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Why the shortage on 7.62x39?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by blk04specv, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. blk04specv

    blk04specv Hillsboro Member

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    I'm a new shooter and before I chose my SKS I did a lot of research including ammo cost and availability. When I bought my two spam cans of Barnaul mil spec a couple of months ago ammo was plentiful. Now I'm looking at purchasing more and it seems that it's getting harder to find. I can't even find any of the same Barnaul ammo that I have. I am just wondering if this happens every so often due to waiting for imports to come in or is there something else going on besides people buying it all up. When do you guys think the 7.62 will be plentiful again?
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The Mexican drug lords are buying it all for a frontal assault on the US.
     
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  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Its called cycles. Happens all the time.
     
  4. blk04specv

    blk04specv Hillsboro Member

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    That's what I figured. Do you happen to know how long the cycles last?
     
  5. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    7.63x39 is especially bad when it comes to availability cycles. Particularly when looking for surplus stuff like the Yugo that was available cheap for a while, but is all but gone now. It all just depends on when the shipping crates arrive.
     
  7. blk04specv

    blk04specv Hillsboro Member

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    OK. Thank you everyone for replying. Thanks for the link yskippy.
     
  8. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    7.62x39 is more then plentiful , lots of places have it. The spam cans have always been harder to find.
     
  9. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    If you can't find 7.62x39 you're probably not looking online... It may not be conveniently local but it's always available online.
     
  10. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    I always go to gun-deals.com It's a good place to start anyway. Also recently purchased from sgammo.com and was pleased.
     
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  11. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Must be Obama. Anytime anything bad/weird in the gun world occurs, it must be Obama. It's kind of like El Nino's affect on the weather.
     
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  12. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    Try wally world,they usually have some tula in stock.
     
  13. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid what will happen with gun and ammo prices if he gets reelected. It will be "the sky is falling...again...but this time it's real!"
    I hope he doesn't get another term but 2008 was bad and I think 2012 will be worse if he does.
     
  14. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    He is America's #1 gun salesman,,,;)
     
  15. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Think I'll buy all the publicly held ammo and gun manufacturer stocks I can afford and vote Obama.
     
  16. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    JUDAS! Stone him to death! LOL JK! :)