When the supply chains return to normal what's the first thing youre going to get?


March 2, 2013, 12:57 PM
I want a second set of Lee .38spl/.357 magnum dies. I'd like to adjust a set for each one and leave them alone instead of switching one set back and forth between the two.

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Texan Scott
March 2, 2013, 01:14 PM
A case of fiocchi 125gr JSP 357mag

March 2, 2013, 01:15 PM
.22LR ammo.

March 2, 2013, 01:16 PM
.224 bullets, maybe.

I'm not close to out of anything I can think of.

March 2, 2013, 01:19 PM
Without a doubt 4350, 4064 and 165gr SP Gamekings.

March 2, 2013, 01:23 PM
.22LR ammo also

Lost Sheep
March 2, 2013, 01:26 PM
I went to my local Sportsmen's Warehouse the other day. I think they had less than 1,000 22 Long Rifle cartridges, sum total. Probably less than 500 of any given caliber of ANY centerfire. Less than 100 lbs total of gunpowder. No primers for any metallic cartridges and maybe a dozen bricks of shotgun primers. No cast lead bullets at all.

Where do I start?

Lost Sheep

March 2, 2013, 01:42 PM



March 2, 2013, 01:52 PM
Replacements for all the stock that I am dipping into now that are below my comfortable to use levels. Then double my .22 stock for the next rainy day event.:D Unfortunately the prices will be a good bit higher I am afraid.

March 2, 2013, 01:54 PM
Im going to buy 1000 PMAGS. It seems like you can get anything you want in trade if you have a couple PMAGS you can part with.

A Pause for the Coz
March 2, 2013, 02:16 PM
Small Pistol primers. Well any primers but Small Pistol were never super easy to find any way.
I suspect I will get down to may last brick of a 1000 before any of the others. When I do I will stop shooting them.

I think I can make it a year before I run out, maybe a little longer if I ration my pistol shooting.

March 2, 2013, 02:23 PM
i need some .308 bullets for a CMP Garand i'm waiting for. i stumbled upon a whole bucket of HXP 73 brass and i'm good on primers for it. even have 2 lbs of IMR 4064, but i lack bullets.

March 2, 2013, 02:34 PM
Primers. Large and small pistol, non-magnum. Lots of them, but slowly, so I don't deprive other guys looking for their first resupply.

March 2, 2013, 02:37 PM
Small pistol primers.

I am not hurting, so will not be in a big hurry to buy until prices get sensible again.

March 2, 2013, 02:50 PM

March 2, 2013, 02:59 PM
.22LR and everything I need for reloading.

March 2, 2013, 03:45 PM
primers and a few 8# jugs of my favorite powders.

Jesse Heywood
March 2, 2013, 03:47 PM
Beer. And primers

March 2, 2013, 04:27 PM
Alot of 22lr small and large primers 40S%W die 234 dies.

March 2, 2013, 04:33 PM
Nothing. I'm good.

March 2, 2013, 04:42 PM
One word answer: Yes! Lol

March 2, 2013, 04:48 PM
Primers and powders.

March 2, 2013, 04:52 PM
I have been ok through the crunch, and I am still. I don't anticipate being out of anything a few months from now either.

Do I have to name something? OK, 22LR. I don't reload that, (and neither do you).

March 2, 2013, 05:14 PM
Not a thing. Planned ahead this time.

March 2, 2013, 05:25 PM
16 lbs. Ramshot. Both TAC and True Blue

March 2, 2013, 06:24 PM
LR primers, and maybe a keg of 748 for cast .405 WCF's... I'm sitting pretty good for handgun stuff.

March 2, 2013, 06:32 PM
Couple of K of 168 SMK for the 308 and 50 gr .224 for my 223 Howa and at least 1K ea large and small rifle primers and another 16 # 4064.

March 2, 2013, 07:34 PM
primers as many as I can afford

March 2, 2013, 07:51 PM
AR-15 and .223 dies, Browning Maxus or Silver, 16 gauge reloader, primers, powder, primers, powder, primers.....

March 2, 2013, 07:51 PM
The only thing i will be short on is Bourbon. Jack Daniels to be exact.

March 2, 2013, 07:56 PM
I'm going to buy a pmag and see what all the fuss is about.

March 2, 2013, 10:15 PM
A boat load of 22 lr and more small pistol primers

March 3, 2013, 01:31 AM
everything that Im digging into now...small rifle primers, large rifle primers. 4831 - 4320 powder, H332-H335,, and lots of 22lr ,,Im down to 2hd large rifle primers. I did however find 1000 small rifle primers, 2 months ago..
once all this crap is calmed down,,Im going to stock back up.I won,t go pig wild.. All i want to do is restock wht I been digging into...Did I say I want 22 lr..

March 3, 2013, 01:43 AM
My credit card statement.

March 3, 2013, 01:51 AM

March 3, 2013, 01:52 AM
10000 or so .22LR, other than that I'm in pretty good shape already.

March 3, 2013, 06:35 AM
BEER! Was there a shortage of beer? Nobody told me! I must go out and buy a truck load immediately! PS-------I DON'T DRINK!:uhoh:

Actually I too was fairly prepared after the 89 thing, but I messed up and got hooked on 45 ACP right in the middle of this and all my worries began! I can't seem get my hands on a single grain of Bulls Eye!!!!! So I had to resort to Unique, Red Dot, Win 231, AA#5, Clays, ------

I had a friend who has a 14 oz. can of BE in the old metal can still sealed. He ask me if it was any good since it had floated around in the shop in the last hurricane. I told him definitely not and to give give it to me to properly dispose of -------I've yet to see it------some froend!:mad:

March 3, 2013, 06:40 AM
" I told him definitely not and to give give it to me to properly dispose of -------I've yet to see it------some froend!"

He obviously has no concern for his own safety! LOL

ole farmerbuck
March 3, 2013, 07:08 AM
Right now gas has gone to $3.65/gal. When it goes back to $3.04 like it was a while back, I'm going to stock up!
Reloading components and 22 ammo, I'm good to go.

March 3, 2013, 07:29 AM
55grs, primers, powder and if brassman ever gets more .223 in, a whole bunch of that. the only person who is happy about the supplies drying up is my mail lady. she was tired of trying to pick up those"if it fits it ships" boxes.

tightgroup tiger
March 3, 2013, 08:17 AM
Yea, I think my ups guy is glad I can't get bullets right now. When things loosen up, "I'll get even".

I'm good on everything else right now and I still have a few thousand each of the bullets I shoot the most, I just don't like not being able to order them when I want to and I've had to scale my shooting way back to make them last.

I can buy powder right off the shelves around here so it's not a problem but I still usually keep, and the key word here is, "Several" pounds of it here, and still have 10 to 15k of spp around here also. Always do.

I also will get a few bricks of 22 rimfire.

About a month ago the Gander Mountain store in my area got in 5 million rounds of 22s and they were gone in 1.5 hours. Who shoots 22s that much?

they'll show up at the next gun show for four times what they paid for them, and they will still have them when I leave.

March 3, 2013, 08:33 AM
Bullseye, maybe some SPP and 22LR ammo.

March 3, 2013, 08:49 AM
Rifle bullets (not loaded ammo)

March 3, 2013, 09:22 AM
Primers- I'm good for now, but will need to restock
.224 bullets
.401 bullets- I didn't think the bullets would be in short supply

March 3, 2013, 09:45 AM
Nothing .
I am good, might need some 22 in 2014.

March 3, 2013, 10:24 AM
I'll slowly restock on the things that I'm using up now. I will wait until the prices return to normal, and let the guys that really need supplies hit it first. I was fairly well stocked, as this was not my first "crunch".
To answer the question, 4831, Varget, 231, a few thousand primers and bullets. I saw this coming with ammo and components, even AR's and mags, but the tooling/die shortage was a little surprise. Lightman

March 3, 2013, 11:44 AM
22 lr. I saw venders at a new york state gun show selling bricks for 50 to 75 dollars, they must be gold plated

March 3, 2013, 11:49 AM

I have powder for 15,000 rounds now. but more powder will do.

March 3, 2013, 12:06 PM
I need some H335--down to one #
Other powders I am ok at 32#'s

March 3, 2013, 12:10 PM
9mm and 40 S&W Rainier bullets. It never occurred to me they'd be unavailable for more than a couple of weeks and I only have a few hundred rounds. That's put an end to my IDPA Saturdays.

March 3, 2013, 12:22 PM
I will be loading up on bulk .224 bullets

March 3, 2013, 12:35 PM


.224 bullets

and .22LR ammo

In that order

March 3, 2013, 03:17 PM
Is there a shortage?

Hondo 60
March 3, 2013, 06:49 PM
Primers - Small pistol variety

Not that I need them right away, but my inventory is dwindling.
We've had so much snow & too many cold days.
I haven't been to the outdoor range in a couple of weeks.

Thank God, I'm a reserve deputy sheriff, so I get to use the indoor range
atleast a little bit, otherwise I'd go crazy. :what:

March 3, 2013, 07:50 PM
I'm OK for the most part. I'm down to about 600 small pistol primers but have plenty of 9's loaded. That's all I use 'em for.

March 3, 2013, 07:55 PM
55gr bullets, primers and powder

March 3, 2013, 08:13 PM

March 3, 2013, 08:16 PM
I got a grand kid getting married next week
You guessed it---he wants lots of 9MM's
I have 1500 bullets for reloading---I may need to pick up more if they have a shooting party.
I don't know why they can't just skip the marriage baloney & have the party

March 4, 2013, 06:37 AM
I will stock up on small pistol primers for sure.

March 4, 2013, 06:44 AM
ANY .357 ammo! The 38 specials are beginning to feel a little...soft.

March 4, 2013, 12:18 PM
4350 , 4064 , small rifle primers, 3 or 4 boxes of Hornady 150 gr. 30 cal. bullets, I've got about 6K .22lr, I'll let you other guys catch up ! Oh, and about 4K of SPP's !

March 4, 2013, 01:34 PM
New underwear...

Because I'm going to ship myself when I can find anything in stock and or at a decent price.

March 6, 2013, 01:24 PM
Promise to self: "self....never get caught again with fewer than 5,000 each small AND large pistol primers at any given time"

I'd say 22LR but that is two fold. Never get caught again without having a few bricks on hand but also, as I saw the other day, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to pay $90+ for a brick of 22LR. Not even match grade!

March 6, 2013, 09:34 PM
So what are all the preppers buying 20k rounds of .22lr going to do when they get tired of eating 20k squirrels after the zombies attack?

I've had the same 3 or 4 bricks of .22 lr for about 10 years now. I was upset when it was going for $20 a brick. Thought I would never see this madness. Guess I will have to buy another brick if I come across one. Not looking but if it presents itself, I will probably buy it.

March 6, 2013, 10:02 PM

March 6, 2013, 10:23 PM
Small pistol primers
Bulk. 224/62 gr FMJBT
1 or 2 Jugs of aa2230
small rifle primers
several k.45 /230 gr FMJRN:evil:
What ever else I can afford:)

March 7, 2013, 12:24 AM
Bear Creek 200gr RNHB bullets. A whole LOT of 'em.

March 7, 2013, 12:59 AM
8# Varget, small rifle primers, and 22lr

March 7, 2013, 01:25 AM
primers and powder.

I was not caught off gaurd at all this panic even as a one year reloader I can go another year with my normal range shooting before running dry. What ive learned through others is that powder and primers are only going up in price. Once the price gouging and hoarding subsides, I would like to have 5 years of components on hand at any given time meaning 35 pounds of hp38, 25k lpp and 25k spp. At first it may sound like a lot, but its only ~$1500 worth of product. Thats just $300/yr to shoot 100 rounds of 38 and 100 rounds of 45 every week. call it an insurance policy against panic. If times get tough, I can still shoot a box of each every other week and have components for 20 years

March 7, 2013, 06:56 AM
What makes everyone think things are going to return to "normal"? I think I'll just move in with Reefinmike; problem solved!!!


March 7, 2013, 07:04 AM
.22LR, 9mm projectiles, small and large pistol primers, and powder.
Oh, and a Glock 19 and GP100.

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March 7, 2013, 07:07 AM
+1 Primers and bullets. I'll contribute to the madness further by vowing not to let this happen again to me. SPP is non-existent.

Arkansas Paul
March 7, 2013, 08:13 AM
I wasn't caught totally unprepared. For instance I have all the .22 ammo I will probably ever shoot.

I have some primers and powder, but I'll prolly stock up a little more.
I'll prolly add at least a 4 pound jug of Bullseye and another of Unique. Maybe some IMR 4350 and some RL15.

Arkansas Paul
March 7, 2013, 08:15 AM
What makes everyone think things are going to return to "normal"?

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these - Paul Harvey

March 7, 2013, 08:15 AM
Tend to agree with Kerf. "What makes everyone think things are going to return to "normal"? "

My question is what will the new "normal" be? I don't see prices and availablity going back to where they were before the madness began.

March 7, 2013, 08:45 AM
I'll buy what I can, keep what I need and use whats left over for trade.

March 7, 2013, 08:57 AM
SR Primers and 357 brass plain and nickel plated. I picked a hell of a time for my brass to finally wear out.

March 7, 2013, 10:36 AM
Tend to agree with Kerf. "What makes everyone think things are going to return to "normal"? "

My question is what will the new "normal" be? I don't see prices and availablity going back to where they were before the madness began.

I don't agree. Right now we keep hearing that ammo manufacturers are running at 100%, but unwilling to expand capacity because they don't know if the demand will stay this strong.

I see two eventual outcomes:

1) The demand dies down and availability and prices stabilize.

2) The demand stays steady, manufacturers get the hint and increase capacity. Availability and prices then stabilize.

Of course my crystal ball is broken and anything is possible, but that is how I see it. Market forces, especially competition, will help bring us to stability. The one thing I see keeping it this bad over time is the price and availability of the materials/commodities. If copper or lead were suddenly scarce then all the production capacity in the world wouldn't help.

March 7, 2013, 10:57 AM
22 ammo

March 7, 2013, 11:30 AM
Nothing really. I'm pretty well stocked up.
I'm actually taking advantage of the shortages and selling stuff for way more than I paid.

If you had a set of Lee 40S&W dies wouldn't you sell them for $157?

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