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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:56 PM   #46
 
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I can sort of understand the cost of ammo (the metals involved, chemicals, safe handling, etc. It is the cost of magazines that has me fuzzled.



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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:48 PM   #47
 
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Supply and demand are part of it the other factor is inflation.
to buy something worth $10,000 in 1995, will cost $14,450 today.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #48
 
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Ammo prices are up because people panic. It's election year.
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Oh my Lord! We have gone from a discussion from the supply and demand issues on ammunition to Anti President Obama ignorance! I love this place! Never a dull moment!
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Old February 24th, 2012, 06:19 AM   #50
 
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Panic does affect demand. When gas prices go up and food prices go up people buy ammo just in case. Metal prices too.
Personally, I think we are far from becoming Greece but some people are afraid that now may be the time.

Maybe I should head to Walmart now?
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Panic does affect demand. When gas prices go up and food prices go up people buy ammo just in case. Metal prices too.
Personally, I think we are far from becoming Greece but some people are afraid that now may be the time.

Maybe I should head to Walmart now?
I just heard our debt limit to GDP ratio is higher than that of Greece
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Greetings,

Obama is not the answer to our problems... He is the problem!!! While I am at it, let me say the republicans are part of the problem, as well.

"When all is said and done, more will be said than done."

"After the smoke cleared from the last shot, nobody was left to bury the dead."

"One persons terrorist is a patriot to others."

"You want change??? Go vote!!!"

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I'm all .22, but I still hate to pay more for even that. I haven't bought much in the last year, I just replace what I shoot since my stash hit 20k rounds. A good bit of mine is Wally World's Federal Value Packs with 550 rounds, from back when they were $12.97. $4.99 boxes of 100 Mini-Mags. I have some .22 mag that was $9. Not that long ago.........
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Price is high because of the politicians in office. They have freaked folks out so much that the demand has gone up. Things are very unstable now.

Shooting mostly .22 rds at the range as they are the cheapest compared to the larger caliber. Well, I do fire off some 9mm and picked some up today at Academy for 21.99. That be the Winchester white box 100 rds.

My spend brass is always collected and given to friends who reload. Never thought of recycling ... maybe that spent 22 brass is worth something after all.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #55
 
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What is going on with the prices of ammo?? This is getting ridiculous, there is no reason, just like gas prices, have the anti's found a way to stop us, lol.
Inflation and increasing fuel costs drives everything up in price.

I may try this Ammunition Online at Factory Direct Prices | Freedom Munitions

it was touted in another forum as having good ammo at good prices
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Yes, I agree with gunsite308, Everyone freaked out when, Obama was elected. Supply and demand has always been the reason for price hikes. If Obama and his Antigun Cronies can't get your guns, They will find new ways to try and discourage us from buying guns and ammo. Like taxing, and implementing new laws. Everyone needs to remember this come November.
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here is a comment from an ad submitted by the Kentucky Gun Co

Be sure to look at the ammo specials. Just like the last election year, ammo will be more difficult find as the year progresses. Now is the time to stock up on ammo. We will have several container loads of 223, 9mm, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 40, and 45acp due to stagger in over the coming months. DON'T MISS OUT!!

Looks like they are expecting shortages/high prices too. I do realize that as a retailer it IS in their best interest to promote fear and anxiety so, "buyer beware". But I think I agree with their assessment of the coming months.
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The current administration won't admit it but inflation has taken hold. Go to the grocery store and get sticker shock. Also federal and state taxes take a big bite. Like everything else the price keeps growing.
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The current administration won't admit it but inflation has taken hold. Go to the grocery store and get sticker shock. Also federal and state taxes take a big bite. Like everything else the price keeps growing.
I agree Ole Sarge

Whenever I'm in Walmart I see what's in stock. Yesterday even though my .45acp and 9mm ammo cans are full I picked up value packs 100 rds of each. That's what they had.

Hopefully next time I'm at Wally World they will only have .38 and .40S&W.
I've a boatload of .357 already alond with various 12gauge loads

They had corelockt 165 grain (one box) in 30-06 which I should have bought but no .308.

When I went to a different town they had Lake City M855 in 5.56 ammo can deals but never seen em here. Of course I bought a box.
Maybe I'll check the one at the other end of the county today when I go into town.

If ammo becomes scarce, unavailable or too expensive at least I know I've planned ahead. Now I really need to get into reloading. I'm way behind on that project. I have to admit, I'm a little intimated by my inexperience but I'm sure that will go away by my first homerolled box of ammo.

As always Be Safe
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The current administration won't admit it but inflation has taken hold. Go to the grocery store and get sticker shock. Also federal and state taxes take a big bite. Like everything else the price keeps growing.
I actually am an economist / financier, so I won't bore you to death with statistics. However, it's pretty easy to keep inflation in check when you remove all items that increase in cost from the inflation calculation.
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