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Ammo Hoarding

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

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  1. Ferdinandd

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    I'm surprised at the ammo hoarding. Ammo isn't mentioned in the summaries of the proposed legislation that I've seen. In countries that have tighter gun control, .22LR is the one thing that's commonly exempted. If I was concerned about beating a possible ban, I'd be buying guns and mags that would be affected by such legislation.
     
  2. rockabillyrider

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


    :dunno:
     


  3. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Sounds like you weren't prepared.

    Take it as a lesson, and be ready for 'next time'. Don't do like so many others and, when things settle down, remain willfully unprepared

    Also...can you explain why you are calling it "hoarding"?

    I have 20,000 or more rounds of .22lr. I had that much last year, too. And the year before that. And the year before that.

    As such I haven't bought a single round of .22lr since probably October. I'll wager that you have bought some since then and as such are more of a 'problem' to the ammo supply than I am. Why? Because I was prepared.

    Seriously, it's not hard. *Most of the time*, you just stop by Walmart and grab a ~550 round bulk pack. Do the same next time you are there or drive by. It isn't hard or expensive.
     
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  4. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    I only have about 300 rounds of 7.62x39mm, .40 S&W, .357 Mag, .38 Spl, and .22 LR combined. Thanks to you dickhole hoarders out there, I'm not able to order more 7.62x39mm because EVERYONE is sold out, and not expecting more stock for months, by which time, it will sell out...AGAIN.

    I'm actually afraid to go to the range and blow off what little ammo I have. Thanks, *******s. And you know who you are. I was supposed to get 7.62x39 for Xmas. That is a frickin' joke now!
     
  5. rockabillyrider

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    I was supposed to get 7.62x39 for Xmas. That is a frickin' joke now!

    I must be in a good mood cause I'm not gonna say what I'm thinking.
     
  6. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    That's good, because I'm not interested in hearing it.
     
  7. rockabillyrider

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    Good mood just left town.





    Guess you won't be shooting it either. Merry Xmas.
     
  8. I've easily got 20k of .22 ammo, and a few thousand of each caliber of handgun I have. Why? Because I've been stocking up over the last 5 years and buying ammo when it was cheap and deep.

    I starting "hoarding" guns and ammo when I left CA because I wanted everything I couldn't have there. I've got that now, and more.

    Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

    Clyde
     
  9. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Should've been prepared
     
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  10. JLA

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    Probably for the last year or so I've been going to Walmart just about every Friday after work and buying a box or two of either 9mm...45...38spl....or 357 mag. NOW I am on the hunt for .380 ammo. Bought 2 one hundred round WWB boxes today. Yeah, I'm good to go.

    I don't consider myself a hoarder....I was just prepared. It had nothing to do with the election or shootings. I guess I just like to "collect" ammo. My wife thinks there is something wrong with me.
     
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  11. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot Millennium Member

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    :crying: You got to be kidding? Anybody who doesn't stash away ammo for times just like this are like people who complain about politicians but never vote.

    Look at the bright side, ammo manufacturers are running wide open trying to keep up with the demand. That's the only positive thing BHO has done for the economy in four years.
     
  12. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Ok, here's my take on it... When the ammo supply is high, and if I could ever afford to stock up on 10,000 rounds of each caliber, I would. I currently have 5-600 rounds of .45 that I accumulated over the past 3 years since I shoot mostly 9mm now. I have about 1500 rounds of 9mm, 2000x .40, 1500x 5.56, 2-300x .38sp, 200x .357mag, 1200x .22lr, 100x .380, and 50 or so 12ga.... I feel that overall those numbers are all extremely LOW. They are especially low in today's crazy ass crisis.

    When ammo was plentiful, I almost never had any on hand other then a few boxes of SD loads. When I wanted to go to the range, I'd drive to Walmart and pick up a few hundred rounds of each caliber I felt like shooting that day. I blow thru 200-300 rounds an hour or better so having 1000 rounds stashed away, especially when ammo is scarce, is nothing!

    Today I went to the range for the first time in 9 months and found myself rationing. I grabbed 4-30rd AR mags and 100 rounds of 9mm. In the good old days I'd shoot 3-5x that much! So I guess my question to you is; what do you consider hoarding? :dunno:
     
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  13. A-Train

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    "Hoarding" is the term that the stupid, lazy, and unprepared use to describe those who are the opposite of those things. Better to have and not need, than need and not have. I don't apologize to anyone for what I have.
     
  14. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    The fact that I'm a hoarder meant that last night I could go to the range to shoot.

    Over the last few years, I've been using the "dollar cost averaging" approach to ammo purchases. I'd watch the sales online, even when I didn't "need" any ammo. I bought here. I bought there. I did that regularly for a couple of years.

    Now I have a stash which I can tap into during "hard times." If I didn't have my stash, I wouldn't be able to shoot AT ALL right now.

    The reason there is a dearth of ammo available right now has NOTHING to do with my purchases over the last couple of years. There is a RUN on ammo now. The cool thing, is I don't have to run.
     
  15. cowboy1964

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    I don't understand the run on .22LR. Everything else, sure ok, but .22?
     
  16. Rancher

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    Ammo ain't been "cheap" for several years now. I remember before 08' buying .308 battle packs for less than 20 cents a round, those were the good old days now to me anyway.

    I have more .22 than I will shoot in my lifetime but possibly not in my sons, he knows he is lucky!

    You folks complaining now I guess forgot about the run in 08' and people here saying don't get caught with your **** in your hand again, guess you did not learn. I have a problem saying sorry.

    In another month people are gonna be upset cause they only have 2 magazines that hold more than 10 rounds for their semi-auto's all cause they figured they could buy more anytime. Sorry if you were not around from 1994-2004 but if you are on this site at all you should have been prepared.

    Rancher
     
  17. jdeere_man

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    Snooze you loose. If you weren't prepared for the day when ammo becomes (became) scarce that's your own deficiency. Am I a hoarder? Some people probably think so. I just think i'm prepared.
     
  18. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    I admit that surprised me, too. I'm glad I bought as much as I did... but, I wish I had bought more. I can't find .22LR anywhere!
     
  19. Rancher

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    I like to shoot and it's cheap. Between the 10/22, M&P 15-22, 22/45, and a Ceiner AR conversion a guy can go through a lot. With .223 now selling at over 75 cents plus a round can you blame me? Will shoot different calibers when the price comes down, for now lots of .22 plinking.

    Rancher
     
  20. pupcuss27

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    Now that's a good Dad

    Let's all do what we can to stop this!

    PUP
     
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