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By TL1000RSquid
#45524
Hows everyone ammo availability looking locally? I was in Academy today and the shelves were actually pretty well stocked with most of the big calibers. Prices suck paid about .59cpr for brass 230gr .45(Monarch made in serbia so PPU) Still had some russian(tula) 9mm, .223 and 7.62x39, alas 5.45 is all gone. Blazer was cheapest brass 9mm @ .40cpr($19.99) Winchester m193 @.64cpr m855 @.69cpr. Can do better online if buying a decent amount and getting free shipping. Last friday probably got the best deal I'll be seeing for a long time on 3 cases of Tula 7.62x39 $319 shipped per case.
By SFXowner
#45525
I am buying about 1k at a time in 9mm and 556 stocking up a bit. I saw 223 at Scheels tonight for like 65c a round, 47c online with minimal shipping. I go through about 400 rounds a weekend of 9mm so I just tend to dollar cost average up and down but am making more purchases every week as prices are starting to edge higher. I would expect the best times for now are behind us and glad i bought a lot over the last 6 months.
#45527
Yeah I generally buy 9mm, 5.56, 7.62x39, 5.45 by the case. .45 I use to get the 200 and 250 bulk packs but haven't seenem in ages. Academy did have Winchester 100rd .45acp packs today but they were like $70.
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By colonel00
#45530
Shelves are full around me. Prices are still too steep for me to start stocking up again. Mostly I have just been shooting reloads of 9mm and other rounds. Been using coated bullets to save cost too. Still, primer supply is going to run low soon so that might force my hand.

I am sitting on 5 cases of 7.62x39 if you need more. Snatched them up right when the Russian import thing happened several months ago.
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By Janik
#45532
I haven't shopped locally for a couple years now so I'm not sure, but I do know any local LGS is priced higher than online. I've purchased a couple thousand rounds of 9mm in the last week online. Not getting the deals I used to pre Covid, but it's significantly better than it was last year. Actually, I haven't purchased any ammo for two years now. But with the current state of things, I figured I'd better get a little more. Unfortunately I just don't see things getting better anytime soon, and I fear supply will diminish again and prices will sky rocket. Last Saturday I added a 50 round box of Federal HST 9mm to my shopping cart online, but didn't buy because I knew I'd be adding more to the cart. It's was already way over priced at $36.99/50 round box. By Monday morning the price jumped up to $48.50/50 round box. I removed it from my cart since I have a decent amount of self defense ammo. The good ol' days are gone, and I don't know if we'll ever get them back. But I hope what's happening in Ukraine is a wake up call to everyone who ever said "no one needs an AR15 and 30 round magazines".
#45541
colonel00 wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:52 pm Shelves are full around me. Prices are still too steep for me to start stocking up again. Mostly I have just been shooting reloads of 9mm and other rounds. Been using coated bullets to save cost too. Still, primer supply is going to run low soon so that might force my hand.

I am sitting on 5 cases of 7.62x39 if you need more. Snatched them up right when the Russian import thing happened several months ago.
Yeah I rarely buy more then 1 case of specific caliber at a time anymore. I'm doing alright with the x39 I've cut back on using it don't bring ak on every range trip anymore besides the Tula I just picked up I've got a few wolf spam cans and some old yugo stuff I've been avoiding using its corrosive so will have to start cleaning the AK when I take that stuff out.
#45542
Janik wrote: Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:24 am I haven't shopped locally for a couple years now so I'm not sure, but I do know any local LGS is priced higher than online. I've purchased a couple thousand rounds of 9mm in the last week online. Not getting the deals I used to pre Covid, but it's significantly better than it was last year. Actually, I haven't purchased any ammo for two years now. But with the current state of things, I figured I'd better get a little more. Unfortunately I just don't see things getting better anytime soon, and I fear supply will diminish again and prices will sky rocket. Last Saturday I added a 50 round box of Federal HST 9mm to my shopping cart online, but didn't buy because I knew I'd be adding more to the cart. It's was already way over priced at $36.99/50 round box. By Monday morning the price jumped up to $48.50/50 round box. I removed it from my cart since I have a decent amount of self defense ammo. The good ol' days are gone, and I don't know if we'll ever get them back. But I hope what's happening in Ukraine is a wake up call to everyone who ever said "no one needs an AR15 and 30 round magazines".
Defensive stuff is ridiculous fortunately precovid I cleared the shelf on a bunch of hornady and sig elite in 9, 380. 357 when academy had it on clearance for like .50cpr and I think sportsman guide I got a bunch of .45 golden sabers for about the same. Use to shoot a couple mags of defensive ammo a month but dont do that anymore. Assuming nothing happens with more runs on ammo later in the year when supply starts to stabilize I'm hoping prices come down some but I highly doubt they'll drop back to precovid level.
By Ben W.
#45545
I very rarely buy any ammunition anymore. I have powder, bullets and brass aplenty, enough to last me a good while even with an occasional match or two. Biggest problem I see is primers. I have a good supply at present but hope to add more when the current insanity is over. Meantime, I'm shooting smaller calibers and using cast bullets to keep cost and powder usage down.

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