I think I’m going to start a support group for people that have ammo but still don’t go to the range because they don’t know when they’ll be able to get any more to replace what they shoot.
We’re only a month into the current ammo panic but it doesn’t show any signs of improvement. When competition season starts up again it’s gonna get interesting. I’m sure the factory sponsored shooters will have ammo but will anyone else?
I passed on buying a 300 Blackout SBR upper for an inflated price because I can’t get ammo anywhere. I didn’t mind paying a few hundred more for an upper, after all I’ll shoot more than that in ammo anyway, but to not have any ammo to shoot in a new rifle… Intolerable!
I’d hate to be the CEO of an ammo manufacturer. I’m probably running three shifts already but I bet inputs are strained. I could buy another loading machine but can I get enough brass, primers and bullets to feed it? Will the increased demand keep up long enough to pay off the new machine? The ammo supply chain just isn’t able to keep up with this level of demand. If it’s a new level then capital expenses to meet demand make sense but if it’s just a temporary panic then the ammo glut that will hit this summer will kill my ROI and maybe the company.