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Eberle
01-05-2013, 10:23 AM
Just wondering if everyone is expierencing ammo shortage? My cousin is a certified instructor for concealed carry classes. We are giving a class today & we let everyone that wants to qualify with an auto shoot our 22's. You can not buy 22 shells within 50 miles of my house right now. All the ammo has been picked over. Wal-mart has a sign that limits 2 boxes per customer. Not sure what is going on with that yet. Anyway just curious, have a good day!

Old Hunter
01-05-2013, 10:35 AM
The latest mass shootings of kids is what's up with that.

Matthew
01-05-2013, 10:42 AM
That and the reelection of a Democratic president. Soon as the election was decided, the industry became swamped with buyers.

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Eberle
01-05-2013, 10:48 AM
I figured the shootings & the election had the ammo sold out. I was referring to the two limit box of shells per customer. I'm assuming Wal-Mart took it up on themselves to do that?

Old Hunter
01-05-2013, 10:49 AM
Just trying to satisfy as many customers as possible.

Colorado Cowboy
01-05-2013, 11:48 AM
Same thing happened 4 years ago when Obama was elected the first time. Doesn't take much for the hoarders to think they don't have enough stockpiled yet. Same thing will (or is) happen to reloading components. Black style rifles are already gone.

wapiti66
01-05-2013, 06:34 PM
Most ammo is backordered. The local gunshops around here say they can't order any ARs or aren't confident that their AR orders will come in. It's a buying frenzy out there.

Ikeepitcold
01-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Ya it's rediculas! No .223 in 55 grain anywhere I have found on the net. I did find .762x51 on Cheaper then Dirt! I just made my order. If anyone knows of a web site that still has .223 55 gr let me know. Thanks

Muleys 24/7
01-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Went to Wally World today and the self's were almost empty.Good thing I'm all stocked up on reloading supplies.

Colorado Cowboy
01-13-2013, 08:47 PM
Other than rimfire, I reload everything. I try to keep plenty of components on hand. I have around 20,000 primers (shotgun, sm & lg pistol, sm & lg rifle), probably 30,000 bullets and 500# of shot. Lots of wads too. I am down to about 2,000 (4 bricks) of .22 target ammo. Might seem like a lot, but I shoot in a BullsEye Pistol league every week, shoot in a Cowboy Action match almost every week and practice 2 or 3 days a week. I shoot about 2000 rounds a week.
Leaving Tuesday for a regional Cowboy Action Shoot in Az, there will be 250+ shooters there for 3 days shooting.

Eberle
01-13-2013, 09:38 PM
CC,

Good luck in Az let us know how it turns out.

Kevin Root
01-13-2013, 09:54 PM
Other than rimfire, I reload everything. I try to keep plenty of components on hand. I have around 20,000 primers (shotgun, sm & lg pistol, sm & lg rifle), probably 30,000 bullets and 500# of shot. Lots of wads too. I am down to about 2,000 (4 bricks) of .22 target ammo. Might seem like a lot, but I shoot in a BullsEye Pistol league every week, shoot in a Cowboy Action match almost every week and practice 2 or 3 days a week. I shoot about 2000 rounds a week.
Leaving Tuesday for a regional Cowboy Action Shoot in Az, there will be 250+ shooters there for 3 days shooting.

Good luck CC at the shoot. With all that practice you do each week, I sure would want you on my side at the OK corral. Best wishes to you in the coming week ahead.

Colorado Cowboy
01-14-2013, 06:44 AM
Thanks guys. I usually do pretty well, I can stay with all the youngsters. Last year I placed 3rd.

Muleys 24/7
01-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Dang CC, that's a good stock, but you do shoot alot! Good luck on your shoot in Az

Ikeepitcold
01-14-2013, 06:59 PM
So I was at Cabelas working today and wondered over by the ammo and found 223 ammo in 50gr! I usually shoot 55 but I'm not going to be picky. They only allow 10 boxes at a time so I made a few trips to the truck. Bring on the coyotes!

Muleys 24/7
01-14-2013, 07:34 PM
Shoot, if I was working at cabelas I wouldn't make any profit by the time the job was done!

Ikeepitcold
01-14-2013, 08:17 PM
Shoot, if I was working at cabelas I wouldn't make any profit by the time the job was done!

Hahaha ya no doubt! My office mgr asked me why I'm the only one that takes the Cabelas calls. I told her I TAKE them before anyone else can! Lol

Colorado Cowboy
01-27-2013, 08:22 PM
CC,

Good luck in Az let us know how it turns out.

Had a good shoot, but only placed 5th this year. Is lots of fun and get to see lots of my Pards who shoot too. I have a pict or 2 that I'll post later.

Eberle
01-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Welcome home buddy! 5th place is nothing to be ashamed of for sure. I was wondering about you yesterday. I guess you and your better half can relax a few days before Belize! Good to hear from you, post some pics when you get caught up.