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#1 liberty -r- death

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

Just got an e-mail from Wideners on ammunition specials. Under their logo header it say "Don't miss these BLOW OUT sale prices. Large 2014 price increases are coming."

 

So what say you? Any body heard about big price hike coming for 2014? I think it's BS to increase slow sales since everyone is cash poor.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

Prices sure as hell aren't coming down.  Centerfire ammo is close to it's pre-panic price.  I can't see it going lower.  Rimfire ammo is never coming back to pre-panic prices.

 

Today is a good day to buy ammo.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hype, to sell more ammo.

We will be dealing with this madness for years to come. At least until the market becomes flooded, which may never happen as long as people buy more than they need.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:42 PM

And just who gets to decide how much I "need"?


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:17 PM

Depends. Demand for ammo could fuel the development of cheaper ammo.. Bi-metal jackets are accepted as not armor piercing. Its possible that new methods could produce ammo that is lead and copper free, using poly bonded iron which would shave a large part of the cost off. 

 

I've heard rumors of an E.22lr or .22lrE which is supposed to be rimfire ammo designed to be made with steel or aluminum cases and bi-metal bullets, it likely won't be compatible with older rifles.

If that ever happens rimfire ammo costs could plummet.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

Depends. Demand for ammo could fuel the development of cheaper ammo.. Bi-metal jackets are accepted as not armor piercing. Its possible that new methods could produce ammo that is lead and copper free, using poly bonded iron which would shave a large part of the cost off. 

 

I've heard rumors of an E.22lr or .22lrE which is supposed to be rimfire ammo designed to be made with steel or aluminum cases and bi-metal bullets, it likely won't be compatible with older rifles.

If that ever happens rimfire ammo costs could plummet.

Steel-cased .22 has been around for a long time. I figure it's not very good for firing pins, since even mild steel is not nearly as soft as brass. There'd be no reason why it shouldn't be compatible with old rifles, so long as the pressures are the same. Copper-plated rounds are perfectly safe in old guns - no reason I can think of that a bi-metal bullet wouldn't be.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:21 PM

Case of Tula x39 $219.50 at SGAmmo.

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:07 AM

Could be a similar tactic used for gas prices.

Spike the price due to some excuse, then lower it almost--but not at, or below--to pre-spike prices, then hold it there until the people 'get used' to paying it.
Spike the price again a couple years down the road, then repeat, slowly and surely making so expensive, but necessary, to conduct our way of life, we have to make personal financial sacrifices elsewhere, or choose not to do it at all.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:35 AM

I agree with photoguy. They know there is a market for higher prices, so they create that market. Shoot it up, then slowly lower prices until their math says they are getting the most profit for the effort.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:09 AM

If it's imported, US Customs is increasing duties after Jan 1.  Our company got the notification yesterday. 






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