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22LR Pricing

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by panthers314, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. panthers314

    panthers314 TS Member

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    Ok...had to see it for myself. Local NC Gun Shop bulk 525 of Federals $99.99
    Bucket Remingtons $239.99.

    Sold every day at Academy for 24.99 and 64.99. They get stock you just have to keep checking............
     
  2. kiv-c

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    Guess they have every right to charge whatever they want for an item. That's capitalism, after all.

    You have every right to not buy that item or to buy it elsewhere. That's also part of capitalism.

    The best part of all, though, is that you also have the right to remember that over-the-top price they were asking and resolve never to buy anything from that dealer again - as well as to let him know that is what you intend to do when the shortages end!

    Problem solved, right?
     
  3. CalvinMD

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    Exactly KIV
     
  4. skeeljc

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    The average price on GunBroker is $80.00 per 525 bulk pac.

    Who are these guys that can afford to pay that much?

    Jim Skeel<br>P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  5. PatMiles

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    Jim,

    They are morons that go by the name Chicken Little. A fool and his money soon part.

    Pat
     
  6. jbmi

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    Took $312 worth of ammo I had purchased last Nov. from GM on a Black Friday sale to a local gun show a few weeks ago. Ammo was 1000 rounds of Federal 223 and two boxes of Remington Golden Bullet packs of 525.
    A LOCAL GUN SHOP had a table and bought them from me for $700, it's not just the chicken littles that will pay big bucks for the stuff.
    We have another small gun show coming up and I have an extra 15 boxes of 22lr and a two 100 ct. boxes of 223 I'm going to try and sell. $7.50 per box of 22lr and $80 for the 223's. We'll see if there is still a demand.
     
  7. AveragEd

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    I admit to buying more than I need right now but I'm lucky to have two small gun shops nearby that still have and can get inventory and haven't raised their prices.

    Ed
     
  8. birdogs

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    I have finally stopped my .22LR ammo purchases. I have about 15,000 rounds. If I find a good sale, I might relent and buy more.
     
  9. Chichay

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    About five years ago, a sporting goods store close to me sold PMC standard velocity 22LRs for $65/case. Thought at the price I couldn't go wrong. Bought all they had. Still using them for plinking.
     
  10. pca7ggr

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    "Bought all they had"

    "I have found the problem and it is I."
     
  11. halfmile

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    I hope to hell all the would be gougers get caught with their pants down later this year.

    HM
     
  12. Catpower

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    "I have found the problem and it is I."

    There is nothing wrong with taking an advantage of a good deal

    And he still is shooting

    A good scout is always prepared
     
  13. AveragEd

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    Heck yeah! I was a hoarder before it became fashionable. How many of you guys that are criticizing us hoarders would like to have 40-odd unopened flats of STS and Nitro shells that cost $52 each? And that many bags of shot that set you back $16.50 each when you bought 120 of them?

    Ed
     
  14. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Rick I always hear that but have many rounds that are very old, some 20-30 years and they still shoot as good as any of the new ones
     
  15. hmb

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    Short shelf life? You must be joking. I have 22LRs over 50 years old. Still shoot like the day they were born. HMB
     
  16. MNGuns

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    It's not hoarding until somebody else wants it and can't get it. I bought out a local Kmart a few years back that had em on sale and then half again off that, at a time when you couldn't sling a dead cat and not hit a box of 22LR. Was it hoarding ? Nope it was an investment, a deal, a bargain, a chance of being in the right place at the right time. I would have to make a serious effort to shoot them all in my time.

    Reminds me, as a young boy my father bought at auction a couple of pallets of black number six shells that had been in a flood. As I recall, he paid $35 per pallet, this was in the late 70's. We as a family with four boys piled up a mess of crow and small game for years with those shells. To this day near thirty years later, I still have some.


    /babbling

    Cliff
     
  17. Chichay

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    So far those .22LRs still go bang every time I pull the trigger. Sure hope they continue that way.
     
  18. pyrdek

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    I am wondering if the priming compound being used is no longer the old Lead Styphnate/Lead Azide compound. There is a move to remove lead from priming mixtures because of potential atmosphere release. The Navy has developed one potential replacement. I do not know what the long term stability of these lead free primers might be so I wonder if that is contributing to the incidences of mis-fires which seem to be increasing.

    Here is a little article on lead free primer development by the Navy. Click Here
     
  19. W.P.T.

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    I gave two of my Nephews .22 rifles for Christmas over 25 years ago, they are still shooting ammunition I bought for them over the years when there was a good sale ... I never realized how much ammo I bought them until I was talking about the price of ammo a couple of weeks ago, that's when my one Nephew told me he still had some that I got him from way back when and over the years and he wasn't close to running out ... You think he would of offered to give his Old Uncle some, yeah right not at the price they are today ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  20. Catpower

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    Maybe it is just Remingtons, because their bulk packs had a lot of misfires when they were new

    I have only bought Federals for about the last 10 years maybe they fixed the problem
     
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