My buddy is trying to find 22LR which is in scare supply. He tells me that Cheaper than Dirt is asking $50 for 50 rounds of 22LR. It seems that 223 is running $1.50 per round there too. He tells me that Walmart in LA County no longer carries ammo. He tried several other gun shops with no inventory for anything except shotgun shells (birdshot). Pistol, 22LR and rifle ammo is all in very low supply.
Our mentally ill CA legislators just passed a crazy $75 background check to purchase ammo in CA. It provides the ability to limit ownership of firearms and ammo to those with mental illness including "alcoholism" and both legal and illicit drug use. They also passed a law requiring reregistering "assault weapons" while changing the definition as well. One would think that both state and federal governments have declared war on the people. It's going to take several years to work lawsuits through the courts to overturn these unconstitutional laws, in the meantime I fear that things will get much worse.
What are you seeing for ammo prices around the country? I also saw a few rifle and handgun primer boxes for $45 for 1000 primers. Reasonable price? Maybe a road trip to Arizona or Nevada may be in order?
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I fear we live in evil times... Posts: 737 | From: West | Registered: Feb 2012
At the shop, we have received about 10-15 boxes of 22lr, and 10 boxes of 9mm since January. That's it. The owner has brought in ammo from his personal stocks, and customers who say they have "more than they need" have brought in ammo which the owner has bought from them. Currently, some walmarts are getting some ammo, and still at same as before pricing, since they get it by contract. However, you have to be there when it hits the shelf, or you won't get any. They are limiting to 3 boxes per person. Apparently, almost no one in a hundred miles has any 22lr, although we still do, because of the above mentioned reasons. 50rd boxes are selling briskly at 6.99-7.99, 100rd boxes at 14.99, and just got a hold of a few 333rd boxes, which are flying out at 44.99. .223 by PMC and Wolf at 12.99 box just about gone. Silver Bear 9mm at 24.99, PPU at 34.99 box. No 22wmr, no .40s&w. Small amounts of other common calibers, they come and go. All ammo is limited to 1 box per customer/family (we had a car load family try to each get a box) per caliber. I don't set the prices, I just fix guns. A few complain, but most say prices aren't bad (for current times), and we have more than most stores available. Almost everybody is looking for 22lr, with 9mm a close second, then 5.56mm and other pistol cal rounds.
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