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if you buy in bulk from online warehouses as a standard practice , both your need for it and its availability most likely wont effect you at all .

I would not agree. A couple of years ago roughly, as I recall, there were long periods when about the only thing you could find in many calibers was not anything of any quality most people would regularly use in their guns – and that was from on line “bulk” suppliers. And even when it was available, it could be months before quantities measuring in multiple 100s (300, 500 rounds) were available, let alone 1000 rounds at a time, and there were limits on boxes of 50 or 100, for example. Plus, prices were massively higher than they had been before the relatively sudden (but predicted) shortage hit.