1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ammo on backorder

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RTMiller, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. RTMiller

    RTMiller New Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    Delaware, USA
    For almost eight months my gun store was unable to get 460 S&W ammo from their supplier (Hornady 200 grain FTX). Everywhere I looked on-line was also out of stock.

    Two days ago my gunshop says they will be getting 6 boxes in their next order. At the same time I get an e-mail alert from MidwayUSA that they have 460 S&W ammo in stock. I picked up two boxes at the shop and ordered 4 boxes from Midway. My order shipped the same day.

    I just checked on-line and MidwayUSA says they are out of stock again and the date they expect to get more is December 14, 2011!

    Is anyone else having difficulties obtaining other ammo? I can't even find the brass for 460 S&W anywhere these days.
  2. redbullitt

    redbullitt Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Morgantown WV
    Some of the stuff is definitely hard to get ahold of...

    Have you looked into possibly loading your own? A basic set up can be quite affordable and get you shooting much quicker and much more cheaply.

    260 rem brass has been very tough to get ahold of for a bit. Other "normal" kinds have stabilized around here and is not a problem to get. Then again, that is just about the most obscure cartridge I shoot really regularly.
  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Seems like a very good reason to stock up a little bit when you can (as you did) so that the supply hills and valleys are leveled out a bit if you shoot a particular caliber. The hardest to get caliber I buy routinely are 41 magnum factory loads. But I keep a fair supply on hand where not being able to find any for a couple months has little effect on my shooting other than I might choose not to shoot a caliber where I have a finite amount on hand that I can't replace.

Share This Page