Went by Academy at lunch today. They had 20 and 12 on the shelves. All of their ammo is limited to 4 boxes per customer. I got 4 boxes of 20ga heavy dove loads for $6.99/box. There was some 20 and 12 steel shot available as well. They only had boxes on the shelves, but they had a pallet with cases of ammo back behind the counter. Limited on a few things (like 22 ammo) but they had quite a bit of 223, 9, 45, 30-06, etc.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - Ronald Reagan
Needed some 20 gauge steel for South Dakota pheasants. Went to all of the usual places, Cabelas, Scheels, Wally World…nada thing. Stopped at the gun desk at Scheels to ask manager if anything was in the pipeline. Older gentleman - okay he was younger than me, but he was still old - was getting a very nice Winchester Fwt SS ‘06 and a Loopy scope, while I was waiting for the manager I complemented his new rifle and we started talking. Told him about my ammo dilemma and he asked in a low voice if I knew someone at a LGS, I said I did and he told me they had some 3” WW steel #2 in the back room but you had to ask for them. Hot footed over there, got two boxes for $18 each (per customer limit).
Felt like a drug deal…
“My horn is full and my pouch is stocked with ball and patch. There is a new, sharp flint in my lock and my rifle and I are ready. It is sighted true and my eyes can still aim.” Kaywoodie
Around here shot and powder are available but shot has gone from $37 to $50 per bag and common shotgun powders from about $110 to $220 per 8-pound jug. Primers are "unobtanium" at any price. Shotgunners are shooting a lot less.
As near as I can tell, all primers are made overseas. As much as Hunter Biden's father has screwed up the supply chain, I can't see it getting better.