I was speaking to my local gun shop owner concerning status of ammo. A flyer he received, the ammo companies are increasing output of high end premium ammo so there will be less standard ammo this hunting season. Its all about profit margin and 22 rimfire is low profit margin for one.There just as much to blame, they make enough to fill orders no more.
Its all about profit margin and 22 rimfire is low profit margin for one.There just as much to blame, they make enough to fill orders no more.
Do you happen to own a business?
If you do, are you concerned about profit margin, and your company making money?
I doubt that they are intentionally slowing production, on an overall basis. They only have a set amount of tooling and capacity, and choose to use that to produce what is going to make them the most money. Can't blame them one bit for that.
As much as we don't like it on a personal, it's-all-about-me level, should you really expect a company to sacrifice profit to keep YOU happy, with low priced, lower end ammo?
Very Popular ammo usually means lots of competition to lower prices, ie very little profit. The guy that plunks down $60 a box of 20 for Weatherby or other somewhat exotic ammo pays the costs and payroll. 22 ammo is sold as a loss leader to get people in the door to hopefully buy other higher profit items.