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    So is the shortage over......??? Other than rim fire, is everything else available........???

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    It MIGHT be. I personally HAVEN'T had a hard TIME finding anything I need, but THEN again I only shoot A FEW calibers with REGULARITY. No issues FINDING 30-06, 7mm-08, .223, and I HAVE plenty OF 22LR.

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    .44 is still pretty limited. Maybe it always has been, I'm new to that market.

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    One OF the CALIBERS that I usually HAVE a HARD time FINDING is 6.8 SPC but NOW availability IS better THAN it EVER was BEFORE. I still HAVE 22LR in STOCK that I BOUGHT before MONICA lewinsky HAD tasted SLICK willy's SLICK willy.

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    Maybe I'm just getting lucky lately but I've even been finding rim fire. I just wish the cost of 10mm would drop a bit.
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    Handgun in 9mm is in. All others are still out. I have not seen 357 now for two years. Rifle in 270,30-06,308 and 223. The rest are splotchie at best.... I did see reloading stuff for all of two days. Powders are still hit or miss.
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    Been seeing lots of powders and primers at cabelas, plenty of handgun ammo around. 22 is pretty regular.



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    May be available but prices are through the roof on the Southern Peninsula. 338 win mag for $75.00 a box! 22LR $9.99 a box of 50! Pretty wacky, glad I reload and stocked up on .22 many years ago. I can't imagine paying $2.00 plus per round for 45/70 either. I'm lucky to reload that for about 35 cents each.

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    Silly question.

    It's not over. For handloaders, it's not over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    It's not over. For handloaders, it's not over.
    For some people it will never be over. Never.
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    Today, I went looking for some round ball for my new to me 32cal flintlock. Couldn't find any but Cabellas had a mold so now that I make my own black powder and mold my own bullets and it looks like I can make my own flints, I'll not likely run out of something to shoot till the end of my days. It also came with a spare barrel and lock for caps in case I want to shoot it percussion. A 45gr ball at about 1200 fps should work well as a replacement for 22lr. There seems to be quite a bit of powders, primers and bullets on the shelf now for normal stuff. The odd ball stuff I shoot hasn't been common for quite a while (many years) so no big deal.

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    Michigan has .22LR. The current price is $6.99-$7.99 for 50. So Alaska is not far off. Shotgun ammo is still in abundance.

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    I am finding it easier and cheaper now just to reload my own for my 303 British Enfield. Im shooting 240 grain bullnose rounds which will pretty much bring down anything in this state. I got tired of lookin around and then end up shootin different brands with different grains. Using iron site I can consistantly hit a pie plate at a hundred yards...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Today, I went looking for some round ball for my new to me 32cal flintlock. Couldn't find any but Cabellas had a mold so now that I make my own black powder and mold my own bullets and it looks like I can make my own flints, I'll not likely run out of something to shoot till the end of my days. It also came with a spare barrel and lock for caps in case I want to shoot it percussion. A 45gr ball at about 1200 fps should work well as a replacement for 22lr. There seems to be quite a bit of powders, primers and bullets on the shelf now for normal stuff. The odd ball stuff I shoot hasn't been common for quite a while (many years) so no big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    for some people it will never be over. Never.

    ???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
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    It couldn't last forever, Smitty. The hoarders do not have infinite capacity. Stocks are returning to the shelves here. Perhaps not completely "over" yet, but ending, no?
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    Hey, what ammo shortage! Even .22 is more than abundant to those who are willing to ... uh, experiment? Well guys, I need to run to Home Depot...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOZpy55U-jY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
    Hey, what ammo shortage! Even .22 is more than abundant to those who are willing to ... uh, experiment? Well guys, I need to run to Home Depot...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOZpy55U-jY
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    It's not over for me yet. I picked up up some powder the other day that'll work; only one type was on my most wanted list. The only .22s they, three different stores, had were some unknown to me brand and CCI Green Tag for $$$. Over for me is when I can walk into any one of several stores and be pretty sure I'll be able to buy a specific powder I'm looking for and some .22 shells I like to shoot.

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    Yeah Smitty, I couldn't resist. His price was too good and both barrels are Green Mountain barrels. I shot the flinter yesterday and it groups about 3/4" at 50yds. I'm pleased to say the least.

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