Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: A break in the component shortage??

  1. #1

    A break in the component shortage??

    The ranch supply store in the city is also one of the largest gun shops in the area. According to their manager -who is also a no-nonsense shooter- his store has a shipment of 1000 pounds of powder en route along with various makes of primers. Whether or not that plays out globally, I don't know, but this man thinks that by June everything will be as is was last summer with shelves fully stocked. I noticed that one of the stores just put out a stock of Berger Bullets. Filled every slot to the brim. Hopefully the dam has broken.~Muir

  2. #2
    Hear say most of the main dealers I buy from don't have bullets I use for target shooting but hopefully ive got enough for the year,am ok for hunting stuff and I've a good stock of primers

  3. #3
    I dunno the distribiter we use almost 100% for reloading stuff was only able to get us 10 pounds of the variouse powders we ordered out of the 200 or so pounds we asked for !
    And of the 65,000 primers I ordered we ended up with 10,000 .

    Now with that being said we got everything we ordered for the local boys boarding school . We got them about 3 pallets of clay targets and about 200 flats of shotgun shells .

    Oh yeah we also got several cases of 9mm , 45 ACP , 223 and 308 all ball ammo .

    Gonna put another order in next week I think .

    Incidently of the powders we got Varget was one of them ! Got all the Varget I had on the order .

  4. #4
    I tried the only 2 shops in my area today for some AA 1680, no chance, couldn't even get Reloader 7 which was my back up choice.
    No problem getting Lapua 7.62x39 brass, and even Remington 9 1/2 Lge Rifle primers were in abundance at both shops.
    I also wanted some .310" 125 grain soft points, nope, although I did get a single box of 123 grain S&B FMJ's for an upcoming range day.
    The best result (if they work) was 2 boxes of Sierra 150 grain Pro-Hunter soft points, 10 a box as they were old stock with damaged
    packaging, not really sure I have a real use for them, but they will at least be reasonable plinking bullets.

    Neil.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    The best result (if they work) was 2 boxes of Sierra 150 grain Pro-Hunter soft points, 10 a box as they were old stock with damaged
    packaging, not really sure I have a real use for them, but they will at least be reasonable plinking bullets.

    Neil.
    Thats the bullet I use for hunting in my old circa 1963 Mannlicher Schoenauer 308 as well as my old circa 1964 Remington 700 BDL 30-06 . They've both done very nice jobs on whitetail with that bullet .

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by 6pt-sika View Post
    Thats the bullet I use for hunting in my old circa 1963 Mannlicher Schoenauer 308 as well as my old circa 1964 Remington 700 BDL 30-06 . They've both done very nice jobs on whitetail with that bullet .
    Maybe not, I should have been clearer, these are the 303 cal .311" Sierra number 2300, not the 308" one.
    But I hope they are ok, although at that oprice if they end up as plinking fodder I'm ok with that.
    I did manage to get some Speer 125 grain .310" from Cliff's Gun smithing a couple of weeks back, I notice he
    is now out of stock, only has a 500 box of Hornady Z max now, unfortunately I have a max buy limit of 200, so unless he
    will split a box, what I have now will have to last a while.

    Neil.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    I tried the only 2 shops in my area today for some AA 1680, no chance, couldn't even get Reloader 7 which was my back up choice.
    No problem getting Lapua 7.62x39 brass, and even Remington 9 1/2 Lge Rifle primers were in abundance at both shops.
    I also wanted some .310" 125 grain soft points, nope, although I did get a single box of 123 grain S&B FMJ's for an upcoming range day.
    The best result (if they work) was 2 boxes of Sierra 150 grain Pro-Hunter soft points, 10 a box as they were old stock with damaged
    packaging, not really sure I have a real use for them, but they will at least be reasonable plinking bullets.

    Neil.
    Too bad you don't live down the block. I have 12 pounds of 1680 here and another 16 pounds in cold storage. Great powder for Hornet, too.~Muir

  8. #8
    can't find varget any place nr me !!

  9. #9
    if any one nr me need or wishes free some 303/.311 #2310 180sp sierra/pro hunter i have 39 i'll never use or need them if you wont them

    1st come thing applies
    paul [

    QUOTE=Hornet 6;569660]Maybe not, I should have been clearer, these are the 303 cal .311" Sierra number 2300, not the 308" one.
    But I hope they are ok, although at that oprice if they end up as plinking fodder I'm ok with that.
    I did manage to get some Speer 125 grain .310" from Cliff's Gun smithing a couple of weeks back, I notice he
    is now out of stock, only has a 500 box of Hornady Z max now, unfortunately I have a max buy limit of 200, so unless he
    will split a box, what I have now will have to last a while.

    Neil. [/QUOTE]

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by paul o' View Post
    can't find varget any place nr me !!
    Leech's had some yesterday if that helps.

    Neil.

Similar Threads

  1. Reloading Component Exchange
    By flyingfisherman in forum Ammunition, Reloading & Ballistics
    Replies: 104
    Last Post: 07-02-2017, 19:52
  2. Reloading component availability?
    By alberta boy in forum Ammunition, Reloading & Ballistics
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 15-11-2012, 05:32
  3. component avalabilty
    By sir-lamp-alot in forum Ammunition, Reloading & Ballistics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 22-01-2012, 20:01
  4. calf shortage
    By shotz in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 20-08-2011, 13:53
  5. Oil Shortage
    By jimbo123p in forum Jokes & Funnies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-02-2010, 19:35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •