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Old March 22, 2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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WOW !!!

I guess I will have to keep my trips to the range at a minimum, until the ammo companies get caught up on production. I went to buy some .22 long rifle shells to take the grandkids shooting today, and was told a box of shells would be $4.50 per box, with a limit of 3 boxes. We went and got ice cream instead.

I can understand how they cost so much right now, with ammo being in short supply, but I sure am hoping that after supplies get back up, that the ammo manufacturers don't get the idea they can keep prices this high forever. I feel they will see a sharp downward trend in sales if they do.

22's have always been the benchmark for training our kids to shoot and be responsible with a fire arm. It has always been cheap enough to take the kids to the range and let them learn without costing you an arm and a leg.
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Old March 22, 2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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$4.50 per 50 is really not a bad price right now. Most places are much higher. Three boxes wouldn't have lasted long though.
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Old March 22, 2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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I stockpiled for a while in rimfire stuff before the panic hit. Every time I hit a Wal-Mart I look to see if there are any on the shelves, I haven't seen a box since a day after the Newtown shooting.
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Old March 22, 2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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I have about 15000 rounds of 22lr, I rarely shoot... I'll be fine.
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Old March 23, 2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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I was pleased to see we still get the 15 rounds for each firearms safety student with the class supply's.
They are federal/American Eagle.
Federal Cartridge has always been good to the firearm safety program.
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Old March 23, 2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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Use to buy a couple bricks at a time before the 2008 elections. After that shortage, began getting it by the case (5000). Now order two cases at a time because supply chain can't keep up with demand.
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Old March 23, 2013, 01:49 PM   #7
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I can understand how they cost so much right now, with ammo being in short supply, but I sure am hoping that after supplies get back up, that the ammo manufacturers don't get the idea they can keep prices this high forever. I feel they will see a sharp downward trend in sales if they do.
Manufacturers haven't jacked their prices up. It's the greedy retailers and distributors that have done that.
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Old March 25, 2013, 08:23 AM   #8
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I was at a gun show this weekend and saw a box of 50 Remington for $15, and people are still buying it. It is ridiculous.
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Old March 25, 2013, 08:25 AM   #9
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$240/brick

http://alamoammo.com/rifle-ammo/22-long-rifle
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Old March 25, 2013, 08:42 AM   #10
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$240/brick
Thats crazy! I won't ever buy from them....EVER!

I paid $2.49 ber box Federal at Atwoods the other day....2 boxes per day max....
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Old March 25, 2013, 08:45 AM   #11
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basspro and cabellas have not increased their price. You just have to be lucky and be at the store when it comes in.
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Old March 25, 2013, 01:11 PM   #12
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Just about time to remove the guns from the safe and put the .22 RF ammo in it.
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Old March 25, 2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Just about time to remove the guns from the safe and put the .22 RF ammo in it.
I have thought about getting another safe just for ammo.....
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Old March 25, 2013, 06:30 PM   #14
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These high prices that have resulted from the "feeding frenzy" began over three months back. History, not news.
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