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Order a few cases of .22lr?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by emt1581, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Aceman

    Aceman

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    This is an intriguing thought. I'd bet money....half the stock was set back. either way; competitors are out, or grandfather clause. Merchants win, you lose.
     
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  2. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter


    #1....For Rimfire.....better safe than sorry.....$1,000 worth of ammo protected for $2.25 per year.....a "no brainer"...IMO

    (also easier to store, stack, transport, count, etc)


    #2....Nope....never been an issue....& I have lots of .22 LR stored in this manner for a couple of decades! You do want to start with ammo cans having good seals.
     

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  3. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    All of mine have good seals. But the crappy Cabelas plastic "cans" are fine for sitting on the shelf but for lugging around, they are a joke.

    $2.25 per year? You talking about desiccant or what?

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  4. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter



    At one time...1,500 of .22 LR might last 2 to 3 days of practice sessions..

    ..and we sometimes will go thru that much in one session.


    A friend & I are currently going thru over 1,000 rds of rimfire & centerfire in just a couple of practice sessions..

    ..and this is mostly timed pistol competition on plate racks.


    20K might be a lifetime supply to some..

    ..a month supply to others! :whistling:


    YMMV
     
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  5. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter


    $2.25 per year is the cost of the mil-surplus ammo cans...

    ..amortized over 20 years! :supergrin:
     
  6. actionshooter10

    actionshooter10 CLM

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    Cheaper than dirt has new 50 cal ammo cans for 160. Very good deal. Especially since I can get them delivered to me for free...:whistling:
     
  7. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Ha!! I pay $5 for like-new ones and can get as many as I want locally. Plus I bought a huge one with 6 hasps on it from the same guy for $15 two weeks ago. Started a thread on it in the GFF and NO ONE could ID it even with a pic.

    Anyway, I have a few dozen mags, lowers, etc. in it right now.

    But yeah...if we're talking amortization I'd be in the .25 range. :cool:

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
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  8. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

    With friends and family along, I often go through 2,000 rounds in a day. I shoot a lot more than twenty times a year.
     
  9. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter

    The regular .50 cans will not hold 12 bulk packs..IIRC

    ..& even at $5 each you might take another look at your math! :whistling:
     
  10. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I know and I noticed yours were deeper than the typical .50cal cans.

    Math was never my strong suit. :supergrin:

    -Emt1581
     
  11. Aceman

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    Again, please explain to me (sensibly, reasonably) the relationship between exactly what impending ban, and the need for a crapton of .22lr?
     
  12. Aceman

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    This I get. But that would be any old Saturday. Today, tomorrow, yesterday, ten years ago.
     
  13. bdcochran

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    Yes, definitely buy the ammo as you have now clearly decided not to move to Florida. Or have you decided not to move to Florida?

    :upeyes:
     
  14. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Did you not read the part where I said several time that it was going to be a few years? And does that have anything to do with .22lr ammo?

    -Emt1581
     
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  15. Cavalry Doc

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    Just a tip, try the 20mm cans. They hold about as much as you'd want to pick up at one time.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter


    I like the 20mm for airtight storage of items that do not need to be moved!

    I would rather pick-up two 50 cal cans & go..

    (balanced load, no back strain)

    ..than leaning forward & walking like a duck while holding one really heavy 20 mm can which is banging on my knees.

    Ask me how I know this ! :clown:


    Also they are really deep...

    ..makes it hard to grab items not near the surface.


    YMMV
     
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  17. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    Oh, I just grab one in each hand, but that's for a trip from the garage to the back of the truck only.
     
  18. quake

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    Or.... What about just continuing to buy a brick or three at a time, when you're at a store already? In the long run that accomplishes the same thing, while incentivizing local stores to stock the things we want them to stock.
     
  19. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I could do that. I haven't been to wal-mart in weeks though. I'm betting their shelves are bare except for the oddball stuff at this point. I may mosey on over just to take a gander at some point today. I need to stop at Tractor Supply for more Carhartt pants anyway...

    -Emt1581