The Hunt: Ammo

Find your spot, sit back and relax. Oh, and be patient, be patient, be patient. Before you know it …BOOM! 9mm ammo at $0.29 per round! It’s out there! More important, there are still righteous retailers out there refusing to play the mark up game. You just have to hunt and wait! Stay focused!

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Where… :scream:
When… :scream:
How… :scream:

Is this pandemic really over? :sunglasses: :nerd_face: :partying_face:

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And when ya all can buy at a good price you had better start stocking up for the next shortage.
Start the pile of Smaug. :dragon:
I can honestly say I never ran short of any caliber I use and still won’t. I had some to share or sell to others at cost.
Every payday buy as much as you can afford or save up and buy bulk. I never passed up a payday even if I could only buy afford one box.
Two one thousand case’s are one and one is none. :thinking:

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@BRUCE26 I’ve been buying a box here, a box there, one to two boxes at a time.

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Just FYI. :us:
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$479.00 for 1000 rounds at ammo.com.

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When the prices went stupid I quit looking. I have a couple of reputable sources that charge me $1 over cost but the price has still gone up for powder, primers and rounds. I doubt we will ever see $0.50 for 50 22LR rounds again and with the impending inflation we may never see less than $0.50/round for pistol ammo again but the new normal of 1994 + inflation netted us $0.30 / round of pistol ammo. IF it goes down again stock up buy up and set a reserve. I generally don’t buy finished ammo but having a few boxes of factory performance ammo for EDC is a good thing, having a case is better (I still have Black Talon). There are deals to be had but they go quickly so have cash in hand for FTF and spare plastic for on line.

Cheers,

Craig6

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Bass Pro has been a hidden gem but you must go instore and weekly. We went to our local one 4 weeks ago and the cart rolled right up. 5 box limit though. Sold out most of the cart that very day and none were on the retail shelves, only back counter

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I went to BassPro today, they didn’t have enough ammo available to fill a paint can. I was considering buying a 45 and asked if they had any ammo stuffed behind the counter for new gun sales - the answer was “no”. The guy behind the counter was nice, but said they don’t know ahead of time what days ammo is coming in. It is gone in a couple of hours every time it comes in. Even at the 5 box limit he suspects a lot of it is being resold for profit.

It is ~45 minute drive for me, so I won’t be driving back and forth to check regularly - oh, well, dry fire training is still free :+1:

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I have a local retailer who sells 9mm Luger at $0.40/round. Not a great deal, but still 1/2 the cost of most online retailers. The kicker? They’ll only sell one single box of 50 rounds at at time. I’m not waiting at the door when they open … they usually have them. I just make it a point to stop by when I’m in the neighborhood.

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@Craig6, you nailed it. We won’t see pre-Covid/pre-Biden prices any time soon. It’s simple economics. First, supply is low. Some manufacturing capacity has dropped offline, and those who are still manufacturing are having trouble with supply chains … getting the raw materials they need, and the shipping they need. Second, demand will continue to be stupid-high. Gun owners have (correctly) determined that all 3 branches of government are hostile to the Second Amendment, so they’re snatching up any stock out there.

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Cabelas. 11am tuesday. About 35 people in ammo line when I got there. 115gr FMJ 100 round packs. Herters $32.99, Blazer brass $34.99, Winchester $38.99 Around 150 (100 ROUND PACKS!) boxes total. Some .40s&w, 10mm, 38 spcl, .380, 30-30, 5.56 and .223

Most of this is probably cleared out by now but ammo still shows up and some corporations refrain from participating on the price gouging frenzy. Just takes a decent amount of leg work.

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I foresee prices dropping as the supply gradually increases - which IS happening now - then flattening briefly while those 4.3 million new gun owners stock up on a few boxes to have on hand.

Then prices will drop some more, but never to the 25¢/round we enjoyed pre Covid, pre Biden. Raw materials, manufacturing and shipping costs are unlikely go down much, if at all, and inflation will be the unintended consequence of all that free money we were so happy to get.

Remains to be seen what 2022 will bring.

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@Bruce26 1000 rounds at ammo.com is $1,475 today!! Best prices I’ve found online are at luckygunner.com - 9mm @ 0.63c and 223 @ 0.71c

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@Phillip35 Welcome! Thanks, but I am not looking for ammo, just posting for others. :us:

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@Phillip35 Welcome to the team and community. $0.63 per round is a fairly good deal. That said, dropping $1475???

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Slowly, very slowly prices are coming down…
My local Range has always 9mm ammo reserved for classes and last price was $0.40 / rd, which was big reduction comparing to $0.60 4 weeks ago.

I’m avoiding other purchases just to stop giving extra money to sellers who are still keeping high prices without any reason. :angry:

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Agreed!

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I’ve been noticing Russian steel cased ammo on sale lately at some of the online retailers. Hopeful that supply is increasing and prices on ammo that I will actually shoot will be coming down soon.

@Bill110 Welcome to the community! We are glad to have you!

Stopped by Academy Sports today, told the GF we need to check ammo, she laughed… And low and behold, about 80 boxes of CCI Blazzer Brass, $17.99 per 50. 2 box limit, so we each got two boxes.

I miss the days of $9.99 9mm range ammo. Locally, Remington Range ammo has been $21.99, and down south a few miles the same is $19.99. Maybe the crazy is starting to wind down.

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