Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gspn, Mar 30, 2013.
I'm set for ammo and components, just need time off and good weather at the same time.
Doesn't that defeat the purpose of reloading? I heard someone say that you reload to shoot more, not necessarily to save money.
I don't reload and don't have thousands of rounds of ammo stocked up, but I still shoot at least once a week. I've shot more now even during the ammo famine than I have in the last couple of years when amm is plentiful. I keep a small minimum amount of ammo per caliber (maybe 600rds per gun) and re-supply what I shoot.
I don't know why some people would get into reloading if they don't shoot their own reloads to begin with. I plan to get into reloading this year when things calm down again. Reloading components will probably come back in good supply eventually.
However, I do have a flintlock long rifle, have a cap lock Kentucky pistol ordered, and plan on picking up a .22 caliber air rifle to make do until the ammunition situation stabilizes.
But, will be stepping up airgun shooting again in the near future. I do have one nice air carbine and a pistol that are good for trigger time, and may acquire at least one more.
No at all.
If components grew on trees then yes...we could all just keep merrily reloading and shooting without a care in the world.
However...that's not how it works. If you shoot up your stockpile before supply returns to normal then you are standing empty handed with rest of the world...with no ammo at all and no way to make more.
In normal times reloaders are fairly immune from ammo shortages...but these are not normal times.
What calibers are you shooting that you are able to resupply with no problems in the current environment?
Time has been a factor, but I've also been wary of shooting all I have.
I shoot very little at the moment. Would love to try some IDPA this year if ammo comes back around. Likely I'll be spending the summer practicing with my bow and crossbow.
The problem has nothing to do with ammo availability, I have plenty. Actually, in the last couple months I gave friends and new shooters over 5,000 rounds of 22LR, handgun and rifle ammo free.
Last year I tore both my shoulders. The recovery from torn shoulders, rotator cuff tears, is long and painful.
But now I can almost get through shooting a 9mm magazine load before the pain is to much and I can't hold the gun up.
So it shouldn't be long before I'm "entertaining" the neighbors again, most every day.
Same as usual
Haven't bought factory ammo for years and have been lucky enough to have a LGS that has kept me supplied with components.
Still shooting twice a week and usually a minimum of 200 rounds.
I do notice the range is very quiet and saw a guy last week fire off two magazines of 9mm, he made the comment he was rationing it out, He looked at my shooting case drooling when he saw .357, 9mm and 45 all for that afternoons shooting.
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