"War" in Iraq is over - Will this affect ammunition prices at home?

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    "War" in Iraq is over - Will this affect ammunition prices at home?

    As my title asks, since the conflict in Iraq is over with (for now anyway) will this positively affect ammo prices and availability here at home? I only ask this because a lot of blame for shortages and prices of brass and copper has been placed on the humongous demands of the military.

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    I believe ammo prices will decline immensly!

    I bought some 5.56 lake city ss109 green tip in a ammo can on stripper clips with 2 speed reloaders 420 rounds for 149$ bucks today.
    Not to bad considering its 65 grain with tungstill(spelling) steel penetrator

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    According to Iraq news...ammo should go down, but dynamite will be sky high. There goes my Southern rural fishing...

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    I hope so. I really cut back a lot on range time when there was both poor availability and high prices.

    Got to do a lot more shooting in the next few months.
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    Copper is still pretty expensive.
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    It might go down some, but I doubt we'll see a big drop in prices for some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    According to Iraq news...ammo should go down, but dynamite will be sky high. There goes my Southern rural fishing...

    Yes, I just kidding...

    Sure your kidding......and the checks in the mail........and Elvis is alive and well in Arizona too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    It might go down some, but I doubt we'll see a big drop in prices for some time.
    I agree. I think it will have an effect, but it will take a few years before we see a significant drop in prices because of the draw down in military operations.
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    Let's not forget we are still at war in Afghanistan, and increasing our military operations there. Then there is the matter of Iran. Once those two issues are resolved the government will slow its purchase of ammo and start to reduce stockpiles. That's when surplus hits the market and prices fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Sure your kidding......and the checks in the mail........and Elvis is alive and well in Arizona too!
    Sorry he's not in Arizona.

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    Now that we're all used to paying these high prices, why would they lower them for us!?
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    Interesting question! I live 6 miles from a Army depot that was shipping litterly tons of 9mm, .380, .40 and .45 as well as .223 and 5.56 to Iraq weekly. Of course they were shipping other stuff too like body armor but you have to question what effect this will have and something I never gave any thought to until this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAm_Not_Lost View Post
    Now that we're all used to paying these high prices, why would they lower them for us!?
    Exactly what I am thinking!
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    The military has its own factories and doesn't affect the commercial sale of ammo. As for commodity prices, there are many other price influencing industries that would have more of an effect. Finally, if people will demand it the price will remain high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitaryArms View Post
    Let's not forget we are still at war in Afghanistan, and increasing our military operations there.
    According to what I am reading we are rapidly withdrawing troops from Afghanistan rather than "increasing our military operations there".

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