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Ammo … omylord!

roswellnativeroswellnative Member Posts: 10,090 ✭✭✭✭

I’ve been seein the price of rifle Ammo just skyrocket. If this keeps up I will be able to retire just by selling off my horde..

Although always described as a cowboy, Roswellnative generally acts as a righter of wrongs or bodyguard of some sort, where he excels thanks to his resourcefulness and incredible gun prowesses.


  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    (And) I thought my 7mm Remington BR rounds were expensive. ($3/rnd) 🙄

    *I agree with @Frogdog below. I shoot more .22 (by a long shot) than any other Caliber. Like @Ditch-Runner, I am extremely frugal and hate to blow money, needlessly.

  • FrogdogFrogdog Member Posts: 2,753 ✭✭✭✭

    That’s why I have more .22s than anything else. While I love all the other calibers, I have always had a hard time stomaching the costs to shoot at paper. Outside of .22 and (maybe) .556 and 7.62x39 (which are getting high now too), I rarely shoot other rifles other than for sight-in/hunting.

    Shotgun is the same way. 20 years ago, a box of 12ga was $2.99 at Walmart. Same box now is 5 times that.

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,362 ✭✭✭✭

    Crazy price for sure

    Ken is being kind calling me frugal

    For me it was always i only had xx amount to spend on hobbies and it was not much

    It took me long periods of saving to get a gun early on if I made to a gun show with a hundred dollar's I felt rich .

    However i Have to agree the cost of ammo is becoming the downfall to just plinking reconational ammo wasting days

    Many years ago and I do mean many I bought a 458 win mag long story, but short version as a kid of 13 or 14 yrs old I i just had to get one .Lots of elephant in Ohio

    then one day at a gun show I was about 22 yrs old or so I stumbled on one a ruger and a few isles over a box of ammo karma was telling me here ya go lol

    I traded in a ruger mini 14 in on it better term Gave away i I should say but the only way i could buy the rifle

    but at the time the ammo 500 gr solid or soft nose was just over a dollar a round if I searched hard enought at gun shows At the time it was a crazy price For me any way

    22lr was about 10.00 a brick at the time for comparison

    223 was about 3.00 a box

    last I checked on 458 win mag ammo was $7 to 10.00 a round

    22 lr I have enough at my current rate of use to last several lifetime and i am sure it will get passed on same with about every caliber I have

    Many Years ago I started putting all my ammo in military steel ammo out cans and tossing in several dry packs in each one it will be good many years after I am gone .

    Very early on I would buy a gun thenaboxor two of ammo for it

    My thought why have a lot of money tied up in ammo when I could buy another gun

    because ammo was plentiful and common calibers was still some what cheap

    Then prices and supply started getting high so I searched out sales and good deals and started to pack rat it away

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    When all my Gun Buddies were buying the newest, greatest new Firearms at "Gunshows," I'd be buying Ammunition and magazines. Guess who is better off at this point? 🤔

    When the "Ammo Shortage," hit they were all hitting me up for ammo - (at what I had paid for it.) Not even close to the going rate. Pass.

    I am very precise, in the Firearms I add to my meager "collection."

    *I have (a'hem) a few ammo cans upstairs, in my gear room. 👍😁

    "My friends used to laugh at my stash." As @Tflogger has most eloquently said below.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Next door neighbor/buddy, just communicated to me he just bought a GSG 16 Carbine. (.22lr) @Smokey Mtn. Gun/Knife works in Knoxville. (A couple hrs west of us.) Nice. 👍

    *I'm going next door to sight in my Ruger Charger, here in a few minutes. (Why I communicated to him.) Sorry, No leaves will be involved. 😂 (Haven't shot em' in a couple years now.)

    Bench set up, under his covered porch. Target stand 45 yards out. Multiple swinging 3"gongs (2 4pks) @ 50 yards. Gongs going up in to cleared lanes, out to 150-200 yards. Walk about 75-100' next door, there we are.

  • TfloggerTflogger Member Posts: 3,255 ✭✭✭

    In the past 10 years the price of reloading has reached what you used to pay for ammo. My friends used to laugh at my stash.

  • Butchdog3Butchdog3 Member Posts: 599 ✭✭✭✭

    You seen the cost of Fireball, Bee,and some of the rare ammo prices. Wow is not the correct reply.

    Thank covid, bidenomics. and those that pay such outrageous prices.

  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,684 ✭✭✭✭

    Lots of 'sellers' on GB looking for a SUCKER.

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