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#590318 01/20/2021 12:38 AM
by 28 gauge shooter
28 gauge shooter
Went out this weekend with my wife, as she had to exchange some clothing. So I decided to go into Field and Stream. Was shocked to see the ammo shelfs were void of all pistol ammo and only a few box’s of 300, o6, and 270 ammo. Shot gun ammo was sporadic no 12 gauge field loads and a few boxes of TSS and 28 gauge ammo. Most of the guns were also picked over.

Benelli and a few Brownings and Beretta o/u shotguns. Ruger and Savage rifles were on the rack. I handled a Benelli Ethos in 20 gauge, 26 inch barrel. I was impressed with how light it was and how it pointed. Nice little gun. The price was a little shocking at $1,889.99

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#590339 Jan 20th a 06:01 AM
by KY Jon
KY Jon
Called a gun shop near my middle son who has had powder in the past when, others are sold out. Wanted 800X powder which he had on hand. Owner said still had some powder but he was completely out of primers and could not even load himself. Asked him what he used and I happen to have them on hand. So I sent two thousand of them up with my son when he stopped by for the powder. he gave them to the owner with a message from me that they were for his personal use, not for sale. Return them in a year or two when things come back into stock. Son did say his shop was stripped bare of ammo and most guns. Owner called me and said in 40 years in business he never has seen his shelves so empty and thanked me for the primers. Told me he has so many orders for gun that he has zero idea when many will ever come back into stock. Worse than it was six years ago and hit all within the last three months.

It wont be long before we start hearing about gun makers having long back order or just stop taking new orders at all. Ruger a few years, ago stopped taking all orders I was told when they had a million guns on back order. Those days may already be back. Hoarding is counter productive but a very human thing. I was not hoarding the 800X as much as buying it for future use. Since it has stopped being made it has gotten had to find around here. I use it in low pressure 2 1/2" 20 loads. Of the seven pounds on hand I only bought four of them so someone else might get a little before it is gone like PB and so many other powders we took for granted for so many years.
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#590372 Jan 20th a 07:28 PM
by KY Jon
KY Jon
Yes 800x was discontinued in 2020 according to hodgdon web site. Also noted on half a dozen retail sellers as being discontinued. If you like it buy a bit before it is all long gone. Also print out a copy of your favorite load from Hodgkin web site. That information too will soon be discontinued.
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