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This is why you always have enough on hand.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SaxonPig, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Lex Luthier

    Lex Luthier New Member

    Excellent topic, near and dear.

    There are caches of necessary materiel and there are piles of junk. Security, health/ sanitation/ sustenance, THEN comfort: in that order. As you fill the shelves of your load out closet and secure yourself against the impending zombie onslaught, consider what proportion of your investment has gone toward the above categories and adjust accordingly. Video games etc. will become instant shims.

    It would be a real bummer to have 20k rounds put away and forget the water, the carbs and the bleach. Perhaps a small library of information specific to one's situation might also be helpful.
  2. heron

    heron New Member

    Some components are available at gunrunnerauctions dot com. I didn't look at specifics or price. Look in the '24-7' auction.
  3. I'm OK on most stuff, including .22LR. I am mostly a recreational shooter and I have a fair bit of reloading stuff on hand. The only thing I am short on is .44 Magnum brass but I've been able to find some here and there.

    I have enough 9mm and 9x18 to last me a while, and I have a good sized stockpile of .357 and .38 special. Plenty of stuff for the hunting rifles and shotguns as well.

    Once things ease up a bit I will probably pick up a few more primers as they have pretty much disappeared from the shelves around here. I have enough for now but if this stretches out for more than a year I may have to cut back on my range trips.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  4. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, it's hitting us competitors, too
  5. gym

    gym member

    I have enough to withstand an attack, the problem with that is that we have no body armor, nor would my wife spend money on such a device without a divorce wiping out my ammo suppy first, Nor bullett proof glass, nor enough people to defend aginst very much. if the zombies come we would need to band together with our neighboors in order to get by.
    This would not be the biggest problem.Ammo is coming down. I have whitnessed it the last few weeks, it's back around if you look, even at the peak I paid $22 for 45 caliber at the vero beach shooting range. It was $55 at the show The 40 caliber seems the hardest to find, good thing I only have 1 40, also 9mm is hard the ast few weeks, but the range is stocked. i have a couple boxes of 380, and 38, also I think a box of 32 silvertips i don't want and would trade it for 9mm or 40. or 45 if anyone is local, just PM me and I will look if you are intersted.I probablly will get a gun to fit the calibers lol, which is what usually whathappens, anyone else find 40 scarce?
  6. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad New Member

    after the shortage of "08"-"09" HandLoader Magazine said "hats off to Remington" as they were the only one with a dedicated line for primers for us hand loaders, I would think that is true now too,
  7. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN New Member

    I have enough powder, primers, and lead, and molds for all my calibers, an electric pot and one for over a propane stove. now I just need the zombies to be patient enough for me to make up some ammo for them.
  8. goon

    goon New Member

    The local ammo shortage where I am hasn't caught up with the nation-wide panic. I was able to pick up some .22, .38 Special, and a couple boxes of .308 over the past few weeks. When people realize what is going on, .22LR will be in pretty short supply in these parts.
    The LGS owner and I discuss this weekly. He is in a tough situation because he realizes that once his supplies run out, he won't be able to replace them. But even with having to bring everything in by plane and no ability to replace right now at any price, his prices still aren't what you could call price gouging.
  9. MattShlock

    MattShlock New Member

    Reloaders are magical don't ya know -- everything is always on hand, available, costs less than dirt, takes seconds of mindless labor where the machine does all the work and the results are more reliable, effective, and accurate than any factory loads...
  10. chipcom

    chipcom member

    The nice thing about bullets is that you can make them yourself. ;)
  11. izhevsk

    izhevsk New Member

    At the local Walmart this morning while picking up some cleaning patches, I was surprised to see several boxes of 9MM, .38 special, .40S&W, .30-06, quite a lot of Tula .223, and for the first time I've ever seen at this location a decent stack of XM193 5.56 all at very reasonable prices. This is really the first time since early December I've actually seen anything on the shelves there. The guy who rang me up was surprised they had anything on the shelves as well - hopefully supply is starting to catch up here.
  12. smartshooter.45

    smartshooter.45 New Member

    The shortage has been in full swing here since the end of December. Most any ammo that is available is $1 per round whether its center fire rifle or pistol.

    I went in to my local Wally World last week just to see what they had on the shelves. I had been told that shipments come in between 8 and 10 pm so I made it there at 9pm.

    The good: They had (4) 100rd bulk packs of Winchester 20ga field and target for $25 each.

    The bad: Every other bulk pack of every caliber was gone. They had a few high end center-fire rifle hunting cartridges but they were all about $30 for 20rds. They had zero 22lr.
  13. gym

    gym member

    I posted someplace else i got 556 for 12 dollars per box of 20 yesterday and 12 gauge for 3 bucks for 5 runds last week, So we are around 60 cents a round, 45's were 22 dolars a box.Wallmart puts them out at 8-9 pm in vero
  14. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone New Member

    I wish the Mods would delete all these threads! The "Industry Insider" aka "Doug Ross" is someone no one seems to know, or even heard of before his "Report on the State of the Industry" showed up all over this and other forums. The report came out on Jan. 25th, 2013 after a claimed meeting of the industry in Texas. What top secret details were discussed that were not readily made available at SHOT show a week earlier? Was no one aside from Mr. Ross invited? The National Shooting Sports Foundation doesn't agree with his numbers and they are the industry. Who would you believe?
  15. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone New Member

    PS: our military does not use commercially produced ammunition or SMKs or VMax or Gold Dots. Contracted ammo is just that and has no affect on availability of what you and I shoot with the exception of those limitations of current production. Still, consumers account for 3/4s of all ammunition sales annually.

    Lets use our heads and due diligence before spreading conjecture. There are shortages yes but how large and for how long are not the stuff of Internet "reports" such as this.
  16. ol' scratch

    ol' scratch New Member

    The only thing that I really need at this point is rifle powder. I did most of my reloading this summer when I could find components and have a good stock of ammo. I just want to work up some match loads for the type 1 National Match M1 I picked up at the north store this fall. Keep your eyes peeled. I just picked up 2000 small pistol primers a week ago for $32 a thousand. I picked up some hardcast 9mm bullets too.
  17. Nanook

    Nanook Member

    This is the third time it's happened during my "career" so I wasn't surprised. I remember the shortages during Slick Willie's term.

    Then the shortages during this clown's first term. I buy here and there and it adds up quickly if you're careful.

    The only thing I'm short on is .303 brass and bullets, and I'm really not too bad there. I don't shoot that as much as the other calibers.

    Prices right now are absolutely insane, and I'm in a position that I don't have to participate in the madness.

    I'm a big fan of Varget, and it is just about unobtainable lately. I did find a lb here and there during the build-up to this craze so I'm okay there too. Even reloading dies are going berserk on Gunbroker. You could put .223 on a box of Kleenex and get $100 for it. LOL
  18. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone New Member

    Well it's good to know some guy, somewhere on the Internet is telling us what not a single person reported after returning from SHOT Show. Too bad no industry leaders attended SHOT to give everyone the news. Funny, I could have sworn I saw pictures in the subforum but perhaps THR Moderators were up late with Photoshop.

    Carry on with the rumors folks, fiction is always fun!
  19. dragon813gt

    dragon813gt New Member

    This is self serving but please don't encourage this. Next go around lead will be in short supply. I don't need or want that ;)

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  20. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override New Member

    An 8-lb. jug of 3031 powder at yesterday's Nashville show was priced at about $180-190.

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