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Old 06-24-2013, 10:23 AM   #91
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I try to buy it all before the hoarders do.
No kidding, huh? Went to check it out. Place is shabby, to say the least, but he's working on it. Actually, I don't care what it looks like. His ammo's pretty nice. Cleaner than WWB, 55gr soft point, loaded in the middle of the chart. Actually, I paid .35 cents a round. That's with his buck off if you bring him brass. (I brought him probably a thousand pieces) 20 pc 223 brass = a buck off 20 loaded ones. 50 pcs 40 or 9 brass = 3 bucks off 50 loaded ones. Ends up being 15 bucks for the 40 & 9. He will also load ammo specifically for you, provided he can get the components you want. I'm going to have 500 rounds loaded up, and he tells me it gets cheaper the more you buy.

He has his 07 (I think) FFL, which allows him to remanufacture and sell. I saw his press, nice Dillon progressive. Really cool, 1st time I've seen ammo reloaded. Frankly, I don't know how he's making any money at those prices.

So we picked up a bunch. 223 and 40. Shot nice, no issues. Believe it or not, in spite of the brass being worth 3 bucks to get more, the other 2 guys didn't want to pick it up! I ended up with a lot of it. LAZY!!! LOL, good for me, though.
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I'm beginning to think that this is more then just hording. In my neck of the woods shot shells and hunting rounds are about the only thing available. LGS can't even get .22lr and his distributor has no answers. I have been reduced to shooting my black powder so I can hang on to the few rounds I have left. Could ammo control be the next best thing to gun control? It's probably easier, just wondering.

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Don't jinx us by even mentioning THAT.......

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Things are definitely better. LGS has had all calibers for over a month and reasonable prices. Gun show this past weekend did NOT have any panic buying on ammo and come Sunday afternoon there was still plenty left and much of it was marked down considerably. Only place i'm still seeing with empty shelves is Wally World. I'm assuming that since the ammo vendors probably get less wholesaling to Walmart they are simply moving it elsewhere.

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I think this has taught EVERYONE to at least be better stocked. I have risen my "minimum" amount of what I keep for "Fun" and for SD/HD...
.9mm: No less then 1600 Rds. 1K Ball & the rest assd. HD/SD
(I only carry FMJ in my CC guns, except one that Is rated for +P,..my S&W 569....)

.38/.357: the same 1600 rds...same split(for the Wife's guns)

.45ACP: although i'm not shooting my .45's anymore, I keep about 1200 rds.

.32ACP,...very short!! Only about 5 boxes of 71Gr.RN and 2 boxes of Hp's left...

.223/5.56: I only have one that shoots this, my Ruger Mini...so 1500 rds. is more then enough for storage...and I buy factory reloads or the Range's reloads to shoot there...did 120 rds. of this on our last range trip this past Friday, with only one FTE....

.308/7.62: About 2500 rds..mostly FMJ...

.30-06,...down to about 1500 Rds. now....gotta get some more...

.22LR & .22Mag.: Clearly like everyone else we're "SHORT" of this here in AZ., at least where I am..but i have about 1250 assd. 22LR. and about 600 .22Mag....

Last week at the range we shot: 100 .38 Target(50 130 Gr. RN and 50 148Gr swc's),..132 .9mm Ball, less then 50 .32ACP....and 180 .22LR

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Nothing like getting caught with your pants down, and not even knowing it.

As a rule, I keep one years supply of every caliber I have, just in case. I shoot trap weekly, IDPA monthly and usually some practice sessions in between. I wasn't too concerned about the ammo shortage until months kept going by and not much relief.

So yes, when things return to normal, I'll double or triple my practice ammo.

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I've been stocking up on what is available and at good prices. I've picked up multiple Spam cans (440) of 7.62x54r @ $89.00 each and multiple Spam cans (1080) of 5.45x39 @ $215.00 each. I now have over 5000 rounds of each caliber. But other calibers like 8mm Mauser I'm out of and can't find any. My LGS has all of the handgun rounds but with a 2 box per caliber limit so I stop in a couple times a week and pick up some Blazer Brass (they seem to get a shipment of it almost every day) 9mm for $12.95 a box. So my I'm doing OK in that dept.

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The last couple posters are doing better than me at he moment. Although, maybe not. I don't have much ammo on hand, maybe 1000+/- 22LR, and a box of defense 9mm. But I do have enough powder and primers and cases now to reload a couple thousand 9mm. Need more projectiles sooner rather than later, but at the rate we've been shooting we will last for a little while.

Still, I'd like to keep a lot more in reloading supplies on hand at all times after this. Defense ammo too.

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The last couple posters are doing better than me at he moment. Although, maybe not. I don't have much ammo on hand, maybe 1000+/- 22LR, and a box of defense 9mm. But I do have enough powder and primers and cases now to reload a couple thousand 9mm. Need more projectiles sooner rather than later, but at the rate we've been shooting we will last for a little while.

Still, I'd like to keep a lot more in reloading supplies on hand at all times after this. Defense ammo too.
This is where I'm at as far as the future goes. I didn't realize how expensive factory ammo is even at pre-craze prices until I started reloading.

In the future I would like to keep about 500 rounds loaded for my centerfire calibers. Keep about 10,000 mixed .22lr in stock. I'm down to about 3,000 now. For reloading supplies I want to have enough primers, powder and bullets on hand to load about 10,000 for pistol and another 3-4k in rifle rounds.
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