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TDM

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I bought some recently at Sportsman’s for $5.99 a tin, one per customer.
If you really need a few cans you can buy one, go put it in your truck, go back in, get another and go to a different checkout line. Repeat as often as you can. And pay cash.
 
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I’ve 700 cci on hand and 4/500 punched out awaiting to be loaded and sealed. Only place local with 11’s is Dunhams at $11.99 a tin. Sportsman Warehouse has 10’s, no 11’s for over a year.
 
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Wal-Marts in the immediate Philly area have no such products. Does anyone know if Wally's in Chester or Lancaster counties carry such? Any hints or ideas?
 
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The Hamburg PA Cabelas had a few lonely tins of CCI #10 hanging up

I bought a tin of CCI Musket Caps since my Enfields work with them , I have no need for any more CCI #10
 

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If memory serves me I was paying $.60 a box for Remington caps and $1.60 a pound for DuPont powder in 1960. But then I remember that I was making $1.00 per hour then, so things may not really be that much more expensive now.
And in 1960, I was 4 years old, woke up Christmas morning and had a Mattel Fanner 50 Shootin Shell revolver under the tree, with plenty of caps and those gray snap-on bullets. I sure am glad there wasn't a cap shortage then. I was so small that my Dad had to punch some extra holes in the leather belt.
 

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$1 in 1960 is equivalent to $10 in today’s world. A buck bought a little more than today due to price increases, greed and inflation. Still, the cost of living back then was manageable compared to today’s insane pricing index.

There are a lot more things to buy now.
Health insurance was much cheaper in 1960 because they could not treat as many life-threatening things as now. If you were in pretty bad shape, you just died. No pacemakers, no organ transplants, etc., so premiums were less.
 

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If memory serves me I was paying $.60 a box for Remington caps and $1.60 a pound for DuPont powder in 1960. But then I remember that I was making $1.00 per hour then, so things may not really be that much more expensive now.
you were making a dollar and hour cause you were at a low entry job
 
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There are a lot more things to buy now.
Health insurance was much cheaper in 1960 because they could not treat as many life-threatening things as now. If you were in pretty bad shape, you just died. No pacemakers, no organ transplants, etc., so premiums were less.
And what is wrong with that?
 

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I guess I'm in the hoarder category.
Over the last few years, every time I saw # 11 caps, I would buy several tins.
Back in August, the 3 different Walmart stores in my area had caps on the shelves. I bought 1200 in total.
Checking my inventory recently, I discovered that I currently have just over 4,000 caps.
I don't think I need anymore at this point.
When one person buys up so much of a scarce product you ARE a hoarder and selfish.
 

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Being in NJ surprises me that caps are even on the shelf.
I picked up a bunch from local Walmarts recently in my area. I found 49 or so tins of CCI's.
Bought them all.
Before I get accused of hoarding, I shoot 100's of caps every month thru my 4 different percussion guns for video projects.
I have already given 2 tins away to a friend in Indiana, 2 tins to a friend at church that shoots occasionally and several other tins to shooters here and there getting started in the hobby that can't find them.
I want them to get started in the hobby somehow.
Mark, that is a noble gesture of you to do!!
 

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My last look I had 4000 between #10 rem and CCI #11. The Sportsman’s Shop in Morgantown Pa. Has CCI #11 from what I am told for anyone in that area. The Walmarts that are in this area have never had caps as far as I remember though.
 
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