Gun show ammo prices

My wife and I went to a gun show in Albany today. I figured that it was Sunday after church so most ammo would be gone. I saw two guys walking out each carrying a case of ammo. I was surprised. So we got inside and i found out why their was still ammo to be had. Case of 380 $750, case 9mm $600, the rifle ammo was more reasonable case of 5.56 $600, case 7.62x39 $380. Small pistol magnum primers $100.00. By far the worst offender there had a case of small pistol primers (5000) for $1375 for those that don’t know a case of small pistol primers goes for $230. Plenty of cheap steal case Tula 9mm for $30 a box. Plenty of 5.56 at $20 a box. 7.62x39 at $20 a box. No ammo shortage at that gun show. I’m a capitalist so i don’t call it price gouging but sheesh. Told the wife i needed to go home fill up the truck with every factory loaded box of ammo at the house and go into business.

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You may need all your ammo if she reads your post . There is no way I would call my wife my wide. You are in trouble.

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D@mn auto correct.

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#howAutocorrectGotMeKilled! :joy:

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I saw similar prices at a show in Fort Worth last weekend. I ended up buying a few boxes of 5.7 that were only overpriced.
I looked at a couple of Ruger 57s while I was there. They wanted from $899 to $1099. The MSRP is $799.

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Yeah guns were overpriced also but not as bad as ammo and primers. Saw an SKS that looked like it had be dragged behind a truck and they wanted $600

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I did buy 4 Ar 10 mags at $15 apiece. Much cheaper than the Ar 15 mags selling for $30 apiece

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I just checked ammoseek.com. That appears to be the going rate. Both calibers are $0.60/round or more.

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Good thing i don’t need any of those rounds. I did go ahead and buy a case of 7.63x39 online today since I’m down to several hundred rounds i paid $355 shipped. I think I will be out of it before i see the price go back down. I shot 80 rounds in my new canik the other day and it wasn’t even noticeable that i took any out of the 9mm ammo can.

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I went to another gun show today in Perry Ga. Ammo prices about the same. $1 a round for 5.56 or $800 dollars a case. and 7.62x51 no discount on a case still a buck around. 7.62x39 was cheaper at $450 dollars a case and or $15 a box. 9mm $30 a box or $600 a case. .380 was $800 a case or $35 a box.
I did buy a box of Underwood 10mm at $25 for the box not actually a bad price for that stuff. I also picked up a 11.3x53Rmm Dutch Beaumont round for $4.

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Damn! Definitely NOT the time to buy…unless truly desperate.
Last time (last fall/early spring) I bought 7.62x39-$179 @1000, 7.62x51 308 $6?? @1000, 9mm $180 @1000,

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Quit going to shows about 5 years ago, you know when prices were high.

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