With the current ammo crunch going on, here’s something to think about.
This came out of the March 2013 Tiger Valley newsletter.
My source did give me some advice for this summer. There will be a shortage of hunting caliber ammunition. This is caused by the great interest in black rifle. It seems that most factories are ramping up to produce the .223 by the train load.
Jives with some things I’ve seen. On the one hand, if you hunt with an obscure caliber that black rifles aren’t chambered for (e.g. .25-06), you may well find the ammo on the shelves. But if you hunt with something like .308 Win (AR-10’s), you may have a hard time finding it. Or it may be that you can find target ammo in the caliber, but not hunting ammo.
Makes sense given the state of things.
Just consider that if you’re going to go deer hunting in the Fall/Winter, it may be worthwhile to look for a box or two now. They’ll keep.