This is a discussion on Do you think ammo is getting more available?? within the Ammunition forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Was to the Indianapolis, Indiana gun show this past weekend.
Seemed like a lot of reloads a little S&B, and some Agulia.
No W-W, Rem, ...
Wal-Marts around here sell ammo. Lately they are hit or miss as to what they'll have on the shelf. I usually only buy blazer brass .40 for my beretta 96 to practice with from them. Now that I have an M1a NM, I will only be ordering online for all my rifle ammo. That being said... Bass Pro and Cabelas have had Federals "American Eagle" 308 M1A Match for only 14.99 a box. I have yet to get my hands on any but will get some first chance I get. Till then, "Christine" likes Privi match.
Here in Western PA walmart is getting some in little by little. I saw 45 acp $32 for value pack (100) and federal 22 shells 550 per box. 16 boxes gone in two days. Did not see any 308. Primers average $34 a 1000. One gun shop has them the other one has not had any in months. Over all it is alittle better.
Because...It Is Staying on the Shelves Longer...so You See More Of It Then When it was Flying Off The Shelves...
It Is Staying On the Shelves Longer....BECAUSE...to a large degree, the Market is Saturated in terms of people having bought what they thought they just Had To Have...their "Just In Case" Stash! The 'What if they Pass a Law Banning ______'? Crowd...
AND...The Prices Still are No Bargain, Whatsoever!
OK, We may be Past the point where Ammo was being Sold at Gun Shows for Twice what the Dealer Just Bought It for at the Gun Shop...
BUT...There Really are No Good Buys, No Real Sales, No 'Deals'...EXCEPT COMPARED TO... The Highest Price Anybody Can Remember!!!
So...IMHO...That's Why...AMMO...Looks Like...It has become...MORE AVAILABLE!
Still depends on what you're loking for too. Three-eighty ACP is still non-existant as far as where I am. I've had a case of 1K on back order with The Sportsman's Guide that gets backed up another month every couple of weeks. Was supposed to be ready to ship on 17 AUG, then 31 AUG, and now still no word.
That being said, .223 rem and .308 win are fairly plentiful, just much more expensive than 18 months ago.
All in all, the situation still s**ks, just not quite as bad, IMO.