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How do you think this current ammo panic ... will affect us Trapshooters, financially, this season ? Specifically, the cost of factory shells and/or reloading components ? I hope it isnt as bad as I worry about. Wish I had stocked up on alot of reloading supplies !!
 

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This season it may cost us. In future seasons it will mean bargains for us as we buy flat upon flat of ammo for peanuts from widow women. Mike
 

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You should be more worried about the anti-gunners who are trying to convince the ignorant that no one needs more than a hundred "bullets" at a time.
 

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It's already started. Shotgun ammo is flying out of the warehouses. Lot's of back orders. They'll catch up but you should protect your ability to shoot.
 

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I was in Wal-Mart today and noticed that they raised the price on the Federal 4 packs by 2 dollars and 3 dollars on the Winchester 4 packs. And single boxs 1 dollar. Figures. Thanks, Tim
 

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I noticed the same here Timbob. I picked up a four pack Wednesday morning, I was driving by yesterday and stopped in to grab another and the prices were all jacked up
 

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open choke...I would have to assume that your report of 209 primers impossible to find is a local issue, as I just checked three sites and all had them in stock in one brand or another.
 

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I think the run on shotgun shells is more likely to be in much Higher velocity and much larger shot than 7 or 8 shot. OOB is more likely.... RW
 

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There ya go oleolliedawg, stir it up but good. Should we all run out today and buy everything we find...? How many times have we played this game already...?

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It's the snowball effect. It will affect all aspects of the shooting sports before its over. I just hope there comes a time it does return to some form of normal for all of us. I know I can't afford to pay stupid prices for trap loads or loading supplies the way the centerfire/metallic is right now. I simply won't be shooting much if at all.
 

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Through the years I have always been a "hoarder" I guess, always buying in bulk to save money. I'm probably sitting on enough shot/wads/primers and factory shells to get me by for probably for the next 7 years. However when it comes to powder, I probably have about 6-12 month's worth. I hoarded, or stocked up when there was plenty around and when a deal could be found.
 

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I've done the same thing for a long time - buy in bulk every time I have the extra cash. Due to taking advantage of Remington's rebates, I'm sitting on over 20 unopened flats of STS/Nitro shells and 13 flats of reloaded hulls that have several reloads left in them. I have some unopened sleeves of STS primers and about two cases of wads but I am down to one eight-pound jug of powder. The component that worries me is shot - I only have 47 bags left of 120 I bought years ago for an average price of about $16.00. I seriously don't know if I will be able to bring myself to pay the current going price for it when I exhaust what I have.

Before you criticize me for being a hoarder (which I know I am) and tell me how it is guys like me who make it hard for others to buy supplies, keep in mind that I used to be providing ammo for two shooters and old buying habits are hard to break.

Regardless, a net cost of $52 per flat for STS/Nitro shells is real hard to pass up.

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It's ironic as Obama has no idea how to stimulate an economy but he has stimulated the shooting industries (by accident). Who would have think it??? Yes, it will effect all kinds of shooting sports as with the toilet paper hoarding which occurred in Hawaii back in the early 70's. I guess people are anal after all; just joking. I just checked Ebay, a new 10 round S & W magazine for a .22 pistol (fits a Model 41) has the high bidder at over $62.00; is that nuts, or what? BT100dc
 

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Is there any "real" reason for reloading supplies to go up ? Is 12ga shotgun powder or primers also used for metallic reloading ? Just curious - as I dont really know.
 

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Some powders that you load shotgun shells with may also be used for handgun loads. Green Dot is one I use for both 12ga, .44 Mag and .40 S&W. Green Dot is not my ideal choice for those handgun loads but when you have 8lbs of it and you are low on the others you make do with what you have.
 

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MNGUNS, no need to stir anything up-it already is. Most major distributors have no ammo, rationed primers and some powder shortages. Alliant is currently promising nothing soon-Federal too. It's getting really ugly!!
 

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To echo what Andy just posted, S&W and many other manufacturers are telling their distributors to order now for the fourth quarter of 2013 because their production until then is already spoken for.

I bought a lot of rifles and handguns over the past four years because I guessed (and it was just a guess) that even some of the higher prices we saw then would seem reasonable if Obama won a second term - and with the number of people depending upon government entitlements, that seemed very possible.

Now we are at a point where you can either buy quickly while you can or hope that prices come down and availability improves over the coming years.

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CLAYS is used by a large number of Bullseye pistol shooters in 45 ACP loads, also UNIQUE is used in many cartridge loads for pistols, and TiteGroup is also a pistol powder with shotshell applications.

I have been informed that our Club's supplier has told us that he cannot fulfill our recent order of primers or powders entirely. Lead shot and wads are no problem but he is partially shipping our primers and powders at about 80% of our initial order, and will backorder and ship the balance when they are back in stock. This was the first time this has happened.
 
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