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Response to Paladin (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 6, 2021, 03:27 PM

8. *sigh* Okay, let's discuss this.

Ammo makers only have so many machines to make ammunition. And there are lots more types of ammo than there are machines to make it. For example, even making a single cartridge means making multiple loadings of your product line.

And some ammo sells more than others. .223 Remington is going to out-sell the .22-250, and 9mm Luger is going to outsell .38 Super, etc.

So this is how I believe the big ammo companies run things:

Some machines make same cartridges all the time, because demand is consistently high. Examples included .22 LR, 9mm, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .380 Auto, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, .223 Remington, and 7.62x39.

Some machines are constantly making smaller batches of ammo and being retooled on a regular basis. Once a batch of ammo is made it might not be made again for years. For example, the .358 Winchester, the .35 Whelen, and the .375 Ruger.

I'm going to guess that the .30-30 falls into the second category. Demand is low, so production is low and therefore it's equally hard to find.

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