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Steve Hornady Explains Increased Ammo Production Plans
youtube ^ | 7-8-13 | hornadymanufacturing

Posted on 07/15/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by smokingfrog

For over half a year, Hornady Manufacturing, along with the rest of the shooting sports industry, has experienced an unbelievable spike in demand. This dramatic increase in demand is unprecedented. As stated earlier this year in our "Word on Availability" (www.hornady.com/support/faqs/product-av­ailability) we have been continuously growing for a number of years; adding people, equipment and manufacturing space as rapidly as we can. We are producing and shipping product at record levels and are continually looking to grow and improve our ability to fulfill orders. But the current state of the industry is such that our increase in shipments this year is overshadowed by a 200% increase in demand.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: ammunition; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Without an increase in production, it would take 2 years to catch up with current demand.
1 posted on 07/15/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

i would like to know WHO they are shipping all this to. how much to obama government?? what percentage of all you are selling?


2 posted on 07/15/2013 10:06:07 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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3 posted on 07/15/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Secret Agent Man

They say only 5% of their production goes to govt.


4 posted on 07/15/2013 10:10:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Read their statement, then, if you really want to know:

http://www.hornady.com/support/faqs/product-availability

Have you stopped production, or has the government forced you to stop?

Not at all.

Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.

Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: smokingfrog

Once demand backs off and there is a surplus, will the savings/reduced prices be passed on to the consumer? Not bloody likely. Although I have noticed an increase in availability and prices coming down at luckygunner.com. Also ammoseek.com and ammoengine.com.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 10:12:01 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I still think the main cause of the shortages are what the liberals call “hoarding.”........

By intelligent weapons owners who don’t wear blinders and clearly can read “the handwriting on the wall.”

Our government is seeking every way imaginable to, by back-door maneuvers, take away our 2nd Amendment rights. And this threat will continue as long as progressives/Marxists rule 2 of the 3 branches of government.

It is called “wisdom”. On the part of weapons owners.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 10:14:24 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: smokingfrog

Obama Administration is going to get them on the hook for millions of dollars in loans for construction and capital equipment. Then they are going to quit the government agency ammo buying frenzy. The price will plummet, they’ll be unable to pay back their loans and all ammo producers will go out of business.

Standard Alinsky Operating Procedure.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 10:14:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It sounds to me like they are expanding somewhat, but also stopping production of less popular ammo so they can increase production of more common calibers. When prices come down and availability returns to more normal levels, people like myself will probably start shooting a little more often too.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 10:24:11 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Buckeye McFrog ~:" The price will plummet, they’ll be unable to pay back their loans and all ammo producers will go out of business."

Standard Alinsky Operating Procedure


I agree !!
The Intent is to do the same thing they are doing to the country ~ create bankruptcy !!


10 posted on 07/15/2013 10:25:04 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog

Ammo for sale online has definitely increased in availability and (to some degree depending on the caliber) decreased in price.

For many people that is the only way they are going to get it.

As someone who has done his share of ordering ammo online (dammit I have access to a free range & I like to practice!) I figure that the federales love this current situation. NSA and DHS are tracking all of our credit card use. What better way to track who buys ammo?

I know a retired military guy that does his own reloading. ATF paid him a visit in person at his home demanding that he justify his purchases. To the best of my knowledge he is not using an unusual amount of anything. However, he is a retired vet, and we know where DHS ranks them. A lot higher than welfare collecting Muslims in Boston apparently.

The federales have to love the brick & mortar shortage because you can pay cash there.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 10:27:24 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: smokingfrog
We American citizens, are buying alot of ammo because we are concerned that, in the near future, we may not be able to do so. Then, when we have it and start shooting it, and become a bigger part of the gun culture, we start to enjoy it and shoot more and buy more guns and more ammo. Then, we go back to being prepared and buy more. And round and round it goes.

I think the increased demand for Ammo is a good sign AS LONG AS it really is only 5% sales to the government.

12 posted on 07/15/2013 10:29:59 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: smokingfrog
...has experienced an unbelievable spike in demand.

Its not a spike. They are misreading their market - perhaps to their own demise. Sadly, this is common for American managed enterprises.

The first company that comes in from say Brazil or Israel and starts putting in new, large facilities will reap the windfall. Look at it this way - you are a big ammo distributor; - who are you going to give the contract for the next order to company X with big new state of the art facilities or Hornady who added some shipping clerks?

13 posted on 07/15/2013 10:34:08 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

It’s not Hornady’s business model to sell lots of cheap ammo. They’ve always leaned toward selling higher end match grade, self-defense and hunting type ammo, so I don’t think they will lose out to others that might be concentrating on high volume sales.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 10:39:35 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

95% going to “citizens”, how unfortunate for the progressive socialists.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 11:05:08 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I know a retired military guy that does his own reloading. ATF paid him a visit in person at his home demanding that he justify his purchases.

Could be because re-loading for personal use is fine, but re-loading to sell is something the ATF is very interested in. You have to have a license and pay taxes on that.

16 posted on 07/15/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: smokingfrog

If the manufacturers expand production, then there will be more pressure to lower prices once the hoarding stops. Many of the machines will also be newer and more efficient. On top of that, much of the hoarded goods will find their way back into the market at a discount, lowering market prices even more. Of course inflation has been going at 10% per year this whole time, so...

As long as society doesn’t end before the hoarding is satisfied, ammo will be cheap again.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 11:08:17 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: smokingfrog

Makes sense for them to focus on high volume, high demand production items.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 11:09:20 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

They also sell reloading equipment, components and supplies. I think that’s how the company got started. Probably lots of new interest and demand in that part of their business as well.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 11:27:59 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

So why are they concentrating on high volume sales?


20 posted on 07/15/2013 11:33:19 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: IYAS9YAS
To the best of my knowledge he is not using an unusual amount of anything.

Sounds like they might be more interested in WHAT he's reloading. I wouldn't be surprised if they had some kind of watch list for people reloading .50 BMG and other calibers that could be used for long range sniping.

21 posted on 07/15/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
hey, an answer to the fag marriage sign!!!

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22 posted on 07/15/2013 11:45:44 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Skiddle-arink a-dink, a-dink, Skiddle-arink a-doo . . .)
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To: Last Dakotan

Hornady is the largest independent producer of bullets (projectiles) in the world, but I’m pretty sure they are still small potatoes compared to ATK, Remington and some others.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 11:51:02 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jeff Chandler

24 posted on 07/15/2013 12:30:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Nice.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 12:40:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Skiddle-arink a-dink, a-dink, Skiddle-arink a-doo . . .)
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