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Ammunition feedback from Federal.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dan-Dee Sales Inc, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    We received this letter from our Federal Rep today.

    New orders are way out there……..
    The amount of this coming throught has really petered out due to increase in military requests associated with anticipated Middle East uneasiness.
    All 5.56 / .223 is being allocated and worked through on first in / first out basis.
    Best info I can offer up on all product categories right now.
    Pistol loads are being worked through in same fashion, based on when the orders went in.
    Customer service is not giving out dates currently as production schedules keep fluctuating and dates are becoming obsolete.
    Not much info but best I know right now.
     
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  2. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    The USAF has started training all Airmen in ground combat skills. Before, Airmen got a quick orientation in small arms. Now they will actually be trained. This progran will also add to DOD need for small arms ammo.
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    So we may actually see a shortage
    I have lots of pills and lots of brass,right now
     
  4. Steve06

    Steve06 Oregon Active Member

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    I read that Speer is increasing ammo prices will go up 15% on May 1.
     
  5. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    love me some gold-dots
     
  6. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Where did you get this info, Warrior week still only does the one day training with 30 practice rounds, then 50 rounds for their "run for record"
     
  7. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Merry Christmas.
     
  8. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    I read about it at Military.com My son, an AF Major, was deployed to Afghinstan. He had no combat training at the time. Glad to see the AF Brass take notice and action.
     
  9. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Is that election season I see on the horizon??

    (this all seems like a flashback to 2008, so color me skeptical when I hear that the military is buying up rounds or whatever other reason is given)
     
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  10. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I'm with you Sun195.

    This is all just hype just like back in 2008. Drive up prices that will never come down, and get every penny out of people. Bah!

    M
     
  11. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Am working part time for Washougal River Cartridge Co., and we sell everything we make. Can't keep up enough to build up stock.

    I don't go to gun shops, but visited some shops in the last few weeks to check ammo availability, and they seem to be well stocked with ammo as of now.
     
  12. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    And who is doing this?
     
  13. North Bender

    North Bender King County Member

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    Could I get some help understanding this phrase: "The amount of this coming throught has really petered out ...."
     
  14. RL001

    RL001 Oregon New Member

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    I'm good now. :winkkiss: Thanks for all the ammo over the last few years Jack.
     
  15. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    What's new? It seems like everybody has raised their prices 15% just about every year since our "Kenyan" President was elected.
     
  16. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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  17. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    chiseling sons of b!tches! Just like the oil companies...
     
  18. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Everybody. It's just the way it is.

    Only some of the increase is due to demand and opportunity to raise prices.

    The first part of the increase is just to meet inflation that can run as high as 6% in some years. Other components of the price increase is for higher metals prices just caused by there being more people in the world demanding manufactured goods. Let's not forget the increases in labor costs demanded by the workers that are trying to cope with the same inflation that ATK is.
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    A friend up here hauls the shipping containers between Seattle and Tacoma.
    He just had to raise his fuel sur charge another 3%.

    Remember,as fuel goes up ,so does everything else.Especially diesel,as 99.99999% of everything we buy has been on a diesel vehicle through some part of it's journey.
    They are probably throwing another 1-2% in there for good profit...good measure,but everything must go up in prices with the fuel costs.
    Just the way it is.