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Thread: Well, the price of ammo must be coming down

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    Well, the price of ammo must be coming down

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    I just got back from the range, first time in a month you could make it out, still needed 4wd in a couple of places. Found a whole bunch of brass laying around. Last time out there was only 22lr on the ground, this time I snagged over 60 45acp brass. Not counting the aluminum and steel I couldn't use plus lots of 40,9mm and rifle brass. A couple was also out shooting together. Mostly she was kicking his butt. Fun to watch tho. Hope everyone has a good and safe new year.

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    I pick up all the brass I can find. Last time I went to the club I belong too, some clown threw about 100 rounds of .223 brass and 30 rounds of .30-06 brass, into the trash. There I was, digging it all out.
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    9mm has been plentiful in my area and reasonably priced.... (WalMart has the best price)

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    I pick up all the brass I can find. Last time I went to the club I belong too, some clown threw about 100 rounds of .223 brass and 30 rounds of .30-06 brass, into the trash. There I was, digging it all out.
    Yes sir beretta, I'm a range brass scrounger myself. I have a pile of once-fired 30.06 brass, not to mention all the other calibers I find that I don't load for. I de-prime and tumble it, bag and label it.
    The old or mangled stuff goes in the scrap brass bucket. Waste not/Want not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almanor View Post
    A couple was also out shooting together. Mostly she was kicking his butt. Fun to watch tho.
    Must not have been able to get good groupings if she kept kicking his butt like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almanor View Post
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    Mostly she was kicking his butt. Fun to watch tho.
    <snip returned greetings>
    Our local PD did a Citizens' Police Academy many moons ago, and there were a lot of women in there. On "Range Day" they were all squeaking that they had never shot before, hated guns, etc. but when they got to the range they out-shot most of the guys. Mainly because they listened to the instructor without assuming they knew everything. Fun to watch!
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    Everything ammo-wise is back in stock up here except for 22LR, 22WMR, and those. There's even an abundance of 17 HMR. Just no 22, and what does come in sells out in days and is still high priced ($4.29 for a box of 50 CC standard velocity, equates to a $42.90 brick of 500, yowza!) Still, those sell out in days.
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    I pick up a lot of brass. I didn't realize how much I had until a couple days ago when I started sorting a couple 5 gal buckets looking for some 308 brass for a rifle I am getting from my dad. I probably need to sell some....
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    When the Far Right Fringe Element stopped hoarding ammo, with the election of a GOP Senate recently, the supply has suddenly been able to meet the normal demand.

    Therefore ammo has been easier to get in all calibers and prices have begun to fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cait43 View Post
    9mm has been plentiful in my area and reasonably priced.... (WalMart has the best price)
    5.56x45 has been easily available in my area (SF Bay) as has 45ACP.

    Some of the other calibers had not been so easy to get however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    I pick up all the brass I can find. Last time I went to the club I belong too, some clown threw about 100 rounds of .223 brass and 30 rounds of .30-06 brass, into the trash. There I was, digging it all out.
    My 5.56x45 carbine deforms the brass so badly that it is not worth picking up afterwards.

    And 45ACP is not worth reloading anyway.

    I would only reload 300 RUM and only then if I were trying to make really long range shots of over 500 yards.

    Ordinary boxed factory ammo is fine for 0 to 500 yards.

    I guess if you have lots of time on your hands you can save a little by reloading brass. I have only ever reloaded for precision however.

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