Ammo shortage?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by biff44, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Angrypoonani

    Angrypoonani New Member

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    I've been encountering similar problems in houston. The only places I can ever be sure of carrying what I need are ranges, but they are all over priced. If I really needed ammo I guess I would pay more but I have about 300 .40 and 300 9mm so for now I'm just routinely checking any wally-world I drive past, hoping and praying.
     
  2. roosterjuicer

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    I know im being part of the problem, not the solution but i just bought 700 9mm from cabelas this weekend at about 12$ a box.:D
     

  3. canebrake

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    Not at all if the purchase was; needed and the price was right.

    The problem is when the sheeple [​IMG] panic buy.
     
  4. roosterjuicer

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    Price was definitely right. i dunno about needed though. I already had about 500 rounds at home and I was originally planning on just getting 400 rounds because I like to have a minimum of 500 at all times and then extras for target shooting which i like to do once a week and I shoot about 150 generally.

    so i got a little crazy, but at least I wont have to buy any more ammo for quite a while.
     
  5. BILLYBOB44

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    Save brass for reload

    Juice, now that you have that new Lee press, find all that 9mm brass that you can, and re-charge them for target use. That is, IF you can get the Damn thing going:p
     
  6. 1022lover

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    Well here in michigan, I cant find .308, 357, or 12 gage slugs. 22s are also going fast. I hear the rumor is the govt is giving out contracts to ammo makers. They say to them that they can have their contracts if they dont sell to civilians and up the price when they do. They figure they cant take away our guns, so they will take away our ammo.
     
  7. canebrake

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    PMC .223 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Boat-Tail, 20 rounds per box for $8.99

    Bud's Gun Shop email;

    Just arrived today, PMC .223 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Boat-Tail, 20 rounds per box for $8.99 Heres the link to the # 1 selling .223 on the planet........
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  8. DuckA

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    It took me 2 months to find any of the cheap plinker .45 ammo here in Georgia. 7.62x39 is nonexistent other than the random box of Winchester SP for $20 for 20. .223 was fairly easy to get until this week. You can just about forget finding any bricks of .22lr, except for the Remington Gold bullets every now and then. I haven't seen any .38 or 9mm ammo in forever. It seems like .40 is growing on trees though. The typical hunting ammo (30-06, .270, 30-30, etc) is plentiful.

    The exception for some of this is at the gun shows. You can find some 7.62x39 there, but not much and it's high as hell.
     
  9. Tyrsgodi

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    Here we go again!

    Golly, it seems like every time we elect a Democrat, only gun dealers make money! I think this panic will be just like the one with Clinton, and is "primerily" driven by temporary hoarding. Do you have enough to reload yourself for the next few months? Then let someone else stock up, too! Personally, I can plink for a long time with what I have!
     
  10. hunter Joe

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    Update by Hunter Joe: It is the 17th. of March and now I can't find any brand primers here in SE Wisconsin. I'm stocking up on black powder just in case I have to go primitive on their a$$es.

    Am I bugging you yet?
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Joe, your avatar is creepy, crawly!

    Better call Terminix! [​IMG]
     
  12. hunter Joe

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    Arnold started to bug me. Looking forward to the Ta Tas and beer next week. Joe
     
  13. aoakley1

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    Worse than Clinton

    I think that this time is worse than when Clinton got in office. I work in the gun business and have tooled up to load my own .223 and 12 Gauge shotgun.
     
  14. cpttango30

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    Some one came in and bought all the relaoder 17 from the one store I shop. That pissed me off.

    Why can't people jsut act like normal humans? Not hording everythign in sight.

    Once all you horders are done buying up everything I will then go out and get all teh closeouts because none of you are buying anymore. So thank you.
     
  15. Hunt SD

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    Sorry

    I feel for you guys that cant find ammo. I have been able to find plenty of .223, .22, .40 and powders. Primers are harder to find now. I just picked up two 550 count federal bulk .22 HP for $13.47 a box and 250 Ultramax .223 55 grain SP for $99 plus I used a Sportsmans Warehouse $10 off $50 purchase coupon for the .223.
     
  16. Angrypoonani

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    This is what I've read recently::mad:

    The DOD has mandated the destruction of all fired brass in the military... this brass is sold to the general population for reloading. However, I have also recently heard that the mandate was remanded as of early this morning. I have no confirmation on the remission of the mandate but the mandate itself is very real. This is albeit not the only reason but is probably one reason for ammo shortages. The government in its current form isn't going to risk a revolution by directly attacking our RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS but instead they will come at us sideways with things like induced ammo shortages and micro stamping for ridiculous reasons such as "Homeland Security" which will hike prices so as to push guns out of reach of the general public: "We the People.":confused:


    This is total bull, but most of us won't give up our security that we have in our lives to get up and take a stand for ourselves. Its tough, granted... but someday, one of these days somebody will, and i'll be standing next to him, same as most of all of yall and we will be brothers when that day comes... we will have to be to survive.:)
     
  17. canebrake

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    Check my post here:

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f30/get-active-pays-off-11977/
     
  18. aoakley1

    aoakley1 New Member

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    Thanks for the link. I just signed up for Gun Talk newsletter.
     
  19. divinginn

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    Me too,just signed up