.45 ACP heads up

Discussion in 'Ammo' started by mathar1, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. mathar1

    mathar1 New Member

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    As many of you know I work at a gun shop and range. Just got off the phone with my major ammo supplier and .45 acp is set to go UP in price anywhere from 5-13% depending on brand on December 1st. So if you need .45 get your Christmas early. :wink:
     
  2. Melissa5

    Melissa5 Active Member

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    Thanks, mathar1. I do need some big hunks of lead to fling down range.
     

  3. HydroAuto

    HydroAuto GPDO Commonlaw Spouse

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    Cue self fulfilling prophecy in 3... 2... 1... GO! :lol: :?
     
  4. patrick4588

    patrick4588 New Member

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  5. JMan

    JMan New Member

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    that's why I love my 9mm and .22
     
  6. foxtrotterz

    foxtrotterz New Member

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    Don't hold your breath. I think what we are about to see is inflation take its toll on the market as a whole, unfortunately ammo will be one of the things hit as the dollar begins its plummet to sweet nothing.

    I am trying to hold as little green backs as possible and hold onto something more tangible like ammo, silver, food, etc. Ammo prices aren't about to spike because of demand, but purely because dollars are worth less and less.
     
  7. Melissa5

    Melissa5 Active Member

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    Found 250 Speer Lawman rounds at 15.99 a box :righton: Yes, I could get about the same price at Wal-mart, but they don't usually have any on the shelf at the one near my house.
     
  8. Tazisland

    Tazisland New Member

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    Glad I bought that can of "heat" in 45 from GA Arms last weekend :righton:
     
  9. Match10

    Match10 Active Member

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    It's just the normal inflation when the Fed prints a bunch of toilet paper....
     
  10. zookeper

    zookeper Active Member

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    that's not gonna wake um up, just wait till a price increase on a 6 pack of bud..........
     
  11. mathar1

    mathar1 New Member

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    I thought it was inflation too but John said it is "optimistic horse hockey". We all know lead and copper are traded commodities and the "traders" seem to think housing will improve which will make more competition for copper and lead for building purposes. :roll:
     
  12. Match10

    Match10 Active Member

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    Sorry, but lead has largely been removed from building materials.
     
  13. Atlanta777

    Atlanta777 New Member

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    I hope you are wrong
     
  14. ARMT Guy

    ARMT Guy Ordinary Average Guy

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    Damn.. well that sucks!

    Thanks for the heads up! :righton:
     
  15. 1str8shot

    1str8shot New Member

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    who the heck still buys .45 ammo? :screwy: at the $9 it costs me for 100 rounds, i fail to see what the big fuss is about price.
     
  16. SongDogSniper

    SongDogSniper New Member

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    270sniper, I assume you are reloading at that price? If so, what is the price breakdown of your ammo components that adds up to $9/100 rounds of .45ACP? I'm using bulk FMJs and the lowest I can get to is $15/100 .45s reusing my own brass.
     
  17. 1str8shot

    1str8shot New Member

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    8lbs winchester super target (4gr per round)- $105
    1000 bullets (200gr wadcutter) - $60
    1000 primers (winchester large pistol) - $30
    range brass

    cost - $9.75 per 100rds / $4.88 per 50rds / $97.50 per 1000rds




    the powder i use i got at a deal from the local store. they ordered it for someone who never came and got it, so paid $105 each for 2 8lb jugs of powder. i get my bullets from pennbullets.com
     
  18. zetor

    zetor Well-Known Member

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    Zinc is replacing the lead wheel weights too. :(