Originally Posted by varmintH8R
As soon as it hits the shelves, its gone. If you have some 55gr fmj for bait, you might want to post for a trade in the classifieds. Someone might have excess of what you need, and have a need for what you have.
Welcome to the barter economy of the post-Obamalyptic period! Dune buggies and spiked helmets are not far behind!
Don't forget tyhe tinfoil hat.
Other than the people who filled shopping carts (literally) with components and ready made ammunition (I saw that for myself at Cabelas...stupid), it's out there, you just have to exhibit patience, loose the 'I want it now' mentality and become a ardent Internet peruser.
While the local shops are pretty barren as far as ammunition and acessories, I'm not having any issue getting components, I don't buy ready made as a rule, I'm a roll your own person. Case in point I ordered 24 pounds of H1000 on Saturday and it was on my doorstep this morning.
I'll chalk the shortage up to supply chain economics, Obamaitis and stupidity on the part of the buying public, all in equal parts.
FYI, I have over a thousand 55 grain FMJBT's in 22 caliber and equal number of 60 polymer tips, countless 308's in Sierra as well as 338's and brass to load them, all recent purchases (within the last 45 days).