Below is an excerpt from and article from 2013 right after the ammo and gun scare. I recall as many did 30rd mags flew off the shelves, AK&AR's rose. The SKS went from a 299.00 gun seen everyone to being more slim and starting prices close to 400.00 average and higher according to some research on AL. I ten to look at Armlist as a more realistic view on firearms as Gunbroker often has high asking. The key is high asking prices not always but more average joes buy and sell on A.L. No I am not going to preach to a choir of gun owners, I will however say I have owned firearms since the late 1960's as a kid and only the last 8 years has it been really tough, Prior the former Clinton helped a panic buy but at that time the internet was not around and people could not order bulk and diminish stocks of ammo. Due to the threat of new gun control measures such as bans on semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines, and a closing of the ( so called) background check loophole, people weren’t just buying guns for themselves. They were buying guns for their children and grandchildren, too. Pretty soon, .22 LR vanquished completely from the shelves, and other ammo, handguns, rifles and shotguns increased to the point where some people couldn’t afford them. In some cases, ammunition had tripled in price. AR-15s and AK-47s disappeared from gun racks. I just got thru reading a few articles today that basically say the same, Ar's while on sale at some stores mom and pops are raising their prices. I went around last week to several stores and even saw a man sell and get 475.00 for an SKS online at Armslist ( I know the guy did some previous transactions). Now I am not bringing this up to panic people but we also should be aware this has the feel of 2011 all over again. I remember buying a several boxes of 22's for my son late 2011, only for most of it to be gone from store shelves in 6 months. I had my own stash but at once it was gone. I can not keep track of all ammo but since the Club Shooting in Florida I have watched 223 and 7.62x39 rise steadily, so wonder if others notices as well. I also have noticed that supplies are dwindling again. Some suppliers I used last month are out of stock, with no back orders this month and there was not problem buying the last two years. Like to open up a discussion anyone that's interested in what you are seeing in prices of ammo and firearms. I hate to talk about on one hand because then people panic, but then on the other its good to make sure everyone can get good accurate information.