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A little light at the end of the ammo tunnel

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Brutus57, May 8, 2013.

  1. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Grocery shopping with the missus at Wally World in Mount V. today. Not my thing usually but I always head straight to sporting goods and check for ammo and boom sticks and meet with her later. Well, scored the limit of 3 boxes of Tula .223 for $5.27 a box. No, not a pre-panic deal but based on my current limited budget and any ammo is better than none if SHTF, I'll take it. No 5.56, no .22LR, no 7.62x39, no .380, no 45, a box or 2 of .270, 3 boxes of 6.8, maybe 2 boxes of 06. Still pretty bare shelves. And sad this sort of thing made my day...but I never felt the need for a modern sporting rifle until they wanted to take them away. I almost bought a Bushmaster in early 80s with a second barrel for under $600.00 but couldn't justify it in the family budget.

    Also they had a EBR labeled BMC?? AR-15 .223 for $987.00. Case was locked so I didn't want to bother the gal at the counter.
    YMMV
    I will be glad to get back to full time work one of these days. :(
    Brutus Out
     
  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was fortunate enough to find 2 boxs of PMC-Xtac 5.56 for $7.50!!!! 25 more trips & I'll have a case for $375!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I am still absolutely surprised that even .22 short ever sold out in the first place, but it did. Folks must have more cowboy .22s than I thought.

    Keith
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I am bummed that MidwayUSA has cut back or stopped their notifications setup. Dammit, I was getting good at it and had a good system.
     
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  5. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    they still make 22 shorts?:laugh: do they still make longs vs LR?

    Brutus Out

    :cool:
     
  6. JV100

    JV100 portland/wilsonville Active Member

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    Every time I go to midway everything is sold out. You've been successful buying from them? I always look but I've given up, do they actually get stock in? It seems like they don't.
     
  7. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    I have been hitting up Waldo Mart and have had zero success. Generally I find Waldo Mart rather disappointing in many regards. I have found other more reliable local resources to support my addictions.
     
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  8. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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  9. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I just want to find some 22 for my new ruger 10/22
     
  10. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Went into lincoln city sporting goods and Bruce had all kinds of ammo and firearms last week from hunting rifles to AR's. Also stopped in at BI-Mart in LC and found a full case of Federal .223 fmj for $349, it found a new home! As a side note, Bruce had a few used police Colt AR's for around $800 and many new DPMS, and others all well under a grand, way under. The days of the gouger are numbered.
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hmmm.....I've got 450 rounds of Remington Thunderbolt .22lr sitting around as I just don't shoot .22 much. I'd better get on the stick if I want to make some money. Is that what you're telling me?


    Juusst kidding of course.
     
  12. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Sure, they make both. One reason I have a Henry lever and a Ruger Single Six is their ability to shoot short, long and long rifle ammo.

    Keith
     
  13. downtown

    downtown Portland West Active Member

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    I have seen more .40 and .45 at Bimart, or at least it seems like I have. It still doesn't last long and Bimart only allows one box per customer, so it is hard to tell. 5.56 and .22lr are still impossible for me to find anywhere. On the classifieds here, it seems like prices have risen dramatically. The prices at Bimart have risen a fair amount. I honestly think that the prices of old are gone and that when ammo does come back in supply, we will be paying significantly more, but happy because we can get it. And I really don't expect to see much ammo on the shelves the rest of this year.
     
  14. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's what you consider a little light at the end of the tunnel?
     
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  15. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    Northwest Armory has been pretty stocked up with ammo lately. They are having an event this weekend with vendors, reps, etc and are supposed to be getting in extra ammo for the event. 9mm, .380 and 22lr is still pretty scarce but when i have been finding it, it has been at NW Armory.