I found that Hornady and CCI have posted answers to the question of where all the ammo and components are going, and both say that the government buys less than 5% of what they sell. From CCI We are currently experiencing high demand for our products. We appreciate your patience and support and remain committed to serving all of our customers, from hunters and sport shooters to those who protect our country and our streets. Q: Why is ammunition in certain calibers so hard to find? A: The current market and environment is causing stronger than usual demand for products in our industry. Q: Are certain contracts taking ammunition away from civilians? A: No. We remain committed to serving all channels of our business. The majority of our product serves the commercial market. Q: Why can't you just make more ammunition? A: Our facilities operate 24-hours a day. We are continually making process improvements to increase our efficiency and investing in capital and personnel where we have sustained demand. We are bringing additional capacity online again this year. Q: What is your stance on the current gun legislation? A: We support the second amendment and responsible gun ownership. We remain fully engaged in the legislative and regulatory process to provide the most accurate and comprehensive information to decision makers. Like most major manufacturers in our industry, we are also members of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). This organization helps represent our industry and our customers before federal, state and local government entities. More information about legislation and our industry's positions can be found at NSSF - National Shooting Sports Foundation. From Hornady Product Availability Hornady Products are scarce in my neck of the woods. How can I get ahold of some? The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours. Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites all fueled by rumors and conjecture have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items. If the information you hear doesnt originate from Hornady Manufacturing, dont believe it. Here are some of rumors weve heard, and questions weve received: Have you stopped production, or has the government forced you to stop? Not at all. Did you stop selling bullets so you could only make loaded ammunition? Absolutely not. Since we cant find your product you must be selling it all to the government. Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities. Why cant you make more? Ramp up production? Turn on all the machines? Weve been steadily growing our production for a long time, especially the last five years. Weve added presses, lathes, CNC equipment, people and space. Many popular items are produced 24 hours a day. Several hundred Hornady employees work overtime every week to produce as much as safely possible. If there is any question about that please take a tour of the factory. Youll be amazed at what you see. We are producing as much as we can; much more than last year, which was a lot more than the year before, etc. No one wants to ship more during this time than we do. We appreciate everyones understanding and patience. We dont know when the situation will improve, so please bear with us a little longer. And remember, when it comes to Hornady Manufacturing, if you dont hear it from us, please dont believe it. I assume the rest are about the same. I hope the conspiracy stuff can be put to bed, and maybe folks will relax a bit so we can enjoy shooting.