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Old 11-24-2020, 07:11 AM
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I just helped brother in law move his daughter from Austin Texas back to Portland Maine. We drove down and stopped at over fifty gun shops, bass pro, and cabelas. It was shocking how little was available. Empty rack after empty rack. Even reloading equipment and supplies were depleted. I got some to add to my supply but I was expecting more. And I found no 12 gauge slugs or buck shot. I did get the last 3 1/2 twos cabelas had. The future doesn’t look good.
Old 11-24-2020, 07:24 AM
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Where have you been since March?
Old 11-24-2020, 08:19 AM
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lol, I’d rather pay pandemic pricing than stop at 50 stores for that haul. That’s basically a day at the range.
Old 11-24-2020, 08:27 AM
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I am sure is 5% - 10% less being produced than pre pandemic but is much more of a grab/hoard thing going on than any real shortage.

If you are a bow hunter you may have noticed the same thing happening with broadheads.
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There is some of the "obscure" stuff left Lol!
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I learned my lesson last time. All the people making fun of my supply are now begging for bullets. I’m not so crazy now.
Old 11-24-2020, 08:59 AM
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No on the decreased production, yes on the increased demand. Shoulda bought during current administration. Getting ammo will be full on crazy for the next 4yrs.
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2A doesn't address control of the ammo supply. Guns become clubs without bullets.
Old 11-24-2020, 10:09 AM
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Just don't waste it, when the civil war starts you will need it!
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Old 11-24-2020, 10:15 AM
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https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/v...ition-backlog/

One company has 1 year backlog. It’s not going away anytime soon.
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Its not just ammo walk through the fishing section of stores. Daughter wanted a camo jacket so we went to Bass Pro last night and I couldn't find anything I wanted.
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I don't know where you guys are located at but I couldn't even get ammo shipped to my state due to the state of emergency. I don't know whether that's still the case as I haven't had the need to buy ammo and won't for a while.

I shot sporting clays for the past two weekends. This was my first shooting done since early February and my circle was getting together at least once a month and generally more to shoot a round.
Old 11-24-2020, 11:06 AM
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Ammo shortage in USA?

Thats laughable. Were drowning in ammo.
Old 11-24-2020, 11:17 AM
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Who has time to stop at over 50 gun shops???
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This is the exact reason I skip the range. I've had the same ammo for years. I know how my guns shoot.
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Originally Posted by SouthpawHD View Post
Who has time to stop at over 50 gun shops???
I'm just going to order it online and get hosed before I waste my time stopping at 50 stores.
Old 11-24-2020, 12:34 PM
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new administration has said they will introduce legislation to stop online gun, and ammo sales.
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Lots of folks with a short memory...

I mean, this is only like the 5th ammo shortage we’ve had in the last 12 years.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthpawHD View Post
Who has time to stop at over 50 gun shops???
. We took an extra week for fun. I worked hard my whole life so I can enjoy some time now. In between ammo stops we did some civil war sites, Jack Daniels tour and village, dikel bourbon factory, Leonard skinered
Crash site, and Bonnie and Clyde museum and killl site!!! And spent three weeks on the road and came Covid free.










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