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I know it's been asked a hundred times but does anyone know when ammunition will return to the shelves?

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  • I know it's been asked a hundred times but does anyone know when ammunition will return to the shelves?

    I know it's been asked a hundred times but does anyone know when ammunition will return to the shelves?

  • #2
    Ummm ... dang it, where did I put my crystal ball! ;-)

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    • #3
      Ya, that's what I thought!

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      • #4
        I believe it should catch up by September.

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        • #5
          For the first time since Janurary I saw, and bought .22lr ammo at gander mountain. .223 ammo was there also, but at $22 a box! I'll wait til the price drops. I got a 9mm from my dad for my b-day a few weeks ago....no sign of 9mm ammo yet....

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          • #6
            I was at my local WalMart two days ago and the ammo shelves in the Sporting Goods Dept. were bare except for one box of .270 Win. and three or four boxes of 7mm Rem. Mag. There were quite a few boxes of shotgun ammo, but no .22LR ammo at all.

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            • #7
              I'd say sometime after 2022. The Republican leadership seems to be dedicated to a platform that most Americans wont support no matter how arrogant and corrupt Obama is. I'm hoping I'm wrong but unless Boener, McConnel, etc. wake up and get back to the American people we are going to see 8 years of Queen Hillary or someone like her. You may be worried more about a shortage of slingshot pebbles before we see a Republican in the Whitehouse unless some of the red tie wearing crew sees reality.

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              • #8
                I hear some .22lr are available from private individuals, read 'hoarders', for a price. That is in the range of $8 to $10 per 50. Not many people are buying them.

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                • #9
                  allegnmtn,
                  I think you hit the nail on the head - people better wise up when they vote in 2014. I think it is going to take all the conservatives and independents and conservative democrats to unite and vote in harmony in order to defeat the 47%. All the various single issue groups need to take a deep breath and hold their nose and vote as a block if the progressives are going to be defeated. If the progressives win, it will be the end of the United States as we know it and hello to the United Socialist States of America.

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                  • #10
                    jhjimbo - That's to say if a rebellion uprising doesn't occur first. There's only so much BS people will take before they snap.

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                    • #11
                      Don't blame the ammo shortages on the government. It is the ammunition companies that aren't producing enough ammo. Basic economics say that something is going wrong here, and it's not the fault of the government. Think about it. There is basically a limitless amount of ammunition that any company can make, assuming the market will bare it. The market can bare a lot more ammo than is being produced right now. Saying that the companies are stepping up production to meet market demands is most likely false, because we would already be able to buy ammo by now. How long could offset be on stepping up production? It could not be more than 5 or 6 months, and it's been considerably longer than that.

                      The bottom line is that it's not any governments' fault for the ammo shortages, (sure they may have kicked off the buying spree), but it's the ammunition manufacturers that are neglecting the market's demands. If you're going to be angry with the government, it shouldn't be about this.

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                      • #12
                        When the dipsticks that buy ammunition and components just because it is on the shelf quit hoarding it, that's when! I saw some geezer that had trouble even walking up to checkout at Cabela's buying 2,000 shotgun primers and 2,000 pistol primers. The guy could not even fill out his check! Now tell me how much shotgun reloading and shooting that old guy was going to do? He kept telling the cashier that these are better than gold. Unbelievable!

                        That's why some of you don't have ammo or components!

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                        • #13
                          Bingo, WAM. Blaming it on the producers is silly. Why should they go to the expense of ramping up their production simply to satisfy some bubble that's going to burst at any time? Then the demand will sag to nothing and the companies will be stuck trying to pay for a bunch of expansion they don't need. If that happens, you never will see prices go down again! Hopefully many of the producers are following Walmart's lead and avoiding contributing to the disaster. Which would be their own disaster if they wound up stuck with a ton of overpriced inventory after the panic subsides.

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                          • #14
                            I do not remember shortages like this when everyone was stocking up for Y2K or previous rumors of government intervention in the supply chain of primers, etc.
                            I think it is something else. Ammo Companies are not
                            going to reduce their production to manipulate market conditions. They are in business to stay in business.
                            I watched a video on youtube of a tour of CCI in Idaho where they make .22lr. They make 7,000,000 .22lr per day. No, this shortage is something more - like the combination of all the things people have speculated plus the huge orders by Homeland Security.
                            I have heard ammo manufacturers and firearms manufacturers are running full bore.
                            One possible explain is that demand has moved from the 'normal' defined shooter market to a much more expanded general population market of NEW firearms owners and shooters effectively doubling the normal
                            market size. Just MHO.

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                            • #15
                              Let's see, the worst shortages are .22 ammo. Now why would Homeland Security be buying up all the .22 shells? To shoot terrorist gophers? Pfffft! Let's blame everyone and everything else but ourselves. This runaway train reminds me of the Bre-X scam a few years back. Like WAM said, the biggest part of this fiasco has greed at its roots. And the greed is not from Homeland Security, the Obama administration, or the manufacturers reducing production (and I certainly don't fault them for foolishly increasing production to satisfy what is obviously only a temporarily inflated demand). When this bubble pops it is going to go boom louder than that pocket cannon recently featured in Gunfight Friday. Save your money boys for scavenging off the fools when that happens. There will be a lot of easy pickings! And don't feel bad about helping yourself either. Those idiots didn't feel bad about making things miserable for you in hopes of making a fast buck for themselves. I can hardly wait to see where they point the finger when the speculative train they're riding derails and they're stuck with a lot of overpriced guns and ammo that no one will take off their hands for anything less than a huge loss. One things for sure, they won't be pointing the finger at themselves.

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