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There is blood in the water and it's not shark weeks. Our gun forum is wrought with flippers desperate to get their money back from bulk purchases that drove this to $600 per 1000. Retailer Cabellas offered a 640 round ammo can with free shipping for $299 earlier this week and sold out, but flippers hoping for big profits have been cutting prices per 1k for about 10 days now with near $400 per 1000 hitting the forum on typical rounds of PMC or Federal.

9mm is cracking a little two with big retailers dropping 50 round boxes to $12.99. 22lr is also coming under $.10 a round though still much higher then $.04 last summer.

Hang in there and the prices will drop.....up until CA liberals initiate their beloved ammo tax for Jan 1. Then CAs will likely rush the buying again to get in before permits ($75) and taxes ($.10 a round) kick in
 

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I have been checking GunBot a couple times per day for the last week or so and have noticed prices coming down, although Cabela's still does have a 1 box per caliber per order on their web site. I figure another month or so and we will be able to walk into a store and buy a reasonable amount for a decent price. That is when I will start buying again.

But, I totally misjudged this shortage. Mrs Inor and I had stocked up what we figured was a decent amount prior to the run-up last fall. We started with about 15,000 rounds on hand (in all calibers). When it started to spike, I figured it would be like it was in 2008, when it lasted for 3 months or so. This damn shortage seems like it has been going for a year! One thing is for sure, once availability and prices come back in our favor, I am definitely going to be building up a minimum supply well beyond what we had been living with.
 
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I guess it is all in where you live.

My local shop, which is not known for discounted prices has 30 round boxes of American Eagle 5.56 for $13.99 a box along with another 10 manufactures in 20 round boxes, 9mm in all shapes and sizes for $15.00 and .22 is $2.15 a box of 50. The only thing limited is .22 and that is only when they get low on their supply.
 

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Ammo shortage never bothered me. Reloading supplies have been available and the prices didn't get out of line like the ammo. "HINT"
 

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Ammo shortage never bothered me. Reloading supplies have been available and the prices didn't get out of line like the ammo. "HINT"
Where do you get powder? The two places where I usually buy powder, my local gun shop and Mill's Fleet Farm, have not had powder for months.
 

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I buy ammo like I do stock price averaging . I bought some long ago then a little here a little there . I will keep doing it until there is no where left to store it.
Never really over paid for any. I has been a long time sense I could buy 5.56 at 15 cents.
 
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Thursday I purchased CCI minimags 10 boxes of 100 rounds for $7.50 each at Gander Mnt. If I remember right that was the price prior to the shortages.
 

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Ammo shortage never bothered me. Reloading supplies have been available and the prices didn't get out of line like the ammo. "HINT"
Not here in New Mexico! We still can't get primers or powder. .22 ammo is $90 for a brick of 500 at its highest and $50 at its lowest. It seems the only thing not affected is 12 gauge shells and their reloading components.
 

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I am having trouble with reloading supplies. I still have to order reloading supplies, but it is getting better.
As for ammo I have not experience too much shortages.
 

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Here it seems we are seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel but if California goes through with their background check for ammo purchases our shortages will be accentuated and prolonged.
 

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I think the background checks for ammo are the least of our worries. They have been debating more burdens than that.

1) A permit to buy ammo that might run as much as $75. This is how they might impose a background check too. The last I heard this was progressing well through the committtees and some think the best they can do is reduce it to $50 and not stop it. I'm hoping for a State Senate filibuster.

2) No mail order ammo over 499 rounds. I can already see 498 packs from Federal but - you know, and also a limit of 500 rounds per week or even a month in purchases. If that were to happen and its a long shot on that one the buying frenzy from September to Dec., 31 will be tough on every state.

3) The per round tax. The 10 cent per round tax is not progressing as well as it was a few months ago. Such a tax would add $50 of course to a brick of 22LR and put that little critter under a huge burden at the end of this year. Now one enterprising socialist loser is promoting a .05 per "bullet" tax and yes that means on reloading components as well.

4) They could put teeth into a semi automatic rifle ban. They are after the "evil black rifle" but are likely to catch a few 10/22's and others in the mix. They have failed miserably at this over the years but might be learning from their mistakes - God help us.

Now one good bit of news for those of you in FREE states. The State Attorney General of California joined with the enterprising socialist in San Francisco and sued 3 out of state retailers for breaking down magazines and shipping them to us. These retailers all agreed to stop this process which means - for now - a flood of hi cap magazines for the rest of you since they can't be shipped into CA any more. It has driven the magazine here up to about $15 for typcial AR 30 round mags and down to $8 out of state.

Here it seems we are seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel but if California goes through with their background check for ammo purchases our shortages will be accentuated and prolonged.
 

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Not here in New Mexico! We still can't get primers or powder. .22 ammo is $90 for a brick of 500 at its highest and $50 at its lowest. It seems the only thing not affected is 12 gauge shells and their reloading components.
I have not seen shotgun primers since I don't know when.
 

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I think the background checks for ammo are the least of our worries. They have been debating more burdens than that.

1) A permit to buy ammo that might run as much as $75. This is how they might impose a background check too. The last I heard this was progressing well through the committtees and some think the best they can do is reduce it to $50 and not stop it. I'm hoping for a State Senate filibuster.

2) No mail order ammo over 499 rounds. I can already see 498 packs from Federal but - you know, and also a limit of 500 rounds per week or even a month in purchases. If that were to happen and its a long shot on that one the buying frenzy from September to Dec., 31 will be tough on every state.

3) The per round tax. The 10 cent per round tax is not progressing as well as it was a few months ago. Such a tax would add $50 of course to a brick of 22LR and put that little critter under a huge burden at the end of this year. Now one enterprising socialist loser is promoting a .05 per "bullet" tax and yes that means on reloading components as well.

4) They could put teeth into a semi automatic rifle ban. They are after the "evil black rifle" but are likely to catch a few 10/22's and others in the mix. They have failed miserably at this over the years but might be learning from their mistakes - God help us.

Now one good bit of news for those of you in FREE states. The State Attorney General of California joined with the enterprising socialist in San Francisco and sued 3 out of state retailers for breaking down magazines and shipping them to us. These retailers all agreed to stop this process which means - for now - a flood of hi cap magazines for the rest of you since they can't be shipped into CA any more. It has driven the magazine here up to about $15 for typcial AR 30 round mags and down to $8 out of state.
I think this is God's way of saying "Get the hell out of there!!"
 

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Where do you get powder? The two places where I usually buy powder, my local gun shop and Mill's Fleet Farm, have not had powder for months.
I talked to a LGS and put in a large order. Had it in a week. This wasn't on the shelf, it was a special order for "ME".
You have to be a little aggressive and not just walk and see what's on the shelf. Build a relationship and spend a little money with a certain shop owner you like. They will be a little more willing to deal and do favors once your on a first name basis. Try getting that special treatment at Fleet Farm. Sometimes that extra 20 bucks you spent at the LGS can pay back 10 times when you "NEED" something.
 

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you creeps on this forum are freaking me out with this type of thread. I feel compelled to run out and fill my truck.

Heaven help me if their comes a time when I can not target shoot with the girls or go hunting in the woods behind my house because of a fictional shortage of ammo, or the gub mant, says, I am not approved to buy ammo.

At that point I will become non compliant.
 
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