A couple folks have been asking about reloading due to the obvious ammo shortages. Guys... I've got some bad news for you. Reloading isn't an option right now either. Components are harder to find than actual ammo is. Its easy to rationalize... "oh I'll just reload". No. You won't.
Luke and I talk about this almost every day... who has powder? who has primers? Sure we've all got brass saved up and that's all good and well but it doesn't do ya a damned bit a of good without the other stuff. Freaking Bass Pro can't keep powder on the shelves.... even at their jacked up prices. Bullet selection is garbage... and primers are simply gone. Totally... gone.
The fact is... right now... stocking up ain't an option. You should've stocked up 2 years ago. Hell... you should've been stocking up for the last 10 years.
Your best bet now is to wait... or to focus on some less hip cartridges .223 and .308 are impossible to find...and when you do find .223... is a dollar a round... which is nuts. The hunting rounds are still out there. 35 whelen? You can find that. .270... .280... the short magnums... or plain old 30/30... those are all still out there. Your best bet may be to get rifles chambered in something like that.... at least until this idiotic panic blows over. I lean to the 30/06 myself or .243 myself for rifles... Shotgun ammo is still out there and easy to get... for handguns.. forget 9mm. Its worse than .223. You can occasionally still find .45acp and .40S&W and such but 9mm is just gone. This crap about 9's being cheaper to shoot? yeah those days are long gone.
I said the panic is idiotic.
So... This is what I would do... if I had spent the last ten years with my head up my ass... ignoring all the warning signs... ignoring all the people screaming at me to stock up on guns and ammo and gold and silver... and instead... I just kept putting it off till tomorrow...
Focus on shotguns... which you can still get ammo for... and get a 30/30 or a .270 or a 30/06. Something you can get ammo for. A .22mag is a very good option as well... as is 17hmr. They are cheap to shoot, and will put food on the table... they're also hell on wheels for predators. You can still get that ammo at walmart.
Tomorrow has come and gone people. Its to late now. Now you are in the damned weeds and will have to make the best of your situation.
I warned you dammit. For 10 years I've been warning you.