Author Topic: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?  (Read 118 times)

Online goodfellow

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I don't know if you guys follow ammo prices, but after Pres. Trump was elected, the prices across the board dropped significantly (as did the prices for firearms). Fast forward to 2019 and I'm seeing the prices for ammunition rising significantly in the last few months. The main calibers especially -- 22LR, 9mm, .223/5.56x45, and 7.62x39 have increased about 10-15% overall when looking at bulk pricing (5000rds/case in 22LR, and 1000 rds/case in all others). Many online retailers are already sold out of the most popular bulk 22LR brands in case packaging.

At the local gun range, the old timers are looking back on their collective historical experiences and are suggesting that folks are again getting very nervous about the coming election year. Also, the NRA scandal(s), California-like ammunition law initiatives in other states, and the new "Red Flag" firearms laws are taking their toll. As a result people across the nation are slowly arming and stockpiling ammunition again.

We may quickly be returning to the fearful political climate of the early 2010's, when shortages were the norm, and fear mongering was the order of the day, and we may well see those Walmart ammunition trolls starting up their shenanigans again very soon. 

« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 10:07:27 AM by goodfellow »

Offline DeadNutz

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Re: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 11:04:45 AM »
I haven't checked ammo prices lately but I don't doubt it. I have to leave in an hour to go up to So. Lake Tahoe in Calif. for an internment service. I unloaded the ammo and mags I carry in the truck as you can't get caught bringing ammo into Calif. I will feel naked up there without protection. I feel like I'm leaving the USA every single time I enter that state.

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Re: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 06:47:51 PM »
I haven't checked ammo prices lately but I don't doubt it. I have to leave in an hour to go up to So. Lake Tahoe in Calif. for an internment service. I unloaded the ammo and mags I carry in the truck as you can't get caught bringing ammo into Calif. I will feel naked up there without protection. I feel like I'm leaving the USA every single time I enter that state.

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Re: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 08:17:06 AM »
And in a year and a half when price go back to normal I will laugh at these dummies again.

People are so irrational its not even funny. Nobody plans or pays any attention until they read some stupid artical on the internet or the news hypes up a mass shooting and coming gun laws and then they panic buy anything they can find like a chump. Will we have any new gun laws this or next year??? I doubt it. Will Trump lose the election??? Not against any of the D's that are currently running.

 People need to chill and put their money into their 401k and stop hording ammo.