Where Has All the Ammo Gone?

Where Has All the Ammo Gone?

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    Where Has All the Ammo Gone?

    Here’s a good article that explains the basics of the ammo shortage. It isn’t large new military or police contracts, it’s simple economics:
    “When people are motivated by external political exigencies to purchase more ammunition than they customarily purchase, there is less ammunition for others.”
    Where Has All the Ammo Gone? | Active Response Training


    I have some anecdotal evidence of what is going on here. A friend called me from the parking lot of a gun store in Southwest Virginia, “Mark, I just scored 5,000 rounds of Federal .22 Long Rifle!” I cut his euphoria short by saying, “Tim, you have never bought more than 500 rounds of anything before.” To which he replied, “Yeah, but I bought all they had.” I believe Tim’s “score” is being replicated all across the country every time the UPS truck arrives.
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    To the tune of Van Halen's "Where have all the good times gone?"



    Won't you tell me...
    Where has all the ammo gone?
    Where has all the ammo gone?
    All my life I never considered reloading
    Now this ammo shortage changed everything
    Won't you tell me....
    Where has all the ammo gone?
    Mommie needs 9mm for her little playthings
    Daddy needs 45 for his bigger things
    Won't you tell me....
    Where has all the ammo gone?




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    No internal lock or magazine disconnect on my pistols!

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    Or: "Gone to grave yards every one" Peter Paul & Mary
    I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.

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    What's so funny is these guys think that they and their 5-10000 rounds of pistol ammo is some how going to stave off the jack booted government lackeys, they feel they are defending against. GOT NEWS FOR YA, YOU'D BE JUST A SPEED BUMP ! Not stop them, perhaps not even slow them down..

    That's why we can't allow it to get to that point.

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    I suspect a lot of it is being bought up and resold at the gun shows for double or triple the price.
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    Problem is, it isn't just ammo! You can't even get reloading supplies or equipment, either! I've had a set of .223 dies on backorder since December, with no idea when they'll become available. And the prices of the stuff you can find is unreal!
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    I thought all the panic buyers/ hoarders bought enough ammo back in 99', then in 08' and 09' then finally in 12' to keep em out of the Walmarts for the rest of time.
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    I found a little 9mm today.It was Tul ammo.They also had Tul ammo(223's) for 9.00 a box.I bought some of the 223's but i've never shot any Tul in my rifle.Over all it's the same here.It's either not here,or expensive if you find any.
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    9.00 a box isn't a bad price,but,i've never used it in my AR either.Where was this?
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    Doc's in Florence.The 500 rds,of 556's he had in an ammo box,i can't say for sure,how much it was.It was to much for me,that i know.

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    Now that I am retired as of middle of March, I have more time to reload from my stash of components bought over the last 18 years in steady weekly batches and get to the range during the week as I have no more conference calls to be on or anymore deadlines to meet! Win-Win for me. There are lots of folks that could not see what was happening in the last 5 years that are dry in the ammo and reloading category. What was out there in the last 6 months got spread amongst the many thousands of new gun owners who missed mortgage payments and car payments just to buy out the store.
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    Most shops and stores have started to limit the # of boxes to 2 or 3 when you buy at least it will give us a chance when it gets on the shelves. And not let 1 guy buy everything on the shelve.

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    Check with DHS...they'll know.



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