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Ammo #8140332 01/23/21 03:19 PM
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It’s becoming impossible to find shells at any of the big box stores (academy, Walmart, etc) so I wanted to see if anyone else has come across this issue and where everyone goes to buy?

I’ve even tried looking online at different sites and they are all sold out and on back order.

Re: Ammo [Re: Browney] #8140476 01/23/21 05:55 PM
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Hadn’t noticed. Started rolling my own about 40+ years ago.


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I needed some 308 Win ammo. Went to the Midway USA site and set up an account. They have a tab on things that says "notify me." You hit that and it saves a message with your registered email account. When the stuff becomes available they shoot you an email.You need to act quick though. Less than 2 weeks after I requested notification I was informed about 308 ammo and 12 ga slugs both of which I bought. Don't know if other places have the same set up but Midway does.

Normally I handload and Midway has the same set up for components.


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Re: Ammo [Re: Browney] #8140853 01/24/21 12:35 AM
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I can’t find any shotgun shells either

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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
Hadn’t noticed. Started rolling my own about 40+ years ago.


Yep,

Except for shotshells occasionally and of course rimfire, I load my own centerfire stuff (50 years this year).


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Re: Ammo [Re: Browney] #8141645 01/24/21 07:46 PM
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Just have to be lucky or keep searching. I bought .270, 12 gauge & .22
yesterday at Walmart. In the last week I’ve found .243, .308, 9mm and .40 in a few short searches. Price was up a little but flat rate shipping was manageable. My local Academy had a dozen boxes of 9mm last week as well so I snagged my limit of 3 boxes.

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Re: Ammo [Re: Browney] #8141970 01/24/21 11:30 PM
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Just curious Davis300, did you get that 270 at the Wally World in Weatherford?

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I check the big box stores when I drive by but don't go out of my way to check them. Most of the time they're out. I get most of my ammo from mom and pop stores in the area. For the most part, pretty well stocked. I do have trouble getting 22.250 and locating .22 but I've got a few boxes of those as it is. I'll tell you how out of hand some of this has gotten, I went to an auction in Llano over the weekend and a tub of .22's, 1400 rounds, went for $280.00.

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IMHO....

It's only just begun!

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Originally Posted by copperhead
I'll tell you how out of hand some of this has gotten, I went to an auction in Llano over the weekend and a tub of .22's, 1400 rounds, went for $280.00.


This falls roughly in line with comments posted in another thread that .22 ammo is going for 25 cents a round. I suspect the scalpers are once again selling small sandwich bags with 20 rounds for $5.

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Re: Ammo [Re: mikereiling5] #8144208 01/26/21 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mikereiling5
Just curious Davis300, did you get that 270 at the Wally World in Weatherford?


Sorry got the delay! Been flying since I posted this. Yes I did! The one in Hudson Oaks has .270, .22, 30.06, etc...in-town had 12 gauge and a few others. They were stocking a delivery in H.O. when I walked up so got lucky I suppose.

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Same been looking for 257 and it’s sold out everywhere

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Originally Posted by Stetsonoverton
Same been looking for 257 and it’s sold out everywhere


The other three guys that shoot it all bought an extra box this year.


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If you are near Grapevine, Tx. Try the " The Texas Gun Experience" real nice fairly new gun store and range. Every time I've gone in there they have had a very good supply of some popular rounds for pistol and rifle .They have it seems, always some 308win, I have found SIG and Federal 168g but mostly some of the Russian stuff 308win 150g. I've already stocked up on 308win, not saying how much LOL but wont need any for awhile, on 40 cal. S & W pistol rounds same thing. All at very normal price.2 box limit and been there at different days and time. I think Mondays might be best. Best of Luck and all the best all the time.






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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted by Stetsonoverton
Same been looking for 257 and it’s sold out everywhere


The other three guys that shoot it all bought an extra box this year.


Haha

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If anyone sees any 6.5 PRC ammo I’d be very grateful



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Originally Posted by Deerstroyer
If anyone sees any 6.5 PRC ammo I’d be very grateful

roflmao

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Have an organ to sell? LOL

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
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Have an organ to sell? LOL

I have powder, and primers.. grin. nice die set.


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I’d be interested in all of it lol. Depends on which organ you prefer haha.



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Optics Planet is actually taking orders but saying 3-5 month wait. It’s pricey. I’ve bought some off Gunbroker for about the same prices.

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
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Have an organ to sell? LOL


It's like $4 + each time you pull the trigger...ouch!

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You selling the powder and primers?



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Have an organ to sell? LOL

I have powder, and primers.. grin. nice die set.


It’s taken a lot of time searching, digging and money but I’ve got about 250 pieces of brass, 80,000 primers, a ton of powder and a bunch of the 143g ELDX bullets so I’m good for a while. The die set only took 3 months to get so I bought a spare set clap

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FYI I talked to Hornady yesterday and he told me if they stopped taking new orders that it would take them 4 plus months of running fully staffed 24 hours a day just to fill the current back orders but their currently running on a skeleton crew and getting farther behind every day. He also said they expect things to steadily get worse and the hunting season of 21 is going to be massively worse for finding ammo than 2020 was and best case scenario they feel it’s going to be over 2 years before things even remotely start calming down and that’s without Big Joe throwing a major monkey wrench it things. Better find what you need now or be screwed come hunting season flag

Personally I feel what he said was pretty reasonable to expect, I was kind of thinking the same thing myself and he just confirmed my thoughts.

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