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Old 03-23-2009, 06:54 AM   #61
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The whole rationale behind the Second Amendment is to provide an armed electorate as a defense against a tyrannical government. And so the first tyranny of government? Take away the guns . . .

Oregon/Washington northwestern coastal -- March 21 weekend. I can't find bullets, brass, primers, even dies in 308 Win. Shop owners are noting real demand and shortages in 5.56 and 308 Win.

Portland Oregon shows poor stocks of ammo generally, but especially 5.56 and 308 Win.

I'm searching for large rifle primers now . . .

Colleagues think the current Admin. strategy is to go after the ammo.

-- to provide an armed electorate as a defense against a tyrannical government . . .

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Old 03-24-2009, 04:30 AM   #62
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Everywhere I have been to looking for ammo (mostly just out of curiousity) has had only small ammounts of less common rifle ammo like 22-250 and things like that. May not be uncommon out west I dont know. However here in TN varminting isnt that popular so thats really all that is left. Whatever is going on with ammo is of a concern to me however I am making it a point to stock up on ammo for my Mosin Nagant and recently acquired some 7n14 from one of my "contacts" in east TN but you didnt hear it from me.

The suspicion that the democrats would attack ammo was flying around long before Nobama was looking like a possibility. There hasn't been ammo here for several months. I WAS gonna get a savage tactical .308 but haven't seen any of that ammo for months so just got me a cheap rifle with lots of milsurp available. I would suggest stocking up on as much ammo as you can for ANY firearms you have, you never know what could happen and its better to be prepared, any gun is better than no gun.

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #63
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I just got back from Cabelas and they are starting to get some ammo in. The people their told me that it has been hard to get ammo and the stuff they seem to be able to get has been the Magtech 9mm 40 s&w 45 acp starting at 14.00 and up. I also went to gateway outfitters bare bass pro bare most of stl is bare.

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I've been trying to get my wife to understand that just there's no such thing as too much ammo. I have about 300 rounds of 7.62x54, 200 rounds of 12 gauge in various forms (shot and slugs) a brick and half of .22 LR and about 100 rounds of .45 ACP. She see's it as something I just shoot up and is gone. I say what if something happens and we need ammo, like to survive. She just rolls her eyes and says if that happens we'll go spend all our money on ammo. I tell her that buying ammo in a SHTF situation is as pointless as trying to buy propane during a poweroutage. It's just not around.
allow me to brag a little,
2000 plus 22 lr
250 20 ga
500 16 ga
250 12 ga
100 410 ga
1000 8mm mauser
1000 223 rem
100 30-06
1400 45 auto
600 44 mag
600 357 mag
100 45/70
And enough reloading components for about this much again(except for shotguns, gave up reloading them years ago.)
And I am actually down some! I shoot around 5k rounds a year, but that maybe somewhat more difficult this year with the primer shortage. I am sure this is nothing compared to other guys stash though!
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Here in northwest Indiana I went to Cabelas, no hand gun ammo. I think they had a few bricks of 22lr, 1 50rnd box of .40, no 9mm low on 12ga. Same thing at 2 different wal-marts and meijer. The range I go to wont sell 9mm to take home.

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What about buying ammo from out of the country, like Canada or Mexico? Is that legal? Are there shortages there too?

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I would suggest stocking up on as much ammo as you can for ANY firearms you have, you never know what could happen and its better to be prepared, any gun is better than no gun.
This is true. However, what happens when manufactures are required by a stroke of bamma's pen to start serializing bullets? Sure it will still be available for fifty cents more PER ROUND.

But, lets think this through just a wee little bit.

As a cop, I know it doens't have a damn thing to do with reducing crime. The ONLY justification to serializing bullets is to register ammo. Period.

So, lets look at the next step. What good is serializing and registering ammo if guys like you and me can cast bullets and reload our own stuff? It wouldn't be. Therefore, the logical next step is to introduce HUGE penalties (can you say similar to class 3 violations?) for POSSESSION of unregistered ammo. Tell me, what good will your huge stashes do while you are in a federal prison for the next 8-10 years because of ONE unregistered round?

I'm not happy. I'm not comfortable at all. If you are like me, look how good the chances are that there might be a stray .22 round under the cusion of a couch or under the carpet or seats in your car someplace?

Serialized firing pins? Hmmm....anyone ever heard of replacing or repairing a firing pin? Lets see, how about picking up emptys at the range to throw down at the scene of a crime as you pick up your empties? Obviously that won't work. So, why not register brass too or even require that it be turned back in to prove you didn't allow someone else to pick up your brass?

Speculative --sure. But, who thought we would go this far toward outright socialisn in only three months?

I'm worried brothers and sisters...this could get really nasty.
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Went to a gun show last week. Bought 2k large magnum pistol primers. and have recently been able to order .22LR and .44 Spec, .44Mag online. The crunch may be easing. If so, you hoarders may have less value than you believed!

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