Skip to comments.Half Price Ammo Sale
Posted on 02/02/2009 10:37:56 PM PST by STD
Widespread shortages of guns, ammo and reloading supplies have been all the "rage" here and elsewhere on the internet.
>>"Fear Not, for I have not given you a spirit of fear"
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>>The one nearest to me only carries shells but, as I said and posted they have lots of supply on hand. Maybe not the type FMJ vs. JHP etc,,, They were up 20% since I last bought locally but, we target shoot a lot. I buy in bulk typically. Preparing the family regiment for the battlefield, no not hardly? You are probably not terribly realistic, what item at the store has gone down in price lately?
>>Seriously, if you have successfully hunted anything, you can find everything you might possibly need out there. Maybe "on sale" just like a friend and good shopping buddy of mine did yesterday. $50-100 off already marked down firearms. Including M-1's, AK copies w/ folding stocks, $299.99. I counted maybe 35 different military style rifles, all on sale $50-100 bucks. He bought the big yellow and black boxes, he has a 38 Special so he got JHP, 250 rounds at 50% off $49.99! The list was endless.
Across the nation, more posters feed the fires of fear when they dejectedly chime in with similar "grave" reports of panic buying. They too have returned from the hunt, vast trackless suburban jungles have become barren wastelands devoid of ammunition!
>>Nonsense, are we American's or, a bunch of spoiled frightened cry babies?
Any successful purchases are posted beside dire admonitions; they said that I purchased the "last" box. Also, my personal favorite, "further re-stocking of the ammunition selves is not expected" anytime soon!
>>Fear is the Greatest Tool of the Enemy. We have nothing to fear but fear itself! Get busy at whatever you think that you need to do now.
This extremely sad fairy tale! It gets progressively worse; we are told that posters were forced into paying enormous price increases for whatever ammunition was available at the store.
>>We saw at the least 100,000 boxes of shells, all of this was at one sporting goods store! Of course, I'd scouted it repeatedly, buying a box here or there. I've never seen more than one customer at the gun counter before in ten visits. Nobody paid attention to them, but that was why I did pay attention! A resourceful hunter does his homework before the opening day of the season anyway. When everybody else flocked to huge Cabela's, Gander Mtn. etc,,, I had my little tender gun store.
They report vicious shortages and "fire fights" erupting everywhere they shop; we have walked right into perfectly prepared digital ambush made worse and worse ginned up by many well meaning posters. They only spur panic buying, heart attacks and sleepless nights. No ammunition is apparently available anywhere across this nation.
>>Those people that champion "gun control" are causing their perfect storm. Panic grows into fear that will ignite somewhere and then we will become our own enemy.
I know that some of these posters are outsiders; they are banking upon starting trouble, division and stress in our camp. Just remember, people that have reported they can't find ammunition might just be phonies, cynically trying to cause someone to snap! Then Eric Holder and his buddies will disarm the lot of us piecemeal. The new government succeeds in disarming us when someone suddenly twists off.
Then the holy "One" will suddenly fill his annual tags and bag limit.
Tomorrow, I will post pictures of the place I visited yesterday complete with prices!
Now, go boldly forward walking upright, shoulders squared with courageous hearts.
Well heck. When does the season open and what is the limit?
I will bump this!
I usually can still find good deals if I buy in bulk.
I have about a thousand rounds of each caliber I own. Except for the bolt action pistol. Only 800 rounds for that. Time to stock up.
Damn, you make me feel like I need to go on a spending spree.
> Except for the bolt action pistol.
Can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those...?
I have that very same box of Winchester 7.62x51.
I shot 40 rounds of it from that M1A last Sunday. It is good stuff.
I just saw Death Wish III last night and so want to get a .475 Wildey Magnum.
Agreed on the campaign of instigation and hysteria.
Stock-up on ammo!!!
Mite have to SMOKE a pit,,,
Like I almost did tonite!!!GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Now that’s a good reason to stock-up! ;-)
...and so much more nice and humane for dealing with pits than some of my preferred and more Medieval methods (see tagline). ;-)
Smoke a pit???
Plenty of ammo available at the gun shows I’ve been to in MD & PA. Reasonable prices too.
I’m gitin’ to old for this sh!t!!!
Been sick in bed with the flu for a week,,,
Harley gave his very best BIG DAWG GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
NO FEAR!!!(13 pounds),,,
Squared Off at him,,,
I drew and kicked the fence and yelled loud enough for the
thug to bring his worthless ass out of the house,,,
Got a dawg-paw and made him YIKE and back off,,,
He got a good cussin’ too,,,
.44 still pointed at the pos pit,,,
Grabbed up pos dawg and ran in the house,,,
POS cops finally got here and went to “talk” to the TRASH!
This is “Strike TWO”!!!
After the pos cops left the thug/et al jumped in the car
I go to the lawyer tomorrow,,,
Gunna be a SH!T HIT THE FAN DAY!!!,,,Fo’Sho!!!GRRRRRRRRR!!!
Smoke a pit???
Blow a pit-bull’s ass away!
Ass-less pit bulls? That’s not a pretty image.
I think my pits might take it personal.
You can get a Desert Eagle .44 with a 10 inch barrel for half the cost as a Wildey.
But, shop around!
Wow. Is it used for target shooting? I’ve not seen anything quite like that before.
Thats a NICE M1A you got there !!!
Yes. It’s been around since the 1960s.
Ass-less pit bulls? Thats not a pretty image.
I think my pits might take it personal.
Ain’t gunna be nothin’ but Teef-n-Eyeballs left of
them POS dawgs if that Thug-Dawg gets into my/our yard!!!
I put down the .44 and the 12 ga. ,,,
I loaded my rifle,,,
Pretty G” DAMN bad when I have to defend my yorkie to go
take a piss in HIS own back yard from a POS dawg that wants
to rip him apart!!!
That’s all a pit-bull is good for,,,
KILL EM’ ALL!!!
I may only get 15-20 taken to their death tomorrow,,,
But,,,It’s a start...
Hopefully, times will be hard enough soon for the spoiled rotten characters around us to be deposed from their ill gotten public positions and be replaced with better ones. ...good choice in trying a lawyer, in my opinion.
I would rather shoot some son of a bitch than call a lawyer!
The pos Thug has bugged out of the house next door for now.
Still 7-8 chained-up out back,,,
I moved the car so I don't blow the back end off of it
if/when the pos gets out/gets let out to do it again,,,
I'm gunna start hammerin’ the owner and HUD to see if it
is even legal to run a puppy-mill in one of these Welfare
One way or the other...
Me too. :~) But, I actually have more than one. A lot more.
I already did. What RAT in Congress recently remarked that a crisis is a great opportunity to exploit the agenda? Something like that? Well, I agree.
It appears that NOONE has any of this stuff.
Yes, yes, I know the story about the wholesalers hording ammo and releasing a little at a time to extract HUGE price increases, but brass seems to be a different animal. No one has any and you can't even back order any of it. (.308 that is).
I have been on a waiting list for an M1A for some time now. MidwayUSA, Natchez, Graf&Sons, and virtually every other supplier of reloading components is out of stock on my common component purchases — 9mm 124gr fmj (or equivalent) and .224 69gr and 55gr fmj bt. As Burt Gummer said in Tremors 2, “I’m completely out of ammo. That’s never happened to me before.” Ok, so I’m not completely out, and I still have enough to make it through this summer’s IDPA season if I practice a lot with .22, but I’m not thrilled about it.
Another thing that’s really ticking me off is that the massive increases in metals prices that started the run up in ammo costs effectively ended last December. Lead was trading at something like $2/lb before plummeting to $0.55/lb. But then Zero has to go and get himself elected, and there’s another great excuse to keep component costs high. I hate Illinois nazis.
In my part of the country, even the lowly WASR-10 is going for over 500 bucks.
Just bought a Walther PPK, can’t find .380 auto anyplace!
What RAT in Congress recently remarked that a crisis is a great opportunity to exploit the agenda?Not in congress, but definitely a RAT: Rahm Emmanuel.
Hell, even AK parts kits (with intact barrels - any condition) are bringing $400+. If you can find one.
It's way past time for the "Boo Hoo" crowd to finally get out of bed. The fear mongers living on banker's hours, will waste no time "jamming" my figurative 1st Amendment right to calm down their whining. I know most posters here were not promoting fear, they were only drawn into reporting what they experienced.
Doom, doom and still more doom; my vocal weapon against those preaching fear falls apart once the heart of the soldier next to me deserts his post. Suddenly, a few more men cravenly turn with him. Now, fear spreads to squads, platoons, companies and battalions. They all show their backs to our common foe. Armies become "every man for themselves" routs when one single man's heart fails. Virus' begin their attack the same way, killing one cell at a time. The histamines released from one cell initiate a cascade, soon they trip the alarm in the chemistry of fear. Fear causes a primitive instinctual "fight or flight" mechanism to kick in.
Rigorous training is designed to overcome and promote a different set of values. Immediately following orders and directional commands are essential to avoid the alarm bells and cowardice.
It only takes a few cowards on the thin green line. The messenger in me here at FR needs active listeners to get themselves ready for the future. Please set upright calm people here at FR about the business needed to protect and defend our precious liberties!
Amen and Amen
Really, 500 bucks? GTFOOHWTN! Impossible
Wal-mart 1 has no centerfire rifle or pistol ammo and has not for since late October. It is in the more upscale part of town. The Dept Manager told me last week that he quit even trying to order it. Shotgun is plentiful and the Skeet\trap club is close by.
Wal-mart two the Department Manager told me two weeks ago that he gets his orders filled from the distribution center at about a 50% rate. (BTW the Distribution center is here in town.)
Wal-marts three and four all have reasonable stock of both pistol and rifle ammo but not if you are looking to buy a thousand rounds. They have possibly 200 rounds of most calibers and shotgun is well stocked.
Both Scheel's, Cabela's and Sportsmans Warehouse were wiped out of ALL common pistol ammo during the last month. Sales inventory is grabbed up instantly and common rifle ammo is snapped up as well. The Gun Dept manager at Cabela's told me he started doubling his orders in November and only receives about 75% from his suppliers. Both Cabela's and the Sportsmans receive powder on Tuesday it is ALL gone by Wednesday am. Cleaned out.
Components are hard to come by and it is a right place and time kind of thing. I have way more hours into obtaining ammo than I care to think about due to the current situation.
The last gun show was the weekend before Thanksgiving. The largest ammo distributor was wiped out of 5.56 and 7.62 by noon on Friday the opening day of the show and he told me he brought 2x the normal quantity. AR, SKS and other common guns were in good supply but prices were in the $1800 to 2500 range fro brand name Ar's.
I have that same rifle with a Leupold NM scope and a folding stock on mine.
I do wish for a Sadlak mount and a bipod.
Try Cabelas for ammo and components, I was able to get some Winchester .308 cases from them. there was a week delay shipping but they came through, however I cannot find any #34 primers so I am using some CCI 200 instead, I will be recessing the primer to prevent out of battery fire.
Hopefully the supply will catch up with demand, I would shudder to think of many people trying to reload with wrong components or substituting powders, people can get hurt.
And I will not buy reloaded ammo from anyone unless they can conclusively prove the quality of it, who knows, for all you know you might just be buying a huge can of bullets loaded with sawdust.
Also keep in mind a good trick during wars is to leave behind reloaded ammo but filled with explosives instead of powder, could happen here in America by our enemies.
Someone could make a good buck by manufacturing steel cased 7.62x39 and 5.56/.223 here in the US or maybe CCI could make it with aluminum cases. I know they make pistol cases with aluminum but haven't seen bottleneck rifle cases.
Jeff Bartlett, Bartlett Reloading
But now that the price has jumped if you can even find it, I'm considering on stocking up on US-made Boxer-primed 7.62x39, getting a brass catcher, and ordering a set of dies.
Reloading for Russian short - whooda thunk it?
The last gun show in SF was on 17/18 January. Next will be 28 February/01 March.
7.62x39 was selling for $.27 per round in quantities of 1000. I spoke (briefly, he was a bit busy) to one of the guys at the booth who said that they hoped they would sell out of 7.26x39 and .556 on Saturday but had another truck coming down for Sunday so they expected to be good both days.
I’ve written ad nausium about the supply chain issues of the major retailers and the fact that Walmart, being in the political cross hairs of the libs, may not be there for the consumer this time. I will spare you a full repetition other than to say that online vendors and local gun shops will probably be the best bet for people wanting to ensure they have adequate ammo stocks.
I would not characterize the prudent accumulation of weapons and ammunition at this time as a manifestation of fear. Uless anyone can show me a reason why firearms or ammo will be less expensive, adjusted for inflation, in 4 to 8 years than they are today I would consider it an investment. It ain’t gonna spoil and if the price of ammo does drop then, as they say on The Box O’ Truth, it’s still fun to shoot stuff.