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was inspiring in as much as I am now reconsidering selling some of my .22LR and other ammo. Are people really buying .22 LR ammo for over $60.00 per brick? Yes they are doing
so, in droves. I just checked GunBroker.com to see what already had bids on it.
I was amazed; I knew the prices were high but not that high. Some bricks of .22LR, nothing special mind you, have sold for over $75.00 apiece. Wow!
for the guy in the video, he sounds like a guy who spent his money on mostly
other things than ammo and is now taking it out on others because he was ill
prepared for what has come about.
I am not a prepper but am somewhat prepared.
I just took a quick look at my .22LR ammo (did not include my .22 Magnum). I
have a decent supply of it laid in, good to last through frugal use during a revolution,
a few nuclear winters, a zombie invasion and the Apocalypse combined. Here is
what I found in five minutes of looking through my ammo locker, ammo cans and
shooting box and bag. Almost all of those boxes are full. The exceptions are
the ammo in the pic on the far left (your left as you look at the pic). The
vertical CCI Mini Mag box and the other five stacked boxes next to it are
partials. All of the bricks are full, except one and that one is missing 100
rounds. There is also the one odd box of 100 rounds of .22 Short in the mix which I shoot in a .22 LR
revolver, so it got included here. I figure about 6K of 22 LR rounds.
that I have seen the prices that others are getting, I am at least considering
selling some of it. I figure maybe I could part with, let’s say 500 to 1,000
rounds at most. Yet, I am still not sure I want to do so. Why not? Well, as I
see it, ammo prices are going to fall drastically, from the levels they are at
now, once seasonal production kicks in. That, of course, is a good incentive to
sell now but those prices are not going to fall back to the levels they were
even a year ago, let alone to the prices of five or ten years ago. Yes, that
means I could make a great profit now and buy replacement ammo later and still
have cash profit remaining but that depends on two or three essential things.
It depends upon whether or not I am right and that ammo prices will fall
drastically, which depends on production going into full seasonal swing - which
may or may not be hampered by government regulations, the economy and other
concerns such as availability of resources (and the way the people and the government
have been buying ammo – resources are sure to be short) and my getting any
depends on me having money at the time all of this may happen. So maybe there
will be a glut of less expensive ammo soon and maybe not. Selling what one
already has, hoping you will be able to replace what you sold with a supply
that is not there now and at prices that you hope will fall is chancy.
again, do I need to replace it? Or maybe I should ask: Should I sell some of it
because there are folks out there who do not have any or almost any of it? To
answer the first question, let me say that, I have enough .22LR and other ammo
to last me a good long while. It may be enough to last five years in survival
mode. While I could shoot it all within a couple of weeks, if I wanted to waste
it, try to remember I mentioned the frugal
use of my ammo above and I mean that here too. As for that other question, why
should I sell any to some schlub who did not have the sense to lay is a small store
of it when the writing was on the wall. How could anyone, who is into guns and
shooting, not have noticed that ammo was selling faster than peanuts outside
the elephant house at the zoo! Look at the guy in the video again. Do you think
that just maybe he shoots now and again or is he just wearing the Glock shirt
and cap to make himself look like an all knowing gun guru. (Now that I think of
it, that could be truer than you or I might imagine). Then again, there are
others out there who also did not buy ammo and who, in my view, do not seem as
idiotic or look as silly as does that guy. Do they deserve to be sold my ammo?
Maybe, I will have to think about it but I must say, if I do sell any, my prices
would not be as high as the ‘sold at’ prices I have seen online.
I will have to think about offloading some other calibers too; I have ammo in
at least two calibers for which I have no guns. Go figure but once upon a time
I thought that ammo could come in useful to sell or barter on a rainy day and
brother it looks to me to be pouring right about now.
All the best,
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