Does anyone think the ammo shortage will get better?

Does anyone think the ammo shortage will get better?

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    Does anyone think the ammo shortage will get better?

    I was wondering if anyone here sees an end to this ammo shortage we're seeing?


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    If the Republicans can take Congress in 2010 AND the current Congress doesn't pass any huge ammo tax or other such onerous legislation, then yes.
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    Sooner or later people will run out of room to store all the ammo - then and only then will it return to the gunshop shelves.
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    I think it will be over by Fall or maybe mid summer. There will be a time when the hoarders either run out of money or storage room for ammo.

    In time they will realize that the sky has not fallen and is not falling.

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    Panic buying is the problem. Things will improve with time.

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    Sometimes I don't even want to know what I think. The run on ammo and arms will end eventually, but the reasons behind that are going to cast a shadow over everything that's happened thus far.

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    Its already improving. OUr local Wal-Marts, one in particular, has recieved thousand and thousands of rounds lately (just over the past four weeks).

    Last week they received three thousand rounds of 9mm, they already had tons of .40sw, and last night they got 10,000 rounds of WWB .45acp. Ammo is appearing regularly at Wal-Mart here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Its already improving. OUr local Wal-Marts, one in particular, has recieved thousand and thousands of rounds lately (just over the past four weeks).

    Last week they received three thousand rounds of 9mm, they already had tons of .40sw, and last night they got 10,000 rounds of WWB .45acp. Ammo is appearing regularly at Wal-Mart here.
    Reeeeeeeeally? And just where is this place located?
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    To the OP...I think it is going to be quite a while before the shelves are ever full again...if so, the prices will remain high...look how many guns have been sold, they're going to need ammo.
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    I check w/two different Walmarts several times a week. Talked at length with the "head honcho" behind the ammo counter. He said trucks normally arrive before midnight with new merchandise. Trucks are offloaded and shelves are normally stocked by 2 or 3 a.m. Told me the best time to check was sometime within hours after that. Soooooooo, this morning, got up with the wife, she headed to work at 6:30 and I headed to Walmart. Danged if they didn't have about 4000 rounds of Blazer 9mm 115gr FMJ. Not wanting to be the one to buy it all, I restrained myself and only bought 500 rounds. Did an inventory when I got home. Now have 400 rounds of 147gr WWB JHP and 1600 training rounds of 9mm. So now I'll just pick me up a couple of boxes here and there and add to it as I train down.
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    I just received the first shipment of reloading equipment and supplies. I predict that the localized* ammunition shortage will end in one week.






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    How are the prices?
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    Including shipping, about $0.22 per round for the first 1000 (.45 ACP). Re-using existing once-fired brass, Alliant Bullseye powder, 185 grain Hornady JFP's. I didn't order the least expensive of anything - but I did order a heck of a lot of it.
    I don't know how long the brass will last, at some point I may need more. But I've got powder and bullets for around 10k loads.
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    The shortages will end soon after people stop telling hysterical tales of "the impending 500% ammo tax" and such. Until then, all ammo companies will do is produce product as fast as they can without making new capital investments. They know the buying frenzy is temporary and they cannot afford to spend millions of dollars on machines and employees that will become superfluous in a year.

    There are an estimated 80M gun owners in the U.S. If just 1% of them (800k) respond to the hysteria by purchasing just 2,000 rounds of ammunition to "stockpile" you've got a sudden surge of 1.6 billion rounds in demand.
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    I think we will see some improvement by mid-summer. My greater fear, right now, is what Congress may do. They are already signalling a willingness to force universal healthcare down our throats without debate or consideration of any arguments against it. I am concerned that they will use similar parliamentary tricks to try to further limit our gun rights. If that happens, then all bets are off with regard to both price and availability.
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