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Old 01-13-2021, 05:36 PM   #1
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I was on an ammo hunt today. Drove to hico and got 200 rounds of 9mm for 168.00. Then I called crazy gun dealer in alvarado to see if they had some 40 cal. They wanted 100 bucks for 50 friggin rounds. 168 for 200 I can live with. But 100 bucks for 50 rounds is nuts for fmj ammo
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:37 PM   #2
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yep I am seeing it all over the internet. $100 for a box of 20 6.5 grendel
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:38 PM   #3
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Supply and demand
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:47 PM   #4
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Have seen it on here as well. Certainly not illegal, we live in a free market system but I have a tendency to be aware of price gougers at times like this and then I don't support them during normal times.

But, at the end of the day, if you need it, you pay for it.

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Old 01-13-2021, 05:51 PM   #5
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I was on an ammo hunt today. Drove to hico and got 200 rounds of 9mm for 168.00. Then I called crazy gun dealer in alvarado to see if they had some 40 cal. They wanted 100 bucks for 50 friggin rounds. 168 for 200 I can live with. But 100 bucks for 50 rounds is nuts for fmj ammo
While $100 for 50 rounds of .40 is nuts, however $168 for 200 9mm is no less nuts. How do you draw the line?
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:55 PM   #6
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I don't mind it really, supply and demand. I'm ok with them marking it up so people can't sell it on gunbroker for more money. So at least it is available... I don't want it at $2/shot, but it is available.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:55 PM   #7
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That's why the lines at Academy start at 7am. Regular pricing.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:58 PM   #8
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That's why i've bought in bulk for years. Me and a couple buddies split it up.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:06 PM   #9
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Have seen it on here as well. Certainly not illegal, we live in a free market system but I have a tendency to be aware of price gougers at times like this and then I don't support them during normal times.

But, at the end of the day, if you need it, you pay for it.

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There may not be any more "normal times".

You think guns and ammo will be easier to buy under Biden? Just saying.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:09 PM   #10
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I’ll pay extra to avoid fighting the crowd in academy at 7 in the morning.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:10 PM   #11
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Iíll pay extra to avoid fighting the crowd in academy at 7 in the morning.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:12 PM   #12
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Nobody has ever gouged me out of a penny. I'm the one that wanted what they had and willingly handed over the money. That's on me not them.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:15 PM   #13
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Rifle Gear in The Colony had green tip 5.56 today for 12.99 a box, 10 box limit per person. Wife and I bought 20 boxes. They also have handgun ammo for those who use their range- which is why we went- two limit per person. Bought 4 boxes of 380 @ 25.00 per box, only shot one. Have plenty of most other ammo- really needed the 380 for her to practice.

Guessing out of the 5.56 now, it was going pretty quick.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:17 PM   #14
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Nobody has ever gouged me out of a penny. I'm the one that wanted what they had and willingly handed over the money. That's on me not them.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:17 PM   #15
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:17 PM   #16
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Wait till after the first 100days then let’s talk. We all might be using pointed sticks and rocks.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:19 PM   #17
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Have you tried to buy primers lately? If you werenít stocked up before this all started, theyíre hard to come by
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:21 PM   #18
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I will never go into Crazy Gun Dealer again. Everything is overpriced.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:22 PM   #19
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Its not gouging. It's called capitalism. You sure don't mind when it swings the other way. I don't sell ammo every so I don't have a dog in the fight but there is nothing wrong with having a high price. It may double by next year. So that $2 a round might be great buy.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:39 PM   #20
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I don’t think ammo will get back to normal this year especially with Biden
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:46 PM   #21
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I donít think ammo will get back to normal this year especially with Biden
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:51 PM   #22
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I paid $40/box for some .243 ammo earlier this week. They ended up selling out of their supply in a few hours.

Later that day I found more of the same ammo for $70/box. That company has since sold out of their supply too. Makes me sick when think about paying $18/box at Walmart 6 months ago. But like M16 said I gave them the money willingly.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:55 PM   #23
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Have you tried to buy primers lately? If you werenít stocked up before this all started, theyíre hard to come by
I'm always stocked up.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:55 PM   #24
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I paid $40/box for some .243 ammo earlier this week. They ended up selling out of their supply in a few hours.

Later that day I found more of the same ammo for $70/box. That company has since sold out of their supply too. Makes me sick when think about paying $18/box at Walmart 6 months ago. But like M16 said I gave them the money willingly.


I went to 5 places today looking for 243 . No luck .
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:58 PM   #25
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There may not be any more "normal times".

You think guns and ammo will be easier to buy under Biden? Just saying.
This exactly!
I believe ammo is as cheap as it will ever be again.
Unless.... Trump has a Hail Mary in the air, and a 90s Deon is running after it .
If you need it, buy it now.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:03 PM   #26
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I'm always stocked up.
Iím pretty well stocked as well, but several times this year I picked up various powders at the store only to put it back on the shelf because I already had a couple of pounds. Now Iím kicking myself for not buying it when I had the chance.
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That's why the lines at Academy start at 7am. Regular pricing.
Academy had been ok even though there wasnít much variety. Last week the total shipment was 8 boxes of 5.56. Today it was zero of anything, no ammo whatsoever, nada.

I posted on another site asking if anybody had an idea of the logistics side of it and basically got ďpeople are panic buying or re-selling.Ē Nobody could answer why itís not getting on the truck in the first place.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:13 PM   #28
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Man I got some 45acp ammo I need to sell if someone wants to give $100 a box for lol
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:20 PM   #29
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Man I got some 45acp ammo I need to sell if someone wants to give $100 a box for lol
200 count boxes :-))
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Iíll pay extra to avoid fighting the crowd in academy at 7 in the morning.
No fighting, everyone stand in line in a orderly fashion and they walk up to the counter one at a time and buy their ammo and leave. It just takes 2 1/2 hours out of your day.

I supply my boss with ammo, so he's cool with me being out on Monday mornings.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:30 PM   #31
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No fighting, everyone stand in line in a orderly fashion and they walk up to the counter one at a time and buy their ammo and leave. It just takes 2 1/2 hours out of your day.

I supply my boss with ammo, so he's cool with me being out on Monday mornings.
And I'm retired so I've got nothing else to do from 7:30 to 9 am.
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Academy had been ok even though there wasnít much variety. Last week the total shipment was 8 boxes of 5.56. Today it was zero of anything, no ammo whatsoever, nada.

I posted on another site asking if anybody had an idea of the logistics side of it and basically got ďpeople are panic buying or re-selling.Ē Nobody could answer why itís not getting on the truck in the first place.
No truck at mine this morning either. Man said their trucks will come Tuesdays and Thursdays now. I'll find out in the morning.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:33 PM   #33
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look for deals when things are good so you can ride out the bad.

also, if it gets to $10 per round i may start selling. it's just good business.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:39 PM   #34
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I will never go into Crazy Gun Dealer again. Everything is overpriced.
This...there about as bad as that cheap dirt place!!
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:47 PM   #35
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reading all of this makes me glad i started handloading in 1992.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:50 PM   #36
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I know what would stop that. If people stop buying it for that price. Better yet stop buying it altogether. I have plenty of ammo but it is annoying to not even see any on the shelf at the store. It's stupid is actually what it is.

Because guess what's going to happen if Biden wants your guns bad enough? Someone's gonna kill your *** and take all that ammo and your guns.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:51 PM   #37
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Some this pricing is driven by the manufacturers. I was in a friend's gun shop last week. He told me his cost for a box of 50 9mm FMJ is $22. Think about that: his cost is 50% more than the retail price a year ago.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:00 PM   #38
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Quit buying ammo and sling more arrows
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That didn't work out too well for the Indians, as sad as that is
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Nobody has ever gouged me out of a penny. I'm the one that wanted what they had and willingly handed over the money. That's on me not them.
Thanks for being a voice of reason.

Maybe people should be responsible and stock up on important items like food storage, ammo, water, etc... There's an idea!
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Stack it deep when it’s cheap. I thought people learned that lesson after Sandy Hook.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:12 PM   #42
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Some this pricing is driven by the manufacturers. I was in a friend's gun shop last week. He told me his cost for a box of 50 9mm FMJ is $22. Think about that: his cost is 50% more than the retail price a year ago.
He might be paying that, but I can assure you itís not because of the manufacturer. Iím looking at lowest tier dealer cost right now for most types of ammunition out there. $11-14 is the typical dealer cost for a box of 50 FMJ. If heís paying $22 itís because he found a source with in stock that is marking it up to $22.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:16 PM   #43
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About 6-8 months ago we had an ammunition discussion, and there were a handful of people in here laughing about those who stacked up on ammunition, and didn’t just keep a couple boxes around the house. I’m guessing they’re not the ones laughing anymore. Meanwhile I’m laughing while I can shoot comfortably at my current rates for a few years, or at lesser rates (like I intend to) for a very long time to come.
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About 6-8 months ago we had an ammunition discussion, and there were a handful of people in here laughing about those who stacked up on ammunition, and didnít just keep a couple boxes around the house. Iím guessing theyíre not the ones laughing anymore. Meanwhile Iím laughing while I can shoot comfortably at my current rates for a few years, or at lesser rates (like I intend to) for a very long time to come.


Lol yup. I remember that clearly.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:26 PM   #45
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Manufacturers have been upping their prices for retailers for the past year. Winchester has gone up 6 separate times alone. I personally wouldnít pay for than .30 a round for 9, pre panic pricing was $180 for 1k 9 and $275 for 1k 5.56 so itís hard for me to pay double that. I think there is a line, where that is is up to your own discretion. $1 a round for 9, 40, 45, 233, is all absurd. There seems to be lots of guys willing to pay those prices though, and Iíve seen tons of stores selling at those prices. I understand theyíre paying more but I think theyíre also taking advantage of a panic and selling both ammo and guns at massive increases. People who go out to buy purely to resell at these prices are part of the problem.


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Old 01-13-2021, 08:31 PM   #46
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I had 4 cans of .556 with 840 rd.s in ec. Box ,had 3 boxs stolen from me ,I’d been stocked up for over 20 yr.s , now I,m down to 1200 rd.s if anyone wants to trade ammo for custom knives or a vortex strikefire ll red dot scope paid $200 like brand new still in the box text me @ dimeboxbill@yahoo.com ...Or just call randy 281 891 5234
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:32 PM   #47
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You guys beat the same group of dead horses every dang day. Find something new to complain about.
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You guys beat the same group of dead horses every dang day. Find something new to complain about.
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No fighting, everyone stand in line in a orderly fashion and they walk up to the counter one at a time and buy their ammo and leave. It just takes 2 1/2 hours out of your day.

I supply my boss with ammo, so he's cool with me being out on Monday mornings.
Is it always monday, and does this apply to every academy location? I just want some .22 lr to do some plinking with.
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