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ammo supply

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by vallelbg, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. vallelbg

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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.
     
  2. Kichigai

    Kichigai 気違い Was Mr30s

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    Sleep at walmart with the walmart app in hand :supergrin:
     


  3. mjw357

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    when i go to the range i buy what I intend to shoot. so I take 2 boxes from my stash to shoot and replenish it with 2 new boxes for example. I don't gain anything but i keep what i feel comfortable with in the safe.
     
  4. Danl Boone

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    I hate to say it, but the best way to build a large stock of ammo is to find a source and then have unlimited resources! Just keep buying the stuff until you have "enough"!
     
  5. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    This is close to the mark.

    The way I did it was to look every few days on line, and, when I found something I could use at a reasonable price, buy it. In a few months I had quite a stash.
     
  6. newgene

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    Best advice may be just to not pick a time like right now to start building the stash. Wait until the end of the summer, at least, and then start. Right now, you'll just compete against the hysteria that has had all the ammo wiped out for the first half of this year.

    It will come back soon. Right now, just keep checking your local spots and buy it a little at a time.
     
  7. G23c

    G23c

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    keep checking online (daily) and when you see a good number, load up!
     
  8. attrapereves

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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.
     
  9. TCMod19

    TCMod19 Save it.

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    Ammo scares and gun runs are cyclical and a given. Buy X amount of ammo per quarter and when it's always on sale. Do not stop until you have at least several thousand rounds per caliber and then replenish what you shoot. You'll never be short of ammo again.
     
  10. WinterWizard

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    1) Wait for ammo availability and prices to come back down to normal.
    2) Buy however much you want to keep on hand.
    3) Don't shoot it.
     
  11. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    If we are lucky there will be a slight improvement in the next few weeks in ammo supply. However we are primed for a shortage again when the renewed push for Federal bans and restrictions start again.

    If we hold the line against the anti gun and the pro gun people that want more restrictions we should see better times in 2015.
     
  12. cbird77

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
  13. Tiro Fijo

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    Color me curious as to why(?). :dunno:
     
  14. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Buying has slowed down some allowing some ammo to make it to the shelves.
     
  15. ...wanna see zombies worse than people who constantly walk and type in their smart phones? Just look at the countless people who stare into ammo shelves looking for their caliber.
     
  16. GlockinNJ

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    Even if you only shoot 200 rounds a month of each caliber, 1,000 rds won't last very long. Newtown happened 6 months ago. Anyone with 1,000 rounds on hand when this craziness started is probably looking for a score.
     
  17. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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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.