Too true! When it is plentiful buy it cheap and stack it deep. One person's hoarder is the other person's stockpiler, the ant and the grasshopper. I think for the past 10 years we would always buy a case whether of 500 or 1,000 of some caliber.Anyone with more ammo than you.
My shop (when we have it) is currently pricing the Fiocchi 9mm 15 Gr. ammo at $13.95 a box. The owner refuses to gouge his customers, simply because he could. Last Friday, we had 100 boxes of it. We put a 2 box limit per customer, and managed to have it on the shelves until 1.5 hours after the store opened. It's better than nothing.got an email notification from a store with flocchi 9mm 115 grain FMJ back in stock with no purchase limit....only $35.95 a box......again not sure the manufacturers have increased their wholesale prices at the rate retail pricing has gone up in the last few months.....I can still find federal 115 and 124 grain 9mm at $15 a box unlimited order but have to wait 6-8 weeks for delivery.......
You dislike people with ammo by calling them hoarders. We that like to shoot have learned from the past. We've always had and kept ammo on hand. Again. Because we like to shoot. YOU too should learn from the past.You should take up reloading etc....Buying ammo weekly when it is available etc........REMEMBER......When you point one finger at someone else there are four pointing back at you. I can't be a hoarder.......I haven't bought a box of ammo in the last year. Yet I still shoot when I want to.I really dislike ammo hoarders. They make it hard on all of us shooters.
Right.So, to the folks who whine about "gouging", this is exactly how supply/demand pricing is supposed to work.
Back when there was a rimfire shortage a few years ago... A particularly obnoxious rifle club member thought I would be interested is his bellyaching about Benton Shooters having .22s on the shelves priced at $50/brick. He pointed out that Walmart didn't raise their prices and said that Benton was just trying to gouge people. When I told him that he should buy .22s at Walmart he responded by saying Walmart is always sold out. I then asked the guy if he would be happier if Benton Shooters was always sold out. He got a puzzled look. That was the end of the conversation.
When I took over we had no ammunition. We had a case where a general, a certain general, highly overrated general told me, “We have no ammunition.” And I said, “What are you talking about?” I said, “No president should ever be told that again.” Now we have so much ammunition —
RUSH: I heard you say that. I was, frankly, surprised that we were low on ammo? I don’t think I’ve ever heard that before.
THE PRESIDENT: He said, “Sir, we have no ammunition.” Okay? And I said, “Keep that very quiet.” And then we started building up and now we have new rockets, new missiles.
If a person has hoarded their ammo over the past 10 or 20 years it has almost no effect on the current situation. I reload but keep at least 500 rounds of factory ammo on hand for 5 calibers, but I didnt buy any of it this year. Now I have a couple years worth of components on hand, but if I didnt reload it would be 1000's of rounds of factory ammo.I really dislike ammo hoarders. They make it hard on all of us shooters.