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Old February 23, 2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Wait. Where is all the shotgun ammo!

Wth... I just bought a shotgun because I wanted something that I wouldn't have to worry about ammo being scarce. Just went online to order some bulk slugs or buckshot... That's all gone too! Who's buying all this crap!
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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There seems to be all kinds of shotgun shells when was at the stores last, didn't check the price (I reload) do didn't check.

Of course things might have changed, I haven't been to the gun stores since Uncle Joe came out with his "Art of Self Defense" ideas.
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Old February 24, 2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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There's plenty of shotgun ammo around here, but, like you say, not much in the way of slugs or large shot.
Maybe it's due to the surge in sales of what's considered defensive ammo.
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Old February 24, 2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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no shortage of shotgun shells here.
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Old February 24, 2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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Shoot that's all the ammo we got around me! All I find is shotgun shells but NO .22!
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Old February 24, 2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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I don't know if it is gouging by the retailer or manufacturer but Winchester Super X birdshot was priced at about 13 dollars for a twenty count box...

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Old February 24, 2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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It isn't gouging if someone willingly pays the asking price.......if no one does, the price will drop
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Old February 24, 2013, 12:04 PM   #8
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That is the only ammo in the case and it is selling a little everyday...


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Old February 24, 2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Then he has it priced exactly right for his location.
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Old February 24, 2013, 02:55 PM   #10
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Tons of shotgun ammunition here (Northern VA). I picked up a bunch at Dick's (Fair Lakes) the other day. They had a bunch of target ammo, 00, slugs... everything, really.
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Old February 24, 2013, 02:55 PM   #11
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I was at a big gunshow in Seattle area yesterday (Puyallup, WA) .....lots of ammo was available.......9mm, .22 lr, .223 rifle, shotgun shells, etc.....both in range ammo, target shells and defensive ammo ..../ but prices were way up because of all the hoarding.../ double or more - of what it was just a few months ago....and the price of handgun primers is still hovering between $ 60 - $70/1,000.....when they were around $30/1,000 in December...

Avg price on factory new 9mm 115 gr FMJ ( PMC, Federal ) was about $ 24 for a box of 50...

Most of my buddies and I reload...but we're just going to wait this nonsense out...and not buy, or quit shooting, until prices come back down. We each try and keep a 6 month supply of primers and bullets on hand...and personally, by summer, I hope things return to normal. None of this ammo price gouging ...has anything to do with potential assault weapon bans...( its strictly hoarding...so we're doing it to ourselves - if we pay these prices, in my view.)
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Old February 24, 2013, 05:53 PM   #12
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These are in stock (but might take a bit to be shipped): http://www.targetsportsusa.com/p-278...mmunition.aspx

Lightfield Commander IDS Plus 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 1-3/8 oz Sabot Slug Box of 5 Shells
IN STOCK
SKU:TSFELFC31212
Weight:0.50
Price: $16.99
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Old February 25, 2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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+1 on Dick's having a ton. The other day they even had it on a buy one get the second half price sale.
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:17 AM   #14
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Many are boycotting Dick's over their response to the Sandy Hook incident.

Nevertheless, basic target and field ammo is in most places. You might not find the cheapest promo stuff at the moment - you might have to step up and buy some Win AA or Remington STS loads - but if you don't reload, those empties, once-fired, are worth .05 each to a target shooter, so that knocks $1.25 off your cost
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