I think your tinfoil hat is waaaaay too tight. Let's say 50 million gun owners in the country to make the math easy. It would take Federal almost two months to make 50 million rounds. Everyone could get 1 round a day. How exciting! Last I checked people buy ammo in at least 20/rd boxes. Doesn't take long to sell 1 million rounds of ammo with high demand these days. There's no one group buying up all the ammo, unless that one group is the retired guys hitting the stores as soon as they unload the trucks. THAT group has the biggest impact.This got me thinking a lot. Yesterday had chat with my neighbor, he's been working at Federal Cartridge for nearly 20-years in Anoka, MN. He told me yesterday that that they make and produce 1-million Rounds of ammo per day there between Rimfire, Centerfire and Shot-shell, mind you he said again 1-million per day/3-shifts. They get shipped to Distributors then. One of my best friends/Hunting Buddy also works there but is the Buyer for all Ammo Components to keep the lines going and he confirmed this as well.
This is just one of the Manufactures People, just one of Many who produce Ammo. My neighbor really thinks there is one group out there buying up most of the ammo from the Distributors or once it goes to market.
Take a wild guess who's buying it all up or at least most of it. This really got me thinking.
He thinks this group is buying up close to 75% of all ammo once at Distribution. There should be more on the shelves out there.
Just my 2-cents. I know this has been Discussed to death but he gave me some real numbers on one of the manufactures, just one of them.
Yes, those two guys are great to have as friends if you know what I mean......lol
Remington is back up and runningI think the idea that there's 10 other companies the size of federal producing ammo is a but much. If federal is producing 1m a day, be lucky if it's 5m a day total.
Remington shutting down had a huge effect as that cut primer production.
I think it's likely 2.5m rounds produced a day.
Its coming in more consistent and in larger quantities but it isnt lasting on the shelf as long. I don't think its panic buying at this point but people now understand how hard it can become to find so they are going to continue to buy in large quantities to stock up for the future. Most people never thought it would take you 8 months to find 30.06 or 7 mag ammo. Supply is increasing but demand is going to stay high.IMO, the supply should have caught up by now. I see it's starting to trickle
back on to the shelves, but are people still in the panic buying mode?
I could have walked out with every round BassPro had yesterday in two
bags, but i dont own a 28ga., a Creedmore or a .224 Valkyrie.