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    I suspect one factor is the Chicom Flu disrupting supply chains internationally. How many sources are there for fine lenses and other optic components? Do their home countries have restrictive work rules? Are their social welfare programs lucrative enough to incentivize workers staying home?

    Possibly the increased demand for low end optics for new gun owners plays a role. Slow down production on the quality lines and step it up on the budget end.

    How about slow international shipping of parts creating a backlog for parts? That’s all I can think of offhand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    What I don't get is the optics shortage.

    As if there is legislation coming down to ban optics.
    My guess is folks are just fully equipping their new stuff. I know personally I've also been buying gear like slings and WMLs and need a new optic for my EPC and would like an RMR. I don't like having guns that are missing the basics or require canibalizing parts from other builds in order to shoot (e.g., I have more uppers than I have BCGs). After a certain number of stripped lowers in the safe, you kind of start buying other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilerUp View Post
    My guess is folks are just fully equipping their new stuff. I know personally I've also been buying gear like slings and WMLs and need a new optic for my EPC and would like an RMR. I don't like having guns that are missing the basics or require canibalizing parts from other builds in order to shoot (e.g., I have more uppers than I have BCGs). After a certain number of stripped lowers in the safe, you kind of start buying other stuff.
    Could be, but I've also noticed higher end stuff is hard to find, Razor 1-10's, NF Optics, as well as Aimpoints and EoTechs, but that could be like what Phil mentioned, supply chain disruptions.

    I agree, I outfit all of my guns completely... well most of them anyway. I don't want to re-zero or have firearms not setup ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilerUp View Post
    My guess is folks are just fully equipping their new stuff. I know personally I've also been buying gear like slings and WMLs and need a new optic for my EPC and would like an RMR. I don't like having guns that are missing the basics or require canibalizing parts from other builds in order to shoot (e.g., I have more uppers than I have BCGs). After a certain number of stripped lowers in the safe, you kind of start buying other stuff.
    That’s pretty much where I’m at, other than waiting for stamps to clear. Offset red dot, mount, and an Owl are all on my short list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Could be, but I've also noticed higher end stuff is hard to find
    Well, I don't think it's the poors who are driving the prices this high.

    What does surprise me is that there really hasn't been a run on mags. If you need imported "high capacity" magazines, I'd suggest you cover that base now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Could be, but I've also noticed higher end stuff is hard to find, Razor 1-10's, NF Optics, as well as Aimpoints and EoTechs, but that could be like what Phil mentioned, supply chain disruptions.
    Back when I was on the hunt for a Razor 1-10, Vortex was saying the hold up was Asia. I believe NF is having the same issues, along with their DoD contract they recently won. When I was contemplating getting another ATACR a few months ago, Sonny at NF confirmed they were back-logged 6 months, and didn't argue when I was supposed that it was due to their contract. (Also, sadly, FDE is not available, even for mil/LE purchasing...rats).

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    Yeah anyone who imports optics from Asia (pretty much everyone) is having a hell of time with backorders. Plus the US ports are understaffed due to covid and container ships are sitting waiting to be unloaded for weeks. Also raw material are hard to get so that’s an added factor. The appliance world is going through the same thing, my great uncle owns a furniture store and he has over a million in inventory sitting on a ship waiting to be processed.

    Quote Originally Posted by gatordev View Post
    Back when I was on the hunt for a Razor 1-10, Vortex was saying the hold up was Asia. I believe NF is having the same issues, along with their DoD contract they recently won. When I was contemplating getting another ATACR a few months ago, Sonny at NF confirmed they were back-logged 6 months, and didn't argue when I was supposed that it was due to their contract. (Also, sadly, FDE is not available, even for mil/LE purchasing...rats).
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    MRO's for $350, which I haven't seen in a long time.

    https://www.kenziesoptics.com/produc...9929003baf822a

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    MRO's for $350, which I haven't seen in a long time.

    https://www.kenziesoptics.com/produc...9929003baf822a
    I feel like I should buy one just to feel like its 2018 again when things were good

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    Best Price I've seen on a Type 2 RM06 in awhile:

    https://www.kenziesoptics.com/produc...5-moa-red-dot/

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    Memorial Day Sale

    LMT complete upper 1599$

    https://lmtdefense.com/product/shovelnose/

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