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Post by Evil Zim on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:22 pm

I've been following the Ammo shortage discussions elsewhere on the site and was getting ready to pick up some small pistol primers at Bass Pro or Van's. any corresponding shortages on such reloading components?

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Post by insignia100 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:27 pm

I haven't seen as many shortages in reloading supplies as I have ammo. Part of that might be because primers are running $6/100 here locally in Starkville (I haven't been out of town to check prices yet).

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Post by hogman23 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:34 am

Evil Zim wrote:I've been following the Ammo shortage discussions elsewhere on the site and was getting ready to pick up some small pistol primers at Bass Pro or Van's. any corresponding shortages on such reloading components?

Van's has a ton of primers in, got some small rifle yesterday and there were plenty of small pistol too, which I thought was unusual. They were pretty limited on powder though.

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Post by deepsouth on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:55 am

No primers to be found in Tupelo. Scruggs put me on the call list for small pistol and small rifle. Said they had some coming in the next day or two. I was stoked. They called. I ran. Only to find out that the small pistol didn't come in, and I could buy only 2 small rifle. 2. Not 2 boxes. 2 packs of 100. Yep. 2 packs per customer is the current policy. The one fella at the counter said I could have 4 packs since the small rifle didn't come in. I'd have thought with Scruggs being a Basspro affiliate they'd be able to have a little better supply than this.

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Post by msredneck on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:20 am

Decent rifle powder is getting really hard to get....I still see pistol powder...I guess it won't be long and that's all gone...Guess I'm gonna have to park some guns for a while.

I have never seen anything as bad as it is now. Hell...finding any brick 22 ammo is a major challenge right now...


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Post by senilking on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:14 am

msredneck wrote:I have never seen anything as bad as it is now. Hell...finding any brick 22 ammo is a major challenge right now...

Why did they have to pick on the plinker ammo? I'm not sure I understand. Is it because of the AR-15 22's? Or are people just going nuts and buying anything on the shelf?

I bought a little 22 rifle over the break... Been rationing the 225 round pack I finally found since then, which is terrible when it's an semi-auto. Plinkers are not that fun when I can shoot my reload 38's more often and cheaper.

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Post by cjc1227 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:40 am

My opinion, and refer to my signature regarding opinions below, is that many own 22 rifles. Even "non gun owners" have a 22 in many cases. And with the popularity of plinking, it is easy to see how this ammo can disappear so fast.

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Post by canebreaker on Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:12 am

I looked the other day at Sportsman's. Some primers were on the shelf. Think they were 3.30 per pack. Don't think there were any sp.

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Re: Shortages of Reloading Supplies?

Post by LugerT on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:12 am

Van's still had lots of primers as of Thursday.

Lots of holes in the rifle powder selection.
Bullet selection has taken a hit as well.

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Post by msredneck on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:38 pm

I understand the 223 ammo shortage. The 22 ammo shortage of even lesser quality ammo is a real tough one to get my head around. Don't we have a Winchester 22 ammo plant in Oxford ?

How does one explain shortages of large and magnum rifle powders. Give me a break

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Re: Shortages of Reloading Supplies?

Post by msubullyfan on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:13 pm

Just an FYI for those looking for powder... I was at Carr's in Saltillo today and he still has most of his powders in stock at his normal price. Don't expect him to sell you more than 1-2 lb of any specific powder, but he has it in stock. He has most of the popular rifle powders in stock, like Varget, IMR 4895, IMR 4350, BL-C(2), RL-15, CFE 223, etc.

I don't think there's a lb of rifle powder left in the Jackson area.

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Post by msredneck on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:23 pm

i'd give a nutt for 8 lbs Varget right now lol ...almost

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Post by bls5 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:29 pm

no powder in jackson today. went to vans and then to bass pro, Their shelves were practically empty.

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Post by Canman on Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:15 pm

Went to Vans said I aint about to pay $37 for a thousand small pistol primers! Well checked the net and I cant find them in stock anywhere. Guess I am just gona slow down till the crazy is over.

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Post by M1GarandFan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:42 am

Looked at Powder Valley yesterday and they are starting to get more powders in stock. Still short on .223 primers, but they seem to have a better selection than a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Shortages of Reloading Supplies?

Post by msredneck on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:51 am

Interesting...I was looking at Powder Valley yesterday and saying s**t...when they gonna have something I need lol

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Post by M1GarandFan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:16 am

msredneck wrote:Interesting...I was looking at Powder Valley yesterday and saying s**t...when they gonna have something I need lol
Sorry 'Neck, I mainly check the IMR powders....didn't look at the others. IDK

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Post by msredneck on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:55 am

Man...this day and age I check em all....

May have to bite the bullet and work up loads with Vihtavouri high dollar stuff...folks seem to stay away from it....Its great stuff if you can afford it

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Post by bigun220 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:54 pm

msredneck wrote:Man...this day and age I check em all....

May have to bite the bullet and work up loads with Vihtavouri high dollar stuff...folks seem to stay away from it....Its great stuff if you can afford it

I was fortunate enough to even get a lb of the Vihtavouri N350 powder. Leaf River Sports in Petal had it and it was the last one. Smokeless powder is pretty much gone in the Hattiesburg/Laurel area.

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Re: Shortages of Reloading Supplies?

Post by msubullyfan on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:00 am

Id like to keep this thread going with people posting when they find supplies in stock somewhere.

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