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BoltActionPrepper
May 11, 2013, 10:48 PM
NO components are available. Absolutely NONE. NO 9mm brass. NO bullets. NO powder. NO primers. A case of 5.56 ammo is $900.00 when you can find it. The FED has deprived us of the use of our guns, thus effectively "banning" them. "They" have won. Ammo availability and reasonable pricing is a thing of the past. The good ol' days are over. Expect the FEMA trucks soon enough.... And yes, i'm being dead serious :banghead:

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Constrictor
May 11, 2013, 10:50 PM
Lol;)

Bill Jones
May 11, 2013, 10:51 PM
Funny, I bought 1k 9mm bullets from Montanna Gold just the other day. Also picked 5k SPP from local shop a few days ago. They also had .223 for 49 cents around. Plenty of ammo around here.

Sam1911
May 11, 2013, 10:52 PM
LOL!

Oh...kay! Maybe those of us who are picking up stuff every week these days just aren't letting you in on it!

This reminds me of a few years back when someone came up with the greatest circular conspiracy theory ever: Obama didn't want the citizens to have guns and ammo, so he tricked us all into buying guns and ammo in record quantities, so then, once we'd bought ALL the ammo and guns, there wouldn't be as many guns or as much ammo to buy, so by making us buy guns and ammo, he was keeping us from being able to buy guns and ammo ... and around and around we go! :)


...



And I thought the "good ol' days" were over in 1994, ... wait, no it was 1986. No no. 1968? Well, not really -- it was really 1934 when the good ol' days died! But no... what about, you know really it was more like 1803! But then, 1791 was kind of bad for liberty ... you know what? I think the good ol' days have ALWAYS been over! :D

1KPerDay
May 11, 2013, 10:54 PM
just gotta ask around and keep your eyes open. Cabelas has a buttload of 5.56 for $12/20. .40, a whole shelf full, $18/50. x39 $6.99 a box.

I actually got a brick of .22 yesterday there... sheer luck that I saw someone walking away from the counter with one. asked the guy, he plunks it on the counter and says "well, that went quick!"

I've bought 5K 9mm bullets (4K from MBC, took 8 weeks, 1K from berrys, no wait) in the past month. No spp but I'm using spm for a while. Put in an order from MBC and wait... they'll get to it.

Do you have anything to trade locally? people will trade primers if they have extra and you have what they need.

Delford
May 11, 2013, 10:56 PM
Gander Mountain just opened a new hunting/shooting store the next county over. I know two men who bought 9mm at reasonable prices. One bought 1000 rounds and the other 350 rounds. My friend who went there said he'd never seen so many guns in one place - more even than at a gun show. I guess it depends on where you are and how much you can spend.

KingMedicine
May 11, 2013, 10:56 PM
Yeah, actually the market around my area has been a bit more forgiving. I can find everything Cept .22ammo, but now powders and primers arnt that hard to find. Primers are plain easy if you don't mind spending a little bit

BoltActionPrepper
May 11, 2013, 10:59 PM
I'm glad things are going so well for y'all. I cant get anything, online or otherwise. A local pawn shop is selling Wolf .223 for a dollar a shot! I live in the rural south. I think y'all are either lying, or i am unlucky enough to live where they're impleminting "The New Way" first.

Walkalong
May 11, 2013, 11:00 PM
My 3250 LR rounds arrived this week. More and more components are in stock every week lately. Yea, many things are still a bit scarce, but they are coming in, they're just getting bought as fast as they do.

Sounds a little chicken little like to me. :)

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 11, 2013, 11:02 PM
My LGS has reloading supplies. Factory loaded ammo is another story. They have quite a bit of standard rifle caliber ammo, but 5.56 and 7.62x51 are outrageous there. I actually seen the invoice and they are having to pay their distributor way more for everything....

jrmiddleton425
May 11, 2013, 11:06 PM
NO components are available. Absolutely NONE. NO 9mm brass. NO bullets. NO powder. NO primers. A case of 5.56 ammo is $900.00 when you can find it. The FED has deprived us of the use of our guns, thus effectively "banning" them. "They" have won. Ammo availability and reasonable pricing is a thing of the past. The good ol' days are over. Expect the FEMA trucks soon enough.... And yes, i'm being dead serious :banghead:
In response, I will give the condensed version of a post I recently made on Facebook, after working the recent gun show in Syracuse, NY.

THERE IS NO NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF AMMUNITION. PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT TO RE-SELL. If I had wanted it and could afford it, I could have taken home more ammunition than I could shoot in 30 YEARS.

Bottom line, you gotta pay to play. Stop complaining that there's no ammo, get off your butt, AND PUT THE WORK INTO FINDING IT.

yzguy87
May 11, 2013, 11:10 PM
I agree with what Sam said! The world isn't over and I'm 90% sure prices will return to pre panic prices!

CZ223
May 11, 2013, 11:11 PM
and you will find it, eventually. I picked up 3 100 count boxes CCI Speer MAXI mag for 7.49 each early in the week. I then picked up 3 boxes of federal 325 count 22 for 14.47 each. I went back in 15 minutes later, after shift change, and picked up 3 boxes federal 9mm for 13.50 each. I also got another customer to pick up two more boxes for me. Ammo is tight up here in Maine but it can be found.:evil:

llwsgn
May 11, 2013, 11:17 PM
You might try this http://ammoseek.com/

CPLofMARINES
May 11, 2013, 11:24 PM
:uhoh:

DeadMoneyDrew
May 11, 2013, 11:24 PM
I can sympathize in not being able to find supply, but it is out there...last week on a road trip I stopped at every Wal-Mart and Dick's within 4 miles of my route. I ended up doing a lot of wheel-spinning but I did score 300 rounds of 9mm at one WalMart. Ammo is out there but it is being hoarded/flipped.

PGT
May 11, 2013, 11:26 PM
I'm glad things are going so well for y'all. I cant get anything, online or otherwise. A local pawn shop is selling Wolf .223 for a dollar a shot! I live in the rural south. I think y'all are either lying, or i am unlucky enough to live where they're impleminting "The New Way" first.
Has the Internet reached your hollar yet?

Sam1911
May 11, 2013, 11:29 PM
Give a state and an area and I'm sure someone can point you to someplace that's got something. Heck, if you look at Queen of Thunder's thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=716091), she's now swimming in ammo!

PGT
May 11, 2013, 11:32 PM
Yep. My local shop was walking around to everybody making sure we knew they had cases of 308 for sale at reasonable prices yesterday when I stopped by. This is a shooting range more than its a store so they don't usually have a bunch of ammo anyways

BoltActionPrepper
May 11, 2013, 11:32 PM
HaHa PGT. I might have taken offence, but i see you're from one of the Burg's:neener:

58limited
May 11, 2013, 11:33 PM
The local Academy here has 7.62 X 39 and 5.56mm in stock for $6/20 - Russian made. They also had Winchester 7.62 X 39 for $16/20. Still limited to one box per day though. Don't believe me? Here's the receipt:

http://www.1958buickforum.net/webpage/academyreceipt.jpg

If you want ammo, this place has plenty in stock: http://www.ableammo.com

Its not cheap but they have it. They list Tulammo 5.56 for $15.00/20, I paid $5.99/20 at Academy. Same with 7.62 X 39: they list for $10.99/20, I paid $5.99/20 at Academy. They also have plenty of 9mm in stock ranging from the low $20s to over $45 for 50 rounds.

Kayaker 1960
May 11, 2013, 11:33 PM
I dropped into my LGS in Martinez, Ca. last week. About 20 overpriced A.R.'s and a fair amount of overpriced ammo. I expect there will be a sale soon!

BoltActionPrepper
May 11, 2013, 11:41 PM
Thanks for all the advice/recommendations everyone. I get upset easily. Maybe things will settle down in the coming months. I just expected things to return to normal quickly with the defeat of the "assault" weapons ban.

Queen_of_Thunder
May 12, 2013, 12:29 AM
Give a state and an area and I'm sure someone can point you to someplace that's got something. Heck, if you look at Queen of Thunder's thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=716091), she's now swimming in ammo!
I wouldn't say we are swimming in ammo but if you are willing to join us in the early morning if you are in our area you will over time get some ammo. Probably won't get as much as you what as you are limited to one box per caliber with a max of 3 calibers per day but over time it does add up.

The ammo is out there but you have to work hard at it to get what you need. You can point your fingers at others, call them names and blame them as the reason you don't have ammo or you can suck it up and start working at it to get ammo. Its your choice. You can either cry,whine and blame others or you can get to work at getting the ammo you need.

r1derbike
May 12, 2013, 12:35 AM
My wife's 4 boxes of .38 special ball arrived today.

I'm set for .45acp and .223/5.56 for quite some time.

Going to the range with her Monday; she loves to shoot .38s, but not my .45 (XDS) :evil:

tyeo098
May 12, 2013, 12:45 AM
Dude, relax. PM me and I'll sell you from friggen 9mm brass lol.
I can spare some, and I know a guy in VA BCH who is rolling in the stuff.

Today I got a new melter, molds, a LB of Bullseye and a LB or Reloader7

bsctov
May 12, 2013, 12:50 AM
Glad you guys are having good luck finding ammo. I have not been able to find anything at all, online or local. 9mm and .22LR are completely sold-out everywhere I have looked, and when in the off-chance that you do find a brick of .22LR, you can expect to pay $149+ for it.

Tomcat47
May 12, 2013, 12:51 AM
BoltActionPrepper ... Your name implies you should not be very worried about this matter......:confused:

But, with that said it is available...really!

Keep Calm and Carry On Dude! :D

Cosmoline
May 12, 2013, 12:53 AM
I just posted a thread on this. The gun stores haven't gone, they've just relocated to our basements.

And seriously, you just need to shift your shooting over a bit. I'm focusing more on the smoke poles and comblock since I have lots of Goex and about 3,000 rounds of 54R and 5.45--both of which are still in abundance even around here.

Cast bullet supplies should be back up to speed first, followed by jacketed bullets and eventually complete ammo. There are just too many piglets for the teats, as Lincoln said.

Warp
May 12, 2013, 12:53 AM
NO components are available. Absolutely NONE. NO 9mm brass. NO bullets. NO powder. NO primers. A case of 5.56 ammo is $900.00 when you can find it. The FED has deprived us of the use of our guns, thus effectively "banning" them. "They" have won. Ammo availability and reasonable pricing is a thing of the past. The good ol' days are over. Expect the FEMA trucks soon enough.... And yes, i'm being dead serious :banghead:

I'll sell you a case for $800. Shipped in the lower 48.

Beentown
May 12, 2013, 12:55 AM
I just put 400 .223 for sale on GB with a buy it now of under .50 a round with some freebies.

Warp
May 12, 2013, 12:59 AM
Last week I received a 1,200 round case of IMI M193 at a cost of $700 shipped. That's $0.585 per round, or the equal of a $585 case of 1k.

A week before that I got 1,000 PMC XP193 for $445 shipped.

In February I got 1,000 Prvi Partizan M193 for $400.

Back in like Jan or early Feb I got 2,000 Federal XM855 for at $0.62 per round, shipped.


5.56 is not $900 if you know where to look and keep an eye out.

Even on Gunbroker you can currently get M193 for about $580-$625 per 1,000.

Yes, I know all of those prices such. They they sure aren't $900 a case, and they have been trending down.

It will take time to correct. I personally am hoping for $400 shipped XM193 readily available by Christmas. That's my wager. But it might not happen till next spring? Who knows.

wgp
May 12, 2013, 01:01 AM
Ammo is showing up. One local store even has a box full of Pmags on the counter for sale. This shop tells me that people are already coming in trying to sell the ARs they bought for $2K for that kind of money now.

I broke down and bought 1000 .223 rounds the other day from these guys for $545. I don't think prices are going to go back to where they were a year ago and I don't think there will be plentiful supply for perhaps another year. I wanted enough ammo to attend some classes and continue to train and practice with my guns.

tkaction
May 12, 2013, 01:17 AM
Cases of it in northern pa.... Knoxville, all at a good price...just no 22 ammo.

xxxx
May 12, 2013, 01:25 AM
I was lucky enough to pick up 650 rounds of 9mm yesterday between a Wal Mart, and another local store. My brother inlaw was with me and picked up 300 rounds of 45 auto, and 250 rounds of 9mm, also 300 rounds of 40 cal. He is stocked up way more than I am. I just ordered a 9mm XDm, my first handgun, so I am new to the pistol ammo buying frenzy. I am quite sure the 650 rounds I got will disappear rather quickly, so I am going to have to keep looking for more. lol The sad part was we missed out on some .22 ammo by just an hour or so, the Wal-Mart had 2 1k boxes, and 20 555 round boxes on the shelf not too long before we got there according to the woman checking us out.

OilyPablo
May 12, 2013, 01:31 AM
It's a distribution thing. We have been dry, and I mean DRY for months. But in the last two weeks things started breaking free. People turning down name brand brass 9mm at $16.99, price too high. Even the gun show had some decent ammo prices.

thump_rrr
May 12, 2013, 01:31 AM
You're right.
There is no 9mm brass anywhere.
I've been shooting for a little over 2 years yet I've been able to find enough 9mm brass to last me a lifetime.
Unless you have bought your first gun in the last 5 months its your own fault if you don't have 9mm brass.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c40/Thump_rrr/9DF44FE5-4E62-4DDF-8E8B-782B1D572A9C-1383-0000021A29095855_zpsc7f2d980.jpg

digsigs226
May 12, 2013, 01:37 AM
My LGS has 9mm for $17 or $18 dollars for a box of 50 FMJ. I decided to pass on it, too steep for me.

I remember when you could get a box for 9 bucks before Obummer got elected... 100% increase

Art Eatman
May 12, 2013, 01:38 AM
Remington announced a large expansion of its ammunition manufacturing capability.

Gleefully, I imagine. :)

OilyPablo
May 12, 2013, 01:52 AM
Indeed, contrary to common THR thought, I read and article in a gun rag that says, yes manufacturers are increasing capacity - and buying machinery.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 12, 2013, 01:54 AM
@bsctov, sign up for notifications at Midway USA. Also try a sight called www.slickdeals.net . You just have to type ammo in the search box. I just bought 5k rounds of SK/Lapua .22lr from Graf & Sons. I paid $458 (I know that sounds like a lot, but it is good quality ammo)for 5k rounds. It is good ammo too. The wife picked up two bricks of Federal Target ($39.99 +shipping each)from Midway. She bought hem for her dad. The ammo is there, you just need to search constantly. I was getting dangerously low on .22, but refused to pay $65-75 for a brick Thunderbolts or Wildcats.....

r1derbike
May 12, 2013, 02:44 AM
m193 319.00...last year, 1k loose pack.

rondog
May 12, 2013, 02:48 AM
Im'a needin' me some SR primers....just realized I'm almost out.

rondog
May 12, 2013, 02:51 AM
9mm brass is usually more plentiful on the ground than cigarette butts. Lord knows I've picked up thousands of them, and .40's too.

Chris-bob
May 12, 2013, 04:13 AM
Well, there is almost nothing here on my island in South East Alaska. Even the expensive crap is disappearing off the shelves. When something does show up it isn't very much. And driving down the road don't work as there is no road. Can't shop online because you can't get ground shipping as everything is flown in. Only .22 in stock in Walmart was 23 boxes of .22short and 13 boxes of .22 shot. And they limit you to 3 boxes of ammo per customer per day total. And all 3 LGSs look the same. Ah, whoever said the island life is the lifre for me never tried to buy ammo or components while living on an island...

thorazine
May 12, 2013, 05:01 AM
NO components are available. Absolutely NONE. NO 9mm brass. NO bullets. NO powder. NO primers. A case of 5.56 ammo is $900.00 when you can find it. The FED has deprived us of the use of our guns, thus effectively "banning" them. "They" have won. Ammo availability and reasonable pricing is a thing of the past. The good ol' days are over. Expect the FEMA trucks soon enough.... And yes, i'm being dead serious

Yup! I completely agree.

Might as well cash in the chips now.

I'm putting the house up for sale.. putting everything up for sale and buying a deluxe igloo and going to live with the Eskimos up in the North Pole. :D

kozak6
May 12, 2013, 05:09 AM
Things look pretty dry around here. Sportsman's Warehouse didn't even get their weekly ammo shipment the last time I went in.

No idea about Cabela's or Bass Pro, though. It's a lousy drive.

larryh1108
May 12, 2013, 08:55 AM
I drive the 5 NE New England states for my work on a monthly basis. I've learned where all the LGS are along my route. I stop by all of them once a month when I am near by. Some are so rural you need a hound to find them and some are big box stores in small cities and towns.

The shelves were empty from Sandy Hook until about a month ago. In the last month I've seen ammo return with limits. Not all brands, not all calibers at once and no .22LR but the other day I could have purchased .32ACP, .380ACP, 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, .38Special, 9mm Mak and some popular rifle rounds. Powder has begun to show up again but like ammo, not all brands at once. In the last month I've found 2000 SPP and 2# of Bullseye (all I needed, not all I saw). Primers and .22LR are the hardest to find. Reloading dies have come back but the 9mm Luger and .45ACP dies are scarce (I don't need any dies).

My point is, the stuff is out there, unlike 2 months ago. It's slowly coming back. Prices are higher; $29.99 for 9mm ammo that used to cost $16, $39.99 .45ACP for brand name ball ammo, etc. If you want it, it will cost you but it is there if you have to have it. 3 months from now it should be a lot better as the supply catches up with the demand and the resellers lose their market.

Al Thompson
May 12, 2013, 09:33 AM
I think Larry summed it up nicely. :)

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