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A Run On Ammunition Has Begun:
SHTF Plan ^ | 3/6/14 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 03/06/2014 7:37:42 PM PST by Kartographer

In recent months ammunition has slowly begun appearing on store shelves at major retailers in the United States. But after nearly two years of shortages that had ammunition manufacturers running their factories 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because of consumer demand and massive government purchases, it appears that another supply pipeline may have been cut.

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KEYWORDS: ammo; ammoshortage; banglist; russia; ukraine
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I just brought a can of 5.45X39 to feed my 'Bulgy'.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 7:37:42 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 03/06/2014 7:38:15 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I am so screwed. Plus I just got well from pneumonia.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 7:39:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Kartographer

Buy ATK stock.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 7:40:34 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Kartographer

Will .22LR ever make a comeback?


5 posted on 03/06/2014 7:40:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Kartographer

I put up reloading supplies some time back, also got alloy ingots and bullet molds.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 7:43:15 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IK got an e-mail this afternoon about Classic having got in some .22 Long Rifle Match Grade and guest what? They are already sold out.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 7:43:52 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Anyone who puts that Russian crap in their weapons deserves the jams.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 7:45:38 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

2160 rounds not one jam not one fail to fire in my ‘Bulgy’ AK74.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 7:47:37 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

http://gunbot.net/ammo/rimfire/22lr/


10 posted on 03/06/2014 7:48:05 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its the go to round. Millions of .22LR rifles out there. Look at a nickle..Its worth a nickle...whats a .22 round worth?? Hmmnn ...More than a nickle. Buy when you can on the cheap. Or just buy.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 7:48:14 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Kartographer

“Russia Has Reportedly Halted All Exports To The US Of Russian Made Ammunition”

Unless Putin has some plan to invade the US, I think this move is a little short sighted for someone who is supposed to be so good at chess.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 7:48:50 PM PST by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: samadams2000

I think it will be the dollar bill after the troubles and the .223 will be the twenty and the 9mm the five.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 7:49:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The government is buying it and destroying it. They have to be. It is (was) cheap and easy to amass large stockpiles quickly. There’s no other logical explanation for its sudden and prolonged disappearance from the market.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 7:52:18 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The .22 Magnum is the $10 bill. But...you cant really find it so who knows.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 7:52:23 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

16 posted on 03/06/2014 7:53:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I run Russian surplus 7.62 x 54R through my Mosin exclusively. Can’t remember the last time it jammed, and I’m using 10 round mags (with an Archangel stock).


17 posted on 03/06/2014 7:55:04 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

“There’s no other logical explanation for its sudden and prolonged disappearance from the market.”

Well, except for, you know, the fact that people who are paranoid about the government buying everything they can get their hands on.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:57:14 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: samadams2000

I have ATK, OLN, SWHC & RGR.

ATK & OLN will do very nicely in the coming months, as they have over the past 2yrs.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 7:59:12 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Boogieman

Right, except the stuff never makes it to the shelf. Otherwise, great theory.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 8:00:05 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m glad you had the antibiotic - you must have it when you have bacterial pneumonia. I’m glad you are getting well.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 8:04:02 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Sure it does. Go to Walmart early in the morning the day they get their shipments and watch all the private citizens snap it up in minutes. If you’re going to stores where it doesn’t hit the shelves, then they are reserving it for other customers.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 8:04:34 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: carriage_hill

I love it. Cut the risk with COP KMB GNRC etc.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 8:05:58 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Lazamataz
I am so screwed. Plus I just got well from pneumonia.

You need to get a boat that doesn't tip over so easily.

24 posted on 03/06/2014 8:14:34 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I just messed up my tagline. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Boogieman

They bring out the ammo on Saturday mornings, 7 am. I know the drill, it’s been going on for a year and a half. If you’re lucky, they get four or five 550 round boxes at a time and there’s a line 20 deep. Most days, they get nothing. 9mm is almost as bad, but not quite.

It’s not making it to the shelves. Anyone here who buys ammo can attest to this fact.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 8:14:41 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Mastador1

Can you reload me some .22 LR? Thanks.


26 posted on 03/06/2014 8:15:30 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: Clint N. Suhks

They’re made to handle that stuff. The chambers are so loose, you almost never need to clean those things.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 8:17:35 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Kartographer

People are trying to make money here...

Most people way over purchased most will not be buying more.

The bubble popped....


28 posted on 03/06/2014 8:18:48 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Kartographer

I have adequate stores of all calibers and ample stock of some. If I were younger I might not say so.

I would like to have a few more boxes of 8mm Mauser that is not corrosive. Might could use a few more boxes of .380 but I shoot it so seldom that it doesn’t matter that much.

I am particularly well off in .22LR, 9mm and .177 pellets.


29 posted on 03/06/2014 8:22:33 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

You shouldn’t have any problem getting .380. Walmart gets it weekly, and it usually lasts beyond the initial rush.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 8:26:01 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

As a former Marine whose brother Marines were killed by AK’s, I refuse to own a Combloc weapon.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 8:27:25 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I think I only have 2 or 3 boxes of .380 but I almost never fire mine. Probably just not worry about it. If I were in my 20s I would get some more.


32 posted on 03/06/2014 8:28:50 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Glad I’m not running Ruski ammo. They can stick it all up there you know what. I heard a rumor Ukraine may have gazillions of that stuff stored in a mine. Might be a good time for them to dump it. An enterprising importer should check it out and if true head for Kiev to parlay.


33 posted on 03/06/2014 8:29:13 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Kartographer
Russia Has Reportedly Halted All Exports To The US Of Russian Made Ammunition

Looks like this is true. First time I've never seen any Russian surplus on Cheaper than Dirt.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ProductListing.aspx?catid=607

Only Hungarian available.

34 posted on 03/06/2014 8:39:35 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: meatloaf

They have need of it themselves...


35 posted on 03/06/2014 8:49:07 PM PST by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: samadams2000

22 magnum was easy to find as recently as Christmas - got a few thousand more rounds. A bit more pricey than the 22L, (and no gain in muzzle velocity, unfortunately, just noise and kick) but available. I and wife have three guns chambered in it.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 8:59:24 PM PST by dagogo redux
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To: Kartographer

I just picked up 420 rounds of M855 ball last week. I’ll grab another 420 at least this week. I may just grab a thousand. I’m well stocked on .45, 9 mm, .308, 500 mag. and 300 win mag too. I plan on spending a lot of time at the range this summer. I can’t wait. All this winter is killing me.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 9:06:46 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Kozak

Doubt it. Both sides know whoever shoots first loses.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 9:07:32 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Kartographer

Get Me Some, Please.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 9:09:01 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lazamataz

We’ve got your back.


40 posted on 03/06/2014 9:10:45 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
The government is buying it and destroying it.

Agree, there is no way that market forces can produce a shortage of 22LR lasting over a year.

22LR is the ordinary simple stuff which people use to put food on the table in hard times. Somebody does not want the American people to be able to do that.

41 posted on 03/06/2014 9:14:31 PM PST by varmintman
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To: Clint N. Suhks

If you have a weapon that DOESN’T shoot Russian, well, good luck.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 9:15:20 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: varmintman

I cornered Cabbelas when my CCI .22LR went over a year. They said bulk packaging was the problem. They delivered my order
in 375rd boxes @ 20.00 per. It was either that or just keep waiting.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 9:19:11 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Boogieman

The only thing I can figure out is (in my conspiratorial mind)... if the folks who want to buy the ammo know they have to come in early they will be semi-massed together and be easier to photograph/get license plates/track all at once. Otherwise, with plentiful supplies, THEY would have to hang around the Walmart all day long and ammo buyers would get all mixed up with the casual shoppers.


44 posted on 03/06/2014 9:35:28 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: varmintman

The idea of panic/paranoia buying doesn’t hold up logically. There have been no reports of the fed buying .22LR. They don’t use it. Why would there be an 18 month run on the one round we all know the gov’t has no use for? It doesn’t make any sense.

The manufacturers are still making it, yet only scraps are showing up in the retail stores. It’s going somewhere. If anyone has a better, less sinister, guess as to where, I’m all ears.


45 posted on 03/06/2014 9:38:45 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: Kartographer

I’m going to pick up a couple of ‘range packs’ of 9 x 18 for my CZs


46 posted on 03/06/2014 9:48:25 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SVTCobra03

That’s ok time is coming soon where you will have a good chance of being shot with a good old American made weapon.


47 posted on 03/06/2014 9:50:58 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

My grandson wanted to compete in some shooting sport that takes .22LR so I pulled out some of the ammo that no one knew I had. Phew, it was hollow point and he couldn’t use it.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 10:09:44 PM PST by tiki
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To: Kartographer

Ammo is incredibly expensive, if you can even get it.

Reloading supplies are incredibly expensive, if you can get them.

You can still get pellets and pellet guns. Lots of options too. Very accurate.

Great for practice. Great for teaching new shooters to shoot. Great for small game, especially in .22 or .25 caliber.

Not great for self defense, but better than nothing.

Not sure how long until the run starts on pellets...


49 posted on 03/06/2014 10:48:20 PM PST by EternalHope (Something wicked this way comes. Be ready.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
There must be an awful lot of tax on that.
Anything over $3.00 for a box of 50 high powered .22LR is ridiculous.
50 posted on 03/06/2014 11:02:08 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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