It's probably just that everybody that bought a rifle bought ammo to go with it. The cost to start reloading a new caliber is high to begin with but it pays off over the long run. Since you like the Tec side you might think about starting reloading, when Obummer caused the last shortage it really didn't effect me except 22's. I like reloading but I have extra time. The new CFE and IMR non copper fouling powders are not available in factory loads everything I reload now is using those powders.