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Ammo, what ammo?
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:48:53 PM »
The shortage looks to be as crazy as ever. I got in the "before opening time" line outside Academy this morning. It's like Black Friday. It's first come first served and then it's gone in minutes. I snagged some 5.56 at 10 bucks a box, higher than the $7 it was a year ago, but reasonable compared to the prices I've been hearing about. Handgun ammo - nothing. I really think this situation will continue at least through mid-year. If the newly elected commies accomplish the devious crap everybody thinks they will pull, this situation may go on for a very long time. The shooting range in my area has plenty 9mm FMJ but they want 30 bucks a box for it (ammo that should be $12-13 a box).
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Re: Ammo, what ammo?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 01:20:49 PM »
I was buying some ice fishing spoons for LOTW and walked by the ammo section. The shelves were completely empty in the rifle and pistol ammo sections, Wow!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 01:44:57 PM »
It's not just ammo. Brass, bullets and powder as well are gone.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 01:48:44 PM »
I have been looking for 257 wby 115bst ammo and I don't think any exists.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 07:16:19 PM »
Saturday at our little swap meet  $ 185 per box  of 50 Winchester white box 223 cheap stuff.  $ 50 per box of 50 ,  9mm luger cheap stuff.  No loaded 223 or 9mm in any of our stores and it's been that way for a few months now.   There is still a very small amount odd ball ammo and bullets in  less popular calibers and bullet weights.    No primers for months,  powder is almost as scarce.   

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 08:33:05 PM »
My local gun shop had to put on their website, that they were a Canadian company, and can only sell to Canadian customers. Americans was trying to buy up all the ammo and reloading components  :o hahahaha.

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 08:35:12 PM »
Should have stocked up on reloading supplies long before now. If you guys have any rifles you want to sell now would be the time to list them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 08:52:08 PM »
Williams gun sight by me. Only allows 20 customers in at A time. And A 1 box limmit on handgun ammo. But it's scares.  But at least that haven't gone nuts with the price. I got there 2 months ago as they were stocking the primers.
They let me buy 5 each of 100 co small rifle and pistol. $5:50 each. Box of 100
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 09:04:04 AM »
catskinner,  we always have a flock of our favorite Canadian snowbirds down in the warm winter grounds in the Valley.  I'd almost bet a few of them are stocking up on ammo where they can,   I don't know how or if they can transport it back to Canada ?   Never really thought about it before.  Or just leave it here in the States with friends they can hunt down here if they want.

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 09:09:31 AM »
If you are able to financially,I would tell you to buy what you can when you can.Everyone knows there is no 2A for ammo.That's where the Dems are headed.Ammo and components.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 10:05:56 AM »
I'm going to say something I will probably shouldn't say,  but I'm going to say it anyway.  This crap that's going on has been brewing since the 60's, probably more so since Clinton was elected especially on the gun side of things.  Us older guy's have kept up with things (you younger guys weren't around to see the trends coming) we have seen the writing on the wall since  the early 90's and actually some States a few years earlier  than  the Brady bill which Schummer was involved and Clinton signed.  This is as bad as I've ever seen it at least for gun/ammo/component shortages and restrictions/laws, actions  which I suspect are coming.   I think this is way more far reaching than most would admit to. 

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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 10:09:47 AM »
It's going to get worse before it gets any better.

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 11:21:02 AM »
Well gents, the poop has started. Sheila Jackson Lee, a "congresswoman" from Houston, has submitted a bill (along with others) that would create a national gun registration/licensing requirement (which includes a psychological evaluation), along with banning possession of certain calibers of ammunition. We can only hope her gun grabbing attempts fail miserably. It's a little long, but I have posted the verbiage below directly from her website. This is total debauchery and needs to stop. If you have time, send this "public servant" a message with what you think of her bill (https://jacksonlee.house.gov/contact/email-me). Here's the bill:

“The second bill introduced in this trio of gun safety bills is H.R. ____, the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act. This bill creates a process for the license and registration of firearms and the possession of certain ammunition.  For the registry, each person will have to transmit the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, along with the identity of the owner, the date the firearm was acquired, and where the firearm will be stored. They must also include a notice of any person that may be loaned the firearm. This must be done within 3 months after the effective date for previously acquired firearms, and on the same day for any firearms acquired after the enactment of the bill.  The bill also establishes a database of all registered firearms that is accessible to the public and all branches of government.  The bill creates licensing requirements that includes a minimum age of 21, a criminal background check, a psychological evaluation, a certified training course, and an insurance policy.  For an antique firearm display license or a military-style weapons license, there will be additional requirements for certification established by the Attorney General.  This bill permits the Attorney General to be able to deny a license if the individual is prohibited by Federal law from possessing a firearm and if the individual has been hospitalized with mental illnesses (this includes diagnosis of depression, homicidal ideation, suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, and addiction) or on account of conduct that endangers self or others.  For the transfer of firearms, this bill makes it unlawful for a person to transfer to a person who is not licensed or without the notification of the sale, loan, or gift to the Attorney General.  Additionally, the bill makes it unlawful for possession of ammunition of 0.50 caliber or greater, as well as a large capacity ammunition feeding device. However, this does not apply to the United States or a State department, agency, or a political subdivision of a State, or a law enforcement officer. This also doesn’t apply to a licensee under title 1 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, a licensed manufacturer or importer, or an organization that provides training or is registered.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2021, 12:25:06 PM »
I think we should all watch what we say on any forum that you are on and in public too.
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2021, 01:22:23 PM »
I think we should all watch what we say on any forum that you are on and in public too.


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