Our ex-Gov here in Pa. ( Fast Eddy Rendell ) not that many years ago proposed a 5 cent per round tax on all ammo. It didn't make it to reality. But you know how these psyco libs work...Tax & Regulate...To think that isn't in the works for reloading components is folly. I think it is important to have enough of whatever you feel you need to get yourself through the end of the present regime...I really do hope I'm wrong but getting caught short I will not.
As dedicated reloaders (something that most of us are on here), it's just a matter of maintaing inventory levels.
With the current events going on, maintaining is a matter of ordering and waiting as I'm doing right now.
I too, believe the days of reloading to control costs (not that I was ever concerned with that) are going to be gone, shortly.
Example, every 338 factory round in Lapua, by Lapua costs about $3.00 for every trigger pull, whereas handloads in OFB are about $2.00 factoring in time plus components. I suspect that will increase to $3.00 for each handload and $4.00 plus for a factory load and possibly more, depending on added surcharges.
Ammunition is ripe for taxiation over and above whats already levied in sales tax and as was ststed the government and country is broke despite what politicians and Bernake tells you. Just look around at diminishing allocations of funding for schools, municipalities, state governments.... all going down in allocations....
It's called taxes to support the government and I agree with a previous poster, we voted in the cuirrent regime at every level, Federal, State and local so you get what you voted for. I know the argument is "I didn't vote for that A'hole but keep in mind that majority still rules with elections. Weare the minority, not the majority.....
Why it's so vitally important to talk to everyone you know and don't know and reason diplomatically with them and try to convince them they need to one, vote and two, vote to remove the very politicians that are instigating this.
It's all about controlling the government, not the government controlling us.
We are a ways out on elections but don't forget for a minute that your vote counts and counts exponentially more in local and state government elections than national elections....
'It's not about me, it's about we'..........
Well I am now the proud owner of 5lbs of powder. 3 lbs H1000 and 2 lbs Retumbo. Retumbo is same lot and 2 lbs of the H1000 is same lot. I found it at a local gunshop that I had completely forgotten about since they moved to a different location. They have 2 lbs of Retumbo left. I may go back and get it. I should have while I was there.
Was in my local store this past Friday. Ammo was about 90% gone from being almost totally packed around Christmas time. Same with primers and powder.
The panic buying continues. And with all the AR’s you need ammo and supplies, so all those went by-bye along with ‘em especially when you buy AR’s..they were flying off the shelves, no one cared what it was, salesman says, ‘heres an AR’, buyer says, “I’ll take it” just like that, dropping 1500 or whatever..
Its ironic that everything was JUST FINE with availability of components/ammo & most guns through election, and WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST FINE, but then Sandy Hook, then Obama went into true form along with the media hype…
I remember the last time (2007-08), it wasn’t until June or July (or later, I think) that supplies became abundant again. Wonder how long this one will last? And if so, what will the laws be and what pricing will be like ?? bad enough copper, and all those metals are on the rise anyway!
Glad I bought my supplies a while ago.. good lucks to alls of ya!! And be safe damnit!!
I'm not buying out of panic, I'm buying because of the panicked!
Went to my local spot today. They had a fair amount of primers and limited powder selection. I picked up an 8lb can of H4831sc. I've never bought powder more than a pound at a time, but I would like to shoot all summer without worrying about running out.
Hopefully this will settle down sooner than later. The guy that owns the shop (as well as a huge name brand of outdoor gear) told me today that Brownells sold THREE YEARS worth of inventory in 72 hours following the sandy hook event!!!