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Old 04-22-2021, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Ammo trickling back into stores

I don't know if I timed it right but had some decent luck picking up a couple of boxes of ammo around Austin. I hit 2 Academy's (they still have a 2 box per day limit), of 9mm Critical defense and 2 boxes of Federal Premium .308; and 5 boxes at Bass Pro (their limit) of the 6.5 Creedmoor 143 gr ELD-X, which ya'll have recommended. Hopefully more and more will come back one the shelfs, and the prices will be back to normal before too long.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:59 PM   #2
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Normal? What is Normal nowadays? :-)
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:08 AM   #3
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I stopped by Academy in Temple yesterday and they had a good selection of rifle/pistol ammo. They were putting more out on the shelves at 5:30pm when I was there.
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:30 AM   #4
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What was the pricing like?

I'm more interested in finding components since all I do is reload, but I might be persuaded to buy some factory ammo and keep it as a backup.
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:34 AM   #5
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I found a unicorn last weekend as well. 6.5 PRC 143 ELDX for $44.99 at Academy. They had a two box limit. Hopefully things are trending back in the right direction!
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:37 AM   #6
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Started seeing more ammo at academy also prices have increased some .
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:39 AM   #7
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Found some .30-06 at Academy this week. They had a bunch of steel case 9, 40, 45, a bunch of .22, and even had .25-06 and 45LC which I haven't seen in a while. Prices were a little higher than pre-plandemic but not anywhere near the ridiculous prices online and in the classifieds.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:09 AM   #8
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The last few days Academy has had the most ammo I've seen there in about a year.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:52 AM   #9
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We should start a PSA sticky for all the dummies who don't stock up when it's available, but love to whine about prices/gouging when it's non existent.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:57 AM   #10
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We should start a PSA sticky for all the dummies who don't stock up when it's available, but love to whine about prices/gouging when it's non existent.
No. Let them eat cake. LOL
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:17 AM   #11
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We should start a PSA sticky for all the dummies who don't stock up when it's available, but love to whine about prices/gouging when it's non existent.


Just got 2500 rounds of 7.62
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:28 AM   #12
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When the neck-beard scalpers begin to anticipate that they won't be able to easily sell stuff at inflated prices, the ammo will magically reappear in quantity. It looks as though that is eminent.
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Old 04-23-2021, 12:38 PM   #13
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Academy in Huntsville pulled all ammo from the shelf and has it behind the guncounter. They had 20+ boxes of Federal 308 with Sierra MatchKing. Wished it was GameKing, so i passed. Also had cases of 223, 5.56, and 7.62. Lots of 9mm steel and brass case FMJ. Some Hornady 9mm self defense rounds.
Even had 25-06 and 7mm-08. Still no 7mm rem mag which i am in search of. Need to break in a brand new Shilen barrel.


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Old 04-23-2021, 02:03 PM   #14
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Just picked up a flat of 12 gauge 7.5 estate at academy 7.99 a box DANG
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Old 04-23-2021, 02:47 PM   #15
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Which academy?
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Old 04-23-2021, 04:06 PM   #16
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I got 4 boxes of 140gr ELD-M last week at the Academy in Longview....at 2pm on a Saturday no less.
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Old 04-23-2021, 04:21 PM   #17
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Just picked up a flat of 12 gauge 7.5 estate at academy 7.99 a box DANG
never had good luck with estate. haven't shot 12ga in a decade but back in the day it wouldn't cycle my benelli
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Old 04-23-2021, 04:26 PM   #18
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Just picked up a flat of 12 gauge 7.5 estate at academy 7.99 a box DANG



Holy hell that's up $2 a box. Love those Estate 20 target loads but that's dang ridiculous.
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Old 04-23-2021, 05:01 PM   #19
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When the neck-beard scalpers begin to anticipate that they won't be able to easily sell stuff at inflated prices, the ammo will magically reappear in quantity. It looks as though that is eminent.
Yep. I think that time is upon us. When the buyers recover from the panic ammo will start stacking up on the shelves agsin.
Later, we can start getting some components.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:21 PM   #20
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Holy hell that's up $2 a box. Love those Estate 20 target loads but that's dang ridiculous.

Yeah I agree! Trying to get a few cases before dove season rolls around.


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Old 04-23-2021, 07:42 PM   #21
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I guess the ammo grabbers ran out of their stimulus money.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:56 PM   #22
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Hunting ammo was kind of fun for a while. At least I was hunting something. Met a lot of new folks. Swapped off some stuff I didn't need for some stuff that I needed.
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Old 04-23-2021, 08:28 PM   #23
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Bought 45 FMJ last week and 45 JHP today at my local Academy
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Old 04-24-2021, 07:39 AM   #24
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What was the pricing like?

I'm more interested in finding components since all I do is reload, but I might be persuaded to buy some factory ammo and keep it as a backup.
AE .223 FMJ brass $59.55/100, Several brands .45acp FMJ ~$28/50, Couple brands 9mm FMJ ~$18/50. Cheap steel case stuff was only slightly cheaper than brass.

I think prices will probably stay higher than they were from here on out. Probably the new normal.
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Old 04-24-2021, 09:37 AM   #25
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Anybody seeing small rifle primers appearing anywhere. I only reload and I'm getting low. I hate using magnum small pistol primers for loading my AR ammo. It works but I would feel better using CCI #41 or WSR.
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Old 04-24-2021, 09:47 AM   #26
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Pearland Academy had an assortment of 5.56/.223 this morning. It probably wonít last the day.

Winchester M193 200rd- $119
Winchester M855 200 rd- $129
AE 55gr FMJ 20rd -$11.99
Monarch 55gr Steel Case 100rd- $54.99

Lots of .22LR and a little bit of .40.

Lots of shotgun shells.


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Old 04-24-2021, 03:07 PM   #27
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Went to Scheels today and scored a box of 100ct 9mm 124gr V-crown JHP that Sierra makes for Sig and a 9mm Luger Hornady 3 die set and a #8 shell plate for my AP press. Shoulda stopped and bought me a lotto ticket. They had plenty of shotgun shells and some rifle ammo. .224 Valkyrie, 350 legend, 5.56 and some others. Didn't really look all that hard at the loaded stuff. Lots of shelves still bare in the reloading department.
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:20 PM   #28
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I guess the academy in College Station didnít get the memo. Either that or all them aggies have too much money.
There was just a few boxes of 223 on the shelf and a couple over/under shotguns. No handguns or ammo


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Old 04-24-2021, 03:31 PM   #29
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Academy Pt Arthur had boxes of handgun gun ammo stacked on the counter Tuesday when i went by. Don't really need any but i would like to find some more Federal Power shock .308 and some 143 elder for my creedmoor.
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:05 PM   #30
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Just left an Academy in the valley.
Had stacks of 7.62x39, 22 mag, and 12/20/28 gauge.

I really hope the trend continues.
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:21 PM   #31
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Bass pro in sa had a lot or 5.56.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:02 AM   #32
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Dang I have been trying to find the 6.5 in ELD-X hope it comes back to Dallas soon
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:33 AM   #33
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the Academy in Mesquite had nothing the other day when I went
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:05 AM   #34
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Academy lessons learned.
Don't go on Fridays, 0 for 2.
Weekdays, 1 day Hornady 6.5 Creed Black 140, Day 2 6.5 ELDX Hunter 143
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:02 AM   #35
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No luck at Academy's on any weekend.

I been buying all my 7.62 online. Sucks waiting at store for 2-3 boxes unless its deer hunting ammo
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:02 PM   #36
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Bumping this back up. Academy in Huntsville has 9mm, Browning 223, 7.62, LOTS of 308 Sierra Matchking, hornady 25-06, Winchester XP 270, and for the first time since this whole thing started, 7mm Rem Mag. About 20+ boxes of Norma 150 gr 7mm Mag at $29 a box. Finally snagged a few boxes





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Old 05-13-2021, 08:40 PM   #37
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Awesome! Now, if we could just get primers and powder rolling again for us reloaders too.
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:58 PM   #38
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Awesome! Now, if we could just get primers and powder rolling again for us reloaders too.


Amen Mike. I need some large pistol primers.


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Old 05-13-2021, 09:39 PM   #39
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Old 05-13-2021, 10:27 PM   #40
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I’m in Arkansas and went into wal mart in Rogers, they had a nice assortment, so I picked up some 243. I asked the lady behind the counter and she said they get ammo everyday. Same issues with everybody wanting it and was a 3 box limit. Of course it helps, if your store is closest to corporate hq.
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:44 PM   #41
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Midway had a bunch of 6.5 PRC ammo today, it lasted most of the day before running out so I guess it’s rolling in some. I haven’t seen that ammo in a long long time.

I’ve seen lots of primers and powders this week as well but hunting seasons quickly approaching and it’s going to be all jacked up again. I know a guy that’s offering a service that sends out pings for primers when they pop up. Same thing I use for powder but his is for primers. You still have to be quick but a lot of guys are snagging primers still using it, seems like it’s $25 for so many months or something like that. I know it works because I used my own last year for primers and have enough now for the Armageddon

I don’t have anything to do with this but I know guys that are using it, here's the link if anybody wants it

https://primerprimer.com/

I will say if you use that system make sure you have a log In to all the major sites so you can check out fast, if you wait to try to check out and sign up at the same time your going to be screwed. You can most definitely score some primers using it if your in need and have time when the pings come in.

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Old 05-14-2021, 06:24 AM   #42
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Iím in Arkansas and went into wal mart in Rogers, they had a nice assortment, so I picked up some 243. I asked the lady behind the counter and she said they get ammo everyday. Same issues with everybody wanting it and was a 3 box limit. Of course it helps, if your store is closest to corporate hq.
Bring me some .243 bro! Safe travels buddy
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Old 05-14-2021, 06:51 AM   #43
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When the neck-beard scalpers begin to anticipate that they won't be able to easily sell stuff at inflated prices, the ammo will magically reappear in quantity. It looks as though that is eminent.
yep, and like a told a vendor at the gun show during the PREVIOUS shortage: I hope they choke on it!
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