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Ammo Availability In Your Area ?

Discussion in 'Prepper Forum' started by 357magnum, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    Just thought I'd ask . How's the Ammo Inventory around your area ? o_O To be honest I didn't realize you can't buy a lot of calibers here in RI ! Stores/Gun Shops sold out ! I reload my own so I was ignorant to the fact ( which is not hard for me anyway :D ) I'm not sure of all calibers , but 38's for sure ! Let's put it this way , I been re-connecting with a lot of old friends lately , Phone calls & Pm's " Hey Leo got any 38's you can spare ? " I just had another one yesterday ! :ROFLMAO: But it's time to put the lock on the ammo locker ! After checking a few of my sites I buy from the Projectiles I use say " On Back Order , No Delivery Date " . :whistle: I can make my own for some but we all know that Melting & Molding Lead can be a PIA ! Just thought I'd ask . Stay Healthy & Safe ! 73 & God Bless ! Leo


     

  2. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    The (not) funny story I hear are the regulars lined up before dawn at the big box sporting good stores certain days of the week.

    And those who pay them to be there.
     
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  3. Mark Malcomb

    Mark Malcomb Well-Known Member

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    On a fluke I bought 10 thousand large rifle and small rifle primers a while ago before it got crazy. I fell like Nostradamus now. Glad I have 40 pounds of powder. Man when will this shit quit guys!
     
  4. Christopher17

    Christopher17 LongStride

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    Worse that the last ammo scare, same scenario the small gun shop folks are lined up at academy before they open to buy out stock for resale , very little common ammo , no .22,no .45, no 9mm , plenty .223 as always, no 30/06 or 308
     
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  5. Mark Malcomb

    Mark Malcomb Well-Known Member

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    I'll never pay a buck a round for 556 again. I just make them. I swore I would never waste my time to load this round. I lived and learned. Now with Berger tips, wow cant believe the accuracy!
     
  6. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    You gotta know when to hold'em...know when to roll'em :barefoot:

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  7. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    7.62x51 Lake City M80
    $400 = 1,000-rounds in 2014.
    $1,200 per 1,000 this past year.
    Sometimes higher or a little lower. Not much.

    IOW, “wow, only $1 per round!”.

    Good luck
    finding M118LR in bulk.

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  8. TM86

    TM86 Sr. Member

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    We have an ammunition factory in town and the local gun store can't seem to keep any on the shelf for a whole day. This is with restrictions on how many boxes you can buy in a single transaction.

    80 miles away in the "big" town it's worse. I've got people from there asking me to buy stuff here, especially 9mm, because they can't find any anywhere near them.
     
  9. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    I heard it was bad all over , thought I'd do a check ! :whistle: Np's loading all my Brass , but I never had a shot shell reloader . My wife took care of that . She bought me a Mec Progressive Loader . It sure looks nice mounted on my bench , that's about it ! Powder .. Check , Wads ... Empty Cases Check but only lead I can find is some 7 & I think it was 9 shot . I don 't want to shoot clays ! :LOL: I might reload some Crossman BB's but I read they might tear the barrel up ? Anyone ever load any ? I don't want to try making shot .
     
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  10. DXman

    DXman Yes, that's 3100 degrees F. Nine yrs of hard work.

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    BB's watch out! Steel inside that copper covering.

    I once tried loading steel ball bearing for 12 ga. Ithaca - found out that was not a good thing, end of barrel looked like a "peeled banana"...........................Ya those were the good old days back in the 60's

    You could load the BB's just like you would for steel shot, just make sure your barrel will work with "Steel" and use modified choke.

    My Rem 870 WingMaster which is 39 yrs old now, has shot a couple 100 rds of steel with no problems, using a modified or larger choke also. The Beretta 303 is also ok for steel.
     
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  11. Shockwave

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    One comedian once joked about how effective gun control could be if they charged $100 a bullet. One step up from that, is to just make sure there are none on the shelf to buy, regardless of cost.
     
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  12. WECSOG

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    Sounds like you're running low on powder and primers!
     
  13. WECSOG

    WECSOG Sr. Member

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    "Q" makes tips. Berger makes bullets.
     
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    WECSOG Sr. Member

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    Rotometals has 6s in stock; $180 for 50 lbs. including shipping. That's expensive, but it's enough for 800, 1 oz loads.
     
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  15. Mark Malcomb

    Mark Malcomb Well-Known Member

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    I use match grade Berger tips for my .308 and my .226. Very pricey however my god what a difference. I'm at work now however I can post the Tip numbers I use. I'm sure they are crazy expensive now, or hard to get. I have a bunch
     
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