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Old 03-24-2020, 01:39 PM
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Popular calibers sold out

Browsing my haunts on the internet it seems the most sold out calibers are,

45acp
9 mm Luger
223
308

Have you noticed this?
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:45 PM
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Browsing my haunts on the internet it seems the most sold out calibers are,



45acp

9 mm Luger

223

308



Have you noticed this?
IDK, I just checked the "safe room" and things look good...

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Old 03-24-2020, 01:47 PM
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Perhaps people think lead, copper, brass, may kill COVID19???
Actually many metals are not a good place for viruses to hang out, I think COVID19 will only survive on copper for like 4 hours...

So they must want the jacketed bullets to rub on their hands

{joking people!}

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Old 03-24-2020, 01:47 PM
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Yesterday the gun store I was in still had plenty of firearms, but they were nearly out of ammo and limiting sales to a single box per customer. It'll be awhile before things get back on an even keel again.

Of course while my ammo stash may be comparatively small, it doesn't matter when I'm apparently not allowed to go outside and shoot it.
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:51 PM
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I did speak with a smaller specialty ammo mfg yesterday on an unrelated matter, they are shut down due to the paranoia, eh, I mean pandemic. He didnt say if voluntary or gov mandate.

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Old 03-24-2020, 02:19 PM
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You mean you guys don't already have at least a small stash for hard times?? Huh?
And I thought gun people weren't sheep with rose colored glasses..... CC
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:42 PM
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Perhaps people think lead, copper, brass, may kill COVID19???
Actually many metals are not a good place for viruses to hang out, I think COVID19 will only survive on copper for like 4 hours...

So they must want the jacketed bullets to rub on their hands

{joking people!}

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Old 03-24-2020, 03:01 PM
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Literally nothing in any of my local stores aside from bear loads for handguns and magnum/very rare rifle calibers or super pricey .30-06/.308 hunting loads. I bought 8 boxes of the new SIG solid copper .308 hunting stuff to load up 1/3 of my SCAT mags with, really not a bad price at $40 a box vs Barnes TTSX at nearly $80 so I am happy that I can still get some nice serious ammo. Also took the liberty of buying all the .338 lapua mag since why not

Also clearly HST lol!
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:06 PM
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30-06, 30-30 also gone from shelves and online.

Fortunately I have enough food for those for a long while.. especially now that there isn't anyplace to go shoot.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:06 PM
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Ammo and Toilet paper, who would have made this connection? ;-)
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:13 PM
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Yesterday the gun store I was in still had plenty of firearms, but they were nearly out of ammo and limiting sales to a single box per customer. It'll be awhile before things get back on an even keel again.

Of course while my ammo stash may be comparatively small, it doesn't matter when I'm apparently not allowed to go outside and shoot it.
Still slumming gun stores, huh?😳
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:15 PM
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No one here reloads? If shelves are bare load it. I keep enough factory defense ammo, but hunting & practice are reloads.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:17 PM
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Ammo and Toilet paper, who would have made this connection? ;-)
Well, when s*** happens those are the two things you'll need most.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:27 PM
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Well, when s*** happens those are the two things you'll need most.
Nice one. Yes, I reload. I also have some calibers in factory ammo sitting down there as well. No, I don't need to go ammo shopping I am fine even if I decide to go practice a bunch.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:29 PM
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Well, when s*** happens those are the two things you'll need most.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:12 PM
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Long as I can keep enough .41 Long Colt on hand I'm good.

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Old 03-24-2020, 05:21 PM
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You mean you guys don't already have at least a small stash for hard times?? Huh?
And I thought gun people weren't sheep with rose colored glasses..... CC
No kidding. I've still got cases from before Trump was elected, never mind what I've added in the last three years. Best to be prepared so you're not caught short when there's a problem.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:53 PM
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Can you just see the press if they got to my home. Just in 22 ammo alone they would claim I have an arsenal. I would imagine they would pass out of they saw the 45-70 ammo.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:55 PM
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Can you just see the press if they got to my home. Just in 22 ammo alone they would claim I have an arsenal. I would imagine they would pass out of they saw the 45-70 ammo.
IF you have too much 45-70 and need to hide some, I volunteer. Don't bother to count it beforehand.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:58 PM
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IF you have too much 45-70 and need to hide some, I volunteer. Don't bother to count it beforehand.
You got it.

I am so glad I reload all my calibers except 22 and HMR 17. With my Dillon I can do it quickly too.

Crater bullets anyone?

45-70
550gr - Crater bullets
1,530 fps - Guide Gun
H322 40grs
OAL 2.52
Fed primer
Starline brass
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:06 PM
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You got it.

I am so glad I reload all my calibers except 22 and HMR 17. With my Dillon I can do it quickly too.

Crater bullets anyone?

45-70
550gr - Crater bullets
1,530 fps - Guide Gun
H322 40grs
OAL 2.52
Fed primer
Starline brass
Oh wow, I like those numbers a lot. Shame I don't have a gun that takes those
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:09 PM
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Browsing my haunts on the internet it seems the most sold out calibers are,

45acp
9 mm Luger
223
308

Have you noticed this?
Last I checked Targetsportsusa they had way more .223 than 5.56...
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:16 PM
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These are hunting loads but they would do the trick if needed. 350gr FP bullets.



44 Mag mountain gun. Easy carry, big Boom!



Nightstand gun. Love this gun.



520gr Pile Driver bullets.



My three top 45-70 loads.

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Old 03-24-2020, 06:57 PM
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I did speak with a smaller specialty ammo mfg yesterday on an unrelated matter, they are shut down due to the paranoia, eh, I mean pandemic. He didnt say if voluntary or gov mandate.

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You had it right the first time. Paranoia is making this worse than the virus itself. All the ammo hoarders are doing is driving up prices when the supply returns to normal.
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:48 PM
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We have seen this before with ammo and guns. Hunker down folks.
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