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Bullet/powder hording?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Kachok, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. Kachok

    Kachok Member

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    I just did an inventory of my rifle stock, turns out I have aprox 4,000 bullets, right around 25 pounds of powder, 4200 primers and more loaded bullets then I care to count. Is this sick OCD hording or not? I shoot aprox 300-500 rounds a year of high powered rifle.
     
  2. zxcvbob

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    Piker. :cool:
     
  3. bobinoregon

    bobinoregon Member

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    it's a start
     
  4. NWcityguy2

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    The people complaining about hoarding probably aren't sitting on several years of components.

    I've placed 4 orders for things that were low on my priority list before I started to get nervous about not being able to get them whenever. So far I am 4 for 4 on getting what I want at this stage of the panic. If I were trying to buy any of that stuff right now I'd be 0 for 4. Getting in before stuff runs out is the best way to avoid adding your order to the back of the backorder log.
     
  5. helotaxi

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    Not even close.
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yes it is hording.

    Or, "Building an Arsenal in your quiet unassuming home" to use modern news terminolgy..

    You, and people like you, are the problem old politicians are talking about in leather covered chairs, sipping imported bottled ice-cold water, being replaced constantly by buxom assistants as soon as the condensation drys off the untouched bottles.

    That are being paid for by our tax dollars!
    (The imported bottled water, leather chairs, & buxom assistants)

    Shame on you for having a Cache of High-Power Ammunition Components and Explosives hidden in your BUNKER!!

    I even bet you were a LONER in your youth!
    Because you preferred to play with cap-guns, BB-guns, and even later, high-power .22 firearms holding clips & the shoulder thing that goes up!

    You might have even liked to go fishing BY YOURSELF (Well O.K., just you and your dog) and take your high-power, clip-fed .22 with you!

    Instead of normal male youth activities like hair braiding and finger painting.
    Didn't you??
    Well didn't you????

    And I bet you used your full middle name once or twice sometime in the past too.
    Didn't You Mr. James Earl Kachok!!

    Whether or not you know it, you are being profiled by the Biden Gun Violence Task Force as we speak.

    Because of your Anti-American Fascination with Dangerous High-power, Clip-fed Firearms & the related Cache of high-power ammunation.
    And even more deranged, the Cache of Explosives in your BUNKER you intend to make High-Powered ammunition with!!!!

    Yesser!
    They got your number on speed-dial already!!!!

    You gonna be in a heap-a-trouble boy!!

    rc
     
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  7. IMtheNRA

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    It seems that our hobby is so prone to shortages of supplies and equipment, that we naturally hoard stuff when we can find it. Sort of like our grandparents who lived through the depression :)
     
  8. Ifishsum

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    I buy components in bulk and on sale when I can because it saves money - not because I want to hoard them. Hoarding means buying them just to hold them, I load and use them regularly. I'm probably close to the OP as far as components but I didn't buy it all at one time, or in the last few months - although since the last primer shortage I did start buying primers by the 1000s rather than a few hundred at a time.
     
  9. rcmodel

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    It seems to me that we as shooter & reloaders Spook, and change directions like a large flock of starlings!!

    All it takes is a rumor, or an imagined threat.
    A lot of herd or flock instinct at work here!

    And then, there are a gazillion speculators out there buying up reloading supplies that have never reloaded a round, and never intend too.
    And probably don't shoot much either.

    I hope their house blows up without hurting anyone from the selfish hording!

    "Lord please forgive me and may God bless the Pygmies in New Guinea"

    There is absolutely no way any manufacture could anticipate what has happened in the last 1 1/2 months.

    Or keep an inventory or manufacturing capacity large enough to keep up with these stupid highs & lows
    we inflect on ourselves every few years!!

    rc
     
  10. Reefinmike

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    I tend to buy enough to last me 6 months at a time plus have a six month supply of loaded ammo on hand at any given time. that being said, I just recently was able to was able to place an order for 7k tula srp(6 k for use in pistol, 1k for use in rifle), 3k tula lpp and 5lbs of HP38 for use in all pistol loads.... now I just need to track down some bullets and powder!

    as for pistol bullets... today I just turned 45 pounds of beercan shaped chunks of lead into 850 38spl bullets and 750 45 bullets.
     
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    RC, again I am indebted to you for morning coffee through the nose. Post #6 was so well thought out.

    Ron
     
  12. wgaynor

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    If that's a problem, than many of us share the same problem as you.
     
  13. Constrictor

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    I buy much more than the op mostly to save money but also to avoid the shortages. Im still shooting primers that cost me $16.99/1000.
     
  14. Trent

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    I'm still shooting primers manufactured in the 70's that I inherited from my Uncle.

    Hoarding must run in our family.
     
  15. FROGO207

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    I AIN'T NO STINKIN HOARDER!!!!!!!!:what::neener:

    Ha ha I try to keep what I anticipate as 2 years reloading supplies ahead for these speed bumps we hit every so often.:scrutiny: The only thing that I did not do this with is the .22 ammo.:banghead: I have enough to get through this years postal league but I did not sign up this year as that would seriously deplete my rainy day .22 supply.:( Guess I will have to start to shoot my 38 SPL's more again as I have plenty of stuff on hand to reload a couple gazilion of them with. I feel that if you can buy in bulk and when on sale at the same time it is the best hedge against inflation hands down.:cool:
     
  16. cfullgraf

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    I have been buying in bulk and when on sale for a long time. It just makes sense in terms of savings.

    But, I will admit, after 2009, I have increased my inventories on hand over what I kept prior to 2008. A little extra here and there over several years and I am set for a while during the current panic.
     
  17. GT1

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    Thanks for the laugh, RC.

    Hoarding? I might be, depends who you ask, I guess. Economy of scale, I say.
     
  18. Walkalong

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    Yep.

    While rcmodels post is humorous, there are anti gun politicians and anti gun media persons who are doing their best to make law abiding shooters look bad and are trying to scare the general public by painting us as a danger.


    Call, write, donate, vote in pro gun pro freedom politicians. Spend some of that "hoarding" money to help the cause.
     
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