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Midsouth and Midway perpetually out of stock

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BoilerUP, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. BoilerUP

    BoilerUP Member

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    Anybody care to wager how long this run on reloading supplies and components is going to last?
     
  2. charby

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    I went to Scheel's last night in the Des Moines metro area and they were fully stocked on reloading supplies.

    If want reloading supplies, hit your local stores. I have found prices are fairly similar to catalog companies if you figure in shipping costs. No hazmat fee either.
     
  3. jhansman

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    Until this irrational fear that the new administration is going to outlaw everything gun related stops?
     
  4. KegCommando

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    It's pretty bad.

    That thread the other day on how to make primers from matches is starting to look pretty good.
     
  5. fireman 9731

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    when I was at my local store this weekend everything looked fairly picked over...
     
  6. Envisaged

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    I had been waiting for a long time to get some Lapua brass from MidWay - always on backorder. Finally just picked up some brass once fired from here.

    Our local stores are noticeably busier than normal - seemed like a lot of looky loo's - and not that many purchases. Powder wasn't a problem for me either.
     
  7. SSN Vet

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    call it what you want....

    Obama is on the record, that he wants to...

    1. reinstate the AWB and make it permanent.

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    2. pass a national CCW ban

    Whether he's just a lyin' sack or not and whether he can pull it off or not remains to be determined.
     
  8. plinky

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    Yeah, I waited quite a while for Midway to come up with some .308 brass. Any .308 brass. They just made available some Lapua last night. I was hoping for Nosler but Lapua will do.

    I'm not sure it's irrational. It's got to suck for Obama knowing that the nation is arming itself in anticipation of his presidency.

    Haven't seen any price gouging but the availability of some items is bad.
     
  9. BoilerUP

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    I have seen price gouging...at least locally. Certain calibers of ammunition (223, for example) went up 20% from the week before the election to this week. And there was plenty in stock to be purchased...
     
  10. ants

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    Obama isn't buying up components. Reloaders are.

    Reloaders are buying and hoarding because they are afraid of Obama. For a fraction of that cost you can join the NRA or any other gun rights organization. Together, 60 million American gun owners are stronger than any man in the White House.

    Don't get afraid. Get smart.
     
  11. ants

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    By the way, I stopped by Bass Pro Shop and also Sportsman's Warehouse this morning. Fully stocked with equipment and bullets and primers, and prices the same as 30 days ago.

    If your shelves are empty locally, perhaps your family is buying up Christmas presents for you.
    Just don't look in the closet at home, they really want it to be a surprise!
     
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  13. Envisaged

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    Arrrrgh - Plinky - I just went to the Midway site and the Lapua .308 brass is on sale as well!!! I just picked up 800 pieces of brass off this site and can't justify buying more. :banghead:

    Oh well - by the time I waste through 6-7 reloads of this brass maybe they will have it again.:eek:
     
  14. Grassman

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    They are out of the Nosler bullets I needed, and a lot of other too.
     
  15. steve4102

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    Well it won't be long before all of the "Irrational Fears" become a reality. When this bill get passed in your state you won't have to worry about availability of components ever again. Problem solved.

    http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm
     
  16. BoilerUP

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    Rep. Bill Crawford (D, Indianapolis) authored that bill in the Indiana State Legislature. Current status shows it in committee; something tells me it won't go very far. I've still fired off an email to my state rep voicing my opposition to the bill and urging him to do the same.

    I do find it strangely interesting that the IN bill is worded almost identically to the KY bill...
     
  17. ranger335v

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    "I do find it strangely interesting that the IN bill is worded almost identically to the KY bill..."

    No surprise. They are both written by the same anti-2nd group of goofy "good" lobbiests. You know, the liberal kind.
     
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    "By the way, I stopped by Bass Pro Shop and also Sportsman's Warehouse this morning. Fully stocked with equipment and bullets and primers, and prices the same as 30 days ago."

    don't know where you are but the SW in Columbia SC is almost completely out of primers/powder, been that way a few weeks:uhoh:
     
  19. NC-Mike

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    I picked up some primers at the Bass Pro Shop the other day. They weren't stripped out but they were a little light.
     
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    From ants: "For a fraction of that cost you can join the NRA or any other gun rights organization. Together, 60 million American gun owners are stronger than any man in the White House. Don't get afraid. Get smart."

    I agree completely. You can only buy so many reloading components. Then what do you do when they run out? What needs to be done is mass numbers of shooters to join the NRA. Like it or not, that's where the power is. Then continually call and write your senators and congressman and tell them that you will not tolerate any reduction of our guns rights. Tell them that the law abiding citizens are not the problem, criminals are. And if he still wants to side with the racist socialist obama, then tell him that you will do everything you can to make sure he does not win another election.

    :cuss:
     
  21. K-Dirt

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    The Sportsman's Warehouse in Albuquerque is just about cleaned out. Primers, brass, and bullets are all pretty much sold out (except for odd ball things like 110 gr 30 cal. bullets etc.). Not sure about the powder because they keep it in the back.
     
  22. steve4102

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    The NRA is fighting a losing battle. A battle that cannot be won! They not only have to fight the Politicians on the left, they have to fight their own members. That's right their own members.

    I see it every day, NRA members driving around in PU trucks and cars with NRA stickers plastered all over the place, and amongst all the NRA stickers is a whole host of Obama, Al Franken and any number of anti second amendment politicians. So, joining the NRA is a total wast of time and money if it's members can't or won't take the time to get their head out of their ass, pay attention to what the hell is going on and stop voting for the very politicians that the NRA battles every day.
     
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    Round Rock TX Sportsman's Warehouse was almost shelf-bare Saturday. Granted: Black Friday was the day before, but even still...primers, "common" bullet calibers, and ALL 1lb powders were gone and only 3 or 4 8lb jugs were left. Waiting line for guns was 3-people deep, each salesman handling 2 or 3 people at a time.

    I did manage to find a size 3 Uncle Mike's LH holster for my 6" Ruger GP100, though - hadn't found it anywhere else, incl. Midway & Midsouth.

    Q
     
  24. NC-Mike

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    Just as all the politicians in washington follow the globalization agenda that was put before them, they will in all likelihood also follow a gun rights agenda that will be put before them as well. And just like globalization, they will follow this course without regard for the US citizen, never mind voters.

    Politician do what they want while hoping you believe they do what they say they are doing. They just made a big fuss over voting for 700 billion dollars to buy back bad mortgages. After that was tolerated, they spent and or guaranteed a few more Trillion with nary a whimper from the electorate.

    Face it people. The politicians now know they can do anything the heck they want. With complete impunity.

    OK, I'm taking off my tin-foil hat and going to bed now. :p
     
  25. qajaq59

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    Quit picking on each other!!!

    It would be a big help if we could all stop fighting among ourselves and back the NRA. If the guy next to you at the range has a black gun, so what? He likes them. And as an American citizen he has the right to have one. So don't criticize him for it. Back his right to have that, or any other rifle he chooses.

    Personally I prefer wood and blued steel with lever actions. And I'd be darn mad if someone got in the forum and said I shouldn't have them because he didn't think they were a hunting rifle. It doesn't matter what he thinks. They're MY rifles.

    So join the NRA and back every gun owner whether you happen to like him or his choice of guns.

    And that's my rant for this month.......
     
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