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Old 03-07-2017, 02:20 PM   #1
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Federal Cartridge Lays Off 100 Worker in Anoka, MN

Analysts have noted that Federal Cartridge and other ammunition makers had expected that an election win for Hillary Clinton in November might have spurred sales as gun-rights enthusiasts stocked up on guns and ammunition for fear of tougher gun regulations to come. Such forecasting was thrown to the wind when President Donald Trump won the election.

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Old 03-07-2017, 03:30 PM   #2
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Cuyler tell em to get back in there and start crankin out 550 packs of 22 ammo! Still can't find em here! Expecting a big tidal wave of 22 ammo in coming weeks! Or not.
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Hey if they can't sell enough then lower the prices.
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Hey if they can't sell enough then lower the prices.
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That's ridiculous. If the stuff was available, it would sell. Federal is the most scarce brand in my area. Lots of Remington. If Federal was sitting next to the Remington, I know which one people would grab.

All the Federal .22 I've seen in the last year is AutoMatch, except two times I could get an American Eagle brick. No Value Packs for nearly two years, no brick or 50 round Champion for even longer.

On their.38, I've never had trouble getting what I want, the 130 gr FMJ.
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Cuyler tell em to get back in there and start crankin out 550 packs of 22 ammo!
Yep, I should. The Federal Plant is only about 8 miles from my house.

BTW, Federal has laid off more workers.

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I grew up in elk river, big lake area. Had alotta friends and relatives work there.
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I grew up in elk river, big lake area. Had alotta friends and relatives work there.
Speaking of Elk River, it was a great year for the Elk River Girls High School Basketball Team. They won their “first ever” Class 4A State Championship a couple of weeks ago. They went undefeated the whole year and finished the season with a perfect record of 29-0.
Sorry for getting of the main topic.

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All gun related manufactures have had their hay ride thanks to Obama. lt is time to get back to reality with even supply levels, and reasonable profits.
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I bet in about, mmmm..... three years it could all go cray-cray again. The rhetoric for the next election will start in earnest before you know it.
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Yep, I should. The Federal Plant is only about 8 miles from my house.

BTW, Federal has laid off more workers.

http://www.startribune.com/more-layo...oka/417476093/
Just reading the comments made me smile.
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Speaking of Elk River, it was a great year for the Elk River Girls High School Basketball Team. They won their “first ever” Class 4A State Championship a couple of weeks ago. They went undefeated the whole year and finished the season with a perfect record of 29-0.
Sorry for getting of the main topic.
They did pretty well a couple years back too if I remember correctly? Both winchester and remington have 500+ rnd bulk packs up on cabelas site but no federal. They do have the 375 packs. Oddly the Winchester 333 packs are cheaper/rnd than their 555 packs? Odd to me. Course the local Walmarts have none. I have no doubt all their 22 lines are runnin 24/7 they just don't have the equipment or the will to produce enough to stock the shelves.

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I think there's some sort of backroom dealing with the distributors. Remington's overpriced junk rimfire is everywhere, Federal is not. You can get all the Federal centerfire you want, though. All my big boxes used to have tables stacked with hundreds of Federal Value Packs. I thought I'd be seeing those stacks again by now. Doesn't make sense to me; I haven't seen a Value Pack in two years.

I read that I'm part of the problem, because I have 32k of .22. I can go years on that. The real problem was that production couldn't or wouldn't keep up. I couldn't always find what I wanted, so I bought extra every time I did. I only have 1200 rounds of .38, because it stayed on the shelf pretty well.

At least I saved money in the long run. Most of my .22 was 2-3 cents. I have Mini-Mags that were 6 cents. If, as one of the conspiracy theories goes, they held back to raise prices, it just shot them in the foot.
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