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How have you planned supplies?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by spec26, Nov 14, 2008.

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  1. spec26

    spec26 Member

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    I was just curious as to how people are planning their reloading stash for the up coming years. I have been stock piling for a 3 year supply for my shooting quantities. For instance...I ration supplies to allow me to shoot once a month for 3 yeras..This encompasses:

    120 rds 223
    50 rds 45
    50 rds 308
    60 rds 9mm
    50 rds 40s&w

    After my last PV purchase I have enough supplies to support this amount of ammo for about 32 - 36 months. Anyone else doing anything like this..With a new house and planning to start a family this has to last a good while....Just curious if anyone else is planning?
     
  2. qajaq59

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    Stock piling doesn't really buy you much because what are you going to do in year 4? It'd be better if you went out and helped the candidates that you like get elected.
     
  3. Remo-99

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    I have been using up powders, that I don't normally use much, to make room and stock up on powders that I use regularly.

    Next week I hope to be buying a case of 5k LR primers and 1k SP primers, if you guys ain't bought them all already. I've plenty of SR primers and LP primers to keep me going for a while.

    Got a pretty good stock of bullets. As well as molds, stacks of lead + GC's for casting what I need.

    Just hope Obama doesn't start up a firearms registry in the USA, as it's just a first step. Once the authorities know whos got what, they know where to go looking, if if things get ugly.
     
  4. calaverasslim

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    Last count, I had the following:

    12K LP primers

    3K SP primers. Need sumn

    4 lb tite-group

    8 lb Unique

    4 lb 2400

    about 7 lb of Hi-Skor 700X

    2 lb of W231. Need sum

    4K LR primers

    2K LRM primers

    4 lb IMR 4350

    various other rifle powders\\don't shoot small rifle

    I have several rifles that are combo with my pistols and they use LP primers.

    I cast my own pistol bullets

    Am I set? Don't know but we will see...


    :D
     
  5. rob4570

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    In the current economic climate and with obama soon to be in power, I have decided to hang on to most of my bullets,powder, etc and limit my practice shooting to .22 rifle and cheap milsurp ammo. with prices going up almost daily most of us are limited as to how much we can buy
     
  6. K3

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    A little late for that now. Next election for feds is in 2 years, isn't it? The 32-36 month plan sounds like a good idea until then.
     
  7. ArchAngelCD

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    I shoot more than you listed for a month in a week. I would go crazy if I shot that little.

    I buy what I can when it's on sale and shot as much as I want or have time to load. I don't plan out 3 years worth of shooting, I just shoot... (not on knock on your method, whatever works for you)
     
  8. tkcomer

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    I've been bulking up to save money. After looking at my credit card, I don't think I'm saving anything.
     
  9. 1858rem

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    i just figure on stocking everything i can...... i have seen q's on life of primers... im more concerned whether or not powder will last 4-8 yrs? is it gonna be better to buy many individual lb cans and not open a new one untill needed or buy a 8-10lb jug and risking degradation of the powder or spoilage in some other manner?
     
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  10. elkhuntingfool

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    i have 4k of EACH SP, LP, SR,LR and 6k for shotgun. have 30lbs of rifle powder and 10lbs of pistol. have 2k of brass for each caliber and lots of bullets. i am always buying
     
  11. Eagle103

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    I've got about 20lbs. of rifle powder and 10 lbs. of pistol powder along with plenty of primers. My pistol bullet stock is OK but I only have a couple thousand rifle bullets on hand. I'd stock up more on rifle bullets but here in MN the latest media frenzy is over everyone getting lead poisoning from tainted venison. It wouldn't surpise me if copper bullets are mandated in a couple of years but I'm not spending the kind of money Barnes wants for them. Yet.
     
  12. spec26

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    Believe me i would love to shoot more then this amount but I can only get out once a month so thats about the quantities I shoot. I will still pick up stuff when I can but at least I can support my hobby at its current level for a few years.....
     
  13. 1858rem

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    life of powder once the can has been opened?
     
  14. Walkalong

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    Life span of opened powder?

    Indefinite, as long as it is stored in a dry area with reasonable temps, preferably in its original container.
     
  15. Remo-99

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    I've seen powders that were over 50 years old, and still seem to shoot as good as resently purchased powders.
    Because they were stored correctly.

    If kept away from heat and moisture they can last a long, long, long time.

    Also I've been using some primers that were purchased back in 1995.
    With them stored cool and dry, at all times. Had no problems with them, and so far every one of 'em has gone bang.
     
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    i thought i maybe had some bad unique powder earlier.... thought i had five squibs in a row! then i remembered i loaded up five 144gr round ball loads on top of what the dipper said was 6.2gr, now i know they throw light so it was probably only 4.5-5gr lol:rolleyes:
     
  17. 351 WINCHESTER

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    My brother used to reload. When he moved to Atlanta he "stored" all his powder in the hottest most humid enviorment I can think of. I asked some guys at the our local gun shop what to do with it and they said to spread it on my lawn. I talked to a good friend who reloads and he told me to bring it over. That was about 7 years ago and he's still using that powder.
     
  18. nwb01

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    I wouldnt call it stock piling but I have 8lbs of titegroup, 20k wsp primers and 30K bullets and about 70K pieces of brass. Which isn't much considering I shoot about 12K rounds a year in competition.
     
  19. RustyFN

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    I buy everything in bulk to cover one hazmat fee. I buy 50,000 primers at a time and 48 pounds of powder at a time. I go in with some friends but I have enough to last a little while.
    Rusty
     
  20. XD-40 Shooter

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    I'm sitting on 8lbs of Unique, 10,000 Wolf SP primers, 1000 pieces of 40 S&W brass, 2000 bullets, and 2000 loaded rounds, so I'm good to go.

    I'll have to buy more bullets next year, but the primers and powder should last me 5 years, easily.
     
  21. 1858rem

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    nwb01, have you tried loading titegroup in 45 colt? i am looking for accurate loads for cast 255g RNFP and 200g RN, know any?
     
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    never tried titegroup in 45 colt...... Have used piles of it in 9mm,40S&W and 45ACP
     
  23. Clark

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    If I buy a gun or gun accessory every other day and go to the range every couple months, I will not run out of gun stuff for hundreds of years.

    That is because gun stuff can get ordered with a computer and it shows up on the doorstep.

    Shooting a gun requires getting in the car and going somewhere.
     
  24. Remo-99

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    Clark,
    My problem is the otherway around. I'm always waiting for stuff that I ordered to turn up.
    But I end up making do with what I currently have, and go shooting anyway.

    Mind you, I can order supplies from just about anywhere in the US, and it turns up faster than something I order just 100 miles from me, go figure that one out.
     
  25. qajaq59

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    Take a look at some of the weird tracking and you'll see some of it goes all around the barn to get to you. It's kind of like the airlines. If you want to fly from MA to CA some fool will often route you thru Atlanta GA. :D
     
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