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Hornady Ammunition

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by coffee, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. coffee

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    From Hornady Page

    Home » Support » Availability
    A Word on Availability
    The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours. Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites – all fueled by rumors and conjecture – have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items.

    If the information you hear doesn’t originate from Hornady Manufacturing, don’t believe it.

    Here are some of rumors we’ve heard, and questions we’ve received:

    Have you stopped production, or has the government forced you to stop?
    Not at all.
    Did you stop selling bullets so you could only make loaded ammunition?
    Absolutely not.
    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.
    Why can’t you make more? Ramp up production? Turn on all the machines?
    We’ve been steadily growing our production for a long time, especially the last five years. We’ve added presses, lathes, CNC equipment, people and space. Many popular items are produced 24 hours a day. Several hundred Hornady employees work overtime every week to produce as much as safely possible. If there is any question about that – please take a tour of the factory. You’ll be amazed at what you see.
    We are producing as much as we can; much more than last year, which was a lot more than the year before, etc. No one wants to ship more during this time than we do.

    We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience. We don’t know when the situation will improve, so please bear with us a little longer. And remember, when it comes to Hornady Manufacturing, if you don’t hear it from us, please don’t believe it.
     
  2. locdoc

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    That probably could be said of all the manufacturers.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  3. Shane in WI

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    I was in NE for a tour 2 weeks ago. It's a very impressive place to see. I would highly recomend it to anyone who is interested. I can confirm that they are in fact doing all they can to get products out the door.
     
  4. 548

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    The sad part will come in six months when shelves are overstocked and buyers are tapped out. I hope those employees are saving those overtime checks to augment their unemployment checks once the orders stop coming in and they get layed off.
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the Hornady employees need to worry about running out of work in the next six months or so. The time frame that I am hearing for restocking at the distributor level is more like two years.
     
  6. likes-to-shoot

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    There are plenty of us left who didn't spend the kids collage money for overpriced bullets sitting in the basement, garage, crawl space and every other nook and cranny in the house. I've got what I need but will continue to buy at the same pace as always.

    Thanks to Hornaday for the update.

    Bill
     
  7. AAtrap

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    I drove by the Hornady plant about 2 hrs. ago. You couldn't find a parking spot for all the employee vehicles. I doubt if they are too worried about not having a job for quite some time.

    Steve
     
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