More bad news about ammo

More bad news about ammo

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    More bad news about ammo

    Called Streichers Police Supply yesterday to check on some .45 ACP EFMJ that's been back ordered for three months. The good news is it'll finally be in in two weeks. The bad news is they told me things are getting worse! They had just ordered 190 cases of .223 and the factory told them 10 months!

    They claim it's a shortage of materials, no way around it. Good thing I'm hand loading range ammo I guess!!!!
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    Holy moley - that is getting bad. I guess a lot of output goes straight to the sandbox.

    I am low on .223 and had contemplated restocking but - looks like my healthy case stock, and 2,000 FMJ's, will have to join company, plus a considerable amount of my time! Oh and throw in some powder and primers

    Prices too are not over encouraging on many items either.
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    Along with the shortage ammo prices are on the rise again. Im trying to stock up when I can. Should have bought my dads reloading supplies when i had the chance.

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    After this war is over there should be an excess of ammo and maybe a drop in prices .

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    Good thing I just scored 500rds more of .223 Guat from a guy on AR15.com that happens to live 5 miles from me...

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    I noticed this trend about a month ago. I started scrounging once-fired brass from our local LEO training sessions and bought 1,000 pulled bullets (62 grain M855). My next few days will be dedicated to reloading. Even if the .223 is available, look at the prices
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    I've got a bunch of .223 brass (I'll have to count 'em to know how many for sure) that's once fired. Some of it is Lake City, some of it's Remington/Peters and then there's a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. All the mil stuff has already had the primer pockets swaged with a Dillon swager to remove the crimp, and it's all been de-primed and run through the tumbler. I'll post later how much will be available. I managed to get a bunch of loaded stuff laid in before the crunch hit so probably won't need any of this for reloading right now.

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    Holy moley - that is getting bad. I guess a lot of output goes straight to the sandbox.
    exactly. it's a lose comparison to WWII and the shortage of rubber and butter and other resources but the military made it mandatory to double the ranges for qualification this time around. it's a huge waste of ammo, especially for the ones who aren't a first-time-go. ... and when the range is over, if there's any left over, no matter the amount, they're instructed to fire it all off and waste it. it makes it easier for transport and accountability. such a waste of brass and I've more than stocked up in the past four months for it's going to get worse before it gets better.

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    Just Purchased...

    2000 rounds of .223...Phhhheeewwwwwwww...

    Finally, I'm ahead of the game...

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    Hate to see the prices so high. Glad I stocked up about 6 months ago. Should have enough to see me through the next year of practise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    2000 rounds of .223...Phhhheeewwwwwwww...

    Finally, I'm ahead of the game...

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    Hey, CLASS3NH, you could adopt me and share all you stuff with your family.....
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    7.62X39 aint so bad ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Prices too are not over encouraging on many items either.
    +1 on that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Holy moley - that is getting bad. I guess a lot of output goes straight to the sandbox.
    Could be a lot worse. In one of his classic "Me and Joe" stories, Skeeter Skelton mentioned that, during WW II, only farmers and ranchers could get buy ammunition, supposedly for "pest control"; the quantities per month were strictly rationed, and only three calibers; 22LR, 12 ga, and 30-30 were available.
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