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Whats the most weird thing you seem out of stock during this shortage

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bugsbunny45, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. renomedia

    renomedia Member

    We gun owners are supposed to be resourceful. How hard can it be to go to a fabric store and buy a yard of 100% cotton flannel and a good pair of scissors to make your own cleaning patches? I can get hundreds of patches of any size I need from one yard of cloth.

    What I've noticed in my area is the lack of .308 bullets in any usable, to me,
    weights. There are some 200gr and some 100gr. Nothing else is on the shelves. Even the premium bullets are gone like the Nosler Partitions and the Swift Sciroccos. Luckily I was able to barter some 22 cal bullets for some 30 cal to get me by for now.
  2. atvalaska

    atvalaska Well-Known Member

    there not much to be had up here either......BUT there are lots of 6mm bullets to be had ....dam near bought a 6mm rifle just cause of that fact.....then again I loaded up on stuff last oct, as I seen to many folks with there hand out come voting time....imo
  3. steve s

    steve s Member

    I stock up when the shelves are full and the prices cheap "it is biblical" Only fools live out of the store. What will happen when food is short? There is more people that eat than own guns. I see bare shelves when I go to have a look.
  4. OilyPablo

    OilyPablo Well-Known Member


    I'm missing my two local ammo companies from the gun show. No ammo to sell.
  5. James2

    James2 Well-Known Member

    Today I stopped by the local "toy" store and they were out of 22LR, 22 bullets, Primers of all sizes. The only powder they had was some Black Powder. No smokeless. They did have a few revolvers on the shelf and a couple of 45 1911 type autos.
  6. Coop45

    Coop45 Well-Known Member

  7. forty5

    forty5 Active Member

    The thing that surprised me the most was Speer #14 reloading manual. Go to Amazon.com and search for Speer #14,they don't have any in stock, but there are offers to sell starting at about $250.00 up to over $500.00. Amazing!!! By the way, I have two, but they are not for sale.:)
  8. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Well-Known Member

    1911 sears

    I don't know how Midway sells anything, when they're OOS on everything!
  9. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    I guess nothing about this shortage surprises me anymore.
  10. Acerdog

    Acerdog New Member

    Went to get some #11 caps for my BP pistol and they are gone.
  11. JRWhit

    JRWhit Well-Known Member

    I was pretty sure they wouldn't, That's case positive number one and probably why the 9x18 mak disappeared. I would say that she is not alone and many others have purchased 9x18 only to find they can't shoot em.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  12. Anmut

    Anmut Well-Known Member

    Strangest thing I've seen missing from the shelves locally here is for sure the .22lr - but most surprisingly there never has been any run on the .22mag or 17HMR.
  13. BemidjiDweller

    BemidjiDweller Well-Known Member

    Ruger Blackhawk front grip frame screws :what:

    I needed one last month for a blued .44MAG I bought used, and there were none anywhere. I finally managed to find one SS screw at some obscure site.
  14. 280shooter

    280shooter Well-Known Member

    I wanted to call midway, and tell them,, why dont you just list what you do HAVE..I mean crap you go page after page,,, OOS...no back orders,, Any how,, it should get better,,hell it has to get better,,
  15. cougar1717

    cougar1717 Well-Known Member

    I have to admit, shortages of 22Mag and 17HMR really surprised me. I guess everyone will be eating squirrel in our second obamageddon. Most of the shortages I understand - people want an AR-15 or hi-cap pistol out of fear of a ban. Can't get ammo for your newly bought 9/40/45/223? - "Well, I want to shoot something!" 22LR gone. "I need to clean my newly bought gun!" Cleaning supplies gone. "Can't find 22LR. Tired of waiting for 9/40/45/223 ammo, I guess I will start reloading!" Reloading supplies gone. This time is worse than 2008-09, but this too shall pass.
  16. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Well-Known Member

    The 22LR is a real PIA as I had to start rationing a few months ago.

    I make a point to swing by the LGS during the week on their restocking day (Thursday) and haven't found 22LR at all, even overpriced rounds that I normally wouldn't buy.

    The only thing I can think of is a bunch of people who jumped on the .223 bandwagon also bought .22 conversions thinking they could get around the shortage...
  17. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member

    It amused me that some places sold out of 17hmr! Really?
  18. PhotoBiker

    PhotoBiker Well-Known Member

    Actually, let me add .308 brass. It is actually rarer than .22LR right now.
  19. Cleftwynd

    Cleftwynd Well-Known Member

    I just stopped by my LGS and picked up some H4350, H4831SC, RL22, Bullseye, blue dot, IMR 7828, Unique, 700X, 2 bricks LRP and 3 bricks LPP.

    Oh wait, I am in Canada :p
  20. simonjester

    simonjester Active Member

    I am just amazed at my local Sportsman's warehouse the ammo shelf, reloading component shelf, ammo storage box shelf are completely empty. The shot gun ammo shelves are down to birdshot for any gauge with 28 and 410 being the most in stock. It has been this way since mid January week after week.

    I see person after person walk in, then walk out not purchasing anything. Wonder how long these places will stay in business like this.

    I wonder if these places will just eliminate the gun / ammo sections and add more running shoes....

    Stopped by Dicks and they had federal 22LR in stock!!! 50 round box for 10.99!!! :what:

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