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Old 02-09-2013, 01:54 AM   #71
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Some ammo stores send people out to buy up stock at all the local stores, Walmarts, Academy, Bass Pro, etc. Then they sell the stuff for double the normal price. One here in Tulsa in particular. Last time I ever darken that SOB's door.
Yeah I heard this from a few stores as well. Sucks.
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After the shortage of 2008/2009 I decided to keep a certain amount of ammo on hand. Obama was favored to win the last election. In turn, I upped the minimum amount of ammo I keep for my personal inventory. When Vegas says a Presidential candidate is favored I listen.

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I was slowly building up my ammo cache over the past year a 2 or 3 boxes a paycheck so my stores aren't too bad but I'm not going to practice until the stock comes back up. I always replace what I shoot and I can't even get my hands on primers or powder and don't really feel like having a ton of brass just laying around waiting to be loaded

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I didn't own a gun until January of last year and have amassed about 3500 rounds and shot just as many or more. I look for deals when I can find them and the only bulk order I have made in the process is 600 rounds of .223. I drive by a small Wal Mart every day for work and they usually keep a good supply on hand. Only once have I gone and not been able to get any caliber I own (223, 9, 45, 380, 12 gauge, 22lr). I will usually buy 100-300 rounds at at time depending on my budget.

I also looked for great deals when they pop up. I have a customer who owns a hardware store in a small town. I noticed one day in December that he carried ammo. I asked about .223 and he looked at his order system. He has 20,000 rounds of it coming March 1. I asked about the price and he said $100 for 200 rounds. Not terrible for brass case. I asked him if I could let him know how much I wanted before it came in if he would set it aside and he said yes. He said I could ask friends too. So, I called everybody I knew who owns a .223 rifle and we basically bought the entire 20,000 round order. A great deal for us and a great deal for my customer who doesn't have to hold on to inventory.

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I didn't own a gun until January of last year and have amassed about 3500 rounds and shot just as many or more. I look for deals when I can find them and the only bulk order I have made in the process is 600 rounds of .223. I drive by a small Wal Mart every day for work and they usually keep a good supply on hand. Only once have I gone and not been able to get any caliber I own (223, 9, 45, 380, 12 gauge, 22lr). I will usually buy 100-300 rounds at at time depending on my budget.

I also looked for great deals when they pop up. I have a customer who owns a hardware store in a small town. I noticed one day in December that he carried ammo. I asked about .223 and he looked at his order system. He has 20,000 rounds of it coming March 1. I asked about the price and he said $100 for 200 rounds. Not terrible for brass case. I asked him if I could let him know how much I wanted before it came in if he would set it aside and he said yes. He said I could ask friends too. So, I called everybody I knew who owns a .223 rifle and we basically bought the entire 20,000 round order. A great deal for us and a great deal for my customer who doesn't have to hold on to inventory.
Wow, you have dropped alot of cash in the past year. Inheritence, lottery, insurance settlement ? Please, tell us your secret.
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I cans till get most of what I shoot here locally at a few local unknown places. Only 9mm and .22lr are unavailable. But I still shoot as I always have, whenever I want.

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I have a fair amount of ammo on hand. I would have liked to have a bit more than the 1700 rounds of .22LR I have now. All I have been able to find in recent weeks at the Wal-Mart has been shotgun shells and I end up buying one or two boxes a week, often bird-shot and clay pigeon rounds, even though I don't participate in either of those sports. If the end of the world as we know it rolls around, even bird-shot will have some utility.

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I'm buying any ammo I can, while I can. Sorry OP. But until supply starts meeting demand, I will continue you to make daily runs to all stores that sell ammo. Call it hoarding? I call it never too much.

The key is persistence. Eventually you will find what you need.

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I finally found some 9mm in stock at a decent price. Natchez had Independence FMJ for $14 a box. I saw it in stock late last night and placed two orders as they have a 5 box limit.

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Walmart trip this morning, nothing but 12gauge 00.

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