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Run on ammunition stripping
shelves at Lowcountry gun stores

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Bo Peterson

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/11/2013 6:41:04 AM

More than 300 million guns are out there somewhere--one for nearly every man, woman and child in the United States. But not nearly enough ammo, apparently. Local firearm dealers have had to limit ammunition purchases by customers in the midst of a run of stockpile-buying that has been stripping supplies of the most popular calibers from the shelves.[Snip] Dealers are holding customers to a few or even one box at a time, when there’s any ammunition of that caliber left on the shelf to buy. “We want to make sure all our customers have the same chance for target shooting

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Depends what the meaning of target shooting is. . . .

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/11/2013 6:55:14 AM     (No. 9169660)

It would be very interesting to see if attendance has increased overall at shooting ranges. Something tells me that most are not cleaning out the shelves at sporting goods stores to shoot all of this up.I was in Gander Mtn yesterday and could not believe what little inventory was available.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 2/11/2013 6:55:19 AM     (No. 9169661)

Wise people began stocking up right after the 2008 election. We know what´s coming.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/11/2013 7:45:16 AM     (No. 9169724)

Also it´s likely the significant amount of ammunition bought up by the federal government has contributed to the shortage. Ammo prices have nearly doubled since last year.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mossley, 2/11/2013 7:45:37 AM     (No. 9169726)

#1, the last few times I was at the range, I had to wait nearly an hour for a lane; around here at least, there´s definitely more people getting guns. In Maryland something like more guns were sold in the last month than in the prior year. Most people are buying their ammo at the range rather than shooting their own.

And the media is just noticing the shortage of rounds?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mws50, 2/11/2013 8:00:38 AM     (No. 9169758)

My son, my daughter and her boyfriend, and I went to the range on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon, expecting a very light crowd. WRONG!!! It was a full boat on the 25-100 yard range and waiting time at the pistol range. I was shooting .17WMR on a single opening at the 50 yard and everyone else in my group were shooting 12 gauge slugs at the 100 yard range.

And Hot Wells had a sign stating they were closing at 40pm for the game (opened at 10pm).



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Reply 6 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/11/2013 9:43:41 AM     (No. 9169937)

This is old news.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fishbone, 2/11/2013 10:04:06 AM     (No. 9169979)

Maybe the munitions manufacturers should limit the amount of ammunition to the government just as we are rationed at the stores. The government is trying to defeat the second amendment like they defeated the Soviets ... by outspending them.

Any business dreams of being a sole supplier; but, have these manufacturers thought of what happens when there is only a sole consumer ... they are owned by that consumer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hoosier, 2/11/2013 10:09:38 AM     (No. 9169991)

Not to mention that from the moment you begin shooting, several people will ask you if they can have your spent brass.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/11/2013 10:31:25 AM     (No. 9170034)

This article contains the repeated lie that an "assault weapon" was used at Newtown. Almost every article about guns is repeating this lie. I think the repetition of this lie is the sole point of these articles.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TCloud, 2/11/2013 10:39:39 AM     (No. 9170055)

@ Right you are. Calibers I use (6) especially high power are now near a dollar a round and going up. My local gun shop FFL dealer has plenty of ammo and is making a killing by jacking up the price on all of his calibers. My strategy for the last four years has been to buy a certain amount every two weeks. The result has been amazing. Bigger gun safe has been purchased and many more .50 cal ammo cans attained during that time. Sitting ok as far as ammo goes. My range time has been reduced and when I do go, I concentrate on *quality time*. I keep all brass.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/11/2013 10:42:36 AM     (No. 9170059)

Seems like a great opportunity for new suppliers overseas. Even Obama can´t buy up all the worldwide supplies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TCloud, 2/11/2013 10:46:52 AM     (No. 9170067)

My last post is directed at poster #2. Thanks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/11/2013 10:57:53 AM     (No. 9170080)

Be careful, #10. Anything more than six rounds is considered a weapons cache...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/11/2013 11:08:32 AM     (No. 9170100)

According to a friend of my husband´s, Georgia Arms was once again absent from the gun show in Chantilly, VA, the third month in a row. According to its website, Georgia Arms is still out of stock on all inventory. Primers also sold out on the first day of the show.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/11/2013 11:41:34 AM     (No. 9170150)

Does anyone see an end to the ammunition shortage? I don´t because of the combination of high consumer demand and the apparent manipulation of the market by the feds by way of the unexplained purchase of 1.6 billion rounds. The companies who supplied the bullets to the government have apparently remained unknown. No one in the media, or in Congress seems to care enough to ask about unprecedented ammunition purchases by government. Bye.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: cb, 2/11/2013 11:46:31 AM     (No. 9170156)

What do you do with ´´spent brass´´?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TCloud, 2/11/2013 12:00:26 PM     (No. 9170177)

#10 Ok then. So be it and it is. #16 Three things. Number one. Reload your own cases.
Number two. If the price is right, sell to other hand loaders.
Number three. To the recycle metal bin.

Most shooters in my neck of the woods are picking up their own brass. Even spent .22´s are getting hard to find.

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