No worries here,, I've got more rounds on stock than any of the suppliers combined now days. Reloading supplies are up to snuff too >20k+ projectiles cast, and store bought ones,,>80lbs+ of mixed powders, >5K+ each of all flavors of primers, and about 600-700lbs lead for future casting, about 20 different bullet molds,>10K gas checks. Just about every popular caliber of dies known to man. I guess I'm OK for now.
But then I've been reloading for well over 45 years so I've had a chance to get a head start on most people just getting in the sport. I can't imagine what it would cost to gear up to the level I'm at now,,,, TONS !! I'm sure.
I feel bad for someone trying to take the family out to the range for a day of can slaying now like we used to. When my kids were growing up,, myself too for that matter, 2 K,, or more, was the norm for a days worth of shooting at the range. Now days that would be a months mortgage payment for most folks,, crazy!!!
I've said right along that the gun control is going to be a mute point when you can't get ammo anymore,, and here it is folks, just as I predicted. Or at least it looks like it at this point.
This sport is just going to get more and more expensive and with more restrictive gun laws coming down the pike, few people will be able to break into the sport. And if cost keep up as there going, less people will even want to give it a try.
When I was a kid getting ready to go to Camp Perry, every day was a practice day at the range for a month ahead of time, dusting off at least 6-800rnds of 06 and 308 per day. What to Hell would that cost to do that now??? Scary!!! My shooting has slacked off pretty good now, especially sense there's hardly any place left to shoot. A few hundred a week max now in the summer,, winter I'm busy fishing most of the time. And reloading of course, my mode is shoot all summer and reload all winter.
On that note, it's time to get busy and drop some more cases in the tumbler and trim up some other case's for hunting loads. Got a bunch that needs to get done up, about half a summer's worth of hand gun, "major caliber" stuff mostly and a few hundred 06 , 308,& 6.5x55 left to do. Pretty much caught up now. It's ice fishing time ya know, don't want to interupt that!!