With all the gun drama going on lately ammo has been scarce here in San Antonio. OK, only the popular handgun, AR and 22lr ammo to be specific. So I go to the local gunshow today thinking I might find some 22lr rounds as all of the Walmarts and Academys were out. First, the line to get in was 20X longer than normal, at least a 30min wait as opposed to the normal 5min, second every other person was looking to flip their AR for 2X the normal price and finally the ammo. The 223, 308, 9mm, 40, and 22lr were all 150-200% mark up. I stopped at a table and asked the price of the bulk Rem Golden, (I know, junk round) and laughed at the guy when he said $35. Every table was the same if not more, one table had a brick of Rem Cyclones for $45. So its time for me to take the family to lunch, afterwards we decide to go to a local strip mall and walk around. I headed to the Dicks to look around and to my surprise I find 14 boxes of Rem Golden 525 pk for $21.99, I only want 1 so I only take 1. When I get to the register I get an even bigger surprise, the box is $20.85 after tax, sure beats $35. I was tempted to buy all that was left and set up an ammo booth outside.
Last edited by Campingman; 01-05-2013 at 09:40 PM.
I personally have tired of the gun shows. Everything always seems overpriced and selection less than a good box store. my2cents anyway.
I can still find bargain 22 LR (Federal & Remington) for less than $20 for 525 pk at Academy & Wally-world when it's in stock! Everything has been scarce and overpriced where I live lately. Especially 30-30 Win!
Donives, 30-30 has been just as scarce here to. Dicks had at least a case of each 150gr and 170gr Rem corelokts. I was in Del Rio yesterday, 150mi away from the big city and the local Walmart as well as one in between the two cities, were both well stocked with ALL ammo! Might pay to take a country drive, jm2c!
Last edited by Campingman; 01-05-2013 at 10:01 PM.
No .22 here locally in Nebraska where I live. I have a friend that works the Sporting Goods counter at Wally World and he is going to call me when some is coming in. That is my only hope. I have around 3200 rounds now but that does not last a real long time in a rimfire. Hopefully things will settle down soon. I have never ever bought any .22 ammo or any other caliber from a Gun Show. I go to alot of them and the ammo at them is always and has always been way overpriced. They depend on fools to walk in and buy the stuff. Most of them have the same ammo for over a year at a time and cannot sell it at the rediculous prices they ask. I am sure they are selling it now but not to me. I realize Walmart,Cabelas and others will have it again at sane prices as soon as things settle.
Same in nv no 22lr ammo any wear. Hope it calms down soon. As I like using my 795. But it shure can eat the ammo up
No 22 LR in central CT except for shorts or the stuff nobody wants.
Get a shot off fast. This upsets him long enough to let you make your second shot perfect
I hate to say it but since many places are not increasing prices with the increase in demand, this is what we get. Just like the gas crisis of the 70s.
If they raised the price 20%, the hoarders would not be buying as much. If you wanted to shoot, you'd be buying what you wanna shoot.
Someone on this forum or another mentioned CCI was in overdrive but everything is hand to mouth. Friend's girlfriend works at a LGS and the owner said that his ammo orders were cut in half by just about everyone. He's reserving ammo for gun purchases though.
Just got back from the shooting range and they had several bricks of Rem Thunderbolts for $22, which is what I was originally looking for. The ammo is out there and for normal prices, just stay off of the main trail.
I bought 1500 rounds of CCI HPs yesterday. Half at Dicks in Macon and half at Bas Pro. I could have bought several thousand. Picked up 1000 more today on the internet for $6 per 100 plastic box. Those were HP's too That's fantastic price for CCI Mini Mag HP's
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