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Ammo shortage easing or not?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dbp, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Member

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    I support Hornady with my hard earned dollars and they do right by me as far as I'm concerned.
    I needed a couple of small parts for my press so I called last week.
    In 3 minutes my call was answered and 5 minutes later I got a confirmation e-mail for my order.
    I still haven't recieved the e-mail that the parts have shipped so it remains to be seen how much of a backlog they have on their press parts.
     
  2. Jimbo53

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    I don't think it will be cheaper next month either. In my situation I've reached the max I'll pay for 7.62x39. I"ve been stocking up for the last 3 years have enough to last a while. Eventually if they don't mess with imports, prices and supply will stabilize. As far as prices not being this cheap again ever, ever is along time and my Magic Eight Ball is cloudy this morning
     
  3. clutch

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    I just wonder what is going to happen in the Spring. A lot of people don't do a lot of target shooting when they live in the snow belt and may not be paying attention yet.

    I was able to score a 1# of IMR-4895 yesterday and 1500 LR primers. I saw some CCI SV and RWS Rifle .22LR on the shelf but I passed on it. I'm in fairly good shape with ammo and components.

    I might have to finally work up loads for some of the rifles I've been neglecting, I have components for them I purchased years ago and never made it around to doing.

    Something new always seemed to grab my interest. This may be the year to get around to shooting something in the back of the safe.

    Clutch
     
  4. bill3424

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    I don't think anything is better right now and prices will stay higher for a bit. I must be jaded because I looked at receipts from 1991 on how much I paid for my 9mm and .223 ammo.:banghead:
     
  5. MagnunJoe

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    Just got back from 2 superwalmarts in south Florida and nothing but clay killing shotgun shells. 2 places that up 2 a few months ago always had plenty of ammo in just about every offensive caliber u can think of, & nothing. No 9mm, no 223 no 45, 40, 38p or 357. Nothing.
     
  6. dbp

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    And that thought multiplied by thousands of shooters is exactly why we are in the predicament we find ourselves in. It is your prerogative to do so and if you need it then by all means go for it. But please don't complain about supplies being tight.
     
  7. 22-rimfire

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    A grand or so doesn't really buy much when you're talking centerfire ammo. That's kind of sad when you think about it. But that would be about 25,000 rounds if buying promotional bulk pack 22 ammo at regular prices.
     
  8. Warp

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    A grand hardly gets you anything. :(

    Even before the panic that would get you maybe 3,000 rounds of 5.56x45. Since June of 2012 (8 months) I have fired over 2,000 rounds of 5.56/.223. Extrapolate that out and you get an almost perfect 3,000 rounds in one year. For one person. Through one rifle. Not to mention the other firearms I shoot.

    And many people shoot a lot more than I do. For them $1k might buy 1-2 months worth of ammo.

    And that's without getting into competition or professional shooter's round counts/schedules.
     
  9. mrvco

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    Most of my LGS's have range ammo in bulk now, I'm just not crazy about spending $500/1000 for 9MM or 40S&W FMJ's.
     
  10. TheOld Man

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    I had planned on spending a nice quiet time at the reloading bench while snow and ice was all over everything. I ordered powder, primers and bullets in January. Still waiting. One thing, I have plenty of brass so I'm good there.
     
  11. Agsalaska

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    I found 22 hornet and 6.5x 55 tonight at Bass Pro in Grapevine Tx. I'm not a big range guy so I bought enough for this year only. They had 30-06 and 270 but no 243 or 223. The only pistol rounds they had were the oddballs like 327 fed and 454 casull.

    They had almost no pistols and revolvers other than Taurus and some single actions. No semi auto rifles at all including 10/22.

    I hope some of this means there are more new gun owners. I have to think it is. Guys like us are not going to crazy prices for pistols or rifles when we already have them. These are new gun owners buying the guns, and everyone buying the ammo.

    Speaking of 22 hornet. I found a ruger 77/22 for 299 last week. I was in a big gunshop in DFW and everyone was over looking at the marked up(and rightfully so) ar's and Ak's. At the other end were the used bolt actions. I spotted it, played with it for about a minute, and snatched it up. It was a recent trade in I am sure. I am aggressively shopping for those deals right now. I think lots of these guns are coming in on trade for high cap pistols and semis. I hope to find some more good deals during the craze. They are out there if you are looking for what everyone else is ignoring.
     
  12. Spymaster

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    Is it easing, no! Its going to only get worse, I feel many of us are lost in denial as to whats unfolding.

     
  13. Ignition Override

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    Military 30-06 ammo and the Garand "Battle Rifle" might not be cool, but...
    People can still join the GCA, or send it other required paperwork, and buy a nice Service Grade Garand from the CMP.

    They will still sell to you, if you qualify, the correct fast-burning M2 Ball ammo with non-corrosive, reloadable primers for .50/rd.

    Their M-1 prices have not changed, except for about $25 in the last year for a Service Grade.
     
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  14. texasgun

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    not getting better here in the Seattle/WA area.... the new Walmart in Factoria has only shotgun shells (for clay) and some odd revolver calibers.

    ZERO 9mm (heck, not even JHP), ZERO .45 (not even JHP) and two 20rd boxes with .40 Defensive rounds.

    I think it's actually getting worse... back in January you could at least buy defensive rounds in 9mm, .45ACP and now even that stuff is gone.... :rolleyes:
     
  15. izhevsk

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    While the Walmarts around here have been hit or miss in terms of ammo being in stock, at least one of the local gun shops consistently has many boxes on shelf. Much of the ammo there is overpriced to be sure, however the .40S&W I've been buying whenever feasible is still reasonably priced. Every time I go in there I hold out hope for small rifle primers - no luck on that yet.
     
  16. leprechaun50

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    I just scored 1k large pistol & 1k small magnum primers at a rural Mn. gun dealer today. Also 2 boxes of .45 & two .357. Had only a very small selection of bullets and powder for reloading though. Prices were reasonable.
     
  17. Constrictor

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    I just recieved 10k winchester small pistol primers i ordered at the first part of january.
     
  18. Sav .250

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    At this point in time I`m not sure it`s a shortage .Rather, folks are buying more often and buying larger amounts.
     
  19. Warp

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    It's a shortage.

    But a shortage need not be a result of supply decreasing. An increase in demand can very easily generate a shortage. Such is the case here.
     
  20. c4v3man

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    Have a guy driving an hour and a half each way just to grab 2 bricks of .22lr at roughly $40 a brick (my cost on some standard velocity match Aguila rounds). So no, I'd say it's not easing yet. It's not as bad as it was a month ago, but it's still bad.
     
  21. MagnumDweeb

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    I was in a LGS right near my house and I could get Blazer Aluminum Case .45 ACP for 22.99 a box of 50. Some greybeard bought up the last four boxes of 9mm at 17.99 per box of 50. They had plenty of .45 left, .38 Super and .357 Sig, and .40, and 10mm. But 9mm and .22lr was gone in less than twelve hours they told me.

    The owner told me it is starting to get better but he doesn't think he'll be able to justify getting the .45 Aluminum Case under $20.00 a box of fifty for another three months. For this time and info I bought two boxes of .45.

    Walmart, I found out from a friend of mine who just made assistant manager, is not upping their orders to meet demand. They are keeping their order amounts the same they were before the panic. So it's not that it's not coming in. It's that everyone is snatching it up as it comes in.
     
  22. Constrictor

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    there are a lot of folks buying more than they need so yeah, there is a shortage. Makes me mad i cant get what i need.
     
  23. xfyrfiter

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    Just checked on CMP site, it seems that 308 and 22lr is available, 22 has 120 day lead time but 308 is in stock.
     
  24. 627PCFan

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    Not this again. Its all IDIQ vehicles. They arent out buying that many, but they want the contract vehicle in place if they wish to buy that alotment.
     
  25. alsaqr

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    The Lawton Wal-Mart on Quanah Parker had Tul Ammo .223 and Tul Ammo .40 this morning at 07:00.
     
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