OK all you closet survivalist out there. I reload my own ammunition for target shooting only. I don’t hunt.
Primers, (especially small rifle primers) are non-existent to be purchased. Even here in Payson’s small local sources. You go into Walmart and their new manufacturing ammunition inventory is zilch, nada, nothing. And it’s been that way for some time now.
Walmart says it goes out as soon as it arrives. I am suspicious. (Could there be a store or corporate policy change?) Is it that people are panic buying and hoarding ammo and reloading components because of Obama fears?
Are the ammunition component manufacturing companies cutting back production to drive up their prices? Upcoming U.S. military needs? I need small rifle primers and large pistol primers to purchase and I don’t want to be gouged either. Does anyone have any factual answers to the shortage and not just speculation? I and many others would like to know what the heck is going on.