I am such a chump. mentioned to my co-worker that the hardware store had .223 at 23.99 a box. He said I'm so sick of them raping the public, it used to be 7.00 a box. So much for my comment "pre-freakout" prices.went to Wallyworld (for something else). checked out the ammo, NOTHING on the shelf except many, many boxes and brands of 30-06, for 19.95. I have lots of that cal. Then went to local hardware store (for something else). Every cal in stock, at pre-freakout prices, mostly. Shelves of .223, federal at 23.99 a box. No .22 though. Got my sandpaper and went home.
went to Academy in Austin Sunday to get some basketball stuff. They had every cal. except for .22 and .223 Clerk said there might be some .22 at customer service "if there was any left" but I didn't see any. LOTS of 30-30, which I was interested in since I was wondering if I got a 30-30 would I be able to find ammo. Lots of .308, american eagle 19.95 some as high as 44.In Houston they are rationing 9mm and .22 ammo at Academy to one box per customer.
9mm, .22, .40, .45, .38sp, .357 mag, x39, x54, .223/5.56, and ,.308. 1 box of each up to 3 boxes total per person.In Houston they are rationing 9mm and .22 ammo at Academy to one box per customer.
But the government did cause the rationing:Since this is how Academy decided to best serve their customers, rather than government induced rationing, it is completely their right to do so.
I have a .308, it has become my "favorite" gun. We were all going to go shoot night before last but the kids said it was too hot. My buddies dog got bit in the face by a rattlesnake, so it probably wouldn't have been much fun anyway. Dogs ok, just real sick. 4 vials of antiveninWell, things are certainly looking up a bit!
Shot shells have pretty much gone back to normal, they even have 500rd cases back out there (right under the tannerite, lol).
The local store is only restricting 9mm and .22, 2 boxes each instead of 1.
There was actually a fair amount of .45 and .40, mostly HPs though.
.223/5.56 is back on the shelves, however the cheapest stuff was $10.00 still. Looks like people don't really want it for that much (I didn't).
Out of the calibers commonly used in semi-automatic, high-capacity magazine fed centerfire rifles, 7.62x39 is by far the easiest to get from what I have seen. Plenty on the shelves and on the net, Russian steel going for $6/box or a little less if you grab a big case.
5.45x39 can be had on the net for a little over $4/box (as part of a case), but I still have never seen any at a store.
I don't remember what the .308 situation was though, never really considered getting a .308.
Like we like to say around here, BTFD!!!