Remington is now up and running 24/7 in their ammo business!

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  1. Solomonson

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    Hopefully the shelves will start showing it soon.....
     
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    Good news!
     
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    You had no idea they were down? They have been down since about last summer and ceased when the BK happened. All one had to do was go into any Walmart and you saw no Remington ammo for months. When they start showing up at the big box stores, then I'll believe it.............
     
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    They were never completely down but after the first of the two bankruptcy most of Remington's supplier were operating in a mode where Remington had to pay cash up front before the supplier would deliver the parts or raw materials. Remington's limited cash reserves after the first bankruptcy meant that frequently the various lines were starved for raw materials. So never completely down but short on materials. They may have been down for just a week or two after Vista bought the plants and their FFL paper work was being completed but that IIRC only took a couple weeks. I believe they had already started that paper work for the FFL before the auction was even over. So now with Vista at the helm, FFL's in place, and with a good line of credit no doubt the supplier are back to more typical credit terms and the material is flowing at regular intervals and production is coming back up to the full capacity of the facility and its work force.
     
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    Does this mean Remington hasn't been using up all the primers like the other companies?
     
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    A bright spot in a quagmire - very refreshing
     
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    No, it means Remington was-not/could-not make as many primers as it could otherwise due to short supplies of raw materials and all the primers they were able to make were being used in ammo production.
     
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  9. Jim Watson

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    Local range/store has gotten a couple shipments of Remington .22 LR which is more than the dribble of other brands and calibers.
     
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    Awesome news! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I’ve seen some of the green and yellow boxes at sportsman’s warehouse recently in the shape of .22 hornet and shotgun ammo
     
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    Remington ammo was down for nine months. Twice as long as the rest. And they produce about a quarter of all the primers.

    Basically a bunch of rich Democrats bought Remington to destroy it. Pushed into bankruptcy then broke it into pieces and sold it off.
     
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    Good news is Remington will be making ammo. The bad news is I saw 2 guys from their ammo production line waiting in front of Sportsman's Warehouse looking for primers.
     
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    Well, This is certainly good news.

    I went to the range 2 times during the past weekend; guess how many rounds I fired?
    Answer: 1 (one little 9mm round).

    I also brought my son to the range; it was his first time. Guess how many rounds he got to fire?
    Answer: 10 rounds of .40S&w, 5 rnds of 9mm, and 50 rnds of .22LR.

    Ammo is just so expensive and scarce that I just couldn't bring myself to shoot any (or even let my son shoot) because I wanted to save it for the person I was training. This ammo shortage is just terrible.
     
  15. Carl N. Brown

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    Remington back in production is good news. Better news would be if they brought the .22 Golden Bullet back to what it was in the 1960s, like, replace the worn out equipment and make it right like I remember it was.

    I have been going solo to the gun club range.

    Past few weeks I have seen more evidence in the form of new empty brass that the drought is letting up. Slowly.

    I have actually been shooting more this year than last year. 2020 Apr 3-8 I was hospitalized for Covid, pneumonia, UTI, spent 2 wks under home health care. Made a few trips to the mountain to check out the land my son bought. Mostly just cooped up under a gloom.

    Back in 2006 I had bought one of the cheap clones of the Ithaca 37 and irked by having to correct faults. I recently located and installed a proper left shell release made for 3in mag, so I have been checking it out. Desperate for excuses to get out really.

    I also bought a .22wmr cylinder for my Heritage Rough Rider while the cylinder was 29.99 free shipping. I have been working through some old .22wmr shells tarnished by being left in a leather cartridge belt.

    And I fired ten rounds checking out the zero on my M1 Carbine in case I can work a few military matches into my schedule. Fired and replaced the rounds in my bedside revolver.

    Cleaned and test fired a pistol and cleaned a Hawken rifle for a sibling. Shot up some half boxes of .22 in various guns to check sights and function.

    Back in the 1960s with ammo sales being restricted to FFL lgs & logged in a bound book, I decided to maintain a five year ammo supply. Couldn't stop at a convenience store on the way to the mountain for a box of .22s after the 1968 GCA so I started buying cartons at the lgs in calm times. So I've not been hurting during any of the panics.

    I have an extra 100 rd box of Winchester SuperX like Cheaper than Dirt is advertising at $79.95 currently. Think I'll go to the old home place on the mountain and plink cans like a millionaire.

    OK. I'll admit I miss the days of taking a cartoon - 500 rounds - on a plinking session and not worrying about where the next carton would come from or when.
     
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    That is just totally sad your boy can't enjoy shooting more. If you're close, I'll gladly load up a couple hundred 9's and give to you. LMK

    Bill
     
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    Hopefully they'll now make a better .22 product, their old priming system for .22's was horrible.

    Notably more duds than any other brand.
     
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    Mr. Vanderbrink's new video finally admits the shortage was due to Remington being down. In his previous videos he emphasized that we consumers were to blame. Interesting.
     
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    I am waiting for Cor-Lokt bullets to return as some of them were used in various accurate loads that other brands cannot duplicate.
     
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    Only down side is I read where MSRP on the $5 Gun Clubs would be $11.99.
     
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    Well it's gotta' help a bit. I have moved away from Remington/UMC in the past. Perhaps they can restore some of their former quality & QUANTITY.
    :scrutiny:
     
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    No and no. I watched the video, and there was no indication that the shortage was due to Remington being down. He did note the need to hire hundreds of workers and refill supply pipelines, and says they have done that. He never blamed consumers in any of the videos, but referred to supply problems from bankruptcy, politics, covid and fear due to civil unrest.
    He also emphasizes that quality will not be sacrificed, but I regard that as ad speech because I have seen quality decline in Federal and Remington ammunition in times of high demand. If he can deliver, there is a lot of money to be made, but they all know they must make hay while the sun shines because interesting times lie ahead.
     
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    I’m not getting my hopes up, but I enjoy positivity for a change. I would imagine many folk will be overbuying at the beginning of any resurgence. The manufacturers had better be on their toes.
     
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    It should help for sure, but not sure how significant the difference will be. The additional supply of primers will probably have the biggest impact as that seems to be the bottleneck at the moment industry wide, and Remington is 1 of 4 companies that produce them IIRC.
     
  25. John_R

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    Yes and yes.

    "As we talked about in our two previous videos, the ammunition shortage that was going on, and continues to go on today, was brought on by a couple factors. Remington was going through a bankruptcy proceeding, and a major manufacturer wasn't making much ammunition."

    December, 2020 video titled, "A Message From Federal, CCI, Speer And Remington President Jason Vanderbrink On Ammo Demand":

    "All I hear is, 'we're not making ammunition'." Well, one of your companies wasn't. And, "...basic economics. Seven million new shooters since March, times two boxes which is a conservative estimate, is seven hundred million new rounds of ammunition our three factories have to help produce. That is impossible to do in nine months."

    He clearly blamed demand for the shortage with zero mention of Remington.
     
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