Once Ammo Is Available Again, Will You Stock Up Better In The Future?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by AR10, May 11, 2013.

  1. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    I was going to Say,..how can you leave out BILL BRUFORD!(and Pat Masteletto for that matter! Yes I'm a CRimFan as well as YES
     
  2. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    OK, I went to a web site to see how that thing is used and now the authorities want to talk to me!!!
     

  3. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Japan has things very similar... I used one once. It was warm and pleasing, believe it or not. Who DOESN'T like having their booty washed?
     
  4. DrumJunkie

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    I've found most the big bulk buyers are reselling. That's another animal to me. I usually only get a box or so when I see it out. and build slowly. The resellers are no better and maybe even worse than the companies gouging customers. Many of the resellers are self professed gun people. I think doing anything that hurts gun people means you really are not a gun person. We should support each other as best we can. Not try to stick it to each other at any opportunity. I did sell some ammo during the crazy but only for what I paid forit and maybe a dollar or two for gas if I had to take it to them. But that was just for friends.
    The crazy is starting to subside a little and I hope the gougers get stuck with tons and have to sell at a loss. I know I'll be looking for a few of those 2K AR rifles to sell around 700 pretty soon.:cool:
     
  5. DrumJunkie

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    Bill Bruford is pretty cool :)
    I listen to everything form Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich to the stuff being played today. Ever hear Johnny Carson play drums? Buddy Rich got him into playing nad he actually was pretty good. I know it blew my mind when I first heard it.
     
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  6. DrFootball

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    Cool??

    Cool?? HE's DA MAN!!!! One of the most interesting Professional Musicians I ever Met.
     
  7. drvsafe

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    I always had a few boxes of each caliber i owned on hand. Now I will always keep 400-500 round of each caliber in stock.
     
  8. clr8ter

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    Uhhh, for me, the future may be here. My buddy called all excited this afternoon. "How about 5.56 at 28 CENTS a round?", he says. WHAT? Catch; remanufactured ammo. I will be going there tomorrow to confirm and check out, but apparently, this guy has a new gun shop, and is NRA certified, or something.
    Now, ordinarily, I would not consider reman ammo, but times dictate I think about this. Are there any guidelines/licenses, etc. for people making this stuff? Anything I should look for? He also buys back brass, or takes your brass and loads for a discount. I'm glad I saved a huge pile of brass a couple years ago....

    Also available are 9mm & 40 SW. Not sure about the pricing on those.
     
  9. ZombieBrawler

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    Frankly i am jealous i cant find anyone by me who will do that! I have never had trouble with re-man ammo however. If its bugs you, before you buy check out the brass and the seat of the round for quality. If you want to go further look up how much powder should be loaded into them by a new manufacturer and ask him what he puts in his to compare for safety. Otherwise id be on it!
     
  10. KG7IL

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    I try to buy it all before the hoarders do.
     
  11. clr8ter

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    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.:)
     
  12. thdrduck

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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.:confused:
     
  13. clr8ter

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

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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.
     
  15. johnr1943

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    And you dry... how, drip dry or wet undies? :eek:

    (I have Brondells , solves the problem. :D)
     
  16. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    if nothing else....

    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
     
  17. Dennis845

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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.
     
  18. marc29th

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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.
     
  19. JW357

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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.
     
  20. aandabooks

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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.