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  • Vista Outdoor on .22 Ammo: Supply up, Demand Down, Price Down

    11/23/2017 9:11:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The new .22 rimfire plant in Lewiston, Idaho, is on line. Vista Outdoors owns the CCI and Federal rimfire brands. They have increased production for both brands by 20 percent. With end of the Obama administration, the .22 ammunition bubble is deflating. Most stores have ammunition available. Prices are coming down.From the Lewiston Tribune, November 10th, 2017: Parts of Vista's approach have worked well, such as investing in infrastructure and preserving market share, Metz said.Vista recently debuted a new, 37,000-square-foot, $35 million rimfire ammunition plant near the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, which has resulted in what company officials...
  • .22 LR Prices Below Four Cents Per Round

    11/02/2017 5:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Is the scarcity of .22 LR ammunition over? In this screenshot from an online ammunition search engine, you can see that .22 LR ammunition prices have dropped below 4 cents a round in some cases.Federal American Eagle is as low as 3.8 cents per round, the Federal champion 510 round is just under 4 cents a round, and there are several offerings of Aquila Super Extra Standard Velocity from 3.7 cents to 4 cents a round. The  3.8 cents per round Federal American Eagle ammunition is available at Ammo King. The 3.7 cents per round Aquila Super Extra .22...
  • "What Scares Elitists? Civilians Own 70 Times More Guns Than U.S. Police and Military Combined"

    09/01/2017 5:02:57 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 89 replies
    Pj Media ^ | 073117 | Robert Farago
    “My Trace colleague Jennifer Mascia pulled some numbers from the Small Arms Survey, which gauges gun stockpiles in the hands of civilians, law enforcement, and militaries around the world,” The Trace’s email blaster writes. “She found that with an estimated 270 million firearms owned by everyday Americans, civilians own 70 times more weapons than all police and military services combined.” Boldly played sir!
  • Ammo Prices Drop: Vista Outdoors Looks to Consumer Internet Sales

    08/16/2017 1:44:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Vista Outdoors is one of the major players in ammunition production in the United States and the world. It owns CCI and Federal. With the decrease in demand for ammunition and for sporting goods, its stock price has dropped. A year ago it was over $50 per share. This spring it fell below $20 for a brief period.Most of the drop is likely due to a decreased demand for ammunition. Vista has a strategy to increase ammunition sales, or at least to keep market share and increase profits. From lmtribune.com: Independent retailers and e-commerce will play a key role...
  • American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract

    08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Burlington Iowa Hawk Eye ^ | August 13 2017 | Will Smith
    Middletown, Iowa — Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds. The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round. The round, known as...
  • No more Rationing of 22LR at Wal-Mart

    08/11/2017 6:06:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | K Frank
    The drought has been lifted, for almost half a decade, the long-standing 22 Lone Rifle ammunition is finally behind us. Wal-Mart announced this internally that any and all restrictions on purchasing 22 ammo in bulk have been removed. Up until about a year ago, 22LR was reasonably difficult to find in both bulk and inexpensively. Shared across Facebook and other social media, the new policy was announced to managers, loss prevention, and sales clerks. The new policy is a welcome change, especially for this in more rural areas where Wal-Mart was the major store, if not only, purveyors of ammunition....
  • .22 Ammo Prices Dropping

    06/16/2017 9:22:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com/ ^ | 6/16/2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been tracking .22 rimfire ammunition and availability for some time. The .22 Long Rifle bubble has lasted for years. With the election of President Trump, I expected the bubble to bust. Instead, it has been deflating, like a balloon with a pinhole leak. The demand for .22 ammunition has been so great that a 20% increase in supply, and a Second Amendment friendly administration did not bust the bubble. Instead, they stopped the growth, poked a hole in the bubble, and started a downward spiral of prices. At Cal Ranch Supply, I expected there to be some .22...
  • Wal-Mart Removes 3-Box limit on .22 LR Ammunition?

    06/15/2017 6:05:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been monitoring the availability of .22 rimfire ammunition at Wal-Mart stores whenever one is convenient or I am visiting one. The availability of .22 ammunition has been creeping up for about a year, but the pace has been variable and slow. I was surprised to see four buckets of Golden Bullet .22 Long Rifles at the local Wal-Mart, with 1,400 rounds each, available for $73.64 or 5.26 cents per round.  The hundred round boxes were much more expensive at $7.76 per box, or 7.76 cents per round. Together the buckets and boxes amounted to 6,400 rounds. What...
  • I bought 5,000 rds of ammo today - thanks to the alt-left today

    06/14/2017 6:21:13 PM PDT · by usconservative · 102 replies
    Self ^ | 6/14/2017 | USConservative
    Bought 5,000 rounds of ammo today after Steve Scalise was shot by an alt-left whackjob Bernie Sanders supporter. Suggest we all get ready. It's coming.
  • A Light Case of Shell Shock

    05/19/2017 5:03:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/2017 | Bob Shell
    By developing a lighter, two-piece case with steel and aluminum, Shell Shock Technologies has begun to capture a share of the factory ammunition and reloading market. We live in an age where all types of novel ammo and reloading components are coming to the market. That is good news for shooters, as many of these products are legitimate improvements over previous offerings. One company, Shell Shock Technologies, has recently released 9mm cases using manufacturing methods not previously used, at least to my knowledge. What sets Shell Shock apart is that the company produces a two-piece case made from nickel steel....
  • Watchdog Group Sues ATF to Find out why They attempted to Classify AR-15 Ammo as "Armor Piercing"

    04/12/2017 4:11:08 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 11 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-12-2017 | Tim Brown
    In February 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) attempted to ban a popular AR-15 ammunition, 5.56/.223 (SS109/M855) green tips.  Though they had no constitutional authority to ban any ammo, much less be an actual agency, they backed down due to the outrage of American patriots.  Now, government watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the ATF for records related to the bureau reportedly reconsidering reclassification of ammunition as "armor piercing." Judicial Watch announced on Monday that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the ATF in which it seeks "records of communications related to a proposed...
  • Vortex Hornady Bullet Cam

    04/11/2017 11:36:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/11/2017 | C Bailey
    Imagine being able to see your bullet hitting the target as it hits its target. Vortex and Hornady released a video of a new "bullet-cam" and it had many talking, whether they believed it or not. Some new technology that would hypothetically change the hunting and filming game forever from Vortex and Hornady took the outdoor world by storm recently. News like this would change the industry…if only it were true, lol. An epic April Fool's prank cooked up an incredibly cool product, outstanding visuals and dialogue, and some great acting from employees. Vortex and Hornady released the video that...
  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Swift Solution - Scirocco II Ammo

    03/10/2017 5:19:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/10/2017 | P Massaro
    Like the hot desert wind of the same name, Scirocco II bullets are powerful and unrelenting. I had been frustrated with the terminal performance of my .300 Winchester Magnum, as the cup-and-core bullets – which flew very well when punching paper – were giving too much expansion when used in the New York deer woods. I needed a stiffer bullet, yet wanted to take full advantage of the flat trajectories and wind deflection characteristics of the spitzer boat-tail bullets. I did a bit of research, and found an advertisement for the Swift Scirocco II. The ad copy touted a newly...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • US warns airports of Al-Qaeda 'nitrocellulose' bombs

    10/14/2003 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Mark Felton · 36 replies · 343+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | 10/14/03 | Press Trust of India
    The US Homeland Security has warned airports all over the world against suspicious stuffed items among luggage after US intelligence concluded that Al-Qaeda operatives are being trained to conceal 'nitrocellulose' bombs inside them, reports said on Tuesday. Intelligence officials have confiscated Al-Qaeda manuals and picked up several indications that the network is attempting to create a chemical called nitrocellulose to fashion explosive devices that could be smuggled aboard jetliners, The Washington Post quoted Homeland officials as saying. "We judge this type of threat to be real and continuing. We have received reports from several credible, independent sources that Al-Qaeda is...
  • Anyone here buy ammo from "luckygunner.com"??

    02/08/2017 3:29:35 PM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 41 replies
    8 Feb 2016 | Eric Pode
    Saw them recommended on Instapundit and went to take a look at their webpage. I shoot mostly 9mm, .223 and a little 30-06 and their prices beat anything I can get locally. Any pros/cons from freepers who've used them??
  • BY MY SPIRIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2017 12:36:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-17 | Holy Spirit
    My corpuscles are the youth of your future endeavors in me therefore as you receive communion by My Spirit and declare it in tongues truly I shall overcome the arsenals and attempts of the enemy to thwart My Will in you for you do not work for flesh and blood or a church Made out of Stone nor a shepherd born into sin but it is My Righteousness that saves you in an eternal manner not mankind or a shepherd’s staff and your True charity is to merely do My Will for in these footprints of obedience is where we...