I got on line to my favorite PPU importer to look at some 6.5 bullets and checked stocks on .224 bullets in the process. They had some 53 grain HP 'blems' from a US manufacturer. They were at a smoking good price so I ordered 1000 of them. Today I had occasion to call the distributor to see about the 168grain BTHP 30 caliber bullets they had and was told that all of these 'blems' (except some 77 grain .224's) were sold out. It took just 3 days from when they received barrels of them, until they were packaged and the last of them went out the door.
While I just think this is because they were priced right even by pre-shortage standards it's hard to imagine how long the void will last as people start to buy the stock trickling back onto the shelves.~Muir