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    The local gun store I sold my gun at asked me if I had ammo to sell. He said he will pay over standard price for any caliber I own. I happen to have on hand 300 defensive rounds(Golden Saber,Gold Dot, Winchester) for each of all my handguns. I am wondering if I should sell some and make a few bucks or hold on to it.
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    Could you replace it if needed at the price you'd get? If not why sell it? 300 rounds is not a major cache of ammunition if you practice at all with full defensive rounds now and then or if you need to verify compatibility with a new gun.
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    The question is how much money you can make, the cost of eventual replacement (if you plan to do so), and the cost of your time.

    I can't image you'd make enough to retire, so if it were me I'd hold onto it. Who knows when ammo prices will return to a "new" normal.
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    Too many unknowns. I know this is more common...saw one little shop selling .22lr in 20 round baggies by buying bigger boxes from individuals and breaking them down. It's like buying dope or somethin'. Unless you have a LOT of SD ammo, please don't sell it too make a few bucks...you won't make enough cash to benefit you it you are unable to replace it. Times, they are a'changin'.

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    I have seen the same thing going on in the small redneck town of 6,000 people where I live. There is a "Friday night Auction" downtown and the owners will spend all week gathering up .22 ammo by waiting on the truck to arrive at our local Walmart every day. They will buy all of the bulk boxes of .22 and bag them up with 25 or so rounds in a zip lock bag and auction them off. Makes me sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dripster View Post
    The local gun store I sold my gun at asked me if I had ammo to sell. He said he will pay over standard price for any caliber I own. I happen to have on hand 300 defensive rounds(Golden Saber,Gold Dot, Winchester) for each of all my handguns. I am wondering if I should sell some and make a few bucks or hold on to it.
    Keep it.

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    Keep it. You can't replace it for what you will get paid for it right now.
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    One of my LGS's started doing that last week also. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. My first impression was irritation.

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    Openrange's Great American Ammo Buyback Program:

    Openrange is buying back your excess ammo to give you money, ease the ammo issue, and keep our customers shooting.
    Pricing as follows.
    9mm - $15,
    40 - $18,
    45acp - $20
    for factory boxes of 50 no more than 2 years old. Brass casing only.

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    What a gimmick ...nothing but a way for them to try and make more money... I'd never sell any ammo to make a buck or two... Especially in these times...keep all you have...

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    That may be one of the scariest things that I have heard since Sandy Hook. To me it says that THEY cant get ammo. And dont expect to get anymore, any time soon.

    Id say HECK NO! Hang on to your ammo.
    Quote Originally Posted by dripster View Post
    The local gun store I sold my gun at asked me if I had ammo to sell. He said he will pay over standard price for any caliber I own. I happen to have on hand 300 defensive rounds(Golden Saber,Gold Dot, Winchester) for each of all my handguns. I am wondering if I should sell some and make a few bucks or hold on to it.

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    I would definitely hang on to it.

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    Since the madness, I've done this quite a few times at a few LGS. I have the ammo to spare and it's taken plenty off the cost of a few new weapons. So, if you happen to have it to spare (or replace easily) why not do it and put the funds towards a weapon you've had your eye on for a while?
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    He's going to mark it up even more and keep the price gouging going.
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    No don't sell. I'm normally the type that reccomends supporting your local gunstore but I doubt that I would do business with that store if that is how they operate. JMHO.
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    Your GS done you any favors lately? If it's that desperate to run an ammo buy-back, it should widen its sources.
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