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#609946 01/23/22 09:34 AM
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Anyone heard any updates as far as when they will be back producing? Southern will be coming up in April and having them not producing ammo will be a killer for folks who don't reload.


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I talked to Morris Baker a few days ago and he does not predict ammunition availability any time soon. Look at the RST website for changes. As far as the Southern goes, what you see is what you get. Bring ammo for whatever gun you plan to shoot.

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What’s the status of Polywad?


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Originally Posted by SXS 40
What’s the status of Polywad?

Jay Menefee sold the company, which soon afterwards ceased production (pre-Covid19). I no longer have a number for him but, if someone does, I'll be glad to call him and see if he has any information on whether or not the company will ever be functional again.


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Yeah, I'm (im)patiently waiting for 2.5" 16ga 7/8ox. to come available again. I have a decent supply of Gamebore Regal 1oz, but I feel they're a little too hot for me (I was surprised how much they recoil in a 6.5# gun).

I would expect that when RST gets back to running ammo, they'll be a max. order per person for a while. Which would be good, because after this shortage anyone with the means will want to buy multiple cases (myself included) but that would only serve to cripple the recovery.

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I have paid a premium to get a few flats in from the UK, really glad I did though. Shocked at the retail price of game loads in the UK as well, much higher than in the past.

I'll just suck it up though. I love hunting over my dogs far too much to fret over the cost of shells.


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Well I'm down to my last 6 boxes of 12 ga, 2 1/2" shells. Once they are gone, I'll be limited to a 16 gauge which does shoot 2 3/4 and a 20 gauge for which I have about 8 boxes of 2 1/2 left. I have a French 12 bore SxS chambered for 2 1/2. However, there's a lot of metal on those barrels and I'm wondering if I could safely shoot low-pressure 2 3/4" shells out of it. I suspect I could.


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I bought a 2.75 chambered nitro-proofed Tolley SLE to use with the Fiochhi low recoil training loads (or similar shells) and cut down on ammo costs. Those are now impossible to find as well. Fortunately, there are other options and this gun digests them without issue.

In any event, the whole point was to avoid being limited with vintage guns to RST, the only reliable supplier.

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Bell did some test with longer shells and they didn't raise pressure very much at all. I quit measuring my chambers quite a while ago, but then I shoot my own, low pressure reloads. If pressures go up 500, or even a 1000, I don't have to worry about it.

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