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    AMMO? (GUN/AMMO SHORTAGES, DISCUSSION HERE)

    I know why there is no ammo, when do you all think they will replenish!

    I've checked and all the online retailers are empty and all thats left is the shit ammo!

    I'm needing mucho 5.56 60-70 Grain!

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    When everyone stops freaking out.

    I do think the no congregating aspect of this may tone down the shortages by making scalping less feasible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriotne12 View Post
    I know why there is no ammo, when do you all think they will replenish!

    I've checked and all the online retailers are empty and all thats left is the shit ammo!

    I'm needing mucho 5.56 60-70 Grain!
    Just hoping that 5.56 doesnt end up like .22lr after Sandy hook taking years to stabilize.

    Although a lot of people stocke up while the getting was good, maybe all this pa.ic buying will result in a big used market after all is said and done.

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    I've always kept a huge supply of M855 62 grain stuff for my newer AR's. I've been doing some retro builds with 1/12 barrels and realized I was short of 55 grain XM193. So that's what I've been buying lately. No panic, just a realization I didn't have enough of one type of ammo.

    Remember when .22 LR was scarce? Now it sits in stacks at the local gun store. Ammo seems to be cyclical in demand. In fact I have in my pile of ammo unopened boxes of .22 LR from the 1970's that my Dad put away - some of it with the now defunct Montgomery Wards branding on it. In dry New Mexico, this stuff lasts forever.
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    As long as Lake City is still operational, resupply shouldn't be an issue.

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    People at least are just buying the cheap range stuff. There was only a slight shortage of JHP round for pistol ammo when I was at the store the other day, and good quality 5.56 stuff like Mk318 was still available. Yeah, you pay a little more, but most people aren't going to the range in this crisis, so I'm not worried about cheap training stuff right now anyway.

    5.56 being tough to get is the first thing that's made sense in a long time when it comes to panic buying. I couldn't figure out why 22 LR of all things was so rare after Sandy Hook. Right after Obama got elected the first time, it was .380 that completely dried up without any explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OH58D View Post
    I've always kept a huge supply of M855 62 grain stuff for my newer AR's. I've been doing some retro builds with 1/12 barrels and realized I was short of 55 grain XM193. So that's what I've been buying lately. No panic, just a realization I didn't have enough of one type of ammo.

    Remember when .22 LR was scarce? Now it sits in stacks at the local gun store. Ammo seems to be cyclical in demand. In fact I have in my pile of ammo unopened boxes of .22 LR from the 1970's that my Dad put away - some of it with the now defunct Montgomery Wards branding on it. In dry New Mexico, this stuff lasts forever.
    IF possible- could you post a pic or two of that Montgomery Ward ammo? I collect old ammo boxes, and Id love to see it.
    MAYBE even buy one box?
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    Just in time for pre election panic buys. So there will be a 12 hour window sometime in August / September.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

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    I think the .380 issue (in addition to panic?) was due to a combination of traditionally lower volume of .380 ammo production and the introduction of the Ruger LCP if sales in the rest of the US were similar to what I was seeing here.

    My best guess on .22 ammo shortage was it spring boarded off of Christmas sales creating a normal shortage, some panic, and low cost of rimfire which allowed scalpers to create an artificial "shortage" in much the same way the 2 brothers from Tennessee that made the news recently by driving around at least 2 different states buying every bottle of hand sanitizer that was in stock and then jacking the price up.

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    J&G has jacked up their prices on 223. Remember the Norma Tactical that was under $300/1,000rds a couple weeks ago? They got it now for a mere $349.90/500rds.

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