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What ammo is left

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JackThompson, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    So I'm not in the market to buy another gun at the moment, but I have made some observations during my trips through Wholesale Sports, Bi-Mart, Walmart and the local gun shops.

    Everybody has bought up all the ammo they can. I have a hard time finding 22lr, .223, 30-06, 7.62x39 etc etc.

    So what's left in bulk? What caliber gun should you buy if there's a nation-wide run on EVERYThInG and you want to still find ammo to feed your gun?

    From what I see still on the shelves it's .40, 17hmr, 22mag, 9mm and maybe some .357mag. Oh and 380acp.

    Other thoughts? Anybody have similar observations?
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    12 gauge buckshot and slugs didnt seem too much of a hassle online for me recently.
  3. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    I had a hard time finding 9mm yesterday, bimart, walmart, gun broker were all out of 9mm. Wholesale sports had the hsm reload in stock of 9mm and 223.
    Seems like everyone had .40 and 12gauge and .45
  4. Ghost_2.0

    Ghost_2.0 Oregon Member

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    There's a lot of 12 gauge birdshot.

    On other news, I seem to see a lot of .40, .380, .38 special everywhere.
  5. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    These ammo shortages are the best ever case made for owning a shotgun in either 12 or 20 gauge.

    I got a 250 round case of Hornady Critical Defense in 00Buck as a Christmas present from my dog. It was ordered after Sandy Hook.
    muskoka, Fuzzbling, 1stklass and 4 others like this.
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    What does THIS shortage have to do with possible future shortages? The only thing this shortage shows is what is gone THIS time.

    I remember just a year or two ago you could buy any caliber you wanted OTHER then .380 and people were paying $50 a box for FMJ stuff. There have been lots of different times when one type of ammo or another has been in short supply.

    What THIS (and all the other) shortages should tell you is 2 things. First you should have a reasonable supply of ammo on hand for any guns you have and plan on shooting. Yes I know it is impossible for most people to afford/store 10k+ ammo for each caliber and that is not what I am talking about. The second thing this should show is that it is good to have some diversity in calibers so that when times are tight you are not limited to one thing.
  7. 1stklass

    1stklass salem oregon Well-Known Member

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    damn, even your dog is smarter than a liberal! will you take 10k for the dog?!?!:thumbup:

    Any wildcat rounds are still left! .222 and .224 are still on the shelves at my bimart, but not 2.23. rounds up to .300 are left, then 308 is gone, lots of 06 left, and everything above that is still there as far as rifle rounds. Most handgun rounds are spotty, Wild bills has CASES of 9mm.
  8. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    just bought some .17HMR for @9/box at bi-mart a couple days ago; they had a bunch of it. i have a bunch of it too... just seem to grab 4 or 5 boxes whenever its on sale. say what ya will, but i love the .17HMR...

    .30-30 was at bi-mart and NW Armory

    haven't noticed 9mm anywhere in a little while.

    .45, the most i see is a box or two on the shelf, usually the overpriced critical defence

    .40 seems to be around at the local portland bi-marts as of a couple days ago... probably saw more of that than anything else


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    You can find any ammo you want on this Forum, just be willing to pay double the retail price.:cool:
  10. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Was just at BiMart yesterday, no. 22lr in stock, and the handgun ammo shelves were pretty bare. Good thing I picked up some 9mm when they had it on sale a couple weeks ago, im set up ok there, and that's all I have right now. Did see lots of. 17 though, thinking about picking one of those rifles up.
  11. mcpoo

    mcpoo Columbia County New Member

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    $390 (per 1k case) for 7.62x39 at the gun show today. I passed because there were a few websites with inventory last night. All gone today.

    Crazy. I'd love to know of a source of inventory in that caliber of anyone knows of one :)