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Re: Heard ammo maker said no more

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John D Smith

02-23-2013 10:14:21

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In order to make sense of the info on government ammo buying, you should know that only the military gets thier ammo from Gov. only contractors, such as Lake City, WCC, and so on. All non military government agencies have to get contracts from commerial ammo makers such as Federal Cartridge, Remington, Winchester, and so on. The one point six million cartidges the Homelandsecurity bought is from a commerial company and as such has an impact on how much ammo from that maker gets to the commerial stores. I beieve that if Some ammo maker like Remington has a contract for a small amount of ammo from a government agency and a large contract from Walmart, Midway, Graf"s, or whatever, market pressures will make sure Remington will fill the large one first. Money talks, and when the market demands increase the value or profit of ammo, the maker is going where the most money is. Contrary to popular belief, most government agencies do not have an unlimited buget for ammo and will suffer in a biding war. Just my 2 cents.

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Jason the Red

02-23-2013 17:12:50

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 Re: Heard ammo maker said no more in reply to John D Smith, 02-23-2013 10:14:21  
Lake City is the largest supplier of small arms to the military. It is Gov't. owned, but operated by ATK and one other contractor. The "seconds", or ammunition that is not to milspec are either remanufactured or sold to outlets (mostly websites I'm sure we've all visited) for sale to individuals. I have several friends and family members that work there and have myself worked on several of the machines there.

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02-23-2013 12:14:45

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 Re: Heard ammo maker said no more in reply to John D Smith, 02-23-2013 10:14:21  
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Nonsense. Lake City is a .GOV owned plant, but is run by ATK(Federal etal.) as such you see LC ammo in Federal Boxes from time to time. WCC is Winchester, Again from time to time you commercial Winchester boxes with WCC headstamps in them. Any more you want to run by me?

During WW2 and Korea, Remington was "RA", and Winchester(then Winchester Repeating Arms) was WRA.

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