- Apr 7, 2012
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I don't think we are going to see anything close to normal ammo pricing (whether that's $10/box or $18/box for 9mm) anytime soon, anyplace in these United States. Some calibers are not st00pidly priced, albeit they are noticeably higher than 2019 levels. It seems the "popular calibers" are the ones where prices are insane.I never bought a box of 9mm last year that was less than $15 normal retail....none of what I am talking about is the "cheap stuff" but is also was not Self defense/top of the line etc. etc. it was Brass FMJ ball.
@Who.....lol I know it is a type-o but change that date to something besides 2020 before you have someone else go waste 20 minutes of their life looking for ammo prices that do not exist today, like I did yesterday when @SteveC got me all excited.....with his 2018 prices.
and I do say that with a smile man...no offence meant, but DAMN you got my hopes up!!
That's why many of us are slowing down (and in some cases, stopping) our recreational shooting, for the time being. I, for one, do not plan on purchasing any ammo at these prices. I'll wait it out for however long it takes until prices recede to levels close to 2019. That will happen.
Sometime in 2021 the freighters from the South Pacific, Asia and Europe will be arriving with ammo. As levels increase, prices will fall. But, right now, and for the foreseeable future - there is not much ammo manifested for ship delivery here. What we have is coming from stockpiles. As those stockpiles go down, greed goes up!
Fuck that. I'll wait it out.