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Looks like the bubble is bursting on AR15 prices..

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Several NIB and LNIB Bushmasters and DPMS AR15s went begging for buyers even though they were priced at $750 to $950 at the gun show. Some capitalists are going to get burned for their gouging speculation. Prices are dropping below what they paid for their guns.

    Plenty of GI AR15 mags and prices are almost back to normal. Magpul PMAGs are still in short supply, though.

    Ammo is still scarce and prices are still up. Especially on .22 LR and .223.
     
  2. cnsane

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    Thanx for that ray of Hope. I'm told that ammo is still scarce even though the Hoarders are well stocked up because of POS speculators snatching it all up to double the price and sell it to their friends.
     
  3. GW22

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    LOL, SWEET JUSTICE!

    -Gary
     
  4. lwr_

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    The ARs were available at the local Wal-Mart throughout the panic at regular low Wal-Mart prices. Granted they sold as soon as they hit the shelves; however, they now sit on the shelve for more than a day before selling.

    Brownells is starting to catch up on backorders. I received some 308 last week that I put on backorder in January.
     
  5. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

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    I saw a whole rack full of AR Type guns at the local gun dealer yesterday. No shortage and priced at what he needs to sell them at to be in business. My local gun shop knew that when this was all over the people that got gouged would remember WHERE they got gouged.

    He had ammo and primers but limited the purchases so all could get some.
     
  6. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    It called "supply and demand"

    The demand has been satisfied, so prices fall because no one is buying.

    Glad I didn't fall for the rat race.
     
  7. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    This is what 5.56 ammo looks like in stock. I know some of you may have forgotten what it looked like. :)


    Excuse the blurry picture taken through the glass case. Taken about an hour ago.


    [​IMG]
     
  8. lwr_

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    Yep, all the local gun shops were and are still gouging on ARs and ammo. Their shelves are full of panic priced items. Yes, I will remember their greed and shop elsewhere.
     
  9. oz

    oz Active Member

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    DPMS is selling 30 round C-products magazines for $12.00 each. spend over $50 and shipping is free. oz
     
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