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    I have a possible solution to the reloading componet/ ammo shortage.

    I realize that ammo and reloading components are a little hard to come by or completely overpriced right now. Most people I know are sitting on ammo and not shooting so they dont burn up their stock piles. For most reloaders primers and powder are near unobtainable and the trends are looking worse not better

    Im a member over at r/reloading
    https://www.reddit.com/r/reloading


    They have a discord setup for reloading supplies and ammo deals. Its allowed me to score approx 10K primers online and thousands of projectiles at normal MSRP prices. Recently just grabbed an order of 5k small pistol primers from midway and a few thousand CCI military small rifle primers from Brownell's. The ammo prices aren't terrible either. They routinely post 9mm at approx 35 cent per round and ive picked up several thousand 22lr for 6-8 cents a round. Without the discord my mac would be sitting collecting dust. For me personally anything less than 500 rounds feels incomplete at a range session. That's difficult 9mm ammo goes for 60 cpr.

    Im not going to lie to you its not super easy. Stuff can go out of stock in 30 seconds easy. I wouldn't expect to pickup a case of primers my first week or even two. It may take a while but be patient. The best trick I have found is to go ahead and create an account on these websites and leave them open in your browser logged in and ready to checkout.

    https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/
    https://www.natchezss.com
    https://www.brownells.com/
    https://www.powdervalleyinc.com/my-account/
    https://www.midwayusa.com/

    When you get the notification check out as fast as possible. By far natchezss post the most bullets and primers but when brownells and midway makes a drop its usually for cases of 5k primers. Natchezss does have a secret you will need to be aware of. Everything will appear out of stock until you add it to your wishlist. Once its in your wishlist you can make the purchase. You should probably preload your wishlist but be warned they added a pain in the butt captcha to block the bots.

    There will be plenty of times when you have primers in your cart and go to check out for it to already be out of stock. DONT give up keep trying. You will absolutely not make every drop.

    Powder, projectiles, brass and bullets are also posted regularly along with presses and other reloading equipment when its back in stock from the manufacture.

    You will need to download the discord app and connect to this group.

    https://discord.gg/reloading

    For those unaware of what discord is its a platform of people with a common interest or hobby to connect and discuss their hobby.

    I hope this is able to help people get the supplies they need to get and have some fun at the range.

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    Thank you for the info and suggestions!
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    That took a lot of time to prepare for us. Thank you.

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    The reloading discord group just cleared 8k members. You basically have to be logged into all of those sites with your credit card saved ready to go or you'll miss out. I haven't been able to snag anything yet components wise.

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    Well done amigo. I've been meaning to figure out discord and this will be my excuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlcafan79 View Post
    The reloading discord group just cleared 8k members. You basically have to be logged into all of those sites with your credit card saved ready to go or you'll miss out. I haven't been able to snag anything yet components wise.
    You are exactly right. I work from home and my work computer is in close proximity to my home computer. Honestly over the past couple months I haven't noticed a change since the discord has doubled in members. It is just not easy getting primers regardless. If a notification for primers goes off and you are 5 mins from your computer dont waste your time even trying. Still you have about a 0% chance getting primers online without it unless you are crazy enough to go on gunbroker.

    The 5k small pistol primers I ordered from midway was here in 2 business days and cost me 234 shipped to my door. The same package on gun broker was going for $950 to $1,200. Well worth the countless times I had stuff in my cart but the site crashed or it was out of stock before I could check out.

    The comment section is also well worth the watch. I heard someone mention Academy sports got primers in from a random shipment. Sure enough one an hour away had some I was able to order online and pick up in store. Never posted in the #instock section. People are also reporting that Bass Pro/Cabelas stopped selling online due to bot attacks and are putting in on shelves for people to buy as much as they want. Kinda sucks I managed to score about 3k cci small pistol primers before the bots overwhelmed them.

    Even if you skip out on primers the amount of in stock notifications on projectiles, reloading equipment, brass and powder makes it worth it and people aren't ready to sell their grandmother to get that stuff yet.

    Be sure and sign up to your local state's info board people post about when stuff is in stock at local stores near you and are ready to trade.

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    Doobis,
    Thanks for taking the time to write this and giving me hope.


    I just might be able to afford some small pistol and small rifle primers.

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    Good info, thanks!

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    Trying to do it, got overwhelmed. Are the ammo notifications in the same discord?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaujo View Post
    Trying to do it, got overwhelmed. Are the ammo notifications in the same discord?
    Go to Notification-selection and click on "A" for ammo. Also monitor the reddit feeds for In-Stock.

    FYI To everyone you need to select at least three notifications and your local state or they assume your some sort of bot and will purge your account. If you get purged its ok you just have to sign up again. If your not sure if you have enough items selected make a comment. If you name shows up white you are in risk of getting hit in the purge.

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