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Posted: 11/22/2008 1:19:36 AM EDT

Now that the metal prices have dropped significantly, do you think Ammo prices will drop back down any time soon? just a thought
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:23:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 1:23:43 AM EDT by HistoryGradStudent]
I hope so.... I have seen some drop when it comes to shotgun reloading...when a 25 lb bag of lead was close to 50 bucks , it can now be found for about 34.00
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 1:24:45 AM EDT
When the increase in demand following the election subsides...maybe. When the WOT is really winding down...almost definitely.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 2:01:35 AM EDT
It will go up if imports are banned.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 3:04:15 AM EDT
What ammo?
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 3:12:48 AM EDT
"What ammo?" is right. Supply and demand right now means NO WAY will it come down. Actually more like supply and panic right now.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 3:20:44 AM EDT
This gets asked every week.
I still believe that the answer is no. Much of your cheaper ammo was surplus stuff thats no longer coming into the country.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 3:22:24 AM EDT
It depends on what caliber you're talking about.   To a certain extent, even the price of new factory mil calibers is driven by the low end market - the cheap steel cased imports and surplus.    The surplus market is always somewhat fickle - it's here in huge quantities and gone - and increased UN control of small arms and ammo has affected its availability, even it someone is dumping a ton, they might be destroying it vs. selling now.   I don't think we'll be seeing surplus 5.56 for $.10/round anymore (remember those huge 4500? round plastic tubs of SB?), 7.62x51 for $0.15/round (outside of the above, I think most of it is probably already gone), or 8mm for $0.08/round (again, probably mostly gone).   If Barry stops imports, we're double-f'ed, as that will completely cut off not only foreign surplus, but wolf, etc.

We might, however, see reloading components drop to a more sane level, and be able to get, say, our value packs of WWB 9mm for <$19/box at wallyworld again, though.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 3:24:37 AM EDT
Deflationary forces will allow it to maintain for a while near the present price. Then... the insane amounts of dollars dumped onto the world will come back to haunt the US and prices will go through the roof, along with the ammo taxes Obama will work to put on ammo.

It isn't going to get less expensive for the American peso purchaser.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 3:27:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 4:03:04 AM EDT

Well, it's true.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 7:37:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 7:40:41 AM EDT
Yes, if the democraps keep their grubby hands off the legislation.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:19:29 AM EDT
Outside of the Mid 1980's when PMC of Korea made millions of rounds of extra Korean M-193 and dumped in the U.S. ammo market in those neat camoflauge boxes, I have NEVER seen prices decrease on Ammunition.

Except maybe for two or three weeks on sell at Wal-Mart for hunting seasons.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:21:12 AM EDT
The huge pent-up demand will more than make up for decreased metal prices. So, no.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:24:41 AM EDT
Not a chance.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:29:02 AM EDT

ammo prices...dropping?

Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:49:09 AM EDT
OMG, oil is $150 a barrel, and will never go down, it will be $200 by 2010.

Same with ammo.  We are in a bubble, bubble will burst, inventories will be dumped on the market.  Wash, repeat.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:55:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By C-lxngtn:
It will go up if imports are banned.

This. Also, domestically produced ammo will go up as well due to lack of foreign competition.
Link Posted: 11/22/2008 11:56:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC2111:
OMG, oil is $150 a barrel, and will never go down, it will be $200 by 2010.

Same with ammo.  We are in a bubble, bubble will burst, inventories will be dumped on the market.  Wash, repeat.

Semper Fi

When, since you joined arfcom in 2002, has ammo dropped in price?
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