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Powder shortage?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Fritzboy, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. Fritzboy

    Fritzboy TS Member

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    Anyone noticing any shortages of powder and ammo? Has the CHANGE begun?
     
  2. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    In Pa. there is a shortage of many components in reloading metallic cartridges. Even new ammunition is getting hard to find,the largest distributor in the state (Jerrys sport center) who has 4-5 warehouses is out of most primers, 380acp,9mm,45acp just to name a few. The question is why would Federal cartridge co. in Minnesota layoff 90 people back in Jan. if they can't keep up with demand?
     
  3. hmb

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    Pistol bullet heads for reloading are mostly on back order for the popular calibers. HMB
     
  4. 50calshooter

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    Toolmaker 251 Tell us more about the layoff at Federal. Don't use there products so I don't keep informed. But who owns them, cause we know who owns Remington and a few others, makes you wonder how big the worm is that is making these tunnels in the American dream and future of our country.
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

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    I read an article from a Anoka county newspaper, Federal's largest ammunition plant suppose to be in that town. They laid off 50 employees back in Nov. and on Tue, 13, Jan. 2009 they wrote that Federal was going to let go another 80 people. They make ammunition for sportsman, police and the federal government.
     
  6. threedeuces

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    I use a little mom and pop gun shop for all my reloading needs. They seem to get all the powder they want and for the most part all the primers they want.
     
  7. Savage99Stan

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    We have a hard time getting any kind of quantity in military size cartridges. No problem getting most powders or bullets but not much luck in getting quantities of primers. Looking for new suppliers at the present time.
     
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