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    Ammo Shortage Comment
    Gregory Morris, 3/14/09 9:30:57 am
    Checked the local Wallyworld ammo supply yesterday because I was there anyway.

    There doesn't seem to be a shortage at all, so long as you only shoot 16ga shotguns or .222 rifles. They had lots of that.

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    Re: Ammo Shortage
    BugSpray, 3/15/09 9:42:04 pm
    Coincidentally I did the same today and found much the same at the bigbox close to my house. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist but it does seem strange that ammo has virtually disappeared from store shelves and other vendors. I bought some online in January and still haven't received it. Has gun ownership increased so much as to strip the supply?
    Re: Ammo Shortage
    Denis Baldwin, 3/16/09 7:37:13 am
    I'm finding the same problem, both locally and mailorder. Trying to get 7.62x39 or even .45 ACP is getting more and more difficult, and expensive. I remember two years ago, I could get a box of either for under $5. Now they are both $12-18, depending on what you're shooting.
    Re: Ammo Shortage
    Gregory Morris, 3/16/09 7:52:39 am
    I think the reason for the shortage is simple. People are afraid ammo will be less available and more expensive in the future. That leads a lot of people to buy as much as they can find. Other people see a perceived shortage and race to grab what's left.

    I think we'll see a return to "normal" when all is said and done, although I don't expect prices to be as low as they were. That is simply a market force.
    Re: Ammo Shortage
    dock, 4/1/09 1:42:24 pm
    Same thing at Cabela's - especially if you're into .204 Ruger! Boy howdy, as YOU in luck!
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