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Old 06-25-2013, 01:12 AM   #101
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One thing we've learned throughout the past 3 scares is the duration of the craziness. That should put a conservative plan at about 6 months. If you shoot a hundred rounds a week, 2600 rounds should get you through the lean times. Also, there tends to be some availability even during the scares. If you're figuring on Armageddon or legislative removal of our 2nd amendment rights, then no amount will be sufficient. Spending to the point of poverty to procure ammo makes little sense if you consider the chances of overall economic collapse vs personal economic collapse.

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I have a ..STASH....but I still try and buy a few boxs a month if they can be fond....

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about the only thing i wish i had stocked up better on was 22 rimfire ammo.

have enough powder and primers to load for my rifles for a while, but i still buy some when i can.

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I was stocked well before the shortage.

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i am not sure where most of you are from but here in Ontario, Canada ammunition is becoming easier to find tho still at an increased price. I have found gun powder to be impossible to find however. i stocked up just as the craze hit but now between my wife and i, we are almost out. i hope this crazyness ends soon. good luck fellow shooters.

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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.
Last Year I was getting PMC Bronze .9mm 115Gr. FMJ for $13 a Box....Bought 800 Rds. of it LAST SUMMER...still have about 6 boxes of it in the "stash"...
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The last couple of weeks I have been able to pickup 9mm for $16 a box for Remington at the new range. I am hoping they are still keeping stock as I will be stopping by tomorrow. They are limiting how much you can buy but I'm ok with that if it means they have it.

I have almost been able to get my stock of 9mm and 22 back to where I would like it to be. Anything else I can shoot so at least I will be able to get to the range to practice.

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I plan on staying well stocked, especially .22lr.

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I think the definition of "hoarding" or "stockpiling" has changed.

After all, in the old days, perhaps having 1000 rounds of something was hoarding. But if you will be unable to get a particular kind of ammo for 6 months at a time, at what level is it appropriate to just store? What if new ammo is no longer available?

I've been watching too much Walking Dead...

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I think the definition of "hoarding" or "stockpiling" has changed.

After all, in the old days, perhaps having 1000 rounds of something was hoarding. But if you will be unable to get a particular kind of ammo for 6 months at a time, at what level is it appropriate to just store? What if new ammo is no longer available?

I've been watching too much Walking Dead...
The GS @ my Range got a shipment of .22LR today...It was $50,..but it's 525 rds. of Federal Premium .22's....So am i "Hording" if I have 1X525 + 2x333's of Winchester Hp's & 300 CCI Mini-Mags??(thats my Stash..not what i'm shooting.....
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