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Is the price of ammo coming down?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by U201492, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    Is it my imagination or is the price of ammo finally coming down- including .22LR?
     
  2. kenboy

    kenboy salem, oregon GOD BLESS AMERICA Bronze Supporter

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    Don't know where you are getting your 22 LR but buddy had two people pick up bricks for him at sportsman in Salem yesterday and paid $24 each.
     
  3. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    I paid $25 plus tax at Marys Guns- but I'm not sure if that was the luck of the draw of simply being there at the right time with UPS or if that was a sign the backlog had finally caught up
     
  4. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Still not seeing any .22 at my local Bimart but got a 420 pack of 5.56 62 grain green tip on strippers and ammo box yesterday online for 170.00 shipped. Best I've seen in long time......
     
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Ive noticed for:
    7.62x39
    .223/5.56
    .308
    9mm
    .45ACP
    Yes. For a few months now.
    (knock on wood)
     
  6. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    *Puts on his motorcycle helmet to keep from hurting himself while thinking* OK dusting off ancient brain cells about supply and demand I'd bet by around 1 September the price of ammo will drop- the market will finally have caught up with the demand and the foul weather will force the "nice weather shooters" inside until next spring. Is my logic sound?
     
  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think it's sound unless....one of these recent shootings, or another yet to occur stirs the idiots in Washington again. Start the panic over and we'll be back to where we've been for the last year and a half. Since we can't predict these incidents, it's hard to say. Best to stock up whenever you can so you're prepared if it happens again.
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Thats why I keep buying a little ammo with every paycheck.
    Now I need more .45 :)
     
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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I got a nice surprise in the mail this week. I bought an M&P 15-22 back in March and they had a 'rebate' offer for 300 rounds of CCI "AR Tactical" .22lr ammo. I submitted the form, but forgot all about it, until the box arrived this week. Nice to have another 300 rounds when you weren't expecting it.
     
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  10. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Not any more. Not since obummer opened his yapper about the US not having "a monopoly on crazy people" and "taking unilateral executive action" with respect to gun control.
     
  11. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    And that was after a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of 2 teenagers. Any guesses how many teenagers died in car crashes yesterday that received no notice from the President? What about the 5 soldiers killed by friendly fire? Barely made the news and no one was foaming at the mouth about IFF between ground and aerial forces. Hilary writes a book and she gets full coverage for several days on every news broadcast. What disgusts and saddens me is that the news coverage we see and the rants of politicians are carefully calculated to be what the majority of people want to hear, and they are eating it up.

    In the long term though I don't see this shooting as causing much of a ripple in ammo prices because of the low casualty count and the likelihood that it was targeted at a single person for a specific reason rather than a widespread killing of strangers. No one can push much of an agenda off of it and the summer break will be on us soon which tends to put a pause on most school shootings.

    I haven't seen ammo prices come down as the bloody stuff has to come into stock first. If you've been buying from scalpers then I suppose those prices may be down a bit.
     
  12. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    .22 lr is still very hard to find at reasonable prices, but other ammo does seem to me more available and some of the prices are dropping. Here is a very decent deal on .223 ammo:
    https://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100001464
    What I like is the commercial cases, no crimped primers. Not sure how much shipping would be on 1000 rounds, but $330 = $6.60 per box of 20 for decent reloadable brass with lead core range legal bullets. If I needed some, this would be it.
     
  13. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Prices are dropping as availability gets better... many people blew their wad on overpriced ammo last year. I've been seeing .223 going for $300/1k lately. It'll probably last until the results of the next election come up.