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It has gone from bad to worse, ammo is not just expensive cowboy loads are no where to be found at any price. I’m very glad I reload but the fun has gone out of shooting knowing the clock is running, and don’t even get started on primers.
 

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Those old .45 Colts are dangerous "weapons of war". The Indian Wars, The Lincoln County War, The Spanish-American War, The Boxer Rebellion, and other major engagements. Beto is jumping on his skateboard and he's heading down the Interstate to your town to gather up all the old thumb busters.
 

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45 Colt's been tough for a while.
 

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Not much for 45lc up here either . Still some .22 lr on the shelves but I don't know how long that will last . there is more of a demand in the summer. No 30-30 ammo except a few expensive boxes of Hornady FTX. 30-30 ammo has been scarce for months up here.
 

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I was on gunbroker.com a few minutes ago checking my brass auction, and for a chuckle went to .45 Colt in ammunition for sale. Any loaded .45 Colt cartridge, even the old scrub that Bubba dug out of his shed, is worth $1.50 - $2.50 per round. 50 round boxes are priced at $125. Ouch!
 

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This is sad but interesting to read. I have noticed shooters in the US complaining about ammo and ammo componants being hard to find for at least the last year, maybe longer. I wonder what the reasons are?
 

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Who shoots .45 Colt and does not reload? I can see newer more tacticool calibers not being hand loaded much but anyone shooting straight wall pistol needs to be rolling your own.
 

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for decades my 45 colt load was a 250gr. cast lead boolit and 20gr. of h4227 and a mag primer. i got this load from hank Williams jr. "not personally" it sounds like a lot of powder and it is, but it is a slow powder so it takes a lot and a mag primer is needed. it it very accurate, and about 950fps. but these days i use my same cast boolit with a standard primer and 8.5gr. of unique. i was shooting my Cimarron with this load Tuesday. as far as primers, powder, ect. i have a good supply, i saw all this coming,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 

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I’ve almost never have had to buy loaded cf ammo [except for the few oddball pistols that I own, a 380 and 9mm]. I can cast and lube/powder coat .45, .38 and .30 cal boolits and roll my own for a long while. But this thread goes back to what I’ve always said that while there are too many guns in America there are too few shooters. A guy buys something and a box of ammo and he might shoot it to make sure it works and thats it. It goes into the safe, closet or in a sock drawer. Does he join a gun club or pistol league or get involved in any of the many shooting sports in this country? No. After the war high power rifle and bullseye pistol were king, in the ‘60-’70-80s ipsc, idpa, and cowboy action were-are what we do. Of course there have always been the shotgun sports and silhouette out west. Now we have a huge number of brand new gun owners who can’t buy factory ammo for their new toys so they think why not reload except theres a political upheaval causing a buying panic and a pandemic that is affecting production so all the reloading equipment and components have been bought up along with the factory ammo. And what is available is extraordinarily high. The time to buy a boat is before the flood.
 

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I was surprised last weekend at my gun shop, they had two types of 45 lc Colt in stock. Black hills and Bullseye. $ 49.00 and $39.99. I guess in this market that's not to bad. Kittery Trading Post in Maine.
 

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Was in Kitterys Trading Post on a vacation trip to Maine about 30 years ago. Thought that I had died and went to heaven. Racks of long guns and glass cases of handguns. Is it like that nowadays? A very neat place then. Where did I park my time machine??
 

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Was in Kitterys Trading Post on a vacation trip to Maine about 30 years ago. Thought that I had died and went to heaven. Racks of long guns and glass cases of handguns. Is it like that nowadays? A very neat place then. Where did I park my time machine??
My favorite gun shop in the world. Guns as far as the eye could see! Not so much as of lately! Racks of nothing these day's! Still the biggest gun shop on the east of the Mississippi!
 

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This is sad but interesting to read. I have noticed shooters in the US complaining about ammo and ammo componants being hard to find for at least the last year, maybe longer. I wonder what the reasons are?
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*The fear or legitimate concerns of Political Instability here in the U.S.(Under Socialism) and their projected threats thats being called for the elimination of or heavy restricting a U.S. Citizens - U.S. Constitutional Rights (protections) under the 2nd Amendment: to own or have possession of firearm/s to protect themselves against tyranny of Government.

~ All Tyrants need an Unarmed Society first to impose their treachery upon another or even their own citizenry... It's about people control.

So some people have or are now seriously panicking and purchasing every firearm they can get a hold of. Including as much ammunition/reloading components as they can. Resulting in supply/demand shortages.


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