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 Post subject: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:03 am 
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In my area, the ammo shortage has reached critical proportions. The 4 places that have had target load shotgun shells in the past, are completely out. I generally run Gun Clubs, or Rio, or in some cases Federal.

I happened to be in Walmart, and the only thing they had were 100 packs of the Winchester Universal shells, which I have avoided like the Coronavirus. However, needing some shells, and them being the only thing I could find at $21.96/hundred, I bought some.

I know they'll shoot, for the most part in an O/U, but I'm wondering how they'll run in my Benelli Montefeltro Sporting? Anyone have any experience in running them in an inertia semi?

I'm going to take them to my 5-stand league and hope for the best!




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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:45 pm 
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Managed to get two boxes of estate shells at Walmart but I struck out at 3 other stores..


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:51 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:02 am 
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Not all of you can avail yourselves of mail order ammo buying. I know that. But for those who can, it is a tremendous help at this time. Bass/Cabela's is still shipping free. The are short right now, but do every few weeks get in big shipments of their Herter's store brand (Win-made, maybe Super Targets, maybe Universals, maybe something in between) for $60 a flat. Keep a lookout. Also the Wholesale Hunter, LG Outdoors, etc. group of stores under a single holding company has some availability every few days and ships for at flat $12 rate now matter how large the ammo order.

www.ammoseek.com is your friend. No it isn't listing listing Walmart selling shells at $0.21 each, but it is helping keep us afloat at this time.


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:14 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:52 am 
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Surely the industry is suffering like everyone else but with the (Fine Folks) that usually have
ALL the information on , what's best , you'd think the earliest production would leak out and
they would share that info ?
Come on AMMO manufactures , give us a clue ?


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:05 am 
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I am not sure that the industry is suffering. Sounds like they have been able to see out the inventory in a time when a lot of business's can sell anything.

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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:43 pm 
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Mail order ammo deliveries are starting to be delayed. Could be the season. Could be the crush of orders as everyone tries to get a share of the ammo supply. My orders used to come in just 3 or 4 days. Now a couple of weeks seems normal.


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:38 pm 
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If you want to find ammo on the store shelf you need to be camped out at the front door when they are unlocked first thing in the morning and hope you are ahead of those camping out to buy it all up so they can sell it on Gunbroker. If nothing is on the shelf, you go back the next morning and repeat until you find the ammo you want.


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:32 pm 
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DEG wrote:
If you want to find ammo on the store shelf you need to be camped out at the front door when they are unlocked first thing in the morning and hope you are ahead of those camping out to buy it all up so they can sell it on Gunbroker. If nothing is on the shelf, you go back the next morning and repeat until you find the ammo you want.

It is just too easy to get it online. Even if it is only order online and pickup curbside at the local store, less wasted effort.


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:41 pm 
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DEG wrote:
If you want to find ammo on the store shelf you need to be camped out at the front door when they are unlocked first thing in the morning and hope you are ahead of those camping out to buy it all up so they can sell it on Gunbroker. If nothing is on the shelf, you go back the next morning and repeat until you find the ammo you want.


They need to be tarred and feathered :!: :!:


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:01 pm 
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cdb1097 wrote:
DEG wrote:
If you want to find ammo on the store shelf you need to be camped out at the front door when they are unlocked first thing in the morning and hope you are ahead of those camping out to buy it all up so they can sell it on Gunbroker. If nothing is on the shelf, you go back the next morning and repeat until you find the ammo you want.


They need to be tarred and feathered :!: :!:


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Actually, they are not the problem. They would not exist without the fool willing to pay $1000 for a case of small pistol primers.


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:18 pm 
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Some larger stores that sell on line, hold part of their inventory for store sales. I have even gotten powder from the "On Line Inventory" at stores like Fin and Feather in Ohio recently.

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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:25 pm 
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Halwg wrote:
I happened to be in Walmart, and the only thing they had were 100 packs of the Winchester Universal shells, which I have avoided like the Coronavirus. However, needing some shells, and them being the only thing I could find at $21.96/hundred, I bought some.

I know they'll shoot, for the most part in an O/U, but I'm wondering how they'll run in my Benelli Montefeltro Sporting? Anyone have any experience in running them in an inertia semi?

I'm going to take them to my 5-stand league and hope for the best!


You are right to be leery. I don't know about your Benelli, but I've had these shells hang up in my A400 when ejecting. The crimp was weird and they deformed asymmetrically such that they stuck in the ejection port. Federals from Walmart always work for me. Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:56 am 
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There are 7 million new shooters as of last year. Manufactures must gear up to serve the new demand. Personally, those of us that shoot a lot have learned to maintain our own stock. For me that is 30,000 12ga. loads for singles and handicap. I shoot about 15K each year.

If we continue to add new youth shooters in high schools and college level, the demand will continue to increase. The gun club I help with started ordering 1 pallet of ammo at a time. In 4 years we are up to 5 pallets and needing more inventory. We also order in 4 or 5 pallets of shot and then again as many loading components. Primers are the hard to find issue now. So......Loaders be aware.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:27 am 
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KRIEGHOFFK80 wrote:
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Too rich for my blood. And to hot also. But if that is your thing, it is nice to see it in quantity.


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:34 pm 
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Ravenanme wrote:
Surely the industry is suffering like everyone else but with the (Fine Folks) that usually have
ALL the information on , what's best , you'd think the earliest production would leak out and
they would share that info ?
Come on AMMO manufactures , give us a clue ?


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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:12 pm 
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Wow!! That could be a retail store...! Love the Remington Nitro 4 packs... Just can’t find the around here at the moment..

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 Post subject: Re: The Continuing Ammo Shortage
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:51 am 
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The first time I heard that Walmart was going to stop selling the Remington Nitro 27's I started stocking up.

I sure am glad I did.

The Remington Nitro 27's shoot soft for me with my Krieghoff K80 with the Soft Touch on it.

I have 4 Walmart's near me and none of them now have the Remington Nitro 27's.



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