If you don't have a good supply...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Mike6158, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Mike6158

    Mike6158 Well-Known Member

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    I just did a quick check of some of my favorite suppliers. The places that listed my favorite powders, primers, and bullets as in stock 7-10 days ago now list them all as Out of Stock or Back-Ordered. The panic has set in. 2 weeks ago I could've bought .223 in 1,000 round lots. Today, not even one .223 round or the parts to build a round can be found (easily).

    Panic has set in and it's far worse than four years ago...
     
  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I have a good supply of loaded on hand, but not enough stuff to reload for two different 22 cal's if this continues for terribly long. I may have to stay away from the 22's and shoot my 270's, 7mm's, or 30 cal's. Oh, the shame!!! I've actually got enough around after the last time this happened I can shoot for years without buying much at all. I wish others had thought a bit about who really is steering the sinking ship we're on. Heck, I've even gotten into lead pills for a couple of cal's so I can roll my own without worrying about bullet sourcing.
     

  3. Mike6158

    Mike6158 Well-Known Member

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    If I was going to get in a bind it would be with bullets but I'm n good shape on those too. I'm more concerned that it's happening than I am about not having what I need. Panic drives people to do dumb things.
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I could use a few more 75 grain match slugs for mine( 55 are too light)-- why bother pulling the trigger if you can't hit?? Other that that I'll survive just fine. You are correct that panic = bad and possibly very dumb things happening.
     
  5. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why people do this everytime a ban idea comes out. They are talking about a ban on AR's and high capacity mags. Not powder, primers and bullets. It's crazy how people react to such things. I am betting that the buy outs on that stuff will start to slow down after a few months like it did last time. It would be a cold day in hell before they got to ban all that stuff. Just my opinion on it.
     
  6. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    They don't like the ammo that feeds these weapons either, especially the military over runs in the hands of civilians....oh no!
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  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Dang, it's worse out there than even a week ago. There aren't ANY ar mags available locally and the bullet supply has vanished. Powder is bad too. Try finding srm primers...The local online marketplace has a few trying to make bank from the situation selling AR's at twice normal prices. It's absurd.
     
  8. diriel

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    For those who think ban legislation can not happen.... think again. It is very possible, one of these times it will be a fact. Good thing i'm reasonably well stocked. That being said... I do not really think it will come this time.
     
  9. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    We know Obama loves his executive orders. He has nothing to loose at this point in his presidency. What if he decided to tax components? Imagine a one dollar tax on every bullet? I have heard friends say this isn't that far fetched. What if he banned lead bullets? So far he is not the king of excutive orders, I hear Nixon has that crown but I'd bet Obama has some orders up his sleeve that won't make us happy.