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I sold 5000 rounds of 7.62x39 for $2500 to a guy with a table at a gun show. I helped him label the prices. I paid $0.50 a round and we marked it $1 a round. He was glad to make his profit and I was glad to make my profit. It was flying off the shelf. Everyone buying looked happy with their purchase.

Everyone happy with the deal.... America
Except you didn't make a profit. If you bought it for $.50 per round, and you sold it for $2,500. That means you sold it for $.50 per round. You broke even.

Unless you mis-wrote something
 

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I don't care if it's "supply and demand" or "gouging", but I could really stand to build up my supply for the .243. I was looking on gunbroker the other day, and most of it was going for upwards of $3 a round. Everywhere else, online or local, is sold out.
 

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Got an email this morning saying the site had ammo in stock, $17.99 for 20 rounds of Wolf. Other places I have seen are a lot worse. Brick and mortar stores are sold out within minutes. Not that I "need" ammo but I would like to continue my stockpiling.
Try haunting Walmart. From reports, they sometimes get a supply in, although because it is limited they might hide it back.
 

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I think the government should step in and strictly control the price of ammo. Ration it in times like these. Perhaps a lottery system where you receive a number, and that is the day that month you can go in and buy your allotted boxes. A strict policy with ID, to make sure no one is cheating. 800 tip line to report anyone selling any ammo privately for more than the ration price. (Maybe a ban on that to keep things fair. Otherwise those with more money could just buy more ammo). Anyone buying more ammo than they actually need could also be fined. New shooters would have to register and get in line for a ration card.

That would allow us all to buy ammo at the correct prices, (plus whatever government fees would be necessary to administer the program).

NO MORE GOUGING!!!!

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Sound like a good plan if you are a government control freak that has not planned appropriately and now wants to penalize the rest of society for your lack of foresight or ignorance, whichever applies.
 

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Simple questions...
1) If you did not plan ahead and really, really, really needed ammo for your survival, would you rather it be available at a buck or two a round or see empty shelves at a quarter a round?

2) If you decided to sell all your guns and ammo that were not lost in a tragic boating accident, would you sell for cost or current market value?

If you want this country to look more like a 3rd world hell hole than it already does, then price controls should be right up your alley.
 

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Try haunting Walmart. From reports, they sometimes get a supply in, although because it is limited they might hide it back.
Wolf probably means 763.39. Walmart stopped selling handgun and tactical rifle calibers at the end on 2019 nationally. So you won’t find 762.39 at all and only high end hunting round in 223 or 308.
 

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So when you sell your car, you will take half what It’s worth?

There is no such thing as “price gouging”. You would be foolish to not sell your product for the most you can. It’s called capitalism and built this country to the highest standard of living in the world.

No I don’t sell ammo, I have plenty due to foresight. I am selling reloading die sets I dont need. I got $100 for a 30-30 set. Price gouge or what it’s worth? None available online. Spent that on more preps for the Harris depression after the democrats/socialist/communist raise taxes on everything for wealth redistribution.
This. And this again. Let the free market work. While we still have one.
 

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with all the noise our near political leadership is making about new gun bans...this shortage and pricing is not going to calm down anytime soon.
Perhaps that IS their gun control.

Create fear that drives up prices and creates shortages. This keeps guns out of many hands and obviously makes it a PITA to get ammo. No legislation required. And their gun and ammo manufacturer buddies make tons of $$$$$$.
 

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Except you didn't make a profit. If you bought it for $.50 per round, and you sold it for $2,500. That means you sold it for $.50 per round. You broke even.

Unless you mis-wrote something
Have you tried ammoseek.com? Check it out, and keep checking it. Also if desparate Gunbroker.com. Bottom line get into reloading save all your brass. I reload my 243 with an inexpensive Lee Loader and it shoots better than any factory rounds I have shot, as log as you weigh your powder charges. You can find them on Ebay but midway, brownells etc.. will get them in from time to time, you got to be quick. Also you can buy directly from LEE. Problem now is finding components like large rifle primers and powder. Make some friends that reload and you migh get a deal on a small amount of some powder and primers from them.
 

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Perhaps that IS their gun control.

Create fear that drives up prices and creates shortages. This keeps guns out of many hands and obviously makes it a PITA to get ammo. No legislation required. And their gun and ammo manufacturer buddies make tons of $$$$$$.
You do know that in high demand times factories ramp up production as much as possible, which means more of the products get disseminated, right? And that gun and ammo sales set sales records during these times....... right? Why Obama was often referred to as "gun and ammo salesman of the year"?

Oh wait....... I didn't see your hat..... the sun was gleaming off of it...

Carry on......
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Here in Kalifornia ammo is almost becoming an endangered species. Buddy I work with bought a 9mm he already owns rifles and the only handgun he had was a .357 he was only able to get 200 rds range ammo at purchase. He mentioned it to me the next day so couple days later I set him up with 200 rds HP & 300 rds FMJ for practice from my stash at a little over what it cost me 3 yrs ago. Here in this communist state we as private citizens can only sell 500 rds a month sadly. Yes I made a profit but by no means did I bend him over , wasn't my intent.

He still paid far less than he would have in a brick & mortar. He's a gun owner and here in Kali we need to stick together.
 

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At the end of 2020, a LGS had a display of 1000 count cases of Wolf Steel 7.62x39 for $219.

Its amazing where the prices were about 30 to 60 days later, let alone what they are now.
At the end of 2020???? Really?

I don't really shoot much 7.62X39, but I would have bought a few cases at that price had I seen it.
 
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