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Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Wolfdog91] #7378271
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Our last firearms training range day, the DNR who usually supplies us with 22 rounds was unable to get any for us. Our sportsman's club ended up purchasing enough for us to go ahead with the range day shooting.


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Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Wolfdog91] #7378273
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I was at Cabelas in Mitchel, they have a ton of ammo also, at prices I will not pay. I believe prices are at the peak and should start to go down, but will be 20% higher than pre covid.

Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: M.S. Pickins] #7378368
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Originally Posted by M.S. Pickins
This is spot on. Look at those old Taliban vets. Tough and skinny as a rail. If you cant walk 15-20 miles with your essentials your basically of no use if a civil war happened.


You do what you can if it comes down to it.

Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Squash] #7378410
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Originally Posted by Squash
Ammo manufacturers are lying to us. Where is all of the 30-06, and 308 ammo going ? These 2 calibers used to be the most abundant ammo on store shelves.


They are not making hunting calibers. 9mm and .2235.56 are in the greatest demand. Both military and civilian.

It will take them at least two years to catch up. With covid shutdowns and supply chain disruptions and no workers (go Brandon) it is going to be awhile before hunting calibers are available in quantity again.

Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Wolfdog91] #7378411
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Hornady, in Grand Island, NE announced they are adding on and expanding production so they're up to something.


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Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: M.S. Pickins] #7378413
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Originally Posted by M.S. Pickins
This is spot on. Look at those old Taliban vets. Tough and skinny as a rail. If you cant walk 15-20 miles with your essentials your basically of no use if a civil war happened.


Sorry to burst your bubble but an old cripple guy that knows how to shoot can ruin your party in a hurry.

Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Tailhunter] #7378416
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Originally Posted by M.S. Pickins
This is spot on. Look at those old Taliban vets. Tough and skinny as a rail. If you cant walk 15-20 miles with your essentials your basically of no use if a civil war happened.


Sorry to burst your bubble but an old cripple guy that knows how to shoot can ruin your party in a hurry.

Apparently it will be only Marines and Seals participating in a civil war. Unfortunately it will likely be only the old farts with enough 'nads to put up a fight.


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Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Gary Benson] #7378428
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Hornady, in Grand Island, NE announced they are adding on and expanding production so they're up to something.


Rumor has it there are two or three large ammo outfits that have grown weary of being tethered to Vista and are gonna start making their own primers. Sig Saur being another. Hope that is the case. Too many eggs in the Vista basket for my comfort level.

Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Wolfdog91] #7379401
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Originally Posted by Wolfdog91
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So what youíre trying to say is old, crippled, one legged, fat, (white?) men in wheel chairs are buying up all the ammo.

I donít even know where to start with this one Ö

Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Tailhunter] #7379405
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Originally Posted by Wolfdog91
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So what youíre trying to say is old, crippled, one legged, fat, (white?) men in wheel chairs are buying up all the ammo.

I donít even know where to start with this one Ö

You forgot the lol, or at least I hope you did whistle


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Re: That's who's buying up all the ammo [Re: Aaron.F] #7379412
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Originally Posted by Aaron.F

I think the times are a changing, 30-06 and 308 used to be everywhere because they were the most popular, they are not anymore. They will make what sells fastest and the most of, which these days is pistol ammo, 223 and 6.5 somethings. I actually see quite a bit of 308 and 30-06 ammo on the shelves around here.

This is some info I found on the most popular rifle calibers.

The following list was compiled from various online and print sources, including the major ammo manufacturers' sales lists and the sales of RCBS reloading dies. The various sources tend to parallel each other, with certain exceptions. Bear in mind that a lot (probably the majority) of .223 and 7.62x39 ammo sold is for plinking or "tactical" use, not hunting. The same probably applies to a lower, but still significant, percentage of the .308 ammo sold.

"The .223, .308, .30-06, .30-30, .270, .243, 7mm Rem. Mag. and .300 Win. Mag. appear on almost all lists. The .22-250, 7.62x39mm, .300 WSM, .338 Win. Mag. and 7mm-08 Rem. have appeared on at least one list, but not others, while the .222 Remington, .30 Carbine and .303 British (once Top 10 stalwarts on most lists) have dropped back in popularity. The .300 Win. Mag. and 7mm Rem. Mag. swap places on some lists. Anyway, here are the averaged results based on the data that I could find. Consider it approximate.

USA (Averaged 2015 sales rank)

.223 Remington
.308 Winchester
.30-06 Springfield
.30-30 Winchester
.270 Winchester
.243 Winchester
7mm Remington Magnum
.300 Winchester Magnum
7.62x39mm Soviet
.22-250 Remington
End of quote

Surprised me that .22-250 is on there.

No 6.5 anythings.
You hear alot about newer "hot" cartridges but as in alot of things many people don't go out and buy what the latest and supposedly greatest is.
Most hunter have a gun they have shot for years and they keep using it. And lets be honest here, .308, .30-06 and .30-30 are all great deer rounds. If your hunting deer which is the most popular large game animal out there they are more than adequate. No need for latest and greatest 6.5 anything.
I have seen at my Local Fleet and farm some 12 and 20 ga ammo, some .223 and that been it. I haven't looked in about 2 weeks.

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