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Been buying ammo for a gun I don't even own

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  1. Buzznrose

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    Stockpiling is a verb...like “stashing away”...

    And it’s a good start OP.
     
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  2. Armybrat

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    How many are you allowed for your Brown Bess? ;)
     
  3. edwardware

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    Yup, you do.

    Your pile's not tall enough.

    I thought that's how you're supposed to do it!
    cart-before-the-horse.jpg
     
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  4. hso

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    I've bought magazines in anticipation of buying a firearm that wasn't readily available (only to have to sell them someday having realized I wasn't going to buy the gun).
     
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  5. Rexster

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    It makes perfect sense to buy a long-term supply of ammo, first. I would not pay scalper’s prices for the ammo.

    In the case of some weapons, it would be wise to first obtain a decent supply of magazines. The old-school SIG P220 magazines, for example, were known for “unzipping” along the rear seam, after several years use, and the newer P220 mags, made for the push-button mag release, will not function in the P220 pistols with heel-clip mag release system. (There may, possibly, have been a transitional mag, that worked with both.) There are similar mag-availability situations with some other weapons, but this is what came to mind, before caffeine, because I prefer the grip shape of the “European” P220, and was becoming nostalgic for the one I let go, in 1993, so had looked into finding one.
     
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  6. FL-NC

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    I hope at least some of that was bought before the chaos.
     
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  7. BlueHeelerFl

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    Academy has it for the same price.

    And I've been doing the same. Don't own an AR yet but I now have about 180 rounds of 556.

    I should have done that as well when I saw some Remington 12 gauge buckshot there awhile back. 2 weeks later Academy had Maverick 88's in stock and I grabbed one
     
  8. GBExpat

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    Yeah ... I'm going to hang onto my dust-covered pair of G/K43 mags a little while longer, though. As is said, "Hope springs eternal". <sigh> ;)
     
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  9. lightman

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    Thats not a bad idea. Hope you got a decent price on it. 50 cents a round is a decent price around here right now. I've even bought dies for calibers that I didn't have guns for that I hoped to own someday.
     
  10. Snowdog

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    Reddyeddy and Rexster make a good point. The first anything AR on the chopping block with be those vile standard-capacity (so-called high capacity to the ignorant) magazines.

    You may want to pick up a few 20 or 30 round Pmag or something similar.

    BTW, I write this on election day... If a certain candidate takes office, make that purchase a priority.
     
  11. cavemanR6

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    Well done OP. get it while you can. these days it’s an investment. And you’re not alone. I picked up a case of 444 Marlin. don’t have a 444 Marlin yet. but didn’t want to get the gun and not have the ammo. you should probably prioritize getting something to eat that ammo you have sooner rather than later though. don’t forget mags.
     
  12. Speedo66

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    AIM Surplus currently has a Turkish brand of buckshot, Sterling, at $8.95 for a box of 10.

    https://aimsurplus.com/sterling-12-gauge-00-buck-ammunition-10rd-box/
     
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  13. I6turbo

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    I bought a bunch of .380 back when Walmart was phasing out Perfecta ammo, and a bunch of 40 S&W more recently when they were phasing out handgun ammo. I didn't own a gun in either caliber but thought I might someday come across a good deal on one that I liked. Recently I sold both batches of ammo when it went virus crazy. It turned out to be the best investment I'd made in a while. :)
     
  14. JTHunter

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    When you buy a car, do you buy the tires first? Do you buy the sound system before the car? Do you marry the girl before giving them a diamond engagement ring? Do you buy groceries before you have a refrigerator for their storage?
    Priorities people. The big ticket items come first, then the "accessories".
    When I bought an AK prior to the Clinton ban, it came with three 5-rd. magazines. Over the next couple of years, I added four 40-rd. "bananas" and two 75-rd. drum magazines. Ammo was bought sporadically as needed.
     
  15. GBExpat

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    Excellent! Whatever works for you. ;)
     
  16. army_eod

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    AB3253BB-F881-4DA8-872B-F6BCF5AD8ED2.jpeg Got this today
     
  17. Ignition Override

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    If you think that ammo can't go a good bit Higher for a while-you haven't been watching today's news about possibilities in "northern VA".
     
  18. mokin

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    I found several hundred rounds of .45 ACP under the 9mm and .40 S&W a couple weeks back. I keep hoping that somehow a .45 will materialize.
     
  19. HOWARD J

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    Do you think 10K rds. is enuf to protect yourself?
     
  20. Snowdog

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    Yes.

    However, that number has very little to do with "defense" but vastly to do with "recreational use" should a prolonged availability dry-up due to 2A threats both imagined or real.
     
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  21. If1HitU

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    Got to say I never thought about doing that before,but if I knew I was going to buy something it make sense.
     
  22. HngMnHnryDvdsn

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    Been doing the same thing, got some .357 on the way for a future trooper mkIII and debating acquiring some .45acp for a 1911 I WILL someday own (been drooling for one for the last 20 years!).
     
  23. MrBitey

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    I did this as well. I bought a case of 12 gauge shells earlier this year thinking my first HD firearm would be a pump shotgun, but then ended up buying a handgun since I have better opportunities to learn and train with handguns at the local indoor range (allows shotguns, but only firing slugs).
     
  24. theotherwaldo

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    I haven't bought much ammo for guns that I haven't bought yet, but I have bought molds and reloading components for guns that I know that I'm going to buy.
     
  25. Pat Riot
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    Yes, you do. Those boxes could topple and then you’d have loose rounds rolling about. Someone could slip on them and get injured. You need magazines and an ammo box to keep people safe! :cool:
     
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