Friend is trying to find .50-70 Government brass. Fat chance. EVERYWHERE is sold out of even that. He did find a bullet mold and some dies, but until some brass turns up his smokepole will have to remain silent.
The most common question at the range for months now has been "Do you have any 9mm?", followed by "- any .223/5.56?" About 50% of the time both from the same person. I'm guessing that not only is everyone buying everything they can, but companies have shifted as much production as they can to the most-in-demand stuff.
This is not fun.