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All, as I look for reloading components, I see many distributors post "back ordered - two week wait". Have any of you ordered from Bass Pro, Cabela's, Midway, etc. and actually recieved your order within the 2 week period? I've also noticed that general factory loaded rifle ammo is also back ordered in most stores. Think I don't want to start a political discusion, just curious if any of you have actually ordered and received your order before I get started. Thanks!

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I have been waiting for over a month for primers from Cabela's and they keep pushing back the expected shipping date. Same story with brass. They did have Swift bullets in stock and I received them in just a couple of days.

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As far as components are conserned you are going to have to play the waiting game for at least another 6 months to a year or get lucky and find someone that just got a shipment in. I just did that with some powder from Natchez Shooting Supplies. With the current party in power everybody is scared that we are going to loose the ability to have firearms and ammo. The same thing happened 16 years ago when Clinton was in office. He also started a buying frenzy for anything that would shoot or that you could put into a firearm.

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Thanks guys, I was afraid of that. My gut was telling me Cabela's, etc. were only putting 2 weeks backorder up to get their money and make us wait. I remember the Clinton era, just don't remember it being this bad. Will it be the same with factory ammo? I've not looked too much into that option but my wife of all people told me to research it. She really wants Elk meat in the freezer this year! Big smile

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Factory ammo is the same way. If you even find what you shoot then you better buy all that you can afford. If you walk into a sporting goods dealer and look at their ammo department it will look like they are going out of business. I got the powder that I needed by watching three or four dealers that listed what they had in stock and would email you when some came in. I saw the powder even before I got the email and ordered it. When I got the notification I went back to their web site and the powder was already out of stock.

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To find what you need you might try some of the smaller sporting goods stores. Even if they don't have what you need in stock, get your name on a list. All inventory related to ammo and reloading is in short supply everywhere. I suspect it will be like that for some time to come. Its my understanding that manufacturers are simply unable to keep up with demand.

With larger stores like Cabela's, if you're not in a hurry I say order and simply wait. They do fill orders in the order they were received. So the 2 week wait might turn into 2-3 months or longer. But if you anticipate needing something a few months down the road, I would recommend getting your order in now.

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We are starting to find that since Obama came to power that the States are not alowing powder and reloading suplies across the border sad Brick Wall,) . I gess they are afraid of Canadian alkida Evil! .
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I ordered some stuff from Cabelas a couple months ago. It was backordered three shipments behind. Cabelas does get stocked regularly and my order shipped out about 2 week after I placed it. Not bad considering that is about as fast as it used to take when I first started ordering from Cabelas in 1985 or so.

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