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Yamaha Launches “Build Your Own” Viking VI Site

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has launched a new Viking VI “Build Your Own” website that's designed to provide customers with the opportunity to personalize and accessorize their vehicle of choice online.

Member's Hunt: Frozen Stiff

Ordinarily it would be safe to assume an Alaska resident would have a pretty firm grasp of how to keep a firearm functioning in the cold, wouldn’t it?

Gamo Outdoor USA Summer Giveaway Closing

Gamo Outdoor USA's annual giveaway event, which launched earlier this summer, is due to close at 11:59 p.m., EST, on August 19.

Little Bear … Big Bear?

In Alberta good things come to those who wait­—and sometimes to those who don’t.

Sportsman's Guide Rebrands, Launches "Share the Thrill" Campaign

The outdoor sporting goods retailer Sportman's Guide has launched a brand campaign and redesign centered around a "Share The Thrill" rally cry that's meant to unite sportsmen and women through their love of the outdoors.

Drill the Target with Mathews' Chill SDX for Women!

Karen Mehall Phillips swore she'd never shoot another bow after falling in love with Mathews' single-cam Jewel, but the company has turned her head with its new-for-2014 women’s bow—the Chill XDS.

Making Tracks: Ram Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab EcoDiesel 4x4

Chrysler pulled a real coup in the light truck market after debuting the first V6 diesel in a half-ton pickup. Their 2014 Ram 1500 with V6 EcoDiesel generates 240 hp and a stump-pulling 420 lb.-ft. of torque at a low 2,000 rpm.

From Field to Frontline

Think German shepherds are the only dogs fit for duty? English springer spaniels and other hunting breeds increasingly are the dogs of choice for bomb sniffing, narcotics detection and search-and-rescue operations.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Waterfowl Framework

Based on this year's record-breaking duck population survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has once again proposed liberal season lengths and bag limits for the 2014-2015 season.

ALPS OutdoorZ Introduces First Women's Pack

ALPS OutdoorZ has announced the addition of its new Huntress Women's Pack to the company's 2014 line of camouflage hunting backpacks.

Will Fall-Like Weather Provide Early Duck Push?

Unseasonably cool August weather begs an important question: Will we get an early push of ducks?

Archery Accuracy Begins with Good Form

It's okay to be bossy when it's to help make sure a new archer is mastering his or her shooting fundamentals!

Pennsylvania Women Engage in Taxidermy Duel

Folks are doing a lot of neat things with taxidermy nowadays. What you don't see much of, though, is people calling upon taxidermy in a fight. Until last week, that is.

One Dog to Rule Them All

If you haven’t the space, finances nor stamina to keep two hunting dogs—one that points, and one that flushes and retrieves—then get in line for a versatile hunting dog.

Quail in the Land of the Maya

The new NRA Outdoors program matches members with hassle-free adventures that make hunting dreams come true. Somehow they even knew about my dream for action-packed wingshooting in a relaxing tropical paradise.

Knowing Your Limitations in the Backcountry

Knowing personal limitations comes with experience and exposure. What can you do to ensure you know the ins and outs of your own abilities? Caylen Wojcik offers a little advice on the matter.

The .22 Long Rifle

For some two or three years finding .22 Long Rifle (LR) ammunition has been quite a challenge. In order to determine why, Dave Campbell takes a look at the cartridge's history.

"Be Weatherby" Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Win Rifles, Shotguns

Weatherby has launched a new online sweepstakes, titled "Be Weatherby," that will offer participants the chance to enter a monthly drawing for their choice of a Vanguard Series 2 rifle, WBY-X rifle or PA-08 pump shotgun.

Packing Pistols In Bear Country

Carry guns can take many forms, but choosing one to wield in the wilderness deserves special considerations.

Why PSE's DNA SP is an Ultimate Buck Buster This Season

The DNA SP from PSE is "on target" for one new bowhunter--or any bowhunter--seeking the answer to the speed vs. forgiveness debate!

Shooting Sports USA Celebrates Centennial of Competitive Shooting News

Shooting Sports USA, the National Rifle Association's monthly journal for target shooting enthusiasts, is celebrating more than 100 years of reporting on competition shooting.

The Facts About Public-Land Elk

Sure, whitetails hide like rabbits when hunting pressure gets heavy, but they say when you bump elk they’ll walk right over the mountaintop. The thing is new studies show that to be true, but not necessarily.

Hardware: Trijicon VCOG

Thanks to reviewers and bloggers, and lots of social media chatter, Field Editor Brian McCombie was sure the Trijicon VCOG would be one heavy beast of a scope, bulky, a regular boat anchor. He found those reports to be entirely untrue. Check out his complete review right here.

NRA Benefactor Honored at Prestigious National Event

Prominent gold and rare coins expert Michael Fuljenz, sponsor of ARTV's "I Have This Old Gun," was bestowed with multiple awards.

Where's the .22 Rimfire?

It's the question that's been on consumers' minds for months: Where's the .22 rimfire? Here's an answer from inside the industry.

SportDOG: Good Reasons to Crate-Train Your Hunting Dog

Crate-training your puppy should be one of his first obedience lessons. Do you crate-train your dogs? Why or why not?

Inside the Industry: Where's the .22 Rimfire?

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe asks Federal Premium's Tim Brandt the question consumers everywhere want answered: Where's the .22 rimfire?

3 Reasons to Pack a Seat on Backcountry Bowhunts

As you try and trim weight from your heavy backpack, don't let your seat be one of the items you sacrifice on that backcountry hunt!

SCI Challenges California Mountain Lion Import Ban

Safari Club International files suit in U.S. District Court to reverse 1990 decision made via voter initiative.

Positively Grizzly

What to know before hunting North America’s apex predator.

CVA Pays Tribute to "Jeremiah Johnson"

CVA has launched a new product video, one that also serves as a something of a tribute to the 1972 film classic "Jeremiah Johnson." The Hollywood-inspired new ad is something that needs to be seen to be properly appreciated.

Ohio City Ignores HSUS, Bans Feeding Feral Cats

Faced with an increasingly large population of feral cats, the city council of Sylvania, Ohio, has voted unanimously to ban feeding them.

Bear, Bigfoot or Hoax?

A viral video of a bear cruising the 'burbs on its hind legs has been making the rounds. Is it legitimate?

A Midsummer Deer Hunt

Want to hunt deer in July? To hunt deer with a suppressor? To see bucks come bombing in to squeals made from a beech leaf? Here's a hunt in England that's tough to beat.

3 Must-Read Hunting Books—For Kids

Get your kids ready for school and reading now with these hunting tales.

Six Tips for Your Backcountry Bowhunt

Scan these tent and sleeping bag selection tips as you plan this season's backcountry bowhunting adventure.

Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Wireless

With Bushnell’s new Trophy Cam HD Wireless you can be Bond, James Bond, master spy of the whitetail woods. Or anyplace else. Check out this complete review from Field Editor Ron Spomer.

Winchester Ammunition Launches WinchesterTV.com

Winchester Ammunition has announced the launch of WinchesterTV.com, a new, online destination that will serve as the home of hundreds of episodes of hunting-related television.

Swarovski Optik North America Announces 65th Anniversary Specials

Swarovski Optik North America, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, is celebrating its 65th Anniversary—and, to celebrate, consumers are being offered the chance to cash in on some special anniversary pricing.

Leupold Offering $50 Rebate on VX-2 Riflescopes

From August 1 through Sept. 1, 2014, Leupold is offering hunters and shooters the chance to cash in a $50 rebate on the purchase of any VX-2 riflescopes.

Know Your Limits!

Whether you're hunting from a blind or climbing the steepest slope for your state's archery opener, step one is to test and verify your limits by practicing and pushing your limits.

CMMG Unveils Mk4 V Series

For varmints or other long-range shots, CMMG's new Mk4 V and Mk4 V2 rifles, both chambered in 5.56x45 mm, offer distinct advantages.

Weatherby Partners with Outdoor Women Unlimited

Weatherby has partnered with Outdoor Women Unlimited (OWU) and its official publication, BLAZE Magazine, to give away a WBY-X Blaze rifle to a current OWU member.

10 Camo Options for Under $60

Whether your goal is early-season whitetails, swamp ducks or simply to show your colors with pride around town, here are 10 affordable camouflage options that deserve your attention.

Pheasants Forever Releases Nesting Habitat Report

Pheasants Forever has released its Pheasant Nesting Habitat Conditions report.

Big Horn Armory’s Model 90

Wyoming-based Big Horn Armory has announced its new Model 90, a lever-action rifle chambered in .460 S&W Mag.

Put Down the Mower: Brushy Areas Good for Pheasants, Quail

Need to free up some time to be lazy this summer? Nebraska Pheasants Forever has your answer.

HSUS Attempts to Drive Hunters, Shooters from Public Lands

NRA and other conservation organizations call for Interior Department to reject lead-ammo ban petition; Hornady urges hunters and shooters to take action.

.45 ACP vs. Brown Bear

Jim Landess of Sterling, Alaska, used a $200 Hi-Point .45 ACP pistol to defend his home against a 450-pound brown bear.

Does Rain Lower Your Bullet's Point of Impact?

Does shooting in the rain result in a lower point of impact? The BullShooters investigate.

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By Jon Draper
August 29, 2013

It is consumer demand that keeps supplies of ammo nationwide low—and prices high. To figure out why, you might ask your neighbor.

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Latest Comments

rspock wrote:
July 23, 2014

It's summer of 2014 now and reloading components are more scarce than ever. Midway, Cabalas, etc have little to no Hodgdon powder, 30 cal completion quality bullets (or any other for that matter). Can't shake the feeling that something besides normal supply and demand is going on.

Russell Keeling wrote:
May 18, 2014

It's hard to believe this articles. I handload and all components are not available and have not been for a long time. If this article held truth, at some point I would be able to find some brass.

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