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My question is when will the ammo shortage start to ease up the guy at my local gun store said late july early august. And also will the price go down i mean 1 one dollar a round for M855 and SS109 is just crap sorry if this thread already exists but i want updated awsners all i can find elsewere is before gun control failed.

WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SHOOT AGAIN IM GOING CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Welcome to The Firearms Forum.

To solve your ammo shortage problems, as soon as thing get back to normal, start reloading for every centerfire you shoot and stock up on rimfire. Problem solved for the next time this happens.
 

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Hmmm, late July or early August, lets see..... Hunting season starts in late summer/early fall so the hunters will begin sighting in and getting ready for the one shot-one kill,,, and of course the bird hunters will be using ammo heavily. Then, right before the opening of hunting season there will be the rush of the last minute unprepared hunters and that will put a strain on the ammo. Also, don't forget the thousands of new hunters that will be taking their hunters education classes and shooting. Then that will carry on through the fall months and then there is a chance that during that time the crazies will come back out and cause more grief in society which will spur another ammo rush. That will put us into 2014 at least.

We will see it when we see it. Until then, save your $$$ so when it hits the shelves you are prepared to buy. As for the price, it's all based off of supply and demand.

Happy hunting and welcome to the forum.
 

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Something I will say about this ammo shortage,,, it's just my thought, that's all.

I have known many senior citizens who saved everything they had from empty egg cartons to every worn out piece of clothing they ever wore out. They ate everything without waste and were thankful for what they had. Those seniors grew up in the depression. I value everything I have, but I can honestly say that my appreciation factor is not as near what the appreciation factor of our senior citizens are. Especially those who experienced the depression era. My point is, I hear many people say that ammo is made to shoot, and I agree. But there is also a part of me that has always put a little back and that is mostly because I fear my government. However, during times like these I can surely understand why a senior citizen would begin saving everything they own. When you do without food and clothes, you learn. I now look at my guns and ammo a little different. Yes it is made to be shot, but now it is like gold. I will look at my supply a little differently and mostly in a way to keep myself in a better position to not be vulnarable to any ammo shortage. The people of the depression era adapted because they were smart. I hope the Americans of today think the same way as our great American Senior Citizens did back then.

I hope that I have not demeaned the experience that our senior Americans experienced in the depression years because I have utmost respect for them. So please don't take what I say as demeaning in anyway because I am comparing the depression era with an ammo shortage. Also, I fear we will see those same depression days ahead in our country which makes me reconsider the stockpile of my Bibles, food, water, clothing, guns, ammo, and of course more Bibles. I think we are going to need them.

That is just what I think.
 

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If you are comfortable shopping online, there's ammo out there. I've been ordering at prices only slightly inflated from pre-panic pretty easily by keeping track of a few websites daily.
 

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All the stores around here have very little ammo. Went to Cabela's this week to pick up some #8 shot shells to shoot trap this weekend. They were out. Now they are even out of shotgun shells. The rack that held the pistol ammo is empty. Not one round.

We drove 30 miles to a gander mountain and were able to get some shotgun shells but they had no pistol ammo at all.

No one will ship ammo to people in Cook County Il so internet ordering is out of the question.

I no longer believe this is people hoarding ammo. There is no ammo to hoard.
 

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I just ordered 24 boxes of bullets yesterday, .284, .338, 6.8, and some .224; all hunting rounds got them for around 20 bucks/box. From the place I keep telling you all about. I even ordered some 30/30 round nose so I can load some for the Indians around here. I also ordered a few boxes from Cabelas and Sinclair; they had a few varieties in stock. You might have to work a little harder at it, but it can be found and I'm sure glad I keep finding supplies I need.
 

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It is hoarding!!! Every time ammo comes in people who already have enough buy more. That's hoarding.

It is the mindset of most people that OBAMA is not done with gun controls. While the AW ban failed, the progressives are not done. They will try a smaller bite next time and OBAMA still has the power of the presidency and the Executive Order. He can force more gun control that might have to go to the Supreme Court to get reversed. So people are worried that they might not be able to buy ammo at any cost. So they hoard, and then hoard some more.

Then there are the stupid liberal state legislatures, like California's. They are moving towards ammo registration. That is, back ground checks with each ammo purchase and even reloading components purchases. That costs money and they will be certain to pass that on to the purchaser.

It is not over and is not likely to be over any time soon until the entire gun control issue is put to bed. The liberal progressive have a firm hand on the throttle and they will make the country in their image including no guns or ammo, if they can. Shooters fear this and hoard guns and ammo in defense of it. The hoarding is not yet over and may not be close to over. Time will tell.

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I don't believe it's hoarding-I believe it's a logical,rationial reaction to the historical fact that fascist regimes in the 20th century killed over 100MILLION of their own citizens.Now WE are fast becoming a fascist regime so many have decided to have the ability to die as free people not like dogs on their knees begging.....or I could be wrong-your choice.
 

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Those who can find the ammo are buying it. But talking to the retailers, they are ordering but not getting the ammo from the distributors, who are ordering but not getting from the manufacturers, who are running 24/7 to meet their government contracts. The 24/7 thing was quoted to me directly from CCI.
 

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While I do believe that hoarding is a part of the problem, there is a lot more to the story of this present ammo shortage. I do know that most ammo stores are selling to friends, and family, before they put what's left on the shelves, I've seen it, both in this shortage, and in the last one. Every ammo manufacturer out there is working overtime to get ammo out the door. Stories on line form these folks will tell you this. There are people that are buying pallets of ammo at a time for their own personal use. They have conections, and deep pockets! I have heard stories of people paying ammo stores hundreds of dollars extra just so they can have first shot at buying up all the ammo that comes into the store. Supply, and demand, is driving this ammo shortage, and a lot of what gets produced will never see the shelf at your local ammo store! And the ammo shortage is being felt all over the world! Gun dealers, and pawn shops, have their employees traveling to ammo stores to acquire all they can. Then, they put it on the shelves of their pawn, and gun stores, for twice the price, or better! Add in the DHS purchases, and the ammo manufacturers are making less ammo for the civilian population. Their on line stories tell us that they are at maximum production, but a large portion of the product will go to DHS. Throw in the numbers of new gun owners that don't have any ammo at all for that new gun they just purchased. Even LEO's are feeling the pinch form the shortage. They can't get what they need for practice any more than you can. This ammo shortage will not go away anytime in the near future, and if the comminist/marxist/socialist/libtards have their way, ammo will be outlawed, or taxed into oblivion, way before this shortage clears up.
 

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My local gun store had 9 mil in for the 1st time in months. It was $34 a box of 50. I was getting it for under $15 before the shortage. They also had boxes of 50 round 22. A 50 round box was $3.25.

I think it was a good sign to see this in the store but $34 a box was to high for me. I passed on it. Looks like most people did as I didn't see anyone buying.
 

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I scored on some .22 ammo at Wal Mart last night. Stopped in on the way home form a Mothers day feast, to pick up some needed items for the home. Stopped by the sporting goods department and they had 8 boxes of Federal AutoMatch Target Ammunition, 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain, Lead Round Nose. 325 rounds per box for $13.50. Got to talking to the store manager, and he is from GA. Grew up shooting, reloading, and casting his own bullets. He said that every one in the family did this, taught by his father. Really nice guy to boot!
 

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what ammo shortage, make your own :) here is a 10mm 200gr HP made from a range pickup 9mm case and a 357 mag cast boolit, the swaging dies are homemade with a small hobby lathe and a few Lee dies:

 

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It is hoarding!!! Every time ammo comes in people who already have enough buy more. That's hoarding.

It is the mindset of most people that OBAMA is not done with gun controls. While the AW ban failed, the progressives are not done. .....It is not over and is not likely to be over any time soon until the entire gun control issue is put to bed. The liberal progressive have a firm hand on the throttle and they will make the country in their image including no guns or ammo, if they can. Shooters fear this and hoard guns and ammo in defense of it. The hoarding is not yet over and may not be close to over. Time will tell.

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i suspect in a month or 2 we will see the awb come up again.

i also agree the shortage will not be over any time soon.


one of my buddies urged me to unload about 90% of my ammo. quit shooting a few months. and jut keep a few boxes of the bare minimums around. with the thinking that with what i sold now.. i could make a 300%+ profit. then when it's 'over and there is a glut of ammo. I culd make it up pennies on the dollar.

can't bring myself to do that...
 

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i suspect in a month or 2 we will see the awb come up again.

i also agree the shortage will not be over any time soon.


one of my buddies urged me to unload about 90% of my ammo. quit shooting a few months. and jut keep a few boxes of the bare minimums around. with the thinking that with what i sold now.. i could make a 300%+ profit. then when it's 'over and there is a glut of ammo. I culd make it up pennies on the dollar.

can't bring myself to do that...
I wouldnt do that. I hope this ammo shortage is coming to and end but it very well may go on for a real long time. I would hang on to what I have. I was tempted to buy some of that 9 mil for $34 but couldn't justify it.
 

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The propaganda machine continues to pump out story after story that ammo is about to be taxed to death or confiscated. As long as the gullible people keep buying up every round in sight (or until they go broke) we will be in this ammo crisis.
 

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The propaganda machine continues to pump out story after story that ammo is about to be taxed to death or confiscated. As long as the gullible people keep buying up every round in sight (or until they go broke) we will be in this ammo crisis years form now.
There! I fixed it for you!:D
 

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i am trying to help out family in Iowa. they cannot seem to find ANYTHING AT ALL!!!! i think that because the state of IOWA went obama in the last election, they are being punished by supplyers and are not getting much at all. now here in kentucky we are getting small but regular shipments of just about anything. we have ar-15's on the shelf at walmarts and although supplys are not just waiting to buy, they come. nothing lasts long but again that due to the folks buying all they can due to not stocking up when they could have. we shoot alot here in KY. it seems like you can always hear rounds going off somewhere when out in the country. proubably alot like being in chicago or LA,,,,,LOL
 
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