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The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting #8044870 11/10/20 01:40 PM
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Just curious if the ammo shortage has created any impact on your hunting activities or those of anyone you know. For example, have you chosen a given rifle because you had more ammo for it than others you own? Have you helped out a fellow hunter by giving him/her some ammo after they could not find any? Also, I have to believe the shortage has impacted hunting-related gun sales since who wants a gun if they can't get any ammo for it.

Again, just curious.

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Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8044885 11/10/20 01:54 PM
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One shot, one kill!
I own several and have ammo for each, just not tons, but enough, and I don't shoot like I used to either.
I learned my lesson way back during the Clinton years!

Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8044890 11/10/20 01:57 PM
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Definitely put a damper on my reloading. I'm currently working up load development for a 300 WIN Mag and need primers. Fortunately I have always kept enough on hand for what I have already established.


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Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8044934 11/10/20 02:21 PM
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From the looks of reloading supplies at retailers, it looks to me like many people are supplementing their ammo supply by making their own.

Powder, primers, and some bullets are scarce!!!


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Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8044976 11/10/20 02:41 PM
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I reload and i reload for everyone i hunt with. We are good for a while, but i surely wish the shelves would be filled again.


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Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8044990 11/10/20 02:54 PM
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My deer rifles always have ammo. I may shoot each one once a year 5 times max. I have ammo from the early 90's that hasn't been touched and some that are only missing a few rounds. I buy more sharp sticks than anything lately.


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Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8045722 11/10/20 11:00 PM
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Nope. When it got tight last time I bought all the 6.8 Fed Fusion I could find, so the pig/truck gun has plenty. For the 6.5 CM I ordered 100 from Chad and am just now halfway through it. I did run out of .308 but scored a box of Precision Hunter from PSA last week. I paid a pretty penny for it but I only shoot 5-10 rounds a year from that gun.


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Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Jimbo] #8045934 11/11/20 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
One shot, one kill!
I own several and have ammo for each, just not tons, but enough, and I don't shoot like I used to either.
I learned my lesson way back during the Clinton years!


Amen

Re: The impact of the ammo shortage on hunting [Re: Texas Dan] #8046655 11/11/20 05:21 PM
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It won't affect my hunting because I load my own and have at least some factory ammo for all of my "deer rifles" as a backup. It very well may slow my overall shooting down if I can't find the powder and components I need, but I'm good for hunting for the foreseeable future.


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