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Old November 5, 2023, 05:21 PM   #51
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It isn't just the price hikes, it is the shrinkage in those packages as well. That shrinkage is averaging 10% less than when I bought it before Biden AND the price has gone up 25-100% (depending on the item). When crappy cuts of beef like chuck roasts now cost almost $10/pound, I do without and eat more chicken - and that has gone up as well. Property taxes have been going up every year, utility costs have gone up every year - mine have doubled since Covid. Yes I reload but even with that, I am not shooting anywhere as much as I used to. Maybe with the weather cooling down some, I pick it up a little.
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Old December 14, 2023, 11:21 AM   #52
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I’ve been shooting a lot of rimfire because of prices. We have to use lead free hunting ammo and that can run $60-$70 for a box of twenty. I randomly found copper solid .308 on sale for $27 a box and felt like I’d won the lottery.
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Old December 14, 2023, 09:38 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by stagpanther View Post
Large rifle primers are still being blockaded/hoarded in the US (they seem to be widely available outside the US). A large part of my collection will become useless sooner or later.

They aren’t available in Canada neither.
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Old December 16, 2023, 03:13 PM   #54
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Several pounds of black powder and some lead.

You can buy ticking cheap by the yard at Wallyworld. Spit is free (but you can use lard).

Provided you have a flintlock and you recover your lead balls to recast, you can have years of shooting fun.
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Old December 19, 2023, 11:15 AM   #55
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For $100 I can get another upper receiver.
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Old December 22, 2023, 12:22 PM   #56
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$75 PSA blemished ar-10 lower receiver. Some spots of blotchy color in anodization. Works just fine.


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Old January 1, 2024, 10:16 AM   #57
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buys me about 400 rounds of 9mm
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