is the ammo shortage over? but prices are up?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ironsights, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. ironsights

    ironsights New Member

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    The fall season is here, and ammo for pistols in So Calif. is again easy to get, but the prices of certain ammo is high, 45acp and of course the hardest to find 10mm.
    Is this true in other parts of the country? and how are prices compared to the year of the great ammo shortage.
    Does Wal Mart have the ammo you want, we have no 45acp in our area but 9mm is available, also 40s&w.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Ammunition at the Sacramento Wally Worlds is hit or miss. Last time I was in, I picked up seven boxes of WWB 9mm. But there wasn't any .45ACP or .38/357 and I didn't notice if they had any .40 S&W, because I don't shoot it.

    I think it all depends on your timing and getting lucky near delivery time.
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Wal Marts around here are starting to have a little bit of everything. Just recently 45 has showed up again. 357, 38 are a little harder to find and 380 even shows its face occasionally.
    40 has always been on the shelf around here.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    YEAH the ammo shortage is over the rescission is over YEAH let me max out my credit card woot woot.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I'm not sure about Wally world as I don't go there, but the local shops have plenty of ammo. It is high and most likely will never come down. I'm glad I bought reloading components in quanity years ago. Still sitting on a few boxes of 750 158gr semi wad cutters for .357 and a few boxes of 100 158gr SP. I have so much cast lead and jacketed for 9x19 + a 50 cal ammo can of .380 ammo and a few hundred bullets to reload. 10mm, plenty of components for that too. 9x18 is still cheap at $9.00 per 50. .45acp is still hard to come by and of coarse that is what I'm light on for reloading. My wifes .32acp has been tough to get ammo for. When I can find it it is anywhere from $9.95 to 17.00 per 50.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    The scary thing is a bunch of people will probably do that very thing.

    I don't even have a credit card anymore.
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I have 2 right now that are in dire need to be paid off. When I pay them off I am throwing them in a bon fire.

    I hate myself for paying someone else to spend my own money.

    I may keep the smallest of the two as a OH shart I need a new set of tires of some emergency and that is it.
     
  8. budman46

    budman46 New Member

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    cpttango30,

    re. debt: dave ramsey's snowball system...pay off the smallest debt; add that payment to the next smallest; when that's paid, add it to the next and so on. when done, your money is your own...except for that the greedy politicians extort from us, of course!:mad:


    it looks like manufacturers are looking for a short-term gain instead of future sales. keeping prices high might give them a windfall today, but i think firearm and ammo prices will turn off the next generation.

    cutting off the neck of the golden goose comes to mind.

    budman

    ignorance is its own reward
     
  9. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    You can always get some Consumer Credit Counseling, they will pay off your debts & consolidate them into one low interest payment...of course the credit card company will blacklist you to say "Thank You".

    As far as Ammo goes, I spent my last $15,000 on ammo while it was at it's peak cost, so people don't come into my shop to buy ammo any more, now I just shoot it All Myself... Oh and I got every caliber...
     
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  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    The local WW seems to be fairly well stocked, if you go shopping at the right time. They are using a 3 box limit, but they don't care what size/count the box is. I picked up a 100 round box of WWB; they shot fine, but the brass looked nasty.
     
  11. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    If you have self discipline, keep them (or replace if needed). The secret is getting one with cash back/reward and paying off the balance EVERY MONTH. My Chase CC pay me on average $25.00 cash reward every month and it has been going for almost 4 years.

    I admit that they got me and I paid them interest (less than $500 total) when I was job hunting but the total cash reward I got from them is $1,145 as of today. I have not paid them any interest the last 15 months. :cool:
     
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  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Yeah chase can suck my hairy white toes. Them jackholes send me a letter saying oh your rates are going up and if you don't want them to you have to cancel your card by this date I didn't get the letter till 3 weeks after the cut off. I called and they would not budge.

    The bad thing is my car is through them as well. As soon as I get them both paid off I am sending them a nice letter with my card in it and telling them right where they can shove the dam thing I will even give them a nice diagram as well.
     
  13. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    There are other banks or CC company that offer similar deals.

    Note that all credit card companies did that because of the forthcoming law forbidding lenders from increasing rates on pre-existing loans/credits.

    You can get out once you paid them off...OR...stay and make them pay as I am doing. ;)

    Regarding car loans, most of the best deals I've seen are through Credit Unions. My Federal CU offers 2.9% right now (new or used). Is re-financing an option?
     
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  14. budman46

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    unless they're through your church, consumer credit counseling and consolidation schemes aren't altruistic operations. they're in business to make money...at our expense.

    poink88 has it...pay 'em off and avoid time payment plans. the bonuses we who pay off our cards every month are subsidized for by those that carry a balance...thanks, guys, we appreciate it. :D
     
  15. ron12301

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    poink88 and budman46 are giving good advice. If you are going to have a credit card and not be eaten alive by the thing you do need to pay it off in full every month. sometimes this is easier said than done though. My wife and I have had a card since 1983 and have yet to pay nickel in interest. We have a card that pays us to use it like poink 88. He is very correct when he says this takes discipline ... in heaps!! Get out of debt and stay that way is my advice for what that is worth.
     
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Nope never again. Like I said They can all kiss my hairy white toes.

    My parents have lived for 35 years without a credit card. So can I.

    I figure that by all the money I save by not having them I can buy a lot more guns.
     
  17. Fuzzball

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    "is the ammo shortage over? but prices are up?"

    The shortage of ammo and components was never due to a lack of production, it was due to frantic buying and hoarding. All dealers got shipments the last two years but the shelves were frequently swept clean within hours. Eventually those buyers had to either spend themselves into bankruptcy or pack their garages full; either way they would eventually have to stop. It appears that's finally happening, I hope they enjoy the piles of stuff they bought at rip-off prices and smuggly said, "I got mine"!

    Now that they have proven that many of us will pay any price some retailers will still try to get gouger prices. That won't change much until their shelves are sitting loaded without moving. THEN the local prices will begin to fall and continue to fall as market competition kicks in.

    I am going to remember those local dealers who tried to stick it to me when they could. I found other dealers who kept prices within reason and they will have my future business too.
     
  18. jpattersonnh

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    I got mine! but, never paid outragous prices. I've had some ammo for 10 years++. Found a cheaper place for cast GC bullets, buy blemished bullets.....
    Primers and powder are what are going to kill me. IMR came out, or should I say re-introduced some XBR powders that work very well and are more economical in the long term. You have got to be smarter than the "man"
     
  19. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I remember when 22lr was $9.99 a brick (1000) for winchester wildcat.

    Last time I looked it was twice that for a little over half the amount of ammo how is that the same price?

    But the Master has spoken so the thread should be LOCKED......
     
  20. jca1

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    Wal Mart has some ammo around here. They almost always have 9mm and .40. Last week they had some m.45acp ($34.97/100 rounds) They even had some 7.62x39 for less than $5/20 and .380 for $35.97/100.

    Now for the really important part....getting out of debt.

    Dave Ramsey's plan is the easiest to follow and it works great. Pay the minimum on every balance except the lowest. Pay as much as possible on that one till it's paid off. Then add that payment to the minimum of the next lowest balance. Do this until they are all paid off.