How many rounds of your main (those that are shot regularly or for Self-Defense) cartridges do you have on hand?
I heard on Tucker Carlson last week that ammo prices were going up again. I waited until last Saturday to start buying more. On Saturday every few hours there were fewer and fewer choices available.
I have just under 9,300 of CCI Mini Mags. I visited 7 Wallyworld's in Fairfax and Prince William Counties and now have about 17,000 rounds.
I had 6,000 rounds of 9mm and ordered another 4,000 on Saturday and Sunday.
AmmoSeek website had the statement "Ammo is the New Toilet Paper."
Democracy is 2 Wolves & a Lamb Debating what to have for Lunch
Liberty is a Well Armed Lamb!!!
Congrats on hoarding. You are like the the 300-lb Karens in Walmart who run everything up on their credit card so they deplete supply for everyone/everything else. Kudos.
|Go ahead punk, make my day|
A lot more than you.
|Fighting the good fight|
A lot. We're getting ready to sell our house, and I'm not relishing the idea of moving all of it. Luckily, it's all in ammo cans and boxed 500/1k cases, so it won't be difficult to round up, it's mainly just the sheer physical labor of carrying it all...
|E tan e epi tas|
Snicker. I’m laughing with you not at you since we recently moved as well so I’m with ya in spirit brother. Whomever said you can NEVER have too much ammo.....has never moved. . Good luck.
"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
|E tan e epi tas|
I’ll trade ya square of TP for a round of 9mm.
"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
*sigh* Turning what should be a non-issue into an issue, resulting in things like this, from sgammo's site: "Due to overwhelming order volume over the past week we are not currently accepting new orders."
Can't even see their catalog at this point, and all I want is a few measly boxes of 10mm for break-in and test.
All this will, naturally, provoke the scalpers into action, again, and they'll start buying up everything in sight and selling it at gun shows for 100% or better markup.
I may have to just retire my shiny new 10mm to the safe until the stupidity is over with
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
The dominant media is no more "mainstream" than leftists are liberals.
Don't be an asshole.
|Still finding my way|
2k of IMI 5.56 M193
2k of Federal Soft point .223
2k of Lake City El Cheapo 5.56 for plinking
3k 9mm fmj
1k 9mm +P JHP
That's all stuff I don't touch unless there's a shortage. I have another mixed 2k or so of the above for weekly range trips.
|Get Off My Lawn|
When we moved to TX, without a doubt, the most difficult and heaviest part of the move was guns/reloading/ammo, especially the latter. In my previous house, the ammo inventory was scattered all around the house and garage, and together in one pile
I drove a truck and Uhaul trailer that was strictly for this purpose.
"I’m not going to read Time Magazine, I’m not going to read Newsweek, I’m not going to read any of these magazines; I mean, because they have too much to lose by printing the truth"- Bob Dylan, 1965
Other than for newer shooters I am kind of surprised that people are just figuring this out now. IMO this is more of another election year run with one party's candidates bent on major gun bans and being very vocal about it.
I have more than enough for quite a while and had been stocking up in 2018 and 2019 when prices were great as was variety. I had noticed even before the virus scare that supplies had started to decrease and prices were already going up in recent months. I bought as much as I could when Federal had their 25 percent off rebate for American Eagle and got both 9MM 124 and 147 for $7 a box of 50 after rebate. My favorite ammo is Federal American Eagle and Speer Lawman 9MM 124 and 147 and that had already started drying up before the virus scare and now both are fairly hard to find at decent prices anyhow.
“When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
― Benjamin Franklin
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
― Margaret Thatcher
I just had this discussion with my neighbor the other day. It seems like we can always go for another 1000 of something... 5.56, 9mm, .45, 12ga, .308, .22...
Got 2 ammo cans of 5.56 and a case of 9mm about a month ago, and that's just for the range trip coming up in May. This virus stuff not withstanding, I'm always thinking about getting another case of whatever.
"When its time to shoot, shoot. Dont talk!"
“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.” —Author Tom Clancy
|Age Quod Agis|
Insofar as you can never have "enough", what I have is "sufficient" until the current panic subsides.
"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012
"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."
Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
Well I learned from the past. And at this point I don't have to buy when its high and scarce. And I can continue to use some for competitions (if those don't get canceled) and training to my hearts content for quite awhile. That I consider enough. Then when desperate I can start reloading stuff that didn't make sense at yesterdays pricing like 9mm.
“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
|Gracie Allen is my |
Hell, I'm still shooting off bits and pieces of the "OMG, Hillary might get elected President!" panic stash. And then when Trump got elected and SGAmmo started selling at prices I haven't seen in twelve or fourteen years...Screw it. When they open back up, I need to trust in the abiding spirit of The Great Ammo Whore and get a couple cases of steel-cased lead core/gilding metal jacket 7.62x39 Barnaul just to see if I can put them through an Armalite without breaking the bolt or the extractor.
I just thought of another use for 'hollow point' ammunition when the toilet paper is depleted.
Few thousand bullets and primers, and enough powder to fill cases. I generally load them when I need them and don't store much loaded ammo.
My hovercraft is full of eels.
Just enough, no more.
I mentioned this in another thread about moving. That 2 cents/rd you saved doesn't look so great when you're breaking your back and wallet to move a pallet of ammo.
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If you reload, that question is irrelevant. I have as many rounds in as many calibers as the amount of brass is available. OK, I have had to buy some ammo in the less-used calibers, like 7mm-08. But, for the common calibers (.22LR, .380, 9mm, .38spl, .357Mag, 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP. .480Ruger, .44Mag, .223/5.56, 30-30Win), I have more than what most people have in stock!
My son, who was a cop (retired), always said that if all hell broke loose, he would come here for ammo!!!
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