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Offline TXAZ

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Ammo prices dropping?
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:11:24 PM »
I just noticed the price of match ammo for Boomer's Hornady .50 BMG AMax has dropped about 10% in the last few weeks. 
Anyone notice the same for other calibers?

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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 08:48:43 PM »
In Central PA, common calibers like 9mm & .45 have been dropping since the election..

I dont really pay much attention to some of the "niche" custom calibers.
But ammo on the whole is dropping and readily available.

Nobody is hoarding. And all the LGS's back orders are being filled, so its piling up.

I know Im going to re stock my hoards while the gittin is good.  :th_thicon_idea:
$10 on a dime says the hoarding & shortages  fires back up in about 2 years.
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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »
Tis the reason I reload. Always have enough here no matter what the market is.
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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 11:47:07 PM »
TXAZ,

9.3x62mm,  .300 Savage & .244 Remington are definitely NOT falling.

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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 02:16:50 AM »
In Central PA, common calibers like 9mm & .45 have been dropping since the election..

I dont really pay much attention to some of the "niche" custom calibers.
But ammo on the whole is dropping and readily available.

Nobody is hoarding. And all the LGS's back orders are being filled, so its piling up.

I know Im going to re stock my hoards while the gittin is good.  :th_thicon_idea:
$10 on a dime says the hoarding & shortages  fires back up in about 2 years.

This.

Ammo prices are back to where I remember them being many years ago, and big boxes of .22LR are abound again. 9MM is finally down to less than $10 per box of 50 for the cheap stuff as well.

I'm not going to like it going back up again here at the end of Trump's election cycle unless his administration can somehow help pass a law that would greatly hamper any future attempts to regulate the 2A.

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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 02:08:34 AM »
IMHO it is not about passing laws but appointing conservative judges; especially Supreme Court justices. Presidents and politicians come and go after a few years but federal judges are appointed for life. P.S. One man's 'hoarding' is another man's 'stocking up'. Depends upon whose ox is being gored.

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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 01:26:52 PM »
I was in Dunhams yesterday looking around. Just went in to kill 30 minutes.

Their CHEAPEST 223 ammo, MARKED NEW LOW LOW PRICE, :afraid4: ,  was .57 cents per round for metal case Wolf 55 gr..  :th_nuts:

The same ammo that buds has for .20 cents.   :facepalm:

Walmart had Winchester white box range 9mm 115 gr for $39 for a 200 pack.  :thumbsup1:
Thats the cheapest Ive ever seen it. ( given its NOT really good for anything else IMO )
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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 05:30:43 AM »
I know this topic is a couple months old but it's interesting to see where the trends are.  Brass case 9mm has come all the way down to $8.50 per 50 and real brass case 5.56 (not .223) is under $0.30 per round. 

It's time to buy.  Remember when 9mm was $25 per 50 in 2013?

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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 05:50:02 AM »
Always good to buy when prices are down and stock up.
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Re: Ammo prices dropping?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 09:15:29 AM »
Johnny I'm always impressed with that photo. Reminds me that I need to get off my butt and reorganize my stash although the ammo cans I have aren't as pretty as yours. They are well used remnants of a bygone era liberated from my father in laws workshop after he passed away. He was a CW4 in supply the last 10 years he was in so he had plenty that were filled with carpentry tools, screws, washers and other things. Brother in law claimed the 20 best ones and promptly sold them to a scrap dealer for $20 thinking he was coming out ahead on the deal. Had to firmly explain to him, again, that he has been and always will be a GD idiot. The story about selling his fathers M1 Garand is truly sad.
I use the green & white box Remington 115 gr 9mm fr the range. Academy usually has the 50 count boxes for $10 and their 100 count for $24.  :thinker:
For years .22 WMR was scarce around these parts. I bought on line and the prices were $2-$3 more than what I pay for it now. Academy always has plenty of different brands in stock and I have plenty.
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