So 9mm went from 19 cents -22 cents a round to 60-65cents a round for target ammo. Manufacturing costs sure didn't triple where is the excess profit going?
Do you really want the Government to control ammo prices?So because everything is selling raise the price because you can......like it was said cost to manufacture it did not go up so it has to be most retailers price gouging ...... When it is food or gasoline the government steps in to keep prices fair..... Where are they now....
This thread comes up on almost every gun board. I find them amusing. Gun boards and gun board patrons are notorious for shouting from the rooftops (or on their computer keyboard) "damn socialist gonna ruin the country" " dont want no socialism here" "this aint Cuba"
Then invariably every few years there is an ammo/gun rush and the same groups that are screaming about socialism want some governing body to regulate costs so that everyone everyone can afford to buy it.
Sounds like when I hear lefties scream that Jeff Bezos is worth billions... like its a bad thing .. I am glad i live in a country where you can, through luck, hard work and smart decisions still become a billionaire.
Wasnt that long ago we had this happen .. what maybe 8 years back. If you didnt buy during the gun giveaway period and stock up on either ammo or reloading supplies then shame on you but .. the free market is called such for a reason. Sucks to be on the wrong side of it but you cant have the good without the bad sometimes.
I picked up some guns at FANTASTIC prices over the last few years. Even got my red box sig 229 for $469.
Every time I had a few bucks I bought a couple of jars of powder, Saw someone had a case of primers for sale locally and figured. well primers dont go bad .... so stuck them in the closet. Have been stocking up on bullets little by little when I saw a sale or found a few bucks in the budget.
It is no one elses responsibility to maintain your level of comfort. It is America and the market is going to decide the price.
Unless of course .. we changed our minds and are suddenly all in on Socialism.
Yep on the Gas prices. As Soon As Oil prices go up even on the day of it the Service Stations Immediately Raise Their prices. But Not When The Price goes Down.Reminds me of 2008 gas prices and the news commentary about raising retail prices when still selling off lower-cost supplies.
In that note, here’s a conceptual question:
Are you a replacement-cost guy or an historical-cost guy? Example - On Wednesday, I was testing a newly-purchased P220 and used old S&B FMJ (cost of ~$0.33 / round)and some old Gold Dots. I had bought the Gold Dots during one of TargetSports’s periodic half-price sales (for maybe $0.45 / round, if I recall correctly).
So, would you have concluded that you were shooting $0.45 Gold Dots or $1.70 - $1.80 Gold Dots on Wednesday?