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Old 03-23-2012, 11:26 PM
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How much 30/06 is left thru CMP? Should I do a 7.62 Garand?

Thanks for any info.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:27 PM
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10s of millions of rds still of 30-06 no shortage
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:58 PM
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Number of rounds is not the real issue. How long it will last is the right question to ask.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:05 AM
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I have started loading 308 and 223... Just curious about what will be available in the future thru CMP 30/06
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:38 AM
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As far as we can tell there's a couple of year supply. The standard recommendation is to buy a ton of it, save the brass, and plan on reloading it or buying commercial in the long run.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:12 AM
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I'm guessing a year and a half to two max. Once we see the spam cans again then that is the sunset of the HXPs.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:46 AM
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Once we see the spam cans again then that is the sunset of the HXPs.
Based on what intel?

All I have understood is that Orest wants to clear through the "loose" stuff before moving on to the next pallet or container with the clipped cans.

I have never read that there is any relation between getting back to the clipped cans and the beginning-of-the-end of the HXP supply.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:29 AM
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There are a number of .308 Garands running around. I have one (by Shuff) and I like it.

The CMP is supposedly going to start selling .308 Garand barrels. They had a .308 CMP Special on auction; maybe we'll start seeing them in the Stores and mail order.

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Old 03-24-2012, 09:51 AM
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Based on what intel?

All I have understood is that Orest wants to clear through the "loose" stuff before moving on to the next pallet or container with the clipped cans.

I have never read that there is any relation between getting back to the clipped cans and the beginning-of-the-end of the HXP supply.
When this current shipment/boatload of 50 million + rounds arrived from Greece 2-3 years ago, in many configurations, Orest said he estimated it to last around 5 years at current rate of sale. They've sold off most of the configurations, including:
non-corrosive USGI AP in sealed spam cans,
WWII AP on stripper clips in original WWII bandos repacked in .50 cal cans,
non corrosive USGI M2 ball in clips in .30 cal cans,
belted HXP of 250 rounds in metal links repacked in WWII ammo cans,
clipped HXP in .30 cal cans,
20 round boxed HXP in spam cans,
loose HXP in .30 cal cans
and clipped HXP in spam cans which they have, as Orest told us a while back, probably a months supply left before all sold out. So, from what I've read from the Chief (Orest), there is presently 2 years +/- of loose cans left, followed by a final month +/- "FEEDING FRENZY" for us ammo sharks, to gobble up the last of the surplus M2 ammo. He's not given any indication the CMP will ever find/bring in another huge load of surplus Garand feed. Said they'll work with commercial manufactureres to continue to offer new made 30-06, though at higher cost. So, what he told us on this forum when this load arrived several years ago, "The CMP is not everyone's personal ammo warehouse. Each man can/should create his own personal stockpile." Wise words, for those of us fortunate to be here today, with still the chance to, "SQUIRREL IT AWAY FOR THE FUTURE".
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:11 AM
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Craftsman is right. Orest has indicated that the end of the loose and the start of the clipped is the vanguard of the last of the surplus.
And so is Eljay. Buy what you can, save the brass and reload.

Plenty of years of shooting relatively cheap 3006 left if you do that.

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