First I’ve heard on this…
I hope that’s a good thing. Hate to see that happen to Remington but we need more ammo producers. I can see Bloomberg or Soros bidding to take out another producer. Yes. I’m a cynic.
It could be bad if anti 2A people buy Remington because it will just take one ammo distributor out of business and then they would also bid on the weapons portion to really hurt the responsibly armed citizen.
First I’ve heard too. I tend to cynicism as well, so the question is what ammo and will it become available if PSA does buy it.
I have no problem with PSA as a ammo manufacture for the Remington brand. It is just sad to see “Big Green” get chopped up and parted out.
I’m not a fan of Palmetto state… when ammo became hard to get they nearly doubled their cost for ammo unnecessarily. I don’t do well with companies that knowingly screw their customers. Cabela’s and Bass Pro, if they raised their prices at all, did so at a minimum… I’ll stick with them.
Pre COVID I have bought bulk ammo at good prices from PSA. I believe Cheaper ThanDirt is in the same arena for price gouging. I hope this will change in the future. (If this remark oversteps forum rules please delete)
I had not heard about PSA jacking up the price on ammo (ala Cheaper Than Dirt).
I’m really disappointed, as my go-to for value SD rounds were Rem 357 mag UMC SJHP and 158gr HTP JHP, Rem 9mm 115gr +P HTP , and Rem 45ACP 185gr +P GS (DC’ed awhile ago)… they used to be available locally since we can’t mail order ammo here. I’ll wait to see if QC, prices, and bullet tech go up or down with the buyout. If I have to pay $1.50/round (prepandemic prices in my area) locally for higher grade SD rounds, it probably won’t be Rem.
I’ve already switched from Corbon to Win ST as my go to for my 10mm since the Corbon buyout. When ammo supply gets back to normal I want to test the 155gr Hrn XTP.
Just for reference, prepandemic, newer SD rounds, i.e. Fed HST in 9mm cost me about $1.50/round at Cabelas (before sales tax & Cook Cty Ammo tax), while the local shops had it for about 75 cents/round. Although Cabelas didn’t jack up their prices during the pandemic, their pistol ammo shelves have been empty for the last 8 months (at least here).
Now, during the pandemic-plus, my local shops switched to 20 round boxes like Cabela’s, and are now selling those at about $1.50/round.
Only a matter of time. More people trying to buy ammo. Less people to make more ammo. Working ot. Shipping cost isn’t going down during pandemic. Stores are losing money like no tomorrow. Good luck finding less expensive ammo…