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That IS good news & should keep on trickling downward as long as the left wing morons don't start burning down neighborhoods & looting stores again.
 

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Academy has had more and more showing up on their shelves. It used to be you had to be their at 8:00am and wait till they opened. Now the shelves are a little fuller.
 

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Yeah i was in Academy Thursday and they had bunches of 9mm in various brands brass and aluminum. Seems like the prices were from $19 to $24 for 50 count boxes. But- I was looking for 380.

edit: The guy behind the counter in the gun section told me they put it out before they open on M-W-F. It's out on the shelf now, not behind the counter.
 

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380, 38 special, and 9mm all use small pistol primers. 9mm are high priority manufacturing and many LE do use and some agencies returned to 9mm from 40S&W. So they always have a dedicated line run versus the other mentioned. Also their are only 4 manufacturers of primers in the US. CCI is one...who obviously make Blazer. Remington will be more scarce until up to full operation. Personal and small production company loads and reloads are controlled by that constriction first. 8 million first time gun owners in 2020 with no previous stock of ammo on hand didn't help. The never ending perfect hollow point will pop up a bit as some major players are retiring some loads to their latest ballistics and the government contracts they secure. It's still a hoarder market where anyone in the right place, at the right time, especially with a buyer of range ammo and flips it. I'm glad to hear someone paying lower. A common technique at the moment of gun shops is always have a couple boxes of ammo for a gun sale and not willing to part with much otherwise locally. Make friends with a die hard reloader.

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Sleepy Joe, making friends with an experienced reloader might not help. Reloading supplies are as difficult to obtain as the factory ammo since most components are made by the major ammunition manufactures. Reloaders are not at the top of the food chain for components and suffer along with completed ammo buyers.
 

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You're right....The guys that stocked up prior to the toilet paper shortage aren't shopping for friends. Some old vets I know sold a bit of their Armageddon stock but it might have been as old as they are.

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Pro's and con's of unpopular calibers...

When the rush on ammo starts, it's usually what remains on the shelf the longest.

However.....

When manufacturing starts catching up they're usually the last rounds to get made and restocked.
 
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380, 38 special, and 9mm all use small pistol primers. 9mm are high priority manufacturing and many LE do use and some agencies returned to 9mm from 40S&W. So they always have a dedicated line run versus the other mentioned. Also their are only 4 manufacturers of primers in the US. CCI is one...who obviously make Blazer. Remington will be more scarce until up to full operation. Personal and small production company loads and reloads are controlled by that constriction first. 8 million first time gun owners in 2020 with no previous stock of ammo on hand didn't help. The never ending perfect hollow point will pop up a bit as some major players are retiring some loads to their latest ballistics and the government contracts they secure. It's still a hoarder market where anyone in the right place, at the right time, especially with a buyer of range ammo and flips it. I'm glad to hear someone paying lower. A common technique at the moment of gun shops is always have a couple boxes of ammo for a gun sale and not willing to part with much otherwise locally. Make friends with a die hard reloader.

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Ah, that explains why .380 is so hard to find, still. Many other calibers are in supply and prices are trending downward, but .380 is still very elusive.
 

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I can't afford ammo anymore. I need a sport that doesn't use consumbables. Maybe golf... nah, the way I play, balls would be a consumable. Skiing... nah, ankles would be a consumbable.
At least I can still afford guitar strings. For now.
 

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I resisted the temptation to purchase a box of .22 WMR at Walmart today, a box of 50 for $12.97 in Winchester. I don't have a .22 WMR firearm, but a friend of mine does. I decided he probably hadn't shot a single shell of the 4 boxes of Mini Mags I purchased for him right after Sandy Hooks, so I left them at Walmart for the next guy.

I really don't see the ammo situation improving until a Conservative administration takes the helm.
 
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Tractor Supply???.....I had no idea they sold ammo. I will be checking with them tomorrow.
I didn't either. They were sold out of everything but .38 Spl. and 28 gauge shotgun shells. They had about a dozen boxes of .38s and I just picked up a couple. I commented to my wife that .38 must not be that popular anymore. Next time I went in, all the ammo was gone and so was the display case.
 
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