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    Evil grin...gears turning.

    While Ocing in 7-11, a thought came over me...My taxes came back. I'm now thinking about going to Revolver Armorer, and do my first reloading shopping.

    So while I take the first half of my day and do research, has anyone been buying the materials lately? Just curious how backed up the orders are compared to ammo as of lately.


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    Components are hard to come by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Components are hard to come by.
    hes right anything reloading related is hard to find just like ammo but not quite as difficult to find as ammo but getting everything youll need to get started may prove to be difficult

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    I don't personally reload, but at all the LGS here the aisles for supplies are all cleared out and have been for weeks.
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    I've been told the primer hoarders have all stocked up. On a related note, I went into Virginia Arms Co. in Manassas a week or so ago. An employee caught me staring at the empty walls that used to be solid black, and asked if he could help me. I told him, "So that's what your walls really look like." Guns and Ammo Warehouse, across the street and somewhat to the South, had a couple of broken revolvers for sale.
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    Re: Evil grin...gears turning.

    Well on the down side, they were closed today. On a better note, Suffolk Guns should be open tomorrow. May go rifle hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpguy View Post
    Well on the down side, they were closed today. On a better note, Suffolk Guns should be open tomorrow. May go rifle hunting.

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    If you run across any 10mm brass...let me know.

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    I just want to gripe a bit:

    It really, really pisses me off that everybody has to hoard primers, components, and ammo whenever it's paranoia time.

    I mean, really. Come on. They're not even going to manage to pass an AWB, much less have they even talked about banning ammo. And reloading would be literally the very last thing they would restrict. Most gun-ignorant types barely even know the first thing about ammo reloading/handloading, and it isn't on the hot list of Brady Bunch items to ban, so they remain blissfully ignorant.

    And it's not like anybody's ever going to decide to painstakingly handload a bunch of brass to go commit a massacre. They'd build a bomb first. So we don't need to fear on that front.

    I just want to practice. I live 1.5 miles from a free shooting range, and all I do is reload .45 ACP. That's it. I just want to shoot 100 rounds a week. Even 50 would be nice. I don't need a stockpile (at least not any more today than I did 6 months ago). I'm not just getting into it out of fear. I just want to practice.

    So, publicly and for the record, to all primer and ammo hoarders out there (I'm sure at least one will read this thread):

    **** YOU.. You're stupid, selfish, and you probably suck at shooting anyway.

    That will be all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    I just want to gripe a bit:

    It really, really pisses me off that everybody has to hoard primers, components, and ammo whenever it's paranoia time.

    I mean, really. Come on. They're not even going to manage to pass an AWB, much less have they even talked about banning ammo. And reloading would be literally the very last thing they would restrict. Most gun-ignorant types barely even know the first thing about ammo reloading/handloading, and it isn't on the hot list of Brady Bunch items to ban, so they remain blissfully ignorant.

    And it's not like anybody's ever going to decide to painstakingly handload a bunch of brass to go commit a massacre. They'd build a bomb first. So we don't need to fear on that front.

    I just want to practice. I live 1.5 miles from a free shooting range, and all I do is reload .45 ACP. That's it. I just want to shoot 100 rounds a week. Even 50 would be nice. I don't need a stockpile (at least not any more today than I did 6 months ago). I'm not just getting into it out of fear. I just want to practice.

    So, publicly and for the record, to all primer and ammo hoarders out there (I'm sure at least one will read this thread):

    **** YOU.. You're stupid, selfish, and you probably suck at shooting anyway.

    That will be all.
    I know how you feel. A few weeks ago, I was planning on taking my little brother to the range and showing him how to use my AR. I went to buy targets and ammo, and the friggin shelves were empty! I never thought that a potential AWB would remove all the ammo from stock, but then again I was about 3 when the last one was put into effect. I have just enough 5.56 to fill my mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    **** YOU.. You're stupid, selfish, and you probably suck at shooting anyway.

    That will be all.
    I'd hord,,,,,,,If I could find anything to hord

    I did just find loaded 10mm though. Ordered 500 rounds. Reloadable brass
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I'd hord,,,,,,,If I could find anything to hord

    I did just find loaded 10mm though. Ordered 500 rounds. Reloadable brass


    I hoard everything. Brass, Ammo, Powder, Boolets, and YES! PRIMERS!

    I also have 2000+ casings for .223 I'm cleaning up, and YES! I will hoard that too :
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainelyGlock View Post
    I have just enough 5.56 to fill my mags.
    Yup, that's what I got in .223 and .45.

    It's really starting to, you know, frost my pickles.

    Next time stuff is available (which will happen, once all the hoarders run out of storage space ), I'm going to adopt the policy of saving one box of primers for every box I load.

    That way, I won't have to be an ass who hoards everything he can find when stuff is already hard to get, but I can have a reserve for the next time pro-gunners decide to de facto ban practice shooting, apparently for no other reason than because the anti-gunners couldn't manage to.

    I tell you what, folks: if you want to let the anti-gunners win, just continue to make it impossible for newbies to get into shooting, like it is right now. Then the antis can win in a generation, two tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickslinger View Post
    I hoard everything. Brass, Ammo, Powder, Boolets, and YES! PRIMERS!
    **** you.

    Thanks for doing the Brady Bunch's work for them.

    That, and I hope somebody steals your stash. Seriously.
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    I've been able to purchase 500 small pistol, 500 large pistol, and 500 large rifle primers from Bass Pro near Ashland in the last few weeks. The trick seems to be to get there early before everything is picked over. I'm guessing they stock at night since every time i've been able to find primers it has been before noon. Green Top only seems to have magnums every time I have found some on the shelf.
    Brass is come and go at both BP and GT. Mainly only the lesser popular calibers have been instock. Although I did pick up some 9mm at BP 2 weeks ago. Haven't seen any .45 auto since the beginning of January.
    Powders: Haven't seen any varget in a long time but bullseye, unique, and a few other popular flavors can be found every few days or so at GT.
    Bullets: .355 forget it. .451 forget it. Ive seen some 10mm at BP and GT. Rifle bullets seem to be instock more frequently except .224. Found .308 and .277 instock on and off.
    Dies: LMAO! Can't even get them at gun shows.
    I can not speak about stores around Tidewater, but if you're around Richmond/Ashland area your going to have a hard time getting set up for reloading untill things calm down.

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    marshaul you seem a bit testy because your immediate needs (more ammo) cannot be fulfilled. Some of us saw this coming. January and febuary will have dry shelves because they are sold out. I started putting that kind of stuff last year, well before the SH incident. Do not complain to us because you procrastinated and we did not.

    By the way I hoard at the least a thousand rounds for each calibre weapon. Then I use my everyday ammo to practice, but the reloading machines will take care of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickslinger; [B
    Boolets[/B],:


    I see you're a fellow cast Boolet maker
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBrinson View Post
    I've been able to purchase 500 small pistol, 500 large pistol, and 500 large rifle primers from Bass Pro near Ashland in the last few weeks. The trick seems to be to get there early before everything is picked over. I'm guessing they stock at night since every time i've been able to find primers it has been before noon. Green Top only seems to have magnums every time I have found some on the shelf.
    Brass is come and go at both BP and GT. Mainly only the lesser popular calibers have been instock. Although I did pick up some 9mm at BP 2 weeks ago. Haven't seen any .45 auto since the beginning of January.
    Powders: Haven't seen any varget in a long time but bullseye, unique, and a few other popular flavors can be found every few days or so at GT.
    Bullets: .355 forget it. .451 forget it. Ive seen some 10mm at BP and GT. Rifle bullets seem to be instock more frequently except .224. Found .308 and .277 instock on and off.
    Dies: LMAO! Can't even get them at gun shows.
    I can not speak about stores around Tidewater, but if you're around Richmond/Ashland area your going to have a hard time getting set up for reloading untill things calm down.
    I went south of the Ni on Saturday to those same places some reloading odd and ends. I guess I arrived too late as the shelves are still pretty bare in both of those stores. Almost as if everybody is hoarding or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    marshaul you seem a bit testy because your immediate needs (more ammo) cannot be fulfilled. Some of us saw this coming. January and febuary will have dry shelves because they are sold out. I started putting that kind of stuff last year, well before the SH incident. Do not complain to us because you procrastinated and we did not.

    By the way I hoard at the least a thousand rounds for each calibre weapon. Then I use my everyday ammo to practice, but the reloading machines will take care of that.
    Don't give me that "saw it coming" crap. I'm a college student. I shoot every bit I can afford, but I simply can't afford at this point in my life to buy large quantities of ammo for no reason. If you think you're more prescient than I, you're wrong; I routinely ridicule the fact that some small proportion of gun owners feel the need, predictable as clockwork, to "stock up" around election time. The only difference is this time I can't even buy small quantities for practice, even when I really try. And that wasn't too predictable, as it's never happened before. Always in the past, normal self-defense shooters could at least buy a box of primers here or there, if not every day then at least every so often. Not now.

    And what, exactly, did you "see coming", anyway? You realize the ammo market will go back to normal eventually, right? It's not like you staved off your demise due to lack of primers or anything.

    Also, a thousand rounds isn't a big deal. I have over a thousand primers, a similar quantity of bullets, and several hundred loaded rounds in important calibers. I don't consider that a "hoard". I don't think you're the person I'm talking about. It doesn't sound like your stash is much bigger than mine.

    I'm also not about to shoot my last thousand primers for practice before I can get more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickslinger View Post
    I went south of the Ni on Saturday to those same places some reloading odd and ends. I guess I arrived too late as the shelves are still pretty bare in both of those stores. Almost as if everybody is hoarding or something
    I am fortunate enough to live within a few miles of both GT and BP. I am in one or the other at least every other day. It is only about once a week that I can find ANY reloading items I need (read: want to hoard).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBrinson View Post
    I am fortunate enough to live within a few miles of both GT and BP. I am in one or the other at least every other day. It is only about once a week that I can find ANY reloading items I need (read: want to hoard).
    There was also mention of other shops with shelves bare in this thread. On the way back through I stopped at Dawson's in Woodbridge. Same situation there as well. I was chatting with the fellow there and he said that nobody in the country has primers for sale right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickslinger View Post
    I was chatting with the fellow there and he said that nobody in the country has primers for sale right now.
    That's been my experience.

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    I just want to do it to save money lol. Figuring after the rest of the equipment I need, I was only planning on buying a 1-2 ilbs. of powder, and enough of everything else to do about 500-1000 rounds of ammo. Still looking for a deal on a tumbler. Nothing is sticking out atm though.

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    1 - http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/20...rounds-of.html Yeah! Why is DHS buying all that ammo?

    2 - http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/20...mart-ammo.html You are not gonna like what he says happened to the Wal-Mart ammo. But if they if fact did that, where is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpguy View Post
    I just want to do it to save money lol. Figuring after the rest of the equipment I need, I was only planning on buying a 1-2 ilbs. of powder, and enough of everything else to do about 500-1000 rounds of ammo. Still looking for a deal on a tumbler. Nothing is sticking out atm though.
    I ended up going with the "Frankford Arsenal" tumbler. It's definitely one of the cheaper ones, but it seems like pretty decent quality to me. I works, and it hasn't failed after several hundred hours, so hey:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/587...mbler-110-volt (in stock)

    You'll really want a sifter too, so you could get the combo:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/414...vc=subv1587176

    However, that's like $40 for the sifter, which seems a bit much. Berry's sifter over at EAB is very high quality, and way less:

    http://www.eabco.com/store/reloading...case-tumblers/
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickslinger View Post
    nobody in the country has primers for sale right now.
    That's not really true. You do have to look and grab them when you find them. I stay well stocked on LPistol and LRifle but still buy them when I see them. You can substitute magnum primers if you reduce your loads and they show up often. Greentops had 2000 today.

    I am not well stocked on SPistol or SRifle primers though, but have managed to pick up plenty in the last couple of weeks.

    Just have to keep looking.

    I wonder if an arrow shaft shortage is next?

    Brass is just like primers, it is where you find it.
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