Updates on Remington Lonoke Ammunition plant.
Remington was broken up as part of their bankruptcy of 2020. Remington Ammo is now a stand alone company, all they do is produce ammunition............ and they are serious about it.
They run 4 shifts a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, around the clock. They are producing staggering numbers of ammunition. 6.85 Million rounds a day, with a goal of 2.5 Billion rounds a year, if the supply chain can hold up. Remington ammo needs 44 million pounds of lead a year, plus copper, tin, etc.
- The US produced 26 Billion rounds a year in WWII
- The current US military buy 1.6 Billion rounds of small arms ammo annually
- Ammunition sales have steadily increased in the 21st C, as of 2018 the US produced 8.7 Billion rounds
- - of the nearly 9 B rounds, 5 B were rimfire .22 cal
When the 2020 ammo sales numbers come in, I expect them to be record breaking, as will 2021.
If I ever get down to Arkansas, I'm going on a tour. This shit is impressive.
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