Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by N9NWO, Apr 19, 2021.
But why is #7 and #8 birdshot ammo not on store shelves? There can't be that many new bird and bunny hunters, nor droves of new skeet shooters. I've been thinking about starting to shoot skeet and sporting clays again, but am amazed that I don't see shotshells on store shelves. I have a reasonable stockpile from several years ago, but I don't want to use up what I have if I can't get more.
I find it hard to believe that all of the ammunition manufacturers are producing at full capacity or that the whole sellers are NOT hoarding the ammo. I am just not seeing any on shelves. And forget about finding any type of primers around here. I can get some powder and a limited supply of bullets at Graf's.
Do you shoot ?
One of my LGS was selling baggies of 20 rounds of bulk Winchester 5.56 for $15 a bag which was a pretty damn good price, especially considering it was the green-tipped bullets that shot exceedingly well out of my Henry Long Ranger. So I think it's still pretty much hit and miss YMMV very much locally dependent. But ... getting better!!
If you are speaking a return to normal that would be more likely November of 2022
What I am referring to is that we will see more and more ammo each week. Already seeing one or two pallets each week. That should increase May thru the Fall. But will not return to 2019 levels until 2022
But it does mean will we see less bare shelves.
Production had slowed to as low as 10% at times following bankrupcy in 2020 and ramping up as quickly as possible after the purchase in October. The reasons for the slowdown were cash on delivery terms by suppliers, layoffs of employees due to cash shortage, and Covid. Tax was never an issue, nor was any intentional slowdown or diversion, as no money can be made for investors until product is sold. You can believe the conspiracy theories if you want, but none of them hold up under scrutiny.
Our consistent buyers at the nearby Academy Sports are helping people....as they believe in helping mankind via "Redistribution" of limited resources.
Last September the Gun Dept. Manager told me in person that he always sees the same 20-25 "Redistributors" at Opening time, every Monday and Wednesday.
I hope that with Remington back in the game it might take up considerable slack.
That’s Remington, the OP said Federal.
Sorry, I missed that. Vanderbrink is heading both operations for Vista Outdoors, and I had seen his videos regarding Remington. I see no attribution or links for the claim regarding Federal, but it would be ludicrous for them to back off when they could sell every case of ammo 12 times over. Paying taxes means you are making money. Corporate tax rates are not graduated that way.
On the other hand, another gun shop not too far away has 1K rd cases of 5.56 for $800/500rd case but they have always been scalpers even during the Trump slump.
I don't know that the OP was trying to be misleading or was making up a bunch of bullarky, I think maybe he just heard a lil something, somewhere, had no reason to doubt it and just wanted to pass along what he saw as positive news Bulls* or not..... we aren't all so adept at wading through the nonsense....
It is gone in an hour because the scalpers were there to grab it all up.
Read the OPs other posts on this site, you will soon see what he is all about.
OP, you never did answer my question...Do you shoot ?
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