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Went to the online gun sites, gunbroker, armslist etc. Tired of seeing all this price gouging for ammo. If this were gasoline or milk there would be an investigation. People like this make it hard for others to shoot. Who needs gun control laws when our fellow shooters make it damn near impossible. Keep hoarding the ammo and charging $1 per round. Thank you
 

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Went to the online gun sites, gunbroker, armslist etc. Tired of seeing all this price gouging for ammo. If this were gasoline or milk there would be an investigation. People like this make it hard for others to shoot. Who needs gun control laws when our fellow shooters make it damn near impossible. Keep hoarding the ammo and charging $1 per round. Thank you
The crappy thing is majority of this surge isn't caused by people that shoot and enjoy their firearms on a regular basis. They're people who heard "ban" and started hoarding and buying everything in sight.

Somewhere there's some kid that saved his money to buy a nice AR to hunt with, but can't because some d-bag bought everything in sight because he thinks he can turn a buck.
 

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Went to the online gun sites, gunbroker, armslist etc. Tired of seeing all this price gouging for ammo. If this were gasoline or milk there would be an investigation. People like this make it hard for others to shoot. Who needs gun control laws when our fellow shooters make it damn near impossible. Keep hoarding the ammo and charging $1 per round. Thank you
Well since i guess we're relieving stress & ranting I'm sick of those who seem to keep half a box of ammo on hand till a "crisis" comes to be & then start *****in about not being able to find or pay the price of ammo they should have had on hand since the last time this happened------ Thank YOU ;)
 

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Milk well there is a fine example. The dairy lobby has fixed the price of milk for years. No one under Federal law may sell milk for less than a 6% profit margin after cost of goods is added to all freight charges. So if you wanted to sell milk for a 5% margin you will be charged under Federal law with a Felony.:eek:
 

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Well since i guess we're relieving stress & ranting I'm sick of those who seem to keep half a box of ammo on hand till a "crisis" comes to be & then start *****in about not being able to find or pay the price of ammo they should have had on hand since the last time this happened------ Thank YOU ;)
Good point. Like my instructors used to drill in my head. "If you STAY ready you don't have to GET ready".
 

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Good point. Like my instructors used to drill in my head. "If you STAY ready you don't have to GET ready".
I wish I had the foresight to buy my ammo before I bought the rifle. Call me naive, I didn't realize how hard it would be to find ammo for a reasonable price. Hopefully if all goes back to normal, I will be. If not, it looks like 1000 rds for $800-1000.
 

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I budget 20-30 dollars a week to buy ammo. Some weeks when I work overtime I may spend 100-200 on ammo. I hate not being able to buy myself but have thousands of rounds on hand. Am I a hoarder? I don't think so as I shoot a lot and believe this is gonna happen over and over. I buy when things are good and am prepared. When this blows over the people *****ing need to buy some when they can. What if the govt. cuts supplies how are you gonna fight back? Never be without ammo EVER.
 

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I wish I had the foresight to buy my ammo before I bought the rifle. Call me naive, I didn't realize how hard it would be to find ammo for a reasonable price. Hopefully if all goes back to normal, I will be. If not, it looks like 1000 rds for $800-1000.
It'll get better. Next time more will be prepared-
 

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When everyone gets tired of the gouging, it will end. It is a wound the shooters inflicted on themselves.

I have decided not to "buy-in" to the thieves. I also am keeping notes on who got too greedy. There will come a day when the pendelum swings back the other way. A lot of sellers will be competing for buyers again.

I learned in 2008, to not depend on a steady supply of ammo. For the last several years I always buy a little more ammo than I shoot. My son and I plinked for two and a half hours today.
 

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Because of almost non existent supply the stores have to sell the little bit they have at an inflated premium so they can cover the cost of operation until they can get more supply.
 

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In the last panic, an online retailer called Cheaperthandirt, was very guilty of gouging. $49.99 a box of 50 for .380 FMJ!!!!!! They will NEVER GET A DIME FROM ME EVER AGAIN!!!!!! I do not easily forget. They should be driven out of business and any other retailer who gouges to that extent.
 

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I wasn't as prepared as I would like to have been but its mainly my 9mm that's lower than I would like. I can probably go to the range one more time but then I won't shoot any until I can replace what I shoot. I have plenty in my other calibers.
 

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In the last panic, an online retailer called Cheaperthandirt, was very guilty of gouging. $49.99 a box of 50 for .380 FMJ!!!!!! They will NEVER GET A DIME FROM ME EVER AGAIN!!!!!! I do not easily forget. They should be driven out of business and any other retailer who gouges to that extent.
Never been a CTD fan anyway--
 

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Milk well there is a fine example. The dairy lobby has fixed the price of milk for years. No one under Federal law may sell milk for less than a 6% profit margin after cost of goods is added to all freight charges. So if you wanted to sell milk for a 5% margin you will be charged under Federal law with a Felony.:eek:
I dont know about that. Milk is usually $1.67-$2.37 a gallon here in AZ. This week it is $1.67 at 2 stores Walmart will match the price.
 

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I have a good enough supply of every caliber I own. But I like to still buy at least a box or two of something every week. But price gouging still burns me up. Had a jerk at the last gun show selling bricks of 22's I just had paid $23 for and he was selling for $60.
 

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In the last panic, an online retailer called Cheaperthandirt, was very guilty of gouging. $49.99 a box of 50 for .380 FMJ!!!!!! They will NEVER GET A DIME FROM ME EVER AGAIN!!!!!! I do not easily forget. They should be driven out of business and any other retailer who gouges to that extent.
There was one in 1992, 2008 and 2012. That is three. The first one in 1992 we were *****ing about 7.62x39 going from 36.00 a case to 56.00. If you did not learn that time, shame on you. As far as CTD, They suck, period.

I have a good enough supply of every caliber I own. But I like to still buy at least a box or two of something every week. But price gouging still burns me up. Had a jerk at the last gun show selling bricks of 22's I just had paid $23 for and he was selling for $60.
6 months ago I could buy Centurion 38gr HP .22lr for 17.00+ shipping. Now there is none. Locally .17HMR has gone to 14.00...16.00 per 50. I just bought some on line from the manufacturer and bullet weight I like for 9.53 per 50. 5 Boxes and 10.00 shipping. Still cheaper then local. BTW, most online shops don't buy from the manufacturer, they get it from a distributer. Companies like Cabela's show different Warehouses. false, they are shipped from the distributer. Cheaper then dirt never handle a single round they sell. Midway actually stocks ammo as does Midsouth.
 

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Tired of seeing all this price gouging for ammo.
yeah...and people bidding $700 dollars for a SW Shield??!..that's SIG and HK prices.
 
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