I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, so I chose reloading. I'm just curious to know how you guys think the closing of the lead smelter is going to impact the prices and availability of ammo. I just heard about this today from a friend and he says we should expect a major ammo shortage (as if it's not bad enough already) in the near future. For those who haven't heard about it, the last lead smelter in the US, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, just closed down last week due to EPA regulations that would have required the company to spend $100 million to come into compliance. From what I have gathered, our only source for lead will now be China and all of our scrap lead will have to be shipped there for smeltering. The result should be a huge increase in the price of lead as well as a possible shortage. Any thoughts from you guys on how this will play out in terms of ammo availability and prices?