Stocking up?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by MossbergMaverick, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. MossbergMaverick

    MossbergMaverick New Member

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    As most of you know, the government is starting to get more strict on gun laws and rumors have wen gone around that they are tying to ban guns. My parents said thy are starting to stock up with about 10 boxes of ammunition for each gun we have (two 12 gauges would mean 20 12 gauge boxes). I'm not sure if anyone else is doin this but I wanted to find out what you all though of the idea.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Most people seem to consider sitting on 1000 rounds per gun a decent start.
     

  3. beltor

    beltor New Member

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    I was starting with 500 rounds for hand guns and 1000 for rifles. Now going for a min of 1000 for all guns.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I would say that you don't get out much. Most of the gun stores and WalMart have pretty bare shelves. Panic buying started the day after the school shootings in Newtown. SERIOUS ammo shortage due to panic buying. On line sales out of stock/ back ordered. Reloading components (primers especially) gone. Set ne records for guns sales in past 2 months.
     
  5. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    I have 2,500 22lr and 600 9mm. Wife said that a 1,000 of each would make her happy. Happy wife happy life they say. Problem is finding them.
     
  6. kirbinster

    kirbinster New Member

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    Panic buying started after the Devil was re-elected :) 1,000 is nothing, that might keep me for three months at the range, but only if I really pace myself :)
     
  7. MossbergMaverick

    MossbergMaverick New Member

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    Well I mean stocked up for hunting, self defense, or any other necessity purposes. I could see you holding more if you did recreational shooting but I meant for other reasons.
     
  8. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I came up short the last time! Not this time however :D
     
  9. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    I'm pretty well stocked. But wish I had more 22lr.
    Now is not the time to stock up.
     
  10. hitekrdnk

    hitekrdnk New Member

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    We are stocked up well on 5.56, 308, 30/06, and 12 gauge. But we could be better on 40 and 9mm (only 500rds each). I don't worry too much about the handgun rounds for shtf. Because if I let somebody get that close, then it probably wont turn out well for me. 22lr is at 5,000+ rds right now, but my wife and I shoot that alot so I'm waiting for that to work itself out before I shoot much more of that. Right now I wouldn't buy much until the price drops unless you don't have a choice. Personally we built our stash over the years.
     
  11. MattShlock

    MattShlock New Member

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    I agree w/your calendar if not your adjective. As of the November '12 (re)election people began walking to the stores to buy guns and ammo. With Sandy Hook five weeks later this became a run. NY State's passing the most draconian gun-control laws in the country overnight as a basically unannounced and undebated "emergency measure" a few weeks later, at the same time Obama signed 23 promised Executive Orders on gun control (days before he was sworn in again), gave us a full-fledged panic. And rightfully so.

    However much ammo you need, I agree, now is not the time to buy quantity if you have what you already consider a minimum, respectable, amount. Let's face it -- if you have a gun and no ammo to speak of you'll pay anything for some.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  12. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO STOCK UP!

    Wait 9-12 months until supply catches up with demand, and prices come back to normal.

    IMHO, 200 rounds per shotgun and rifle, 100 rounds per handgun, is all you'll need for defense/hunting. .22 LR, I would think a 500 round brick.

    After you have that much, think about what recreational shooting you do, and stock enough for a full year.