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Old 08-29-2020, 07:14 PM
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I was in Billings, MT two days ago and stopped at Cabelas. This was their selection of handgun ammo:


This prompted me to look locally yesterday. Plenty of ammo in stock of most all calibers and prices about normal. I guess everyone around here must be all stocked up.

Yep...that our Billings Cabelas store.....lots of nothing on the shelves. Scheels is a bit better stocked however.....

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Old 08-29-2020, 07:40 PM
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The local, state and federal governments are also stocking up. They get top priority. They are anticipating widespread disorders.
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Old 08-29-2020, 08:47 PM
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Thanks !I was looking for a couple boxes of ammo for my Bodyguard380.
Lol..was thinking the same thing!
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:08 PM
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Was in the neighborhood so stopped by my local Cabela’s earlier this evening. Very little handgun ammo (25 and 32 acp). Tons of shotgun ammo and seems like a lot of rifle ammo (except 223/556).
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:31 PM
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I stopped in Gander (Roanoke VA) a week ago,,
They had one box of 12 gauge slugs (a box of 5) for $4 per round,, ($20)

Then there was a white box of Winchester 38SPL (box of 50) for $44.95.
Other than the 38SPL, there was a couple boxes of 460 something pistol ammo,,
I guess no one is hoarding 460 pistol ammo,,

I doubt I will darken their doorway, again,,,

Sportsmans in Roanoke is about the same,, plenty of #8 shotgun shells, and steel BB shells,,
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I am truly fascinated (and I don't use the term loosely or very often) at the wide disparity between what most members are experiencing (empty shelves) and yet others are finding quite the opposite (pistol & MSR ammo in stock, reasonable prices, no limits).

The thing is that I can't tell where a lot of this oddity is occurring since many members don't say where they are from.

Things are crazy where I am behind enemy lines in moonbat MA and adjacent states. God bless those of you who still have access to whatever you need or desire.
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Old 08-30-2020, 01:07 PM
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I am truly fascinated (and I don't use the term loosely or very often) at the wide disparity between what most members are experiencing (empty shelves) and yet others are finding quite the opposite (pistol & MSR ammo in stock, reasonable prices, no limits).

The thing is that I can't tell where a lot of this oddity is occurring since many members don't say where they are from.

Things are crazy where I am behind enemy lines in moonbat MA and adjacent states. God bless those of you who still have access to whatever you need or desire.
I wonder if some of it is a persons perception or expectations. If a person wants a box of shells and the store has 2 boxes the store has plenty. If a person wants a case and the store has 2 boxes there is a shortage.
My thinking is when a person gets on the internet and can only find a small part or none of what they want there is a shortage. I think another sign of a shortage is high prices for what little is available. I don't "think" there is a shortage. I "know" there is a shortage. Larry
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I can remember when people would tell me 9mm was not worth reloading as they could buy it cheaper. Well I wonder how that is working out for them now. As far as places that have plenty of ammo. I think that is rare. Here in Florida there is pretty much none. I look online to just see whats out there and there is nothing for sale even at high prices.
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I don't know if anyone reading gets the NRA-ILA bulletins, but it is absolutely terrifying what a certain political party is planning to do regarding ammunition regulations if they take control. Background checks for every ammunition purchase and prohibition of any person-to-person ammunition sales, even gifts. Just for starters. You think ammo is difficult to get now? Just wait.
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Can you all spell R-E-L-O-A-D?
Supplies here are getting hard to find. Allen, Texas.
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I started reloading in 1972 and casting my own bullets in 1973. I continue to make my own handgun ammo in most popular calibers for +/- $3 per box of 50, and most calibers are loaded in lots of 500 to 1000 at a time.

I pay 3 to 4 times as much for primers and powder today as I did 40 years ago, but I stock up when supplies are available at reasonable prices and I will continue to do so.

Those who rely on retail supplies are much more likely than me to be disappointed or ripped off.
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I'm in south Louisiana and the stores that carry guns and ammo, prices are UP and supply is way down. For both guns and ammo.

As for "events", I've had several in my city, mostly civil and peaceful. There's been more in New Orleans, ditto. People mostly avoided each other. Things got testy in Mobile, and Atlanta has been a mess.
For awhile, Nola was banning internet ammo purchases, but I believe the governor declared that to be illegal.

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I bought a case of Russian 223 back in 2000 and still got almost all of it.
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In my area(SW OHIO) its static, but by no means "good." Shops are still getting ammo. They post it on Facebook, etc and its gone in a day. But, they get more the next week or 2. Repeat. What sucks is pricing. 3-4 months ago I was buying .223 at Bass Pro Shops for $6/box and 9mm for $10. Now its $10+ and 14+. I got plenty and don't need more THAT bad.
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Yeah, but that was also ~20 years ago, when AIM had 7.62x51 for $149/1k case, shipped.

The UPS guy really grew to hate me.

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and back then I bought my HK91's for $400 each new.
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