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It seems like price competition for common handgun calibers in range ammo is really bringing the prices down. Old habits are hard to resist, I can't go to a Walmart without browsing the Ammo cabinets, even though I haven't bought a bullet in 10 months. I do always seek the 100 round value packs of Remington UMC .380 in jacketed hollow-points.

Anyhow, I was at a Walmart where it seemed like nearly all the pistol caliber range ammo had roll back prices on it.
Blazer Brass in 9 mm is now $7.95 a box. The Federal Champion .45 acp 100 round packs the were $39.97 have come down to $32.97, The prices all looking more favorable. Shame I never make it to the range very often. :(

There was not a clerk around to give me a price check on the 550 count boxes of Fed. Champion hollowpoints in .22, (as if I needed anymore) and I escaped purchasing only dog food and treats.
 
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How much 22lr do you still have?
Somewhere around 10,000-15,000 rounds, a nice small larder. I quit buying and selling once the .22 crisis passed.

I have a friend who kept buying and is probably stuck with 40,000-50,000 rounds. I still contend there are ammo distributors with warehouses of the stuff they kept during the shortage. The golden goose for them finally died.

The EOTEWAKI survivalist shows that were popular 5-6 years ago were largely responsible for the run on .22 or set the stage for it to happen. I certainly won't say we won't get into various ammo shortages again, it can happen with the next mid term election. While there were big runs on all ammo after Sandy Hook, the centerfire calibers caught up in just a few months, but there was a shortage on .22 ammo for two years or so. I just don't see another run on .22 happening like the last run.

If I were a shooter without decent ammo stocks, I would look seriously at building up my larder with the current low prices and sales.
 

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Somewhere around 10,000-15,000 rounds, a nice small larder. I quit buying and selling once the .22 crisis passed.

I have a friend who kept buying and is probably stuck with 40,000-50,000 rounds. I still contend there are ammo distributors with warehouses of the stuff they kept during the shortage. The golden goose for them finally died.

The EOTEWAKI survivalist shows that were popular 5-6 years ago were largely responsible for the run on .22 or set the stage for it to happen. I certainly won't say we won't get into various ammo shortages again, it can happen with the next mid term election. While there were big runs on all ammo after Sandy Hook, the centerfire calibers caught up in just a few months, but there was a shortage on .22 ammo for two years or so. I just don't see another run on .22 happening like the last run.

If I were a shooter without decent ammo stocks, I would look seriously at building up my larder with the current low prices and sales.
Being the pessimist I am, in regards to politics, I think there will be a partial swing back to dem in the midterms. For 2018 I will be surprised if Trump runs again. The dems will roll out so many buses of illegals and dead people they will be uncountable. They, dems, learned their lesson in the last presidential election. Regardless of whether a dem or rep wins things in DC will go back to usual with the elitists running rough shod over everything, especially the 2A. At least Trump provided some resistance to them.

Sorry I got off topic. I have a decent little stash but nothing like you have! Although I do keep adding to it when I can.
 

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Being the pessimist I am, in regards to politics, I think there will be a partial swing back to dem in the midterms. For 2018 I will be surprised if Trump runs again. The dems will roll out so many buses of illegals and dead people they will be uncountable. They, dems, learned their lesson in the last presidential election. Regardless of whether a dem or rep wins things in DC will go back to usual with the elitists running rough shod over everything, especially the 2A. At least Trump provided some resistance to them.

Sorry I got off topic. I have a decent little stash but nothing like you have! Although I do keep adding to it when I can.
The total ammo stash I have has been accumulated over about 12 years, (dating back to W.) with thoughts of building just that, an ammo stash. I really haven't added to it in the last two years, as I am content. You don't build an ammo larder overnight. You build it as you can afford it and find deals on ammo you like, and they do come around. A gun dealer I really like, who did sell his shop, used to buy a fair amount of ammo from estates, and then resell it to me at 1/2 price of a reasonable retailer. Sporting goods stores will occasionally run loss leader sales on ammo. You just need to recognize a good deal on ammo, and also recognize what ammo to leave alone. If you don't like a particular brand, type, bullet....then leave it be, it isn't a good value to you.

About a 1,000 rounds of .45 acp Blazer brass I have, I paid $8.50 a 50 round box for. 12 years ago, Academy was selling 9 mm Blazer Aluminum for $2.96 a box of 50. As cheap to shoot as a box of premium .22.
 
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Oh, regarding Trump, his personality demands he run for a second term if there appears to be a pathway to get a victory. One term POTUS are viewed generally as ineffective and weak presidents by history. Trump is having the time of his life, he wouldn't miss doing this gig for anything
 

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It seems like price competition for common handgun calibers in range ammo is really bringing the prices down. Old habits are hard to resist, I can't go to a Walmart without browsing the Ammo cabinets, even though I haven't bought a bullet in 10 months. I do always seek the 100 round value packs of Remington UMC .380 in jacketed hollow-points.

Anyhow, I was at a Walmart where it seemed like nearly all the pistol caliber range ammo had roll back prices on it.
Blazer Brass in 9 mm is now $7.95 a box. The Federal Champion .45 acp 100 round packs the were $39.97 have come down to $32.97, The prices all looking more favorable. Shame I never make it to the range very often. :(

There was not a clerk around to give me a price check on the 550 count boxes of Fed. Champion hollowpoints in .22, (as if I needed anymore) and I escaped purchasing only dog food and treats.
Jake

I think you need to quit looking at ammo and rethink your diet. Just sayin' :D
 

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Oh, regarding Trump, his personality demands he run for a second term if there appears to be a pathway to get a victory. One term POTUS are viewed generally as ineffective and weak presidents by history. Trump is having the time of his life, he wouldn't miss doing this gig for anything
I hope he does!
me and a few friends have a betting pool on how long its going to be before Nancy Pelosi head pops off and rolls around the floor.
I have February of 2020 as my date.
OF course WE have to wait until this happens to know how this works!!
forgot who told me that?
 

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