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Half Price Ammo Sale
Vanity ^ | 02/02/09 | self

Posted on 02/02/2009 10:37:56 PM PST by STD

Widespread shortages of guns, ammo and reloading supplies have been all the "rage" here and elsewhere on the internet.

>>"Fear Not, for I have not given you a spirit of fear"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ammo; bang; banglist; gunsammo; liberty; sale; saleprices
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Over the last three weeks, we have repeatedly fallen victim to cyber snipers. They have breathlessly chronicled their unproductive safari hunts into the wilds of their local Wal-Mart.

>>The one nearest to me only carries shells but, as I said and posted they have lots of supply on hand. Maybe not the type FMJ vs. JHP etc,,, They were up 20% since I last bought locally but, we target shoot a lot. I buy in bulk typically. Preparing the family regiment for the battlefield, no not hardly? You are probably not terribly realistic, what item at the store has gone down in price lately?

>>Seriously, if you have successfully hunted anything, you can find everything you might possibly need out there. Maybe "on sale" just like a friend and good shopping buddy of mine did yesterday. $50-100 off already marked down firearms. Including M-1's, AK copies w/ folding stocks, $299.99. I counted maybe 35 different military style rifles, all on sale $50-100 bucks. He bought the big yellow and black boxes, he has a 38 Special so he got JHP, 250 rounds at 50% off $49.99! The list was endless.

Across the nation, more posters feed the fires of fear when they dejectedly chime in with similar "grave" reports of panic buying. They too have returned from the hunt, vast trackless suburban jungles have become barren wastelands devoid of ammunition!

>>Nonsense, are we American's or, a bunch of spoiled frightened cry babies?

Any successful purchases are posted beside dire admonitions; they said that I purchased the "last" box. Also, my personal favorite, "further re-stocking of the ammunition selves is not expected" anytime soon!

>>Fear is the Greatest Tool of the Enemy. We have nothing to fear but fear itself! Get busy at whatever you think that you need to do now.

This extremely sad fairy tale! It gets progressively worse; we are told that posters were forced into paying enormous price increases for whatever ammunition was available at the store.

>>We saw at the least 100,000 boxes of shells, all of this was at one sporting goods store! Of course, I'd scouted it repeatedly, buying a box here or there. I've never seen more than one customer at the gun counter before in ten visits. Nobody paid attention to them, but that was why I did pay attention! A resourceful hunter does his homework before the opening day of the season anyway. When everybody else flocked to huge Cabela's, Gander Mtn. etc,,, I had my little tender gun store.

They report vicious shortages and "fire fights" erupting everywhere they shop; we have walked right into perfectly prepared digital ambush made worse and worse ginned up by many well meaning posters. They only spur panic buying, heart attacks and sleepless nights. No ammunition is apparently available anywhere across this nation.

>>Those people that champion "gun control" are causing their perfect storm. Panic grows into fear that will ignite somewhere and then we will become our own enemy.

I know that some of these posters are outsiders; they are banking upon starting trouble, division and stress in our camp. Just remember, people that have reported they can't find ammunition might just be phonies, cynically trying to cause someone to snap! Then Eric Holder and his buddies will disarm the lot of us piecemeal. The new government succeeds in disarming us when someone suddenly twists off.

Then the holy "One" will suddenly fill his annual tags and bag limit.

Tomorrow, I will post pictures of the place I visited yesterday complete with prices!

Now, go boldly forward walking upright, shoulders squared with courageous hearts.

1 posted on 02/02/2009 10:37:56 PM PST by STD
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To: STD

Well heck. When does the season open and what is the limit?


2 posted on 02/02/2009 10:39:49 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: STD

I will bump this!


3 posted on 02/02/2009 10:42:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: STD

I usually can still find good deals if I buy in bulk.


4 posted on 02/02/2009 10:49:20 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: STD

I have about a thousand rounds of each caliber I own. Except for the bolt action pistol. Only 800 rounds for that. Time to stock up.


5 posted on 02/02/2009 10:49:21 PM PST by donmeaker (You may not be interested in War but War is interested in you.)
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To: STD

bump


6 posted on 02/02/2009 10:53:13 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: donmeaker

Damn, you make me feel like I need to go on a spending spree.


7 posted on 02/02/2009 10:53:36 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: donmeaker

> Except for the bolt action pistol.

Can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those...?


8 posted on 02/02/2009 10:56:20 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: STD
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin
9 posted on 02/02/2009 10:58:14 PM PST by South40
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To: STD

10 posted on 02/02/2009 10:58:21 PM PST by atomic_dog (No matter how obvious my sarcasm is, my post will be taken seriously by someone here on FR.)
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To: atomic_dog

I have that very same box of Winchester 7.62x51.


11 posted on 02/02/2009 11:05:19 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: STD

 


12 posted on 02/02/2009 11:06:56 PM PST by IPWGOP
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To: randomhero97

I shot 40 rounds of it from that M1A last Sunday. It is good stuff.


13 posted on 02/02/2009 11:13:41 PM PST by atomic_dog (No matter how obvious my sarcasm is, my post will be taken seriously by someone here on FR.)
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To: STD

Federal 223 NATO Ammunition

Product Number: FAXM193
Product Title: 5.56 NATO 55 GR FMJ BOAT-TAIL
Item Price: $11.69
Availability: Currently Out of Stock, click the alert icon to be notified when product is available.
Shipping Weight: 0.63 lb.
50 Box Max On This Item

.223 NATO 55gr FMJBT   

This ammo was loaded by Federal for the U.S. Government to NATO specifications. So if you are not just looking for a cheap ammo, but rather a high quality inexpensive ammo that can add profit to your bottom line, you should try this.

FAXM193 Out of Stock - Recommended Substitutes:

FAXM193C

5.56 M193 55GR FMJ 20/BOX NATO

In Stock

$11.15

$9.99


14 posted on 02/02/2009 11:16:16 PM PST by smokingfrog (T.A.R.P. = Viagra for politicians and you get screwed.)
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To: STD

I just saw Death Wish III last night and so want to get a .475 Wildey Magnum.


15 posted on 02/02/2009 11:38:41 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: STD

Agreed on the campaign of instigation and hysteria.


16 posted on 02/02/2009 11:39:00 PM PST by familyop (combat engineer (combat), National Guard, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: familyop

Stock-up on ammo!!!

Mite have to SMOKE a pit,,,

Like I almost did tonite!!!GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!


17 posted on 02/02/2009 11:47:06 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Now that’s a good reason to stock-up! ;-)

...and so much more nice and humane for dealing with pits than some of my preferred and more Medieval methods (see tagline). ;-)


18 posted on 02/02/2009 11:55:06 PM PST by familyop (combat engineer (combat), National Guard, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Remington


19 posted on 02/03/2009 12:24:11 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Smoke a pit???


20 posted on 02/03/2009 12:24:37 AM PST by OldTCS (Confirmed, we now live in interesting times.)
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To: STD

Plenty of ammo available at the gun shows I’ve been to in MD & PA. Reasonable prices too.


21 posted on 02/03/2009 12:36:03 AM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: familyop

I’m gitin’ to old for this sh!t!!!

Been sick in bed with the flu for a week,,,

Harley gave his very best BIG DAWG GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

NO FEAR!!!(13 pounds),,,

Squared Off at him,,,

I drew and kicked the fence and yelled loud enough for the

thug to bring his worthless ass out of the house,,,

Got a dawg-paw and made him YIKE and back off,,,

He got a good cussin’ too,,,

.44 still pointed at the pos pit,,,

Grabbed up pos dawg and ran in the house,,,

POS cops finally got here and went to “talk” to the TRASH!

This is “Strike TWO”!!!

After the pos cops left the thug/et al jumped in the car

and left,,,

I go to the lawyer tomorrow,,,

Gunna be a SH!T HIT THE FAN DAY!!!,,,Fo’Sho!!!GRRRRRRRRR!!!


22 posted on 02/03/2009 12:41:30 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: OldTCS

Smoke a pit???
~~~
Blow a pit-bull’s ass away!


23 posted on 02/03/2009 12:43:15 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Ass-less pit bulls? That’s not a pretty image.

I think my pits might take it personal.


24 posted on 02/03/2009 12:52:31 AM PST by OldTCS (Confirmed, we now live in interesting times.)
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To: LukeL
Great movie!

You can get a Desert Eagle .44 with a 10 inch barrel for half the cost as a Wildey.

But, shop around!


25 posted on 02/03/2009 12:52:39 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Cobra64

Wow. Is it used for target shooting? I’ve not seen anything quite like that before.


26 posted on 02/03/2009 1:09:21 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: atomic_dog

Thats a NICE M1A you got there !!!


27 posted on 02/03/2009 1:10:56 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Yes. It’s been around since the 1960s.


28 posted on 02/03/2009 1:13:45 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
"I go to the lawyer tomorrow...POS cops finally got here and went to “talk” to the TRASH! This is “Strike TWO”!!!"

I'm sorry that you are coerced by bad laws and policies to put up with that. Our laws favor the likes of pit bull trash too much, and too many government people are getting paid for allowing the harassments and threats to go on.

Hopefully, times will be hard enough soon for the spoiled rotten characters around us to be deposed from their ill gotten public positions and be replaced with better ones. ...good choice in trying a lawyer, in my opinion.


29 posted on 02/03/2009 1:33:33 AM PST by familyop (combat engineer (combat), National Guard, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: OldTCS

Ass-less pit bulls? That’s not a pretty image.

I think my pits might take it personal.
~~~
Ain’t gunna be nothin’ but Teef-n-Eyeballs left of

them POS dawgs if that Thug-Dawg gets into my/our yard!!!

I put down the .44 and the 12 ga. ,,,

I loaded my rifle,,,

Pretty G” DAMN bad when I have to defend my yorkie to go

take a piss in HIS own back yard from a POS dawg that wants

to rip him apart!!!

That’s all a pit-bull is good for,,,

KILL EM’ ALL!!!

I may only get 15-20 taken to their death tomorrow,,,

But,,,It’s a start...


30 posted on 02/03/2009 1:59:16 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: familyop
I'm sorry that you are coerced by bad laws and policies to put up with that. Our laws favor the likes of pit bull trash too much, and too many government people are getting paid for allowing the harassments and threats to go on.

Hopefully, times will be hard enough soon for the spoiled rotten characters around us to be deposed from their ill gotten public positions and be replaced with better ones. ...good choice in trying a lawyer, in my opinion.
~~~
I would rather shoot some son of a bitch than call a lawyer!

The pos Thug has bugged out of the house next door for now.

Still 7-8 chained-up out back,,,

I moved the car so I don't blow the back end off of it

if/when the pos gets out/gets let out to do it again,,,

I'm gunna start hammerin’ the owner and HUD to see if it

is even legal to run a puppy-mill in one of these Welfare

houses,,,

One way or the other...

31 posted on 02/03/2009 2:28:54 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: randomhero97
I have that very same box of Winchester 7.62x51.

Me too. :~) But, I actually have more than one. A lot more.

32 posted on 02/03/2009 2:45:43 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: atomic_dog
Your M1A looks a lot like mine except I have a Harris bipod and it mounts a Shepherd range finding scope w/see through mounts to use the iron sights. Mine was also refinished by ROBAR (NP3 inside and out).
33 posted on 02/03/2009 2:54:25 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: randomhero97
Damn, you make me feel like I need to go on a spending spree.

I already did. What RAT in Congress recently remarked that a crisis is a great opportunity to exploit the agenda? Something like that? Well, I agree.

34 posted on 02/03/2009 2:57:34 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: STD
Well, if you happen to have a line on .308 brass ... I would appreciate it if you would enlighten us as to its wear-abouts.

It appears that NOONE has any of this stuff.

Yes, yes, I know the story about the wholesalers hording ammo and releasing a little at a time to extract HUGE price increases, but brass seems to be a different animal. No one has any and you can't even back order any of it. (.308 that is).

35 posted on 02/03/2009 3:02:25 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: STD

I have been on a waiting list for an M1A for some time now. MidwayUSA, Natchez, Graf&Sons, and virtually every other supplier of reloading components is out of stock on my common component purchases — 9mm 124gr fmj (or equivalent) and .224 69gr and 55gr fmj bt. As Burt Gummer said in Tremors 2, “I’m completely out of ammo. That’s never happened to me before.” Ok, so I’m not completely out, and I still have enough to make it through this summer’s IDPA season if I practice a lot with .22, but I’m not thrilled about it.

Another thing that’s really ticking me off is that the massive increases in metals prices that started the run up in ammo costs effectively ended last December. Lead was trading at something like $2/lb before plummeting to $0.55/lb. But then Zero has to go and get himself elected, and there’s another great excuse to keep component costs high. I hate Illinois nazis.


36 posted on 02/03/2009 3:09:22 AM PST by FateAmenableToChange
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To: STD
AK copies w/ folding stocks, $299.99.

In my part of the country, even the lowly WASR-10 is going for over 500 bucks.

37 posted on 02/03/2009 3:16:32 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: STD

Just bought a Walther PPK, can’t find .380 auto anyplace!


38 posted on 02/03/2009 4:06:26 AM PST by NCBraveheart (Don't ask Jack Bauer what he will do for a Klondike Bar!)
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To: ExSoldier
What RAT in Congress recently remarked that a crisis is a great opportunity to exploit the agenda?
Not in congress, but definitely a RAT: Rahm Emmanuel.

An aside: Even CMP is taking forever to ship ammo.

HTH, HAND,
Peet
39 posted on 02/03/2009 4:44:45 AM PST by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
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To: SIDENET
In my part of the country, even the lowly WASR-10 is going for over 500 bucks.

Hell, even AK parts kits (with intact barrels - any condition) are bringing $400+. If you can find one.

40 posted on 02/03/2009 4:54:38 AM PST by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: South40
Thank you, well said My determined patriotic Brother,

It's way past time for the "Boo Hoo" crowd to finally get out of bed. The fear mongers living on banker's hours, will waste no time "jamming" my figurative 1st Amendment right to calm down their whining. I know most posters here were not promoting fear, they were only drawn into reporting what they experienced.

Doom, doom and still more doom; my vocal weapon against those preaching fear falls apart once the heart of the soldier next to me deserts his post. Suddenly, a few more men cravenly turn with him. Now, fear spreads to squads, platoons, companies and battalions. They all show their backs to our common foe. Armies become "every man for themselves" routs when one single man's heart fails. Virus' begin their attack the same way, killing one cell at a time. The histamines released from one cell initiate a cascade, soon they trip the alarm in the chemistry of fear. Fear causes a primitive instinctual "fight or flight" mechanism to kick in.

Rigorous training is designed to overcome and promote a different set of values. Immediately following orders and directional commands are essential to avoid the alarm bells and cowardice.

It only takes a few cowards on the thin green line. The messenger in me here at FR needs active listeners to get themselves ready for the future. Please set upright calm people here at FR about the business needed to protect and defend our precious liberties!

Amen and Amen

41 posted on 02/03/2009 5:02:23 AM PST by STD (Love of Country)
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To: SIDENET

Really, 500 bucks? GTFOOHWTN! Impossible


42 posted on 02/03/2009 5:20:00 AM PST by STD (Love of Country)
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To: STD
Ok so I am no fear monger but I will tell you the situation in Northern Nevada. We have in the last 18 months gotten a Scheel's and a Cabela's. Both are well stocked and well run operations. In addition there are four Wal-Marts in the area.

Wal-mart 1 has no centerfire rifle or pistol ammo and has not for since late October. It is in the more upscale part of town. The Dept Manager told me last week that he quit even trying to order it. Shotgun is plentiful and the Skeet\trap club is close by.

Wal-mart two the Department Manager told me two weeks ago that he gets his orders filled from the distribution center at about a 50% rate. (BTW the Distribution center is here in town.)

Wal-marts three and four all have reasonable stock of both pistol and rifle ammo but not if you are looking to buy a thousand rounds. They have possibly 200 rounds of most calibers and shotgun is well stocked.

Both Scheel's, Cabela's and Sportsmans Warehouse were wiped out of ALL common pistol ammo during the last month. Sales inventory is grabbed up instantly and common rifle ammo is snapped up as well. The Gun Dept manager at Cabela's told me he started doubling his orders in November and only receives about 75% from his suppliers. Both Cabela's and the Sportsmans receive powder on Tuesday it is ALL gone by Wednesday am. Cleaned out.

Components are hard to come by and it is a right place and time kind of thing. I have way more hours into obtaining ammo than I care to think about due to the current situation.

The last gun show was the weekend before Thanksgiving. The largest ammo distributor was wiped out of 5.56 and 7.62 by noon on Friday the opening day of the show and he told me he brought 2x the normal quantity. AR, SKS and other common guns were in good supply but prices were in the $1800 to 2500 range fro brand name Ar's.

43 posted on 02/03/2009 5:21:43 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Chevron 7 will not engage!)
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To: atomic_dog

I have that same rifle with a Leupold NM scope and a folding stock on mine.

I do wish for a Sadlak mount and a bipod.


44 posted on 02/03/2009 5:28:00 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: All

Try Cabelas for ammo and components, I was able to get some Winchester .308 cases from them. there was a week delay shipping but they came through, however I cannot find any #34 primers so I am using some CCI 200 instead, I will be recessing the primer to prevent out of battery fire.

Hopefully the supply will catch up with demand, I would shudder to think of many people trying to reload with wrong components or substituting powders, people can get hurt.

And I will not buy reloaded ammo from anyone unless they can conclusively prove the quality of it, who knows, for all you know you might just be buying a huge can of bullets loaded with sawdust.

Also keep in mind a good trick during wars is to leave behind reloaded ammo but filled with explosives instead of powder, could happen here in America by our enemies.


45 posted on 02/03/2009 5:37:46 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: STD
Just remember - you can never have too many bullets.
46 posted on 02/03/2009 6:09:58 AM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: STD
The main thing I see is a dearth of Russian 7.62x39 steel cased, it gets bought up as soon as the online distributors get it in. I don't know if less is being imported or just being bought up.

Someone could make a good buck by manufacturing steel cased 7.62x39 and 5.56/.223 here in the US or maybe CCI could make it with aluminum cases. I know they make pistol cases with aluminum but haven't seen bottleneck rifle cases.

47 posted on 02/03/2009 7:01:47 AM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: CapnJack

.308 brass:

Jeff Bartlett, Bartlett Reloading

http://www.gibrass.com/brass.html

$150/1000.


48 posted on 02/03/2009 7:22:26 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Eagles6
The local Wallyworld is sold out of most everything except Win and Rem 7.62x39. It's much more expensive than Rooskie steel case was.

But now that the price has jumped if you can even find it, I'm considering on stocking up on US-made Boxer-primed 7.62x39, getting a brass catcher, and ordering a set of dies.

Reloading for Russian short - whooda thunk it?

49 posted on 02/03/2009 8:45:59 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: mad_as_he$$

The last gun show in SF was on 17/18 January. Next will be 28 February/01 March.

7.62x39 was selling for $.27 per round in quantities of 1000. I spoke (briefly, he was a bit busy) to one of the guys at the booth who said that they hoped they would sell out of 7.26x39 and .556 on Saturday but had another truck coming down for Sunday so they expected to be good both days.

I’ve written ad nausium about the supply chain issues of the major retailers and the fact that Walmart, being in the political cross hairs of the libs, may not be there for the consumer this time. I will spare you a full repetition other than to say that online vendors and local gun shops will probably be the best bet for people wanting to ensure they have adequate ammo stocks.

I would not characterize the prudent accumulation of weapons and ammunition at this time as a manifestation of fear. Uless anyone can show me a reason why firearms or ammo will be less expensive, adjusted for inflation, in 4 to 8 years than they are today I would consider it an investment. It ain’t gonna spoil and if the price of ammo does drop then, as they say on The Box O’ Truth, it’s still fun to shoot stuff.


50 posted on 02/03/2009 9:36:33 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
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