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Jeepers....I stopped in at my local Sporting Good Store and visited with the owner whom I've known for many years. In the short time of 40 minutes or so that we visited, 7 different people came in asking about the availability of .223 ammo. I know there's been a surge but I was very much taken back by that in such a short period. My friend told me its been that way for at least 2 weeks- everyday. He said it might be a good time to paint behind the shelves since they were so empty :) He also pointed to a bulletin board near the front of the store that actually had a few folks looking to trade/barter for reloading supplies too. It appears this might go on for awhile. I thought the Y2K spook was bad but this is turning out to be far worse now I think. I blew the dust off of a box of .280 CoreLokt and took it home with me for the ol' 1960 era Rem 7400.
 

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Jeepers....I stopped in at my local Sporting Good Store and visited with the owner whom I've known for many years. In the short time of 40 minutes or so that we visited, 7 different people came in asking about the availability of .223 ammo. I know there's been a surge but I was very much taken back by that in such a short period. My friend told me its been that way for at least 2 weeks- everyday. He said it might be a good time to paint behind the shelves since they were so empty :) He also pointed to a bulletin board near the front of the store that actually had a few folks looking to trade/barter for reloading supplies too. It appears this might go on for awhile. I thought the Y2K spook was bad but this is turning out to be far worse now I think. I blew the dust off of a box of .280 CoreLokt and took it home with me for the ol' 1960 era Rem 7400.
it's pretty much nationwide as well. hopefully in a couple of months some of the hysteria will have subsided and things will return to a somewhat normal manner.

another 280 Rem. fan! i have a Ruger M77V in 280 (circa 1978) that is a pure pleasure to shoot. very accurate and enjoyable to reload for.
 

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it's pretty much nationwide as well. hopefully in a couple of months some of the hysteria will have subsided and things will return to a somewhat normal manner.

another 280 Rem. fan! i have a Ruger M77V in 280 (circa 1978) that is a pure pleasure to shoot. very accurate and enjoyable to reload for.
Its not as bad here in New Mexico mr axxe, but there is a slight increase in 223 sales both black guns an ammo. I picked up a bunch of cheap wolfe for 6.25 a box this morning. But we dont have the population out here that the big cities do so that helps.
 

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Mulie- EVERY shop here in the Richmond VA area is at ZERO stock on AR type rifles and 5.56 ammo. Gun show 2 weeks ago, and another today sold OUT of 5.56 by 10:30. They are even buying ALL of the .22 ammo-

I stopped in one shop, when he asked me what I needed, and I said a box of .38 S&W, he almost cried- it WAS something he had. I have NEVER seen a buying panic like this. It is like they have just announced that the zombies are crossing the river into town NOW- and everyone that did not have a rifle is running out to buy one. They are even rationing primers to 1000 per customer.

Problem is not just that the shops are empty, but that the supply pipeline has been sucked dry.
 

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Mulie- EVERY shop here in the Richmond VA area is at ZERO stock on AR type rifles and 5.56 ammo. Gun show 2 weeks ago, and another today sold OUT of 5.56 by 10:30. They are even buying ALL of the .22 ammo-

I stopped in one shop, when he asked me what I needed, and I said a box of .38 S&W, he almost cried- it WAS something he had. I have NEVER seen a buying panic like this. It is like they have just announced that the zombies are crossing the river into town NOW- and everyone that did not have a rifle is running out to buy one. They are even rationing primers to 1000 per customer.

Problem is not just that the shops are empty, but that the supply pipeline has been sucked dry.
Thats a real bad deal C3 glad its not like that here. Im sure it will get worse here before to long but im good got plenty of powders, bullets, an brass. Damn people huh
 

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Mulie- EVERY shop here in the Richmond VA area is at ZERO stock on AR type rifles and 5.56 ammo. Gun show 2 weeks ago, and another today sold OUT of 5.56 by 10:30. They are even buying ALL of the .22 ammo-

I stopped in one shop, when he asked me what I needed, and I said a box of .38 S&W, he almost cried- it WAS something he had. I have NEVER seen a buying panic like this. It is like they have just announced that the zombies are crossing the river into town NOW- and everyone that did not have a rifle is running out to buy one. They are even rationing primers to 1000 per customer.

Problem is not just that the shops are empty, but that the supply pipeline has been sucked dry.
But a buddy of mine said it was bad in the metro areas like albuqurque
 

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Sportsmans Guide sent me an email for some close out winter wear. So just for chits & giggles I checked on some 7.62 x 39. I was shocked ! Back ordered until Sept. 2013. what ?

I think it was c3 said that the supply line is empty as well as stores. I think it is empty all the way to the sources in the ground.

You have to press add to cart to see the message about Sept 16 2013 availability.

http://m.sportsmansguide.com/Product.aspx?a=1123981&bi=67116
 

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In early December, I ordered some S&B .380 ammo from Sportsmans Guide and was told to expect shipment in mid-February. It arrived just before Christmas. It appears that they get conflicting info from their suppliers.
 

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Ammo Gold...not the first time

Reminds me of the 2008/2009 ammo & gun rush (the 1st Obozo term):eek: I am perpared this time though... got plenty of everything:cool:
 

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I stopped in at Walmart last night just to check. There was 3 boxes of .270, 4 boxes of .380 , a few boxes of high end 30.06 , some .22 shorts, a few different kinds of high end 12 ga sabots and a bunch of 12 ga bird shot. They have a very large display case that was essentially empty to my standards. Its bad here in central IL.
 

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Its not as bad here in New Mexico mr axxe, but there is a slight increase in 223 sales both black guns an ammo. I picked up a bunch of cheap wolfe for 6.25 a box this morning. But we dont have the population out here that the big cities do so that helps.
Albuquerque is empty of .223/5.56, 9mm, .22LR to name a few. Sportsman's Warehouse had a nice stack of 7.62x39. They have also started 3 box limit on all calibers except shotgun ammo.
 

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But a buddy of mine said it was bad in the metro areas like albuqurque
Yes it is, no AR's either .223/5.56 or .22LR models. Sportsmans wall or pistol is 10mm, some .45 ACP or larger in the cabinet, 9mm Tristar. Alot of .22LR pistols. I usually, check out Ron Peterson's, Rio Rancho shops, Charlie's to name a few. :(
 

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The AR market has gone from stupid to insane. Some member at my local range put his AR on consignment. LRB lower with a PSA upper, unknown LPK. He got $1400 the 3rd day it was out. Ammo has completely dried up north of Atlanta. People in the secondary market are getting up to .80 a round for steel! If you really need rounds, check gunbroker. There are some dealers selling 1000 rounds of brass for $625 shipped. That's to much, but it's about the best price I've found in the last 3 or 4 weeks
 

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Gun show in Walla Walla (WA) last weekend had .223 cartridges selling for $.95 a boom. Unbelievable :eek:
 

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Gun show in Walla Walla (WA) last weekend had .223 cartridges selling for $.95 a boom. Unbelievable :eek:
That is about the average and thensome if you buying from the net for just the 20 round boxes. If you can find some on the net!
 

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Patience Grasshopper. This will pass.
 

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Patience Grasshopper. This will pass.
I started stacking high in 1992. Made it through the last run, Not worried about this one. When I was looking for a lever gun before Oslackers 1st inauguration, I bought a .44-40. Always plenty of ammo when I go to the store. Reloading sure helps. I always buy components cheap. The last 500 55gr BTSP's I bought were 39.00 shipped. I still have battle packs of LC 5.56 that have 21.95 tags on them. Those are 300 round M855. I sold my AR, but my CZ527 has a CIP chamber, so the military ammo stays.
 

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I stopped at Academy Sports, they said they get shipments every day except Saturday and Sunday. They had bulk boxes of 45 ACP but 9 mm, 40 S&W, and 223 were behind the counter only.
 

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most people have no idea of how few ammunition factories there are in the united states. To all my fellow members here save your ammo u may need it in the future for more than target practice. If the govt wanted to stop the flow of ammo it would not be that hard to do. If i sound crazy just think how crazy it would have sounded 7 or 8 years ago that we would even have ammunition shortages and a president who wants to strip away 2 amendment rights through executive order. save ur ammo you and your family will need it!
 
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