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Rim Fire Ammo in Short Supply

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Employees at Capital Sports and Western Wear say with deer and elk season opening this weekend, and limited shipments of certain ammunition, hunters and sportsmen may have a hard time finding the specific ammo they prefer.

Mike Garcia has been target shooting with the 22 long rifle since he was a kid.  His preferred ammunition is in short supply, but he says it doesn't keep him from his hobby.

“I prefer 22 long rifle hollow point, that's very hard to find these days so I've found other options, I've used just lead round nose, copper plated.”

Folks at Capital Sports and Western Wear say they are in short supply of rim fire and hunting ammunition, especially small caliber ammo.

Dave Tobel: “We've scheduled out many orders early in the year and we've just not gotten shipments.”

But store co-owner Jay Sherley says all is not lost for hunters this season.

“So we have most calibers in for the hunting and off course rifle season right in full swing so we are getting it in but it has been difficult to get some calibers.”

And even though he has an alternative to the 22, Garcia says some hunters may have a tough time switching because of superstitions.

“I know I've been unsuccessful to find my preferred 22 long rifle hollow point on many occasions and if it's a choice between not shooting or using another bullet that I don't necessarily prefer, then I go with the least preferred bullet because it's better to shoot than not to shoot. I've heard folks, you know not, refused to hunt with any other caliber other than say 30 out of 6 or 300 wind mac.


Story by Luba Solonenko, Beartooth NBC.
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