Ammunition boosts brass product demand
Feb 06, 2013 | 03:19 PM
| Suzy Waite
NEW YORK Lead times for certain brass products used in ammunition shells remain extended to eight weeks and likely will stay there as consumers, fearing stricter gun regulations, continue to stockpile firearms, copper service centers sources told AMM.
"The ammunition business is booming," one service center source said. "Were definitely seeing an increase on brass lead times. Id say theyre between six to eight weeks."
"Mills are saying ammunition (sales) are very strong," a second service center source said. "People are panicking. They think guns will be harder to get. Theres some stockpiling going on." ....
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