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Telecom Ronin
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Not that any has shipped yet but I picked up some odds and ends HD ammo that I had been putting off buying.

The one area I am actually hurting is 6.8spc for my hunting AR, my own fault really...since I have been out of state this last year it has not been a priority.

Our local cabelas is allowing 50 people at a time in and only 10 people at the gun counter at a time.

Plenty of normal "hunting" ammo in stock but no 6.8spc or anything resembling HD ammo.

One surprise was the amount of 6.5 Grendel and Creedmore. Looks like a Creedmore upper is in my near future.

They also had Zastava 48 sporterized mausers for $300, might pick up a couple for future projects.
 
Posts: 8120 | Location: Back in NE TX ....to stay | Registered: February 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I was in my local Cabela's earlier this week, and the pistol ammo shelves were bare. I actually took a photo it was so funny to see. Literally the only pistol caliber ammo left were two boxes of 38 S&W and some 45 Colt cowboy loads.
 
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While I do not have a years worth of loaded ammo in any of my go to calibers except 223, I DO have a 2 year supply of reloading components. I do not see this being prolonged after the virus burns out like the multi year .22 shortage of the Obama years. As I shoot more .22 than all other calibers combined ( NRL22 steel challenge bullseye pistol and general plinking) I am relieved for now it looks like .22 has not taken a major hit (yet?)
I do have enough .22 to keep going for a while and if nothing else there is alway premium ammo like eley and lapua that even during the Obama years was always stil available without much of any price change.
My visits to various gunshops in my area over the last couple weeks ( which the governor in Arizona has deemed essential business) shows what many are reporting- very little handgun ammo of any kind and zero defensive loads in the typical rifle and pistol defense calibers
 
Posts: 2847 | Location: Finally free in AZ! | Registered: February 14, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There is a small (one owner) LGS that I frequent, to just talk about life. He has been very low on guns and ammo for over 2 weeks. He said that most of his customers are 1st time gun buyers.
He said many are worried about looting and rioting and just want something at home to protect their families.
He resorted to buying ammo from folks who have more than plenty and are able to part with a case or 2 so he would have something to sell to customers who bought a gun for 1st time. The biggest sellers were 9mm. and 5.56/.223.I have been squirreling away since 2013. I have alot of different handgun calibers (over 15) but I also have plenty of ammo for all of them. I don't keep alot on hand of odd calibers like .38 SW but I have a box or 2. The calibers that I use alot I have a hard time counting...not enough toes and fingers.

Shame on any gun enthusiast of any kind if they get caught short now and owned guns during 2013.


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Shame on any gun enthusiast of any kind if they get caught short now and owned guns during 2013.


It’s called War Readiness Materiel (WRM) in the military for a reason, and is NOT to be touched except for that reason. Same concept for civilians on guns and ammo.


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Posts: 2209 | Location: Falls of the Ohio River, Kain-tuk-e | Registered: January 13, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yeah, it may be shame on me if I pick up another caliber, particularly since CA doesn't allow online ammo purchasing anymore. As long as I stick with what I have though, I have plenty for this lifetime.
 
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I have a decent stock of carry ammo in .357 sig. I have a new 12 ga shotgun on the way and found 500 rounds for it the other day that I ordered online and can pick up as the place is local and not a lot of folks know about it. Gun stores have been hit pretty hard around here but some can be found with a little effort. I think around here, the riots across the country have caused more of a run than the virus.
 
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Well I was stupid enough to pick up an other caliber last month, but have been lucky enough to find some ammo here and there and now have a few hundred rounds.




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I was able to supplement my supply last week with 500 rounds of 124 grain HST and 500 rounds of 62 grain Gold Dot. Rational prices too.


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So here we are again......Neck Deep with the water’s a rising....And LDD called this almost five tears ago - as we Are living it today...This thread made me re-prioritize my spending several years ago and as a result I am not panic-ing. I continue to look for deals, which are few and far but when I find one I try and take advantage of it....Thanks Again LDD for creating this post so long ago....Because of you, I am prepared this time around....Mark
 
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I think Im pretty well stocked up on ammo but I couldn't get on the range Saturday. Place I usually go was "members only" for the rest of the day as there were lots of people waiting (members have priority). The backup plan had an hour wait (no gurantee I'd get on before they closed) and the original Plan A is a state run range and has been closed since beginning of the year (long story closed first by the douchebag new local sheriff, then the Scamdemic...). Need to get there early and queue up this weekend or go during the week.


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Posts: 2979 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: February 26, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Parts are flying off the shelves but being replaced and sold again.
Nothing seems to be drying up like last time (except ammo and components).
Are there that many more manufacturers than in 2013? Are the forges supplying the blank receivers putting out more?
Other than a JP bolt carrier, I seem to see everything in stock, intermittently.

What gives?

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Went to an LGS (my first time to this particular LGS as its not convenient to where I live during the workweek).

Loaded with good quality AR parts (Harris bipods, CMMG LPK, tons of Magpul stuff). Was pleasantly surprised. Was expecting ca 1980's Soviet store on "left shoes only" day...

Walked out w/ a new CZ 457 American in 22 LR and a few mags for it and some 22 LR. I have a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire scope I'll be putting on it...cant wait to get out and shoot it! Its a beautiful thing!

Some ammo, didnt buy anything besides a box of 100 CCI 22 LR for 15 cents per rd. Should have inquired as to stock of other calibers.


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Walked out w/ a new CZ 457 American in 22 LR and a few mags for it and some 22 LR. I have a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire scope I'll be putting on it...cant wait to get out and shoot it! Its a beautiful thing!


Lucky dog.....

I've been wanting a bolt action rimfire for a number of years now and just picked up the search again. This is the rifle I plan to get but the words 'sold out' are all I find.




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Walked out w/ a new CZ 457 American in 22 LR and a few mags for it and some 22 LR. I have a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire scope I'll be putting on it...cant wait to get out and shoot it! Its a beautiful thing!


Lucky dog.....

I've been wanting a bolt action rimfire for a number of years now and just picked up the search again. This is the rifle I plan to get but the words 'sold out' are all I find.


Gunbroker has one:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893424564
 
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^^^^^ thanks, I can wait for more reasonable pricing. Plus I would rather buy local.




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I grew up on the old Winchester Mod. 67 single shot. I now have two but may purchase another.

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Was able to find some not horribly priced 22 subsonic at KosherSurplus... found them via Ammoseek...


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LGS is selling .223 for $1.50 a round.. smoking crack they are.


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Today's market is why when I ended up with 10k of 22lr that didn't meet my needs pistol wise, I decided to save it and use it for no competition rifle training. Unless I take a class somewhere where they are selling me the ammo, all my training this year is going to be in 22lr.


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