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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2020, 10:56:28 AM »
Don't  know why theres so much fear of guns being banded.  They have been talking about it since the 60's hasn't happened. Its impossible for them to do. They should have thought of it in the 20's along with prohibition.  They might have had a chance then.
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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2020, 09:34:51 PM »
Went to a gun shop today to get powder and hopefully primers. They had powder but zip on the primers. Store was packed with new rifles and handguns, and they had full shelves of ammo of every kind. But... they would not sell me anything other than non lead ammo. All popular ammo is for their customers who buy a gun. Never heard of such a thing. Prices seemed rather steep on everything in the store.

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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2020, 05:16:48 AM »
Although I'm not surprised, this is not the case here in New Mexico. Yes, you have to pay full MSRP for ammo (you get a 10% break if you buy ammo with a new firearm!), they have all the ammo you'll ever be able to use. Within reason of course. Oh! And it is all lead and copper!
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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2020, 08:11:41 AM »
Go to Big5 and see empty shelves.

It’s amazing.

Oh forgot. To buy a single 20 round box of ammo here in CA you pay $1 for a background check and they copy your driver’s license to keep on file. Fun times.

Small Pistol Primers. The one missing link.

Kinda makes you start to believe in conspiracy theories. No one has these primers and no one seems to be getting them in stock. No backorders either. I imagine warehouses at Federal with hundreds of pallets of the things.

Oh well.

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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2020, 05:02:33 PM »
Oh forgot. To buy a single 20 round box of ammo here in CA you pay $1 for a background check and they copy your driver’s license to keep on file. Fun times.

Do you have to go through a background check to buy components, such as primers, powder, bulets?

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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2020, 05:50:05 PM »
Oh forgot. To buy a single 20 round box of ammo here in CA you pay $1 for a background check and they copy your driver’s license to keep on file. Fun times.

Do you have to go through a background check to buy components, such as primers, powder, bulets?

Nope. But no primers, not much powder, not much brass.

In hindsight ammo, powder, brass and primers are good things to stock up on to use as currency later on. You know, handy for swapping for toilet paper!
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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2020, 05:53:29 PM »

Very True!!!  Bullets, Beans & Rice is my slogan....all very tradable for TP. lol
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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2020, 05:31:54 AM »
I'm a slow getting to the party.

Was gonna buy a deer rifle this year. But alas, everyone else has the same idea and rifles and rifle ammo are in short supply.

So I was thinking that I could get some .357 hot loads for my Python and try and get close and personal. Well, there isn't any ammo to be had around here, and I can't mail order since we're in California.

So, I look for a set of dies, and found some well used ones on eBay selling for more than new. I poke around and find some on a site, and order them along with some shells. But wait, there are no primers and powder is almost non existent.

Back to airguns. Screw it. I have maybe 100 pounds of lead and bullets. That'll keep me busy for a long time.

Primers and powder. HRRRRRRMPH.

How is .270 in your neck of the woods? In north Florida its the only ammo that’s consistently around during gun rushes. That was true back in the 2000s and its true now.

Its my favorite caliber. But we don’t have game larger than black bear here and our deer run an average of 120lb live weight for a mature buck.

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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2020, 05:54:21 AM »
Many year ago, Robbie Robson, was a Great White Hunter in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). I knew him for two reasons, but that's off the point. He had this spiel about hunters coming to Africa to hunt big game. He'd supply the big bores for the dangerous game (he had several double rifles), but for smaller game you brought your own. He said you have three choices: .270 Winchester, 30-06 Winchester, or 8 mm Mouser. When ask why those three, he replied.... "Because you can go anywhere in the world, and find those calibers in any hardware store!"
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Re: Ammo in short supply and that's not all
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2020, 04:05:13 PM »
I figured out where all the primers went. Someone bought them up and is selling them at highway robbery prices on gunbroker.

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