Where has the .38 special ammo gone?!?

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    Where has the .38 special ammo gone?!?

    Seems like the other ammo is coming back but zip, zero, nada, nothing for .38's.
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    Found some at SGAmmo. Give that a shot.
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    I had to order mine from BB and SGAmmo.com. But, that was almost two months ago. Haven't looked recently. Still wasn't a big variety when I ordered.


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    if anyone happens to know where I can get 200gr jhp or fmj, please share. I have a dislike for cast lead by iteself.
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    I've found FMJ it at Wal-Mart and Bass Pro. Shocked to see a dozen boxes at Wal-Mart.
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    They stopped making it when they found out how great .380 is.
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    My totally unsupported hypothesis-
    If I only have enough of one limiting resource (I've heard powder), I can only produce X amount of ammo. If 9mm, .45, and 5.56 flies off the shelf by the case, why ramp up production of an item of less demand? This may also explain profit margin decisions as to why we can't find .22 at reasonable prices.

    It doesn't account for the availability of shotgun ammo, or other hunting ammo. Oh well, it was worth a shot.

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    i feel the same about .380
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    Walmart here had a bunch of 9mm and 38 specials a little over a week ago and i went in the other day and its all gone..38 specials and 9mm gone...plenty of .40 and .45 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce2 View Post
    Walmart here had a bunch of 9mm and 38 specials a little over a week ago and i went in the other day and its all gone..38 specials and 9mm gone...plenty of .40 and .45 though.

    Yep, our Wal Mart had 8 - 100 round boxes of WWB today, $40 per- Tul- 9mm/ $10-50 rd box
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    I have had no problem finding it lately. Picked up a couple boxes of practice ammo at cabalas


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    Walmart here had WWB 100 rd $26 & change.

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    Not around here, .38, .40, .45 are plentiful. However if you can find .380 I would happily trade as that is nearly impossible to find. 9mm is starting to show up again at Wal-Mart among others.

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