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Hard to get ammo in Australia

Discussion in 'Tilted Weaponry' started by zooksport2, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. zooksport2

    zooksport2 Vertical

    Location:
    Orstraylya
    Been waiting for some CCI ammo, for myself, and the pistol club.
    Order a case in March...
    Now told that I will be lucky to get any before the end of June. Seems there is 15 million rounds on back order here.

    So, hey you blokes! Send some down under to us, please?

    Anyone else having difficulty?

    have a great day.
     
  2. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Certain types of ammo were scarce for a couple years here recently too. .22lr was practically impossible to find for a long, long time, and many handgun rounds were also scarce. Mostly driven by speculators and false paranoia IMO. It seems that just in the last few months the supply is back to being readily available, even if prices are inflated. Hopefully you see it come back too.

    For some reason I didn't think you Aussies were to be trusted with pistols and the like though? Do you have a special permit, or LE ties, if I may ask? What caliber are you trying to procure? How much?
     
  3. zooksport2

    zooksport2 Vertical

    Location:
    Orstraylya
    .22LR Very popular brand here in handgun.

    Handguns are available only if you are a member of a gun glub, that is approved as a pistol range, and they have to be approved to shoot certain disiplines, and you are required to attend a minimum amount of shoots per year, usually 4 per year, but that increases if you have multiple weapons, or calibres. And the clubs have to send a report to police every year of attendance records.

    Very few farmers and pastoralist can have "open" licenses, and usually still have to attend the range as well. Range membership usually around $500 per year, but some ranges with basic facilities can be found for less.

    A new license application is around $250, and additions around $175. Then another $55 a year for the paper renewal, and a photo ID card last 5 years and another 20 bucks.

    Thennnnn. around 10-12 months after you first start shooting handgun, you can apply to buy your own. After you buy a safe, and mount it in your house in an approved manner. And the cops come around every now and then, and can enter and check your safe. You can request they come back at a more convenient time, but you can't refuse them entry.

    Easy as...

    Rifles are a little easier.
    --- merged: Jun 14, 2016 at 8:18 PM ---
    A case of CCI .22 (5000 rounds), retail near $600...
     
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  4. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor



    Gotcha, I learned a lot from that post. Thank you for explaining it all. I hope you get your rounds in soon.

    I'd be happy to send you a thousand or two, but I don't think our respective governments would be too thrilled with that. :p
     
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  5. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    This reminds me I should probably refresh my supplies. I haven't fired my weapons for years. My .30 Carbine rounds are mil surplus dating to Vietnam war era. My 20 gauge shells are maybe late 1990s. It's time to re-up.
     
  6. ChrisJericho

    ChrisJericho Careless whisper

    Location:
    Fraggle Rock

    Very informative, and also very sad to hear.
     
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  7. zooksport2

    zooksport2 Vertical

    Location:
    Orstraylya
    Finally got some rounds about 2 weeks ago, and bought 2 cases for the club, which should last us about 12 months. 625/case, so not cheap.

    But, as they say, the worst day shooting is still better than the best day at work...
     
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  8. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    It's October! That was quite the long wait.
     
  9. zooksport2

    zooksport2 Vertical

    Location:
    Orstraylya
    Things move slow downunder. Reeeeaaaalllll slow...