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Ammo Tough To Find

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Ammo is still tough to find…especially modern military calibers (9mm, 5.56/.223, 7.62/.308)…but keeping my eye out.  You have to be diligent if you’re still trying to stock up.  I’m still buying ammunition…before I shoot so that I don’t deplete my stocks.  Here’s what I noticed today:

  • Prepography advertiser LuckyGunner has some more 9mm in stock.  Not having much luck with the other calibers mentioned above this week though.
  • Advertisers Brownells and Sportsman’s Guide are taking orders on a backorder basis but do have oddball calibers in stock.
  • Russian calibers like 7.62×39 and 7.62x54R have limited availability at these sites.
  • Many other calibers are readily available including .40, .38 Special, 30-06.
  • No .22 cal long rifle to be seen anywhere.

I can still find a little 9mm in local stores but no 5.56/.223 or 7.62/.308 anywhere.  What are you seeing in your area?

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3 Responses to “Ammo Tough To Find”

  1. You also can’t reload .22LR. So they might be running out and getting it thinking that’s all they’ll ever get and they can’t reload it.

    Another reason is, prepper websites often describe .22LR as a possible alternative currency post-crash, possibly because of its quiet report and ability to be used to hunt/control smaller varmints.

  2. Brandon says:

    I find it interesting that .22 cal is out as it seems the least likely to be affected by any potential bans.

    My area is having similar issues with shortages. Even with shotgun shells.

    • admin says:

      Brandon,

      Thanks for your comment. I think stocking up on .22 caliber is a good plan. It’s never going to be cheaper than it is today with inflation eroding our buying power…but I think the rational for stockpiling is based on:
      1. The fear of a per round tax as discussed in the city of Chicago or the Illinois State House (can’t remember which). A per round tax disproportionally affects inexpensive rounds like the .22.
      2. Many shooters are switching to .22 caliber for training and practice to save money (and because they can’t find other calibers). I’ve got a .22 caliber conversion for my AR on my buy list for that reason.

      Grab all the .22 you can get your hands on!

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