Discussion in 'On Topic' started by s2k, Feb 26, 2008.
Shit, I hope so. We can at least look forward to one good thing out of next election.
edit: I probably should get an AR15 too, in case they stop all ammo import.
Likely some, but the prices of metals (see consumption by brazil, russia, india, china, etc) and fuel also increase our costs.
The issue is that .gov reserves are low, so untill those are stocked back up, the price won't go down.
it isn't like the cost of fuel. Fuel, for the amount of oil they pump, is relatively low in terms of the amount of labor needed after the initial well is drilled, so wells can be easily shut down without loss to the company. Ammo, on the other hand, is more intensive, and if they shut down a set of presses, then they have to deal with getting the supplies back online once they start back up. It makes more sense for the companies to sell the same amount at a lower price than to cut back production to keep the price high.
Plus, the lower the price, the more people shoot, so they buy more ammo anyways.
I don't think they'll ever go back down...
Don't say that!
lets OT group buy a copper and lead mines
Um, personally, i could see the prices of some surplus going down to relatively reasonable levels, but i dont see the rest of the industry going much of anywhere. Brass is getting expensive as a metal, having worked in a hardware store that sells a good deal of brass plumbing fixtures i would see the prices jump at nearly every shipment, working there for 4 months i saw the price jump 3-4 dollars per pipe, from 12-15 and change, with old stickers from 06 being much lower. Untill we can come up with some new type of metal for casings and bullets it's going to keep going up, it also doesnt help the US dollar is so inflated at the moment. plus, people are paying for it, why drop the prices, while i agree the production of ammo isnt comparable to fuel, the method of which you price it is, look at how much it costs reloaders on OT to make 1000rds of ammo vs how much they charge elsewhere, the markup is 100-300% minimum, completely removing the concept of mass production that Remington or Wincester can attain.
i just want .223 again that isnt going to break my pockets
It's cheaper to just sink it in the ocean than ship it back. Don't expect too much surplus
on the upside. there are a lot of ammo production plants cranking shit out. This MIGHT lower the price of new production as they throttle back production.
this sounds most probable
but I want steel penetrators
what were prices like back in the day for ammo compared to now?
I've heard that around 10 years ago it was like $50/1000rnd case of 7.62x39, don't know if that's true, but I KNOW that it was about $95/case just 4 years ago.
I believe it was. My uncle has told me before that he used to buy 7.62 dirt cheap back in the mid 90's
Wish I could remember what he told me for prices, I'll have to ask him sometime