So, a gun buddy was complaining about ammo prices again. He’s spoiled. He remembers a day, not too many years ago, when 1200 rounds of surplus SA 7.62x51 cost $140.
I’m just waiting for an older codger to regale me with stories of:
“Back in MY Day, the gummint would pay ME to haul away surplus ammo. If put 10,000 rounds in the pick ‘em up truck they’d give me a brand spanking new C-Note. Back then, the back of the hunnert dollah bill had a picture of a buffalo doing it’s dirty sinful bidness on some poor Okie’s bean field. Ben Franklin looked much younger, too”
Well, I don’t remember them days so it doesn’t bother me that ammo isn’t a dime a round. I got into the hobby at this price, and I don’t hesitate to practice at these prices. The horror stories don’t intimidate me. I am blissfully numb and ignerint, and just assume that this is how it always was.
Of course, if prices go up to $3 a round, I may be a bit put out.
Law of supply and demand will apply. Commodities prices will go up AND down. Ammo factories will make extra to make more profit. Wars end. Laws about selling surplus ammo change. Let’s hope they go the right direction so I can one day brag about dime a round ammo, and tell stories how before that it was a DOLLAR a round. And before that, I heard, the gummint paid you to haul it away.
Dumb idea, also won’t happen - So, some guy wants to get a bunch of gun guys to march on Washington. Only with their loaded rifles. I’m told he tries this every year and no one but a few...
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