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TigerDeacon
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re: fire arm and ammo craze? Looking for some opinions

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Yes, which is why I don't see an increase in production in the future. Many of the majors already had 3 8hr shifts 7 days a week. Can't create more time in the day


Yes, but you can acquire more machines to manufacture bullets. Then you have to train the staff to run them.

The question for the manufacturers would be whether the demand will remain this high. Because while they can increase production capacity, it would not be economical to do it for a short term demand spike.


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bapple
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re: fire arm and ammo craze? Looking for some opinions
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As soon as this shite eases somewhat i am going to dump some cash into reloading components even though i don't have reloading equipment yet. I reason that if I have the components i can buy press, dies tools at a later date.


The only bad thing about reloading during these times is that it takes longer for reloading equipment to fill the shelves. Ammo is spit out quicker whereas something like primers take a bit before they fill up supply. And with backorders on those things too, I wonder when we will see a normal inventory of reloading supplies.


Hammertime
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re: fire arm and ammo craze? Looking for some opinions
I am thinking it would have adjusted itself by mid-summer. With legislation coming out randomly and shite like they are doing in NY, you really can't predict an end to it.

Any "chatter" will get people rushing to the stores now. With the amount of people that just bought guns for the first time over the past couple months, demand is gonna stay high and they will feel the need to continue buying new guns. No idea why an AWB would make people go out and buy 30-30 ammo in bulk, but it happened


Eta: For ammo manufacturers to go out and start buying a bunch of more equipment, they have to be able to justify it by looking at long-term demand. There is no way of judging that now, so I am guessing that they are a little hesitant
This post was edited on 1/30 at 3:21 pm


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Meauxjeaux
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re: fire arm and ammo craze? Looking for some opinions
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IF there is no other nationally publicized shooting between now and then.


IF the anti-gun momentum wanes significantly, keep your kids home from school and away from movie houses.


TigerOnThe Hill
Member since Sep 2008
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re: fire arm and ammo craze? Looking for some opinions
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The only bad thing about reloading during these times is that it takes longer for reloading equipment to fill the shelves. Ammo is spit out quicker whereas something like primers take a bit before they fill up supply. And with backorders on those things too, I wonder when we will see a normal inventory of reloading supplies.

Very true....
One thing I started doing is buying components in larger quantities. For example, summer '11 I bought 30# of gun powder from here LINK /. At the time, they had a flat $5 shipping fee for <50#. Even now, it's only $7.95. Even w/ the $20 hazardous shipping fee, by ordering a large quantity of powder, you can save some money. I bought 4K primers right after Sandy Hook, but already wish I'd bought more. A little later I bought a large # of bullets from Berry's LINK /. The bullets are on backorder for another wk or so, but I don't need them immediately anyway. As far as the availability of handloading components, the biggest problem is usually primers. Not much wigle room for error as there's only 4 primer makers in the US.....


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weagle99
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re: fire arm and ammo craze? Looking for some opinions
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IF the anti-gun momentum wanes significantly, keep your kids home from school and away from movie houses.





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