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About the ammo shortages

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by taylor, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I was at my gun club and there was a letter on the bulletin board from someone who attended a big trade show and spoke with reps from the major companies. Its sad news- 6 to 9 months before things get stabilized. 1st dibs go to the military, 2nd to leo's, 3rd to civilian customers, 4th to reloading components
     
  2. TAD

    TAD West Linn Active Member

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    I have a copy of that letter or email. I got it about a month ago. Its not like they are not making ammo. They are ramping up and making more than ever, its just not getting through to us yet. If the letter is true its going to be awhile.
     
  3. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    unlike
     
  4. Bob D

    Bob D Oregon, Cascades Well-Known Member

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    That letter was a hoax. If it's the same one that's been through here two or three times, It's just something somebody wrote. There's no insider information in it. There's not really any truth in it either.
     
  5. bwchase

    bwchase Pacific City Active Member

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    Alright, I can understand that it will take a while to get inventory back in the supply chain.
    Especially for the ammo that is used by LEO and Military.
    I don't understand the shortage of 22lr.
    Haven't seen a new brick of 22 ammo around for months. Saw a special on tv that was filmed at CCI, they were making 3 million rounds a day. Since it is not being used by the government, do the math. Where is it going?
    I could understand if it was showing up and being purchased off the shelves right away, but it is not even showing up on the shelves!
    Just another one of those things in life I don't understand.
     
  6. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Its just that they are focusing on .223, 9mm and other cartridges used by the military. When the military and Leo's reach their quota(which may grow if we begin a new war) when their needs are met they will focus on producing sporting ammo.
    And the letter I saw gave the names of the reps he spoke with and their positions, I don't know why it seems so hard to believe it will take 6+ months till shelves are stocked. Especially after reading about the billions of rounds the Dept of Homeland Security is buying.
     
  7. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Even if the rounds were only going to the 4300 odd Wal-Mart stores, that 3 million rounds a day works out to 705 rounds per store, per day. There are far more retailers out there, and the profiteers and hoarders get up far earlier than most of us. The stores are getting it, we are just not fast enough.
     
  8. DHPShooter

    DHPShooter Lebanon Member

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    I got 100 rounds at BiMart Saturday and left another 100 on the shelf.
     
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  9. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    So what's your point? there's no problem?
     
  10. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    There is a supplier here in the Portland Metro area that will be getting $250k worth of all cal from Federal.....
    inside source says it will be at store shelves sometime this week.....
     
  11. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Supplier name?
     
  12. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Trouble is that we are buyin it all up as soome as it hits the racks. My local Bimart got in 50 bricks of 22LR last week. It lasted a half hour.

    And that is happening nation wide.
     
  13. STANGBOYTOM

    STANGBOYTOM WA STATE Member

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    Exactly it's a self fulfilling problem with all the hoarders
     
  14. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    one mans hoarding is another mans preparedness!
     
  15. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    As soon as I verify this I will post where/when. I don't want to be "that guy" and give out poor info....
     
  16. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    Example A: Northwest Armory went through a half PALLET of 9mm in about 3-4 hours. Look for "deals" in the ammo section on Independence and Estate on this and other forums. FYI, both were $16 out the door at 2pm this afternoon.....
     
  17. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    Example B: I was at Bi-Mart when these went out today and got mine......for $62.97(to shoot)......this is why we do not have anything on the shelves.

    http://www.armslist.com/posts/12884...ton-umc-9mm-115-grain-fmj-megapack-250-rounds
     
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  18. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Any left or was the 1/2 pallet all they had?
     
  20. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    thank you