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Old 08-16-2013, 23:02   #401
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I've seen tons of reasonable 9mm from the reloaders, $15-$16.50 a box delivered to my door.....tax free!! Fine for the range.

$15 - $16 for reloaded 9mm ammo? Did you get kissed because you just got screwed.
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Old 08-17-2013, 15:08   #402
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Bass Pro recently. They had at least 50 boxes of 9mm in various brands. First time I've seen 9mm in months. Still no 22...
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Old 08-17-2013, 18:58   #403
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$15 - $16 for reloaded 9mm ammo? Did you get kissed because you just got screwed.
My Walmart had a few boxes of Federal 9mm for $14.xx per 50 rounds this afternoon
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Old 08-18-2013, 15:54   #404
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Your lucky, the Walmarts in N Nevada are still empty with bare shelves, and the best prices I've seen are $0.40+
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Old 08-18-2013, 20:46   #405
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$15 - $16 for reloaded 9mm ammo? Did you get kissed because you just got screwed.
Do the math.....by the time you made your 50 trips to Walmart and Academy sports and came up empty 80 percent of the time, gas @ $3.80 a gallon, my time @ 20 bucks an hour, no sales tax, delivered to my door, hell I got a steal!! I don't have time to chase and get ahead of retired people with with wooden chairs waiting for the ammo truck to come in on a Sunday night so I can sell it for double the price at the flea markets!
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Old 08-18-2013, 20:48   #406
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$15 - $16 for reloaded 9mm ammo? Did you get kissed because you just got screwed.
Do the math.....by the time you made your 50 trips to Walmart and Academy sports and came up empty 80 percent of the time, gas @ $3.80 a gallon, my time @ 20 bucks an hour, no sales tax, delivered to my door, hell I got a steal!! I don't have time to chase and get ahead of retired people with with wooden chairs waiting for the ammo truck to come in on a Sunday night at Walmart,so I can sell it for double the price at the flea markets!
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Old 08-18-2013, 20:50   #407
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My Walmart had Federal value packs last week.
I missed the 9MM, but I got 300 rounds of .45 for 94.30 with tax.
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I checked my Walmart's ammo counter yesterday. They had a few 50 round boxes of Federal 9mm FMJ at about $15.

I bought 3 boxes (5 rounds ea) of Winchester 12 gauge slugs and my wife bought 3 boxes (10 rounds ea) of Winchester PDX1-12.

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Old 08-18-2013, 21:41   #409
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Noticed my local Academy has taken the "3 boxes per calibre per day" restriction off everything but 9mm and .22. This afternoon, they had a little .40 and a good deal of .357 Mag, .44 Mag, .45, and even some .380. Also had plenty of .223 and 7.62x51.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:47   #410
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Ordered 1000 9mm WWB + 1200 .22 LR from Midway in November 2013, latest expected ship date August 2014.

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Old 01-08-2014, 15:38   #411
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Well, I guess we can revisit this.

5.56/.223 are still coming down. You can usually get it at or under $0.40 per round now if you buy in quantity.

9, .40, and .45 are all relatively easy to find at semi-reasonable prices.

.22lr still ceases to exist.

Powder is still basically unobtainable, especially in quantity or if you need something specific.

It's amazing how ****ed up the market STILL is.
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Old 01-08-2014, 16:31   #412
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Still damned little 9mm at the box stores. The LGS's are well-stocked (and not with repriced Mall*Wart ammunition, either). No .22 at ALL.
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Old 01-08-2014, 16:34   #413
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I see the ammo shortage loosening up by 2078 or so. But I'm a natural optimist.
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Old 01-08-2014, 16:42   #414
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Your lucky, the Walmarts in N Nevada are still empty with bare shelves, and the best prices I've seen are $0.40+
Your local nut jobs will always keep the shelves empty
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Old 01-08-2014, 16:46   #415
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My Walmart had Federal value packs last week.
I missed the 9MM, but I got 300 rounds of .45 for 94.30 with tax.
Value packs of 100 45 acp are. 43.x x here in Palatka Fl not including tax
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Old 01-08-2014, 19:29   #416
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If Academy is any indication here, the manufacturers are concentrating on high-end ammo. I think they're putting their major efforts into producing higher margin stuff. Regardless of the NRA magazine article, I think part of the issue with the .22lr shortage has to do with the low margins on a box or brick. When I see a bunch of ammo (.270, .308 or .30-06, for example) selling for $35-40 a box of 20, I think they don't have to sell very many of those to make a buttload of money.
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Old 01-08-2014, 20:03   #417
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The .22lr shortage has to do with people buying it up as soon as it comes in whether they need it or not. I have witnessed it myself. Since Nov of 2012 I have bought 3 whole 50rd boxes of .22lr. I had chances to buy more but have a little stash I put away when times are good. Stop feeding the hysteria.

Walmart has been getting .22lr in but it goes ASAP even with a 3 box limit. When that limit goes off you will have an even harder time finding it.

Why .380 is dismal is beyond me. I guess ammo companies are concentrating on the major calibers.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:03   #418
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This one started to look like it was going to turn at the end of the summer, but it has been slow since then. Some of the problems I still see are:

-- The obvious...still no 22LR (I have truly no idea why this is holding out; is it some kind of pseudo currency?)
-- Reloading components are scarce. Powder for any of the pistol or small rifle calibers is still spotty at best. People still substituting some strange powders in various calibers to make something work.
-- Defensive calibers are still sold out or too high. It's available, but finding Gold Dot, Golden Sabre, HST, Ranger, etc. at a decent price is tough right now. It's getting better, but not like what you would expect to see.
-- Calibers that were tough before 2013, are still much worse than before. .380 comes to mind.
-- Anyone who allows a backorder is still likely backed up too far to even waste your time. Most people don't want to wait more than 6 months. However, if a place doesn't charge your card until shipment, that is the only way to go now.

I still think there is a huge heightened interest in gun ownership now that is driving price. Handguns are started to show up in quantity all over, but the gun stores are packed. I think this is a good thing, but it will keep the ammo demand up. I'm actually waiting for a lot of the impulse purchases to hit the market, but I haven't seen much yet. If people buy something they don't want, it will likely be a few years before they sell it cheap. It will happen, but just not yet. I do think the ammo will come back this year, but then again, I thought this would be in much better shape by now. People are buying ammo still for the sake of having it. I talk to people who buy a bunch of ammo, including defensive rounds, and they have never fired them through some handguns. WTF? Hording ammo is one thing, but not knowing if your handgun will cycle the uber-supreme XTRBS1DX14 mega-sonic dagger tip projectile until you need, is stupid.

I think the new shooters are starting to die off. A range that was crowded last spring, has only me in it at night. I'm literally tripping over spent casings all over the ground, and I can pick any lane I want. Last year, you almost had to wait for a lane, and people were picking up everything hitting the ground. This tells me ammo is more available and reloading is not even a thought, and people are just not shooting as often anymore. That's good news. It's just going to take a while to get back to whatever "normal" is.
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If Academy is any indication here, the manufacturers are concentrating on high-end ammo. I think they're putting their major efforts into producing higher margin stuff. Regardless of the NRA magazine article, I think part of the issue with the .22lr shortage has to do with the low margins on a box or brick. When I see a bunch of ammo (.270, .308 or .30-06, for example) selling for $35-40 a box of 20, I think they don't have to sell very many of those to make a buttload of money.
...but $35-$40 (20 round) boxes of .270, .30-06, and .308 aren't selling out. They are sitting on the shelves same as they have been for the past year.

.22lr, on the other hand, essentially sells out instantaneously every single time.

...and, more importantly, they don't use the same machines or tooling for .30-06 as they do for .22lr. That isn't a one-or-the-other choice.
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The .22lr shortage has to do with people buying it up as soon as it comes in whether they need it or not. I have witnessed it myself. Since Nov of 2012 I have bought 3 whole 50rd boxes of .22lr. I had chances to buy more but have a little stash I put away when times are good. Stop feeding the hysteria.

Walmart has been getting .22lr in but it goes ASAP even with a 3 box limit. When that limit goes off you will have an even harder time finding it.

Why .380 is dismal is beyond me. I guess ammo companies are concentrating on the major calibers.
Absolutely. I read a few months back CCI is manufacturing 4 million rounds of .22 rimfire per day. That is 28 million bricks a year with downtime for holidays. CCI produces 24 hours a day. People are still hoarding ammo big time.

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Old 04-05-2014, 23:42   #421
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When will the ammo shortage ease? When the horders finally get enough.

I was at the Wallymart the other day and was surprised to actually see some ammo in the case. There was another guy at the case waiting for the clerk to open it. He said something about they only have FMJ, but he guessed it would be ok, and I said well it depends what you want it for, and he said he was "hording it, like everyone else." I said I was buying ammo to shoot, not hoard. He just gave me this look like... what? He bought a box of Federal Bulk 250 round 45acp and two 50 round boxes of 38 special.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:08   #422
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I say let them hoard. The ammo companies have outran the people stocking up on 45 ACP. At this point, I can buy 9 and 45 target ammo all day long. So, if they are still hoarding the stuff that is available on the shelf, that will just give me a lower price when they need cash in the future. Just wait until the wives see $5,000 in ammo sitting in a closet for 5 years, while they struggle to pay their bills. It won't happen to everyone, but it will happen. When they start to sell it, the price will go down.

45 and 40 are starting to stack up, even at walmart. We've come a long way in a year. Last night, walmart had the 100 count red containers of 22LR (forget the brand), and there was only one person saying the usual, "give me 3." It's 6 bucks for 100 rounds. People will regret spending even 6 cents/round for 22 as soon as the reselling market dries up.

BTW, Freedom Munitions has a free shipping sale through the end of today, and they have a ton of target ammo in stock. I bought some 147 gr 9mm for 26 cents/round, shipped.
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This ammo crap is still going on?

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:50   #424
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No .22 ammo anywhere when I need some....
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The powder situation is what perplexes me. I mean, are people buying 50 pounds of the stuff or are there suddenly 100,000 new reloaders vying for components? Primers are not much of an issue though. Doesn't make sense.

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