im seeing Saigas in shops at $1000
im seeing craigs list ads for $20 box on wolf ammo that should be $4
I cant find small rifle primers anywere an need at least 1000 for this spring.
most popular powders are not avaliabele I need varget or something close h322 h355 4227 etc.
Im considering putting every thing I have on a transferable reciver on the block an cashing out . Ill keep 4 of my favorites . I wish every gun iu buiklt was on a nds reciver right now.
Im looking at my sks an m1 carbine an wondering if I really need them. money is tight an id like a better truck. some of my stuff hasent been shot in 15 years. with ammo at a buck a round I sure csant afford to shoot them much.
my buddys who I varmint hunt with said there not sure about this year an that there not sure they want to spend 75 cents around on praire dogs when we shoot abnout 1000 rounds a trip most don't reload or have any brass to reload.
Im starting to get really stressed about all this crap its not fun any more constantly worrying about law changes, prices of part are through the roof , ammo is sky high . hell I stopped racing over high costs an constant rule changes now this crap. I sold off boats because of high operating costs . having a gun is getting worse.
a rear ak trunion an trigger guard are moire expensive than an entire barrels kit was 7 years ago. I used to cut rear trunions that were $8 to make pisol trunions out of an even made a few toy guns for kids out of spare parts now those tous have $100 worth of parts on them. it is nuts.
Word is all the spare primers and brass are going towards ammo production so they might not be available for a while. Sucks too becasue I was really starting to look into reloading.
Originally Posted by 1biggun
hmmmm well it would be nice to still get wolf primers an other imported primers.
the problem with primers is there is never a big surpluss of them dealers keep a few boxes an then there out .
it would seem that there would be a market for a primers an it would seem that a company could make them competitively .
I hear all the bench reast shooter feeling help less to the lack of quality products an being at the mercy of what ever the bnig names decide to make an sell.
it seems that for the last 4 years there has been room for a few more manufatures to make primers. you would think there would at least be a high end primer maker who spoecalized in more precision primers. of all the componets you buy for reloading primers are the most in the dark item . there is no real testing ,or explintaion of what the differences in all of them are there is very little hard data from the makers. some are harder than others some are listed as magnum but are realy the same just harder cups, some are a highr charge, some small rifle primers are poor for high intensity rounds ??????? my dealer has a sigh warning that Remington small rifle are not for high intensity rounds .???? wtf does that mean is a 223 a high intensity round or not what rounds aore not in small rifle?????
any way just wish there was more competition . its pretty bad when many many bench rest shooters are using cheap Russian primers an saying there the best WTF???
At a local fun show saw a Russian SKS, $550.
Cannot find small pistol primers.
CTD catalog came a week ago. Most of the popular gun-related items are out-of-stock. Page upon page of items not in stock. Hardly worth the effort.
Got a nice Russian SKS I have $150 in. Pretty brown laminated stock. I am so curious what our son-in-laws auction in Hodges SC is going to do, couple of SKS's, a FAL, Several AR15's, thousands of primers, lots of ammo, 22 & 7.62 X 39, AR & AK 30 shot magazines. A seller is coming from Ohio with stuff to sell. People are coming from all over. His building can hold about 400 people, bet it will be that and more. He has plenty of parking and good food, clean bathrooms and he's on a 4 lane hwy so folks can slide right in. The bidders will set the price on themselves. I'm going to watch the show.
It's a show alright, I even put a couple guns on Gun Broker I didn't care much about,,cause it's so crazy, price wise. Sold the Sagia 308 @ 900 and will have a Egyptian somewhat dressed up going on this week. We'll see what that fetches. Hell If people want to pay the prices they are for that type gun,,,,, hell ya I'll sell mine. You Bet !! Once the AK sells,, I'll put the mags up too,, at what I'd call crazy prices, but less than there fetching from others. I just don't get the panic buying eaither,, but being somewhat a business man I won't let the opportunity pass,, I'm no fool. I did buy them as an investment after all,, just never thought it would get crazy like this though.
On the flip side ,,, I sure have found some real nice bolt guns coming out of the closet at real reasonable prices. I've gotten some killer deals lately on them. I'll recondition them and try them out,, the really good ones I'll keep, and the others I'll turn those over this fall to deer hunters and more than likely make a couple hundred on each and save them bucks over a regular shop's prices. And still give good deals. Got a pristine Turkish Mauser like brand new and no import marks a couple weeks ago that had been in someones closet for ever and they were asking 75 bucks for it,,,,,,,sold !!! I had that one 2 days and I sold it for 6 times what I paid for it,, wish deals like that came around every day !!!!! I almost kept that one, but the margin was to good.
I've been selling off some of the high demand stuff I have,, like "clips",,,, LMAO,,,,and a couple AK platforms I've had around for a long time and picking up 2-3 other guns for what I've sold a single AK platform gun for. Hell for what I sold that Sagia for , I picked up a nice Springfield 06 sporter,, a EX cond Baretta 84F 380, and a new Petta Colt S.A. replicia, case hardened ,5 1/2 " barrel revolver in 357Mag,, all for what I sold that one gun for,, and still had enough for a six pack! I didn't even like the Sagia and had been looking for an excuse to move it. Done !!
I feel a bit guilty but,,,I was happy and I guess the new owner is happy as a clam too,,, so what ever floats your boat I guess.