If you had $100


December 25, 2007, 10:00 PM
I need to spend $100 before my wife gets ahold of it. Assuming you had only a Hi-Point 995 and a 10/22, would you:

1)Stock up on 9mm
2)Stock up on .22lr
3)Split the difference between the ammo
4)Buy a Choate stock for the 10/22 and use the remainder on various ammo
5)Scope the 10/22
6)Something completely different

I've wanted a Choate stock for awhile now, but I'm not sure of the fit and the OEM stock fits fine. I could pickup 600 rounds of 9mm for that price. I could get substantially more .22lr for that.

Its definitely going towards my firearms addiction but I'm torn.

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December 25, 2007, 10:07 PM
stock up on ammo, definitely. whether 22 or 9mm is up to you. which do you shoot more? how is the stockpile on each?

if you're anything like me, you've got 3,000+ rounds of 22lr already. handgun ammo is a little more $$ so the stockpile grows slower...

December 25, 2007, 10:07 PM
3 boxes of .22lr from walmart-the 550rd boxes, about 40 bucks
3 boxes of winchester white box 9mm-100rd boxes of fmj, about 45 bucks
1 box of wwb-50rd box of hollow points, about 15 bucks

100 bucks well spent, you may go over a couple of bucks for tax and what the cost is at your local wallyworld.


December 25, 2007, 10:10 PM
Ammo is supposed to increase by 20% next year.
I'd probably go buy some more 9mm. An increase of that amount shouldn't hurt your .22 collection efforts by too much - only about $2 per bulk pack of ammo at wally world.
I just bought ammo yesterday and am planning to get some more later this week but realistically, $2 more for 550 rounds is only going to be about $12 or so more to fill up an ammo can.

December 25, 2007, 10:13 PM
22 ammo.

lee n. field
December 25, 2007, 10:17 PM
It can't hurt to stock up on ammo.

Speaking of ammo:

6)Something completely different

are you set up to handload? A hundred bucks will get you a good part of the way there.

December 25, 2007, 10:21 PM
stock up on 9mm

see if you cant get some one to load you enough for a case of something cheap.

buy it cheap, stack it _______

fill in the blank!

my current policy has moved from guns, to ammo and mags.

i got an EBR, and a hicap handgun. now im focusing on ammo and mags. like, a 3 to 1 ratio of rifle to pistol

December 25, 2007, 10:24 PM
You could pick up a Mosin Nagant for around that much. It would make a cheap big game rifle, and ammo for it is relatively affordable.

December 25, 2007, 10:26 PM
If I only had a Hi-Point 995 and a 10/22 .. I'd keep saving money to buy some real guns .. hehe

Bury the money in the lawn if you have to :D

December 25, 2007, 10:26 PM
Ammo for both

December 25, 2007, 10:29 PM
Ammo; it's easier to smuggle past the wife..

December 25, 2007, 10:34 PM
First, VQ hammer for 10/22: http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=145851&t=11082005

Then, ammo.

December 25, 2007, 10:36 PM
I'd buy a mosin.

December 25, 2007, 10:40 PM
"Honey, I had $50 extra bucks and was about to spend it on a new scope for my rifle. Then I thought of you and thought the money would be better spent on ____ for you."

The other $50 goes to trigger time.


December 25, 2007, 11:05 PM
Score some brownie points for the wife and either give her the cash or buy her something nice.

December 26, 2007, 01:18 AM
According to his sig line he already has a Mosin 91/30.

December 26, 2007, 02:15 AM
Best of both worlds, buy the wife a Mosin

Or ammo

December 26, 2007, 03:52 AM
fix the darn tigger on my 700 adl.

If the tigger pull is heavier than your rifle, there's a problem.

December 26, 2007, 04:01 AM
Noticed you have a 91/30 in your signature. Definitely grab some 7.62x54 while you still can. Stuff's going to dry up someday, probably sooner than later. I'd be putting as much money as I could into getting a small armory of that old surplus stuff.

Il Duca
December 26, 2007, 11:20 AM
If I had $100 dollars, I would hit the pawn shops and come home with another .22 or two. Or I would stock up on various ammoes.

December 26, 2007, 12:09 PM
Did you consider an advanced tec. stock for the 995, or a red dot. You could still get some ammo to boot.

Gun Wielding Maniac
December 26, 2007, 12:21 PM
Buy the 9mm. .22LR won't be hurt as much by price increases. Shipping for an equal amount of .22LR is also much less.

December 26, 2007, 12:22 PM
Did you consider an ATI (http://www.atigunstocks.com/products.aspx?category=6) stock for the 995, or a red dot. You would still have some money left over for some ammo. Or just split the $$ on .22 and 9mm.

December 26, 2007, 01:12 PM
I'm with those who think your focus should be on ammo. If I had $100, and the guns you have (and if you substitute an M44 for the 91/30, then I do have the guns you have), I'd split it between ammo for the 995 and the 91/30. Surely you can spring $10-15 for a brick of .22LR now and then, so lets use the "windfall" (which is sort of what it sounds like) on x54r and 9mm. You don't tell us how well stocked you are, otherwise, on ammo, but if you need each of these equally, you can pick up 300 rounds of each for ~$100 (it would have to be Wolf 9mm to get that much, if you are okay with that -- otherwise get as much 9mm of whatever you prefer for $50, and spend the other half on x54r). That's what I'd do.

December 26, 2007, 01:18 PM
Offset rings for one of my Ruger #1's the rest for .22 ammo.
Grandsons are going thru it like poop thru a tin horn.

December 26, 2007, 03:55 PM
I have a HiPoint 995 - nice weapon. Suits me fine, Im not a gun snob I just like stuff that works.....and it works, darn good.

Im assuming since you didnt mention otherwise your 995 is stock.

If that IS the case, might I suggest (as other above me have) the ATI stock for the 995 carbine.

Ive had mine for almost a year, best $60 I spent. Makes the rifle feel FAR more solid and the ergonomics are a VAST improvement. Ive never made such an improvement in a firearm with such little cash outlay before. Im NOT a fan of sticking ATI stocks on Mosins or SKSs.....but the ATI stock for the 995 is NICE.

After the stock you should have enough to grab a cheapy red dot - think I have $35 in mine from WalMart.

Makes rapid firing 10 rds into a paper plate at 50 yards a breeze.


I am really impressed with the HiPoint carbine. I would have no problems picking it up to defend myself with.

cracked butt
December 26, 2007, 04:02 PM
Stick the $100 at the bottom of the sock drawer until you have a few more of those saved up and buy something nice.;)

Its a tough human impulse to fight, but there's no point in hording ammo when its at all time high prices.

December 26, 2007, 04:16 PM
scope the .22, the rest on .22 ammo.

December 26, 2007, 04:27 PM
Half for .22 ammo and half for 9mm ammo.

Firearms are kind of useless for their intended purpose if you don't have any ammo for them.

If you could add $25 to $50 to that I'd say get an SKS as you desperately need a centerfire long gun in an actual rifle cartridge if that's all you've got firearms wise (a 10/22 and a Hi Point 9mm carbine), but since $100 was the price limit and it's what you have to work with now I'll just leave that alone for now.

It might be a decent idea for the future though.

December 26, 2007, 04:37 PM
Is $100 worth of gun parts worth sneaking around buying stuff behind your wife's back and potentially creating a situation of distrust?
Not moralizing. Just trying to give all viewpoints here.

I'd either be upfront with the wife, or if I absolutely had to sneak away and use the money i'd buy mags and 9mm ammo.

December 26, 2007, 04:39 PM
Hey! This is sincere advice and something that I have done myself. Take your $100, and use it as a down payment on a Saiga 223, layaway. Layaways usually run from 1 to 3 months, and when you pay it off, you will have a decent rifle. You can even purchase with lawaway off of online gun stores. Put "layaway" in your search, and see what comes up. I have seen DPMS 308 LR rifles for sale on layaway for as little as $150 down. Just pay on time, and you are in business!

December 26, 2007, 04:44 PM
massive quantities of 22lr can be had for cheap.

load up and scope that 10/22

December 26, 2007, 04:58 PM
$20-2 hours at the range
$80-400 rds of 9mm, 1000 rds of .22lr

I already have an ATI stock so that wasn't an option. Thanks for the advice.

December 26, 2007, 05:35 PM
kind of 9mm ammo you get?

December 26, 2007, 06:06 PM
I am with Hoppy590, stack the ammo. Practice with what you have and store the rest. :)

December 26, 2007, 07:05 PM
I feed my 995 primarily which WallyWorld WWB 115 FMJ. I can get it right now for $13/100 rds. Talking with the salesman and he said their value packs of shotgun rounds are going up $8/pack so I'm trying to stock up now.

By comparison, the Gander Mountain down the road is already $3-$10 more expensive.

December 26, 2007, 09:44 PM
+ 1,000 for more ammo. $100 will buy a ton of .22, or a goodly amount of 9mm.

December 26, 2007, 11:48 PM
I just bought .22 ammo the other day. My plan for the longest time was to fill an ammo can for each caliber I shoot, then maybe start over. I had been slacking on that so when I decided to not buy a CZ-PO1 from a friend it left me with a little extra $$$.
So I started on .22 LR. I have a can about 2/3 full now (about $84 but alot of it was CCI mini-mags). I could fit three more bulk packs of wallyworld Federal stuff and I probably will when I can afford it. It sounds like a small thing but for $100 you could certainly fill an ammo can for a rainy day and probably have one or two bulk packs left for practice.

But I still say buy 9mm. Increases on it are going to hurt you more in the future than they will on .22.
Also, are you equipped to load for the Mosin? Ammo for it will eventually dry up so stockpiling some for it and starting to prepare for reloading would be good ideas.

I agree that now is a bad time to start buying and storing ammo. Last year at this time would have been way better. But next year at this time it may be prohibitively expensive or impossible to purchase the ammo you want. If that were the case, you'd be happy you put that $100 into ammo in December 07.

December 26, 2007, 11:48 PM
+100 Buy Mosin Nagant!

December 27, 2007, 12:00 AM
Buy your wife some flowers and take her out to a nice dinner. Priorities, man, priorities! :)

December 27, 2007, 02:38 AM
I would stpend 15 dollars of it on .22 and the rest on 9mm. .22 is cheap enough that it is pretty easy to amass a sizeable amount pretty quickly, especially considering that 15 bucks will get you around 500 rounds. By the same token, 15 bucks (roughly) will get you 100 rounds of WWB.

December 27, 2007, 07:42 AM
Best of both worlds, buy the wife a Mosin Now there's a man that thinks. ha ha ha

December 27, 2007, 10:47 AM

December 29, 2007, 10:50 AM
qajaq59 : Best of both worlds, buy the wife a Mosin

Honey, you mean you don't want that new gun with my name engraved on it? :rolleyes:

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