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How many of us are buying guns with no ammo available?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wgp, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. wgp

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    I did, found a Smith 57 and didn't want to pass it up. I used to have another .41 and so I've got a few rounds left, but I know I'm in for problems feeding this gun.
     
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    I bought a Colt 6920 M4orgery in 5.56mm. No 5.56 available.



    Because I'd already bought all of it. :neener:
     
  3. NorthBorder

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    I got a Ruger Blackhawk 41 mag in a black friday sale. Bought a box of Hornady 210 gr XTPs and some Starline brass. I have the powder and primers. I just have to locate some dies, then I am all set.
     
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    I haven’t yet but if I found the right milsurp rifle a would / will. Sometimes they’re a challenge for ammo anyway so I say get ‘em when you can.
     
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  5. Dunross

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    A 327 Fed Mag Henry lever action. Ammunition wasn't *quite* unavailable, but it really put my Google-fu to the test to find what I did. Every gun store I go into that is the very first thing I look for. Occasionally I find some.

    Fortunately I can roll my own so while the bullet selection is not great I can find some and the brass is reasonably available. Primers, on the other hand...
     
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  6. Terry G

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    I don't have anything on my "Want" list believe it or not. If I did come across something that grabs me it would have to be in a caliber that I have, so no having a gun I can't shoot.
     
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  7. Reloadron
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    How many of us are buying guns with no ammo available?

    If a gun comes along which I like and it is priced right I won't hesitate to buy it, especially if I can load or roll my own for it. I can load for everything and anything I shoot. During my entire life (so far so good on that note) the only cartridge I flirted with has been the .41 Magnum simply because I like really nice revolvers. Seemed every time I saw a real nice .41 magnum there was something beside it I also wanted. Last time I think it was a S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolmen. Now at this point in my life I just really can't justify going with a new cartridge to those I already have. Anyway availability of on the shelf ammunition really has no effect on my decision making.

    Ron
     
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  8. Barbaroja

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    I’d say I see more 41 magnum on the shelf in my area these days then much else. Nice score on the 57.
    I’ve gotten into 3 new calibers during the pandemic, but have been able to get reloading components for them.
     
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  9. mcb

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    Not buying any firearms or ammunition (except 22LR) currently. Using what I have saved up until this seller's market abates some.
     
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  10. Baybum

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    just made a deal on a .45 shield.. now I need to hunt down some 45 acp...
     
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  11. Armybrat

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    Gifted both of my AR15s and all my 5.56 ammo to my sons a couple of years ago.
    However, I’ve been thinking about buying another basic overpriced AR like a S&W Sport or Ruger SR556 just to squirrel away in the back of the safe for some other family member’s future consideration. I’ll let them worry about ammo.
     
  12. Reloadron
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    Dad? Dad is that you? :)

    Ron
     
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    Like reloadron said, if I want's it I buys it. Ammo be damned. This won't last forever. I figure something out.
     
  14. ericuda

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    1892 in 25-20. Got maybe 20 pieces of brass i found at a garage sale.
     
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  15. Reloadron
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    If I could send them to you I would. I have an old box of Remington 25-20 Remington I think 86 grain bullets and about 30 left in the box. No clue where it came from but about 30 have a Remington head stamp and a few Peters head stamp. I'll never use them but sending loaded ammunition is a PITA. I'll never have any use for them.

    Ron
     
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    For general information , ammunition can be shipped between private parties. Labeling requirements : ORM-D , small firearm cartridges , something like that.

    I've done that several times.
     
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    Just bought a SMLE, it was on my "list". Not a bit of 303 anywhere, going to start a brass and bullet hunt.

    I might even buy a box of ammo if I see it.
     
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  18. ericuda

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    Ron, thank you too bad not closer. I can reload the few cases I got I believe with 85 g lead I got from midway before I even got brass. I believe it was born in 1918 and would be tons of fun to shoot at steel.
     
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  19. hso

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    I was a breath away from buying a 10mm widebody 1911, but stepped back from the edge. I even have a source of 10mm, but I'd determined I didn't need another caliber. It was still a very near thing.
     
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  20. BigBore44

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    I wouldn’t hesitate. I’ve bought lots of firearms I didn’t have ammo for at the time. Even if components are hard to come by (they haven’t been for me), I can wait. I have plenty of other firearms to shoot until components become available.
     
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    Last time this happened I acquired a handfull of .22 rimfire firearms at fire sale prices because of no ammo availability. If this mess drags on longer or gets worse I may again find some good deals. I will wait patiently and see what develops.
    Either way if something good finds it's way to me I'll buy it. Ammo will will eventually return to the shelves.
     
  22. Blue Jays

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    Yes, will continue to purchase firearms that I desire. I liken this to the 1970s fuel shortages.
    Between my current supplies, friends with their stock, and reloading pals...will figure out a way.
     
  23. Reloadron
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    That's right I have done it plenty of times. I have too much powder and primers on the brain.
    Shoot me a PM and I'll send you the few I have Fed-Ex as I have a FedEx a few blocks away. It's on me. Been looking at them over 20 years and will never have any use for them.

    Ron
     
  24. GJeffB

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    [raises hand meekly]
    Yeah, well, me too. I picked the worst possible time to satisfy my long standing big bore lust, obviously. I scratched the itch with a .45 Colt NMBK and then a .45-70 falling block (story elsewhere). Part of the fun was the hunt for components, with the understanding that resurrecting reloading would the only way to shoot. Not looking back a bit.

    There's a goofy antiques hunters show on TV and their occasional saying is "the time to buy it is when you find it."

    -jb, if I can, I will [shrug]
     
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  25. glockgod

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    1891(?) Cavalry 6.5x52 Carcano. SLOWLY gathering needed inventory to handload
     
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