Originally Posted by hunter Joe
I was at a gun show near Milwaukee today and never have seen so many people. I found a brick of Fed. small pistol for just under $40.00, I had to pass. I prefer Win primers but going to try Mag Tech which are going for around $32.00 a 1000s.
Prices are up $300.00 to $500.00 across the board on black guns and they were selling reloaded ammunition at a fevered pitch. I think it only going to get worse. Good luck my brothers.
I think we are probably nearing the end for a number of reasons. When there is money to be made, as is the case now in primers in particular, we are going to see manufacturers Worldwide ramping up production in order to get their fair share of the windfall profits. It may take a couple of months, but I suspect we will soon be seeing primers manufactured anywhere from China to Australia hitting the shelfs of our local suppliers.
Prices are likely to be high, but only at first, and quality will probably be an issue in some cases but it's something we may have to live with for a while. I may try a few Chinese primers, but in the case of powder, I'm going to wait unless I'm sure the quality and burn characteristics are very similar to powders made in the US.
Also, I think we will soon see the time when the "hoarders" realize just how much money they have "tied up" in primers and other components and many may feel the need to unload a few (particularly if they can at a profit) to meet some expenses unrelated to ammo hoarding such as making their car and mortgage payments and still have enough money left for groceries.
Although our current economic problems are real, IMO the chances of it producing some type of complete socioeconomic collapse are far less than a few of these hoarders seem to believe. Supply and Demand works, and although it may in some cases take a period of time for the supply to catch up, if there are profits to be made, the supply will soon be arriving.