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MR2
07-25-2013, 21:41
Hornady Suspends Production of 150 Ammo Types and 150 Bullet Types for Balance of 2013 (http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/07/hornady-suspends-production-of-150-ammo-types-and-150-bullet-types-for-balance-of-2013/)

In order to increase deliveries of its most popular types of ammunition and bullets, Hornady announced that it will temporarily suspend production of 150 bullet types and 150 ammo types. IMPORTANT: These bullet and ammo products are NOT being discontinued. Rather, these less-popular, suspended items will simply not be produced for the remainder of 2013. By doing this, Hornady can reduce tool/machinery changes and thereby increase production of products in highest demand. On July 2nd, Hornady issued this statement:

Brush Okie
07-25-2013, 21:48
Sounds like a smart move. Sucks for people with oddball calibers, but at least hornady is trying to do something.

koz
07-26-2013, 08:03
What's crazy is it's not odd ball calibers. 308 175 BTHP & 7mm 162 BTHP are very popular bullets. 9mm 124 FMJ ammo, 30-06, 5.56 TAP, 300WM etc... all are suspended.

CW3SF
07-26-2013, 08:07
If they would crank out massive quantities of 22LR at a reasonable price, they would make a killing. 22LR Has been unobtainable in my area since December.

TrapperFrank
07-26-2013, 10:05
I live in Mississippi and haven't been able to get .22 in any significant quantity either.

SF18C
07-26-2013, 10:07
gunbot.net


just order it on line and be done with the mad drive-around-town searching that everyone seems to get caught up in!

Brush Okie
07-26-2013, 19:05
What's crazy is it's not odd ball calibers. 308 175 BTHP & 7mm 162 BTHP are very popular bullets. 9mm 124 FMJ ammo, 30-06, 5.56 TAP, 300WM etc... all are suspended.

What ARE they making then?

MR2
07-26-2013, 19:31
What ARE they making then?

Money?

Guymullins
07-27-2013, 13:16
Looks like Hornady may be concentrating on this ammo. A huge new shipment came in to my local gunshop. It is moving quite briskly, possibly because we whites in South Africa have been threatened for years that when Mandela dies, there will be a night of the long knives. I have bought a few packs of 00 buckshot which is advertised as having a 1600fps muzzle velocity. Mandela is looking quite poorly.

Peregrino
07-27-2013, 17:38
Looks like Hornady may be concentrating on this ammo. A huge new shipment came in to my local gunshop. It is moving quite briskly, possibly because we whites in South Africa have been threatened for years that when Mandela dies, there will be a night of the long knives. I have bought a few packs of 00 buckshot which is advertised as having a 1600fps muzzle velocity. Mandela is looking quite poorly.

I wish you good fortune. Unlike similar threats I've heard here over the years, I'd believe the ones you refer to. In fact; given the circumstances, I wouldn't stop with "a few packs". Pity there isn't time to turn loose that vaunted Afrikaner ingenuity and work out the bugs on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7vwivR6cE. As a workable alternative, how about this genuine crowd pleaser?

As for Hornady - they're doing what the market and production capacity demands, prioritizing production. Some of their choices puzzle me but there's always Sierra, Barnes, Nosler, Swift, etc. etc to more than address any perceived gaps.

orion5
07-27-2013, 17:57
As a workable alternative, how about this genuine crowd pleaser?

LMAO! Great pic! :D

MR2
07-27-2013, 18:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7vwivR6cE

Nice crowd pleaser... Work the bugs out, paint it in Zombie colors and you could make a mint selling the uppers and belts.

Guymullins
07-28-2013, 01:45
I wish you good fortune. Unlike similar threats I've heard here over the years, I'd believe the ones you refer to. In fact; given the circumstances, I wouldn't stop with "a few packs". Pity there isn't time to turn loose that vaunted Afrikaner ingenuity and work out the bugs on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX7vwivR6cE. As a workable alternative, how about this genuine crowd pleaser?

As for Hornady - they're doing what the market and production capacity demands, prioritizing production. Some of their choices puzzle me but there's always Sierra, Barnes, Nosler, Swift, etc. etc to more than address any perceived gaps.

That machine-gun shows promise. We are outnumbered 10 to one, by no means insurmountable odds. We will have to prevail through superior planning and unconventional tactics and buying a lot more Zombie rounds, as you suggest.