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Where the hell is it all??

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Check out this video on how they manufacture 22 rim-fire ammunition. Did not realize so much of the process was still done by hand. After watching the video, I had a very nagging question.... If they make 4,000,000 a day at this one facility, that's 20,000,000 per week assuming no weekend work right?

Figuring that there are at least two more plants in the country (one for Winchester and one for Remington) and there are likely more than one per company but we'll just assume one for each for now, and, assuming each plant is capable of producing similar numbers, that would mean that there are a minimum of 60,000,000 rounds per week of 22LR ammo being produced in the US alone. MINIMUM!! This would not take into account any of the imported ammo from Aguila, Wolf, etc. that comes in regularly.

So, since all of this B.S. panic buying started after Sandy Hook, there have been at least 500,000,000 rounds of 22 LR ammunition produced in the United States. WHERE THE HELL IS IT ALL??????

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Thanks for posting that, I always wondered how they did it. I was surprised that they used that amount of human labor figured they would use robots, it's good the do use people robots and automation are a large part of the unemployment situation

As for the shortage, it's just people are buying more than normal

I ordered 12,500 .22 LR the day after the election, glad I did, I also stocked up on everything else, not really scared of obozo, just hedging against inflation, ammo sure has beat the he#$ out of the .7% tha banks are paying
 

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You can learn anything on here. Last week end at the Amarillo Gun Show, a brick of .22LR was $100. .45ACPs were a dollar a bullet.
 

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The US of A ranks 1st in the world in arms and ammo exports at over $3.1 billion annually. I'd say that the rest of the world gets a lot of what we make.

Italy is number 2 with only 20% of that amount.

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ntgr8 - weight the batteries in all of your vehicles and the weigh your ammo. The majority of lead produced goes into batteries with over 90% of that being recycled. There is no shortage of lead but supplies are held back sometimes just to keep the price up. They learned that from the oil industry.
 
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