I’ve seen a lot more rifle ammo than handgun ammo… and less of the popular cartridges in our area.. like 7.62 5.56 .223.. there is no 9mm still.. I have enough for my .45 .22LR and .308 and when I go to get more they usually have one box so I’m content… for nowI haven't done a hard look for ammo lately. Is supply showing any signs of catching up to demand?
Sheels billings??yes, saw a bunch of 9mm and 223/5.56 on the shelves. Saw some 270 remington last week, 7-08 tonight with other calibers as well. Picked up 8 lbs of powder last week along with 2000 primers of various sizes. I'd say were slowly turning the corner. I was not affected by shortages before this one as I was not reloading that much. I've bought a few too many rifles and started reloading and shooting in earnest. I do not intend to get caught short handed in the future. When i was in Scheels on saturday they had a pallet of 5.56 selling for around .50 a round. Bang bang!
Hoarding will continue as people vow not to get caught with their pants down for ammo or components again.Its getting better for sure! I think problem is there is now a hoarding mentality, we will work thru it just hope it doesnt take forever. I also think price have moved a notch higher forever.
Been seeing more powder lately, not ideal but better. I picked of 5lbs of r50 2weeks ago that i was running way low on and couple local stores have had several pounds coming thru, even walmart had some imr powders this week. Hopefully the end isnt to far off....Somewhat. Hard to tell what will be in stock at any given time though. Seems the powder manufacturers still aren't letting anything trickle down to hand loaders though.