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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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  • #16
    I do not believe it is the manufacturer's, from what I have been able to look into they are maxed out on production, and are hesitant to increase their capacity, when this bubble bursts, then there will be too much available. these companies like steady growth, not erratic unpredictable up and down shifts, it is very expensive to increase/decrease production lines. The media and ourselves are to blame,; the media for hyping up all of the [email protected] from Obama to crazy hoarders, and our selves for, well, hoarding.
    I know of a lot of shooters that form "teams" that hit all of the stores in the area every day to snatch up what ever comes in, and that creates an artificial demand. I am not ignoring the government agencies that are buying up certain calibers, but they are not buying .22lr, that is on our shoulders.

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    • #17
      A friend's wife is a manager at a Dunhams sporting goods store and she says 22lr are gone within a couple hours of them being stocked and it's the same couple guys that are buying them. I'll admit that between myself and father in law we have a few thousand rounds of 22lr. but we had them before this whole hoarding thing started. I just wish I would've stocked up on 9mm. I just want to go shoot but the few boxes that are available aren't worth the prices.

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      • #18
        A friend outside of Atlanta told me he got a brick of .22lr today - $42.

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        • #19
          Stores and online stores need to open up the back orders again. It will both satisfy the panic buyers ("I got 1000 on back order; I'm set!) as well as letting those who really need them to at least eventually get some. It would also allow the sellers to regulate somewhat the flow of ammo and cut out those individuals that are buying everything, either for profit or just greed.

          The 22lr thing has just got to stop. If it goes on long enough, there are going to be a lot of kids not ever getting into the sport. Before you tell me I'm full of it, think about the BSA request for ammo for their programs. That exercise won't last long if its such an expense and hassle getting ammo. I wonder how the sale of 10/22 rifles has been lately?

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          • #20
            Amflyer, here's the problem with the back order idea. The store winds up with tens of thousands of back orders that it has to fill after the bubble bursts when prices drop again. But they are contracted by the back order to buy and sell them at the inflated prices. Of course, the customers don't want to pay that price anymore but more importantly most of them probably don't see any gain in hoarding any longer either. So they simply don't pick up the orders. Oops! Store winds up with a warehouse full of ammo it can't get rid of. That'll put em out of business in a hurry! It might be a bit different if the stores took payment for the back orders when they were made but no one ever does that. Hard to make someone pay for something they aren't getting. What happens if the store goes under before the orders come in? Frankly, even if the vendors did make customers pay up front for placing a back order, I'm sure few people would place back orders during the panic anyway knowing that the price is liable to come down before the order comes in. Maybe you would pay to place a back order under those conditions but I wouldn't.

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            • #21
              OB is going to send arms (and ammo?) to Syria to the so called rebels. Does this mean the ammo shortage could be extended because of this action.
              This could cause Russia to up the anti since they support Assad so we may get into a pi--ing contest with Russia in supplying weapons to Syria. I have a feeling this is not going to turn out well - like Egypt and Libya, SNAFU.

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              • #22
                Dallas- 26 "No" posts?!!! And you gave yourself a +1 on all of them? Are you 12 years old....?!

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                • #23
                  If Socialist (Progressive) Hillary gets in for another eight (8) years of the same Communist stuff that we are seeing now it will be many years, if ever, that ammo will be available on the shelves. And yes, our country is already at the end of the United States as we know it, and hello to the United Socialist States of America. On this 4th of July, let's wake up! We love our Country, let's not transform it any more. The truth is that they can't take our guns, so they are taking our ammo.

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                  • #24
                    I have offered to prepay for a brick or so of 22 LR and take delivery on arrival, assuming a reasonable price and time frame. Two independent dealers said "We can't do that"....I asked why, but got no sensible reply, but was not talking to the business owner at the time. Both stores told me they sold 22 for "regular price" when they received it, but would not take prepay, nor would they offer to call me when some arrived. I paid one of those dealers $500 for a 22 revolver in the past 6 mos, and he told me I should show up there every am to see if any new ammo arrived.

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