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An interesting take on ammo shortages from G and A

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  1. GEM

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  2. George P

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    And in a similar vein, this applies tor retail pricing, substitute "procure" for the last word "produce", whether that is ammo, gasoline, toilet paper or anything else folks routinely harp on about being "gouged"
     
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    Thanks. The other point I got from that article is that Guns & Ammo desperately needs a proof-reader/editor.
     
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    "For the better part of a year". Yeesh...

    My LGS just got a huge shipment in and his prices came down a bit too, I thought it was a good sign. This article doesnt reflect that
     
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    This is becoming more and more prevalent in every format of media and at every level.
     
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    One of the firearms forums I frequent has an impressive roster of members that can barely form a complete and coherent sentence. It is maddening to read some of the threads. THR is rife with scholars compared to that site.

    I'm a published author (a magazine article a few years ago, and currently working on a novel.) and am painfully aware that my grammar is lacking. But apparently, I am way above average in my use of the written word by today's standards.

    That article was an embarrassment to Guns & Ammo. The content was especially difficult to decipher due to the horrible writing and structure. I really should consider applying for a job at a major publication if that article is an example of what is deemed acceptable by contemporary standards.
     
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    Two thoughts on this;

    First: with the emphasis on cost-cutting at the corporate level of almost every company, editorial staffs are reduced to "Spell-Check". Context be damned, if it's spelled correctly, homonym or not, it's printed.

    My particular peeve is using "muzzle-break" instead of the correct "muzzle-brake".

    Second thought: At the pay level of freelance writers, it's no surprise one gets illiterates doing the writing. The problem is that most of the illiterate writers are sporting a university degree.
     
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    A lot of print items, newspapers and magazines rely on voice recondition these days. It's a lot easier and faster to speak it than type it. The software is not perfect and can't pick up on everything the talker is meaning.
    Not that this is an excuse for sloppy editing, but it's just the way it is now days.
     
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    Nah, just damn autocorrect! Does it to me all the time, I just miss it when I edit it.

    Just kidding, they should do better.
     
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    What lots of consumers do not take into account this time is this world wide disruption of those that make the products. We ran out of say, Winchester primers so we ramped up imports of tula or S&B to make up for it last time. This time there are no primers stockpiled over there now and production is slowed or stopped everywhere let alone getting it to the US. World wide restocking will take a good bit for lots of things and this may help bring domestic production back into the profitable range so we are less dependant on what others can do in terms of limiting availability of key products. There are reasons our military uses domestically sourced equipment and supplies.
     
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    Also a good explanation for why, when someone asks, they can’t just make more 22 ammo. It can cost more to get tooled up to make more than they’re likely to ever see in profit.

    I do like that the article mentioned being neighborly with our purchasing and use of ammo. I think it’s something that’s easy for people to forget when supplies are limited as they are.

    Also, I’m no grammarian but dang mate, they need an editor.
     
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    When I read this, what I actually see on the page is "...it's gonna cost you more, much more, Joe Shooter..."
     
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    True to that but is the ammo made here really THAT much more expensive than the steel cased import when you consider the quality of each shot. There are those that buy steel cased and complain it's crap ammo. Hello!!
     
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    With the decline of print products, editorial staffs have been gutted. I would not be at all surprised if the editorial department at G&A is actually a full-time staffer or two taking submissions from freelancers. They probably do need more editing staff and are aware of it, but since it's not being financially supported ...
    There are a couple of jarring things in this article, but the fellow isn't a raging illiterate, IMO. Personally, I'm willing to cut G&A a little slack.

    Agree with the poster re .22 lr: Most people seem unaware it's a quite different production process and has its own, dedicated production lines. Without significant investment (and the time to get a new facility up and running) the capacity the country has is the capacity the country has. I do know CCI opened a new plant in '17 or thereabouts.
    In general, yep, ammo is going to cost us more, and perhaps for quite a while.Not a heck of a lot to be done about it, I'm afraid.
    I do agree re helping out our less forward-thinking and less well-stocked friends If we want to be shooting alongside good people, we need to look out for good people.
     
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    Was this presented here just to see if anyone would catch it?
     
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    I blame autocorrect. Bekuze Eye kann.:evil:
     
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    Well , given the subject addressed by the erroneous word , it is a poignant mistake.
     
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    Roll your own and stay well stocked and you will yawn every time you hear about the latest ammo shortage
    :cool:
     
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    About the only way I would be out of ammo now, is if I fulfilled that silly urge to get a Ruger 57 or a 10mm. :D
    I hope to get my son interested into reloading. Now would be a good time, as I just heard I'll be off for another month.
    I don't think my wife is ready for me to retire. ;)
     
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    If you can purchase ammo at all in 6 months I would be amazed...
     
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    I'm not worried about an ammo shortage. I'm worried about what my heirs, who don't shoot, are going to do being stuck with this stuff.

    "Hello, police dept,. can you please come and take away this dangerous stuff."
     
  22. George P

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    then you shoot it all up ahead of time and the hell with those folks
     
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    I don't know if I have enough years left in my life to do that. lol
     
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  24. George P

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    I have that issue with clay target ammo, but I could shoot up my pistol ammo in a month or so of a serious concerted effort.....:thumbup:
     
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    We’ll see how prices settle out without Walmart in the game.
     
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