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Gun show report

 

Show report –

Went to the gun-show in Saratoga Springs this weekend.  There were about 40 tables of vendors so it was a relatively small show, but enough to make it worth the trip.  I sold range brass to a vendor that reloads ammo commercially.  He gave me $25 for about 5 pounds of mixed brass for cartridges I don’t load.  So that more than covered my entrance ticket and gasoline expense.  I didn’t find a thing that I wanted to buy at the prices offered.  Dealers were asking high prices and people walking around with things to sell weren’t offering any bargains.  I see ammo prices have STARTED to come back down toward reasonable, but not low enough to make it worth stocking up again yet.

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I've only ever been to one

I've only ever been to one gun show here in Colorado but was shocked at the prices everyone wanted. I don't expect a steal but the prices were crazy. It's been many years so maybe I'll try another one soon just to look for the odball kind of stuff that apeals to me. I usually just watch the paper or Colorado guntrader and try to make deals from there. It breaks my heart to part with any guns I own even if I don't really like them that much.

Selling range brass is not something I had thought about and only pick up what I might use someday. Do you just throw it in mixed or do you have to sort it out by caliber?

 

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sort it by caliber for two reasons

I sort it by caliber for two reasons.  First I sort out everything that I can use or what my shooting buddies can use.  2nd – if I get 50 or 100 pieces of something I have been known to sell it online (for about half of what Midway sells virgin brass for).  This was all stuff that I had picked up and sorted but I didn’t have enough to advertise individually.

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Gun shows are nice, to at

Gun shows are nice, to at least go out and view things.

However, there are not many deals to be had at them.  At least out here, it just seems like the dealers bring the inventory from their store to the show, and sell it at regular prices.

California gun shows are a whole other monster all together.  Ugh.

Glad you sold some stuff to at least make the trip worthwhile Mike!

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I went to the sportsmens show

I went to the sportsmens show back in feb and i didnt see any deals what so ever, almost everything was at full price and quite frankly not worth it. you'd think they would offer some kinda dicount on there products.

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