I have gone through the same thing. I made multiple calls to several distributors and manufacturers and was told that some shells such as saboted shotgun shells that account for only a minor percentage of total shells are only produced every couple of yrs.If they run out early and are not scheduled for production for say 18 months down the road they are then scarce or unavailable until that time.In my case my Savage 220 shoots Federal Barnes Sabots in 2 in groups at 100 yds most of the time. Nothing else is close. Barnes will no longer sell their bullets to Federal(according the Federal Customer Service) so they went away. I got lucky and found a shop with 19 boxes, I bought them all, life time supply. If you find what your gun likes you need to keep at least a 3 year supply on of low volume ammo.
Last edited by jeffppc; 03-14-2018 at 11:40 PM.