Federal-CCI press release, 22 ammo

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  1. Malamute

    Malamute Member

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    This was on another forum, it looks like its been making the rounds online. Its nice to see them dedicating part of their production to youth shooting sports for the summer.


    ANOKA, Minn. – May 2, 2013 –

    Federal Premium® Ammunition and sister company CCI® have dedicated 20 million rounds of rimfire ammunition to youth shooting sports programs.
    The Boy Scouts of America will receive 10 million .22 LR shells, and another 10 million will be sent to other organizations.
    This product sold at a discounted price will ship directly to the 4-H Shooting Sports, Boy Scouts and other qualified youth organizations.
    The ammunition distribution process was in cooperation with the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). Delivery is expected in May and will help ensure that many camps, shooting programs and trainings can occur over the summer.

    The consumer demand for ammunition over the last several months has put a strain on manufacturers across the country.
    Both Federal Premium and CCI continue to run their plants 24 hours a day, seven days a week—as they have for years.
    Despite the best efforts of over 2,000 employees working around the clock, customers are having trouble finding ammunition.
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    20 million is not that much production. Four years ago CCI did a video tour at one plant that was making 4 million a day.
     
  3. Malamute

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    Good! Shouldn't even be a hiccup in the supply for the general consumers then.

    I'll be glad when people calm down and supplies can get back to more normal levels. Prices haven't changed much, if at all, at the places I've seen ammo.
     
  4. shiftyer1

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    I think thats great, and I never knew federal/cci came out of anoka.

    If I ever find ammo and have a choice i'll lean they're way.
     
  5. Texan Scott

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    Good news for our next generation of law-abiding, socially responsible shooters, and good for Federal/ CCI!
     
  6. Cee Zee

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    Even if that's a drop in the bucket for what they really need I'm glad to see them mention the kids who need to learn to shoot. It's important to learn these skills when you're young. It's much easier to do when your brain is in learning mode and that means being young. I taught my kids to shoot early. I learned to shoot early. It sure seems like the way to do things to me. My daughter could probably shoot better than me if she practiced and my son shoots about equal with me when he gets jus ta couple of days of shooting in. My daughter has guns all over the place in her house and my son shoots trap and target pistols. I really think it would have been much harder to get them to sit still long enough to learn after they became adults.
     
  7. 45_auto

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    Is anyone surprised that there is an ammo shortage? Notice what they say about running 7 days per week, 24 hours per day for years. That means zero production expansion capability when the demand suddenly increases as it did after Sandy Hook.
     
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    Good point 45_auto..... :)
     
  9. zonzin

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    Time for capital expenditures and factory expansion.
     
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    classy move by federal
    well done
     
  11. MErl

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    if they truly have been running at capacity for years then yes expansion should be considered. Hoarding because of politics only lasts so long.
     
  12. bill3424

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    That's great to hear. With that amount of resources they're allocating to producing ammo, I'm surprised there's a shortage 24/7 for years seems crazy.
     
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    Worried more about consumers than that the future shooters? A lot of these kids first experience with firearms are at these camps and it develops their opinions and respects for them that last into adulthood.

    A little self centered????
     
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    A ban on the Executive use of the TelePrompTer would shorten this debacle.
     
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    I'm glad they are prioritizing. New shooters especially kids should be the priority of everyone who wants to preserve our American traditions.
     
  16. anothernewb

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    side note - I wonder how much additional ammo production is hindered by flat out denials by the EPA for permits to expand the facilities.
     
  17. wally

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    Seems a wise investment of ammo usage to support our future.
     
  18. Malamute

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    I guess I'm totally not getting whatever you thought your point was.

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    Is this actually true? If they wanted to expand, they are/ have been forbidden from doing so?
     
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    I don't know that for sure, but I do know that ammo manufacturing requires EPA certs/permits - so I wouldn't be surprised if they had to file additional permitting to expand an ammo facility.
     
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    I seriously doubt they will buy new machines and floor space. The management has watched the demand for ammo yo-yo up and down over the last 20 years. We're at a high point, but 1-2 years ago they had two wars to supply, plus the civilian market, and no shortages. They're looking at either going back to normal, or the govt bans damn near everything, and it's govt sales only. Time will tell.
     
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    ya, running at 100% capacity is FAR from efficient ... more like 85%. However, they seem to be reluctant (4 YEARS!) to make any investment in expansion.
     
  23. anothernewb

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    what I'm truly scared of is an overtired worker or person making a mistake or a machine run to failure. running at 100%, 100% of the time is asking for a problem. Imagine the scare if say, CCI had a major breakdown or a fire at one of the ammo plants. then watch crap skyrocket.
     
  24. itsa pain

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    ammo people have not expanded because they like this shortage where they make money. after they eliminated foreign competition from norinco Russians etc they have their monopoly. expanding foreign imports will do the trick and I say the hell with the American companies and their monopoly style of doing business
     
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    Malamute,

    I think Tankless mis-understood your post. I didn't take it that way.
     
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