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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 1990Turbo, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo St.Helens Active Member

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    price for a brick of .22lr from a private party? Im sick of seeing Thunderbolts going for 40 bucks plus. Those were almost the cheapest rounds you could buy at one time. Yes i know .22 is hard to come by right now and yes i will pay a bit more for it but not that dang much. I feel private party 25 a brick is a fair deal. Its funny i see some guys on like armlist have it for 30 then a few ads down another is trying for 50 hummmmmm what one am i gonna buy. I think its funny how these things are priced and a bit sick of seeing it way over priced. Im not trying to get people to drop their prices so i can buy it I have enough right now to get me by for a bit just wondering what other people feel about the prices and such and what we all feel .22lr should be right now.
     
  2. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Fair? Whatever the market will bear.

    If people aren't buying, the price will drop.

    It's not about what's fair.
     
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  3. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    I sold a box of federal 525 to a friend the other day for $18
     
  4. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo St.Helens Active Member

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    Nice!
     
  5. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo St.Helens Active Member

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    Ya i guess i should have not asked what a fair price is but more what we feel would be a decent price and what we feel like even with hard to find ammo what would we pay for it. I didnt mean to sound like a kid on the playground yelling "thats not fair!" Just wanting to have some discussion this morning.
     
  6. udoggie

    udoggie Washington Co, Or. Member

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    Fair is whatever they can get for it. Don't like their price? Don't buy it. Simple.

    UD
     
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  7. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    $19...that's what I've been paying at BiMart over the last few weeks.
     
  8. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hi Turbo,

    I was able to score a 525 box the other day for $22 at my LGS.. I was happy with that.
     
  9. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Whatever you'll pay is fair.

    I still wish I had seen this shortage coming.
     
  10. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Rem 40gr 500/box $80-90
    Find it cheaper, buy it!
     
  11. Colt Carbine

    Colt Carbine Oregon Gears-N-Guns

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    The most I would pay is $25-$30 per 500 rd. brick, if and only if it was not that far of a drive for me to buy them.
     
  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I think our problem is going to be some will pay the higher prices and all ammo will continue to rise faster than inflation.
    I mean if you are one of the many new shooters out there and you really want to shoot that new gun,you are going to pay what it takes to get ammo. Some jackhat at the shows is trying to sell bricks for $65 still and the 325 boxes for $30.I used to think he was an OK guy too.

    For me around $20 for 500 is what I buy it at.But where do you find bricks any more?
     
  13. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Was lucky enough to walk into Wal-Mart the other week and found Federal 525 round boxes for $24.97 per. Not including the tax. If I were to sell any I know that it definitely would not be for less than what I paid for it. With gas at $4 per gallon I wouldn't drive a mile to meet someone to sell them a box for $30. Think about the cost of everything involved and then ask yourself what a fair price is. I believe the days of $20 bricks are gone.....
     
  14. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Sportsman's Warehouse in Bend regularly has bricks on the shelf (no lines) - $23.99 for a 500 round brick of green box Remington.
     
  15. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Prices like those and I'll have to quit shooting.
     
  17. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    FWIW, I paid $24 for a brick (500 rds) of Winchester Dynapoint at Bi-Mart last week.

    I had a guy try to trade me a brick of .22 for a pair of aluminum bed rails (for which I was asking $40) a few weeks ago. I told him to pack sand; he paid me $40 cash in the end.
     
  18. Colt Carbine

    Colt Carbine Oregon Gears-N-Guns

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    Thank you for the info. I was not aware what the current retail for .22lr was, being I have not seen 500 rd. bricks in a store in quite sometime.
     
  19. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Fair is whatever you are happy paying.
    Fair to the gouger is whatever you are stupid enough to pay him...
     
  20. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Want fair? Wait for Obummer to send you a brick.:laugh:

    Depends on how bad you NEED it and how bad you WANT to go shooting. If you have to go shooting i'd say $40 is "fair", but only in the sense that you get a lot of shooting from a 500rd brick of .22lr.

    Me I'd wait and stop into Bi-mart daily until you can pick up $18 bricks of .22lr, but if your time is money then paying some "businessman" more is worth it.