Originally Posted by 1turkeyhunter
Hey Mr. Hillbilly,
Sooooo, Im gonna say that I am one of those dummies you are talking about.... But, since I consider myself somewhat new to firearms, I havent had the opportunity to store up years and years of ammo! As are many people on this forum! So no, I dont see where I deserve to be without sh!t!
What exactly is a years worth, if you dont mind me asking, cause Im on this forum to learn so please enlighten me??? Cause technically I can make a box of .45's last a year, or 5 minutes, kinda depends on how much I shoot dont it. I am in fact happy to hear that I will not be competing against you for the last box of 9mm that walmart has...... Hell, im so dumb Id prolly grab the last box of tampax instead. And I am truely sorry, but as I do make a decent income, unfortunately I wasnt born with a silver spoon in my a$$ so I personally can not afford to purchase multiple cases of ammo at one time. But god willing, ill hit the lotto and then I too can leave worthless comments on this very forum to those not as fortunate to have it all! You sir inspire me!
Well,I apologize for ruffling your feathers.
For guy's/gal's new to the shooting sports,I guess you chose the wrong time to get involved-when everything is in chaos.
My rant was at the people that have had guns for a while,and not planned ahead. I've been shooting since 1970,so I've had plenty of time to have a substantial arsenal built up.
As for what is a years worth of ammo to me? Depends on the caliber,but I try to have at least 1k rounds of loaded ammo for each caliber,and supplies to load 5k more at all times.
I don't have a "Silver Spoon",I just budget money each paycheck for what I want/need.
The last time I bought several cases of factory ammo it was for 223,and I paid $79 per 1k,so it's been a few years.
If I didn't reload,I probably wouldn't shoot much,but since I have loaded my own for over 30yrs,I shoot quite a bit almost weekly.
Originally Posted by apwvsd40ve
Agreed...new to handguns...certainly have ammo to last for all my long guns...handgun- buying a box or two a week as that is what I can afford..it would take me quite some time to build up that stockpile...but am starting the abc's of reloading as we speak so that I do not have to worry about the time it takes me to track down 100 rounds of 40 every week...and that time had been significant..averaging 3-5 hours a week calling, driving, and waiting in line....sucks...if I had only known 10 years ago that I would get into handguns....guess hind sight is 20-20...its cold out here for sure!
Give it a few months,and reloading supplies will start getting back on the shelves.When you find out what powder/bullets you like to shoot,buy in bulk and you'll save even more.
I always buy 8lb kegs of powder,and depending on the bullet,I'll buy in bulk or get as many boxes of the same lot# that I can find.
Powder and Primers are the weak link,buy all that you can afford.You can always make cast bullets for pistols,and used brass is easy to find,but without powder/primer's,all you have is an expensive paper weight or hammer!