Seems there is a hole in the distribution system where product is disappearing and no one seems too concerned to find where that hole is.
There is no hole.
Everybody that formerly had 1,000 primers on hand now wants 2,000 or 5,000.
Everybody that formerly had a box of .30-30s now wants 3 boxes or 5.
Everybody that had 3 boxes of cheap dove loads now wants 6 or 10 boxes.
Everybody that had 10 Flats of AAs it STSs for target shoots now wants 20 or 40 flats.
Everybody that had a box of .22s, now wants 5 boxes.
Everybody that had 1,000 .22s now wants 10,0000.
Everybody that had 3 lbs of powder, now wants 10 lbs.
If anybody sees something on the shelf that kinda might work but isn’t their ideal solution, they’re buying it anyway, either to use regrettingly, or to use as trade bait or to flip.
The stuff hits the shelves and sells immediately, rather than sitting for weeks.