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Gov't Buying up Ammo Supplies?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Sasquatchvnv, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Before It's News

    I hesitate to post this, as it is probably just more fear mongering to boost ammo sales, BUT - I was wondering if anyone is seeing any evidence of this? I do know that DHS just let a contract for 450 million rds. of .40 cal. As for the rest - I haven't noticed any difference yet myself.
     
  2. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    BI-Mart's shelves have been looking a bit skinny. I had heard also that the government(military) Had cleaned out PMC's warehouse in one P.O.? Any truth to it? Who knows. We seem to butt our nose in everyone's business now so my guess is Iran is next in 'ol cross hairs!
     
  3. TKevlar

    TKevlar Eugene, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Wow. Anonymous source from some rogue looking site? Seems legit.:rolleyes:

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  4. dusty

    dusty Mountlake Terrace Active Member

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    I read someplace that the 40 cal ammo, was Hollow Point. Not for Foreign War.
     
  5. dusty

    dusty Mountlake Terrace Active Member

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    Look up ATK ammo Mfg, 2009 was another 200 mill
     
  6. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Pretty much what I was thinkin'. Just figured a quick spot-check wouldn't hurt anything.
     
  7. dusty

    dusty Mountlake Terrace Active Member

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    Google....ATK ammunition contracts.....................boatload of different sites.........pick a couple
     
  8. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I was in Tigard Bi-Mart the other day and the ammo shelf was thin, the lady there said that people are starting to hoard again since the first of the year. Also I have a friend in the industry and he tells me the same thing. Remember it's an election year and people get skiddish.
     
  9. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I will have to some research to determine if it is factual that the USG has dramatically increased purchasing of ammo.

    here are some reasons why this may be market or fear driven.

    1, Lots of folks watching preppeing shos on TV, and re-allocate disposable income to buy up goods as a reactionary thing.

    2, Many people fear OH BOBO (I got from the name from a post here and love it) may get re-elected and thus fear (legitimately) he will continue his anti-gun and anti-american agenda.

    3, People fear (legitimately) that if OH BOBO does not get elected the Jack @$$e$ will turn temporarily cause a lot of problems and thus want to have ammo around to defend their home and family.

    4, If is it is .40 cal that is disappearing more and more people are buy .40 cals compared to what they were several years ago thus driving up ammo.

    5, Large Government agencies tend to buy in bulk to cut cost and a lot of times, for training purposes buy large quantities, and small local agencies are required to buy from small business whenever possible so maybe an order wiped out a local warehouses inventory, after who would fill large big dollar order over several small orders, and just re-order to restock.

    6, Maybe they know something we don't?

    Not to say concerns are not legit, but I remember when OH BOBO was elected between Nov and Feb. you could hardly find a box of 22's anywhere and they were rationing the sales at walmart.

    I too plan to buy more ammo, this year.
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WOW I was in Bi Mart an hour ago in Salem and they had so much reloading powder and bullets they had it stacked up on the counter. They were stocking .22 shells and had boxes of ammo on the floor.

    Same with Wholesale Sports in Salem they had ammo stacked up every where as well as the whole Bullet rack and other reloading stuff was full.

    STOP RUNNING AROUND LIKE CHICKEN LITTLE
     
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  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Palmetto State Armory
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    Hornady TAP Personal Defense 40 SW 155gr JHP 20rd
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  12. FMJ 911

    FMJ 911 Snohomish, Washington Active Member

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    I Think the Gov't is simply stockpiling ammo just like the rest of us. Also, many Gov't Agencies are or already have switched over to .40 Caliber weapons, so it's only logical that they buy the correct ammo for their "Newer" Guns!

    Although it sounds a bit crazy, I heard that the Gov't is "prepping" for a potential uprising, and they're stocking up on anti-personnel munitions to stave off the rioters/revolutionaries. Remember, This is not solid fact! just a rumor, but I would not be surprised if they truly are afraid of us.
     
  13. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Sounds like the general consensus is in. I haven't found any shortages either.
     
  14. saabracer23

    saabracer23 Salem, oregon Member

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    I noticed the local bimart was short in their 22 offerings but that's it, everywhere is well stocked.

    Dan
     
  15. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    Bi-mart in Oregon City blows! They have a decent selection 0f .22 and shotgun ammo but the rest of the selection is crap! Haven't had FMJ .45 or American Eagle XM193 in weeks!
     
  16. DEADTIME

    DEADTIME Coeur D alene Active Member

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    I stock up on ammo to shoot hippies and protestors, oh and varmints though they are closely related.
     
  17. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What would the Government do with .223? Military rifles shoot and are designed for 5.56mm What would the government do with anything besides 22LR 5.56mm 9mm .40sw .308 and 12ga shells. I don't think they have a use for .270Win or .243 or 30-06 or 7mm mag or or or or or or or.

    If they only ammo you rely on is military surplus. Your an idiot. As that is the FIRST ammo that will be horded and disappear from the shelves. Common hunting ammo will be around a lot longer.

    I'm in the clear I have plenty of 30-40Krag stocked up and a rifle that will last another 100 years.
     
  18. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    .223 is so similar to 5.56 a weapon bored for 5.56 can fire .223 , just some bored for .223 cannot fire a 5.56 one needs to look at the end of the barrel to see what is stamped on it.

    As far as not having something becasue it fires a USG round, well your theory is not altogether correct. there will times to acquire from the them in shtf scnario, I will leave the rest to your imagination, besides the obvious of someone who is down and vehicles were wrecked and not properly stripped beofre abandoning and so on, and so on.

    Varying caliber is two fold situation which I do, beacuse then you have to stock up on multiple calibers, but in a shtf situation the more varied your calibers are the more likely you are to be able to get ammo ofr at least or two some how or another.
     
  19. ragermack

    ragermack Tillamook Member

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    My usual supplier for 223 has none on order and says he is having a hard time finding anything that is not through the ceiling expensive (normally stocks PMC and Remington)
     
  20. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Seems we heard this last year about this time????