What you're saying is true as far as it goes. But when most of the dealers simply don't have any ammo, people who want/need to buy are forced to go to the few that do. Some of THEM are running around town buying up stocks and selling at 2x or more. The situation is not quite as straightforward as Economics 101 suggests.
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What you're saying is true as far as it goes. But when most of the dealers simply don't have any ammo, people who want/need to buy are forced to go to the few that do. Some of THEM are running around town buying up stocks and selling at 2x or more. The situation is not quite as straightforward as Economics 101 suggests.
Econ 101 deals with normal market forces. Nothing normal market about government legislation against a product - or the threat of ...
Normal economic theory just doesn't apply when big brother steps in with his heavy hand.
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Econ 101 deals with normal market forces. Nothing normal market about government legislation against a product - or the threat of ...
Normal economic theory just doesn't apply when big brother steps in with his heavy hand.
Also true. Threats by government can distort the market. So can speculative buying like a few dishonest dealers buying up the other stores stock to create a shortage.
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Well, at this point, I'm almost ready to say all the dealers should just start charging $1 a round. That way, it is basically cost prohibitive to buy and the stocks can start to stabilize, which would in turn bring costs back down. The only ones buying would be the morons at those kinda prices. It sucks, but it seems that is what it is going to take at this point. In the last 90 days, my local range has only allowed sales of a small amount of 9mm for take home. Everything else is range use only. The other local stores that sell ammo have all raised prices so high I won't buy any. I'm not paying $1 a round for PMC. If people had any sense about them, they wouldn't either. Hell, yesterday I saw in the local pawn shop they were selling ziplock baggies with 20 rounds of literally no brand .223 for $16.99. The casings had what seemed like 3 random letters and 1 number stamped on them. I didn't even bother to remember what it was it looks so shoddy.

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