Hate that!Been looking hard for 7.62x39 for me and a buddywho just bought his first SKS....my paltry 500rounds is just enough to make me feel nervous. Folks with thousands stocked for plinking are still competeing for rounds,(Is it fair to wish they'd let somebody else get a chance to get their hands on it? 1k in tins for a "reasonable" price is all I ask..). On The world wide 7.62x39shortage http://www.eckernet.com/2006/02/worldwide_762x39_ammo_shortage.html http://www.eckernet.com/2006/03/update_ammo_shortage.html Most commercial wholesalers have indeed had their stockpiles wiped out. There have been isolated cases where there is a ready supply but most of the nation still has had to do with their private stockpiles. Rounds affected have included 7.62mm, 5.56mm and the .50 caliber. As near as I can tell, other than the dates listed above I don’t see an end in sight for the shortages. I’ve tried getting ahold of several of the commercial manufacturers, but so far both myself and others have gotten relatively non-descript answers of “soon”. I was able to find this somewhat dated response someone got from Wolf apparently indicating that by late March there should be plenty of ammo back on the market. However, this being late March and ammo still nowhere to be seen, I think we can declare that a fairly optimistic viewpoint.