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rajb123
July 26, 2012, 03:17 PM
I bought some brass last week and it is a good thing because I went to buy more today and several vendors I buy from are now out of stock.

I know sales of everything are way up but I hope recent events are not causing people to buy and hord like a few years ago.

That was awful.

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loadedround
July 26, 2012, 04:11 PM
You win some and lose some! Such is life.

rajb123
July 26, 2012, 05:11 PM
I keep reading the stories that are kinda scary because it could lead to a similar situation that we saw occur in 2008...... Fox news is reporting that gun sales have increased 41% in one week.....

....where do they get this information? I thought the feds were not supposed to accumulate any NICS information for any purpose.

I checked a few vendors for powder and primers and there seems to be adequate supply at the moment.

Lets hope this continues...... the last primer shortage we had in 08 was unbearable...

Ky Larry
July 26, 2012, 06:25 PM
Small pistol primers disappeared in my area about a month ago. I looked at Sportsmans Warehouse today and three lgs's and they are just not there. IIRC, sp primers were the first thing to dry up during our last Obamanation.

sellersm
July 26, 2012, 06:47 PM
I called my local Sportsman's Warehouse and asked about small pistol magnum primers and the guy just laughed...

winterhorse290
July 26, 2012, 07:00 PM
try powder valley. seem to be pretty reliable for bulk orders

Otto
July 26, 2012, 07:07 PM
I bought some brass last week and it is a good thing because I went to buy more today and several vendors I buy from are now out of stock.
That was awful.
The sky is falling...oh my!

splattergun
July 26, 2012, 07:12 PM
I bought some brass last week and it is a good thing because I went to buy more today and several vendors I buy from are now out of stock.

I know sales of everything are way up but I hope recent events are not causing people to buy and hord like a few years ago.

That was awful.
I had the same experience several weeks ago, no 9mm pills anywhere in the metro area. A few weeks later, all back in stock and still rolling strong. Empty shelves happen.

FROGO207
July 26, 2012, 08:42 PM
You better get used to the Out Of Stock signs. The economy is so poor these days the "just in time" method of stocking the shelves will catch up with those that are not prepared unlike those that store their components ahead of time AT HOME.:scrutiny:

YankeeFlyr
July 26, 2012, 09:04 PM
Yeah, even back in March or so I had trouble finding brass in .30-06 and .308 at my local Bass Pro Shop...either Remmy or Win.

All the other chamberings were there...even .223!

dragon813gt
July 26, 2012, 09:18 PM
Thinking that the sky is falling is going to lead to hoarding. Brass is always hit or miss. The manufacturers make it in runs. It's not a constant supply. There is always an abundance of once fired for most calibers. There are plenty of primers both online and in stores. Your area might be out of some types. But they are out there to be had. These threads died down over the last few months. I knew they would be back after last weeks events.


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Walkalong
July 26, 2012, 09:27 PM
Nothing new.

Components have been going in and out of stock for awhile. That's better than everything being out of stock for so long like it was after the last election.

cfullgraf
July 27, 2012, 07:30 AM
You better get used to the Out Of Stock signs. The economy is so poor these days the "just in time" method of stocking the shelves will catch up with those that are not prepared unlike those that store their components ahead of time AT HOME.:scrutiny:

It is called "Just in time" but it is actually "Just too late"!

Even Wally World in my parts can't, or won't, keep their shelves stocked.

Walkalong
July 27, 2012, 07:36 AM
It is the same thing with non gun items such as items for the trades as well. Hardly anything stocked locally, but everyone can order it. They only stock items sure to sell within days.

bds
July 27, 2012, 08:19 AM
There is no "free" lunch and somebody will eventually have to pay for the cost, much of it by our children and grandchildren ... sad but true ... so VOTE!

Hardly anything stocked locally, but everyone can order it. They only stock items sure to sell within days.
Due to the economy, this change in practice may be the evolution of retail business.

I used to buy reloading components to last me 2-3 years. Since 2008, I have steadily stocked up on reloading components whenever I saw good sales/promotions to last me 5-7 years now. I am using up primers I bought when they were $16-$20/1000 at Powder Valley/gun shows (Tula/Winchester/CCI). It wiped out our tax refund that year against wife's objections buying up bullets/primers but she is happy now. ;):D

dbarnhart
July 27, 2012, 08:45 AM
"Look for deals and buy in bulk". Of course, these days a 'deal' could be defined as 'in stock'. I always try to keep a little extra money on hand so that I can take advantage of deals when I run into them.

edfardos
July 27, 2012, 11:15 AM
look on craigslist for reloading brass. I picked up 2200 cases for 80 bucks (9mm, 40, 44mag)

edfardos

sage5907
July 27, 2012, 01:10 PM
I think most people keep an eye on their local retailers for items they need and if they happen to be lucky enough to find an item on the shelf they buy a supply that will last them for awhile. I don't think it has anything to do with hording. Others make jokes about the supply situation but they are usually the first to start complaining when they can't find an item they really want. The smart ones plan ahead. BW

coalman
July 27, 2012, 01:11 PM
The sky is falling...oh my!

The feces is hurling towards the fanblades as we speak... I'll bump this thread to do my part to help make it happen.

lawboy
July 27, 2012, 01:15 PM
hehe. You all are funny. I have plenty of everything and I shoot 1,000 a month. hehe. Stop being cheap when things are readily available and BUY ENOUGH. hehe. :-)

ArchAngelCD
July 28, 2012, 07:06 AM
Unlike long ago there is rarely more than a 1 days stock of anything in the stores. Just think of what happens to the local food market when the weatherman predicts a few inches of snow. The shelves are empty within hours.

Just a warning people, if you need it buy enough to last a while because you can only depend upon yourself.

sage5907
July 28, 2012, 09:55 AM
I realize this thread is about reloading components but there is another shortage that is going to happen this fall. The corn crop in Iowa and Illinois is failing and the retail prices of corn and other farm products are going to go really high in the coming months. I feed about 160 pounds of corn a month and about 80 pounds of sunflower seeds a month to my deer, squirrels, rabbits and birds and have been stocking more for the coming months. BW

rajb123
July 30, 2012, 05:17 PM
gas is 10% alcohal and that is made from corn..... stock up on gas and ammo components NOW.....

sellersm
July 30, 2012, 05:51 PM
Already seeing the food prices climb. Predictions have been at least a 33% cost increase in corn...

Walkalong
July 30, 2012, 06:21 PM
I have ordered powder, primers, AR 15 mags, and bullets lately, not to mention some dies. I had no trouble finding any of it, and the prices were reasonable. Mags were actually "on sale", whatever that means.

bds
July 31, 2012, 04:23 AM
Mags were actually "on sale", whatever that means.
That means the vendor could not sell at previous higher markup prices or customers were not willing to pay the previous higher prices. :D

I have been well stocked since 2008 and will continue to add to my inventory whenever I see good sales/prices. There's a gun show coming up in a few weeks and if the prices are good, I will add more (a quick check with the gun show vendors indicate the powder/primer prices are still good for me to buy).

P-Dog
January 14, 2013, 08:20 PM
It's kind of funny ... I was reading this thinking these were somewhat current posts (excluding bds's comment). As of today, my sportsman's warehouse has empty shelves for anything common (9mm, .223, 308, etc.) No primers, no powder, no brass, and no magazines. But ... they have guns ... so I guess that's good! :)

Innovative
January 14, 2013, 10:25 PM
P-Dog .........

Don't forget, guns are pretty useless if you can't get (or make) ammo. We need more shooters to get active; trying to stop our elected officials from pissing away our gun rights, or this situation will become common place.

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