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Ammo shortage over???? Tons of ammo on sale!!!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by coctailer, May 16, 2009.

  1. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    At the gunshow, there is a boat-load of ammo from all the vendors.

    They are actually marking the .223 down in an effort to entice buyers.

    Lots of .223, 7.62x39, .308, etc.

    They ammo guys were pulling their hair out wondering why everyone wasn't mobbing them for ammo.

    I may pick up a couple cases of .223 PMC Bronze tomorrow.
     
  2. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    so what was the running price? I wont get a chance to go.
     
  3. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    That is nuts! I would be pumped if I could start going to bimart again...

    I'm going to the MG shoot in albany, but I'll hopefully get back in time to grab some.
     
  4. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I wonder if those would-be profiteers are the same guys who've been buying up the supplies.

    As in every event like this, the last guy in is always left holding the bag.
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I think the profiteers are going to be holding the bag.

    Everyone just walks past them heading to the Surplus Ammo booth.
     
  6. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Prices still seemed high to me at the Portland show yesterday. Maybe another show or two without the crowds and the prices will come down?
     
  7. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What was the going rate for 1K rounds of .45?

    Andy
     
  8. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    It was $20 less today for cases of .223...........

    The prices are heading in the right direction.
     
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    This is really good news. Some day we'll go into Bi Mart and their shelves will be full, and we'll only want a box or two. :)
     
  10. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Maybe people have given up? I continue to worry about the long-term effect these prices will have on the shooting public. There are lots of other cheaper hobbies/activities around...

    Surplus Ammo had a bit-o-the-profiteering at the Monroe WAC show last time. $20 was their lowest price for 9mm, .38spl, etc.
     
  11. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    22lr in bulk was still very high and limited. One table had the Federal hollow copper points normaly selling at Bi-Mart for $14.97 (525 Value Pak) for $25.00another for $30.00 and yet another for $40 a box !!

    However, I did get a brick of 500 CCI Mini-Mag HP for $40.00, which I didn't think was to bad, considering that the only other table that had any was trying to get $15 for a box of 100.

    Also got 250 rounds of Hornady 17 Mach2 @ $6.95 for 50 rounds, which is still a bit high, but I haven't seen the product in months.

    But generally, it seems like the Ammo Gods have begun to once again smile upon us!! :D

    Frog.
     
  12. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    if anyone was to pick up a large amount of 45 i may be willing to split it with them.

    i was able to make it to bi mart today and i saw that when ammo is in they sell 45 for 14.97 a box, i wonder if thats brass cased or not?

    anyway if someone wanted to split 1000 rds of 45 and it was a good deeal let me know
     
  13. beavernation1

    beavernation1 Salem Member

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    I got. 500rds of CCI HP 22lr at Walmart in Salem this AM at 11 for $32 and change
     
  14. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    They normal UMC they sell is $20 a box, so I'm guessing the $15 a box stuff may be blazer aluminum.
     
  15. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    yea i picked up 4 box of the remington 45 for 19.97, was very happy, but is a box of brass worth 5 dollars? seems like for target shooting 15 bucks for the aluminium casing might be the better buy. but im not sure that is was blazer

    Shane
     
  16. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    you can get brass stuff for $15 a box if you are patient. I picked up some lawman in feb for about $16 a box, or you can get WWB at walmart for $30 a 100.
     
  17. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    WWB? is that brass? seems like a good deal 30 bucks for 100 rounds

    Shane
     
  18. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    i like lawman. i have some lawman 380 for my ruger LCP, seems like good stuff
     
  19. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Yep, WWB is winchester white box, its pretty dirty stuff, but works great, and is a good way to get brass.

    Or you can load your own, I currently load lead .45 loads for about $6 per 50.
     
  20. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I agree on the given up idea. I have friends who have done so and I have as well to a certain extent. I am tired of the ammo problems and having to take time off of work to find ammo right when it comes in on the trucks. I have cut my shooting down to very little until things get better. I have just been giving more of my time to my other hobbies. I think people need to hold back on the ammo buying for a little while longer and force the ammo guys to lower even more to the point that things are back to normal.