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when is this dry spell going to end?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jack44, May 5, 2013.

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  1. jack44

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    Ok I didn't buy enough of bullets and primers for all of my guns! so when is nightmare going to be over I cant even find .22'S!.:banghead:
     
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    This will end June 15th at exactly 2 PM EDT.

    Seriously, nobody can say and it depends on what you want? Thursday I happen to be in Gander Mountain and they got some ammunition in. They got some 375 round boxes of CCI .22 LR and some Lawman .45 ACP. That was about 9:30 AM and the guy working the gun section didn't give it till noon.

    Stuff is slowly beginning to appear in small quantity. Cabella's has been getting bullets, ammunition and other components but they go fast so you have to be vigilant and keep checking their and other websites.

    Ron
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    A visitor to the ATK booth at the NRA convention was told they expected to be back to normal availability in a couple of months.

    On the other hand, one Internet Source said they had still not fully recovered from the previous Obama Panic and it would be a couple of years to get really straightened out.
     
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    I checked Cabeles on line and no pistol bullets no bricks of 22 nothing this is bad! I hope it gets back to normal soon.
     
  5. cfullgraf

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    I would have to agree with this based on my unscientific study. Before the 2012 elections, some of the components I buy had spotty availability but could be had with a short wait.

    Of course, all that got reset at the end of 2012 and the manufacturers are back to square one.

    But, I am going with Ron's June 15th. He did not state a year, though.:)
     
  6. StretchNM

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    My sources say it will not be until July 7th, but no time was given. Like Cfullgraf observed, though, my source didn;t give a particular year either!
     
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    My guess is when people stop panic buying everything in sight at what ever price is being asked the market will settle down and manufactures will catch back up.
     
  8. Old Fuff

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    I don't think a lot of folks really understand what is going on.

    At Olin/Winchester where they make ammunition and (sometimes) reloading components, their commercial order backlog exceeds that of U.S. Military and law enforcement orders combined! Reloading components are in short supply because they are using them to make compleated ammunition.

    Nobody, but nobody knows when the current shortages will end, but the answer is that will be when supply equals demand - and it's unlikely that will be anytime soon.

    Clearly, the current demand for certain kinds of ammunition and reloading components are reaching historic levels. Somewhere in this is a message for the Pols. in Washington.
     
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    August 14th this year is the date I've been hearing from CCI and Winchester.
     
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    It might end in 2014, depending on how the election goes - if we lose, it will never end
     
  11. CMD-Ky

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    It will end when Janet Napolitano quits buying.
     
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    An alien told me to meat him in a motel room at the Ramada, that I think was a room on the space ship, made up to look like a room at the Ramada, and he told me he didn't know when it would all end.
    So now you have it, nobody knows.
    Sent from aboard the alien space craft

    GS
     
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    The more people ask questions like that, they don't get the soon answer they want. It just stirs the panic pool a little more.
     
  14. StretchNM

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    Well, my Source is an alien too. He had a specific date: July 7th. He just didn't know which year, that's all. I can't fault him for that - I don;t know which year either! He didn't know what time, but speculated it would end sometime between 0233 and 0239 hours.
     
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    Don't you mean meet him? :)

    Ron
     
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    We are still a while away from normal, but it's starting to ease up. I have recently picked up .223 ammo from Walmart for $7.99/box of 20. In the last month I have picked up 700 rnds. I have also picked up 4k .40s&w bullets in the last 2 weeks. Seems powder and primers are easier to come by locally. I picked up 8lb of WST, and 2k CCI SPP Saturday. Primers are still pricy at $34.95, but I'm just replacing what I use.
     
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    I don't think it will change until 2016 election - Then it will either get worse or better, depending on how you vote!
     
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    You're simply looking at the "symptom", not the "disease". The panic buying is a result of fear. Eliminate the fear of draconian gun laws aimed at law abiding citizens, and you will eliminate the panic buying. As others have said, this will continue at least until the 2014 mid-term elections, after which it will either begin to abate or continue, depending upon the election results.

    Don
     
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    That's pretty much it. You have to look at the cause. Expecting people to act any differently than they are is an exercise in futility.

    The best thing we can do for now is root out and try to fire the antis on both sides of the isle, while fiercely backing those who voted for our rights this last time around.

    2014 can send the right, or the wrong, message. We must fire some of the politicians who voted for gun control and help all the pro gun voters to keep their jobs.

    Winning and losing sends the biggest message possible to a politician.
     
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