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Old 03-23-2014, 04:16 PM   #41
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Ahhh Yes...Walmart. I made a trip there last night fairly late to pickup some cough meds for my Granddaughter. I saw a small crowd at the Sporting Good section and strolled by. There were familiar faces I recognized who are sellers at the local gun shows. I spoke to one person asking what was going on at such a late hour and he said the store had received approx. 50 boxes of .22LR. Apparently, these guys snag their buddies (3 box limit) upon getting the inside info and they swarm the stuff and re-sell it at the shows for a premium. The way it looked was beyond amazing....13-14 guys waiting to pounce. I just shook my head and walked on with my business. Between that and some LGS selling .22LR on the basis of buying a firearm, this is really sad. I sure hope this doesn't remain the norm on obtaining simple plinker ammo.

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Everyone is commenting about the shortage of ammo exactly the way the gun-grabbers want them to. The ammo makers do NOT need to hire temporary staff and run the production lines three shifts a day. And no, they are NOT already doing that, but the gun-grabbers want us to believe they are. The ammo makers don't need to buy more land and build more buildings and more expensive equipment, either. Sure SOUNDS good and sensible, but it isn't true.
Here's some quotes from some of the "liars" and "gun grabbers":
Hornady:
http://www.hornady.com/support/availability
Guns and Ammo:
http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/04/02/ammo-shortage/
and especially the NRA-ILA, because we all know what a bunch of gun grabbing government goons they are:
http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2013/5/rumor-control-ammo-shortages-revisited!.aspx

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And no, I don't want to believe it
I think we've hit the crux of the problem.
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“We are not experiencing a gun or ammo shortage. We are experiencing a customer surplus.”.
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Let's hope the Ukraine situation doesn't lead to a ban on Russian ammo coming into the US


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The issue with production of rimfire ammo has been pointed out again and again. The equipment to produce centerfire ammo can be used to produce a variety of calibers. The equipment to produce rimfire ammo can only be used to produce one caliber. Manufacturers are not going to buy more equipment to satisfy what is seen as a temporary spike in demand.

Another issue with buying equipment right now is technology is advancing so quickly. It is hard for a company to buy an expensive piece of equipment that will be obsolete before it is delivered.

One last issue that makes it hard to retool is the law. Right now only CA has banned lead bullets. But what starts in CA often spreads nationwide. Ammo manufacturers have no choice but to take a wait and see attitude when it comes to retooling and buying materials. No company wants to be caught sitting on a zillion tons of lead they cannot sell as a finished product.

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I am lucky where I live there is no shortage of .22 ammo



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I am lucky where I live there is no shortage of .22 ammo



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second if it's so abundant in your area, please ship some to all the FTF members here!
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as i keep saying...it wont get any better until we simply stop buying it...which forces demand down, which reduces prices in order to move it and increases supply inventory.

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I am lucky where I live there is no shortage of .22 ammo
Ok, I'll bite. Where do you live?
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I am not the kind of person to wait in line for ammo, I don't have to have it that bad, but the last time I bought .22 ammo was June of 2012, I bought 1100 rounds and I used that through the end of that year. Since December of 2012 until now, I have went to multiple stores about once a month and have never once seen a single round of .22, ever. This is in Mid-Michigan.

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