Nice letter from Hornady but to steal a line from Wendy's, where's the bullets?
Someone is sitting on what must be millions of 224 bullets and small rifle primers as one example.
I know some retailers are heavily engaged at Gunbroker doing auctions for ammo. One I track very closely use to have maybe 20 auctions for loaded factory ammo. Just recently? Over 100. Not too long ago, over 200.
If wholesalers are sitting on components or ammo they are taking a might large financial risk. When retailers the size of Midway/Grafs/Midsouth/you name it have bare shelves, something is wrong in the distribution chain if you can believe Hornady and I choose to do so.
I understand the line of questioning, but I think the bare shelves at the online retail outlets have to do with backorders that were placed before them nixing the backorder process. Some retailers (online as well as brick and mortar) are getting in ammo and components, but they are selling out within hours or minutes of placing them on the shelves. I believe that things will calm down fairly soon, but the panic buying is what is causing a lot of this, and the gougers are buying everything up to cater to those who are willing to pay the prices.
I spoke with the stockmen at both SW and Academy on Sat and they both said the same thing, that the rush is slowly subsiding, and ammo is staying on the shelves a little longer now, before being sold out. Academy also had 3 AR's in stock as well, 1 DPMS and 2 Windam Weaponry.
I like there last statement and next time I go to CO I will have to take them up on this."If there is any question about that ï¿½ please take a tour of the factory. Youï¿½ll be amazed at what you see. "
But knowing that area I would guess they are not able to just hire more people. As a consequences of our govt paying people to stay where they are and collect a check we are not getting a balancing affect on population. We have a lot of states that have a low population that could employee more people it they could get the people into that area. Yes this would take people out of the cities that are overpopulated and way too liberal so the left is totally against it. To tell you the truth as a lot of people in the countries are happy that the lefties are staying in there cesspool of the cities not infecting the country area's.
I just read some very bad news-perhaps many of you are already enlightened. Fox news is reporting many states are introducing new bills to increase the tax on firearms and ammunition. In particular, the ammuntion taxes being proposed really caught my eye as they are placing a 2 to 10 cent tax on every bullet.
If any of these bills pass the current state of events is going to get much worse.
I work in one of these retail stores and I will say that we are getting just as much if not MORE ammo than we always have. People will not let it hit the shelves. In 3.5 years I have never seen 9 cases of 22 lr bricks come in at one time, we opened at 9 am and at 930 all of it was gone. A normal shipment of ammo this time of year would be 1 or 2 pallets. We are getting 5 or 6 every truck. It's not a "shortage" of ammo. People are driving the demand up, not ammo manufactures.