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Ammo shortage?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mummac, May 27, 2004.

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  1. mummac

    mummac Member

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    Is ammo going to get more expensive?

    http://news.ft.com/servlet/...


     
  2. dukeofurl

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    Is this a bullet shortage or a complete cartrige shortage?
     
  3. mummac

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    I was assuming a shortage of complete cartriges written by someone who didn't know the difference.
     
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    I wanna know why the feds.gov think it is so important for them to mfg ammo? I think the civie sector produces more ammo in a given year than the federales. Hey, we're outsourcing interrogators, why not outsource ammo production?
     
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    Are they asking for civvies to fire up their Dillons? ;)
     
  6. Dain Bramage

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    I don't use 7.62x51, 5.56, or 9x19. I should be set. :D

    However, if the Russian army ever has a shortage, I'm gonna be in trouble.:what:
     
  7. capt_happypants

    capt_happypants Member In Memoriam

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    Interesting thought: what if the ramp-up in production is intended for future operations?

    Hello, Syria!
     
  8. Ironbarr

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    How about a fuel shortage a la Rommel. That'd slow the operations some.

    I read that article a couple days ago... wondering if IMI/Win will bring back the Q3131A (5.6/.223).
     
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    In the short term, yes. In the long term, I think this will actually increase availability and lower price just as the WW2 ammo has been available and cheap after the war.
     
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    I see this post is a month or so old but I just wanted to say that I was at Outdoor World today and they had at least two cases of Winchester Q3131A out on the sales floor at $3.99/box (that's $200/1000) and my local gun store had almost a case in stock so unless it is back stock or just the end of the supply, looks like there is enough to go around. And now that the military cannot use Israeli made cartridges in combat anymore, there may be even more produced for the civilian market. Dunno, guess we'll see.

    Greg
     
  11. w00dg0blin

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    I know a little about the DOD so I'll venture to say that if anything it will cause a drop in price after the hostilities stop. Yeah, more surplus ammo!

    Except for elite units like the USMC Snipers, Uncle Sam does NOT manufacture small arm ammunition. Two contracts were awarded to prevent a shortage in small arm ammunition availability. One went to OLIN/Winchester and the other went to an Israeli Company (I think it was IMI). Both contracts were in the tens of millions. Also, I see that the Israeli ammo can only be used for training stateside. Something about shooting Muslims with Jewish bullets (PC BS). Some Govt. bigwigs don't want to give the impression that the Zionists are furthering the war against the muj. Then again, I've shot Israeli ammo before and the stuff is dirty. So it's probally better that it's only tagged for training.

    Don't worry about an ammo shortage. OLIN/Winchester just basically increased production.
     
  12. Sunray

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    Sure will, but not because of the war. Unions that insist on unskilled workers being paid skilled wages is what causes prices to go up.
     
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