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Anyone hit up the Portland Gun Show today? Any ammo...?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by spendolla, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. spendolla

    spendolla Portland Member

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    Just wondering what the ammo stock and prices were looking like--specifically if there was any reasonably priced .22lr. I'm sure it's gone if there ever was any, but I thought it might be a good gauge to see the severity of the craziness and whether things were calming down. People still asking $50 for a Pmag? Tell me there's some good news in these dark times. Thanks for any input. Cheers!
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cheap ammo at a GUN SHOW ROTFLMAO
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I got a call this afternoon from a guy who had just left the gun show, and he said that 5.56 reloads were going for .75 cents a round.
     
  4. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Got there at 11am (opened at noon)...there were over 200 people when we got there. By the time the doors opened there were three lines inside and then outside the building.

    I was there looking for ammo and reloading supplies. EVERYTHING was over priced!!! 9mm FMJ was going for $28 and up, .40 was going for $36 and up, 5.56 nearly $1 per round in most cases.

    I found powders....but they were way over priced...$32 to 36 for 1lbs. Primers....well I bought the wrong primers, primer prices ranged from $45-60 for 1k. Now I need to see if I can trade or sell the wrong ones I bought.
     
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  5. Dune Raider

    Dune Raider Eugene New Member

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    How about .22 LR? LMAO........... just thought I'd ask!
     
  6. coctailer

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

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    Lots of ARs.
    They were under $1400. Some were as high as $2000.

    There were Colt 6920s for $1200 ish even.
     
  7. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    Yup, I saw more than a couple 6920s anywhere from $2K down to the lower teen's. Keith's had lots of AR's. My buddy picked up a flat top Bushy carbine for right at $1000 at Keith's table.

    Pmags were pretty common at $40.

    Crazy prices on .223 still :-(. Federal XM-193 for $1200/1000. Everything else though, was in the ballpark... Kinda... The hot ammo girl had CCI 22LR for $14/box. I picked up some Hornady FTX Critical Defense ammo for my XD45 at $24/box.

    I got lucky and found a table with two 750 rnd boxes of Silverbear 5.45x39 (noncorrosive). He wanted $155 per box. I offered him $300 for both and he took it:

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    Yup, that's $200/1000 for non-corrosive 5.45. I can't say I've ever seen that any cheaper. Sportsman's guide wants nearly $190/750 (non-member), and it's backorded until nearly July:

    Silver Bear 5.45x39 60 - Grain Fmj Ammo, 30 Rds. - 472411, 5.45x39 Ammo at Sportsman's Guide

    I was happy to find it at the PDX show.

    All-in-all, a good show. Lines weren't long at all (got there at 12:30).

    -Thirtycal
     
  8. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    $65 for 500 rds of Remington .22....ha ha ha ha ha
     
  9. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Anyone see any decently priced AR barrels? I was hoping to get a Rainier 16" select but, they don't know when they'll get more. I don't really want to go in to the craziness of the show without any intel. Thanks.
     
  10. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    PMags for $30 with limit

    AR Steel mags as cheap as $18

    22 LR, 500/$40 was cheapest

    AR generic sold as kit, $1099
     
  11. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    You gotta be kidding. I picked up a 525 round box of .22LR at BiMart yesterday for under $20.
     
  12. Mattofsmatt

    Mattofsmatt Portland Member

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    Any intel about ammo cans?
     
  13. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    I could use a couple ammo cans...Are they impossible to find locally? I haven't looked yet but they're readily available online...
     
  14. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    There were a few piles of 50cal cans here and there for $14 and $15. Probably all gone by now though - there weren't a ton.

    Thirtycal
     
  15. 338

    338 Salem New Member

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    Was there any factory .223 ? Price ? At the show
     
  16. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    I saw quite a bit of factory .223 around at local gun shops in the Portland area...
     
  17. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Have to ask .... Anyone see 308 and what was it going for?
     
  18. 338

    338 Salem New Member

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    What kind of prices did you see at the gun shops? Just wondering if prices have came down any yet.
     
  19. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    While the wife and I were there today an announcement came over the loud speaker that a handgun had been stolen from a vendor and security would be checking all bags and purses upon exit........ While I sympathized with the loss and stealing a gun at a gun show is pretty bubblegumty i also didn't feel like giving up any more of my rights to search and seizure either. Didn't hear any announcement that it was found but didn't get a cavity search on the way out either.

    Bad enough that I have to let someone zip tie my pistol.
     
  20. Xunal

    Xunal Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Another did-you-see-it question...
    I heard they were ramping up production of the S&W Shield. Seen a number of them on the forum lately, so I figure they must have hit the stores. Any in stock at any of the dealer tables?