Originally Posted by colossians323
So I just traveled to about 7 different states visiting mainly wal marts, cabelas, and sportsmans warehouse.
None had .22, and I was told that it would get snatched up as soon as it was in stock.
Most had limited amounts of .45 wal mart priced at .42 a round others priced at .50 and up, .40, 9mm.
None had 556, or if they did it was around a buck a round (Wal-Mart selling for .62 a round).
Wal Mart limited you to 3 boxes per person per day, but the only ammo they really had was shot gun ammo, 7mm, 300 win mag, 270, and .243.
How long before the manufacturer's catch up with demand? I really thought the shortage would not be as bad in free states, but it is every bit as bad.
This really is disconcerting. Looking at the shelves empty of ammo really gave me a sick feeling in my stomach
That's because you're looking in the wrong places.
I can buy ammo off the shelf at any time for those calibers, although not at the big box stores. I had an illuminating chat with a WalMart clerk who was kind enough to show me his order sheet. The Wally World nearest me only orders TWO BOXES of 9mm WWB per weekly shipment. Needless to say, that stuff is sold mere hours after its stocked.
My hypothesis- big box stores have given up trying to order ammo in this environment and are spending inventory dollars on other products until the heat dies down.
The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be.
The more subsidies you have, the less self reliant people will be.
-Lao-Tzu, Tau Te Ching. 479 BCE
The 1911 may have been in wars for 100 years, but Masetro Bartolomeo Beretta was arming the world 400 years before John Browning was ever a wet dream.