Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Boomsticks: School's in session...

I have lots to say about ammo prices and supply. Fortunately, everything I'd like to say (and much, much more) is said here. Go learn.

(The initial post, from Dave, is most relevant. I'm a little uncertain on some of the stuff from Kola. Commenters below are just speculating, like the guy who said that all rimfire ammo is made in Mexico. This is what we call "not true" or "wrong". Winchester's, for instance, is made in Arkansas, which is still north of the border, last I checked...)

(H/T to Porta's Cat.)


theirritablearchitect said...

"Arkansas, which is still north of the border, last I checked"

Cue the banjo!

North of which border?

Us Jayhawkers are skeered of Hillbillies.

Anonymous said...

Arkasas is, thankfully, south of the border that divides cultures, as opposed to nations.
Is Remington ammo still made in the Lonoke, AR, plant?

Matt G said...

Superb analysis.

Hobie said...

I thought Remington's ammo was made in AR and Winchester's will be made in Oxford, MS (formerly made in East Alton, IL).

Anonymous said...

I like the comment about having more than 2000 rounds most likely violating some law and requiring HAZMAT notices.

I've probably got more than that in one of my clothes hampers!

Anonymous said...

Cue the banjo, indeed. Be skeered, Jayhawkers, be vewy skeered.

Because we aren't just hillbillies. Some of us are rednecks. And some of us are geeks. And some of us are mutant redneck hillbilly geeks that like to shoot.

The only state that produces diamonds. The only state that produces bromine. And we build multiple launch rocket systems. We customize private jets.

Ho hum, little podunk Arkansas. Nothing to see here, move along.

Šhard, from south central Ark

Zendo Deb said...

Ammo prices reflect the prices of everything else.

Lead has almost doubled in price in the last 3 years. I know this because I just bought some batteries for my boat, and they were MUCH more expensive than they were the last time I checked the prices! (Hundreds of dollars worth of batteries).

The price of copper (one of the components of brass is also way expensive.

Steel - 300% in 3 years....

the list goes on.

Blame the Chinese - as they are using more of everything - and the Europeans - since they are closing down mills (steel and other) to meet their Kyoto commitments.

theirritablearchitect said...


Ya, you guys gave us all the stuff you listed, and....

Bill Clinton as well.

Dude, lighten up, will ya?

Anonymous said...

Interesting read. Visiting my dentist last week he was complaining about the cost of tunsten alloy components for his duck hunting. He blamed China for the price increases as their demand has gone way up with the increase in their technology.