.223 price gouging

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by whitelightning, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. whitelightning

    whitelightning New Member

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    So 6 months ago I bought 1000 rounds of 62 grain federal ammo from CTD for around $450. I always keep tabs on ammo trying to find a deal and we all know now it's nearly impossible to find 223 ammo (which aren't bulk tracer rounds). So I checked last night and was amazed to find 1000 rounds of the same 62gr penetrator rounds. What shocked me was they wanted $999 for it. That's ridiculous, that's a dollar a bullet. Shame on them. Needless to say I went to midways sight and bought a reloading press and I found rcbs dies on amazon.
     
  2. gunfreak101

    gunfreak101 New Member

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    Lol wow!!! Time to put my guns and ammo away and pull out my sling shot and rocks out.
     

  3. whitelightning

    whitelightning New Member

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    Ya now it's out of stock...
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    1k rounds of Lake City was selling for $800 + at the Ft.Worth gun show yesterday. I LMAO,at all the idiots spending that much for ammo.
     
  5. pfev1980

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    Was thinking the same thing actually. I read that .223 was hard to cast for because of the gas check though. Unless someone with experience says otherwise I imagine I'll be buying the bullets precast.
     
  6. TXBeach

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    Yep, we went to the Houston gun show this past weekend and saw the same ridiculous prices on .223. Glad i stocked up a couple of months ago. Also crazy how the same gun I paid $650 for 2 months ago, now costs $1,200.
     
  7. CourtJester

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    I went to a gun show in Fort Wayne Indiana yesterday. 223 ammo was bouncing around a dollar each (give or take) for 500+ rounds. And I didn't see a single AR15 for under 1300. One guy had a dpms for $2100. Efen nuts
     
  8. bamashooter68

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    Some people have no shame. I stocked up over the last 4yrs when this crap happened in 08. I have plenty of ammo in all calibers that I own including .223/5.56. I went to my LGS today to buy some cleaning supplies and just for laughs I asked the kid behind the gun counter if he had any 22lr. he said no and for some reason got down and looked on the bottom shelf in the back and I'll be darned if he didnt come back up with a brick of american eagle 40gr solid. I asked how much and he said $23. Sold. To the man who didnt really need any but has more anyway. It was pretty cool. People were looking at me like they were pissed and envious. Put me well over 4,000rds of 22lr.
     
  9. HockaLouis

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    Last I bought ranged between $0.27 - $0.33/round for 62 gr. within past two years (and they were all brass). I do know Wolf was selling on GunBroker for $0.99/round...

    I see mags selling for between $1.33 and $1.80 per round of capacity.

    There is no doubt: people do not trust this Administration and The Left.
     
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  10. sputnik1988

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    I keep a certain amount of each caliber put away. Don't even count it as having any. Even if I had 30 boxes in my stash, and 3 out, I have three boxes.

    I'm down to 6 boxes of 223, I could buy 20 more and I'd still have 6 boxes.

    It's a good way of keeping what you need on hand.
     
  11. JTJ

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    I picked up 600 rounds of Wolf 62 grain polymer coated, 550 rounds of 55 grain military. 200 rounds of Federal 55 grain , 55 rounds of soft point and 40 rounds of green tip today for $300. Also got 200 empties. Guy sold his AR and Mini so he dumped the ammo. I still have about 600 Hornady 55 grain fmj bullets to load and lots of brass.
     
  12. StainlessSteel215

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    From the looks of it, prices for .223 AND most standard AR's have nearly doubled...if not more than doubled in price.

    Basic supply and demand folks. Sad but true. The more idiots pay these prices the more the manufacturers see dollar signs and continue charging those prices.
     
  13. HockaLouis

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    Not a bad score under the best of times, forget about now, JTJ!
     
  14. HOSSFLY

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    Good score!
    I was offered $500 for 1,000rds of 9mm (mostly WWB) :eek:
    Be glad when things get back to "normal" AGAIN-
     
  15. Donn

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    A 1000rd case of PMC .223 was $1000 this past weekend at a local gun show. 5.56 NATO, $1200. Last month, the same dealer had the same PMC for $350. According to the dealers, it'll get worse if/when D.C. does their thing.
     
  16. M14sRock

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    Supply.
    Demand.

    I don't like it, but don't blame the sellers.

    A good question is, why didn't everyone stock up when supplies were affordable?

    Did you really expect that supplies and prices would remain the same forever?
     
  17. HockaLouis

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    And I love the guys who always say the same thing. The self-proclaimed patient shootin' sports sages. They saw "it" once before so... They're above it all, are always stocked up, and tell everyone that prices will come down. Fish stories. "Wait." Whle half of them are probably lookin' for bargains. Well, they never do tell people when to buy, what disasters are on the horizon, what legislation will or won't pass, what Executive Order will be signed, what agency rule will be initiated...

    Broken watches are right twice a day too but you don't get anywhere looking to them either. People need to make rational decisions for themselves, and everyone's rationale is different.
     
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  18. M14sRock

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    I have been telling people for 30 years to stock up, especially on consumable items like mags and ammo. Guns are worthless without the items that keep them fed.

    So anytime I see a good deal, I stock up. People don't seem to remember '89, '94 or '08. I do.
     
  19. xring3

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    a while back I purchased a M&P-15 sport at an NRA fund raiser for $1100.00..it is still unfired. Thinking of taking it to the LGS and selling it. Sould be able to get my money back. :rolleyes:
     
  20. sharpshtr

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    I know the hunting 223 rounds are really changing in price. I can still buy hornady superperformance 53 grain shells for 21 a box.