Ammo Hoarding Driving me Crazy

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Hightide, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Hightide

    Hightide New Member

    I don't know where to put this post, but in the area of the proposed new legislation seems appropriate.

    I am in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and all the gun shops in our area are about sold out of ammo. I went to an empty indoor range and it was empty because nobody had ammo! Most of our ranges are empty due to the weather outside, and the ammo shortage inside.

    So, the bottom line is that people who don't shoot are hoarding the ammo!

    This is a good analogy...I hate to golf...but it is like me running into every golf shop in town and buying up all the balls so that nobody can golf!!!! So, bottom line, the people who don't shoot need to quit hoarding. If they just want to look at it, or feel it,, or whatever, there are snap caps and dummy rounds for that purpose!
  2. twhessler

    twhessler New Member

    You maybe right, but I find it very hard to believe that people who don't shoot are actually buying up ammo. That just makes no sense.
    I must admit I would love to know where the ammo is going !! If you want to stock pile how much is enough ?
    If you look at all the big ammo retailers they have none, zip . So now if you were stock piling where would you shop ? If in fact the ammo manufacturers are working at full speed where are they sending all the ammo ? I would think the big retailers would get it first, but to my knowledge they aren't accepting orders. Most say out of stock no back order. I sure would love to know what's going on. I just finished a rifle that uses shorts and I can't even test fire it. Who would want to stock pile shorts ?

  3. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

    A lot of people in the Lexington area, bought ammo in calibers they don't own, specifically to sell them at a higher price.
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    When ammo becomes readily available again maybe you'll have sense enough to stock up this time so you won't have to cry and whine next time there's a shortage.

    I have no sympathy for the folks that keep a few boxes on hand and believe that they will always be able to traipse on down to Wally World and get all they want.
  5. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

    non shooting people could be buying it as a new form of money...during shtf.

    case in point, who would have ever dreamed that a scrap metal known as lead would be in the running with copper and brass?

    if i had known 10-20 years ago...i would have bought tons of it.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013

    HOSSFLY New Member

    I'm just gonna say bullshet & let it go at that :rolleyes:
  7. Ruger22lr

    Ruger22lr New Member

    I am a admitted hoarder of ammo but the differance is I actually shoot what I buy. I like to have 1,000 rounds for any specific rifle caliber at any given time. About 500 for handguns.

    HOSSFLY New Member

    Kinda why i called BS on that non-shooter stuff----
    I've been buyin certain ammo since the last election ;)
    I'm like Locutus on all the cryin *****in crap--------------
  9. TNFrank

    TNFrank New Member

    Sounds to me like you need to stop cryin' and learn how to reload. I sold off the majority of my 9x19mm to get funds to buy an air rifle. I've only got 300 rounds left BUT I have enough supplies to load that 300 rounds 4x so in reality it's like having 1500 rounds. Free yourself from being a slave to the ammo manufactures and learn how to roll your own.:D
  10. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

  11. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    It's the same as in '08, maybe a bit worse. Panic buying and supply can't keep up with demand.
  12. bamashooter68

    bamashooter68 Member

    7point62 is right. Its just like 08-09 just a bit worse this time because of the sandy hook incident.

    I have been storing ammo and reloading supplies since soterro was elected the first time. Since all this mess started I have bought a brick of american eagle .22lr ammo for a friend and 6 more pmags for my del-ton and 2-20rd ruger mags for my mini-14.

    I have plenty of ammo and have been steady shooting without pause. I might not waste any ammo doing a mag dump or something like that but I havent went easy on my stash either. Hopefully it will get back to normal in the next few months.
  13. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

    How many rounds for each gun would I have to have to be considered a hoarder? I may have a bad case of ammo hoarding (even before the shortage). If I see a TV camera crew at my door hoping for an intervention and a new reality show on my illness things may get ugly!

    My name is TheFourthD and I'm an ammo hoarder.
    I blame my father.
  14. VoodooSouth

    VoodooSouth New Member

    My wife was at Walmart the other day and I had her walk by the ammo and just to give me a report on how much was there.

    When she got back home she said that she overheard two guys talking and one said something like "I bet you could make a pretty penny if you could show up when the truck unloads, buy anything you could, and resell it."

    That sort of got under my collar a bit. I'm a capitalist and all, but I'd rather have the people that need it able to get it at regular price.

    Anyway, sorry for rambling, but I think a lot of folks are saving every single round they've got for a rainy day.
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    A nearby police supply house has ammo most of the time. 5.56X45, 7.62X51, 7.62X39, 5.45X39, ans 9X19 are limited to two boxes.

    .40 is piled in cases on the floor, with a one CASE per customer limit.

    I haven't bought ammo since Sandy hook. I've stock piled for years and don't need any, so I leave it on the shelf for the unprepared.

    When the madness calms down, I might buy 1/2 case of Remington-UMC Mk Vll ball for my .303s. I'm down to about 800 rounds of that one.
  16. 4sig

    4sig New Member

    Google. "Government purchases of ammo". The results will tell you where huge volumes went. Agencies in some cases bought up 7 years worth just before the election. Even agencies with no armed personal bought in bulk
  17. 70cuda383

    70cuda383 Member

    all you guys who keep saying that reloading your own ammo is the solution...what do you have to say about this:

    "out of stock, out of stock, out of stock, no back order, out of stock"

    so either A) you're a hoarder yourself with thousands and thousands of rounds on hand in either factory loaded ammo or reloading supplies, that you either bought up over time slowly, or you rushed out and bought it all at once, or B) you're not a hoarder, and you're screwed right now.

    HOSSFLY New Member

    Well I no longer reload so I guess I am a horder of the ammo I bought in the last few yrs
    But I have ammo-----
  19. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter


    You're damn right I'm a hoarder. I'm not stupid. I bought in bulk when it was cheap. Now, I have all I need, and have no sympathy for those who didn't.

    So tell me, just what is wrong with being a hoarder?? Do you think that if I hadn't bought 25,000 primers 2 years ago that you could find them now?? Dream on.
  20. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

    Ok...Again with this crap. What the hell have you been doing since the LAST SHORTAGE cleared up?!?!?!?!?! This has happened before. The government held up imported ammo, bought tons for the ..."war effort" And people where buying guns that hadn't because BO just got his first gig in the big chair. And everyuone said "Oh no! This is really bad!!"

    The feds have bought a but-load of ammo...Again
    Peopel are buying it to sell off to other people had a huge *** profit...Again
    People that never owned a gun have bought a gun or two now want to have some ammo for it..Again
    And people that already had guns went to get some ammo so they could make it through the next shortage...AGAIN!
    ....Now, Being this has happened before and the last time there was no idiot Congress asshat pushing a ban did you really think that things would be different????

    Threads like this really crack me up. It's like a guy hitting himself wit ha hammer again and again and expecting a different result and looking surprised when it's not.:rolleyes:

    Every day there are people on boards like this saying be prepared. Those that did are not making threads like this. They are liek me. Not bought the 1st round since this BS started and are just fine. And when it calms down...AGAIN we will go out and replenish supply and wait for the next round of insanity and see threads like this.