I have been trying to get reloading supplies for over a year and still cannot get anything. I cannot find anything on the shelf anywhere but oddball cartridges. Now if they want to say that hunting calibers and US calibers are not caught up to demand after ramping down, that is almost plausible for a few months not for over a year. When it is types internationally mass-produced and stockpiled, it is ludicrous to state the supply cannot keep up with demand. None of the explanations make any sense in a macro economy unless some new regulation or effort has gone into effect restricting importation. None of the explanations are nearly sufficient to explain why I cannot procure any 9mm or 308 for over 9 months. This is widely internationally produced in dozens of countries. They would be shipping it here from everywhere in the world within weeks if there was a surge in demand and price in the USA. None of the explanations are nearly sufficient to account for the near total lack of availability of such international standards. With prices surging they would be emptying warehouses across the world unless there is something artificially constricting or blocking the law of supply and demand.
I find your explanations grossly insufficient to account for lack of world standard calibers when demand has pushed up prices for such and extened period. Is there something I am missing?
Those that got what they needed before the Election in November and then bought as much Silver as they could at $9.25 will be selling a bit and buying up discounted firearms and supplies... bastards :)