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Old 10-21-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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I wanted to put in an order for some ammo yesterday and found something I wasn't expecting. Checking with the Cheaper Than Dirt and Midway USA websites, I noticed that buckshot and hollow point pistol ammo are both out of stock on most of the different selections. CTD didn't have any of the ammo that I wanted, but I was able to put together an order at Midway USA and got most of what I needed.

After I sent in the order to Midway, I got 2 emails from them. The first one said that since it was almost my birthday I could get special pricing on my next order. The second email was a confirmation that my order had been received . Being somewhat of a tight sphinctered person, I called their customer service and was given about a 10% discount on my order by a very friendly and helpful young lady. As always I have been treated with exceptional fairness at Midway.

Has anyone else seen a lack of self protection type of ammo in your area?

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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i want to walmart a week back to pick up a box or two of .223
they only had one box

this has never happened before they usually have alot...

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I haven't seen anything like that around here but then again I pick up my factory loads from a little mom and pop shop locally and the 70-something year old man who runs the place keeps a tight ship. If anything is getting short he lets me know but I haven't had any trouble getting what I was looking for. I haven't seen a decline in reloading supplies either.

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Maybe the situation around me is weird, but whenever I go to get .223, it's a hit or miss proposition ('scuse the reference). Some days, they have several boxes of bulk. Other days, nothing at all.

What I have noticed is that people are buying up ammo in a big way and that has contributed to the rise in price.

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I've noticed no difference here in Montana. Then again, we have lots of ammo in our stores because everyone has guns and uses them here.

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Many ammo makers have cut back on "civilian" ammo in order to fill military contracts. This is nothing new and I'm surprised you are just now seeing it. I like to buy ammo from local gun shops to help keep them in business. Many are barely making it. I may spend a few more bucks, but I'm helping small businesses. When I find the ammo I'm looking for, I buy a bunch in case there is a future "problem" caused by elected politicians.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:16 AM   #7
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No problem here,in Midwest picked up 200 40cal and 50 25 cal from the local wally world. they had plenty in stock.

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Not here in NC but it wouldn't surprise me. With the chances of B.O.
winning, people may start buying up ammo, fearing that he may "back door" us.( serialized ammo, banning certain ammo). I'm not too worried though. Every time I go to the range, instead of shooting 100 rounds, I shoot 50 rounds of target ammo, and stash another box of S.D. ammo in my safe. Same thing with my milsurp rifles. Just bought 400 rounds of .30-06 from CMP for $100 (with ammo can).

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Wal Mart seems to have plenty in stock. I buy some every week.

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Plenty Surplus here especially 7.62 and .223
http://www.wideners.com/

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