Just and after thought, those of you that think you will not be effected because you shoot a Ruger .204 or a non militarry round, keep in mind that it's the same primer used to build the round that the .223 cal uses, ALL ammo will be affected, the shortage could be anything from powder to brass, primers, lead, copper,ECT, You get the idea!!!The government gets all of its components to make ammo the same place you and I get it from supplyers like CCI ,WINCHESTER , Remington , Federal ECT, the price of metal has doubled and is going higher, I,m sure the war has alot to do with it!!! I know CCI is not going to make primers for suvilian retail for at least two years cause the government is in short supply, and I'm sure thats not the only thing, so yes we are having an ammo shortage but this is just the start of it, I'm sure it is going to get alot worse as time goes on!!! Keep in mind that after you run out of ammo you are left holding a glorified baseball bat, so it might be in your best intrest to stock up now, the future is unsure, and I don't remember ammo ever getting cheaper, so don't hold out for that. I personaly have gotten rid of alot of oddball stuff and only kept the guns that are near and dear to me, with just a few differant cal, so I can consentrate on only those parts nessasary to keep my ammo needs stocked up!!! I don't know how much truth there is to this but I heard Lake City ammo depot is at its lowest since ww11, So consider yourself warned!!!
Guys,Has anyone heard of any ammo shortages as a result of the war in Iraq? I just saw an article claiming that there is one but I bet if I was to go to walmart they would have plenty.
Holy Moly!Lead shot in my area is selling for about $65 per 25 pounds. The last bag I bought was in 2001 and paid $13. I know that was awhile ago, but over 400% increase in 7 years is crazy!