Hornady Manufacturing is one of America’s premier ammunition producers and well-known for their quality hunting, self-defense, and target rounds. Founded by Joyce Hornady and currently managed by his son Steve, the company endeavors to meet its founder’s philosophy of “ten bullets through one hole” accuracy.

To this end, Hornady’s over 300 employees strive to not only meet but exceed expectations. The company’s main facility in Grand Island, Nebraska covers over 100,000 square feet of production space, all of which is now dedicated to producing ammo for a market that some may consider woefully under-stocked.

The Grand Island factory is open for tours Monday through Thursday. For those who can’t make the journey to Nebraska, the National Rifle Association has released a video detailing the step-by-step construction of a Hornady round.

httpv://youtu.be/6a1G1XGhnTY

Image screenshot of video by NRApubs on YouTube

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  • Guest

    It’s nice you show a video on how shells are loaded. It would be nicer if you would actually load some shells and stock the shelves in the stores. Understocked is a joke. You have no ammo, reloading Brass or anything for a shooter going to sportsman’s warehouse stores or any other stores at all. What is your excuse now? What stores do you have ammo in? Your ammo is no where to be found. I used Hornady exclusively but now I will use whoever has ammo that I can find. I just bought some Remington ammo at least they are still putting some on the shelves. I hope to be able to use your product again, but then again, I wont cry because you get boycotted by your customers. Youboycotted us

  • It’s nice you show a video on how shells are loaded. It would be nicer
    if you would actually load some shells and stock the shelves in the
    stores. Understocked is a joke. You have no ammo, reloading Brass or
    anything for a shooter, going to sportsman’s warehouse stores or any
    other stores at all. What is your excuse now? What stores do you have
    ammo in? Your ammo is no where to be found. I used Hornady exclusively
    but now I will use whoever has ammo that I can find. I just bought some
    Remington ammo at least they are still putting some on the shelves. I
    hope to be able to use your product again, but then again, I wont cry
    because you get boycotted by your customers. You boycotted us first.

  • Are you really that ignorant Bill? You say that Hornady has boycotted the consumer? They are currently producing Millions of rounds a day. They have expanded over 50% in the last year just to attempt to keep up with the demands. It’s kind of hard when MILLIONS of people freak out when the Government says they are going to start taking guns away. Everyone goes out and buys as much ammo as they can. Think about it. There are over 4000 Walmarts in the US alone. How many Cabela’s, Bass Pro’s, Sportsmans Warehouse, all of the Internet retailers, and all your mom and pop shops all over this world. Do you really think that one factory can supply everyone in this time? They aren’t like your standard ammunition manufactures, they have VERY strict guidelines that every bullet that leaves that factory has to pass. So they don’t just produce the ‘bulk’ packs. They sell over 95% of their ammunition tot he consumer alone.

    Do your research before you go bad mouthing a GREAT company that produces nothing but the best. You just made yourself look like a complete moron! Good Job!

  • Oh yea, Read this, coming from Hornady!

    http://www.hornady.com/support/availability

  • I’m sorry Will, but you seem to be the ignorant one. Yes they have boycotted the consumer, the consumer can’t buy any ammo from Hornady or from anybody else right now because there is none in the stores. They didn’t seem to have any problem keeping the stores stocked before December 2012. Tell me were your buying shells and I’ll come to your store. I did do my research just by going to the store and asking Hornady personally. Your right Hornady is or was a great company and I have used them exclusively for alot of years. I never thought they would lay down like they have. Maybe you should get your facts straight

  • Do you really believe an ammunition company would not want to sell product? I just wish there was a rumor that my industrial products were going to be banned so I could sell record amounts. Sales = Profits, very simple, Hornady wants to ship as much as they can!

  • oldflyer

    I grew up in Grand Island Ne. My brother still lives there and my Wife’s Uncle retied from Hornady. The plant is open people are working extended shifts products are going out the doors. Not thing about why there is none on the shelf. When you see it how many boxes do you buy now compared to last year and the year before? How many guys do you know from the past that five years after buying a new rifle still have the original box of ammo that they bought when they bought the new caliber. That is mainly on the large caliber deer hunters. On the small side I walked past a buckets of .22 ammo because I never buy more than a 500 bulk box every couple of years. Now there are no .22 anywhere except for the guys that are taking out ads offering to sell .22 at 75 cents to a a dollar a round. IMHO those are the two items that are causing the shortages simply stated FEAR (real to a point) and PROFITEERING. Here’s hoping that ammo will go the way of computer chips there was a shortage then equilibrium hit and the profiteers are stuck with a ton of stock and facing falling prices until THEY have to sell for a loss.

  • oldflyer

    One more thought it was YEARS ago that Hornady stopped selling directly to the public and referred all sales to retailers. It’s caller supporting your retailers.