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Foreign ammo imports doubled
in early 2013 to meet exploding
U.S. demand

Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch

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Posted By:PChristopher, 5/8/2013 11:36:01 AM

The American ammo shortage has been a boon for foreign ammo makers as ammunition imports into the U.S. doubled during the first months of 2013. According to data from the Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission, imports of ammo cartridges as well as shotguns have just about doubled during the first two months of 2013. For the first two months of 2013, about 457 million cartridges were imported into the U.S. — more than double the amount of cartridges that were imported during the first two months of 2012.

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This is getting ridiculous. I was surprised to see Australian ammo at one of my usual sites this morning! Congress needs to force them to end this spree-buying of ammo.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Salt5792, 5/8/2013 11:45:39 AM     (No. 9316580)

If Big Sis would just defer some of the Homeland Security purchases, then there would be plenty of ammo to go around.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 5/8/2013 12:04:53 PM     (No. 9316616)

"Congress needs to force them to end this spree-buying of ammo."

What "them"? Obama and Big Sis? Sure.

"Them" as in "us citizens?" I am sure Obama would be happy to impose a 10 round a year limitation per person on all ammo purchases. Indeed, I suspect he salivates at such a prospect.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geoguy, 5/8/2013 12:43:51 PM     (No. 9316699)

Went to the pistol range last week. The ammo they sold me was from Russia.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 5/8/2013 12:54:45 PM     (No. 9316723)

Maybe the Chinese can finally use all that lead in a legitimate product.

I´m sure the delays in customs are just standard delays /s


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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 5/8/2013 12:56:17 PM     (No. 9316726)

All the surplus I have been able to find for a reasonable price is 60 year old 7.62X54R. Everything else is through the roof. even 7.62X25 Tokarev has gone from $90 a case to over 200, when you can find it. It is unlikely the feds are buying obsolete communist calibers. Must be people like me.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 5/8/2013 1:49:19 PM     (No. 9316792)

The Russian stuff works fine for me.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: texaspast, 5/8/2013 4:49:24 PM     (No. 9317078)

#3, I´ve got the 7.62x54r - now I need a Dragunov to shoot it! Seriously, stores like Academy are emptying out their warehouses. There are things on the shelf I´ve NEVER seen for sale like 4.6x30 - what the heck shoots that? I even saw some 38 S&W shorts that I used to have to order special for a Webley I had. It´s there for sale, but I don´t own the Webley anymore!




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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher, 5/9/2013 2:31:57 AM     (No. 9317552)

Yes, #2; I meant Her and Him, not us.

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