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I did not realize just how bad its gotten in the ammo supply chain. None of my usual online sources have much of any caliber I own.
I see some on Ammoseek but, most is limited to one or two boxes, has expensive shipping or both.
Cheapest 9mm is 45 cents a round, Wow, last ammo I bought not too long ago was 45 acp at 24 cents a round.
I think my practicing just got curtailed even further. I have plenty but, with no resupply option?

I did find a local source for Sig Sauer 9mm 115 FMJ for 10.99/50 round box which today almost seems like a sale. I grabbed 4 just because.

Are the LGS's doing better with small orders than online bulk now?
 

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Gun stores around here can’t get ammo either. Rifle calibers are on the shelves (except for cheap 223/5.56). And most loads for shotgun (but buckshot and slugs) are available.
Even the big box stores don’t have any - I was in Academy and Cabelas last week and the shelves were bare.
If you load, I have a source for pulled bullets that seems to have everything in stock at least once a week. FMJ and HP. PM me if interested.
 

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I guess it just depends on where you are....

The Sportsman's Warehouse locations in Denver Metro are stripped bare in the ammo department.

The Sportsman's Warehouse in Vernal, UT has good stock in most calibers, including 5.56/.223 and 9mm FMJ or JHP.

Of course, the potential customer per store ratio is magnitudes higher for the Denver Metro locations.
 

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Not much around here either. The LGS does have a small supply in the back offering 1 - 2 boxes for those purchasing firearms. Online is fairly dry, or quite expensive.
 
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Our Northern Ohio LGS is as ctr describes: ammo only with puchase of a firearm.
 
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Common self-defense caliber handgun ammo is in very short supply my area. The LGS are limiting handgun ammo to people buying a new handgun. Rifle ammo other than 5.56X45mm/.223, 7.62X51mm/.308, and 7.62X39 is available. Shotgun ammo other than buckshot and slugs are available.
 
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As November draws closer it will get worse.

Old gun owners are stocking up, and new gun owners are buying, because it is obvious that whether or not Trump should win or lose, we are facing a socialist insurgency and cities are pulling back the police from their jobs, so people are realizing it is on the individual to self protect. You know, sort of what the Founders envisioned in creating the 2nd Amendment.
 

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Supposedly the local Bass Pro has my preferred training ammo in stock, none online. My experience with in-store is it lasts up to a half-hour after they place it on the shelves. If you're not there, you don't get any. I've personally stocked up on a few hundred rounds of EDC ammo so I'm not in too bad a shape. I'll try to check out the LGS this week, maybe Thursday.
 

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Ammoseek does a good job of finding what's out there, but what's out there is expensive - but it's a source at least. Just got a couple boxes of defensive hps for my wife's use; cost nearly twice as much as a year ago.
 

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There just isnt any 9mm available. All my local stores are sold out, and any of the stores that Ive bought from online are sold out, too. 223 is pretty much all gone as well, only occasionally seeing the top dollar match ammo.

Strangely, SGAmmo has plenty of 7.62x39 at a fair price.

This just goes to show, for your popular stockpiling calibers (lets be honest, nearly everyone chooses 9mm and 223 if not for price alone) buy it when times are good. We have had a few years when ammo was cheaper every week and in limitless supply. Steel case 9mm was $130/case and steel 223 was $180/case.

What shocks me is that it seems some people just dont catch on. I remember people who were panic buying at $1/rd steel case 9mm, 223, and $100 pmags after Sandy Hook, and then bought what they could afford at those insane prices. They were the ones spending $2k on Armslist for a DPMS AR, 2 mags, and 60rds of steel case ammo, and then never bought any more after the scare. What were they doing for the last 6-7 years? Nothing. What are they doing now? Panic buying at top dollar once again.
 

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I am finding .30-30 Winchester and .338 Winchester Magnum in stock.

Yeah, my hunting loads for the 30-06 and the 12 gauge are still easily found. I guess nobody is defending with a bolt bolt action rifle or a 12 gauge loaded with bird shot?
My stock of bear defense 00 buckshot and slugs can be put to other uses if need be.
 

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About 4 weeks ago ammo wasn't as completely wiped out as now.
40 S&W FMJ still to be had for .36 - .38 a round
357 Sig FMJ for .40 round (shipped)

A week ago, FMJ 10mm for .36 round (+shipping)
Those prices were about 25% higher than if I stocked up better in advance. 😕
All that ammo is gone now.

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I used to buy in 1000 lots then shoot through the supply and reorder. Whenever this mess is over 1000 is going to be the reorder point.
 

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I called the range where I am a member to ask if they had ammo for those shooting at the range and they said yes. I have a few hundred rounds each put back in 9mm, .40, 5.56, .38, and 357, but didn't want to shoot it at the range. I knew from experience that 9mm ball ammo that they sell was around $15.00 a box and thought it might be a little higher so i threw one box of mine in my range bag and though if theirs was to expensive i would only buy one and shoot mine as well. I have plenty of 22 so threw a few hundred rounds in the bag as well. I get to the range, check in and they ask if I need anything else. I told them two boxes of 9mm range ammo and was told that they were $26.00 for 50 rounds! I told them no thank you and told them in no uncertain terms I though that was price gouging and I wasn't cool with that. When I asked what they were selling it was in-house reloads. They stated component prices had gone sky high. I figure the prices have gone up, but I don't know if I believe it is that much.
 
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