It's easy to understand your frustration what with the current ammo/components situation. One of the sad aspects is that it is some of our fellow shooters who are contributing to the problems by mass buying when it hits the shelves and then marking it up and selling it to the gullible at gun shows. Seeing more and more bulk ammo at the gun shows with the "China Mart" stickers still on the boxes. I'm like you. I hope there is a sudden and unexpected turn around and those louts lose their shirts.
This whole thing reminds me of the Y2K panic. Person couldn't find a portable generator to save your butt. The one's that were available suddenly went up double in price. (the law of supply and demand) was the culprit. Yeah! Right! After the whole fiasco blew over, one could buy never used portable generators at garage sales for half their original cost
. I mean you simply cannot fix "stupid"! Hang in there, the pendulim will swing. it always does.