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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: AntiGov] #7663639
09/02/22 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AntiGov
No .410 to be found

A buddy of mine found some online. Try finding 2 1/2" twelve gauge.

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663673
09/02/22 08:35 PM
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Aside from .22 and 2 3/4" 12 gauge I reload my own rifle ammo. If I had to by my ammo finding .222 Reminton would be very difficult to find these days. Besides having my own brass in .222 I was able to get 400 new primed cases of Winchester brass at a good price. The company was selling them 200 cases per bag. I also stocked up on small rifle primers, so I am good for any rifle ammo I shoot. Glad my dad taught me how to reload. Glad I paid attention.

Last edited by Bass1; 09/02/22 08:36 PM.
Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663688
09/02/22 08:50 PM
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Folks go to Walmart. They have a lot of ammo, my local one had more ammo than every sporting goods store combined. Ammoseek can be your friend if you are not supporting the local shop. Also recommend reloading, Ive switched my hunting bullets to all bonded and copper only. 6.8 SPC, 20 gauge, 5.7 and my 50 cal muzzle loader.

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663694
09/02/22 08:52 PM
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West Central MN
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A buddy found a place today that had lots of ammo but prices wher stupidity high. .22-250 for $39.99 for a box of 50 but all sold out.


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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: ~ADC~] #7663770
09/02/22 11:09 PM
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Frazee, MN
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Mostly, but the prices are stupid high.

I'd like to find some 2 1/2" #4 .410 for around $8 a box or less.

That seems like hardest to find in this area.

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: MattLA] #7663771
09/02/22 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Tofan
Folks go to Walmart. They have a lot of ammo, my local one had more ammo than every sporting goods store combined. Ammoseek can be your friend if you are not supporting the local shop. Also recommend reloading, Ive switched my hunting bullets to all bonded and copper only. 6.8 SPC, 20 gauge, 5.7 and my 50 cal muzzle loader.


We have VERY different Walmarts. Ours has 350 Legend. And this is IT for centerfire.

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663778
09/02/22 11:45 PM
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just got some trap loads 2 boxes that was all the store had left , seeing ,more but not out of the woods yet

have gotten some 22lr cci mini mags recently 22lr seems to be getting better

glad I bought pheasant loads this spring to cover this year haven't seen any since about June

prices well just accept that when they print lots more money your money will be worth less.

seeing some primers but at 80+ a K


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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663780
09/03/22 12:08 AM
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Have what I need for hunting. Trouble comes and I have enough to get more.



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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: keets] #7663786
09/03/22 12:30 AM
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Oakland, MS
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm
Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
No primers to be had.


You best bet is order them. They are hit and miss at the normal on line retailers. Lately small rifle has been available along with small pistol. In cci. Large rifl I hav not seen in a few weeks. Prices are about 100 per 1000 pluss hazmat though.


Yeah not THAT desperate YET.

Originally Posted by keets
20 ga clay loads aren't available


Got plenty of them, no hunting loads though


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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: keets] #7663788
09/03/22 12:32 AM
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Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~

I'd like to find some 2 1/2" #4 .410 for around $8 a box or less.


hahahahahahaha #4s, $8.00/box. Sorry ADC, gave me a huuuge chuckle. Only thing in 410 around here is #9, $17.00/ box


Originally Posted by keets
20 ga clay loads aren't available


Walmart have Federal 20ga #8s and 7 1/2s
Had to pull the trigger on the only 2 boxes at Wally World ... 20 ga 1oz lead #6s = $19/box. All shotgun shells limited to 3, unlimited on everything else.


Been able to find everything from 17 HRM to 300 Win Mag that I need except 22-250 and large rifle primers.

Last edited by Scott__aR; 09/03/22 12:51 AM. Reason: 22-250 and lrp

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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663892
09/03/22 06:57 AM
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There is a good article about the ongoing ammo shortage in the current issue of the Pennsylvania Game News. They spoke with a bunch of ammo industry bigwigs and, in a nutshell, ammunition manufacturers have recovered from Covid shortages in materials and labor and are cranking out more ammo than ever before. Hornady production is up 30%, Sig Sauer expanded its Arkansas plant last year and Ammo Inc. broke ground on a new ammo plant last June in Wisconsin. Vista Outdoor, parent company of Federal, Hevi-Shot, Remington and Speer is running 24/7 to meet customer demands.

They all agree that the unprecedented spike in ammunition demand has been and still is the issue. They point to the 21 million new guns Americans bought in 2020. 2.3 million of those guns were sold in March of that year alone.

An NSSF survey showed about 40% of those 21 million gun buyers were first time firearm owners. If each one of those 8.4 million people bought one 50-round box of ammunition, that comes out to more than 420 million rounds. If all 21 million bought just one box of 50, that comes to over 1 billion rounds. And thatís a conservative estimate of demand.

They talked about the shortages getting better and ammunition becoming more available but, mentioned that popular hunting gauges and calibers remain hard to come by. And the reason for that is that more than half of the firearms sold in any given year are handguns. And theyíre bought largely for recreational target shooting and self-defense. The ammo makers have been cranking out whatís been in greatest demand and that has been 9 mm, .45, .380 and .22. Thatís why the availability of hunting rifle calibers has been slower to catch up.

They expect some ammunition is going to continue to be scarce probably throughout the fall but itís not going to be as bad as it was the last couple of years. They did say that you can expect to pay more for it. Most ammo companies used to raise prices once a year and then only by 2% to 3% to keep up with the cost of living. By comparison several ammo makers increased prices for times in the past 18 months generally by about 10 to 15% each time. Thatís why a box of 30-06 once selling for $20 is now $28.

The predictions are that prices will remain high as long as the demand remains high. The folks interviewed generally agreed that prices would begin to drop sometime late next year as the supply slowly catches up with the demand. But, prices are never again going to be where they were 3 to 4 years ago.


Eh...wot?

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663897
09/03/22 07:03 AM
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No Varget powder, accubonds, or large rifle primers to be found in these parts.

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663925
09/03/22 07:53 AM
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In past year, have had numerous chances to buy Varget.........including an 8 pounder that I left on the shelf for the blammo blasters. If wanting something to go BANG, and willing to be flexible, this is said to be a near 100% drop in replacement for Varget. I have 2 pounds to try.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1020431551?pid=454236

A month or so back, was in Iowa and happened to be driving in area of Brownell's, so went in to check on things. Compared to online stuff, retail store major dissapointment, but did have both 1 and 8 pounders of Red Dot and Green Dot, and what floored me, a counter full of primers.......Cheddite 209 and bricks in all sizes of Remington, including 9 1/2 LRP. Cheddite 209 shotgun primers turning up all over. I got some at a local gun store.

This was found at Graf's retail store a few weeks back. Point being, if you know where to look, it's out there.

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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7663964
09/03/22 08:39 AM
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7mm-08 (any brand) is hard to find. Would like to find a pound of H4831SC.

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7664080
09/03/22 12:25 PM
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Shelves mostly empty still here.
I've always got plenty though
Stock up in good times and don't worry during the bad


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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7664083
09/03/22 12:31 PM
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I just returned from Anchorage where I checked four different stores. A grand total of three pounds of some nondescript powder and zero primers anywhere


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Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7664099
09/03/22 01:04 PM
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I've been looking for some Benchmark powder that I would like to try in my new .20. Haven't seen any, I did bid a ridiculous price for one pound on Gunbroker, not that desperate yet. I have plenty of other stuff.

Large rifle primers are fairly rare yet.

I was in Scheels this morning. All centerfire was on sale, 3 bucks a box off anything 34.99 and under and 6 bucks if above that. 10 percent off all rimfire and pistol.

No 8 dollar a box .410.


"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon". Milton Friedman.
Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7665924
09/06/22 10:14 AM
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I finally found ammo 2 weeks ago.
It isnt cheap.
I have my kids and myself stocked for the upcoming seasons finally.
7mm-08 was very hard to get.
I also reload and primers are tough to find.
Shotgun shell prices are nuts.

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7665949
09/06/22 11:11 AM
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When all the talking and speculating is finished the most precious metal anyone can have is lead With lead anyone that has gold or silver or anything with value will have a fair chance of keeping the other valuable items that he has And at the same time could use some of their ammo to trade for other important items .

Re: Ammo < not a joke > [Re: rags57078] #7665960
09/06/22 11:28 AM
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