Reloading Components.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kc, May 17, 2013.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    It's become ridiculous finding new brass, primers and the bullets I need, every place I buy
    these items is picked over clean of what I need. Is there a problem nobodys talking about?
    There are no brass for the .3006 .308 .223 and if they have any bullets they don't have what I need. So here I am setting here with over 20lbs of powder and I cant even get out to practise
    my shooting.
     
  2. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    It's not just you. I have been posting here for a while regarding no Hodgdon powder. I am not going to build my next rifle until I see components available.
     

  3. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Dang man, where you been? This is nothing new at all.
     
  4. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    Every time I get an E-MAIL from WILLIAMS GUN SIGHT that they got a new shipment in, the next day people are lined up ass's to elbows. The place is picked over clean.
    And the answer to this problem is, they just don't understand why its like this.
    They order two months worth of bullets and they place a notice there is a limit on primers
    and the people are buying them by the gross.
    To me this crap is getting old.
     
  5. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Jim Inhofe said the DHS has bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammo. The DHS says 80% of it is for practice. Inhofe says the U.S. Military doesn't use that much practice ammo.
     
  6. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    My new 25.06 should be ready next week(?). Got a new scope, rings and bases, dies, bullets and powder. But NO ^%@*%cases!!
     
  7. Jon2

    Jon2 Well-Known Member

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    KC

    Have you been living in a cave for the last six months?
     
  8. rick523

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    Keith,
    Don't know if they still have but Cabella's had 308 cases (winchester) I just received mine yesterday. I only orderd 50, I could just as easily orderd 500 but the whole problem is dumb azz people hoarding crap they don't really need or buying it cheap and trying to sell it to make a profit. I paid $23.00 plus shipping which brought the total to $32.05 like I said I could have got 500 but since I had some once fired brass, I don't feel it fair to add to the problem. If everyone felt this way it would be a little easier to get the stuff we need. Unfortunatley people for the most part don't feel this way it's all about ME!

    Good luck, Rick
     
  9. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    Don't pick on the guy, the shortage in 2009 caught me by surprise.

    And regarding the government purchasing 1.6 billion rounds, I find this hard to believe, I would think it would be a least 1.7 trillion. Jeepers, if the folks in the DHS need 1.6 billion rounds to learn how to shoot straight I think they should just give it up.
     
  10. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I also called Cabelas and am planing to make the drive. I called them last night.
    thanks Rick.
     
  11. embork

    embork Well-Known Member

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    cabelas has lapua brass in 30-06 right now. maybe not in 10 min
     
  12. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Ya got to buy brass and primers etc..etc...BEFORE you need them..or this is what ya run into.
     
  13. Catfur

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    Given that in my 4 years in a front line combatant MOS (peacetime), I burned through EXACTLY the number of rounds required to qualify annually (less than annually actually) on M4 and M9, I'm shocked, shocked!

    I think I may have burned more ammo in load development for my 300 RUM than I burned in 9mm and 5.56 in the Army (only a slight exaggeration. The army practices way to little with live ammo for real troops (who aren't special forces).
     
  14. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    Zep/ Others

    Push the pencil on that 1.6B that the DHS needs for practice. One shot fired every second it would take 50 plus years to use up all that ammo. My take on it. Just another form of gun control.