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Old 04-23-2021, 08:14 AM
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Dream on. This is far different this time.
I concur. Far different this go ‘round. It is troubling to see how badly things have gone so rapidly. The same dynamic occurred here in Va. on a smaller scale last year. And is not getting better.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:15 AM
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The major component companies are going to focus their manufacturing efforts on the main stream calibers, mostly pistol and AR / 30 cal rifle. Look for continued shortages and discontinuation of the "away from the herd" items.

In the past, they never made that much of them, but now they can't afford to spend ANY time to tool up in making them. 30 Carbine 110 gr. FMJ bullets would be a perfect example of things they won't make for a long long time now. Shareholders demand that their companies focus their efforts in places they can make the most money the fastest.
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Old 04-26-2021, 10:34 AM
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I don't see this as that much worse than the 2013 - 16 shortages.

This one went a bit deeper as events added a lot of new firearms owners, but they are not major consumers of ammo.
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:14 AM
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I don't see this as that much worse than the 2013 - 16 shortages.

This one went a bit deeper as events added a lot of new firearms owners, but they are not major consumers of ammo.
Yes, I agree.
The federal law proposals are repeats.... we've been thru this before. (ie the 1994 AWB).
The various theories floating around now are the same. ( pick your conspiracy theory).
The reactions have been the same: panic buying.
Either you were prepared or you weren't: If you weren't... scrambling to buy components and tools has been MORE pricy as just buying ammo.... so none do.
Those unprepared are stuck buying what they can but it isn't components.
The "new" proposals (ie the Suppressor Ban) have nothing to do with reloading and, besides, won't pass.
In the meantime: the buyers are tired, prices levelled off and since there are NO proposed laws that affect reloading.........
availability will return.
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:49 PM
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Midsouth has 3 pages of bullets in stock right now.....


https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...&currentpage=3
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Old 05-04-2021, 04:50 PM
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Consider this, there are many more firearm owners in the past year than previously, so demand will likely remain high. The demand for copper and lead is not likely to decline, and there are only two sources for lead currently: recycled or imported. Lead is no longer mined in the U.S. . Now consider fuel prices and other utility costs are likely to continue to rise, and that impacts the smelters, and transportation costs.
I would suggest, not that I want additional competition for the limited resources, that you buy what you think you'll need and can afford now.
And to add more fuel to this discussion, think of the impact to the value of a dollar for all the spending the current administration wants to do. Inflation is back!
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:57 PM
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Like Dylan sang... “The times they are a’changing”....
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:44 PM
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Midway has 286 bullet offerings available right now:

https://www.midwayusa.com/bullets/br...3D1%26Ntpr%3D1

and they seem to be at their normal prices............

And Midsouth now has 4 pages of bullets available:

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...&currentpage=1
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:38 PM
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Midway has 286 bullet offerings available right now:

https://www.midwayusa.com/bullets/br...3D1%26Ntpr%3D1

and they seem to be at their normal prices............

And Midsouth now has 4 pages of bullets available:

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...&currentpage=1
But are they what is usable for most of the common cartridges? How many are pistol bullets, where small pistol primers are the most difficult to acquire? Midway has 72 .224 & .308, and 26 .355 & .452 choices. The prices seem higher to me than "normal".

You need to look again at Midsouth with the "instock" option selected 15 .224 and 23 .308 selections available. 7 .355 and 3 .452 choices.

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Old 05-05-2021, 09:43 PM
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But are they what is usable for most of the common cartridges? How many are pistol bullets, where small pistol primers are the most difficult to acquire?
Look for yourself..... I linked the pages.
I see alot of 224 bullets...... Most people use those for the AR15.
I see alot of 30 cal bullets....... like for an M1 or M1A.
I saw some pistol bullets too...... there were 5 different ones on the first page of Midway's link.

This thread is about bullets, not primers.
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