Ammo Craziness These Days….
Seems to be a lot of ammunition craziness out there currently.
Shortages and high price seem to be what’s on the shelves these days.
What are people seeing on a local level? What are you doing about it?
Our shelves are pretty much empty, except for the less mainstream calibers. I am thinking about picking something up chambered in a 6.5 Creed or .357 Sig just to be able to buy ammo again.
I am also trying to put back some extra supply when possible. I think it is time to break up those .22LR bulk boxes into smaller packs:
What’s everyone else seeing and doing?
I have a friend into reloading and he says reloading supplies are three months back-ordered.
My plan is the second things get bad , I am going to take down my local police.. Though i probably wont need to as someone may already have done it. Most police are sitting on govt military surplus. My state took more than california and florida and texas combined. And we only have 6 million people. So , there is plenty of stuff here. I will taking my share of military weapons and ammo that taxes paid for.
Up here in North Idaho our local ranch store is out of 22LR and .223. There is a limited supply of hunting cartridges and shotgun shells. Pistol ammo….gone. There was some .357 and .44mag shotshell ammo and a few boxes of 45 colt. I would say at least 75% of the pistols were gone. Ammo is a forever asset and there are no shortages for those that invested early.
My only comment? I have been thru shortages of primers, powder, and bullits(sp with intent) over 30 yrs. have enough now.
if casting is your intent? Get gas checks or learn to load subsonic.
a beer can with old fashioned roll caps can make a sufficient primer for black powder.
Being a reluctant typist and not one who believes much . replies are unlikely.
obtw, gotta love 8.5-9.0 grains of unique under a 310 grain .45 long colt. 900 FPS over an oehler 35 p with 6’ screen spacing. You hear nothing except the click and the whap at strike.
I’m always amused how those in favor of overly restrictive gun laws seem to forget the fact that armaments can be acquired from the government in a pinch. The BARs that Bonnie and Clyde used were stolen from a National Guard armory. BTW, that more than century old 30-06 round is still more powerful than the rounds fired by modern military assault rifles issued by most major powers nowadays including the USA. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
The other thing I find amusing is when someone gets arrested and the media breathlessly proclaims that the police found “thousands of rounds” of ammunition in that person’s residence. The image conveyed to the public is that of a gun crazy terrorist in a room draped with ammo belts. The truth is “thousands” of 22 LR rounds can fit inside a shoe box and it’s not unusual for a perfectly law abiding Boy Scout leader to have his troop shoot through that many in a Saturday of shooting.
Seattle/Tacoma mostly out of 9mm, 223 and 556. I found one spot who had some in Tacoma but very high priced. Heck same with Pistols/rifles. Mostly only the high end stuff available
Well, looks like it’s too late to score yourself a fine M1 Garand from the Civilian Marksmanship Program, for now, but it appears they still have some ammo available. Not the cheapest, but, if you waited this long……Aloha, be well, and prepped, Steve
I decided for every $ I spend on ammo and related stuff, I’m sending a $ to the local food bank. Not sure if that balances the ol’ karmic account or not, but it makes me feel good. And, these days, feeling good- like ammo- is in short supply. Aloha, be well, Steve.
Umm, is virtue-signalling always a bad thing……?
You can still find some stuff around here. I don’t really need much because I always went by the “buy it cheap and stack it deep” method as well as reloading. I do buy .22lr bricks when I see them reasonably priced.