You make a lot of assumptions in your comments. Some people just like to shoot and they have ammo on hand.
Originally Posted By forever4:
Boy, I should list my ammo on GunBroker! The time to buy ammo was six months ago. After many many years of shooting I long ago learned to buy things before you need them. Over the past few years I would buy stuff on sale and just put it away. I never bought over two bricks or bulk packs at a time. I didn't want to keep any of you from getting your share. Sadly when the panic hit people went crazy. Guys talk about having 100,000 rounds stashed away! Why? Do they really think they will never see it again? The hoarders are why you can't buy ammo. The people who go crazy and buy out every round on the shelf. Then there are the profiteers. They buy it up then double or triple the price. There is one LGS that goes by Walmart every morning and buys all the .22, 9mm, etc. and then takes it to his shop two miles away and sells it for three times what he paid for it. I make it a point to never go in his shop and tell others not to give him their business. He is heartless as are the folks who are sort of like "war profiteers".
You will have ammo again, it will just take time. Oh, I have a fair supply but not 100,000 rounds! No, I normally keep enough on hand to supply my normal needs for a year or two. In times like this I just keep an eye on how much I burn up. Trust me, all those ammo makers are pumping out that stuff as fast as possible. After all, its how they stay in business.