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Old 08-18-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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Election affecting ammo yet?

My usual place is Sportsman's Warehouse right down the street. They have kept some kind of run of the mill .22 on the shelf for the last several months. Large amounts of the more pricey stuff like Eley.

Yesterday they put out three cases of Mini-Mag and three cases of those odd 400 round bricks of American Eagle HP. I got one of those. Today the Mini-Mags were gone, and they still had five bricks of the AE. I could have gotten a second one, but limiting myself to one big box per payday.

Clerks say that's what most are doing, just a box here and there. I check almost every day, just to stay aware of how much of what comes in, and how long it lasts. What puzzles me most is $34 boxes of lousy Thunderbolt selling pretty quick. My AE was $30, but much better ammo.

It shows that maybe most shooters aren't worried about Hildabeast winning, so far.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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How much were the Mini-Mags?

Last time I was there I was surprised to see the amount of 22's they had.

I picked up a couple of Boxes of Federals.

First time I ever saw them in the same type 100-Count Plastic Boxes like the Mini-Mags have.

They were $9.99 each. This was a couple of months ago.
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How much were the Mini-Mags?
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$8.99. They have had the 100 round Golden Bullets pretty often for $9.99. No brainer between those two. The 500 round GBs are $38, last I saw.
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As far as reloading, bullets & most powders seem to still be available, but primers are getting scarce at a lot of places. Prices have increased slightly on powder & primers also, about 5-10%
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$ 8.99.
Now that I think of it, the Federals were also $8.99.

Not bad for a price-per-box for good ammo.

It was also nice to see them out on the main floor again.

They were keeping them behind the counter for a good while, as you probably also remember.
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Last Saturday I got another pound of H 110 and a brick of CCI mag primers .
1 nephew and a niece got a brick of primers for the 9's and a pound of CFE pistol .
We each got a brick of jacketed 22 lr .
Ordered 50 - 50 AE bullets and 200 - 9 mm bullets . They were out of the 44 mag and 380 ACP .
We ordered another 100 of each [ 50 AE , 44 mag , 45 ACP and 380 . ]
With range time - about 120 each .
We have more 9's and CFE in back - they sell better when counter no full .
I got in a big argument at Doctors on Wednesday - You are a gun lover - yes
No body needs an assault rifle . Right - the cops have them so they are not out gunned . Lying Hilary does not care if you are out gunned - Her people have them so she's semi safe . She went from being in deth to making over 100 million last year . That's not enough - as president she wants to make that a billion .
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My friends at both of our local gun shops report that ammo supplies are holding steady, so far, but they are selling more ARs than usual with the prospect of Clinton getting in the White House. We're still grabbing some types of ammo when we find it, just in case. I do think we're going to see another run on rimfire ammo, down the road.
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Decisions - need victory or an AR ?
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Sportsman's put out two more cases of American Eagle, and two more of Mini-Mags this morning. They must have had a sizeable shipment. Same lot numbers as a couple days ago, as they only put out so much each day. No shortage there, at least this week......

I didn't buy any. The brick of AE I got Tuesday put me close to 32k rounds. It took me an hour to rearrange the safe so it would fit. I can start my range trips next year with 30k, so I'm done buying, I think.

The Occaisionally Better Half has been reading, and she's afraid "they" will be knocking on the door to take my bullets. I told her no, but "they" can make them a lot more expensive to get.........Let's hope it never comes down to that. Should I have bought another brick today?....
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Yes!
So when she fusses about me buying $60 worth of ammo the same week, I can blame it on you?......
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I do think we're going to see another run on rimfire ammo, down the road.
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A run on rimfire ammo could start happening before the election IMO. And maybe a few other popular calibers.
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Decisions - need victory or an AR ?
I think she'll go after ARs, first, plus the prices are on the rise with demand being what it is. Do shoot my Victory a lot more than I would ever shoot any 223. That's me, though.
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Saw this posted on another forum.

http://fortressdefense.com/stock-up/
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The usual. Plenty of ammo to be had. Fortunately we have a great president who supports TRTKABA!
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