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Why the mad dash on reloading supplies?

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:55 AM
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It seems like bullet makers are barely able to keep up under the normal demand. I wonder what Henry Ford would do?
Ramp up production, hire more workers (jobs, what a concept) and make moonshine on the side...(Ford developed a method for distilling corn liquor during prohibition, he wanted to build a car to run on alcohol and what do we have now? Ethanol crap.... go figure.
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Ramp up production, hire more workers (jobs, what a concept) and make moonshine on the side...(Ford developed a method for distilling corn liquor during prohibition, he wanted to build a car to run on alcohol and what do we have now? Ethanol crap.... go figure.
yup...but just one question, how much of the work is skilled labor? We have a lot of jobless with no skills right now. OTOH, they could get great PR by setting up their own training schools to give people the skills
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Re: Why the mad dash on reloading supplies?

the problem is, if factory is running at max capacity and say a month behind demand what happens when they build a new factory 1/2 the size of the current one?

now they are 6+ months AHEAD of demand, more money in the red to build new facility and equip it, and faced with possibly having to lay workers off durring the "normal" periods between government focus on guns, so the only way to make ends meet is to increase the cost to the consumer

Ford had an ever expanding demand for his products, the demand for bullets is probably no where near the demand he had for cars and the number of shooters probably isn't growing due to the media, video games, urbanization, ect...
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Re: Why the mad dash on reloading supplies?

Another piece of the puzzle is how QA tends to slip a bit... I will absolutely wait till things get quiet again before I go out and buy more stock...
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:48 PM
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Re: Why the mad dash on reloading supplies?

I agree.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:52 PM
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Re: Why the mad dash on reloading supplies?

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Ramp up production, hire more workers (jobs, what a concept) and make moonshine on the side...(Ford developed a method for distilling corn liquor during prohibition, he wanted to build a car to run on alcohol and what do we have now? Ethanol crap.... go figure.
If you owned a factory, would you spend capital cost (new machines, new space, new hiring) to produce a product that might be banned? To produce a product that demand might fall through the floor on?

OTOH Why the <bleeeep> is everywhere out of 6mm Remington, 257 Bob and 7mm Mauser. Those are SUPER popular rounds
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