The fact of the matter is; you are wrong, hoarders do no drive up prices, they have nothing to do with prices rising no matter how much they buy. The federal government buys millions of rounds a year and this doesn't affect the rising prices either.The fact of the matter is that if the hoarders would back off then prices would plummet.
and when the present administration wanted to punish law abiding gun owners, they decided to hoard huge amounts of ammo and then destroyed an equal amount(1 billion rounds of all calibers)--brilliantInteresting discussion here.
I agree with the supply & demand but you folks seem to be leaving out one important fact.
And why is there panic buying????
When our illustrious, elected leaders, in their infinite wisdom scratch:) decide from time to time that they want to start a new round of bans & restrictions on our rights, folks get scared & they start buying beyond what the supply chain can keep up with.
Manufacturers try to keep pace, sometimes adding new shifts to keep production up.
Those shifts cost the manufacturers money, which they in turn pass on to us consumers.
Kind of the same way that futures traders several years ago predicted oil prices would rise....and they indeed did, driving fuel prices to $5.00 & more a gallon.
Now, futures traders & our elected officials are not the same animal but the practice holds.
If Uncle Sugar would stop trying to usurp our rights, I believe that panic buying would end, the demand would stay steady & supply could keep pace.
Just my take on this issue but past actions have to be taken into account here.
in order to shoot,most of us need to by ammo. Ammo is the key to controlling us too. ask the potusThe fact of the matter is; you are wrong, hoarders do no drive up prices, they have nothing to do with prices rising no matter how much they buy. The federal government buys millions of rounds a year and this doesn't affect the rising prices either.
becaus e of the governments influence,gasoline products are the only commoditie s I know of that did not really have their prices keep up with the inflationary prices of most other goods( ammo, food, clothes,cars.....)what were metal prices in '05 compared to now?
Cause that's the last time i can recall seeing brass 45 for 20 cents pr rnd
and 9mm 11 cents
early '06 is when metal prices (and ammo) started to rise.
Buy late '07 they stabilized
ammo prices are pretty much at '07 prices now
i was paying $167 for a case of Wolf 9mm in '07
i can buy a case now for $187
brass 9 was $199 a case
i can buy it now (Speer Lawman) for $219)
what price do you think it "should" be?
government hoarding caused public hoarding(and a panic) and government bogus laws( 223/556 green tip) caused panicked buying , thus demand keeps the prices up--keeps the 1%ers happy tooThere was no threat of any Federal laws being passed this last go 'round that started at the end of 2012. Hoarders caused this, pure & simple.
The base price of metal is probably a fraction of a cent compared to the value added (labor and overhead expenses) in the manufacturing of everything from primers, bullet, powder loading, marketing, distribution,etc. IMHO.expensive when metal prices are in the crapper? :scratch:
If everyone would lay off buying ammo for a few months the prices would plummet. As it is, ammo makers are laughing all the way to the bank. Hello, suckers.
Have not paid more than $0.065 per round for plinking ammo this year. Paid a bit more for some specialty stuff.22 long rifle is just like silver......the average joe buys it to make himself feel good.
75.00 bucks for a brick is nuts.......but the nuts are buying it.