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Old 02-02-2013, 12:59   #26
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I've been shooting at an outdoor club. No ammo for sale there, only my handloads or anything I might buy from Walmart. While I agree the indoor range owners have to mark prices up a little to stay in business here's my problem with that......Instead of shooting once or twice weekly,I'm forced to shoot once a month. I have a budget too.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:16   #27
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I have my handloads only also.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:30   #28
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I have my handloads only also.
I guess when I run out of primers I'll start practicing with my airsoft pistols.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:38   #29
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I guess when I run out of primers I'll start practicing with my airsoft pistols.
Have you no primers for sale in your area?
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:03   #30
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Have you no primers for sale in your area?
It would seem that someone that didnt want me to shoot my gun bought every last one. Not that I'm out and need more right now,but who knows when they'll be back in stock?
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It would seem that someone that didnt want me to shoot my gun bought every last one. Not that I'm out and need more right now,but who knows when they'll be back in stock?
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:36   #32
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I try and go twice a month, and recently got the wife involved. A LEO range membership cost me about $100 a year, (30 mins and free target anytime Mon-Fri).
The ammo is about $35 a session, so close to $80 a month, about what the cable bil is.
Finding the ammo for the sessions is hit or miss at Walmart.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:13   #33
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I've been buying ammo where I can...a box here & a box there and shooting archery more often to relearn that skill and enjoy some soft of shooting;

recently I got back in .22 ownership to have some economical rfirearms practice, but soon found that .22lr is virtually nonexistent in my area...I guess others were thinking the same thing as me

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Old 02-03-2013, 16:30   #34
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The range near me is mostly vacant,due to the snow and temps as it's outdoors,we will see what happens come spring. SJ 40
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Old 02-03-2013, 17:26   #35
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1. are conserving what ammo they have

2. unable to obtain ammo

3. unwilling to pay higher prices.

It's a combo of all 3 for me. After years of paying the prices I'm used to, I refuse to pay a premium over 20-30%.

Before the SHTF I was paying about $0.20/round for 9mm/5.56, and about $0.35/round for .45acp... And .22's were about $0.03 a pop....

Now I go into Walmart, where I bought all my pistol ammo exclusively, and the shelves are bare. The only ammo that can be found is online where it is being scalped at 100-500%.

So conservation it is. I only have about 1500 rounds each of my primary calibers (.22/9mm/.40/.45/.223) and that's the absolute minimum I will keep until we see prices deflate.

Until then, no range for me.

Whoever is buying ammo at these absurd 500 PERCENT markups, YOU are solely responsible for the lack of supply and increase in price. A fool and his money...
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:02   #36
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I'm not shooting either. I have a pretty decent stash of my caliber, 5k+ rounds of .45acp. However, I don't wanna shoot what I've got knowing its gonna cost 2x as much $ to replace and may take weeks with all the 1 or 2 box limits at the stores in my area.

.223 is so hard to find I really dont want to shoot what I have at home. I only have about 1200rds the majority of which is JSP SD ammo. The 500rds or so of cheap FMJ I do have I dont want to shoot because I know I cant replace it anytime soon so I'm just hanging onto it.

I barely have any .22LR and I would have never guessed it would dry up. It was always so cheap and available available I never kept much stashed at the house. Really regretting that now, because I have always been able to rely on .22LR for cheap plinking.

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Old 02-04-2013, 04:02   #37
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Well, http://www.dillonprecision.com/ states they are backed up 6 - 8 weeks for machine orders so obviously some people are being forced to save money by reloading. To be frank, I can't help but wonder how much money some people are throwing at factory ammo in a year. I bet if most sat down with a pen & paper and calculated it their wives would leave them.
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Well, http://www.dillonprecision.com/ states they are backed up 6 - 8 weeks for machine orders so obviously some people are being forced to save money by reloading. To be frank, I can't help but wonder how much money some people are throwing at factory ammo in a year. I bet if most sat down with a pen & paper and calculated it their wives would leave them.
Wow. So Dillon owes BHO a thank you
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:57   #39
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Well, http://www.dillonprecision.com/ states they are backed up 6 - 8 weeks for machine orders so obviously some people are being forced to save money by reloading. To be frank, I can't help but wonder how much money some people are throwing at factory ammo in a year. I bet if most sat down with a pen & paper and calculated it their wives would leave them.
I have been reloading almost since I have been shooting. I truely do not understand how anyone affords to shoot a decent amount of factory ammo. I shoot an IDPA match 3x a month, 100-150rds each. Let's call it 400rds just for IDPA. That would cost me $175 in ammo cost alone, plus match fees! So being able to shoot for less than half that ammo cost means I'll go to all those matches. You don't get better or maintain your skills sitting home. Honestly, the cost of gas & time limits my shooting more than anything.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:04   #40
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The range near me is mostly vacant,due to the snow and temps as it's outdoors,we will see what happens come spring. SJ 40
Been the same way here at the two private gun club ranges. I make it a point to get out at least three times every winter 'cause of the different conditions.

At least there's no problem getting on range.
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Old 02-04-2013, 21:11   #41
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I'm saving my modest stock of ammo, I've shot a grand total of 30 rds in the last month :(
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:00   #42
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Heck I think I am up to 5 new guns now that I have not even shot yet. They are still sitting in the box. Not because of a lack of ammo but because of a lack of time. I know some people are buying ammo right now to try and resell it but I really believe a majority are buying it to keep it, being worried about future availability. I think that people are slowly learning that you have to stock your own ammo if you want to insure availability.

Buy two boxes shoot one, buy two cases shoot one, repeat and you can quickly start accumulating ammo. I wonder how many people will continue to do this after the supply catches back up again.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:37   #43
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:09   #44
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The range near me has a waiting list of ATLEAST 1-2 hours at any time of day for the range.

The range does the smart thing. They allow 1 box of ammo with the purchase of range time ($10) ... They have 22/9/40/45 stocked just for range participants Smart business plan if you ask me
Same near me. Only ammo they sell to not be used on the range is "home defense" ammo.


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Old 02-06-2013, 08:50   #45
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Not slowing down here. Range near me always has a line waiting at the door for them to open, especially on the weekends.
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The range near me is mostly vacant,due to the snow and temps as it's outdoors,we will see what happens come spring. SJ 40
I know what you mean. I am not even trying to go to my range in West Hartford, VT.
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:08   #47
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I used to go to the range about once a month, but I haven't been to the range in a few months. The main reason is that my local Farm and Fleet that has always carried a big, cheap supply of ammo has been out of hand gun ammo for weeks.
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:25   #48
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Although I've been shooting a little less, my range is always PACKED when I'm there.
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Old 02-06-2013, 14:27   #49
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Since more retailers have put Limits on ammo sales there is some ammo on the shelves. Cabelas had 2100 rds of Federal 22 LR with ammo can for 99 bucks plus tax and sold out in short order this week.

On some auction boards around here ammo is going down and 500 rds of Federal 223 is still up for sale at 325.
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