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Now the hoarding is affecting the oddities. Just checked Ammoseek for 38 S&W (NOT Specials) and there are no listings.
My question is, what to these buyers thing they're going to shoot it out of? I don't think there's that many Terriers and BSR's floating around.
 

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Manager at the LGS told me he bought a 7mm something-or-other recently 'cuz there was ammo for it. But this guy has a lot of guns, and I'm sure plenty of ammo too. I think he just has a gun buying habit that needed to be sated.
 

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Now the hoarding is affecting the oddities. Just checked Ammoseek for 38 S&W (NOT Specials) and there are no listings.
My question is, what to these buyers thing they're going to shoot it out of? I don't think there's that many Terriers and BSR's floating around.
There are more of them around than you may think. Seems like everybody and their dog made 5-shot break action DA pocket revolvers around the turn of the last century. I've got one that I don't shoot anymore but it would be better than nothing.
 

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Wish I had bought those last 5 boxes of 25acp for $7.00 each when Walmart was unloading their handgun ammo. That was the last thing left on their shelf here, the last day they sold it. I few day earlier I stopped in and they still had some 32 auto ammo for $8.00 a box. could have made a handsome profit selling it these days
 

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Wish I had bought those last 5 boxes of 25acp for $7.00 each when Walmart was unloading their handgun ammo. That was the last thing left on their shelf here, the last day they sold it. I few day earlier I stopped in and they still had some 32 auto ammo for $8.00 a box. could have made a handsome profit selling it these days
Heck, you could have bought comparable handguns for those calibers and be in hog heaven.
 
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I bought some .50AE the other day while at my local gun shop, 3 boxes of it, because it was still marked at 3 year old pricing ($33/20 rounds) and a bargain compared to what they are getting for 9mm today. It's crazy what people are paying for "cheap" ammo. I also bought some 12 gauge mini shells in 1oz slug variety because they were priced at $13/20 rounds while regular slug rounds were $10/box of 5 and they were almost sold out. Strange days indeed.
 

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There's no odd calibers on the shelves because the ammo factories are making the popular ones and can't make all calibers at once.
 

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All the dealers line up for allocations from their distributors, who are taking deliveries as fast as the manufacturers can ship them and send the trucks...

Demand for unusual rounds is, of course, going to be lower. Many will buy the wrong ammunition ("well, it sounded like what I needed"...) and some will never attempt to shoot it. This is the danger of the hands-off business of Internet sales of highly technical products. Without the knowledge and support of a dealer, new gun owners are liable to buy just about anything without knowing their error.

As the high demand ammunition takes over the manufacturing lines and their equipment and tooling, the more unusual rounds will probably not be manufactured. Demand drives supply to some extent. It takes time to switch over a line, calibrate it and get things started.

There could be real shortages of some of the components and their metals (lead, brass, powder) as stocks run out.

These high demand cycles present some challenges, and our commercial manufacturers are well used to them (having experienced them repeatedly for the past decades).

Thankfully we live in a capital oriented society that is not controlled by some central government. Could you imagine how a Socialist collective business run from a Leftist central government would work in these conditions? Oh... They are Leftist socialists. There would be no civilian gun ownership to worry about...

Remember that as you hear Hiden' Biden's advertising about how he really loves guns for hunters, and certainly wouldn't raise your taxes to pay for all his new debt and centrally controlled programs....
 
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Checked TargetSports USA yesterday.
9mm = out
38 special = out
44 S&W Special = out
223 - one type left, nothing you ever heard of.
556 = out
READY FOR IT?
22 LR = OUT !!!

Yep, wished I had bought a truck load or two back in January when it was cheap.
 
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Bullet Central has pills in stock. Just bought 2 boxes of Berger 140 VLD hunters. Good prices and fast shipping too.
 
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I carry a s&w m431 in 32 H&R magnun.

The often heard argument about why 38 Special revolvers are superior is ammo availability is the wide availability of 38 Special ammo.

Well last week the local big box sporting goods store had no 38 Special on the shelves, but did have 32 Long and 32 h&R in a couple different varieties.

I didn't buy any because I stocked up on 32 cal ammo a few years ago.
 

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I carry a s&w m431 in 32 H&R magnun.

The often heard argument about why 38 Special revolvers are superior is ammo availability is the wide availability of 38 Special ammo.

Well last week the local big box sporting goods store had no 38 Special on the shelves, but did have 32 Long and 32 h&R in a couple different varieties.

I didn't buy any because I stocked up on 32 cal ammo a few years ago.
No, I still don't think I'm gonna go out and buy a .32 H&R Magnum.
 
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Still can get .32 long. Well, no problem with accuracy, a Mozambique with a 32 is still a Mozambique. (y) 😎

 

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How many of these 'high-demand' cycles are we going to have to live through before ammo companies come to the realization that their ability to supply ammo is inadequate?
A valid question, although I don't think we can blame the ammo companies.

We can't expect them to bear the cost of having expensive production machinery sitting around waiting for the next panic among unprepared gun owners.

It's just too far between panics.
 

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I thought they already expanded their facilities after the last one.
 
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