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Old 06-17-2013, 17:33   #21
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*Get it when you see it....shoot it when you know you can get it....replace what you shoot and "add" a box or 2 after you shoot.
Thats the way I do it, a box or two a week in each caliber I am stocking. I seem to be drawn to .223 and .45acp for some reason. I have slowly, but steadily built up a few thousand rounds of each over the years.

I buy ammo just for the range, I rarely dip into my stash for a range trip.
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Old 06-17-2013, 17:58   #22
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Just wondering what is the best way to build a good stock of ammo.Stop shooting until you have what you want,not shoot as much,etc..Just curious what some of you guys/gals do.
I can only speak to my personal circumstances.

I've quit going to the range the past year or so and concentrated in laying in a supply of range and self-defense ammo. Regular contact with Wal-Mart has resulted in purchases of both 9mm and .22lr.

I had a pretty good supply of JHP self-defense ammo but ran thin of the range ammo. Even though I've accumulated range ammo in the interim I'm also sitting on that until I'm convinced the supply is coming back.
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Old 06-17-2013, 20:04   #23
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I agree. My stash that I've built since April

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Old 06-17-2013, 20:19   #24
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I agree. My stash that I've built since April

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Old 06-17-2013, 20:36   #25
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I shoot competitively. Most of the 9mm will be gone in 24 months.

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Old 06-17-2013, 20:48   #26
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Thats the way I do it, a box or two a week in each caliber I am stocking. I seem to be drawn to .223 and .45acp for some reason. I have slowly, but steadily built up a few thousand rounds of each over the years.

I buy ammo just for the range, I rarely dip into my stash for a range trip.
Yep. Me too.
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Old 06-17-2013, 21:31   #27
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When people quit paying forty bucks for a 50 round box of 45 ACP ball ammo, this crap will stop.

Honestly, 25 dollars is too much. More like 20 to 22 dollars.

You need to buy WHAT YOU USE, not what you think you need.

If you are one of these 'I go the range once a month' people, you have absolutely zero business trying to buy 250-500 rounds at a time.

Sorry for the venom, but I am sick of this!

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Old 06-17-2013, 21:39   #28
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When people quit paying forty bucks for a 50 round box of 45 ACP ball ammo, this crap will stop.

Honestly, 25 dollars is too much. More like 20 to 22 dollars.

You need to buy WHAT YOU USE, not what you think you need.

If you are one of these 'I go the range once a month' people, you have absolutely zero business trying to buy 250-500 rounds at a time.

Sorry for the venom, but I am sick of this!

Rant off.
Why do you say that regarding buying 250-500 rounds?
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Old 06-17-2013, 21:59   #29
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I say that simply because if someone is a once a month shooter, they have no need for a bulk ammo purchase.

I have no problem with people who go to the range once or twice a week...every week...buying that much ammo at a time. If you go the range that often, you are serious about what you are doing.

What's driving this are people on the margins who never give these things a thought until they perceive a possibility they can't have weapons anymore. They weren't serious to begin with...that's my point.

Ammo belongs to shooters, not wannabes who stockpile because 'the day may come'.
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Old 06-17-2013, 22:43   #30
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I have resorted to a Lee Classic Turret! 4 pulls and I have a new 45acp. So far I have 500 rounds, with another 500 I will be break even on equipment, and my per cost will be down to less than 15! Now to get set up for .223!

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Old 06-17-2013, 23:22   #31
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When people quit paying forty bucks for a 50 round box of 45 ACP ball ammo, this crap will stop.
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= $50 / 1,000 .45 auto, and that's being generous.

Add to that the fact you don't have to worry about who's buying what at Wal-Mart or on MidwayUSA.com. Just watch the lead melt, sit back and smile.

I'll be at the range... hope y'all make it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:28   #32
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I try to get out to the range every month, handgun and long gun. I don't have a stacked wall of ammo....I send them down range. Sure, I may only have +200 in one of my calibers but I'm not gonna sit home and watch a bunch of boxes grow and grow and collect dust bunnies. Too me, good range time trumps sucking the Walmart teet and bragging on how many boxes were scored.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:52   #34
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A lot of the people who are complaining about a lack of ammo are the kinds of people who never keep ammo on hand and always run to Walmart before a range session.

I keep a minimum of 1000rnds of ammo per caliber on hand.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:37   #35
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I say that simply because if someone is a once a month shooter, they have no need for a bulk ammo purchase.

I have no problem with people who go to the range once or twice a week...every week...buying that much ammo at a time. If you go the range that often, you are serious about what you are doing.

What's driving this are people on the margins who never give these things a thought until they perceive a possibility they can't have weapons anymore. They weren't serious to begin with...that's my point.

Ammo belongs to shooters, not wannabes who stockpile because 'the day may come'.
It is free market my friend. You can buy as much as you can or want. You could easily make a case that ammo is a precious commodity like gold. Something that would only get harder and harder to get as time goes by and is not perishable. Unless of course you want to impose regulations on this and I think we have all pretty much seen enough of that.


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Old 06-23-2013, 18:25   #36
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Old 06-23-2013, 18:34   #37
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I used to buy some everytime I went to Walmart. Except for the good stuff. I go to Walmart more than I shoot.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:22   #38
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So do you stock both pd and range ammo or just pd? For example, I keep a stash of 1000 rounds of HST in both 40 and 45 and buy range ammo as needed.
I generally do not stock up for self defense. A couple of hundred rounds will last a very long time. In the unlikely event that I use it all and survive I'll go to ball. But I'm not stockpiling for the inevitable zombie apocalypse I just want to go shooting every week.
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Old 06-28-2013, 18:56   #39
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Check, gunbot.net. It's an ammo search engine.
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Check, gunbot.net. It's an ammo search engine.
I think a few vendors aren't appearing on there anymore, I used it for a while...but I tend to just go straight different company's websites.
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