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tygerpaw
01-05-2008, 7:16 PM
I was in "Guns, Fishing and Other Stuff" today in Vacaville looking for some .223. I could not believe the prices! This store is normally very expensive anyway, but I did not see a box of Federal .308 for less than $ 45.00!! 7 mm mag was like $60.00. 7MM Weatherby Mag was almost $ 100!

I picked up a box of Fed.Prem Vital Shock 60gr Nosler Partition's and it was $26.00.

I'm glad I bought a lot of surplus 308 when it was cheap. I wish now I had bought GM Match when CDNN had it for $ 13.50 / box about 3 Years ago since Gold Medal match is $ 35.00 /box at Midway.

Wow, just......wow.

hawk81
01-05-2008, 8:50 PM
You can thank the decline of the U.S dollar for this.

tygerpaw
01-05-2008, 9:39 PM
I was just looking through my "Gun Stuff" file and found a receipt from the CMP from 2004 for 4 cans of Aussie 7.62 @ $ 30.00 each plus $ 15.00 shipping. I've seen guys selling this same stuff for $ 110.00 per can.

What Just Happened?
01-06-2008, 9:38 AM
Decline of US dollar and increase in demand for raw materials will play havoc with items where economy of scale has already been maximized.

ar15barrels
01-06-2008, 11:02 AM
Learn to reload. ;)

Turbinator
01-06-2008, 11:12 AM
Yes, ammo is expensive nowadays, but I've also posted before about this store in particular, having bad service. Went there with a coworker, we were basically ignored while the employees stood around on the sales floor cussing and talking to each other. Another guy on the phone quoted a very high price to do a PPT. No one asked if we needed any help. We were dressed in slacks and buttoned collared work shirts. I was not impressed and I haven't been back there since.

Turby

Pugster
01-06-2008, 10:24 PM
Makes me sad that prices are going to stay high for some time :(