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Saw this on another forum just happens to be one of my local shops that I stop into regularly. Was just there last week and the prices were a bit higher.

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14 minutes ago, Jeb48 said:

Saw this on another forum just happens to be one of my local shops that I stop into regularly. Was just there last week and the prices were a bit higher.

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Roughly $1.800 for an AR in today’s dollars.

Colt has always been way overpriced.  😀

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Very cool.  Thanks for sharing.

If anyone needs me, I'm gonna time travel and go pick up some of that 9mm at $0.09 per round.

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23 hours ago, btq96r said:

Very cool.  Thanks for sharing.

If anyone needs me, I'm gonna time travel and go pick up some of that 9mm at $0.09 per round.

Minimum wage in the 60's was $1.60, I think, so you could buy about 18 rds/hr then.  At $7.25 today, you can buy the same number of rounds if they're priced at roughly 40 cents each.  In terms of purchasing power, not much has changed with ammo prices, seems like ...

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11 hours ago, No_0ne said:

Minimum wage in the 60's was $1.60, I think, so you could buy about 18 rds/hr then.  At $7.25 today, you can buy the same number of rounds if they're priced at roughly 40 cents each.  In terms of purchasing power, not much has changed with ammo prices, seems like ...

I like to point this out when people talk about how much better The economy was when gas was 43 cents a gallon. Yeah, gas was 43 cents, per gallon, minimum wage was $1.50 an hour, and the car got 9 miles to the gallon. I know where we're at right now economically sucks, but you look at it in the grand scheme of things and how much we have paid for things in the past, and we're not that far off the charts. We were just really comfortable for a long time. This post does not insinuate in any way that any politician currently in power is or isn't doing even a mediocre job. Just an observation.

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19 hours ago, No_0ne said:

Minimum wage in the 60's was $1.60, I think, so you could buy about 18 rds/hr then.  At $7.25 today, you can buy the same number of rounds if they're priced at roughly 40 cents each.  In terms of purchasing power, not much has changed with ammo prices, seems like ...

So, what you're saying, is the economy has sucked like a 426 Hemi powered vacuum cleaner before, like we're in now? Lol.

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"New Colt AR15- same rifle now being used in Vietnam".  😏

I've been to Mahoney's many times. I'd have to believe that these advertised prices are a bit over the actual value at that time.

 

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On 5/21/2022 at 7:38 PM, No_0ne said:

Minimum wage in the 60's was $1.60, I think, so you could buy about 18 rds/hr then.  At $7.25 today, you can buy the same number of rounds if they're priced at roughly 40 cents each.  In terms of purchasing power, not much has changed with ammo prices, seems like ...

You're injecting logic when I'm talking about time travel? 😁

You're right though, on the whole, it's no less onerous in one period or another.  I just wish I could skip around the rules of special relativity to enjoy a few things.

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4 hours ago, btq96r said:

You're injecting logic when I'm talking about time travel? 😁

You're right though, on the whole, it's no less onerous in one period or another.  I just wish I could skip around the rules of special relativity to enjoy a few things.

I read a quote on another forum I'm active on - "I don't want to be the richest corpse in the graveyard".  It's certainly true that many can, and do carry this philosophy to an extreme, saddling themselves with crippling debt, however that statement does have a ring of truth to it ... ...

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12 minutes ago, No_0ne said:

I read a quote on another forum I'm active on - "I don't want to be the richest corpse in the graveyard".  It's certainly true that many can, and do carry this philosophy to an extreme, saddling themselves with crippling debt, however that statement does have a ring of truth to it ... ...

He who dies with the most toys wins. 😀

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