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Old 05-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #51
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Whatever moniker one wants to put on it, I think there is an element of buyers out there merely speculating on ammo, buying whatever they can find at inflated prices, whether they can use it or not, thinking there is profit to be made on the price of ammo going higher and its availability going down.

Nothing illegal about that, but that activity certainly makes it difficult for the rest of us who desire to hone our skills or shoot for pleasure.

My hat's off to those who had the foresight to purchase an adequate supply of their ammunition of choice before the prices skyrocketed - and I don't consider that hoarding. That's just good sense.

My local range has pistol ammo at reasonable, but not great, prices for those utilizing their range, so I'm able to hold my own now without cutting into my reserves. I'm not shooting my AR much since 5.56/.223 seems to be almost nonexistent, still.

So it goes....

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That is a very petty conclusion and has nothing to do with my "value system." If you decide to leap to these kinds of conclusions/things, use PM or please stick to the subject and in the context of the post.

ADDED: By the way, there is a BIG difference between ammo hoarder/pigs and stocking up. I think you really know the difference and what I mean.

The way your earlier post was worded, you seemed to be pretty upset with everyone who had stocked up before the election. If I misunderstood you, then I apologize.

I guess I'm just getting a little defensive of all the name calling going on.
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The way your earlier post was worded, you seemed to be pretty upset with everyone who had stocked up before the election. If I misunderstood you, then I apologize.

I guess I'm just getting a little defensive of all the name calling going on.
Apology accepted for your misunderstanding. That is why I "ADDED" to my post.
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I would be surprised if there was plenty of ammo. Was the government not buying it all to stop civilians getting it.

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You heard it first folks, I have now seen small bits of ammo in popular calibers at not one, not two, but 3 places in the last 2 weeks.

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What's everyone else's situation where you live? Focusing mainly on the popular calibers like 9mm, 38 special, 40sw, 45acp and 223/5.56
When I can walk into Wally World and buy an economy pack 22LR (Federal 550 rounds) for 20 bucks again I will believe things are back to normal. Here in N. Central Florida they are practically nonexistent.
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I won't see the light at the end of the tunnel until I can find 4064 and Varget, maybe some primers and 150gr Game Kings while I am dreaming
Hey all your reloading needs are un Louisiana!
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In Walmart today, there were three boxes of .45 ACP, the first in months. A few new boxes of '06 and a heck of a lot of dust. Some of the rifle calibers that have been in place, probably for years, is still there, and there is plenty of shotgun shells. Not much else.

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with respect to ordering powders, I ordered some back in mid to end of January from midwayusa and it finally showed up this past friday, the 10-12 month backlog or delay turned out to be about 4 months instead. I'm just glad it finally arrived.

I also noticed Georgia Arms website is now allowing you to order the 500 and 1000 rnd "canned heat" ammo boxes in several handgun calibers, previously listed "unavailable" and the prices aren't too wacky either, i consider that an improvement to the situation.

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with respect to ordering powders, I ordered some back in mid to end of January from midwayusa and it finally showed up this past friday, the 10-12 month backlog or delay turned out to be about 4 months instead. I'm just glad it finally arrived.

I also noticed Georgia Arms website is now allowing you to order the 500 and 1000 rnd "canned heat" ammo boxes in several handgun calibers, previously listed "unavailable" and the prices aren't too wacky either, i consider that an improvement to the situation.

Was able to buy 100 rounds of Winchester .9mm Ball for $48 ...still high but not nearly as bad as $40 per box of 50..

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Was able to buy 100 rounds of Winchester .9mm Ball for $48 ...still high but not nearly as bad as $40 per box of 50..
In my opinion, that's still too expensive. All that's really doing is worsening the "crisis." Because it shows the seller that people are still willing to pay nearly 50 cents per round for 9mm target ammo, which in turn causes them to continue to sell at that price.

If you were desperate, then I guess it's a good deal? But honestly, unless you shoot competitively, I see no reason for someone to be desperate for 9mm target ammo. Defensive ammo is different. We should always have a bit of that on hand in our chosen calibers.
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