Ammo Shortage

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    Just purchased a couple thousand rounds of primary, from Cheaper Than Dirt (9mm +P MagTech and Federal HydraShok, plus a bit of .380ACP CorBon). $700 with shipping. A couple thousand practice rounds from Able Ammo several months back was well under half that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixBravo View Post
    This just in from the Associated Press....


    "We have identified the reason for the recent ammo shortage. It turns out a Virginia resident who we will identify as 'p8riot' has purchased 42% of the 7.62mm ammunition in the continental United States. No reason to worry. He has a CCW. I'll take any questions."
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    LOL! If it's any consolation, not all of it is 7.62x39

    Quote Originally Posted by dnm_85 View Post
    I've got a couple hundred thousand rounds stocked up.
    Anyone here having problems getting ammo?



    Just out of curiosity, how large an army are you building??
    Well there's me, my wife, and my 4 yr old son.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    p8riot:

    Ya'll come on down to Texas, and bring your toys! 200,000 should last awhile!
    Nothin doin. A Texas "while" equals about 15 minutes. It the only other thing in Texas that's not bigger.

    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ View Post
    Several questions come to mind :::> How sweet of a wife do you gotta have to allow you to "invest" in 200K of ammo ??
    My wife helped me shoot the first 10,000 rounds of 7.62.

    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ View Post
    Where do you store 200K of 7.62 X 39 ammo ??
    I have a 12x12 room in my basement converted to a vault, but I am looking for some off-site storage. Again it's not all 7.62.

    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ View Post
    Given a persons age,when will you finally be finished shooting 200K of ammo ??
    Well it depends I go through about 10 - 15K rounds a year all by myself. I do have some full auto weapons.

    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ View Post
    Who ya gonna hire to load the mags that your gonna shoot 200K rds. thru ??
    Looking for a job, are ya?

    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ View Post
    Given the price increase,200K of 7.62 x 39 is worth the same as 10K shares of AT&T. Sell it,buy a home on Marco Island Florida,a couple of Glocks, a Moss500, a flats boat,and fish your A$$ off every day of the week for the rest of your life. -------
    If you've got a house on Marco Island I'll trade you some of it for it. I didn't pay nearly that much. I picked most of the 7.62 up a few years back for a little over $60/1000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p8riot View Post
    I've got a couple hundred thousand rounds stocked up.
    Oops! not all of it is 7.62x39
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    I don't know how valid the information is, but here is someone who has it all figured out!

    http://blog.joehuffman.org/2006/06/0...rys+Fault.aspx

    Go figure??

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    When I bought my AR last month, the gun shop had run out of 223 and 7.39 ammo, at leaast in the bulk military grade. The expensive stuff was still on the shelf, though. He attributed the current run to the increase in mideast tensions, along with the war. I've still been able to buy a couple thousand rounds though, but the prices are high.

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    200K rounds? No problem, stores nicely, lasts a long time.
    A good friend, Marine Infantry, Bronze Star with V Device, told me, "There is no such thing as too much ammo. Unless you're swimming!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones View Post
    200K rounds? No problem, stores nicely, lasts a long time.
    A good friend, Marine Infantry, Bronze Star with V Device, told me, "There is no such thing as too much ammo. Unless you're swimming!"
    That's a really good quote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones View Post
    200K rounds? No problem, stores nicely, lasts a long time.
    A good friend, Marine Infantry, Bronze Star with V Device, told me, "There is no such thing as too much ammo. Unless you're swimming!"
    I like that quote too.
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    Materials costs (and some shortages) are driving ammo prices according to some of the manufacturers.
    For example - ATK (Speer, CCI) is raising ammo prices 7% on October 1 and another 10% on January 1 -- this is at the distributor level, so by the time it gets to retail, it will be more.
    Availability may fluctuate, but when we actually see ammo, it is always more expensive.....

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    Used this thread as an "excuse" to pick up two cases of 9mm this AM at Academy in Plano, Texas (yea yea.....I don't really need an "excuse".....), BUT.......they only had 10 boxes of American Eagle 7.62 X 39. That was IT. No more. The ammo guy said it was getting hard to find. FWIW.

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