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1000 Rounds of 12gauge fun!!

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by HS/LD, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. HS/LD

    HS/LD Well-Known Member

    So I was sitting at my PC reading some of the new posts when I remembered what Dave McC says...

    So I took a quick trip to Walmart and plonked down some money for some ammo.

    10 x 100 round value packs 12gauge 2 3/4" 7 1/2 shot, and a bunch of Rem, Win and Fed buckshot....

    $200 lighter but a lot heavier I staggered to the car with my auxiliary Christmas present to myself.

    1100 rounds of 12gauge fun!!

  2. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    Shooting all 1100 rounds at one time sounds even funner..:D

    Ouch! My shoulder is starting to throb just thinking about it.
  3. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

    Good start.

    $200 spent on food will feed you for a while.

    $200 spent on ammo will teach you and others....that lasts lifetimes.

  4. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Well-Known Member

    Wow..some serious ammo you got there.

    I'm thinking about getting some ammo myself and take up skeet shooting. I just don't get out with my shotgun enough.

    Good SHooting
  5. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Well-Known Member

    Sounds like fun!

    I plan to do something similar, but do a comparison between my Rem 870 and Mossy 590 to see which one is actually the best.
  6. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    (Beaming with pride)....

    Good job, now use up and repeat.

    With that buck, you've a golden opportunity to pattern some and determine which one your shotgun "Likes". Then, go get more of that.

    WEG, at a minimum, I'd like at least 100 rounds of "Serious" buck, 50 of slugs on hand.

    A coupla things about hoarding ammo.

    First off, ammo has not gone down much in price in my lifetime, and usually the opposite has occurred.One small opportunity missed was when I should have bought a few hundred more of the great Estate buck when it was going for $2.19 a ten pack.

    Also, sometimes a load of choice is discontinued or not available, like that same Estate stuff.

    Second,ammo kept cool and dry will last decades.

    Third,while heavy, ammo takes up little room. 10 flats make a block smaller than a foot locker, so storage is easy.

    Fourth, while bulk buying isn't as effective as it used to be,going in with a couple friends, family members or members of your militia group
    can still save mucho dinero sometimes.

    Fifth, once you have built a cache, it's simple to keep it stocked on the use one, buy one principle. Reloading can also serve for casual practice and even hunting.


    HSMITH Well-Known Member

    I used to do the same thing, buy large lots. I once wandered into a mom and pop type True Value hardware store that was getting out of the ammo part of their business. The buick that I drove at the time was LOW on the way out, I bought ALL of the 12ga, 22LR, 38 special, 357, 45acp, 30-30, 7mmRM, 30-06, and probably some others, the prices were unreal. I bought 12ga Federal field loads for $19 a case, 30-06 Fed Classic 180's for $6.50 a box, 45acp 230 ball for $5 a box and so on. I FILLED a shopping cart stacked neatly, then could not move it!!!!!! I had to get one of the kids from the lumber section to push while I pulled to get the cart to the checkout, then we could not get it across the parking lot so I pulled up and loaded it right at the door.

    My wife was really hot, but I shot for a LONG time on that ammo and saved a couple grand. If I could hit a sale like that again I would do the same thing.

    Try getting prices on ammo by the pallet, if you can scrape up a couple guys to share it the prices will amaze you. Same for reloading components, buy LARGE quantities and you get to shoot more for the same amount of money.
  8. TomV

    TomV Member

    I just picked up my 870 today and was looking for some reasonable priced rounds to try out in it. Would these be something to try in it ?
    This will at some point be a house gun. I have never shot a shotgun, only handguns. Planning on taking a course ASAP.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

    HSMITH Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the wally world loads are good ones. See if they have the Winchester Super Speed loads, they are lighter on recoil and will let you get used to it a bit before going to the heavier ammo.
  10. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    TomV, since you're new to shotguns, I suggest getting 1 oz loads instead of 1 1/8 oz. Less kick while you're getting your form in order.

    And take that course. I cannot recommend getting lessons from a qualified instructor enough.

    While you're waiting, mine the Archives at TFL for info,there's stuff that can actually take a complete newbie through the steep part of the learning curve, though face to face instruction is better.


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