Ammo Shortage ?


RugerP345

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Ammo Shortage ?



Not in my house.

Wife keeps asking me what I'm going to do with all those bullets!
 

Bohemian

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Ammo Shortage ?



Not in my house.

Wife keeps asking me what I'm going to do with all those bullets!

She won't be asking anymore when there's no food at the grocery stores and the country has collapsed due to Obummer & Companies Socialist Agenda...
 

melloyello

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A lot of my vendors are starting to get a lot of ammo back in stock.
or am I just catching them on good days.

Prices are still pretty high though and Walmart still has low inventory for this time of year.

Has anyone else been noticing the same thing?
 

Running Arrow Bill

Running Arrow Bill
Ammo Shortage

Our local Gun store seems to have good supply.

Couple weeks ago I went for 9mm and they had 6 or 8 different brands, types in good supply. The .40 also was in good supply.

Both prices reasonable IMO. Got two 100 round boxes of Remington, 9mm, 115 gr. for target practice. $24.99 a box. The Hornady Critical Defense was about $25. for 25 rounds...but, don't expect to use a bunch of those anyway...LOL...at least hope not!

Bill
 

MONTANA

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My brother and I were talking Sunday and I mentioned I wanted to attend an advanced CC class on April 16th at the local gun club.
The class requires 200 rounds of ammo, and he asked where will you get the ammo there isn't any out there.
At work yesterday one of my co-workers said Dick's had some aultimax reloads that worked well in his Sig 45 and they came in 500 round containers.
After work I ran out to Dicks and found they had no 9mm, 40cal, nor 45cal, the salesman said they have had an order in for a couple weeks but nothing is available.
I left there and went to a new gun shop that opened two weeks ago, I had attended their grand opening and there shelves loaded with ammo.
The shelves were now bare and the owner said they had tried to order but there nothing available.
I told him I would have to start reloading, he said you can't even buy components.
What is going on?
Debray
I have included a web information below. This is NOT going to help you for your class, however I have found that these people will do their best to work with you. Bitterroot Valley Ammo might ship to you if your order is large enough. Thankfully, they are located approximately 5 miles from my house. There is also another place in Montana that ships nation-wide---"The Hunting Shack". I placed an order in February, 2009------and haven't gotten it yet. I found them a little arrogant and pompous when I called, but I have even seen their ammo as far south as Florida. You could do a google search on these clowns and see if you get better results. Perhaps they are finally caught up with their back-orders a little.

Retail, Wholesale & Law Enforcement Ammunition & Components - BVAC Ammo
 

melloyello

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I have included a web information below. This is NOT going to help you for your class, however I have found that these people will do their best to work with you. Bitterroot Valley Ammo might ship to you if your order is large enough. Thankfully, they are located approximately 5 miles from my house. There is also another place in Montana that ships nation-wide---"The Hunting Shack". I placed an order in February, 2009------and haven't gotten it yet. I found them a little arrogant and pompous when I called, but I have even seen their ammo as far south as Florida. You could do a google search on these clowns and see if you get better results. Perhaps they are finally caught up with their back-orders a little.

Retail, Wholesale & Law Enforcement Ammunition & Components - BVAC Ammo

If you do mailorder/Internet ordering you can try (just listed 9mms)
Cheaper Than Dirt..Cheaper Than Dirt - America's Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter
Ammunition to Go...Link Removed
 

RugerP345

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A lot of my vendors are starting to get a lot of ammo back in stock.
or am I just catching them on good days.

Prices are still pretty high though and Walmart still has low inventory for this time of year.

Has anyone else been noticing the same thing?



Yeah, my LGS (local gun shop) has it on the shelves again. They got a 2 box limit on .45 and .380.

Walmart has it until about 10 minutes after they put it on the shelf.






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6shootercarry

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The Obama effect...
It's still an issue here in MA. Have to get to WalMart same day as the delivery truck. Local guy has some but still pricey... Looking at the Dillon square deal B setup in 45 from the factory, then order the needed items for 38 spec.

Same issue with brass and primers, hard to find..

3 more years like this.. UGHHH...
 

Bohemian

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The Obama effect...
It's still an issue here in MA. Have to get to WalMart same day as the delivery truck. Local guy has some but still pricey... Looking at the Dillon square deal B setup in 45 from the factory, then order the needed items for 38 spec.

Same issue with brass and primers, hard to find..

3 more years like this.. UGHHH...

I highly recommend the Dillon RL550B...

2010 is coming, fire-congress and we knee-cap Obama & Company...

obama-fire-congress.jpg
 

6shootercarry

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I highly recommend the Dillon RL550B...

2010 is coming, fire-congress and we knee-cap Obama & Company...

obama-fire-congress.jpg

I second that...A fresh start would be a good start.

I was looking at the 550B (and some of the others) today... I'm not experienced with reloading so I'm looking for a fast "get up and get running" system that I can learn with just for handgun cartridges for now. I like the Square Deal B as it's set up from the factory and ready to run for one cartridge (45 auto for me). Once I get the hang of it I'll be inclined to make adjustments and experiment. Then I'll buy the parts for 38 spec.
The RL550 requires the dies to be purchased along with the unit so that's an added cost. I'm also trying to keep to a budget. I appreciate the input and I'll let you know what I choose. Any good or recommended reading / resources for a novice?

Thanks
 

Bohemian

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I second that...A fresh start would be a good start.

I was looking at the 550B (and some of the others) today... I'm not experienced with reloading so I'm looking for a fast "get up and get running" system that I can learn with just for handgun cartridges for now. I like the Square Deal B as it's set up from the factory and ready to run for one cartridge (45 auto for me). Once I get the hang of it I'll be inclined to make adjustments and experiment. Then I'll buy the parts for 38 spec.
The RL550 requires the dies to be purchased along with the unit so that's an added cost. I'm also trying to keep to a budget. I appreciate the input and I'll let you know what I choose. Any good or recommended reading / resources for a novice?

Thanks

Here is a link to a series of youtube videos on scratch setup, things you need besides the press,etc., & using the Dillon RL550B that is pretty darn good, I have watched them previously and there are about 5 of them if I recall correctly;
YouTube - How to reload with a Dillon RL 550B Part 1

Additionally I think Dillon changes their deals on what is included when you buy a press from time to time; when I bought the RL550B I got everything I needed to get up and going on one cartridge...

The press is pretty darn easy to use and setup, additionally, the RL550B can do any rifle or pistol cartridge smaller than 50 BMG, the Square Deal B can only do a small number of pistol cartridges and no rifle cartridges...

The 50-100 or so extra bucks you might have to pay for the first set of dies to get up and rolling now days is well-worth the price in comparison to what you are losing out on with the Square Deal B.

More RL 550s have been sold than any other progressive machine in the world. And for good reason. The RL 550B's versatility is almost unlimited. It will load over 120 different rifle and pistol calibers. Its quick change toolhead allows the user to change calibers without having to readjust dies. Used with Dillon three-die pistol sets, the RL 550B allows crimping to be done separately in the last station. This feature makes die adjustment easier and produces a more consistent and accurate round of ammunition. For this reason, more competition ammunition is loaded on Dillon progressives than on all other loading machines combined. NOTE: Dies sets sold separately. *Shown with the following optional accessories: Low Powder Sensor, Plastic Roller Handle, Strong Mount and Bullet Tray...
Dillon RL 550B @ www.reloadersnest.com

This guy is a Dillon Dealer and he may yet still offer better deals than Dillon has listed when buying direct from Dillon; either way I have dealt with him before and even if he does not include the first set of dies, he will give you a good deal on them, and get them delivered to your front door.
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Feel free to PM me on any reloading or equipment questions.
 

melloyello

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I've been a long time reloader (I use Lee Progressive because of the price and rifle rounds), but the problem is the price and access to powder and primers. Only primers I've seen in the last year is Wolf, but then could not get the powders I use. Got primers (Wolf) for my rifle loads but no powder, got powder for my pistol loads but no primers. The prices for reloading target ammo (brass, powder, primers and bullets) is now getting as expensive as buying factory cartridges (pistol/revolver).:mad:
 

Bohemian

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I've been a long time reloader (I use Lee Progressive because of the price and rifle rounds), but the problem is the price and access to powder and primers. Only primers I've seen in the last year is Wolf, but then could not get the powders I use. Got primers (Wolf) for my rifle loads but no powder, got powder for my pistol loads but no primers. The prices for reloading target ammo (brass, powder, primers and bullets) is now getting as expensive as buying factory cartridges (pistol/revolver).:mad:

Personally, I abhor Wolf or anything else I can buy American first...

Have you tried ...
Powder Valley, Inc.
Natchez Shooters Supplies
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Shooting Supplies, Reloading, Gunsmithing, Hunting, Ammunition, Gun Parts & Rifle Scopes — MidwayUSA
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Gamaliel Shooting Supply - Rifle Scopes, Reloading Supplies, Gun Accessories, Guns
The Hunting Shack Ammunition
Retail, Wholesale & Law Enforcement Ammunition & Components - BVAC Ammo

They go quick but if you fill out the notify me when available option, you will get an email when they have them in stock, which will allow you to get a jump on other folks less proactive in their search for the elusive small-pistol primers or other items of interest...

I am also often able to get primers at gun shows & at Welcome to Bargain Pawn, The Family Friendly Pawn Shop at the TOP of the Valley! a large gun & ammo dealer in Las Vegas, Nevada...
of course the prices are not what they were before November 2008 but they are available if you dig hard enough...

I have found deals on bulk once-fired brass at AuctionArms.com - Online Gun Auction & Guns For Sale and Guns - Online Gun Auction - Guns at GunBroker.com and Link Removed
 

krmgator

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I gauge ammo availability by what I see at Wally World. I am now starting to see a lot more 9mm, 40 cal, 45, 25, 44 and even 357sig. NO 38 special or 22 Bulk to speak of. Haven't seen 380 for months.
 

Debray

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Ammo Shortage is Officially Over

I gauge ammo availability by what I see at Wally World. I am now starting to see a lot more 9mm, 40 cal, 45, 25, 44 and even 357sig. NO 38 special or 22 Bulk to speak of. Haven't seen 380 for months.

I think the Ammo Shortage is Officially Over.

I went to Cabalas yesterday and they had all the ammo you could ask for.

They had a pile in the middle of the ammo section stacked solid with HERTER’S Ammo.

380, 9mm, 40cal. Rifle ammo, and tons of bulk 22s.

I bought 9mm 115gr . FMJ, steel case, non-corrosive, Berdan primed for $8.95 a box.

All the other shelves were full also.
 

utimmer43

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Our Cabelas has been well stocked since late last year. For the last couple months, our Wally World has been fairly well stocked, in that there has been at least a couple boxes of each caliber that they carry. The one exception is still .380, which did appear a couple times right around Christmas. But I haven't seen any since then.
 

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