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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 01:34 AM
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I also use one of my favorite online ammo dealers to guess how things will be in the near future. Ammotogo is a pretty large ammo dealer, and they've had 24-27 day delays the past few months. Then the other week, it went down to 15-17 day delays. Now it's falling even more.



The delays seem to be falling pretty fast, atleast after being on a month long delay for a couple months.




posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 01:57 AM
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Yeah the ammo shortage seems to be all over, even impacting local law enforcement.
Ammo Shortage

Our boys in blue already have to sign a form in triplicate for every bullet fired. This is only gonna kill even more tree's. I wonder what the tree-huggers are going to think about that......



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 08:27 AM
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This last Saturday behind my farm and to the west of here, there were two or three (actually unknown #) of individuals doing target practice and such. For over an hour they were shooting both big bore and what sounded like mid bore weapons. Sometimes firing as fast as they could pull the triggers ie. sub-automatic speed. These guys continued for over an hour, actually more like an hour and a half. It's my guess, but counting the shots at times, and the speed at which they were firing, and volume, it's my guess that they very likely went through 2 to 3,000 rounds easily. It wasn't law enforcement, they fire on a completely different parcel of property, the owners I know, and opposite side of the street. And they do fire full automatic machine guns there. I thought to myself how much money went up at that display of firepower? It's comforting to know that such individuals live around me in the event some government hanky panky tries to encroach on our second amendment rights. I also know of several individuals that clearly bought out entire gun shops in the area, that is in the tactical type arena.

Believe me, I'm not the only one to feel that my neighbors will draw a line and stand by it, it's all over here in the South. It might turn out that we are responsible for saving all the liberal jerks asses when the stuff hits the fan.
Gun grab...?? We will Not comply. We are American Patriots, pure and simple, and the Constitution of the United States means something to us....... the Law of the Land period.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:52 AM
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Talk about frustrating, I just bought a new .308 bolt action and I only got to shoot it once, and now ammo is gone. I went to academy and they don't have it on the shelf, you have to get it from the counter, and only one box per customer per visit, and at Cabela's all they have is this ultra-cheap stuff.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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There are forum boards and gun shows with ammo - plus gunbroker and others.

Stop being lazy



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by johnbr216
Our boys in blue already have to sign a form in triplicate for every bullet fired. This is only gonna kill even more tree's. I wonder what the tree-huggers are going to think about that......


lol

one of my friends that works for SBPD corrections has some much ammo in his closet he gives it away and you know how he gets it? he hangs out around the police shooting ranges and the range masters would rather give it to him than check it back in after other officers leave it at their stations.

I'm talking like 50,000+ rounds of 40 cal speer gold dot.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 09:13 PM
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~75 cents/round for 5.56 is still pretty high. When prices are back to "normal", I can reload 30-06 with high quality components for right around that.

What I recommend is if someone is hell bent on something in 22 cal (5.56), shift to 22-250, Fireball, or the like. Prices for that ammunition jumps around much less and is does not disappear as easily. I will concede it is perhaps a little more difficult to find sometimes and for re-loaders, it uses pretty much the same components at 223.

The latest ammo scarcity involves a handful of rounds which are very popular. All I am saying is to avoid those (there are comparable rounds out there) and it is easier the weather these times.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:18 PM
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Snipers deployed to tackle giant mutant rats

search that story for where your ammo has gone ^^ j/k



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 07:15 AM
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I saw that story on CNN the other day, in Iran...those were some damn big rats! They are the size of cats!



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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Starting to come back...a little...at least the cases weren't completely empty the other day....mostly shotgun and strange caliber ones though...but better than nothing...shows it is coming back.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 07:24 PM
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Thank homeland security for purchasing all the ammunition. They don't even go out and fight, why do they need to spend $1.5 Billion in ammo. HMMMM, makes you wonder.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but can it be purchased online?

I just briefly Googled various caliber ammo like 45, 22, 38 special, and 9mm.

Some were fully available and some backordered. That was just a very quick look- I didn't dig very deep.

Can some of you skirt around the lack of inventory in your local stores to purchase it online?

ETA: Seeing some posts now that mention online sites which are also sold out. Maybe it just depends on where you look?

Hubby just bought a new handgun on Saturday and he said the stores were empty. He also mentioned websites being sold out but I was able to find a few.
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posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 08:06 PM
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Ammunition can certainly be purchased online as I stated with the link to gunbot.net... but I never purchase firearms related materials with a card online. I did post the link but more as a tool to see what is being paid so you know who is gouging.

I prefer to purchase by cash at a gun show. Problem with that is the total lack of ammo at any of the last 3 gun shows I went to. It was a waste of my entry fee. I walked out last time with nothing but a sling for a friend's shotgun. Mags were stupid prices and ammo when on offer was 50-100% marked up over just 6 months ago.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 09:39 PM
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reply to post by Senduko
 


knowing the 2nd and understanding it's value to our nation are two different things! 2!!



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 10:11 PM
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It is time for you to learn to reload. But there are a lot of difficulties right now.

You might not even find the equipment you need.
Bullets are scarce.
Powder is more scarce.
Primers are even scarcer.
Loading dies for .308 and .223 are nearly non existent.

Brass can be found, including lots of once fired stuff at Gunbroker.

Luckily, I started stocking up last year, but have been watching as more and more stuff disappears off the radar.

Keeping the good stuff and shooting my reloads, which are pretty good too due to being meticulous.
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edit on 12-3-2013 by akalepos because: retarded fingers



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 10:14 PM
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The least the manufacturers could do is limit the gov to 50% of production and whatever is on hand. But NOOO>>>> that might be smart!



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 10:49 PM
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It is obvious that they are trying to "monopolize" the supply by their enormous contracts. Perhaps they should be held accountable to the antitrust laws (as re-applied to purchasers not sellers)...they are definitely using their "size" to "restrain trade". A law that states that one buyer can not take over 50% of production in a year unless it is military ammo (hollow points would not qualify for the exemption) under a "declared" state of war.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 01:23 AM
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Most of today, Natches had

HD HODGDON POWDER BLC2 1# It's gone already.
good 308 powder, military grade.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 07:54 AM
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Ammunition can certainly be purchased online as I stated with the link to gunbot.net... but I never purchase firearms related materials with a card online.


Exactly.

I always buy anything firearms related with cash.... To be honest, I buy almost everything with cash. Bank accounts and cards are for paying distant bills only for me...

Do I want it in a database somewhere how many rounds I have? So that somebody else can tell me what I need, and what is excessive? No thanks. I'll get what I believe will keep my family and I safe in most situations, and don't need anyone else knowing it when the gun grabs happen. (because, in a lot of SHTF scenarios, that is certainly something that could happen).



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 04:08 PM
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Hit the gun shows if your in the SE. My son just picked up a thousand rounds of reload 9mm for practice for 250 yesterday. I dont think wallyworld is gonna be in the business of ammo sale soon, after all they were one of the groups talked to by the white house after the shooting which started this thing. Probably cut a deal for their new position in the administration





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