You know how ammo is scarce and expensive now? Many factors. Some erroneously blame the war for it all (Lake City makes ammo for the military and they can produce 1.5 billion rounds and the military is using 1 billion annually right now, so the story goes, so the military doesn't want for bullets). More accurately is a HUGELY increased Chinese demand for base metals driving up prices, plus police demand has quandrupled in the last 7 years.
But, while the war is a minor cause (they need base metal too and are driving demand, as well) it will also be a bonanza one day. As long as demand is high, more ammo will be made, and that will lower prices as production lines world wide ramp up. Most importantly, one day the war WILL end, and there will be the increased supply from ramped up civilian makers and a crapton of surplus ammo out there. Prices on 7.62x51, and others, will go through the floor.
I'll get a case then. Two. Dozen.
As an aside, there are warnings about reloading 7.62 brass, especially for the M1 Garand. When I get into handloading/reloading I will make rounds for the revolver, a bolt action rifle, but what about OTHER weapons? Is there any reason NOT to handload or reload for a .380 automatic or a .45 ACP?
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