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Helping a friend with some 22 long rifle ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by johnandersonoutdoors, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. johnandersonoutdoors

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    Hey guys,

    For the last 4 or 5 years I have always kept about 15 boxes of Federal brick 22lr on hand. At the rate I shoot it, I have enough to last.

    Long story short a friend from work just got himself a 22lr handgun. Needless to say he needs ammo. I can spare the ammo but not sure at what price I should let it go. I am not trying to make money on him, just to make sure I get enough to replace the brick when it comes back in stock in my area.

    How much should I ask him for a 550 pack Federal brick 22?
     
  2. oneounceload

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    Find out what the store will be selling them for and go accordingly, or just give him a brick and let him replace it when it comes in the store
     
  3. Grassman

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    I'd say $20 or $25 would be fair, if you found it that's about what it would cost you to replace it.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    $20 max.
     
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    I paid $25 for my last brick.

    Just give him one for free if he's a good friend. Take your 22 and go have a good time.
     
  6. GCBurner

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    I sold a brick of surplus Remington .22 Standard Velocity that I got from the CMP to a friend the other day for what I paid for it, $15 for 500 rounds. I wish I'd bought a couple of more cases while it was available, but I'm not going to profiteer on a friend,
     
  7. 230RN
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    Why don't you just lend him a brick and let it go at that? It's only 7% of your stash.
     
  8. clutch

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    Why don't you front him a brick and tell him to return it in kind when he can get some?
     
  9. shafter

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    I vote for giving him a brick if it's your friend. I may give a brick to a new shooter as well. Invite him shooting and suggest the next brick is on him or something like that.
     
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    If it's a friend, I'd give him a brick.
     
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    If you're not willing to just give him a brick as a gift, I think clutch has the right idea. That way you don't overcharge him if when you go to replace it prices have returned to normal or if prices remain inflated, you still have your brick replaced at a true cost of replacement.
     
  12. Zardaia

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    Honestly, depends on how good a friend. Just an acquaintance coworker, I'd say sell for 20 bucks or so. Still doing a favor. Real friend, freebie as long as you have it to spare.
     
  13. mausser

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    I agree with most. I'd give him one and go shoot it with him. If it's his first gun or first hand gun it wouldn't hurt to show him some gun safety and importance of proper storage if he has kids in the house.
     
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    I recently gave a friend a stripped lower receiver, helped him pick out a parts kit from PSA, (just before this latest panic) helped him test it out after he assembled it with ammo I provided, and gave him 5 GI 30rd mags made by OKAY still in the wrapper. No charge.... Real friends are few, and I place a high value on the very few I can call real.
     
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    just have him replace the brick when the stores have them in stock
     
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    Just give him a brick and leave it at that.
     
  17. Bill4282

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    Ben Franklin once said "never loan what you expect back". Go with him to the range, take a couple of bricks and both of you shoot from the same box until the bricks are gone. He'll remember your support and kindness and if a true friend will offer to replace without you saying a word. True story-happened to me.

    If no offer, no more trips to the range.
     
  18. SunnySlopes

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    If he's enough of a friend to actually call a "friend", I'd give it to him for free.

    If he's not enough of a friend to give one for free, he's not really a friend.
     
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    I think it also depends on how good of a friend he is, and how concerned you are about the availability and cost of .22LR in the future. That brick of 500 rounds of federal will probably cost you $20-$25 now-normal retail to replace when it is available.

    I would offer to go to the range with him, and give him a brick if he pays your range fee. Maybe put some rounds through his .22, and bring something of your own to shoot. Everyone has a good time.

    Maybe I'm not doing it right, but I can't shoot through a brick of .22 in one range trip. I can put maybe 100-150 rounds down range before I get bored and want to move on to something else.
     
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    I have to agree. If he's truly a decent friend you can rely on, I'd give the guy a brick. I've given ammo and other things away and even though I don't expect such actions to pay off in the end they usually do, if through nothing else than forged and strengthened relationships between friends.
     
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    winchester and federal bulk dont have the umph to cycle the slide on my beretta bobcat, hopefully they'll work in whatever he is shooting. But as everyone else has said, give him a brick and have it replaced when the panic dies down.
     
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    I say just offer the box and see if he offers to replace it when the they hit the shelf. If he does I'd say he's a considerate fella. If he don't he may be the sort that takes advantage of a benevolent guy. Cheap lesson in human nature.
     
  23. Jim Mac

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    Back in my beer drinking days, It would have cost the guy a 12 pack of beer and he would have had to help drink it. (not while shooting). That use to be the going rate for almost anything of value. I got a 79 nova from a boss for free, I dont like the body style as much as the older ones and didnt have the room anyway. So I gave it to my friend for a 44 ounce diet coke. I think the value of the nova is a bit more than a brick of ammo, but you get the point. The nova is now running high 11s at the dragstrip now. jim
     
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    If you have the brick to spare just give it to him with the understanding when things get stable he can repay you with a brick of the same or similar. I have been doing that with my brother as to reloading supplies and components. I try to help and take care of friends and family.
    Ron
     
  25. bill3424

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    Hell, I'd give him a brick for free. I'm sure down the road he'll get you a couple beers and it'll be even.
     
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