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Stuff is finding its way back to the shelves

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by grandpawj, Mar 11, 2013.

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  1. grandpawj

    grandpawj Member

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    Last night at Bass Pro Shop in Myrtle Beach I found the following:

    LPP's 100 round pkg 2ea @ $4.79 (all they had)
    44 Mag Winchester Brass 100 pieces(bag) @ $31.99 (they had 4 bags left)
    Unique powder 1 lb bottle @ $23.99 (they had 3 bottles left)

    I didn't buy any but they had other powders, IMR 7828, IMR 4350, and IMR 4198
     
  2. grubbylabs

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    Still pretty bare around here.
     
  3. Belmont148

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    Seen a few more supplies lately as well. Lots of large rifle primers on the shelf, plenty of .308 bullets in all brands and sizes. Saw a large shipment of Varget, but it got cleaned out in a day. Also saw a bunch of 8# kegs of Unique. Also a local gun store has a lot of 9mm, .223, and 7.62x39 ammo at low prices. They are limiting your purchase though.

    I am just glad to see something show back up. Also handguns and AR's seem to be back on the shelves at discounted prices. I think the clouds are parting.
     
  4. Arkansas Paul

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    It's slowly coming back around I think.
    Large primers are on the shelves for both rifle and pistol, but small primers are still scarce and don't last long when they come in.
    Rifle powders are still available, but pistol primers are in short supply. I say pistol powders are, Red Dot, Green Dot and Blue Dot are everywhere. We picked up some Red Dot to try in the .38 Special because that's about all that could be had. Who knows? Maybe we'll like it.
     
  5. KansasSasquatch

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    3.2gr Red Dot over a 158 LSWC is a good load Paul. Nice accurate powder puff load.
     
  6. Arkansas Paul

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    Yeah, I've got to get me a 158 gr mold.
    I loaded 4 grains over a 125 grain RNFP yesterday. I'm gonna see how they shoot.
     
  7. ranger335v

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    "Last night at Bass Pro Shop in Myrtle Beach I found the following:"

    I've not been there in years but I've noticed my local stores tend to have a pretty good stock right after a big delivery so maybe it's easing up. ??
     
  8. chrisgo

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    Local Walmart just got 30 500 round cases of .223 steel cased ammo for $157.00 each!
     
  9. gilfo

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    My local Wally World has started to put display items in the ammo cabinet. Doesn't look good for them to be selling ammo anymore.
     
  10. Metal Tiger

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    Here in Lost Angeles NO PISTOL primers NO W231 to be had
    Very small supplies of ammo. We are still in the Dark Ages here.
     
  11. Speedster00

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    Nothing here in houston...however in Nashville, the reloading bench has TONS of supplies. But they dont ship...I was there in person and they said they want to support the locals in return and not ship out the store..

    But they had powder/primers/bullets...etc.
     
  12. USSR

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    2 or 3 bags/bottles/boxes, and "Stuff is finding its way back to the shelves"? :rolleyes:

    Don
     
  13. DWT

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    New Orleans is bare, too.
     
  14. Arkansas Paul

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    Compared to nothing, I would call it an improvement.
     
  15. JJ-

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    Still have nothing here
     
  16. Lennyjoe

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    Never thought I'd see the day when us reloaders had to trade brass for bullets and vice versa because we can't find components.

    Not to mention powders and primers. Now I read online where politicians want tax us to death on ammunition.........Just a sad state of affairs ladies and gentlemen.
     
  17. James2

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    Local store here where I buy components, had black powder and percussion caps. Not any primes nor smokeless powder yesterday. Two boxes of 270 cal jacketed bullets.

    Local Wally World had nothing.

    Sorry, I see no end yet.
     
  18. 788Ham

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    Nothing here on the shelves I've seen either.... a lot of improvement to be had here!
     
  19. PhotoBiker

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    Great. It would be Myrtle Beach...

    I haven't been back to Myrtle Beach since I left MB AFB in '92.

    Still very bare up here.
     
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    Let this be a lesson to us ALL...
     
  21. USSR

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    +1. Fortunately, I learned my lesson during a previous drought.:)

    Don
     
  22. DeadFlies

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    Stuff has ALWAYS been finding its way onto the shelves. These days it just doesn't stay there for very long. I found two boxes of WWB 9mm at WallyWorld yesterday. The guy (who literally laughed when I asked if they had any .22lr) told me they just came in this morning and by 10AM I got the last two.

    Some stuff found its way onto the shelves but those shelves are empty again, just like yesterday. I don't see things getting any better. Not here, not now anyway.
     
  23. grubbylabs

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    I started loading after the last drought settled down, I did not even know there was one until I started and herd people talking about it. but you can rest assured that when things settle down for a bit I will not be left for wanting again. I don't really need any thing right now, but my want list is very long.
     
  24. -Gadsden-

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    so would you say you made a good decision to start reloading by starting after the last panic hit? I'm going to get into it this summer, hopefully things will have calmed a bit
     
  25. PhotoBiker

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    Keep your eyes on the for sale threads. There will be a bunch of deals out there once this starts to die down. People get into <<insert hobby here>> for the wrong reasons...
     
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