Re: Component availability...
Have you guys check thirdgenerationshootersupply.com (a longrangehunting supporter). Last time i was there they had a good supply of stuff.
Some of the short supply is driven by us, "stocking" our own shelves. I have more primers than I will use in a couple of years. BO may attempt to "get" our stuff but he has much bigger fish to fry right now. Keep your eye on him and support the NRA.
I have read that Sportsman Warehouse is closing the deal on a sale, that is why their stock is low (don't know if it is true or not). BTW a guy at Sportsman told me the same stroy about one guy buying all their primer stock, that guy was in Oklahoma City. Hard for me to wrap my mind around someone dropping $600 or $700 in one setting for primers, maybe true but I question it happing at 2 different SW stores 1200 miles apart.
When I tried to buy powder at Sportsman they was out and could not get any. I told them Gene Sears (aka 3rd generation) had plenty and was $2 cheaper and the SW guy all but said I was full of BS. So I went to Sears the next day and bought what I needed, they had plenty.
The sky is not falling, keep your cool, shop around and you will find what you are looking for. If not, use what you can find until it is setting on the shelf.