There has been a shortage of certain calibers of ammunition, primers and reloading components for the past several years and its getting worse instead of better. I have been aware of this condition but never really concerned for myself because I have always had an ample supply for my own needs.

    This past week, relatives from California arrived for a visit and their first question was, where can we get some ammunition? We happened to be in Warrenton at the time, so we went to Big 5 and the sporting goods section at Fred Meyer to get some answers. Well, at Big 5 they had a measly display of hunting rounds but no .22 caliber, .45, 9mm, .308, .380, .223; Fred Meyer’s selection was no better.

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