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#3278966 - 07/04/21 11:44 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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A good example, one store in Tulsa is selling Reloader powders for $69.00 per pound, a smaller but pretty well stocked store on the other side of town has the same Reloader powders for $44 per pound. The store selling for $69 is probably the largest reloading store in Tulsa. Is he gouging? He's also the store selling primers for $26 per 100.
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#3278972 - 07/05/21 08:43 AM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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If you don't like the price, don't buy it! Reloading supplies are not necessities, its a hobby.

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#3278986 - 07/05/21 06:44 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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While there is some gouging going on, fact is that costs have increased to the manufacturers which has raised the cost of their product.

Until those costs go down, no matter what we're going to be paying more for ammo & components
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#3278994 - 07/05/21 10:39 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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Registered: 12/10/08
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I was in a local Walmart on Saturday, and they had some shot shells, a few boxes of Fed. 16ga 6, 71/2, and 8 field loads for $8.79 ,a full row of several different 20 ga loads, all under ten bucks. SP20 6 was $14.something. There was also a few boxes of SP4103,and some rifle ammo scattered an the shelves but no rimfire or promo shot shells that I could see. Good to see the prices there haven't gone crazy.

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#3278999 - 07/06/21 08:49 AM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: masshunter]
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Registered: 12/22/13
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Whatever you believe is the reason for the shortage, democrat governors caused it with the lockdowns and congress pumping cash into low production,high demand markets. Joe accelerated it with his executive orders. Hyper inflation, high interest rates are on the way. Joe promised not to raise taxes on those earning less than 400k a year. In order to eliminate the middle-class(no middle-class in socialist government) you have to crush small business,80% of small business are restaurants. Shutdown bars and restaurants was purely political.

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#3279003 - 07/06/21 11:37 AM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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LOL, if that were true, I guess some how the city I live in must have not got the message. Every business on Main St is either a bar or restaurant and business seems to be booming. You can believe what you want but I think there are other reasons for the shortages. Maybe like the millions of new gun owners or the people that are buying anything and everything they can to flip for a huge profit. First time gun owners want to shoot their new firearm. The cost of ammo doesn't factor in and as long as they keep buying the prices will stay high. At least until the new wears off or they wise up to the fact they are over paying.
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#3279009 - 07/06/21 05:04 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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I tend to agree with pyscodog, I'm seeing the same in our area.
Wonder how many used their bonus stimulus checks to purchase new AR-15's , 9mm's, and ammo with the extra money, please don't tell Nancy and her cohorts that though! ohmy laugh
I live near a gun club range, there are people there every day blasting away with AR's and pistols, I would assume that that holds true for the majority of ranges throughout the country. Years ago that range would see little activity until near when hunting seasons started coming around, then the guys would start sighting in their hunting rifles.
THEN: because ammo has gotten expensive, it seems like lots of people are also getting into reloading, which is not helping the component part of it.
Right now they have new gun owners over a barrel, either pay the price for the ammo, or have basically a closet queen, your choice!

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#3279010 - 07/06/21 06:14 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: SixsixtyMags]
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Originally Posted By: SixsixtyMags
I tend to agree with pyscodog, I'm seeing the same in our area.
Wonder how many used their bonus stimulus checks to purchase new AR-15's , 9mm's, and ammo with the extra money, please don't tell Nancy and her cohorts that though! ohmy laugh
I live near a gun club range, there are people there every day blasting away with AR's and pistols, I would assume that that holds true for the majority of ranges throughout the country. Years ago that range would see little activity until near when hunting seasons started coming around, then the guys would start sighting in their hunting rifles.
THEN: because ammo has gotten expensive, it seems like lots of people are also getting into reloading, which is not helping the component part of it.
Right now they have new gun owners over a barrel, either pay the price for the ammo, or have basically a closet queen, your choice!





I read on the internet, (take that for what its worth), that now that the stimulus checks have stopped that gun sales are going down. Don't remember the percentage but it was sizeable. When the "rockin' chair" money stops and people have to actually get a job, maybe then we will see the shelves starting to stock back up. One can only guess about prices.
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#3279019 - 07/06/21 09:13 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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#3279043 - 07/07/21 05:23 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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Went to Bass Pro that a local shop. The had pistol primers on the shelf but no large rifle. He said they hadn't got nay of those in the last couple of weeks. He had small rifle but they were gone now. They had quite a bit of shotgun ammo on the shelves. Most target stuff was about $10 a box but the heavy stuff for duck and turkey was considerably higher. I think they had 10 box limit on shotgun shells. BPS is always higher but not a lot in these times.
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#3279045 - 07/07/21 06:24 PM Re: Capitalism, gouging or supply and demand???? [Re: pyscodog]
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I was told at Bass Pro your best bet is first thing in the morning. Sounded like you would need to beat a couple retired guys to the shelf. Only in 100 packs though. That's why they had them often. Somebody in the back needs to take the bricks apart and tape the 100 packs shut. They won't do them all at 1 time.

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