What ammo is NOT being bought up?


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Droid noob
January 21, 2013, 05:55 PM
I'm thinking about purchasing a new firearm that has ammo readily available.

I consistently see 22mag, 17hmr, 380 on the shelves.

What other calibers are you seeing left on shelves?

While 380 is pricier, I'm seeing it everywhere.

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Chevelle SS
January 21, 2013, 06:00 PM
12 ga, 243, 28 ga

chris in va
January 21, 2013, 06:04 PM
If it's anything like the 2009 scare, probably 40 and 357 Sig.

Plan2Live
January 21, 2013, 06:04 PM
In addition to those menitoned by the OP, .243, .22-250, 7mm, 30.06, 32acp, 25acp, 30-30 and .410.

Almost forgot, .177 for my pellet rifle. :neener:

gspn
January 21, 2013, 06:05 PM
The local Bass Pro Shops is fully stocked on just about all shotgun ammo.

Like you I also see 17 HMR, 22 mag. Big bore stuff like 44 mag, 45 colt, 41 mag, 10mm is available.

Premium ammo like personal defense loads in the 25 round boxes are still available in 45.

Droid noob
January 21, 2013, 06:27 PM
The local Bass Pro Shops is fully stocked on just about all shotgun ammo.

Like you I also see 17 HMR, 22 mag. Big bore stuff like 44 mag, 45 colt, 41 mag, 10mm is available.

Premium ammo like personal defense loads in the 25 round boxes are still available in 45.

Im thinking it might be time to get into skeet or trap shooting lol. Spring is right around the corner.

jon86
January 21, 2013, 06:42 PM
I'm not seeing any 22lr, 380, 38 special, 357 mag, 40 s&w, 9mm, 45acp, 30-30, 12 gauge slugs and buckshot, 223, 308, or '06.

I am seeing 22-250, 243, 7mm mag, 45-70, 8mm mauser, even 303 brit. Oh and 22 mag and 17 hmr.`

Oh and I'm still finding 12 gauge birdshot.

ScrapMetalSlug
January 21, 2013, 07:00 PM
I still find 12 ga turkey loads and target loads. Plenty of .410 bird shot and .22lr shot shells.

USAF_Vet
January 21, 2013, 07:24 PM
I saw some .17HMR, some .22 short, 12 gauge slugs and bird shot, 20 gauge slugs and bird shot, pretty much everything in .410, .243, .270, .30-30, .30-06, .44 magnum.

The only .223 I've seen on the shelves is the Hornady Z-Max. So far no one has been desperate enough to spend $26.95 for 20 rounds. Even the 40 round WWB for $30 has all been purchased.

Some of my more mom & pop gun shops have some 9mm, some 7.62x39 and occasionally a bulk box of .22lr.

David E
January 21, 2013, 07:24 PM
Locations (city, state) might be helpful.

AK47TIM
January 21, 2013, 07:25 PM
The only thing that my LGS had a good variety of was 30-06.

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Ignition Override
January 21, 2013, 08:31 PM
There is still some reloadable Prvi .303 "British".
My 10-box batch finally arrived after over two weeks.

You might know this, but "Ammoseek" is missing some updates, and not all prices are as high as the lowest prices on the list.
Maybe some buyers don't want to publish the best deals on ammo search engines.:scrutiny:

barnbwt
January 21, 2013, 08:34 PM
.223, 9mm, 7.62x39, 5.7x28, and 45ACP last I checked. Why, did something bad happen? ;)

TCB

Shanghai McCoy
January 21, 2013, 08:35 PM
45/70..?
:)

GCMkc
January 21, 2013, 08:39 PM
Went to Cabela's in KC today and the shelves were bare!

They only had the following:
7.62x39 (plenty to go round)
7.62x54R
7.62 Nagant
7.5 Swiss
8mm Mauser

Ignition Override
January 21, 2013, 08:41 PM
But isn't retail ammo priced as high as gun shows?
If so, that could explain availability.

I forced myself not to smirk/ laugh at the show's ammo prices a week ago. The only way it worked was to quickly leave.

bassdogs
January 21, 2013, 08:43 PM
Trip to my closest walmart today [47 miles one way] to pick up some supplies. Gun counter was quiet, just me and the clerk. Surprise!!! They had an AR on the rack for sale. Ammo shelves were bare. Zero 22lr and just a few boxes of whatever. Bunch of shot in most hunting sizes. Wasn't in the market so I didn't pay too much attention to the big stuff but they did have a few boxes of 30-06, 308, just the usual stuff but not a lot of it. I'd say that 50-60% of the shelf space was empty.

The AR was priced at $975.

jbkebert
January 21, 2013, 08:46 PM
Topeka, KS

Plenty of .17 hmr, .17 mach2, .30/06, .243, 7 mag, 12 and 20 ga, .45/70, .300 win mag, .270, .38 spl, .357mag , .44 mag, 30/30 win, .35 rem, .45lc

All of which I saw today.

However no .22lr dang it.

mjkten
January 21, 2013, 09:01 PM
What I've seen today is 22WMR, 17HMR, plenty of 38spl and some supply of 45acp. In rifle calibers, my beloved 6.5x55, and every other non tactical, uncommon caliber. Found a supply of primers, powder and a limited supply of bullets. The premium bullets are pretty available.

Droid noob
January 21, 2013, 09:17 PM
What I've seen today is 22WMR, 17HMR, plenty of 38spl and some supply of 45acp. In rifle calibers, my beloved 6.5x55, and every other non tactical, uncommon caliber. Found a supply of primers, powder and a limited supply of bullets. The premium bullets are pretty available.

As I suspected, from the posts above and my own experience, the shortages differ from store to store.

The exception being 9mm, 556/223 and 22lr.

Warp
January 21, 2013, 09:18 PM
12 gauge Fiocchi buck/slugs from Midway.

I went looking for something, anything I shoot that was in stock at old pricing. That was what I found. And all that I found.

TwoEyedJack
January 21, 2013, 09:19 PM
I got a 440 round tin of 7.62X54R for $125 at a gun show two weeks ago and an ammo can full of Federal 00 buckshot (7 boxes) at the Boise Cabelas for $120 plus tax last week. Cabelas had lots of ammo on the shelves. .40 S&W, aluminum case 9MM, lots of birdshot, lots of Rio brand buckshot, 7.62X39. Almost no .223.

bushmaster1313
January 21, 2013, 09:21 PM
.257 Roberts

buckeye8
January 21, 2013, 09:30 PM
The retail stores around here have plenty of:

.410, 20 Gauge, and a decent variety of 12 Gauge
.243
.270
30.06
.22 Short
.22 Magnum

These calibers are hit/miss, but can be found:

.22LR (can't be picky, but I've seen some)
.380 ACP (not a lot of selection, but it's stacked deep)
.38 Special
.40 S&W (Zombie Max only)

Good luck if you're trying to find:

.17 HMR (I wonder if this is just local?)
9mm (long gone)
.357 Magnum (long gone)
.45 ACP (long gone)
.223 Rem (long gone)

OilyPablo
January 21, 2013, 09:46 PM
9x18
7.62x25
.40S&W (sort of)

BHP FAN
January 21, 2013, 09:49 PM
9x18
7.62x25

coolio!

gossamer
January 21, 2013, 09:54 PM
30-06 here in Mo. Is good to go. 243, 7mm, and 40sw are all okay too.

Texasrpbrock
January 21, 2013, 09:59 PM
Seeing a lot of 38 Special online... Nothing else though....

j.kramer
January 21, 2013, 10:01 PM
i hear 22lr is not selling

Fishslayer
January 21, 2013, 11:37 PM
Went into a local Turners the other day and the rifle & handgun ammo shelves were bare. I'm not kidding. There was not a single round of ammo on the shelves.

They had a small amount of shotgun birdshot ammo. No buckshot, no slugs.

mrvco
January 21, 2013, 11:53 PM
My local Wal-mart had .380 and 7.62x39 in stock today. I almost bought some of the 7.62x39, but I don't own an AK so I thought I'd leave it for someone that could actually use it :)

gunnutery
January 22, 2013, 12:24 AM
My LGS has two cases of Hornady .204 Ruger :)

Nimble1
January 22, 2013, 09:14 AM
Local Walmart in North Ft.Myers was bare except for a few boxes of shotgun ammo..no 22 LR at all.:eek:

David E
January 22, 2013, 05:53 PM
i hear 22lr is not selling

Only because no retailers have any.

Isaac-1
January 22, 2013, 06:05 PM
Around here things are looking bare except for target load shotgun shells, and the larger hunting rifle calibers (45-70, 300WSM, 7MM Magnum, nothing much weaker than 30-06 is available though). Handgun ammo is almost impossible to find, one store I was in last week only had .45LC and another today only had .32 auto.

cal30_sniper
January 22, 2013, 07:45 PM
Picked up 6 boxes of 7x57 Mauser on SALE yesterday. Can't beat a deal like that these days.

bdgackle
January 22, 2013, 08:08 PM
NW Washington here. Cabela's had cases of 50bmg still. That's a very untactical round, right? (Can't double-tap with it, after all -- so no practical stopping power).

therainmaker
January 22, 2013, 08:50 PM
Around here there is only 17hmr and 12 gauge birdshot on the shelves.

Big Bad Bob
January 22, 2013, 08:56 PM
I am seeing most standard sporting cartridges in stock everywhere, such as .204 ruger, 22-250, 243, 243wssm, 270, 7mm-08, 7mm Rem. Mag, 30-06. and even a lot of 300 win mag.

What I DONT see, is all pistol cartridges, except 22WMR,44 Mag, and 45 Colt.

in rifles, No .22lr, .223, and .308 but I have been able to find .308 in Hornandy Superformance, Vortex and other high dollar factory .308.

lcambre
January 23, 2013, 07:21 AM
The local Walmart had no 9mm or 22LR but lots of Win. White box 40S&W.

Inebriated
January 23, 2013, 07:53 AM
It would be easier to list what IS being bought up...

.22LR (Local place has three 375-round boxes of Mini-Mags for $59 a piece, which is about double their normal price... other than that, haven't seen any)
.223/5.56 (One local place has some, thanks to purchase limitts)
5.45x39
7.62x39 (to a slightly lesser extent... plenty locally, but not in the quantities that most buy it in)
.308 Win (hard to find the cheaper stuff, but plenty of good hunting loads)
9x19 (Haven't seen a box of 9mm outside of my local range's RANGE USE ONLY stash in a while)
.45 (at some places... others, it's plentiful... depends on price, I guess. All that's left is the expensive stuff)
12 gauge bird and buckshot (slugs are abundant)

Everything else, I've had not problem finding. Seriously, shelves in my area are full, except for the things on that list.

undeRGRound
February 22, 2013, 07:26 AM
I see plenty of .17 HMR and .40 cal here even after the rush.
Hence, a future planned purchase of both of these is in the works.
M&P 40 and a likely a Marlin or lower priced 17 shooter. I like
The availability and ballistics of both of these, with reasonable
Prices of both ammos.

I used to see lots of 270w ammo, until I bought most of it
At both Walmart and our local Rural King. I live in west central
INDIANA

Seems like most everything else is subject to running out.
But I mostly just focus on the stuff that has a good surplus.
Hence the plans for the 17 and the 40!
Seems like there are few 40 shooters around here, it hangs
Around longer than the other handgun rounds. The guns are
quite reasonably priced, I can get a great handgun for under
$500 and even some Glocks are just a bit over that

CheckFire
February 23, 2013, 04:27 AM
Apologies to the 'oddballs', but you may be in luck!--- seems as the popular calibers dry up, the local Academy is scraping around for anything to put on shelves-- seeing:
.32 H&R Magnum Wadcutters
.38 Short Colt
.450 Bushmaster
.204 Ruger
.300 Whisper
.327 Federal
.308 MARLIN (Hornady)

NO #7 1/2, #8's, #9's, neither in 12ga nor 20ga. Lots of .30-06, .270win., some .270wsm.

Just lots of ammo they haven't previously carried.

Ehtereon11B
February 23, 2013, 05:29 AM
Walking into the local Walmart the other night and the only ammo was: 1 box of 20ga slugs, one box of 7MM Remington Mag. Rest were empty.

justice06rr
February 23, 2013, 05:39 AM
20g and 12gauge, 22-250, 243

Geno
February 23, 2013, 05:54 AM
Auburn Hills, MI: Bass Pro

*Ammunition fully stocked in all calibers.

*Projectiles were abundant.

*Powder was very low (as in two or three, 1 Lb bottles).

*Primers were gone.

*Metal ammunition cans stacked-high, $19/each.

Oh, and I snagged a NIB, Winchester Model 70 Ultimate Shadow, .243 Win for $399! Don't hate me because I'm lucky. :D

Geno

Robbins290
February 23, 2013, 06:01 AM
Lgs's have tons and tons of 17 and 38 special. They have the American eagle ammo cans of 38 special. Stacks of them

tuj
February 23, 2013, 06:07 AM
17HMR, you can also find certain flavors of 22lr like SK and the expensive Eley stuff (black or Tenex). Seems like 40S&W is around also. 12ga target loads has been hit or miss, mostly hit.

Can't find any CCI SV 22lr, or any decent 77gr 223. I did find some XM193 55gr .223 and some Armscor 62gr .223.

shafter
February 23, 2013, 07:15 AM
I wouldn't buy a gun based on what is currently unavailable. I'd buy a firearm in a common caliber (unless I really wanted one of the other calibers) and stock up on ammo for it so that the next time there is a shortage it won't affect you.

FROGO207
February 23, 2013, 07:53 AM
I took a short trip downstate yesterday. Stopped at several WM and LGS for grins on the way. Generally the handgun ammo was non existent save for 17 HMR and 22 MAG. the common rifle calibers like 308, 223/5.56, 7.62X39, etc were all missing as were all slug and buckshot loads for shotguns. Not any primers or bullets in stock for those hard to get calibers either. Lots of common rounds for rifles and shotguns otherwise most everywhere. Did find a store with some Federal American Eagle bricks in stock----for $75 each.:what::banghead: No I did not buy it up.:D There are supplies coming down the pipeline every so often still. The closest LGS has some limited amounts 9MM and 308 every week or so if you are there shortly after it gets in. Seems there is always a group of guys there waiting for it to show up however. Well there is no reason on earth for any of the LGS to have new old stock around after this anyway.:D

BSA1
February 23, 2013, 08:15 AM
I think the bare shelves at Cabelas's in January had more to do with taking annual inventory for taxes than lack of availability of ammunition as the local one has filled it's shelves back up abet with more expensive premium stuff.

Any 22 LR, 9mm and 223 is not to be seen. Last week a clerk at the local Gander Mountain told me that 40 and 45 acp is being brought out.

JRWhit
February 23, 2013, 08:42 AM
If your after a something to get by on, get a 17HMR. I bought a savage NIB for $180 ,"albeit a few years ago", and put a sweet 17 scope on it. It is a very fun gun to shoot. I'd put pennies up on the 100yd range and start flying in lead. You have to have the right light to see a penny at that distance through a 12 power scope , or just remember where it's at,but man is it satisfying when you hit one.
Not as cheap shooting as 22lr but about as close as you can get to it in times like this. Every retailer I've visited has had 17hmr.

It's good for hunting as well,but just remember, head shots. Body shot on a squirrel is pretty messy. I've heard story of coyote hunting with 17 but I have not had the confidence to try it myself.

rodinal220
February 23, 2013, 09:35 AM
.416 Rigby and the like:p

barnbwt
February 23, 2013, 09:53 AM
The supply of GP11 seems to be better than it has been in some time. 5.7x28 is as unavailable as it has been for the last 6 months or so :banghead:

TCB

undeRGRound
February 23, 2013, 12:39 PM
I wouldn't buy a gun based on what is currently unavailable. I'd buy a firearm in a common caliber (unless I really wanted one of the other calibers) and stock up on ammo for it so that the next time there is a shortage it won't affect you.
It is for a new purchase, I have my main cals and ammo pretty stocked up!

I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK!

undeRGRound
February 23, 2013, 12:47 PM
If your after a something to get by on, get a 17HMR. I bought a savage NIB for $180 ,"albeit a few years ago", and put a sweet 17 scope on it. It is a very fun gun to shoot. I'd put pennies up on the 100yd range and start flying in lead. You have to have the right light to see a penny at that distance through a 12 power scope , or just remember where it's at,but man is it satisfying when you hit one.
Not as cheap shooting as 22lr but about as close as you can get to it in times like this. Every retailer I've visited has had 17hmr.

It's good for hunting as well,but just remember, head shots. Body shot on a squirrel is pretty messy. I've heard story of coyote hunting with 17 but I have not had the confidence to try it myself.
Just seen about 1500-2000 rounds of 17HMR at the bigger WalMart in town...
maybe more! So I believe I will get a nice 17 and a good scope on that. IMO
it would serve very well to put some food on the table, and be fun to shoot!
Some 22lr seems to trickle in, enough to keep stacking for the SHTF I guess!

radar1972
February 23, 2013, 01:19 PM
I haven't had any problems getting .38 special online at good prices.

Warp
February 23, 2013, 01:22 PM
I haven't had any problems getting .38 special online at good prices.

Links?

rtz
February 23, 2013, 02:06 PM
http://gun-deals.com/list/ammo/.38+Special

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