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Old 01-28-2013, 13:09   #1
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This ammo situation is really frustrating...

First of all I don't know or probably have an I idea why pistol ammo is being taken up as well as rifle ammo. I mean the AWB proposal is nothing more than that. Yet, pistol cartridges are gone and itty bitty rimfire as well!!!

Now WalMart and Academy have put restrictions on ammunition. WalMart 3 box limit total. Academy 1 box limit and only up to 3 caliber choices. Ridiculous.

Even surplus 7.62 x 54R is being swept up! Last week on sgammo there where over 100 crates of 880, and thank God I was able to order one, that sold out by mid-afternoon that day.

This seems just looney to me because of the hording of ammo and inflation of prices that will most likely not reduce in price much.
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Old 01-28-2013, 14:26   #2
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Here are some pics I took today at the Bass Pro in St. Charles, Mo store. Pics are of the handgun shelves (empty) and the handgun ammo shelves (empty).

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Old 01-28-2013, 15:15   #3
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Its driving me crazy too. I buy ammo in bulk once a year, but usually pick up a box or two a week to maintain my stash. I haven't been buying any since the panic started. I'm not willing to pay inflated prices.

I hope its not going to be like gas and stay high after the panic settles. Hopefully the supply and prices will stabilize in a few months.
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Old 01-28-2013, 15:26   #4
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Bulk Ammo

Finding ammo in my local gun stores has been hit-and-miss, and will probably be that way for the foreseeable future. I've had good luck getting rifle and pistol ammo on line from ********.com. Prices are still fairly reasonable and their shipping is pretty fast. Get it while you can....
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Old 01-28-2013, 15:31   #5
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It is all the hoarders that caused this in the first place and now that they are after more you a crying. Until the manufacturers get caught up Yes it is a pain but stop crying ya all caused this problem.

3 box limit will help supplies get caught back up
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Old 01-28-2013, 15:32   #6
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I reload all my ammo other than 22lr and 12G, but can't help checking the ammo when I'm in Walmart. I was in one over the weekend and had never seen them that out of everything. They had a few boxes of .17hmr, .270, and one or two other less common rifle rounds, couple boxes of .40 and .45acp and LC. Of the bulk packed shotgun, all they had was a few cartons of 20G. It made me glad I have powder, primers, and bullets.


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Old 01-28-2013, 15:54   #7
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It is all the hoarders that caused this in the first place and now that they are after more you a crying. Until the manufacturers get caught up Yes it is a pain but stop crying ya all caused this problem.

3 box limit will help supplies get caught back up
Don't necessarily think it is "hoarders" that's a term those who haven't thought ahead use to describe those that have.

I steadily increased my stockpile over the past few months prior to the nauseating Presidential election so now that the shelves are empty, I'm not really concerned. Don
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Old 01-28-2013, 16:11   #8
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Don't necessarily think it is "hoarders" that's a term those who haven't thought ahead use to describe those that have.
In a nutshell, thank you!

I keep (and have for some 10+ years) a finite nmber of each caliber I shoot.

When I go to the range and shoot 'x' number of rounds, I simply replace them with th same 'x' number on my way back from the range.

Will the current sitiation "hurt" me? No, but I wil shoot less until things are back to normal and I can resume my ammo-buying habits.
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Old 01-28-2013, 16:21   #9
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It is all the hoarders that caused this in the first place and now that they are after more you a crying. Until the manufacturers get caught up Yes it is a pain but stop crying ya all caused this problem.

3 box limit will help supplies get caught back up
How much ammo does a hoarder have? One more box than you?

When did you have to start buying ammo to be classified a hoarder, last month, last year, four years ago, ten years ago?
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Old 01-28-2013, 16:49   #10
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Am I a hoarder because I will not give my nonreloading friends any of my ammo?
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Old 01-28-2013, 17:00   #11
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After almost a month of having some (3000 rounds) Winchester M22 on backorder from Cabelas, I just got an email saying that they expect it on 2/25.
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Old 01-28-2013, 17:10   #12
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These places should have been limiting since December..

People panic everytime. Ammo will be back within a few months after people realize that this AWB has no chance of getting out of committee, let alone being vote on or passed..


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Old 01-28-2013, 17:34   #13
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I would say when things are back to "normal" buy extra every time you go to buy ammo and store it. That is what I did after 2008 and I am ok with what I have, even sold some of it to fund a new gun. If I needed one box of something I bought two, pretty simple.
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Old 01-28-2013, 17:42   #14
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I started putting away ammo back in the summer of 1999.

Y2K and all jazz that influenced me, bad as I hate to admit it..........

But, in the long run, it has worked out fairly well.
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Old 01-28-2013, 17:49   #15
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I realized this weekend that I stock a dozen calibers. Fortunately, I started buying more than I need every time I buy (starting over 10 years ago), and now the bigger problem is finding room to store more.

To those to are having trouble finding ammo right now - buy smart, use wisely, be patient and plan out the next crisis. Fortunately, even though there are contrary opinions, ammo isn't as necessary as food or water, you'll make it through this. Try to make the experience a positive one and be better prepared.
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Old 01-28-2013, 18:24   #16
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the most surprise of all it ...22lr... can not be found any where ...why???

most Walmart / Big 5 all this place have all time but not it time. I did not see any 22lr around my area near 1 1/2 mo.

and price for a brick of 525 rd @ gunbroker is $40+.... something wrong with this ammo situation ;(
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Old 01-28-2013, 18:29   #17
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How much is a lot of ammo?

I was reading that in NYC you can only have 200 rounds total.

Normal amounts to me would seem something like:
1,500 rounds of 22lr
1,500 rounds of 9mm
1,500 rounds of .38
750 rounds of .223
250 rounds of .30-06
500 rounds of 12ga

Basically around 6,000 rounds, with the typical person buying each of their most used calibers a brick or case at a time.

Having around 20,000 wouldn't seem unusual to me. Anything over 100,000 however, and I might wonder if you were some sort of prepper

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How much is a lot of ammo?

I was reading that in NYC you can only have 200 rounds total.

Normal amounts to me would seem something like:
1,500 rounds of 22lr
1,500 rounds of 9mm
1,500 rounds of .38
750 rounds of .223
250 rounds of .30-06
500 rounds of 12ga

Basically around 6,000 rounds, with the typical person buying each of their most used calibers a brick or case at a time.

Having around 20,000 wouldn't seem unusual to me. Anything over 100,000 however, and I might wonder if you were some sort of prepper

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Don't necessarily think it is "hoarders" that's a term those who haven't thought ahead use to describe those that have.

I steadily increased my stockpile over the past few months prior to the nauseating Presidential election so now that the shelves are empty, I'm not really concerned. Don
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The unprepared bandy about the term "hoarder" to make themselves feel better about their lack of foresight and attempt to claim the non existent moral/ethical high ground.

When BHO was elected for his first term, I was caught unprepared. I was totally reliant upon factory ammunition. I had 200 rounds of 9mm and 2 bricks of .22lr on hand. The disruption in the ammunition supply chain lasted for months. I vowed to never be in that situation again.

Just like DonD, I increased my ammunition stores over a few years. When ammunition is plentiful and available, I bought an extra box here and there. In May 2012, I decided to end my dependence on factory ammunition, and learned how to hand load ammunition. I slowly stocked up on reloading components: powder, primer, brass, projectiles.

I didn't go out and empty a shelf of ammunition or reloading components like the unprepared are doing right now.

I can sympathize with the trials and tribulations fellow firearms enthusiasts are enduring during this current panic, but that sympathy only goes so far. I do not feel guilty for having the foresight to ensure I have enough ammo to ride out a disruption in the ammunition supply chain.


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