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By Nick Simonson
Dakota Edge Outdoors 

Inside the ammo shortage

 

February 22, 2021

Nick Simonson

Good as Gold. Popular cartridges such as the pictured .223 Rem, 9mm, 5.56 NATO and a number of hunting calibers are tough to find due to shortages of components used to make them and heightened demand, both resulting from recent pandemic conditions.

What outdoor product has a higher hold rating than Bitcoin? What is getting pricier than a 1960s-era Mickey Mantle baseball card as collectors take stock of their youth-based memorabilia? What is seeing a run unlike anything we've recently witnessed, beyond perhaps Charmin and Cottonelle last March? The answer to all three of these questions is ammunition; and that is due to a number of facto...



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