Do YOU think ammo prices will go down?

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  1. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

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    After all the fuss is over, do you think prices will go back to how they were before, or just marginally lower? Also, what do you think about AR15's?
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    Eventually yes. The panic will be over and what will be will be. The market and prices will fall back to normal. When the legislation fails to pass, the pressure to 'get one now' will be gone. 30 round Pmags though will probably be another story.
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    Albtraum Well-Known Member

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    Some websites say they're backordered in .223 to Summer :(
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    The best way to avoid these pitfalls are to prepare for the future, for us reloaders who keep well stocked up on components, times like this have little effect on us. While others are out trying to find ammunition I am out shooting.
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    NOPE!!!!!!!!
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    Depends on what new regs come into play. If there's no real change in the law then yes, not only will it come down, but I think you might even see discounts as the makers fill up retailers with supply. Same with AR/AK's Everybody who bought 2 will try and dump the extra one and gun makers are ramping up production. If the feds make some sort of a grab for them, then all bets are off. Gun prices will stay like gold prices.
  7. Texxut

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    This is the new normal.
    Before 2008 I was paying 80/1000 for sks ammo. after obozo got elected it jumped to about 300 and didn't go down after the shock wore off. Last Nov. it jumped again, and I have no reason to believe it will not stay up there.
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    at my local walmart.. 223 tula was 4.97 before the maddness. 1.5 weeks ago, a small lot of it came back in stock. shelf price changed to 5.97 similar with 762x39 tula. I suspect WHEN it comes back into stock.. that price will stay up.. but the 1$ a round you see now will drop.

    i do not see this straightening out till the fear of congressional act is over though..
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    I buy 50rds a yr for my carry 1911 so prices don't affect me.....wait about 3wks for all the credit card bills coming due....I think theres going to be a lot of people taking a bath on the hysteria guns and ammo they bought....2014 elections coming up-Dims won't touch most of the wannabe dicktators proposals.......
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    Well said, this will subside eventually. in the mean time we all need to remain well informed and make sensible, factual conversation during these times. When legislation gets squashed in the House, there will be quite a few sorely empty wallets in retrospect.
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  11. gvw3

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    Per my gun shop ammo manufacturers have emptied there warehouses. I am not to worried about the price but I am worried about getting any. Per this guy it will be 6 to 8 months before things will start to get back to normal. Ammo may be in short supply all summer.
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    yep.. I would FOR SURE expect to wait a while on having ammo back. 6-8m seems reasonable.. as some in congress have already mentioned that it will be at LEAST 3m before congress would act on any GC measures. then add a monthor so for dickering. then whatever happens.. happens.. then manufacturing will stop holding their breath and start filling supply chains. figure 2-3 months of backlog and catch up filling old orders.. getting high priority buyers fileld... then couple that with consumers that were unprepaired and ammo deprived all this time. they will literally VACUME all the incoming ammo off the shelves.. creating another mini rush on the ammo distribution that is still starting back up.. figure a month of that.. I suspect we won't see normal ammo shelves and pricing till around sept/october...

    that's a guess on my part.. however.. if nothing goes over in congress... it might ease up sooner..
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    yes and no.

    for sure there will be some people that bought alot of ammo at 1-1.25 per round and be setting on ammo priced 3x what it should be... then there will be people that wanted a preban gun and paid for it.

    the latter.. i think, are in a better position than the former. there IS a certain logic to jumping on the last of the pile of 'something' IF a ban is looming. I completely understand that. Nobody likees to pay 1200$ for a gun that cost 700 2 weeks ago.. or 1500 a week later.. or 2000-2500 another week later though..
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    Prices won't come down, once the price goes up on the ammo they stay there. Best is to start getting powder, brass, primers, bullets and stock up.
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    Only if some sanity happens to occur in the legislatures, at all levels. Past history tells me that it's not likely to happen. You get stupid laws, when your country is being run by a bunch of deceitful, emotionaly charged imbecils. Ammo prices dropped a little after the previous contrived event, but never made back to the old price level. This time I think high prices are here to stay, and will only get worse as the government tries to disarm the populace.
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