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Ammo "Crisis"

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by CaughtSteelin, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    So the past several months there has been a major ammo shortage. But I have been noticing the prices and availability of ammo (and other components) coming down. Is it just me? Or should we expect it to stay as usual; and prices and availability to become un-real?

    For example:

    9mm, no one could find it. Now it's located most every were. And even though the prices are higher then in past, they are still affordable.

    .22lr, Almost non-existent. Now readily available for under $20.

    Reload components: Popping up and affordable.

    Anyone else seeing this? Or am I just talking non-sense?
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Yeah the prices are starting to drop online, it seems like 9mm is still expensive in most places. But they dropped quite a bit around january, so I bought some .45 and .223, then the price increased by nearly 40% at the same site by march. Makes me wish I would have bought more.
     
  3. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    I see it dropping to. I saw 29.99 for 9mm and now its down to 15.99. xm193 is back to 9.99 for 20 which is good if you arn't buying in bulk.
    i paid 21.99 for 357 before the rise, then it got to up to 40 a box depending on retailer and now its back to 21.99. I can afford to go shooting again, just not as much as before.
     
  4. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I seen 38 and 357 at Bimart hav'nt seen them for awhile, still no 22 but I keep missing the day they get there shipment. I think it almost over.
     
  5. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    They really need to level out so I can start shooting again
     
  6. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I was shocked to see 223 on the shelf yesterday at 40 bucks a hundred.:cool:
     
  7. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    Well that's some good news. .380 and .38spl are the two I haven't been able to find. At least not at what I want to pay; but I haven't really looked that hard either.
     
  8. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    Bimart in JC had 223, 9mm, and 45 acp all in stock yesterday. First time I saw all 3 of those in stock at the same time for quite a while. They were relatively deep with the 9mm having 4 cases on the floor behind the counter.
     
  9. colt44

    colt44 La pine Member

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    I have alot of 38 special cowboy loads for 20 cents apiece if you are interested. I load for cowboy action shooters and I load alot of 38's
     
  10. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    I don't think the crisis is any where near an end FWIW. Primers are still extremely rare. Even reloading bullets are on back order. I won't believe it's coming to an end until I see thousands of primers on the shelves again. I haven't seen any on the shelves since Christmas I think at my local stores. I've had to order them online and now I have to deal with backorders and hope they don't get canceled.
     
  11. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2009/jul/16/0716_shootingsports/

    This guy that wrote this article says that they predict ammunition supplies will not be returning to normal until late 2010. He's trying to fool you that he's a avid gun owner/sporting shooter or something but I don't buy it. His knowledge and terminology is lacking way to much for it to be believable that he even owns a gun period.
     
  12. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    You may be right about him but this story still seems correct and early 2010 for a "real" amount of ammo and supplies is what I have been predicting too.
     
  13. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Just FYI, I have been buying small pistol primers at BiMart in Vancouver at 2.99/100.
    They have .223 at $.45/round and have the 200 packs on the shelves ($90).
    The 50 round boxes of .45 acp are $19.95 the hace .38 special +p too
    Why pay inflated prices?
    The last gun show in Vanouver had a LOT of ammo for sale and tons of primers. They all started at $6/100 and finally dropped to $4/100. Its all about competition. Many people made money re-selling ammo but now its over.

    Kids, it looks like the shortage is comming to an end and WE WON!
    We have .233 ammo on the shelves and AR-15's are stilll legal.
    Aren't you glad you didn't spend $800 for a used AK-47? Some people did.
    Prices are dropping on guns and ammo. I suggest we Stop the Panic Buying.
    ...Just my 2 cents.
     
  14. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    All My had Guns are .40 and I got about 00 rounds of ammo. I dont really "panic" buy anymore.. I did at first. but if i walk into a store and they gt 4 or 5 boxes I'll buy abox of 50. but I have Noticed that ammo is becoming more popular
     
  15. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    I'll believe that when Bimart's shelves are fully stocked again and only then. I bet you that won't happen again for awhile. Nope sorry this kid isn't convinced of noth'n yet.
     
  16. Defiant1

    Defiant1 Auburn New Member

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    was at Cabela's Saturday, no 22 or 40 cal. Had plenty of 223 and 308
     
  17. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    Well I haven't been shopping lately but have been looking. Have seen no .22's; but that's alright; I have more then enough and selling to friends. .223 and .45 and .40 I have seen a lot of. 9mm, .357 mag, .38 spl is a hit and miss. Also primers for $30-35/1000. FINALLY found some .380 today! Also rifle ammo is starting to show up.
     
  18. emanon

    emanon SE Portland, Oregon Member

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    While I am starting to see a little bit more ammo around, the ammo shelves do not seem to be full or stocked with as broad a range of ammo anywhere near as often as they used to be...
     
  19. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    they are getting back orders. you cannot pick up a phone and place an order for tomorrow. We check 6 different warehouses to find a caliber or 2. Most of it goes to the reps and they allocate it to the stores.
     
  20. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

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    What gunshow in Vancouver????? Also, have you seen any Large Pistol Magnum primers down that way?