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Along with the above, many have gone back to reloading. I just can't sit and wait for some of my older cartridges to start showing up. I reload for most all my old stuff; 44-40, 32-20, 43 sp., 50/70, 45-70 32 H&R and several others I have about 40 die sets. I got a way from reloading for several years and stocked up on all the mil surp stuff and have plenty for those. I realized no one was doing my older rarer cartridges. If I wanted to shoot them I had to get back to doing it myself.
 

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Along with the above, many have gone back to reloading. I just can't sit and wait for some of my older cartridges to start showing up. I reload for most all my old stuff; 44-40, 32-20, 43 sp., 50/70, 45-70 32 H&R and several others I have about 40 die sets. I got a way from reloading for several years and stocked up on all the mil surp stuff and have plenty for those. I realized no one was doing my older rarer cartridges. If I wanted to shoot them I had to get back to doing it myself.
You'd be waiting forever for these cartridges to show up!
 

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Along with the above, many have gone back to reloading. I just can't sit and wait for some of my older cartridges to start showing up. I reload for most all my old stuff; 44-40, 32-20, 43 sp., 50/70, 45-70 32 H&R and several others I have about 40 die sets. I got a way from reloading for several years and stocked up on all the mil surp stuff and have plenty for those. I realized no one was doing my older rarer cartridges. If I wanted to shoot them I had to get back to doing it myself.
How is reloading the solution to the problem when you can't find primers or powder for sale? And when you do find them the price is so overwhelmingly high that it's almost cheaper to buy factory ammo.
 

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How is reloading the solution to the problem when you can't find primers or powder for sale? And when you do find them the price is so overwhelmingly high that it's almost cheaper to buy factory ammo.
Or for the unprepared for whatever reason be willing to grease up or just do without...:LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:...Theirs always a choice !!!!!!
 

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I stocked up in the aftermath of Sandy hook, and during the very good ( and slow ) DJ Trump years, when most people slacked off, and weren't worried about their second ammendment rights.
Well, that was because so many of us knew that DJT would win a 2nd term & not have it ripped out from under him by the totalitarian dems. Course, I believe that plenty, if not all, of the RINO's played a major part in that scheme too.
 

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Well, that was because so many of us knew that DJT would win a 2nd term & not have it ripped out from under him by the totalitarian dems. Course, I believe that plenty, if not all, of the RINO's played a major part in that scheme too.

That was a foolish assumption. With the Corona hitting in spring of 2020, and the politicians in blue and purple states announcing that they were suspending in-person voting, and allowing unverified mail-in ballots ( and ballot harvesting) I had a sneaking suspicion that the fix was in. Unfortunately, that turned out to be true. I started a binge buying streak about 7 mos. Before the Nov. 2020 election.

I hate that prices are up 250% to 300% on ammo and components, but I'm glad I stocked up. This was a foreseeable occurrence.
 

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That was a foolish assumption. With the Corona hitting in spring of 2020, and the politicians in blue and purple states announcing that they were suspending in-person voting, and allowing unverified mail-in ballots ( and ballot harvesting) I had a sneaking suspicion that the fix was in. Unfortunately, that turned out to be true. I started a binge buying streak about 7 mos. Before the Nov. 2020 election.

I hate that prices are up 250% to 300% on ammo and components, but I'm glad I stocked up. This was a foreseeable occurrence.
I'm not sure why but it seems everybody I like,agree with or call friend is in the same boat.....pretty well prepared as best as finances allowed !!!!!
Keeping your ears an eyes open an paying attention to the world around you an trying to stay ahead of it seems to elude so many........
 

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Well, that was because so many of us knew that DJT would win a 2nd term & not have it ripped out from under him by the totalitarian dems. Course, I believe that plenty, if not all, of the RINO's played a major part in that scheme too.
Ya nailed that on the head,underhanded totalitarians an RINOS an a total adverse reaction to piglosies man made COVID led to the unfortunate demise we find our country in today....IMO.....:(
 

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I'm not sure why but it seems everybody I like,agree with or call friend is in the same boat.....pretty well prepared as best as finances allowed !!!!!
Keeping your ears an eyes open an paying attention to the world around you an trying to stay ahead of it seems to elude so many........
Can't speak for anyone else but in my case it was (and is) a tight money thing. During the good DJT years, like I mentioned, many of us thought he'd be in for a 2nd term so it was a crap shoot on whether or not to spend money on firearm related items since living on a tight budget doesn't allow for much discretionary spending.
 

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I see 30-30's on occasion. But good luck finding 35 remington. About $5 per round online, if you can find it. No new manufactured. 32 Win special is almost as hard to find, but some small niche ammo company's are making it.
 

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Don't know if it's the "hardest" to find but I've been hearing that 30-30 has been very hard to find for the past few years.
I’ve picked up a few boxes of 30-30 over the last couple months . About a buck and a half per round . Maybe a buck forty . It was like the last caliber still available after the plandemic hit . Even then it went away . I think people were buying 30-30 rifles at that time because it was the only cartridge left on the shelves or at least on line . When I saw it available again I bought a few boxes . My cans are at their limits and I’m finding little time to go plinking so …
Just waiting for components to become a little more affordable .
 

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I’ve picked up a few boxes of 30-30 over the last couple months . About a buck and a half per round . Maybe a buck forty . It was like the last caliber still available after the plandemic hit . Even then it went away . I think people were buying 30-30 rifles at that time because it was the only cartridge left on the shelves or at least on line . When I saw it available again I bought a few boxes . My cans are at their limits and I’m finding little time to go plinking so …
Just waiting for components to become a little more affordable .
Boy, if that word isn't the understatement of the decade.
 

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One of my friend who is ammo retailers was telling me that their sales are decreasing for the last 2 months. Is this because of COVID or there is some other reasons?
So why do prices in many but not all instances continue to drop? Prices still seem to be still COVID period high for some ammo at least within the realm the first 6 months of COVID lockdowns.
 
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