SayUncle reports that Alliant Techsystems are laying off workers for the second time from their Federal Cartridge Ammunition plant in Anoka. Apparently their order backlog is at an end.
At first glance this seems insane given the availability of reasonably priced ammo. One reason could be that the market for premium hunting ammunition has decreased.
One of the premium brands manufactured is Cape Shok dangerous game ammunition. It could be possible, in our current global economic state, hunters cannot afford to travel to the parts of the world where dangerous game is found.
Why they do no tool up to produce more cheap “tactical” ammo is a mystery.