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Old 02-24-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Prices for ammo have gone through the roof. So if the Ammo Companies ever catch up and dealers restock the shelves will the prices go down? I don't think so. What do you think? Malvin
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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The prices have already came down from where the were in my area. I also see internet vendor prices falling.

That being said, prices never seem to go back to where they were and stay there for very long. They may go to previous prices after runs on supply but generally tend to level out a bit higher in the end.


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There is virtually no scenario I can envision that will bring ammo down to pre-shortage prices.

That being said, nothing is as cheap as it used to be except computers and their components.
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I had a table at the Yakima wa. gun show this weekend, just for grins and giggles I took a brick of federal champion 22 ammo. I was embarrassed to put a price on it. so one guy asked me how much it was. I answered what will you pay for it. his answer was 15 bucks a box.. after my heart started beating I sold him 3 boxes for 40 bucks. and yes I felt like a thief. he named his poison I could never have charged that much. argie1891
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Supply and demand.

One thing is for certain, the politics of this nation has affected the firearms and ammunition trade. Maybe not to their immediate satisfaction but neither to ours down the road.
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Prices are coming down and ammo hitting the shelves here in Wisconsin. They dont stay on the shelf long but they are being stocked more often now.
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one thing that surprises me is that local gun store had ely ammo for 11 to 17 per box depending on weather it was match or practice and no one bought it. why pay 15 for junk ammo and leave the good stuff on the shelf??
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I went though some 7.62x39 yesterday and found several Nornico boxes with the price tag on them from 1995. It was $7.99 for 20. That is the same price we are paying today in my area. Had a few 50 round boxes of .22 in there as well. I think $1.99 for Winchester.


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one thing that surprises me is that local gun store had ely ammo for 11 to 17 per box depending on weather it was match or practice and no one bought it. why pay 15 for junk ammo and leave the good stuff on the shelf??
Because most 22 ammo is used for blasting in Semi-autos by people who can't hit a barn door. Eley is not reliable in many semi-autos.
I was taught to make every round count. I can't believe how much 22 has been wasted over the last several years.
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