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Old 02-28-2013, 13:18   #1
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ammo desperation...

you know there is a major shortage when I get ecstatic to see steel cased Tula Ammo in 9mm and buy it without hesitation...

not saying it's bad but far from the brass cased American made stuff I prefer for my Beretta 92FS
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Old 02-28-2013, 13:24   #2
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Old 02-28-2013, 13:36   #3
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The wife and I have bought exactly 4 boxes of ammo since October. 2 boxes of Blazer Al cased 9mm Makarov and 2 of the same in 10mm. just so we could shoot a bit without having to worry about collecting the "brass" in the wet grass.

Between stocking up for a long time and reloading we are comfortable. I can't understand anyone not prepared for shortages and political fluctuations.
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Old 02-28-2013, 14:05   #4
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I have stashed a fair amount, but don't want to dive into it if we have a similar social breakdown to nations in the E.U.; I don't reload due to financial constraints and the lack of skills/knowledge to do it correctly
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Old 02-28-2013, 15:06   #5
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I have stashed a fair amount, but don't want to dive into it if we have a similar social breakdown to nations in the E.U.; I don't reload due to financial constraints and the lack of skills/knowledge to do it correctly
Reloading is easy to learn.
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Old 02-28-2013, 15:27   #6
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I have kept a sufficient supply of premium JHP self-defense rounds for the two handgun calibers I own as well as for the one rifle and one shotgun. I also keep a supply of range ammo but in recent months I've decided to hold these in reserve until more ammo becomes available. The premium-to-range ratio is approximately 2.5:1
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Old 02-28-2013, 15:39   #7
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I have stashed a fair amount, but don't want to dive into it if we have a similar social breakdown to nations in the E.U.; I don't reload due to financial constraints and the lack of skills/knowledge to do it correctly
Not to hard to learn: Here is some simple Basics...Look at it.


http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/pa...ing+Ammunition
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Old 02-28-2013, 15:42   #8
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I have kept a sufficient supply of premium JHP self-defense rounds for the two handgun calibers I own as well as for the one rifle and one shotgun. I also keep a supply of range ammo but in recent months I've decided to hold these in reserve until more ammo becomes available. The premium-to-range ratio is approximately 2.5:1
So have I. For my G17, I have five 17-shot magazines loaded with WW/Fed 115gr JHP +P+ rounds.
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Old 02-28-2013, 15:44   #9
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Best thing is i have more than I will ever need BUT, that does not say more than I am use to shooting...That said I love to shoot and if that is going to happen I need more ammo ....the rest is for what ever
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Best thing is i have more than I will ever need BUT, that does not say more than I am use to shooting...That said I love to shoot and if that is going to happen I need more ammo ....the rest is for what ever
It is easy to not go shooting here in Winter VT - the range is covered with snow!
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So have I. For my G17, I have five 17-shot magazines loaded with WW/Fed 115gr JHP +P+ rounds.
And that's "enough" ?
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And that's "enough" ?
Lord, I hope so. 80 rounds of 9mm 115gr +P+ rounds ought to make an impression.
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Reloading is easy to learn.
The trick is finding components.
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I was in Charleston, WV on buisiness and scored 6 boxes of zinc coated steel cased 9mm, it's imported stuff(forgot the name), and 4 100rd boxes of American Eagle .40. They would only let me have 10 boxes. I then went to the Gander Mountain next door and picked up a 450 round bulk box of .45 ACP, I left happy.
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Old 02-28-2013, 20:57   #15
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I don't see this changing in the immediate future so if this hasn't convinced even the most slothful of reloading naysayers then I don't know what will.
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I have 580 rounds of 9x19 ammo left. I'm saving it 'til Summer.
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Old 03-01-2013, 19:00   #17
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I don't see this changing in the immediate future so if this hasn't convinced even the most slothful of reloading naysayers then I don't know what will.
I agree. It's convinced me. Starting behind the eight ball but I still see a good amount of components on the shelf here and I have tubs and tubs of brass. Should be fun to get into. Better late than never I guess.
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I agree. It's convinced me. Starting behind the eight ball but I still see a good amount of components on the shelf here and I have tubs and tubs of brass. Should be fun to get into. Better late than never I guess.
Tubs and tubs of brass - all from your shooting? That's a lot of shooting!
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The trick is finding components.
And having the space and time to do it
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Tubs and tubs of brass - all from your shooting? That's a lot of shooting!
You must have excellent back muscles after picking up all of this brass.
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