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Old 08-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #21
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I didn't pay gouged prices for anything. What I did do is find a local place that sells reloading supplies at a decent price, and stock up. I also kept an eye out for deals online from places like MidwayUSA and Midsouth Shooters Supplies. What's funny is, I have way more ammo than I did before the shortage.
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I didn't pay gouged prices for anything. What I did do is find a local place that sells reloading supplies at a decent price, and stock up. I also kept an eye out for deals online from places like MidwayUSA and Midsouth Shooters Supplies. What's funny is, I have way more ammo than I did before the shortage.



With that kind of success, I'd sure like to hear your ideas on reducing the deficit...
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I refused to pay for ammo that was marked way up, It has hurt me though, I haven't done much shooting in the last 6 months.

I only had enough 'useable' ammo to last 3 months and it's obviously come and gone.
I have got most of my stock to a reasonable level, but none to spare really, especially 9mm, I'm down to 250 9s.
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I've been avoiding high priced boxes. I have been picking up good priced boxes at WM when available.

I still buy more than I shoot, and what I shoot is reloaded.

I am slowing down on a few calibers because of prices and supply,

My brother in law paid a bit too much for some .25ACP at a gun show, but he was down to his last box.
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With that kind of success, I'd sure like to hear your ideas on reducing the deficit...
Cut out all spending that is not absolutely necessary.
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Cut out all spending that is not absolutely necessary.
That's too complicated apparently.
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That's too complicated apparently.
Only for stupid people.
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so...overall it sounds like many of you were stocked up, or re load and were not affected too much.

sounds like the rest of you are getting along pretty much like me. maybe made a couple of overpriced purchases....but mostly just scavenging to get good priced ammo and shooting less.

of course, i bet a few have made some purchases they aren't admitting...or more likely avoiding this post altogether...

so....who was buying up all this high priced ammo i wonder? the gun store where i saw bricks of 500 (crummy thunderbolt) going for $90...said they had purchased something like 20 and only had 2 left.... people were definitely paying crazy prices regularly for a few months there.

is it mostly new firearm owners overpaying? or just more casual gun hobbyists?
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I will admit I paid $30 for a box of Remington FMJ 380 ammo. The only reason I bought it is my gun functions much better with round nose ammo. I shoot 6 rounds of 380 ammo every couple months when I clean my gun. I have enough 380 ammo to last until things return to normal.
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Since the point of this thread was to fess up to overpaying and not to brag about your levels of preparedness, then in the spirit of this thread, here are 2 things I did last year that I'm not happy about:

1. I split a 1600 round ammo can of CCI Mini Mag CPRN .22lr with a buddy. We paid $200 (total).

2. I bought a 525 round brick of Federal .22lr for $40.
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