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Old March 14, 2021, 01:55 PM   #1
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Is ammo more available in your area/ prices stabilized or dropping?

“It seems” that a little more ammo is available locally and prices are stabilized/ starting to drop.
You guys seeing that or something else?
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Old March 14, 2021, 02:04 PM   #2
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It is still high, but price hasn't moved up in the last month.
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Old March 14, 2021, 04:19 PM   #3
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I am seeing improved availability and falling prices. Hold on, the prices will be lowest when the pipeline is full.

I only need one kind of powder to complete a T&E and one kind of brass for a new rifle that is not even built yet, so still fine. But I did have the opportunity to sell off a lot of stuff I don't even see me using again. Gun, components and reloading tools. Sold to locals first, then some friends on forums and have some auctions ending on GB. Guy yesterday got 100 6.5mm 150g bullets from me for $0.35.

One of the LGS had 50 round boxes of 9mm for $18 last week.
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Old March 14, 2021, 04:34 PM   #4
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Little shop near me has been having 9mm regularly for 25 a box, 2 box limit
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Old March 14, 2021, 05:17 PM   #5
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I saw 9mm target ammo yesterday at $18.99 , 2box limit . First I have seen since the election.
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Old March 14, 2021, 05:26 PM   #6
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Less ammo as all of the Walmarts have stopped selling ALL guns and ALL ammo. BASS has nothing and whatever Academy does get is scarfed up by the same folks who wait outside every delivery day.
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Old March 14, 2021, 05:32 PM   #7
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Little shop near me has been having 9mm regularly for 25 a box, 2 box limit
What type? Is this for 50-round boxes of round-nose plinking ammo, or 20-round boxes of "name" brand JHP self-defense ammo?
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Old March 14, 2021, 05:33 PM   #8
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I'd not darken the door of a Walmart, Bass Pro or Academy. The LGS needs us as much as we need them.
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Old March 14, 2021, 08:56 PM   #9
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Doesn't matter as Walmart, BASS and Academy have empty shelves and my Walmarts have discontinued all ammo and gun sales permanently.
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Old March 15, 2021, 06:48 PM   #10
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I didn't really need it, but very recently purchased a thousand rounds of Tula 9mm from an on-line dealer because it was the most reasonably priced I have seen for awhile ( 50 centers per round). I won't use any in my 1911s but don't mind shooting it in my polymers.

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Old March 15, 2021, 07:15 PM   #11
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That is about 4 times the cost from what I was paying last March ($6.43 per box) and that included shipping right to my door. A little over 12 cents per rd at the time.
But at least you were about to score. I have not seen any 9mm in my area for months.
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Old March 15, 2021, 07:36 PM   #12
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Went into Big R today. No boolits but I did walk out with a new snow shovel. I get to test it on Wednesday.
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Old March 15, 2021, 08:53 PM   #13
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Still kind of high..200% to 600% of normal price. Most popular calibers available locally and more nationally in the last week or 2...check your reaction times...you have to click fast!
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Old March 16, 2021, 09:08 PM   #14
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I got lucky and stocked up on 22 LR (Dynapoints) back about 2002 for 9.87/550. Have a couple boxes.
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Old March 17, 2021, 05:34 AM   #15
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No big chain stores here in NJ, at the LGS's it's still pretty tight. Only brands of 22LR I see are CCI and Federal, occasionally Aquila, prices still high. At one LGS/range in Eastern PA it's one box per customer for a range session only.

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Old March 17, 2021, 09:16 AM   #16
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KY Gun Co has cases of ammo, but prices are up there.

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Old March 17, 2021, 01:58 PM   #17
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That's only .50/round which - in today's climate - is not bad at all.....
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Old March 17, 2021, 04:17 PM   #18
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New Castle PA. 90 cents a round for Wolf brand 9mm. And the "professional" gun guy behind the counter tells me 3 box limit. I'm 57 with a bad hip. Yes, I ran.
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Old March 17, 2021, 06:01 PM   #19
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I wonder if all the hundreds of thousands of New Gun owners are becoming "Price conditioned" when they see these "Sale" signs of Ammo which is only 3 times the Pricing of last march as opposed to the standard 5 times the cost?

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Old March 17, 2021, 06:21 PM   #20
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We get ammo deliveries every day, and the shelves aren't totally bare any more. Got some 9mm and 223 on the shelves, got 308, got a few boxes of 40. 22 is showong up and the prices aren't too high. I think it's getting better.
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Old March 17, 2021, 07:40 PM   #21
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I wonder if all the hundreds of thousands of New Gun owners are becoming "Price conditioned" when they see these "Sale" signs of Ammo which is only 3 times the Pricing of last march as opposed to the standard 5 times the cost?
Sounds like suckers ripe for the picking from places like Cheaper than Dirt
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Old March 19, 2021, 02:58 PM   #22
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Carl the Floor Walker: A WSJ editorial this week mentioned 8 Million new gun owners.

The writer elaborated on various factors (not just women, ethnic groups), and stated that Schumer doesn’t have the votes for any anti-gun legislation he would like to pass.

This subject seemed a bit unusual for the Wall Street Journal.
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Old March 19, 2021, 03:35 PM   #23
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Ammo is still difficult to find in N.C. and many of the gun shops are price gouging unmercifully. Academy still has the best prices and my local store is getting larger deliveries three times a week than before. I also found out today that Dicks is going to also stop selling guns and ammo once their inventory has run down.
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Old March 19, 2021, 03:55 PM   #24
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I'm actually disgusted by what I saw at one of my local spots in the Berkshires. They were selling ammo in baggies. .45 acp for $35 for half a box. They were opening up boxes and cutting them in half for more than 2x the price. I saw in their gun case j frame snubs for $699-799! Shield 45 for 549! The sales clerk asked if I needed anything and I just left without saying a word. I know times are tough but this is highway robbery and they know people have stimulus $$. I will never shop there again. That leaves only 2 stores left in my immediate area that I can purchase from. I will check them tomorrow....
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Old March 19, 2021, 03:58 PM   #25
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Since dicks and wallly no longer sell guns or ammo in my city, that only leaves the local gun shops and they either have nothing or rip you off completely.... No thanx. I used to love to shoot but lately my guns just sit idle....I do have a nice supply on hand but I won't shoot it until things change. If they change...
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