Reloading Die Shortage

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by oldtymer35, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. oldtymer35

    oldtymer35 New Member

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    On July 30, I ordered an RCBS carbide die set for the .45 Long Colt from Cabelas (I had a gift certificate). As of this date, it's still on back order from RCBS. I checked some of the other Web sites (Graf & Sons, etc.) this morning and it seems that there is a general shortage of reloading dies. I thought the panic buying was only for ammo and reloading components, not reloading dies. What gives? :confused:
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    People are buying things up before the new taxes hit.
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    oldtymer,

    No it is anything to do with ammunition! And even armorer tools. Everyone is gearing up for whatever! I think it is loosening up some but I have my doubts if it will loosen that much for a long time if ever. One major company is producing ammunition 24-7. Out of every 10 rounds that is produced 5 rounds goes to the military somewhere in the world. Three rounds goes to Law Enforcement agencies and the remaining 2 rounds of the 10 goes to the civilian market. I think the perception is that as the liberal anti second amendment (Crooked Politicians and attackers of our Constitution) continue to try to find ways to infringe on our Second Amendment & Constitutional Rights suggesting taxing ammunition to the point of controlling ammunition for personal weapons. People have that consideration and the demand for anything to do with ammunition they are preparing for the worst. No doubt Cabelas has a lot of buying power in the market so they will eventually receive delivery if anyone does!

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  4. Ez2b

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    I waited 7 months on a waiting list at Natchez dot com for the carbide die set all has to do with all the panic out there Plus yes we are going to be getting taxed per bullet bs that might explain the recent explosion in reloading supplies.
     
  5. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Im finding most dies available except for the 9mms and 223 dies. And most of all neck sizing dies only are unavailable as well.
     
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  6. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    Yeah nine millimeter was what I was waiting for everything else was pretty available but primers were hard to find . But not so much now.
     
  7. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Ive been looking for 45acp dies and I cant find them anywhere locally. Or 9mm, I will just have to keep my eyes open for them.
     
  8. John_Deer

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    There is less than a 1% chance that an ammo tax bill will get through congress. Usually reloading equipment moves very rather slowly. One could reasonably assume the ammo shortage has even casual shooters considering reloading. Die makers are not going to spend millions to expand their capacity to find it idle in two years from now.
     
  9. 7.62 Man

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    I looked for months to find a .380 auto die set & finally found one, but now I can't find brass in smaller quantities.
     
  10. nitestalker

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    American firearms owners and activist are aware of the pending dangers. Yes, you will note on these shooting forums there continues to be post supporting President Obama. If you are concerned about the "Bashing" of Obama ? Set down it will not end soon.
    Obama has made it very clear he intends to change American Society. One of these changes is European Style gun control. He has and will use all manner of clandestine power plays in the lead up. He has just moved to end the 114 year old CMP program. He is using his power to attack states rights. The list goes on. American gun owners are preparing for his Final Solution.:(
     
  11. Shade

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    JD,

    I agree with your assessment. Federal taxes have a snowballs chance
    in hell of passing the House nor would I see even the Blue Senate passing
    such a tax increase.

    However, on a state and local level we could see some significant moves
    in state and local taxes.

    Although, reloading equipment manufactures my not investing in expansion
    of their facilities, I do know that several have been farming out parts to local
    job shops, that should help increase the flow of parts to market.

    BTW, just purchase some .308 Win dies from www.fsreloading.com.
     
  12. Txhillbilly

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    And his so called Final Solution will result in the death of our government in my eye's.
    He is going to start a revolution against the government,and is too stupid to even know it.There are many individual states that have had it with his bullsh!t,and they are passing state laws that make Obama's law null n void inside their state lines.
    America is a young country still,and we are headed for a fallout like we have seen in other countries that have grown tired of their governments trying to rule the rights of the citizens.
    Obama needs to take a good hard look at the first three words of the Constitution of the United States of America,and realize just what they mean to a great percentage of American's - WE THE PEOPLE.
     
  13. Shade

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    I fear you might be right.
     
  14. fupuk

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    Went to Cabela's today just to see what they had and found .45Acp dies. Had to do a little searching through the shelves but I found it. Picked up 250 bullets so I can start soon and see how they cycle in my .45s
     

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  15. oldtymer35

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    I emailed Cabela's on 9/7 to check on the status of my order for an RCBS .45 Colt carbide die set and received this reply:

    We appreciate your patience!

    According to our inventory records, the merchandise in question is currently out of stock.

    The tentative arrival date for this particular item to our warehouse is 09/30/13.


    If they do receive the dies from RCBS on the date mentioned, I will have waited over two months for them. I can see a possible shortage of some calibers like the .223 Remington, but are that many reloaders all of a sudden ordering dies for the .45 Colt. Or is it that RCBS has had to concentrate on keeping up with orders for .223 Remington and other popular caliber dies at the expense of some of their other calibers?

    In all my years of reloading, I never thought the time would come that there would be such a shortage of reloading components and tools. I guess I should give credit to our "beloved" president.:mad:
     
  16. fupuk

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    Thats wierd, the Cabela's I was at was fully stocked of 5.56/.223 and had two or three .45colt in RCBS.
     
  17. oldtymer35

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    Since it is now October and I still haven't received my RCBS 45 Colt Carbide Die Set that I ordered in July, I thought I would check Cabela's and some of my other favorite online reloading supply sources regarding the availability of the die set. The results:

    Cabela's - Out of Stock
    Graf & Sons - Out of Stock
    Midsouth Shooter's Supply - Out of Stock
    Midway - Out of Stock

    What Gives: :confused:
     
  18. JWagner

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  19. Shade

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    www.fsreloading.com

    I have been able to get everything in a reasonable time as far as equipment goes.

    Primers and powder if a bit different.
     
  20. oldtymer35

    oldtymer35 New Member

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    [Try Ebay. I bought most of my dies from sellers there and the dies were all new stock.]

    I ordered from Cabela's because my son gave me a gift certificate. I can afford to wait. I already have a Hornady die set that can be used for both the 45 ACP and the 45 Long Colt. The reason I ordered this die set is so that I don't have keep re-adjusting the Hornady dies each time I switch from one caliber to the other. My plan is to leave the Hornady dies adjusted for the 45 ACP and reload my 45 Colt with the RCBS dies. My biggest concern, however, is why is there still such a lack of dies and reloading components in general. Has this been going on ever since our "fearless leader" was re-elected?