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Things seem to be loosening up to at least some small degree. I managed to score some CCI .22 std. velocity ammo at Academy yesterday. They say you get only a maximum of 4 per day, but I asked the clerk about how they monitor that and he gave me an obviously BS answer about how they have people watching the checkout station on monitors to identify repeat buyers. Yeah, sure. 😂 😂 Alas, they don't have any BP stuff.

But in a few minutes I'm going to run off to another "sporting goods" store around here (definitely not Basspro or Cabella's) that I know stocks synthetic powder and caps -- to see if I can score more .22 target ammo and possibly some caps. I've also noticed that some online sources are now selling stuff (.22 target ammo) that hasn't been available for over a year. Not all the brands, but some, and at more reasonable prices. And Grafs has had decent powder available for a while now.

So there may be light at the end of the tunnel -- or at least a glimmer.
 

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Things seem to be loosening up to at least some small degree. I managed to score some CCI .22 std. velocity ammo at Academy yesterday. They say you get only a maximum of 4 per day, but I asked the clerk about how they monitor that and he gave me an obviously BS answer about how they have people watching the checkout station on monitors to identify repeat buyers. Yeah, sure. 😂 😂 Alas, they don't have any BP stuff.

But in a few minutes I'm going to run off to another "sporting goods" store around here (definitely not Basspro or Cabella's) that I know stocks synthetic powder and caps -- to see if I can score more .22 target ammo and possibly some caps. I've also noticed that some online sources are now selling stuff (.22 target ammo) that hasn't been available for over a year. Not all the brands, but some, and at more reasonable prices. And Grafs has had decent powder available for a while now.

So there may be light at the end of the tunnel -- or at least a glimmer.
We have had a lot of ammo on the shelves here since late last summer. Shelves are pretty much full of all the standard caliber ammo like .22., 9mm, .45, .223, 5.56, and such. Stuff like 22-250 or 6.5 Grendel is still hard to find or expensive when you do see it.
 
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Our local Academy has also had ammo but no BP stuff. The clerk told me a couple of days ago they are no longer stocking it. That may only be a local issue and maybe only temporarily. Local Wally World no longer carrying BP stuff.
 
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I suspect that the Academy situation is also to drop stocking BP products. The other store I just checked at (Dunham's Sports, a smaller chain) did not have any percussion caps and said they hadn't seen any since September. They did have some (not much) T7 and Pyrodex, but they too do not stock BP. In terms of shooting supplies and accessories, Dunham's (at least this one) seems superior to Academy, and much easier and friendlier -- in part because the sporting good guys actually know things about guns & ammo.

I did manage to score a variety of .22 ammo at reasonable prices to experiment with for 100+ yd. metallic target shooting. :rolleyes:
 
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proudpirate, If I may suggest, if you find #11 caps? Buy them! Best of luck to you. :thumb:
No 10 caps are shorter than no 11 and are intended for revolvers which often have shorter nipples than rifles, long caps can sometimes cause a multiple discharge when a loose cylinder moves back slightly and the caps all hit the recoil shield .
 

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Some of the earlier revolvers also had smaller nipples than the later manufactured revolvers. Good idea to have some of each on hand if you can or switch out all you pistols to the same nipples. CCI #10 caps are smaller than Remington #10 caps and they work well on the earlier pistols with the smaller nipples.
 

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Yes. Correct. However, with shortages?? I would buy any caps that I could find. Just sayin’
 
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No 10 caps are shorter than no 11 and are intended for revolvers which often have shorter nipples than rifles, long caps can sometimes cause a multiple discharge when a loose cylinder moves back slightly and the caps all hit the recoil shield .
It’s the other way round. They’re the same diameter so the longer cap, the 10’s contact the cone further down and thus seem smaller in diameter.
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