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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrott View Post
    been hitting the local ranges, have collected 1 5 gallon bucket of 556 and 1 5 gallon 9mm brass. thank you to all the non reloading shooters and police
    I have enough brass to Scrooge McDuck in a large Jacuzzi, but primers are getting precious. Obviously, Im still walking off the range with more brass than I brought when I go to indoor ranges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyLate View Post
    LGS has a pallet of American Eagle 5.56 or .223 @ $14 per 20, limit of 3 per customer. I said "hmmm" and walked by. 22 lr is available but laughably priced.

    Andy
    At 70cents per round, Screw that. I would have kept walking as well. Would have to have nothing here before being willing to pay those prices...

    That being said - My 'good' son is in Reno, Nevada and told me this morning that everything is pretty much gone at the bigger places except for stuff like .338 L. Said that even ALL of the shotgun ammo was gone no matter the gauge. He has never seen it get so bad that even the shotgun ammo was unobtainium locally.

    This finally forced him to go down the reloading road and get his stuff in order so that he can roll his own. Have spent years trying to get him interested with little to no progress but this finally did it for him. He ordered the press kit that he wanted and found a friend that hooked him up with his well stocked reloader dad to get him his first box of a thousand rifle primers. Son paid a hundred bucks for those primers... While that is high as hell for primers - I am thinking that in this current climate he got lucky only having to pay that much for them. Kid also laid in a good order for bullets and got that sorted out for now.

    Once that kid dials in a load or two that his rifle / rifles really like and sees the difference for himself with HIS firearms and the ammo the HE made - He is going to be hooked.



    Now that he is willing to throw some of his money into it - I plan to help him out and toss some of mine into his new hobby as well. Not a waste if the kid is actually 'using' the stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG23 View Post
    At 70cents per round, Screw that. I would have kept walking as well. Would have to have nothing here before being willing to pay those prices...

    That being said - My 'good' son is in Reno, Nevada and told me this morning that everything is pretty much gone at the bigger places except for stuff like .338 L. Said that even ALL of the shotgun ammo was gone no matter the gauge. He has never seen it get so bad that even the shotgun ammo was unobtainium locally.

    This finally forced him to go down the reloading road and get his stuff in order so that he can roll his own. Have spent years trying to get him interested with little to no progress but this finally did it for him. He ordered the press kit that he wanted and found a friend that hooked him up with his well stocked reloader dad to get him his first box of a thousand rifle primers. Son paid a hundred bucks for those primers... While that is high as hell for primers - I am thinking that in this current climate he got lucky only having to pay that much for them. Kid also laid in a good order for bullets and got that sorted out for now.

    Once that kid dials in a load or two that his rifle / rifles really like and sees the difference for himself with HIS firearms and the ammo the HE made - He is going to be hooked.



    Now that he is willing to throw some of his money into it - I plan to help him out and toss some of mine into his new hobby as well. Not a waste if the kid is actually 'using' the stuff...
    Paying $100/1000 for primers, $25/100 for bullets, and $35/lb for powder would put a guy around $0.50/round for .223 Rem plus you provide the brass and time. While $0.70 seems high (and it is), inflated reloading component costs makes it more palatable for the unprepared.

    Its wise to stock-up on components during the good times. I try to stay fairly stocked, but Im hearing some industry people talking two years for inventory to catch back up. That puts my 2022 match shooting schedule in jeopardy as well stocked as I am. Panic will only make it worse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalRifleman View Post
    Paying $100/1000 for primers, $25/100 for bullets, and $35/lb for powder would put a guy around $0.50/round for .223 Rem plus you provide the brass and time. While $0.70 seems high (and it is), inflated reloading component costs makes it more palatable for the unprepared.
    Kid is making 7.62 x 54 R for his Nagant. Already has a ton of brass so his savings are a tiny bit better than what he would save over making .223 fodder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalRifleman View Post
    It’s wise to stock-up on components during the good times. I try to stay fairly stocked, but I’m hearing some industry people talking two years for inventory to catch back up. That puts my 2022 match shooting schedule in jeopardy as well stocked as I am. Panic will only make it worse.
    Right now version I hear is that Vista alone is at a one-year, billion-dollar order backlog.
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    Brownells has Winchester M855 in stock at $0.53 a round, before shipping and discounts. If you want it hurry. https://www.brownells.com/ammunition...07-251192.aspx

    Use code SAE for $15 off $150 or more.

    AND it's gone.
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    AND it's gone.
    When they are sold out of everything .223 or 5.56... including Wolf... shizt gettin' real.
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    This mite help for you reloader guys ! I got my 4K yesterday ! Good for blamo-ammo ! https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog...ategoryId/913?

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    Yes it is and to late for regrets....

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    Can get it around here but jeezaloo it's expensive.

    5.56 WWB, 200 rds., $230 + sales tax.

    115 gr. 9mm, WWB, 100 rds., $105.

    That's like a dollar bill every time you pull the trigger. Cripes. Hunting ammo's even worse. Plain 150 gr. 30-30 ammo, 20 rd. box, $120. Price gouging, of course. You can find it online at regular prices, but it's out of stock indefinitely.
    Last edited by Ruark; 12-03-20 at 21:30.

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