lack of .357 and .38s

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by David26, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. David26

    David26 New Member

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    I have been able to find just about everything when it comes to ammo here and there with the exception of 357 and .38s here in Idaho. I was able to find one box of 26 rounds Horndy yesterday at Cabelas but that was it seemed in the whole town of Boise. Has everyone been having the same trouble? Talked to on vender that said those two rounds are the only one there seems to be a real shortage they get every thing else in it just get bought up right away but they don’t get much .357 or .38 in.
     
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  2. CA357

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    It seems ammunition is pretty scarce, as well as ridiculously priced these days.

    I would hazard that .38/.357 is a popular round in your area and thus in short supply.

    There's ammunition out there available, but the prices are insane. :mad:
     

  3. Megaton

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    Same deal here in NV. I was able to score a 250 pack of UMC a couple months ago but since then I haven't seen any .38 or .357 at any of the big stores. My local shop has almost everything but the prices are around 3 bucks overpriced per 50.

    I was lucky enough to score 2 boxes of .357 and a box of .38 yesterday at walmart. First time Ive seen ANY .357 or .38 at walmart in months.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The Big Show gunshow is next weekend in Reno if you can make it. Miwall should have a bunch of ammo, but you'll have to get there early.
     
  5. dnthmn2004

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    When I go shopping in Walmart, I always make it down to the ammo/hunting section. There has been NOTHING on the shelves for handgun ammo. I mean NOTHING. The bottom shelves are full of shotgun ammo, there's a few scattered boxes of rifle ammo, and the handgun shelf has nothing on it. The gun shops around where I live have very few boxes of any kind of ammo. As soon as it hits the shelves, the next guy into the store buys it all, or so I've been told. There is even a shortage of 22lr here.
     
  6. 1861

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    Our walmart shelves have been bare at least 3 or 4 weeks now . I went in yesterday and they were fully stocked . Picked me up a few boxes.
     
  7. m72law

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    the wallyworld here has plenty of .38slp. but no .357's...and whats worse than that....they dont have no bulk buy bricks or cartons of 22lr?.every week the old lady and me buy everything from groceries to gear oil..and everytime i check on the ammo...man this is getting ridiculous!
     
  8. Jesse17

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    In my little town we have 3 choices to buy ammo. A over-priced sporting goods store, Wal Mart, and the local Ace Hardware.

    The sporting goods store never has anything in stock except a few hunting rounds (ie. .270 30-06 etc.) at $24-$40 per 20 rd. box.

    Wal Mart has 22's and 12 ga. (but nothing bigger then 7 1/2 shot).

    The local Ace Hardware has everything (except maybe 12 ga., I haven't looked for it there). CCI .22 Mini-Mags are about $2 cheaper than at Wally-World ($4.99/100rds. at ACE) and they're the ONLY place that has .308 in town. Actually they don't even have .308 any more. All they have is 7.62x51 for $15.99/20rd. box).

    Every pay check, I try to buy 500 rds. of the CCIs and a 20rd. box of the 7.62x51.
     
  9. David26

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    My thing is if you get there when there putting the crap out on the selfs they seem to get in tons of 9mm and 45acp .380 22lr and so on it just gets bought up real quik but they never seem to be getting in any .357 or .38s at all.
     
  10. Jesse17

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    Try Ammunition To Go back in Nov. they were the only one I could find that had .357 FMJ, at a decent price. I don't know what Else they have, I was just looking for FMJs because I wanted something to pierce Kevlar.

    Also only, the brand they had was Fiocchi. The reviews looked ok, but I've never tried it.

    Has anyone else used this brand? Is it any good?
     
  11. CA357

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    I've used Fiocchi in .357, 9mm and .45 ACP and it's pretty good ammunition. I'd use it for carry if I had to and be okay with it.
     
  12. Zappa

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    Here in New England, the hard stuff to find is 9mm, .380ACP, .45ACP, .223, 7.62x39 and 7.62x51., but .38 sp and .357 is much more easily available.
    Must be a local preference thing.
    I shoot 20 different calibers, and reload 18 of them.
    The stuff I have trouble finding is .45 lead bullets and small pistol primers.