I keep hearing ammo production is up to pre-crisis levels but I see little evidence of this in my area.
Shotgun ammo is the exception. I was able to pick up as much as I wanted by being a Cabelas Club Member, even got FREE delievery. $60-70 for cheap stuff and $90 for AA & STS.
I haven't seen a bulk pack of 22 for sale in over 3 years. I have seen 22 Mag but even that has dried up.
I have been forced to stop shooting as I am down to my last couple hundred rounds. I have 3/4 of a brick of subsonic fodder that I never liked and it alot as quiet as I had hoped.
PS: If you have critter problems, low velocity 22 short in a 23" barrel is impressive. The sound of the hammer's impact is louder than the report of the round going off. Still capable of dispatching raccoons but - like all hunting - you must pick your shots.
Wonder why there is no "investigave journalism" on this supply/demand shortage mystery ?