In another thread recently there was talk about U.S. ammunition production capacity and global production capacity. How things have increased over the past 10 years and have strained to meet demand due to military action and all the hoarding from a couple years ago in the U.S. ahead of, and after the election. I’m wondering what other people think about 2 to 3 years from now as far as commercial ammo and military surplus ammo availability?
It’s just my guess, but I believe we are going to see an explosion of commercial & military ammo in about 2 to 3 years, and at prices not seen in 10 years despite of inflation & commodity expenses. Reasons include:
–Things in Iraq & Afghanistan will finally be winding down.
–The plants in the U.S. will finally reach peak production, but wont have the demand for it globally since the Russians and everyone else have been upgrading capacity of production as well.
–Assuming a Republican is elected president, then all the ammo hoarders will exhale and probably start selling off some hoarded ammo since the economy probably wont yet be improved much and plenty of people will need the money.
–The silly 2012 doomsday thing will pass without any apocalypse and the guys in their bunkers will exhale and loosen their grip on hoarded ammo by then.
There should be tons of M855 coming around since we switched to that new upgraded 5.56 load that is lead free. I’m already seeing infinite amounts of the Federal version of it being listed on the auction sites in 300rd lots. The prices keep going a little lower.