the ammunition shortage shame thread!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by hawkguy, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. SeaCapt

    SeaCapt New Member

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    The Ammo is starting to reappear on shelves.. I saw a pretty good stock of 223 @ sportsman whearhouse .. But the prices have yet to tumble.. I like others just window shopped . It's like the gas thing, they wait for people to be comfortable with these high prices .. So 12.95 for twenty rounds is not such a bad deal right ? I walked on by.. Along with a few old timers .. I was on a quest for the elusive primers .. Better chance of going to dinner with a yeti
     
  2. DrFootball

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    I'm surprised anyone is still getting that deal from Natchez as it's not even listed anymore. Last I saw they were limiting to 1 box a day per customer now, so glad I got Two when I did. My Range Shop had 100 rd. packs of CCI Mini Mag(both RN & HP) for $13.99, and The Winchester Super X Hp's and Xpert RN's for $11.99 & $12.99 respectively..so we grabbed a few of each....
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker Well-Known Member

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    Went to a Wal-Mart the other day. I saw about 10-15 bulk packs of Federal 12ga.
     
  4. DrFootball

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    lack of shotgun Ammo was never the issue at my Wally or at the next nearest one to us. Even tho when I bought the Catamount I got 250 Rds of 00 Buck for $99.,..I still "went" into Wally and got the slug rounds anyway...
     
  5. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker Well-Known Member

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    The Wal-Marts around here have had 12ga during the entire panic. Of course, it was all expensive game loads and some buckshot and slugs. None of them have had the cheap Federal or Winchester bulk packs.
     
  6. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I thought about it a bit and will add this brief lesson on capitalism to the discussion: The LGS needs to clear a certain amount each month to keep the doors open. The rent doesn't go down, and the utilities still have to be paid.

    If they are limited by the shortages in how much ammo, and weapons they can get to sell, they have to increase the margin on what they do get to make the minimum nut to keep the doors open.

    The shops that sell other things like fishing and camping gear have some cushion. The shop that just sell guns, ammo, and maybe shooting gear doesn't have that cushion. If they can only get 20%, of the stock they used to, they may have had to bump the margin by four or five times just to break even and keep the doors open.
     
  7. DrFootball

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    Agreed, and this Would be true in the case I discuss, except the store is never out of stock on new or used Guns. Ammo is in stock but is clearly marked up from even the highest "Normal" price there is. You expect costs to rise. Now that it's settled a bit it's about 40-50% over what it was last spring.
     
  8. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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    Plenty of ammo at Wally World in my neck of the woods, even had about 20 packs of Win 100 count 40gr 22lr's sitting on the shelf this afternoon. $7.60 a box :rolleyes:
     
  9. DrFootball

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    I am in awe of your ability to score a deal from the evil blue machine.....;-)
     
  10. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Using retail logic on the masses is not going to work. They would rather hold a grudge for a lifetime over nothing.

    Why rely on capitalism when food stamps now look like a gold card, and you have a free omamaphone?
     
  11. dcilten

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    I attended the big gun show here in Reno, NV, and there was a ton of ammo available. Prices were reasonable as well. The cheapest brass 556/223 was going for about 30 cents a round, factory reloads in a case of 500. That was the best deal I saw. I also was in Walmart and was able to snag the last 3 boxes of Winchester 556 for $9.99, and 2 boxes of Wolf for $5.69. Hopefully the panic is done for good, cause there were 3 different vendors, and they had pallets and pallets full of ammo, stacked waist high. Wish I would have had more money to spend there....
     
  12. DrFootball

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    I'd like to know where this Free "obummo" phone is?? My Sprint Contract is $160 a month with 2 unlimited lines plus a "Mini-Cell" tower called an AIRWAVE.....
     
  13. dcilten

    dcilten New Member

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    I watched a project veritus video on the oblowme phone, and its disgusting. People are getting signed up for them, and turning around and selling them for cash!
     
  14. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Maybe it's going to sell well because of the political message it sends: i'll buy you a phone if you vote my friend into the WH in 2016