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Am I being paranoid?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Okiecruffler, Oct 22, 2003.

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  1. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Member

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    Not sure when this actually started, but I've started buying extra ammo and squirreling it away. Nothing too drastic, not by the case, but if I'm buying a 2 bandoliers of 8mm, I'll buy an extra and stash it. I've even started doing it with reloading components. Not really sure what I'm stashing it for, maybe I'm picking up alien thought waves, but I now have several thousand rounds for my favorite weapons. The wife is starting to worry, but mainly because my ammo supply is spilling into her shoe storage space (what's a woman do with 18 pairs of shoes anyway?). Maybe I just need to get to the range more often.
     
  2. gun-fucious

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    ammo is pretty cheap right now

    the prudent squirrel might ratchet the purchases back a tad
    if he needs a forklift to straighten out the garage

    :D
     
  3. Balog

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    "Buy it cheap and stack it deep" as they say. Can't hurt to have extra, and it could do a world of good. Remember the parable of the ant and the grasshopper. But if it's encroaching on your living space, you might be at critical mass;)
     
  4. Henry Bowman

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    A little paranoia keeps the aliens away. :uhoh:
     
  5. LeadPumper

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    Paranoia...?

    Nope, a few extra boxes is just your average stockpiling. Like buying a couple more cans of soup at the store because they're on sale.

    Now when you buy a dozen extra cases of ammo; weatherproof, fireproof, radiation proof, ray gun proof storage containers to put them in, and bury 'em in the backyard... then come back and ask us about paranoia.


    -LeadPumper
     
  6. MPFreeman

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    Your wife only has 18 pair of shoes? Wow! My wife would go into withdrawl with so few shoes.

    If you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention.
     
  7. Dave R

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    I'd call it prudent, not paranoid.

    Ammo prices and availability can fluctuate significantly. For example, there used to be lots of surplus .30-06. Not now. Likewise, Hirtenberger .308 used to be easy to find. Not now. (Other "flavors" are, though.)

    Back in Dec, 1999, there was almost no ammo in popular calibers on the shelf in Boise due to Y2k buying.

    There haven't been many fluctuations in prices lately, but that's no guarantee it won't happen again.

    Just remember, ammo will get you through periods of no food, better than food will get you through periods of no ammo. (Just kiddin'.)
     
  8. Mithrandir

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    Gun-Fucious states : "the prudent squirrel might ratchet the purchases back a tad if he needs a forklift to straighten out the garage"

    hey.... do you rent out that forklift????

    'cause I think I need it soon.....




    out...
     
  9. DorGunR

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    Just remember, ammo will get you through periods of no food, better than food will get you through periods of no ammo. (Just kiddin'.) Dave ...........I like that.:cool:
     
  10. Dr.Rob

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    I don't trust any 'shooter' that doesn't have 2000 rds of 22 ammo around. Come on thats less than $40 worth of cartridges.

    Hate to admit, over the years my hoarding has been dented severely by my shooting. Need to get reloading again.
     
  11. DorGunR

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    Uhhhh.....Dr. Rob..........trust me.:D
     
  12. Mike Irwin

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    Paranoid?

    Probably not, unless you really start hoarding ammo.

    I still have the better part of a case of Russian FMJ ball for 7.62x39 that I bought 10 years ago when I bought my SKS. Decided that that was going to be my "stash" ammo.

    I am, however, going to get a couple of sealed tin cans, and shoot up the older stuff.
     
  13. Penforhire

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    Some of the guys I know figure they're getting low on ammo when they're down to 5,000 rounds for each weapon caliber they own. I'm thinking they are a little further "out there" than most of us.

    Curious personal question though. There's been times in my life I was down to one box of 50 .45 ACP rounds. Now I stock about 500 rounds of 9 mm, 500 of 38 (+p amount varies more), 200 of 357 Mag, and a case of 12 ga birdshot (what is that, 250 shells?). That doesn't count a relaitvely small amount of pure SD-designed ammo for each. Oh yeah, maybe 100 rounds of 45 ACP :) I don't think my significant other notices the ammo cans and cardboard case in the garage.
     
  14. Norton

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    A friend once asked me what the difference was between a developer and an environmentalist. He went on to say that a developer wants to build a house in the woods while an environmentalist already has a house in the woods.

    Likewise:

    The only difference between being paranoid and being prepared is if you were right or wrong about something happening. It's all perspective....
     
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    GUILTY as charged.
     
  16. Brian Dale

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    I think the key is that you write that you're buying extra.

    You're only paranoid if you're afraid to go shooting 'cause you don't want to use it up. :D
     
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    I need to do both: Hoard and shoot.

    Would a footlocker be a good storage spot for it? In a covered outdoor storage shed w/ a concrete floor? (Generally stays above freezing, and below 70 even in August.)
     
  18. Okiecruffler

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    I think you guys have hit on something. Ammo is really cheap right now. And I had a dry spell awhile back where I just couldn't find cheap 7.62X54 ammo locally. And who knows how long the Turk 8mm is going to last. I'm not stockpiling so to speak, I'm just getting while the gettings good. Plus, while the wife gets THAT LOOK when another $50 C&R rifle is delivered, she doesn't seem to bat an eye when I drop $100 on ammo.
     
  19. Crimper-D

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    Paranoid? - NAH!

    Afterall, I had to put something in the old air raid shelter Dad dug into the back yard in the 50's... The Y2K MRE's were starting to deteriorate.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Standing Wolf

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    1. Even paranoids have enemies.

    2. Ammunition keeps a long time.

    3. I normally keep 5,000 to 8,000 rounds on hand at any given time. Most of that's .22 caliber, to be sure, but I make a point of keeping at least a few hundred rounds of .38 special, a caliber I hardly ever shoot any more.
     
  21. BluesBear

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    Remener the T-shirt solgan right before Y2K?


    Ammunition
    The Currency Of The New Millenium.


    Those words could someday be true.
    Remember in the original Mad Max movie "The Road Warrior" guns were still rather plentiful. It was ammunition that was near impossible to find.

    That WWI vintage Evansville Chrysler .45 ammo in the sealed Spam Cans that has been showing up lately will keep forever ya know. :evil:
     
  22. Travis McGee

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    Just remember to go out and

    BLOAT!

    "Buy Lots Of Ammo Today!
     
  23. BluesBear

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    Don't forget National Ammo Day is Wednesday, NOVEMBER 19th, 2003. (Drats, the day before payday.)
    National Ammo Week is November 15-23, 2003

    I am taking a little from this paycheck and the next paycheck and earmarking it for ammo. :D

    I am trying to decide if I'll talk to the guys at the Super Wal-Mart to make sure they have what I need that week or if I want to spend my money with Doug Kiesler or Midway or Ammoman to show my support for them since that jerk in Kennedyland sued them.
    :cuss:
    Can you say entrapment?
     
  24. Walosi

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    An old boss once said that paranoids would make good field men, if they just weren't so damned trusting. Guess it's all a matter of perspective. With enough ammo, you can afford to trust. If you're wrong, JSTF :rolleyes:
     
  25. NewShooter78

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    I'm starting to buy up ammo now. I'm keeping at least 3 30 cal ammo cans full. One for each gun. So that's .45acp, 223 rem, and 12 gauge assortment of birdshot, buckshot, and 1oz rifled slug. Its a small supply, but a start.
     
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