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disapearing ammo

Uploaded on June 09, 2009

in my area theres like no ammo left and everyones saying theirs no shipments coming in any time soon because its all going down south for some reason (guess you guys down their are buying it all up) only shotgun ammo is left theres a little rifle ammo left but prices are like 5 times higher than normal

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Not sure where you are, but here in MI- we have the same problem. Its all about people hoarding ammo (lots of false stories about no more ammo being sold, primers that will expire in 6 months, etc.), I think that once they get their fill, supply will go up and prices will stabilize. Some of the companies are running 24 hr shifts to try and keep up.

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

oh well good to know. i live in Ct

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from Raven777 wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Hoarding, I know that I buy all I can find. Try to find Varget, Hornday .223 ammo, 8 shot in my area. I have stuff saved saved for a rainy day that I refuse to shoot.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

sure wish I had invested in the ammo companies in the meantime

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Seems like magazines like Field and Stream could have an article explaining that rumors ammunition is going to be all snatched up by the Feds is just stupid urban legend.

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from wags126 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

It's like a gas shortage scare. Everyone always has varying amounts of an empty tank. When a scare happens everyone keeps their tank filled to capacity which in turn creates a real shortage because the producers can't keep up with demand. If everyone just relaxed a bit the "shortage" will fade away....

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

ammo in texas is at low supply also.the gun shows are still coming around 2 weeks a month, ammo is not what it use to be at the shows too.

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

ky has short supply of ammo also i have had 2 boxs 20 rounds each 25-06 shells ordered for 12 weeks .and still they are out of stock . i herd ammo was in short supply but damm. also herd companys are working 24 /7 to make more for over 3 months now where is it going its not on selves in ky stores? or ohio and tenn.as many of my freinds in both states have told me. where is the new ammo being made in a stroage to drive up prices or what?

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from mikemontague wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I am not sure that the current ammunition buying spree has anything to do with rumers that the government will confiscate ammunition or that we will have some sort of class war, etc, etc, etc.

I think that given the record and public statements of about a dozen senior officals in the current administration, people see higher prices (through taxes) and lower availability as a logical consequence of their policies.

What I am certain of is that anti-gun folks will surely feed into this nonsense and use any chance possible to paint anyone who owns a gun as some sort of right wing, anti-government, neo-Nazi, bunker building nut job.

That you can be sure.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Ammo in Maine is getting worse not better.I've bought everything that I can find but I can't find much. The ones in short supply here are anything in handgun and anything in rifle! You can still get the occasional box of shotshells. Pretty sad. To everyone who cast their vote for the miserable,misdirected,anti-American socialist we now have running the country, SHAME ON YOU!

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from hnestle wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

In SC Walmart doesn't even have pistol ammo, not even .22's. It sucks. If you can find it you cant afford to shot it.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

The prices are out of this world, but two of the shops I stopped at this week had a little more than in the past. Maybe it's a good sign.

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from AndyH wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Just a year ago I could get cheap 9mm ammo for $9 a box now It's $29.95 a box. With H.R.45 and Obama trying to encode ammo and make it illegal to own any that is not encoded, along with many other law's against guns. I can see why people are buying it up. You don't believe me? Look at these links.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-45

The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana ) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.

Any privately held un coded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more!

This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to:

http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Still able to get what I need, 12,20,16 gauge in #4,6,7,8,9 and slugs, 45 ACP HP,357 Mag HP,32 ACP, 30/06/,30/30 wont waste any 375 H&H in KS so have plenty.

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from darinmoan wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Well doesn't that suck about ammo coming up short everywhere! Encoded ammo sounds like about the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. On the bright side at least it will be harder for drug dealers and gang bangers to get ammo. Or at least it will be trackable to them, after they shoot a junkie or hooker. Oh wait did I say it was a good thing?

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from berky wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I am in PA and its not to terrible but like you said the prices are crazy. I hope it is all not going south. I think its more of people buying it all up becuase they are scared that there is going to be a huge shortage. Dont buy it just to keep it.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Ammo is still in short supply here in Maine. You can find certain calibers at some of the smaller stores but they are asking prices that would make the purchase crazy. Wal Mart is doing the best but there shelves will be stocked one day and zero by the following afternoon. With hunting season just around the corner it going to present some trouble to a whole lot of people. When the once a year hunters all come stumbling in to buy a box of 30-30 ammo and there is none you will hear a whole lot of grumbling that has not been heard from before.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I can get .30-06 at good prices still, but even .38 special is hitting the $50 a box level here in western NC.

When I say good, that now means $17 a box.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

It doesn't seem to be letting up at all. The ammo is still flying off the shelves. I was thinking of getting a .380 auto for my wife, but I can't find the ammo anywhere.

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from Wonko wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I talked to my dad the other day, he lives in Fla., he said he went into Walmart the other day to pick up some 22 lr ammo, he said the selves were compleatly empty of every thing, they only had one box of 22 shells left that was it, no other ammo.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

My local Wal Mart today has just a few boxes of 12 and 20 ga. target loads. There are no rifle loads and 2 boxes of 9mm hardball. Clerk say that will be gone in minutes. Get what you can for the hunting season!!

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Just checked K-mart and they only had some 12 ga . field loads.
No .22 at all. Some overpriced 30-30 & 30-06...and that was it. I despise wal mart, and am boycotting it for a long laundry list of reasons. Have made it over 1 yr. without darkening their doorway.

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from noneedfornonsense wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

THIS MAKES ME MADDER THAN EVER ALL THOSE STUPID IDIOTS STOCKING UP ALL THIS AMMO LIKE THEY ARE SUPPLING AN ARMY OR SOMETHING REALLY IS THIS WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING THE GOVERMENT IS GOING TO TAKE NOTE OF THIS AND START SOMETHING BAD

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from nanaac00 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

They have limited all ammo in VA walmart to 2 boxes per customer, if they have any in stock at all.

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

nanaacoo im in va and they limit me to how many i buy and they have plenty right now

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

There was a line a line at the local Wal-Mart ammo counter today. There is a shooting event that I attend every year and I thought that I would get 30-30 and 223 for the non-gun owning people that show up to blaze through some of the rifles I provide. There was no 30-30 ammo and one 20 round box box of 223 hardball. There was no 270,308,30-06,243. There were two boxes of 300 WM and one box of 357 mag 158 gr lead. There did appear to be a limited supply of rimfire but I didn't actually take a accurate account. It doesn't look good to me for the hunting season for those who have not prepared.

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Not sure where you are, but here in MI- we have the same problem. Its all about people hoarding ammo (lots of false stories about no more ammo being sold, primers that will expire in 6 months, etc.), I think that once they get their fill, supply will go up and prices will stabilize. Some of the companies are running 24 hr shifts to try and keep up.

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Just checked K-mart and they only had some 12 ga . field loads.
No .22 at all. Some overpriced 30-30 & 30-06...and that was it. I despise wal mart, and am boycotting it for a long laundry list of reasons. Have made it over 1 yr. without darkening their doorway.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Ammo in Maine is getting worse not better.I've bought everything that I can find but I can't find much. The ones in short supply here are anything in handgun and anything in rifle! You can still get the occasional box of shotshells. Pretty sad. To everyone who cast their vote for the miserable,misdirected,anti-American socialist we now have running the country, SHAME ON YOU!

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from Raven777 wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Hoarding, I know that I buy all I can find. Try to find Varget, Hornday .223 ammo, 8 shot in my area. I have stuff saved saved for a rainy day that I refuse to shoot.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

Seems like magazines like Field and Stream could have an article explaining that rumors ammunition is going to be all snatched up by the Feds is just stupid urban legend.

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from wags126 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

It's like a gas shortage scare. Everyone always has varying amounts of an empty tank. When a scare happens everyone keeps their tank filled to capacity which in turn creates a real shortage because the producers can't keep up with demand. If everyone just relaxed a bit the "shortage" will fade away....

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

ammo in texas is at low supply also.the gun shows are still coming around 2 weeks a month, ammo is not what it use to be at the shows too.

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from mikemontague wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I am not sure that the current ammunition buying spree has anything to do with rumers that the government will confiscate ammunition or that we will have some sort of class war, etc, etc, etc.

I think that given the record and public statements of about a dozen senior officals in the current administration, people see higher prices (through taxes) and lower availability as a logical consequence of their policies.

What I am certain of is that anti-gun folks will surely feed into this nonsense and use any chance possible to paint anyone who owns a gun as some sort of right wing, anti-government, neo-Nazi, bunker building nut job.

That you can be sure.

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from hnestle wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

In SC Walmart doesn't even have pistol ammo, not even .22's. It sucks. If you can find it you cant afford to shot it.

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from mattreney wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

oh well good to know. i live in Ct

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 45 weeks ago

sure wish I had invested in the ammo companies in the meantime

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

ky has short supply of ammo also i have had 2 boxs 20 rounds each 25-06 shells ordered for 12 weeks .and still they are out of stock . i herd ammo was in short supply but damm. also herd companys are working 24 /7 to make more for over 3 months now where is it going its not on selves in ky stores? or ohio and tenn.as many of my freinds in both states have told me. where is the new ammo being made in a stroage to drive up prices or what?

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

The prices are out of this world, but two of the shops I stopped at this week had a little more than in the past. Maybe it's a good sign.

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from AndyH wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Just a year ago I could get cheap 9mm ammo for $9 a box now It's $29.95 a box. With H.R.45 and Obama trying to encode ammo and make it illegal to own any that is not encoded, along with many other law's against guns. I can see why people are buying it up. You don't believe me? Look at these links.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-45

The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana ) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.

Any privately held un coded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more!

This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to:

http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Still able to get what I need, 12,20,16 gauge in #4,6,7,8,9 and slugs, 45 ACP HP,357 Mag HP,32 ACP, 30/06/,30/30 wont waste any 375 H&H in KS so have plenty.

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from berky wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I am in PA and its not to terrible but like you said the prices are crazy. I hope it is all not going south. I think its more of people buying it all up becuase they are scared that there is going to be a huge shortage. Dont buy it just to keep it.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Ammo is still in short supply here in Maine. You can find certain calibers at some of the smaller stores but they are asking prices that would make the purchase crazy. Wal Mart is doing the best but there shelves will be stocked one day and zero by the following afternoon. With hunting season just around the corner it going to present some trouble to a whole lot of people. When the once a year hunters all come stumbling in to buy a box of 30-30 ammo and there is none you will hear a whole lot of grumbling that has not been heard from before.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I can get .30-06 at good prices still, but even .38 special is hitting the $50 a box level here in western NC.

When I say good, that now means $17 a box.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

It doesn't seem to be letting up at all. The ammo is still flying off the shelves. I was thinking of getting a .380 auto for my wife, but I can't find the ammo anywhere.

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from Wonko wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I talked to my dad the other day, he lives in Fla., he said he went into Walmart the other day to pick up some 22 lr ammo, he said the selves were compleatly empty of every thing, they only had one box of 22 shells left that was it, no other ammo.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

My local Wal Mart today has just a few boxes of 12 and 20 ga. target loads. There are no rifle loads and 2 boxes of 9mm hardball. Clerk say that will be gone in minutes. Get what you can for the hunting season!!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from nanaac00 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

They have limited all ammo in VA walmart to 2 boxes per customer, if they have any in stock at all.

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from darinmoan wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Well doesn't that suck about ammo coming up short everywhere! Encoded ammo sounds like about the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. On the bright side at least it will be harder for drug dealers and gang bangers to get ammo. Or at least it will be trackable to them, after they shoot a junkie or hooker. Oh wait did I say it was a good thing?

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from noneedfornonsense wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

THIS MAKES ME MADDER THAN EVER ALL THOSE STUPID IDIOTS STOCKING UP ALL THIS AMMO LIKE THEY ARE SUPPLING AN ARMY OR SOMETHING REALLY IS THIS WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING THE GOVERMENT IS GOING TO TAKE NOTE OF THIS AND START SOMETHING BAD

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from gman3186 wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

nanaacoo im in va and they limit me to how many i buy and they have plenty right now

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

There was a line a line at the local Wal-Mart ammo counter today. There is a shooting event that I attend every year and I thought that I would get 30-30 and 223 for the non-gun owning people that show up to blaze through some of the rifles I provide. There was no 30-30 ammo and one 20 round box box of 223 hardball. There was no 270,308,30-06,243. There were two boxes of 300 WM and one box of 357 mag 158 gr lead. There did appear to be a limited supply of rimfire but I didn't actually take a accurate account. It doesn't look good to me for the hunting season for those who have not prepared.

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