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Thanks, Wingshot, for sharing the link to this informative article by Hornady.

I'm a real fan of their Critical Defense and Critical Duty lines of self-defense ammunition, so I welcome this encouraging report.
 

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Hornady is some quality stuff! Keep up the good work. :thumb:
 

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An excellent bit of information from top shelf company AND much appreciated!
 

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It makes it nice to hear from the people making the supplies we all want
 

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I received a similar e-mail from Ryan Bronson at Federal Premium. They (Federal) have suspended the Youth Shooting Sports ammo program until further notice. Previously placed orders for this program are back ordered around 6 months. I'd guess this is pretty much the status quo for all ammo manufacturers. I was lucky that I had ordered and had gotten 300 rounds of Hornady LEVEREvolution 30-30 just before the market went in the toilet.
 
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Thank you for sharing.
I would love to take a factory tour.
 
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Excellent letter and a sign of a great company!

Can you imagine the paychecks those guys are bring home with the OT? I wonder it they get an employee discount? :cool:
 
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Excellent letter and a sign of a great company!

Can you imagine the paychecks those guys are bring home with the OT? I wonder it they get an employee discount? :cool:

Also makes ya wonder how much of their paychecks are coming in the form of product. I know I'd be dumping a good portion of my earnings for the much sought after items as I'd also be one of the ones seeking it.
 

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Especially interesting is this snippet:

Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.
  • Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.

I suspect that is the case pretty much across the board. Rumors of DHS and other government entities buying up all of the ammo are likely just that - rumors. Some people decide that since they can't get ahold of what they want, the government must have something to do with it. I think the more likely explanation is that everybody is hoarding and panicking.
 

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Especially interesting is this snippet:

Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.
  • Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.

I suspect that is the case pretty much across the board. Rumors of DHS and other government entities buying up all of the ammo are likely just that - rumors. Some people decide that since they can't get ahold of what they want, the government must have something to do with it. I think the more likely explanation is that everybody is hoarding and panicking.
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Actually, when you think about it, rumors like the government buying up the production could promote more hoarding.
 

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Especially interesting is this snippet:

Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.
  • Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.

I suspect that is the case pretty much across the board. Rumors of DHS and other government entities buying up all of the ammo are likely just that - rumors. Some people decide that since they can't get ahold of what they want, the government must have something to do with it. I think the more likely explanation is that everybody is hoarding and panicking.

Perhaps... I just figured that they were not the main supplier that was awarded the Government Ammo Supply Contract.
 

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ATK got the 5 yr contract for HLS

ATK Ammo Information:ATK's history is an impressive one with the independent company starting in 1990. By acquiring the former Honeywell business markets, ATK jumped into supplying defense products and systems to the United States and its allies. ATK was responsible for supplying the first electronic autopilot to assist in targeted bombing missions during World War II. Continuing to grow aggressively, ATK gained market share in the aerospace industry by acquiring two key companies- Hercules Aerospace Company and Thiokol Propulsion Company.
ATK has many branches of operations. Their ATK Armament Systems branch manufactures some of the best known ammunition brands through their commercial products and programs including Federal, CCI, Speer, and Outers. ATK Ammunition is the largest manufacturer of ammunition in the world! Besides manufacturing ammunition for hunters and shooters, ATK also is the main ammunition supplier for the homeland security and police officers. ATK Ammo has a huge production capacity and is responsible for running two major ammo production plants by the name of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant and the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.

Where ATK Ammo Is Manufactured:ATK Ammo is manufactured in the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri and in the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, Virginia. The plants are capable of producing over 1.5 billion rounds of small caliber ammunition every year!
 

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■Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.

■Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.

Thanks for sharing. Some of us can now put our tin foil hats back in the closet. :blush:
 

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Thanks for sharing the letter. This is all just a self fueling panic!
 

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■Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.

■Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.

Thanks for sharing. Some of us can now put our tin foil hats back in the closet. :blush:
Not so fast...I look good in aluminum!

Consider that the raw materials are being snapped up by the firms like ATK which are producing the government ammo. Hornady doesn't speak to shortages in that regard (although if they are running 24/7 they must be getting it somewhere).

Does Hornady manufacture their own cases...powder?
 

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Thanks for posting the link. Glad to see they are still with us.
 
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