Why is your ammo so expensive and hard to find?

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Why is your ammo so expensive and hard to find?

there is a guy selling 550 .22 Federal Shells for $60...

Can we really blame the government for everything? I am so tired of the greed that people have when there is fear.

Trust me, I don't like the government messing in my business but there are a lot of the same people using people's fear as a reason to take advantage of them and also stoking the fire hotter on the ammo shortage issue.

I know I know... free market and all... but even the local gun dealer pissed me off... I went in and bought a few hundred dollars worth of reloading supplies and they just received a DPMS in on trade and said no one had spoken for it... I said to call me when they had a price and he said that their manager would be in within a half hour and they would call.

Two hours later I call down there and ask if they had a price... oh we sold it, sorry. Then the next day I see the very same model on Bisman... with the size of the town I live in there is a very...very low possibility that the very same AR would go up for sale the very next day. A guy tries to keep it local and that's the thanks I got...

It is very depressing to think about how many people cry for sportsman to unite and use one voice with so many taking advantage of each other... ethics are just not what they use to be.

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You should shop at Koenigs Firearm Sales. I have a written waiting list for AR's, 22 shells, etc. I keep track of who asked first and who wants what. As for people buying firearms and than selling them the next day, that is illegal. Someone without an FFL is allowed to sell a gun of their own here and there. It is illegal to buy and sell several firearms and sell them the next day for profit. They call that "engaged in the business" which requires an FFL. I am selling out of my house for now but hoping to have a store some day. As for the ammo shortage, I don't know what to say. I think they could make enough 22 ammo to have a surplus no matter what if they wanted too. Any ammo for that matter. I can't even get 30-30 ammo right now. How much demand could there be for that right now?

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 Let's just hope things return to somewhat normal before another shooting happens!!!

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 60 bucks?   I was at a pretty big gunshow this weekend and had a shopping list for some of my shooting buddies back in ND.   Ammo and reloading equipment, no guns.  Saw severaldealerssellingbricks of ordinary . .22 shells for 180 to 200 bucks!   Couldn,t believe it!  A decent markup(supplyanddemand) is one thing, but this is ridiculous!

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 The explanation is:

"The fragility of a supply chain that has moved entirely to just-in-time inventory."

Nobody in any industry at any level of supply from raw product to finished goods wants to bear the cost of carrying surplus inventory, so, no matter what the reason, when demand spikes, you get what we've got now.  

With the vast data capture that happens around every transaction for every product/service and ease of mining that data for trends in purchase/sales history the whole "Just-in-Time" thing works, until it doesn't.

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Would people be flocking to buy everything if the whitehouse hadn't called for strict gun laws? The answer is no, so yes blame the govt.

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Enslow Said:
Would people be flocking to buy everything if the whitehouse hadn't called for strict gun laws? The answer is no, so yes blame the govt.

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 One unique aspect of .22lr is that it can be easily used in pistols or rifles. The low cost and wide adoption are interrelated; the round is popular partly because it is inexpensive, and it is inexpensive because it is popular. Modern production tops two billion rounds per year, far more than any other cartridge.

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marauder29 Said:
there is a guy selling 550 .22 Federal Shells for $60...

Well that's better than this.....



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People need to stop buying ammo for two weeks. Thats all it'd take to get it back on the shelves and subside the fear in everyone's minds.

Right now if someone actually NEEDS 100 rounds of ammo, they are going to buy 500 or more.  If someone NEEDS 500, they're going to buy 1000+

Multiply that by all the guys and gals in this country that shoot, and you have a shortage of ammo.


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Wags86 Said:

Enslow Said:
Would people be flocking to buy everything if the whitehouse hadn't called for strict gun laws? The answer is no, so yes blame the govt.

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