Have you been asked to share your ammo?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by BlueTurf, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    I saw the importance of stocking up on ammo years ago. I bought ammo on a regular basis whenever it was on sale somewhere. I also like reloading and I loaded ammo for all of my firearms. I always advised my shooting buddies to have plenty of ammo on hand so it would be there if they needed it.

    Some of the people I know apparently didn't see the importance of having a supply of ammo on hand. They are now complaining that they want to go target shooting but can't find the ammo they need. A few of them have asked me if I have any of the ammo they need.

    I am not selling any of the ammo I have. I advised the shooters I know to stock up on the ammo they needed and not all of them listened. If I go shooting with certain friends we gladly share our ammo with each other, but I am not going to sell it to someone who was too lazy to buy some when they had the chance. If there was an emergency situation of course I would try to help people out, but not for just target shooting. A few people asked if I would sell some of mine and offered way less than current market prices for it.

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'm going through exactly what your friends are, but it's because I don't have enough disposable funds, not because I was too short sighted. Considering what I've been through the past year, I think I'm doing good to still have the clothes on my back.

    Tell your friends to screw off. They can do like me and suck it up. I just negotiated a deal for 300 rounds I'm supposed to pick up Saturday. They need to just take their time and be smart about it where they can. They can get on Facebook and look for local trading pages.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If you have some to spare there is no harm in letting it go, if they are willing to pay the premium. Ammo will continue to be an issue for a while so don't sell unless it is at a good profit.
     
  4. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Have you ever heard "The story of the Little Red Hen?" It's a childs story about work ethic and preparedness, refer your friends to it next time.

    And what you are dealing with in those that lowball you is pure & simple COMMUNISM!!!!!
     
  5. luckyj

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    Agreed. It's out there. They just have to put in some extra effort to find it.
     
  6. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    Trip, I would have no problem with helping out someone who is in your situation. The people I was referring to are not hurting for money; they just didn't want to take the time and make the effort to get the ammo while it was there. They expected me to sell them some of my ammo for the price I paid for it years ago. I had no trouble telling them NO.
     
  7. mymaro

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    Im going through the same thing. My buddy wants me to sell him a lower or 2 at the same price i paid for them a year ago and wants to pay .25 cents a round
     
  8. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Why do these people know you have it in the first place? Because I am old, grouchy, opinionated, unfriendly, and belong to a lesser known political party, nobody likes me and I have no friends. BTW, that's how I like it as I generally hate people anyway. The few who know me also know that I lost all my guns and ammo in a boating accident, so they don't even bother to ask me.
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  9. trip286

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    Well in that case... ;)
    Kidding! There are a lot of local trading pages on Facebook for my area. I'm a member of several. Like it was mentioned, it just takes extra effort now. A few stores have ammo at the premium going rate, but if you scour those trading pages, you can actually find some for the pre panic rate.

    Tell ya what, I can keep an eye out for the rest of you guys if you want... just a couple of days ago I saw a 800 round case of LC 5.56 go for $400, and a 1000 round case of Tulammo 7.62X39 go for $450. These deals lasted a couple of minutes, but if someone were to give me a Max price:number of rounds, I might could be quick enough to negotiate for some of y'all. I don't even know if those were good prices, but I've seen both ammo in both quantities go for much, MUCH, more money than that recently.
     
  10. hmh

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    Get new buddies. If they had inability to buy due to funds a year ago, it is one thing (I would still make a profit). Me personally, seen it coming advised everyone I knew to stock up and caused great financial hardship to myself and my family to stock up. If you get my rounds you would pay more than enough to justify my hardship (I haven't and don't plan on selling). I would also take a look at your friends, if they showed such a lack in judgement or selected ignorance do you want to be associated with them. They are probably the same people saying "not all guns just the evil ones".
     
  11. Sniper03

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    Blue Turf,

    It was the same regarding the AR-15 Rifles and accessories. I told several people throughout the last couple of years they best be getting off of their duff and get their ARs and accessories ordered. This because if Obama got re-elected our Second Amendment would be under attack! And later I advised them of the coming crunch on ammunition, magazines and other items. But you know the answer! Did they pay attention! NO!
    Now the telephone rings of the hook wanting help to know where some of these items are and who they can contact to get them. They are Wanting ARs, Ammunition, Magazines and other items. Not much I can do, with things the way they are but I still trying to help what I can. But not parting with my stuff to supply them at this point. Obviously I would assist them if a serious situation comes up where there welfare or family safety was an issue. But as the old saying goes. POOR PLANNING ON THEIR PART DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AND EMERGENCY ON MINE! You hate to be that way, but it is like when all of us here advised them it went right over their heads. Or as you all said, they were less concerned or the issue was of some inconvenience and not a priority. Or they were as stated too lazy to act!
    This is only a brief preview of what is going to happen if the S should ever hit the fan. We each will have to protect what we have to and including deadly force! God forbid that should happen! But if it does we will need to defend our family, or property, our armament and food. Once again a lack of concern or planning. :rolleyes:

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  12. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Nope... Seems nobodys I know is looking for 6.5 or 7.7 Japanese.... :p
     
  13. bluez

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    To the OP:

    I would not subsidize others joy shoots but it is in all our interest to make sure other citizens have access to an iron reserve for major emergencies.

    In the science fiction scenario of a civil war or ZA ;) I would release my stash freely to other fighters to maximize our combat power.
     
  14. PanBaccha

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    I was offered a sum of money for ammo. I hardly knew the guy other than seeing him on the tarmac at the airfield from time to time. However, I wished him luck finding some, and even offered to aid him in the search. But, like me, all of my buddies refused to part with their ammo. No matter the price. I look at it this way. The ammo is insurance for me and my family against criminals of all stripes. The ammo I do use is from a collective effort on shooting together with my buddies where sharing goes naturally unmindful.
     
  15. Ryadew3468

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    What are the naes of the facebook pages? Just search "gun trader" or something along those lines?
     
  16. Overkill0084

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    Sounds a lot like someone asking you to share your lunch, because they were "too busy" to pack one. Or asking for part of your paycheck because they spent all theirs. Where do they draw the line?
     
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  17. DFlynt

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    I'd share my ammo in a SHTF situation but only with my friends (and yes I consider the largest part of you friends).
     
  18. trip286

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    Type in keywords such as "guns", "tactical", "ammo/ammunition", "knives", "outdoors", "sporting", and such along those lines (pretty much words you would see on the cover of a gun magazine), add your location to the search bar, and you should come up with some local stuff.
     
  19. Ryadew3468

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    Thanks bud.
     
  20. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    I have only one bullet and the only way I'll share is if you have donuts.