Just read another artical on this subject.
Sierra bullets was asked if the plant closure would affect their production and their answer was no as they buy lead from the same company but it comes from a recycling plant in Boss MO. about 100 miles from the Doe Run plant.
I don't think it'll cause a panic. I think it will probably slow supply down further, and maybe drive prices up a little. But prices are already artificially high, so we may not even see a significant price bump. Whatever, I've got plenty.
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Not sure if it's still in stock but even if not, the promo code makes other ammo purchases more appealing!
One of the greatest fears politicians have is seeing an angry guy with lots of guns charging down the street, because they know he’s probably on his way to commit an act of voting.
The NRA is saying this is a non-story as far as ammo is concerned, and there is nothing to be concerned about (at least as far as this story goes.)
10% of lead consumption in the US is from mined rather than recycled. So we will be importing that much every year.
Hope we don't have a war where shipping is cut off. Of course we could fight for a year or two with the ammo in everybody's basements.
Did you exchange
A walk-on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?
-Pink Floyd...or was it Benjamin Franklin?
It may be that 10% of all lead consumption is freshly mined "virgin" lead. But ammo apparently uses nothing but recycled.
To be sure if we ever lost all supplies of virgin lead, we'd eventually lose enough recycled lead from attrition that we'd truly run out of lead for ammo, But that's way down the road even if we lose our virgin lead supplies.
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