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Old 03-09-2013, 02:19 AM   #11
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I was an ammo hoarder before everything went crazy and I will be an ammo hoarder after everything calms down. It is about being prepared. I haven't bought hardly ammo since it has gone crazy but I have picked up reloading as a hobby and have laid in quite a bit of a stockpile of components.

I don't like to be the guy who wants to go shooting and has to stop and pickup ammo on the way. I load some out of the stockpile and replace it later when I run into a good price.
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I switched calibers so I have been buying ammo for the new caliber. Traded my 9mm glock for a .45ACP 1911. I pick up .22LRs when I see them for a good price but mostly just stocking up on the new caliber. I have plenty of 9mm for my baby eagle. Not enough to pop off a box when shooting but I have enough defense rounds in 9mm.
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Every week, on Friday, I go to this gun store/range and buy 2 boxes of 9mm, the limit on what you can buy per day. It's $17.99 per box of 50 bullets, Lawman 115 grain FMJ. I do this for 2 reasons...one, because I shoot and I have to have some...and two, because no other store has 9mm at all so I feel obligated to get some since I can. The feeling is that one day this store won't have anymore, or the gov will outlaw it or tax it or make me jump through hoops to get it...which might be a stupid thought, but no other store has any so there is still 'fear' involved in the buying decision. Let's face it, while $17.99 might be $4 too high based on a year ago prices who is to say next year it won't be $34 a box.

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When once again I'm able to walk into store and feel reasonably certain there will be at least some ammo to chose from if I come back the next day I wouldn't feel so obligated to buy what I can right then.
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It is due in part to people buying it up and selling it again at a double triple price on places like gun broker.

If people would quit paying the inflated prices, it would go back to normal.
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The problem is everyone that buys ammo is buying whatever they can find. So the guy that walks in after them everyday for 2 months thinks that there hasn't been any ammo in for a really long time. So he buys it when he sees it. If no bought any ammo for a month there would be plenty again. I think if no one bought rounds for 2-3 times what they cost 4 months ago people wouldn't buy out stores with hopes of making a profit.

I've bought one box of. 40 since all this started..
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I ran across this today, and I think some of the shortages is due to this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjVqZ_--0Cs&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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I am beyond sick of this sh!t.... People need to chill out and quit paying these stupid prices so there's something on the shelves. I can't even buy 100 rounds every Friday anymore cause it's not there!!! So tired of it
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They are buying it because they are afraid they might not be able to get it in the future --- and the future seems like now, even - because they can't get it.
Pretty simple.
They line up to get in at gun shows - so they can get over to the ammo vendors and line up there. Vendors have told me that some of the people are getting pretty nasty.
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I just bought a Ruger 22/45 in order to save $$ at the range. Now I can't find .22lr. I guess I'll REALLY save some $$ now!
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