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Ammo Hoarding

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Skipper Bob, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. Skipper Bob

    Skipper Bob

    Jan 18, 2011
    Renton, Wa.
    Here in the greater Seattle area there is almost no 22lr anywhere you look .Wallmart, Dicks, Big 5, LGS even Cabela`s. Some of the forums there are guys bragging about their 20,000 round stash and buying cases at a time. You don`t have to control guns all you have to do is control ammo. How many 10-22, mark 3, and buckmarks etc,etc. do you think will be sold without a decent ammo supply. What about the millons of 22`s already out there now? The 9MM around here is just starting to get low. I`m sure the other will follow soon. Hoarding is playing into the anti-gun hands!! No ammo ,means no useable guns now or in the future!
  2. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    Bend Oregon
    the hoarders now are idiots but I have to ask why were you not prepared with a small stash on hand after all the recent mass shootings?? Do you not have a BiMart close by???

    I made it a practice to buy one brick a month at BiMart if they were on sale over the last few years they are ever month or so. I also stocked up on reloading components the same way at BiMart as powder, primers and Hornady bullets go on sale every other month or so.

  3. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    With the freedom to act comes the freedom to act in your own self interest, selfishly or for good reason or to act stupidly.

    I don't see it as "playing into the anti's hands" since s long as there is a demand and profit on the line manufacturers will produce more. It does serve to show the folly of future legislative limitations. If it scares the antis that isn't much of loss anyway.

    Anyone "on the fence" with any sense just might realize they had better get off the fence and get armed, those without the sense to figure that out are probably latent antis anyway.
  4. ctfireman


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bridgeport, CT
    I don't agree with ammo hoarding & don't do it (i have a stash but not a hoarder by any means). But it's their money to blow.
  5. arclight610


    Dec 2, 2009
    I only keep 300rds of each caliber on hand. I just have a crapton of primers and powder.
  6. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    There was a point in my life, where I didn't have enough $$$ to enjoy my sport, much less pay all my bills and eat. (I'm very serious.)

    After I got my 'stuff' in order (after a divorce), I started setting some $$$ aside EVERY week, for my 'sport'.

    When I got $$$ for primers, powder, bullets, I bought what I needed.
    IF I found a sale on ammo, I bought.
    Federal "Hi-Power" .22lr was going for 99¢ for a 100 round box.
    Federal "Lightning" .22lr was going for 49¢ for a 100 round box.
    I bought a couple of cases, of each. 5,000 rounds in each case.
    (I was shooting NRA Smallbore Hunter Pistol Silhouette every week, too.)

    7.92x57mm (8mm Mauser) - $65.00/case. Bought some.:supergrin:
    (Those days are G O N E!):crying:

    When I see a sale, I buy. I don't hoard. I shoot what I buy. . . . eventually.

    Buy it cheap. Stack it deep.
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  7. GlockFish

    GlockFish Floyd

    Feb 22, 2002
    So you want us all to divide our gardens evenly?
  8. voomie


    Sep 23, 2011
    The only reason why I bought in bulk was because I was planing on rise in prices because of the election and this was 6 months before the Big O won the seat again. What I wasnt planning on was the massive buy up because of the recent shooting.
  9. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    I have 35k of .22 bought over the years. Am I stashing or hoarding? And at what point does stashing (good) become hoarding (bad)?
  10. Cmacc


    Feb 1, 2011
    Eastern Iowa
    So you want the store to have an limitless supply but a private citizen is not allowed to obtain any more than you decide. There is a job waiting for you in the Central Planning Division of your local government.
  11. grumpy1


    Jun 20, 2012
    I like to shoot so I have a pretty fair stash. Does that make me a hoarder?? I bought quite a few cases this summer of 9MM, etc. when prices were dirt cheap and ammo plentiful. So maybe I am not a hoarder, but someone who planned ahead, because there was plenty left for anyone else that wanted to buy at that time also - buy cheap and stack it deep.

    I blame those that were complacent believing obama was a zero threat to our Second Amendment Rights because he never even talked about gun control in his first term. I know a lot of gun owners that voted for him believing that would still be that case even though they were warned by myself and others including the NRA. Many of those same gun owners are now out trying to buy all the ammo, hi cap magazines, and black rifles they can find. Kind of ironic.
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  12. rockabillyrider


    Jan 19, 2009
    This store is currently closed until we catch up on the orders we already have.

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    UPS will also be closed for the 4 day New Year's holiday.This will slow things down.
    We are very sorry for the delay and we are working many extra shifts to catch up.
  13. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    The smart ones hoarded a long time ago. Buy it cheap and stack it deep.
  14. vettely


    Nov 28, 2006
    Have fun reloading those .22 rimfire's.
  15. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
  16. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    Have you tried to call around to the local ranges (Champion, West Coast, Wades, The Marksman and Federal Way Discount Guns, I know they are usually higher in cost but if you really need some ammo............

  17. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    Also there is a gun show in Monroe next week and Puyallup the following weekend. There usually is a few ammo sellers there.

  18. yellowhand


    Feb 1, 2012
    300 rounds is considered a lite basic load, 600 rounds is considered about enough for one long patrol, this in 5.56 along with 50 to 100 rounds of pistol.
    300 rounds can go bye, bye in less than hour of hard use, 600 rounds in less than a day?
    10 days, 3000 to 6000 rounds per person.
    In an emergency, 10 days of hard use per month, times 6 months, 18,000 to 36,000 rounds over this span, means, how much ammo you got on hand???
    Factor in no resupply, and everyone looking to pick up more ammo in any emergency,,,
    Having 3000 to 6000 rounds in a REAL hard use period is not so much ammo to have on hand folks.
    If you are willing to bet your life, that any emergency will last one hour of hard use, have 300 rounds.
    Or 3000 rounds, 1 hour per day for 10 days of hard use.
    or 25,000 rounds for a few months, fine.
    25,000 rounds is about right for a real emergncy that might last six months, after that, we use ROCKS???
    In any emergency where the use of a firearm is needed for more than ten days, buy ammo now, most of these new rifles being bought will run empty in less than one hour.
    A spare rifle or two is not bad either, a new Colt M-16 will be burned up in less than an hour of hard use, been there and done that.
  19. This "hysteria" or "panic" really has shed some light on how things will go should there be an actual panic or hysteria that matters.

    I've always been under the impression that .22lr will always be available, no matter what happens...this really opened my eyes to how quickly it can all be gone.

    I have several hundred rounds of 22lr on hand, but thats only because I purchased a brick of 500 several months ago for $20.

    Slowly Ive been buying a box of 50 9mm's every week or so...I wont hoard, but I'll stock up slowly.
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  20. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I'm guilty.

    I have been buying a box or two of ammo a week for years, and a bulk purchase once a year or so if I find a good deal.

    I have 5k rounds of .45acp and 2k of .223. I have lots of various 12g and 20g also. I dont keep FMJ in .40 but I have 500rds of good SD JHP for .40 on hand.

    .22 is the one I am lacking these days. I had a good stash built up and then got a SP101 in .22LR. You cant help but smile and pull the trigger on that thing about 500 times every time you take it out.
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