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Hornday suspends production of 150 ammo types

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Dear Hornady Customer:

    As you are aware, 2013 has been one of the most challenging years ever in the sporting arms industry. We are proud of the increases in production we have achieved this year, but we are still faced witha demand that exceeds our ability to produce.

    In efforts to increase production, we have reviewed everything, refining procedures, adding people, and equipment when possible. One area that will help us produce more: cutting the number of changeovers in our production machinery.

    In order to reduce changeovers, we are announceing the temporary suspension of over 150 ammunition items and 150 bullet items, for the balance of 2013.

    Attached you will find the list of items that will be suspended. Our plan is to remove the orders for these items from our system, beginning July 10th, and notify you of the cancellations. We will continue to monitor and update this list as the market conditions change.

    Our goal is to try to deliver more to every customer, and while this may impact certain categories, our overall delivery should improve.

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    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/07/hornady-suspends-production-of-150-ammo-types-and-150-bullet-types-for-balance-of-2013/>/a>

    <a href="http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/07/hornady-lists-bullet-and-ammo-types-that-remain-in-production/">http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/07/hornady-lists-bullet-and-ammo-types-that-remain-in-production/


    http://www.hornady.com/assets/files/support/Updated-2013-Hornady-Commercial-Ammo-Bullet-Production-List.pdf
     
  2. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    This sucks........
     
  3. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    No wonder I can't find any of the Hornady 7.7 Jap ammunition. I agree, this does suck.
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    7.7 Jap? How many boxes do you think get sold each year?

    An explanation is at the link:

    "IMPORTANT: These bullet and ammo products are NOT being discontinued. Rather, these less-popular, suspended items will simply not be produced for the remainder of 2013. By doing this, Hornady can reduce tool/machinery changes and thereby increase production of products in highest demand."

    Just went out and checked, the sky is still up there.

    HM
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    That is one hell of a hoarding list!
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well, my favorite varmint bullet for handloading, the .224 55gr SPSX, is on the unobtanium list now.
     
  8. aabradley82

    aabradley82 TS Member

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    just checked and every load I use is on the suspended list. Crap. Gonna have to bowhunt this year.
     
  9. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

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    I applaud Hornady for doing this. They took a stand to try and service 99% of there customers. I do feel sorry for the 1% but in all honesty they were odd ball cartridges. Good Shooting.