Ammo shortage

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Ammo shortage

Post by TexasEric » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:45 pm

I have been gone for awhile. My 300 SBR build has had no malfunctions!
The issues I am running into now is that, ammo is not plentiful. With the virus panic and the civil unrest across the country, blackout ammo is hard to find.
Where do guys get your factory ammo from in times like this. Reloaders, enjoy yourselves but be nice.

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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by AR-300 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:40 pm

Ammoseek.
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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by TexasEric » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:50 pm

Thank you bro. This is great. I have packages inbound to the house.

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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by Uncle Fester » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:23 pm

I started reloading to deal with the issue. Plus, my public range doesn’t allow FMJ rounds and I build soft points for plinking.

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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by TexasEric » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:59 am

Bringing this one back from the dead. The struggle is real.

Besides ammoseek and Sg ammo, where do you get your ammo? For 300blk and 9mm.

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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by BobinNC » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:56 am

I was going to say it's time to start reloading given the price and scarcity of factory ammo. But the truth is reloading components are getting very hard to get. SR Primers are nearly non-existant, bullets are scarce, and 300 BO headstamped brass is backordered everywhere.

Thank goodness for reformed 223/5.56 brass.

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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by rlandry6 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:34 pm

I started buying components before this mess started, so I'm good for a long time. It's not hoarding, it's called foresight. The panic buying and shortages come around every time the political winds shift.
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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by BJK » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:24 pm

Absolutely it's not hoarding. It's looking ahead and removing yourself from competing with us who are trying to buy stuff.

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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by noname » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:13 pm

Thinking back, when I first started reloading I would buy 100 primers at a time from the local gun store. Now it is 2-3 thousand at a time of small rifle and the same for small pistol. Large rifle 1,000 and large pistol maybe 2,000 at a time. Powder per load is really a non-issue except for large caliber rifles. Bullets as long as they are not specialty bullets, don't break the bank. Buy enough bullets to fill up a "if it fits, it ships" box from the post office and shipping cost are reasonable. I picked up a box of bullets at the post office once and the postal clerk said "what the heck is in that little box"? The box was beat up but it was taped well.
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Re: Ammo shortage

Post by cwlongshot » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:25 am

Good video put up this morning from my friend Elvis ammo...

https://youtu.be/NGce1wBVhx4

In short, START RELOADING AND BE PREPARED! :mrgreen:

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