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Old 02-06-2013, 03:45 AM   #21
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Ammo is scarce here in Tucson. I paid $405 each for three cans of 5.56 62gr and .45 is running about a buck a round. .22 is gone, none to be had by hook or crook.

Do you folks think that the market will cool off any time soon or should I keep buying at these high prices? I am really new to shooting and I would like a few thousand rounds to learn with. The only thing I have been regularly able to find is 12ga target loads.

I bought my wife a Baby Eagle by IMI in .45 and a Sig P220 Extreme for myself. Then I picked up a Sionics AR-15. I bought a 1000 rounds of 5.56 55gr and 500 rounds of .45 thinking that would hold me awhile... Sadly I was very wrong on that call.

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Ammo is scarce here in Tucson. I paid $405 each for three cans of 5.56 62gr and .45 is running about a buck a round. .22 is gone, none to be had by hook or crook.

Do you folks think that the market will cool off any time soon or should I keep buying at these high prices? I am really new to shooting and I would like a few thousand rounds to learn with. The only thing I have been regularly able to find is 12ga target loads.

I bought my wife a Baby Eagle by IMI in .45 and a Sig P220 Extreme for myself. Then I picked up a Sionics AR-15. I bought a 1000 rounds of 5.56 55gr and 500 rounds of .45 thinking that would hold me awhile... Sadly I was very wrong on that call.
I wish it would cool off; but, with the political ongoings - I doubt it!

I too have been getting 12 gauge target loads, slugs and buckshot.

Be very tight on the ammo that is hard to find, until supply comes back to somewhat normal I will be more friendly with the 870 and might grab another one.
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I wish it would cool off; but, with the political ongoings - I doubt it!

I too have been getting 12 gauge target loads, slugs and buckshot.

Be very tight on the ammo that is hard to find, until supply comes back to somewhat normal I will be more friendly with the 870 and might grab another one.
I really want more .45 for pistol training. My wife and I are both using .45. We need much more range training. Then again I get the feeling that there is no such thing as enough range training...
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9-12 months and it will be back.

A good time to learn how to hand load.

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9-12 months and it will be back.

A good time to learn how to hand load.
I have been saving all my brass. Haven't the first clue what to do with it, but I have it. Should I save spent shotgun shell hulls as well?
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Like most places, ammo is scarce in my part of Missouri, near KC. However, I travel to Utah (Salt Lake) for business fairly often, and have had better luck there. Found a relatively new shop two weeks ago, where I got a case of 9mm 115gr FMJ for a respectable 30 cents/round. Went back this week, and that product was gone, but they had a nice supply of 9mm 124gr JHP, so I got a few boxes of that.

The store manager said that they work a little harder to get ammo from distributors, compared to some other shops. I don't know about that, but he's obviously doing something right. They had some stock of most of the common calibers, except for .22. I hope my Cabela's orders for 22LR come through. These orders were made a few weeks ago, before the dreaded "no backorders" era ...

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I am really in need of .22lr for my daughters. They really like the two .22 rifles I bought for target practice and anti varmint duty. We went down to the range and they went through an entire 525 round box.

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9-12 months and it will be back.

A good time to learn how to hand load.
Considered handloading myself. Can't find ANY primers (other than 209s) in my area, S.E. PA. Seems easier to find ammo though, lately.
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Midway has a LITTLE 9mm - never used it but going to try a few boxes- Trying not to shoot my "gud" stuff--

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/777168/sellier-and-bellot-ammunition-9mm-luger-115-grain-full-metal-jacket-box-of-50?cm_cat=CheckoutConfirm&cm_pla=ProductDescrip

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Just clicked on the link. Out of stock.

I use the same for range ammo. Puts a hole in paper.
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