Worst case scenario

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by locutus, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    In a worst case scenario, Trump is replaced by a dim-o-crat in 2020, what measures are you taking to be well stocked up on ammo and components????
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  2. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

    I don't re-load. Probably should but have other things that occupy my available time.

    For my primary calibers, I have 3K+ for each. I'd think I'd need more, but I don't shoot as much as I'd like. Have 500+ for unique secondary calibers.

    At this point, I'm looking at ammo stockage that suits both me and my nephew (the heir to this "great estate"...:p ). We have common calibers mostly.

    But I may just invest in a few more "k" of the ammo I consider most critical: 5.56, 9mm, .45ACP, .380ACP, .30 cal Carbine, and .22LR. Have it spread around the property, so I'd need to do a decent inventory, but right now I'm pretty well set: don't look at big sales...

    But that may change significantly within the next two years...

    If I can't get decent ammo at a reasonable price before then, I still think I'm set - will just need to reduce sporting and practice shooting...
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  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    Might need to buy a SCUBA diving outfit and try to retrieve some of the ammo lost in my boating accident!:p
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  4. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

    Before previous election I bought up a sufficiency of Ammo and have had ti buy none since.
    Always stuff thats as cheap as it can be but still reliably go bang..

    I am standardized on .223/5.56 for rifle and 9mm for handgun (also .357 Magnum for handgun.. but thats more my fun gun than a serious tactical tool IMO.. )
    I focused mostly on stashing deep in the caliber for my Primary Tactical rifle(s).

    The handgun ammo for stashing is an also ran with less than 2 cases each.

    Current prices are low but I am deployed so I cannot take advantage.
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  5. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

    Buy 50 to 100 rds a month and stock it. 9mm

    Sks ammo I have enough to last a long time.
    But I also only shoot when I'm actually training. Which is pretty often but Don't shoot for fun.

    Even if a Trump loses ammo shortage etc I don't see ammo being a problem for me to get. Never has been if I need it.
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    May need to pick up a few pounds of powder for the muzzle loaders. For everything else, have enough ammo to keep shooting until I am 100.

    After that, I'll need to get more.

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  7. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

    As my Grandma would say "The first 100 years are the toughest"!;)
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  8. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

    Got plenty of .380, 9x18, 9mm Luger, .45 ACP, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .30-30, .30-06, 7.62x54r and 12 gauge. I can reload for all but 9x18.
  9. RKB

    RKB Well-Known Member

    Look for the guns I lost, while you are down there!:rolleyes:
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Hell, look for my BOAT!
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  11. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

    i'm not taking any measures. Managed to survive eight years of the "Obama will take our guns" crisis without panicking. Am lucky to literally own tons of ammunition, mostly 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .30 caliber. Am well stocked with powder, primers and bullets. Years ago i bought the remaining stock of a local chain that Chairman Mao Mart drove out of business.

    Still have some large pistol primers from the "Bill Clinton will outlaw reloading" emergency crisis.
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  12. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

    I'm sure my nephew's great grand children in the future will be reloading ammo off of my surplus stock.
    I think I have it covered!
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  13. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

    I have about a 3 year supply at my current rate of shooting. Will be getting some more of several calibers though. 9x18, .45, .357, .38, 30-30, 223 & 5.56. I need to have my wife give up some storage area though.
  14. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    I will be stocking up on primers and powder at Christmas. I can get lead at the local recycling center. I am able to cast for everything I shoot. I have gas checks for really hot stuff too. But I don't bother for the standard load stuff.
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  15. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

    1. Put away / organize all the ammo I recently acquired
    2. Take inventory
    3. Decide what amount I want (target amount) for each caliber and how much will be purchased vs reloaded
    4. Start buying as needed to reach target
    5. Explain to dear wife why we are going broke while ammo is being stockpiled.. Begin to eat ramen noodles
    6. Call friendly fire dept rep (a shooting acquaintance) to find out if they wish to log where, in my house, ammo, powder / primers are stored should, heaven forbid, there is ever a fire here
  16. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

    Bought a lifetime supply of ammo around the 1st. Tuesday of Nov. 2012. Still buy a box of 9mm. or 38 spec. every now and then when it's on sale.

    Now if I could only find my guns, I think my wife hocked them.
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  17. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

    With three Swiss rifles and two others that both shoot .308 dia bullets, I try and grab all I can find of 155gr Scenars as well as 168gr. I bought a lifetime supply of .284"s for my couple of 7x57, and lucked in to a thousand 139gr for the 6.5 Swede. .45-70? A guy giving up shooting because of his increasingly bad eyesight [diabetes] was the source of another 600 405gr FN, which should keep me going for a good while. I cast Miniés and ball for the B
    P stuff.

    So right now I'm good for a few years, if I'm spared.
  18. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    I cast 451 round balls for my bp revolvers as well. That is just a fun hobby for me. I even made a video of me shooting a 12 round IDPA stage with two bp revolvers. My wife thought I was crazy.
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