In case anyone’s been living in a cave to wait out the demopocalypse, here’s some news: There’s an ammo shortage right now.
As a long time gun owner who’s been through this before, and a reloader to boot, I’m OK on ammo for every gun I had before the shortage began. I don’t have “enough”. I’m not sure there is an “enough”, but I can get by…with one exception:
Back in, oh, mid 2019, I stumbled across a deal on a 6.8mm Special Purpose Cartridge (Remingt... More Bolt Carrier Group - The Bolt Carrier Gr... More that I couldn’t pass up. I’ve wanted a rifle in 6.8mm Special Purpose Cartridge (Remingt... More for a while now. Since then I’ve been collecting parts here and there until finally, about November of last year I got it finished…and of course couldn’t find anything to feed it.
I found bullets. I found suitable powder. I have primers (good thing because those are made of unobtanium right now). But I can’t seem to find brass anywhere. I’ve got some on backorder.
So, every now and again, I go online just to see if I can find anything, anything at all, that I can feed the beast.
About a week ago I stumbled across this site:
I’ve found a few of these aggregators or search sites before, but they’ve always been a bust. Click on the links and find that the seller is out of stock, but this one seems to actually work as advertised. I’ve found a few links that led to out of stock messages, but I’d expect that occasionally considering how fast ammo is flying off the shelves right now…and the vast majority of the links on the site have been accurate.
I’m not necessarily saying that the ammo you’ll find listed there will be cheap…or even reasonably priced based on “normal” demand…but if you’re desperate and “have” to get some ammo, the site will help you find it.
With this site, I was able to locate some VERY EXPENSIVE 6.8mm Special Purpose Cartridge (Remingt... More ammo. I ordered two boxes for way more than I should have, but at least I’ve got some ammo for test firing and I’ll have 40 pieces of brass to use for test loads and zeroing. Haven’t gotten it yet but UPS assures me it will be here in the next few days.
I just thought I’d spread the word about this well done site in case anyone else out there is looking for ammo during these trying times.
BTW: I am not receiving any compensation of any kind from this endorsement. I’m sure if you mentioned me or my blog to the proprietors of ammobuy.com, they’d say “who?”.