Ammo Prices Going Up

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    Ammo Prices Going Up

    I was at my local gun shop the other day and the owners told me that if I wanted to buy ammo I should buy what I can between now and Oct. 1st. They mentioned that apparently Remmington will be raising their prices on shot shells 3% and everything else 5% come Oct 1st. Then on Jan 1st 07 everything is going up again, I think 6% more.
    If I understand once one company raises their prices so does everyone else.
    Has anyone else heard anything on this?

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    It wasn't some state or federal tax starting on ammo was it?
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    Not that I'm aware of, but one never knows

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    What better way to get people to buy ammo. Simply tell them that the price will rise,"so better buy now".

    Maybe yes,maybe no. I will not fall for this(again).

    I find that if the prices do go up,you have enough time to shop around and find it at the lower price,even several months after the price increase.

    Also people on a bying binge WILL drive the prices up. -------

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    same with reloading components they have all ready went up from last month

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    This trend has been evident over many months now. I think back to my case of 7.62x39 from a gun show for $80 and see now price is up to around $165 .

    There are many stories around one of which is the ''Iraq effect''. It is tho certainly a possible factor - added to which are metal costs - lead, copper etc and so components have gone up - costs will be handed on down the consumer chain.

    Little we can do but suck it up - but good reason too (without panic buying) to maintain a reasonable stock over time - in my case including reloading consumables. I have become very lazy with reloading but know that if needed, I can get to it and produce a lot.
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    From what I hear, alot of this is contributed to 1 of 2 things, or both.

    The prices of raw materials, namely copper.

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    Demand. (military and civilian)

    Supply and demand, simple economics. Combine that with some stories about climbing ammo prices, and you create a nice little buying binge.
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    Seems to be a possibility. Ammo is shipped by truck and fuel has gone up. After all, the capitalistic process passes the cost on to the consumer. It is a real probability that prices will not go down; so if you have some extra cash invest it in a non perishable product. Just my thoughts.

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    Whatever is causing it, it still bites!

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    Quote from 'Cheaper Then Dirt' catalog.
    "Worldwide Ammunition Shortage
    Dear Valued Customer;
    Due to world events, concerns over Iran and Iraq, Avian Flu, and general global instability, amminition is in short supply. Foreign and domestic suppliers have drastically increased prices and they cannot supply the quantity of ammunition necessary to meet consumer demand. Calibers that are ordinarily widely available have become uncommonly scarce. Currently, we do have .223 in stock, but these supplies are nearly exausted. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this unstable market.

    Respectfully yours,
    The Owners and Managers of Cheaper Than Dirt!"

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    It's for real. I've been seeing prices go up quite a bit. Where I could get 500 rounds of WWB 9mm for around $55 or so locally, it now costs almost $70 for the same stuff. It was bound to happen with everything going on overseas and the price fluctuations with oil and raw materials. It might be quite awhile before we see prices really come back down.
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    All --- it's shipping cost and raw materials cost. Something like 8% to 12% per month. Plus the military needing a lot, so production capacity is down for the civilian market.
    In the near term, it won't get better. No, I'm not saying everybody needs to buy 10K rounds every week, just that it will be a tight market for a bit.

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    I actually got WWB 9mm at WallMart this afternoon for 4.63 per box of 50. Guy at the counter said that they were selling it for less than they are paying for it. I picked up 8 boxes. Might want to check your local Wallyworld and see if you can get this steal too.
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    I keep hearing this, but I also keep seeing the same (too high) prices at the local gun shop and keep seeing the sales from the online ammo sites.

    Maybe it will happen, maybe it won't. All I'm doing is a conservative approach of buying just a box or two more with each order I make.

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    I talked to my local gun dealer yesterday and he told me that prices were going up....transportation increases (gas/fuel), cost of raw materials (lead/copper) and demand. Says he's been eating some of the increases lately, but he's a sole proprietor and is gonna raise em.

    Pretty much what everybody else has said (echo!).

    I won't subscribe to the hysteria yet, tho.
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