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I can only guess, panic buyers who got ARs but cannot

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nathan, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. nathan

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    find 223 or 5.56 ammo to feed them. Many bought them bec of fears of future ban and having them as investments like we all do. The problem now is , ammo will be dry for a while until further notice.
     
  2. Capino

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    Two words...Fix Bayonets!
     
  3. wojownik

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    Both spare magazines and ammo Are going to be the quandary for first time AR purchasers for the time being.
     
  4. hso

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    Another good reason to have a .22lr upper.
     
  5. 12gaugeTim

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    I bought a stripped lower and two magazines. I don't get the people panic buying ammo. Ammo isn't the focus of the current gun control debate. It will go back down in prices; until then I'll just shoot surplus.
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    Then there's a lot of shooters that think stocking up means buying three boxes of .223 instead of two when heading for the range on Sunday.

    I find it hard to feel sorry for most anyone that gets caught in the guns/ammo shortage. It's not like it didn't happen before and with what's in control of the federal government a blind man could see it coming again.
     
  7. jim243

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    As the saying goes, "this too will pass (go away)". I was talking to my buddy I sold an AR to last year, and he wants to purchase 10 mags. My question is why, I gave him 3 mags with the rifle. First you can refill the mags when they run out, second 10 mags will not help you unless you are in a war zone and I would rather have more fingers on the triggers than try to do it all by myself.

    Personally, I think this panic buying is silly just wait, there are millions of mags out there and even if there is a ban on new mags the pre-ban mags will hit the market sooner or later.

    Just sit tight and don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes.
    Jim
     
  8. nathan

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    The sad truth, many will be ripping off many who are willing to get ripped off.
     
  9. ColtPythonElite

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    I get a laugh at the non that-enthusiast buyers that drop a grand on a rifle and splurge on two boxes of shells. Once those are shot and they realize how much it costs to shoot for fun the novelty wears off. They are usually the first to sell.

    I have bought plenty of 100 round gun from guys saying they are too expensive to shoot.
     
  10. wnycollector

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    I have seen the Chinese ammo/firearms ban by George Bush the 1st, Clintons AWB, the 2008 Obama Panic and now this. The one thing I learned was to buy cheap and stack deep:) I'm still shooting $0.08/round romanian 8mm that I bought a decade ago. I just passed the 20K round mark on 5.45x39 that I have on hand, let alone the 5400 rounds I have on back order. When Widners was selling IMI M193 1200 round cases I was buying one every other month. Buying ammo is a habit that that some of the new AR/AK owners need to learn the hard way.
     
  11. Cosmoline

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    I've only got about 300 rounds backstock but given the shortages it's unlikely we'll have fresh 5.56 until well into next summer. Which is why I have MOSINS and about 2,000 rounds of 54R. And there's still plenty of that in the stores.
     
  12. ZeSpectre

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    I'm in the camp with M2 Carbine when he said this....

    I've already seen the term "hoarding" popping up when what they really mean is "I didn't prep when I was warned and now that it's too late I think the people who did plan ahead should compensate for my incompetence".

    As a friend of mine said to some detractors at a party "tease me all you want, if the S**T hits the fan I KNOW which house you are going to come to and then I'm going to tell you to kiss my southern-end."
     
  13. browneu

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    I have about two thousand rounds, which isn't much. I'd also assume first time buyers are unaware of how quickly you can burn up ammo when shooting.

    I bought a smith 15-22 to shoot 22lr and save the big boy ammo until the shortage ends.

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  14. nathan

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    It wont take long these new AR owners will know its tax time and time either to let go of guns you can't even find ammo to shoot, or have to deal with Mr IRS calling.
     
  15. jmr40

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    Only if you had a stock of 22 ammo before. No Walmarts within a 50 mile radius have any. One small local gunshop owner sold out his entire 14,000 round stock of 22 LR ammo in 2 days a week ago. A 550 round box of Federal bulk ammo that normally sells for $18 recently sold on another gun forums classifieds for $100.

    I'm certain this is just a temporary thing and I have plenty to last me until supplies get back to normal. But for guys who had little or no ammo put back there isn't much out there right now in either 22 LR or 223.
     
  16. browneu

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    Great thing about 22 ammo is it doesn't take up much space. Its the only ammo I have in great amounts.

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    Meh, I'll just pick up my spare ammo from all the dead lying in the streets when the SHTF.









    kidding.
     
  18. Seventhsword

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    I stocked up on 5.56, .308 and .45 after the last shortage. Have over 5,000 rds of each.
     
  19. chris in va

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    There's always the third option...reload.
     
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    also another good reason to reload. I just got back from the LGS and they had plenty of powder and primers.
     
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    I think I know what I'm asking for on my birthday. A reloading set up.
     
  22. marksg

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    USAF vet,This is an awesome site for reloading knowledge too. I've learned a lot here.
     
  23. Slipknot_Slim

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    James Zimmerman of SelwayArmory.com, a website that sells guns, ammunition and knives, says sales took off Dec. 19 after President Obama held a White House press conference announcing that Vice President Joe Biden would lead a team tasked with coming up with "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence.

    That day, one customer ordered 32,000 rounds of ammunition from SelwayArmory.com, worth close to $18,000. The order had to be shipped from the company's Lolo, Mont., office to Kentucky on a truck.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/12/29/gun-sales-spike/1797815/
     
  24. M2 Carbine

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    But you also have to plan ahead and stock up on components.
    Like loaded ammo, components increase greatly in price and dry up quickly.
     
  25. browneu

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    Now that's some ammo. Natchez used to have 55 gallon drums of 556 for sale. I was going to buy one until I realized I'd never be able to carry it to my basement.

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