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Old 03-17-2013, 17:41   #1
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When do you see the ammo shortage loosening up?

When all this craziness started with availability of ammo and guns, I thought it would be shortlived. I'm not sure anymore. When do you think ammo will be more readily available and prices will start to come back down?
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Old 03-17-2013, 17:46   #2
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Who knows.

I can only hope it's sometime soon tho.. but I doubt that will happen (just my luck) lol
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Old 03-17-2013, 17:57   #3
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Not until there's a new administration that is able to interpret the 2nd amendment.
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Old 03-17-2013, 18:04   #5
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When the stock market finally crashes under the weight of this administration's anti-capitalist policies. The resulting recession will lower demand causing prices for raw materials and eventually finished products to drop.
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Old 03-17-2013, 18:15   #6
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Given the present hysteria?

Not for a long time.
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Old 03-17-2013, 18:16   #7
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When I finish my stockpile of 10k 9mm & 5k .223 it better be over


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Old 03-17-2013, 18:17   #8
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Not for a long long time. From where I'm sitting, it's a long way off.
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Old 03-17-2013, 18:17   #9
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I'm settling in for the long haul, I just bought a box of .40 for twenty bucks and was happy to do it because it was the first I've seen in weeks.

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Old 03-17-2013, 20:59   #10
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NEVER!!! because the frakkin moronic radically liberal jackwagons in government at all levels are gonna legislate to have heavy taxes slapped on complete ammunition and ammunition manufacturing components so there will be another friggin rush on ammo and reloading components when the supply returns to almost normal
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Old 03-17-2013, 21:25   #11
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I think its already showing signs of improvement. The local shops in my area have guns, mags and ammo on the shelves, just at a higher price and with limits on quantity.

It will slowly get better over the next few months. Don't pass on a good deal if you find it though, it wouldn't take much to send us back into panic mode.

As always make sure the next time you are set. I have a pretty decent stash of mags and ammo at the house so I wasn't affected much by the recent events. It did put a damper on my weekly trip to the local shop to browse and pick up a box of ammo or two, but thats all. Start picking up a box or two of ammo or a magazine a week and it will add up fast. If you find a good deal make a bulk purchase and stash it away. You'll have enough to ride the next panic out in a short time.
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As a dealer there are no signs of it getting any better. Ammo comes and goes as it is being made but that does not really help.

You can not judge a shortage by looking at the ammo shelves. You have to look up the supply chain to see what is going to refill those shelves. It looks pretty bleak right now.
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As a dealer there are no signs of it getting any better. Ammo comes and goes as it is being made but that does not really help.
Have you heard of any of the ammo ammo companies expanding their operations and adding more machinery? Or are they just doing what they usually do, produce what they can with what they have.
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Have you heard of any of the ammo ammo companies expanding their operations and adding more machinery? Or are they just doing what they usually do, produce what they can with what they have.
Contacted hornady a couple months ago trying to locate a set of 327 federal magnum dies . They said there was a back order of 105 of these dies at the time and they had expanded thier hours and hired people , but still couldn't keep up .
I was told to stay in touch with the retailers and it would be on the shelves eventually .
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Have you heard of any of the ammo ammo companies expanding their operations and adding more machinery? Or are they just doing what they usually do, produce what they can with what they have.
I used to know a WW ammo exec. I wish that I could contact him.
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Old 03-18-2013, 20:54   #16
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Have you heard of any of the ammo ammo companies expanding their operations and adding more machinery? Or are they just doing what they usually do, produce what they can with what they have.
WHy would they? It is never a good business model to spend money w/o a sustainable market. They are doing studies, gauranteed, but they also know what many of us do, this is temporary & they would be foolish to start spending capital if there is no future demand. Big companies like ATK, ammo production is a drop in their economic bucket. When you are selling missle systems to the US Govt @ 100-400% profit, why worry about ammo manuf & it's relatively small profit margins of 20% or so.
So short answer, look for this to continue thru the 2014 election cycle. Dems win congress, it will get A LOT WORSE. Dems lose the Senate & House, things could be back to "normal" in as little as a 3 month from then. Prices are NEVER coming back, sorry guys. You can't print $40B a month & not expect inflation. So anything commodity based will continue to go up in price. Lots of commodities in ammo.
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Have you heard of any of the ammo ammo companies expanding their operations and adding more machinery? Or are they just doing what they usually do, produce what they can with what they have.
Makers of remanufactured ammo and ammo using new brass, like Freedom Munitions, Red River Ammo, and Great Lakes Ammo are at the mercy of their suppliers for components. Freedom is selling out of approx. 500K rounds per week. When 9mm pops up on their website it's selling out on an average of three minutes. They do have a store in Houston, Tx that stays fairly well stocked if you're in that area. I'm at the end of two months waiting for two cases of 9mm from Great Lakes and yesterday received an email that explained...again...the problems in getting sufficient components. They are no longer taking orders for any caliber and are doing their best to fill existing orders. They recently got in an apparently large shipment of both .40 and .45 bullets and will begin filling backorders for those. As for 9mm, they received only one fifth of the bullets needed to fill all their backorders.
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When do you see the ammo shortage loosening up?
Not any time soon.
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If the RKBA movement picks up votes in the Senate, I'd say it will get better after the mid term elections

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As soon as the Federal Gov't quits buying up so much ammo. First, we get rid of the Kenyan in the White House.
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