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Posted: 2/25/2006 3:04:44 PM EDT
Nothing like sticker shock to wake you up. Wolf 7.62x39 @ $4.89 per box. No one had any in bulk. 5.45x39 non existent. My local gun shop had 4 boxes so I took them all. WooHoo!
One guy's story about the ammo shortage was that Cuba and Iran were buying up all the ammo and paying with gold so they had cornered the production in Russia. Yet another fellow had a simpler explaination, it was simple market ecomonics. Overall the the show sucked yet again!
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Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:29:17 PM EDT
At the gun show today, no 7.62x39 or 5.45. No big suprize.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:42:10 PM EDT
I've been starting to go to other gun shows other than what is in my home town. Never a shortage of overpriced guns but damn Russian ammo. I've resorted to buying the Monarch(Barnaul) at Academy for $2.86 a box FMJ. It's decent stuff but o'well.
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Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:10:45 PM EDT
I have quit going to gunshows in the Des Moines area. Same dealers with the same overpriced crap. The internet is far better for ammo, mags, and parts.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:54:50 PM EDT
Yep, I don't really buy alot of ammo at shows anymore except the .223 from the Georgia Arms booth.(good stuff) Otherwise, I just buy guns. I like to finger and manhandle the gun before plunking down the dough.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:04:31 PM EDT
Well, I scored today.

9 boxes norinco steel core and a box of Lapua for $20 out the door.



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Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:40:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bnz42:
I have quit going to gunshows in the Des Moines area. Same dealers with the same overpriced crap. The internet is far better for ammo, mags, and parts.



I have come to that conclusion years ago up here in WI. Now the local gun shops are getting this way.

I buy 90% of all my ammo/reloading supplies/guns from the internet.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:28:26 PM EDT
gun shows are a joke. I still go to three a year though.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:46:32 AM EDT
My dad said he saw some at the Pheonix Gunshow averaged $80/500. Still a little rich for my blood though.
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