AK Ammo situation

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Bigcountry02, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    For your information only! Rather have enough, than none at all!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-gamJ56Lb4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-gamJ56Lb4[/ame]

    If you plan on doing any training.

    He says from a major supplier of ammunition they sold 23% of their domestic inventory in the last 24 hours.

    His supplier has no 7.62 on the water, i.e. on the boat being shipped into the country and neither does the Russian companies from his sources.

    Ammunition 5.45 caliber is also affected.

    Looking at 4 months without shipments, the Tulo warehouse is out in the states and Wolf ammunition is rationing to sellers!
     
  2. Ironhorse944

    Ironhorse944 New Member

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    Placed my order 3 days ago should be on the doorstep tomorrow, now I wish I had doubled it :(
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    So, I've got a great idea. Lets post a lot of stuff about a possible shortage that may happen and alert a bunch if people who may not be well informed about a situation. That way we can create a panic before there is a reason for one. Lets make prices and availability as bad as we can, and as fast as possible.
     
  4. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I am just posting the information for the AK and SKS folks. I walk into Sportsman's Warehouse and you see the ammunition section that once held, pistol/revolver and 7.62 completely bare and their shipments are made up of 1 or 2 cases only!
     
  5. TennTrucker

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    I ordered 1000 rounds yesterday and was delivered today.

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  6. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I understand. But part of the shortages are driven by continuing to drive people to think that they need to buy more than they need, every time they see ammo available. If they continue to stockpile at every opportunity, it delays normalizing the market.
     
  7. TennTrucker

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    And just what is more than they need?.........:what:

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  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's hard to define numerically. OTOH, if a person has an AR, and already has 2,500 rounds of factory ammo stockpiled, why "buy out the store" whenever a distributor gets more in, and make it unavailable to everyone else?

    Even if the Chinese invade, do you really believe that you're going to shoot up 2,500 rounds through your semi-auto rifle before you get killed???? You might even last a little longer if your neighbors were able to buy some ammo and have the ability to fight beside you.

    Some folks think they're bullet proof, but you're not!:(
     
  9. therewolf

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    Thank you. Couldn't have said it better myself. In essence,

    the internet is a two edged sword. No ammo "on the water".

    What hogwash! How can you possibly verify that?

    IMO this is rumor-mongering at it's worst, and look!

    There go the prices!
     
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  11. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Update to 7.62 x 39 ammo. Not sure if this is true or false, to head off a hoarding and buying craze like never before.

    http://www.thebangswitch.com/is-the-x39-world-coming-to-an-end/

     
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  12. Jagermeister

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    No shortages or reports of possible shortages in Germany...so far.
     
  13. Mercator

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    This will go down in history as the Putin Panic. :D
     
  14. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Right now from gunbot and internet sites the prices have not climbed, yet!
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    More of the usual fear mongering from infowars.
     
  16. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    My area it is bare shelves for pistol and the specific rifle ammo!
     
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  18. Mercator

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    Wolf, Red Army, etc are listed by several vendors for about 25 c a round.
     
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  19. rifleman1

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    I just bought several boxes of7.62x39 from my regular dealer and he has case after case piled up in the showroom and does not know of any shortage yet.