There's plenty of evidence, more than enough, to make even a half wit start to wonder if the enormous ammo purchases by .gov entities are intentionally taking place in order to dry up the supply. It's been said for years (Chris Rock famously) that the weak spot on the modern right to bear arms is the ammo, the food. It's gone out on Michael Savage that in addition to the upwards of 2 billion rounds purchased recently by domestic agencies, .gov has put in advance purchase orders that will set back a return to availability and sane prices even more. Is that specifically to make it difficult for the little guy to keep his guns fed? Hmmm. Either way, let's say it's not intentional. Let's say it's entirely circumstantial (circumstantial to what, I don't know) fine. It's still gonna be a problem. It's gonna be a problem if prices don't come down. It's gonna be a problem if it's simply not available. I started a thread in the Group Buy subforum to entertain input on doing a massive forum-wide group buy through a local, quality ammo manufacturer for common calibers. It's entirely within the bounds of the legal forum to put this out again here. Money talks, the law is run by money and if you disagree the burden of proof is absolutely, entirely on you. Who has experience with group buys? Who wants to pad their ammo kitty at feasible prices? Who has connections or a friend at an ammo manufacturer? Think about it, I appreciate your input.