ammo shortage

mosin46

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am i missing/not seeing something? i usaully buy from sg ammo or outdoor limited. today instead of multiple pages for common/popular calibers,there is little or nothing available. looked other places as well. 5.56 is gone,22lr is about as scarce as during the last 22 panic,308/7.62 is about dry,9mm gone,38 still around but not as much variety. i looked other sites and same story. don't know about popular calibers i don't shoot-30/06,300 mag,7 mag,243,45 acp,357 but i bet same deal. is it just me or what? this is looking like worse than the most recent obama panic. on line there were 100s of boxes/cases of stuff around at friendly prices. i can't believe multiple 1000s & 1000s of 5.56 etc is bought out in last 2-4 weeks. 6.5 cm is thinner and prices up about 20% or so.glad i left 6cm quickly. anybody got a clue?
 

Dippy

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Yeah man there’s been a run on it. I have been surgically striking sites for pistol reloading components.

Kinda like the TP thing, sure I have plenty and don’t need more but screw it im buying the stuff regardless
 
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basspro ran 223 62gr steel tips sunday for $320 with free shipping. They still have 55gr FMJ for $289. so there's still plenty around at a reasonable price
 

mosin46

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i'm not seeing stuff,at least in my usual scources. 5 or 6 items,usually things nobody wants normally. but not the usual 2 pages of stuff.
 

Reverie Ranges

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I'm not sure I understand the question. Did you mean 22 short vs 22LR?

I don't understand the rush on ammo; why did they not all have what they needed before it got crazy?
 

sixtyfournmor

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I can get anything locally yet from the chain stores.
Fleet Farm is even running deals on 22LR and 223.
 

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Yeah, you're missing what is probably the largest ammo and gun run in recorded history. Don't expect ammo to be readily available again for a year.
 

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Yeah, you're missing what is probably the largest ammo and gun run in recorded history. Don't expect ammo to be readily available again for a year.
A year at best. If November brings in more elected officials driven to destroy the constitution, it could be even longer.
 

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A year at best. If November brings in more elected officials driven to destroy the constitution, it could be even longer.
Every person running for election is driven to destroy the constitution, so that's true.
 
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Dippy

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Well the boxes arrived today. Busted up but I counted all the loose. The total is correct.

I could be apart of the reason behind all the ammo;)
 

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This crisis, hysteria, fear of the unknown, etc. has driven many people to start buying and hoarding many things. I'm reading Canada is also going though an ammo buying frenzy. Australia is seeing a 400% increase in solar panels sales, and the last couple days I've been trying to find a certain book on homesteading, and can't help but notice just about every "hard copy" book on Bushcraft, Prepping, Survival, SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, etc. is out of stock and/or backordered.
I'm glad I have purchased many a thing before this crisis, as I believe this will just be the tip of the iceberg, as even as the virus faded, if people still have funds, they will continue to buy things for the next ---- fill in the blank.
I recently made it a priority to buy some hard to find stove pipe, parts and pieces that are often sold out even without a crisis. I wanted to ensure I can complete and finish a future project that requires these items.

I hear there are big disruptions in global shipping, for example there's a shortage of shipping containers in many ports, so getting things flowing again will take some time after this virus faded.
 
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For any other cavemen here that still shoot .308, Target Sports has FGMM 185 Berger for $21.99 per box. Yeah, the price is just sort of average, but it's shown as being in stock, and it's currently cheaper than FGMM 175. Got a case on the way... eventually. ;)