New US Ammunition Plants Coming

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by alsaqr, Apr 13, 2022.

  1. TRX

    TRX Member

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    "Why haven't they been doing that for the last two^H^H^H TWENTY years?"

    FIFY

    The industry used the Middle East as their excuse for two full decades. The commercial ammo and component pipeline never did fill back up to pre-2001 levels. There was always a shortage of *something*, always blamed on "the military has us maxed out" or "hoarders." And in all the months since the military bugged out, somehow the shortages are even worse.
     
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  2. Jim Watson

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    Ah, but will his output increase the supply enough for competition to kick in and bring down the "market price" or will he throttle production to support scarcity pricing? Or will it be a drop in the bucket with no effect on pricing?
     
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  3. wcwhitey

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    Well said! That is exactly the problem with GA, NY, VA, CA. PA, OH and IL and quite a few others that have huge cities that dominate the voting block. Speaking for myself if it wasn’t for NYC the rest of NY is pretty strongly Red. Florida is doing well now but not much more than one election cycle ago it was a 50/50 state. I know people think I am crazy but with all the immigration and Houston Texas is sometimes closer than it should be.
     
  4. reddog81

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    You should have started a primer factory then….

    FWIW Back in 2018 retailers were running sales on primers and manufacturers were having to give away rebates in order to move primers for $25 per 1000
     
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  5. Jim Watson

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    20:20 hindsight.
    I did not max out the rebate and I did not clean out a going out of business sale.
     
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  6. Bfh_auto

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    It could be me. But the ideology of gun owners and the amount of ammo needed has changed drastically since the early 90s.
    I know more people with thousands of rounds of ammo than people with 500.
    There is also a lot more spray at the target people than before. This increases the need for more ammo type supplies. Facebook Twitter, YouTube etc causes more widespread panic. More ammo is"needed".
    Losing Russian ammo and potentially a large amount for supplying Ukraine causes more need.
     
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