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If you had $100

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dispatch55126, Dec 25, 2007.

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  1. dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Member

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    I need to spend $100 before my wife gets ahold of it. Assuming you had only a Hi-Point 995 and a 10/22, would you:

    1)Stock up on 9mm
    2)Stock up on .22lr
    3)Split the difference between the ammo
    4)Buy a Choate stock for the 10/22 and use the remainder on various ammo
    5)Scope the 10/22
    6)Something completely different

    I've wanted a Choate stock for awhile now, but I'm not sure of the fit and the OEM stock fits fine. I could pickup 600 rounds of 9mm for that price. I could get substantially more .22lr for that.

    Its definitely going towards my firearms addiction but I'm torn.
     
  2. nosliw

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    stock up on ammo, definitely. whether 22 or 9mm is up to you. which do you shoot more? how is the stockpile on each?

    if you're anything like me, you've got 3,000+ rounds of 22lr already. handgun ammo is a little more $$ so the stockpile grows slower...
     
  3. possom813

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    3 boxes of .22lr from walmart-the 550rd boxes, about 40 bucks
    3 boxes of winchester white box 9mm-100rd boxes of fmj, about 45 bucks
    1 box of wwb-50rd box of hollow points, about 15 bucks

    100 bucks well spent, you may go over a couple of bucks for tax and what the cost is at your local wallyworld.

    -John
     
  4. goon

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    Ammo is supposed to increase by 20% next year.
    I'd probably go buy some more 9mm. An increase of that amount shouldn't hurt your .22 collection efforts by too much - only about $2 per bulk pack of ammo at wally world.
    I just bought ammo yesterday and am planning to get some more later this week but realistically, $2 more for 550 rounds is only going to be about $12 or so more to fill up an ammo can.
     
  5. rangerruck

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    22 ammo.
     
  6. lee n. field

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    It can't hurt to stock up on ammo.

    Speaking of ammo:

    are you set up to handload? A hundred bucks will get you a good part of the way there.
     
  7. Hoppy590

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    stock up on 9mm

    see if you cant get some one to load you enough for a case of something cheap.

    buy it cheap, stack it _______

    fill in the blank!

    my current policy has moved from guns, to ammo and mags.

    i got an EBR, and a hicap handgun. now im focusing on ammo and mags. like, a 3 to 1 ratio of rifle to pistol
     
  8. eldon519

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    You could pick up a Mosin Nagant for around that much. It would make a cheap big game rifle, and ammo for it is relatively affordable.
     
  9. hexidismal

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    If I only had a Hi-Point 995 and a 10/22 .. I'd keep saving money to buy some real guns .. hehe

    Bury the money in the lawn if you have to :D
     
  10. tbtrout

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    Ammo for both
     
  11. Squidward

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    Ammo; it's easier to smuggle past the wife..
     
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    I'd buy a mosin.
     
  14. Slugless

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    "Honey, I had $50 extra bucks and was about to spend it on a new scope for my rifle. Then I thought of you and thought the money would be better spent on ____ for you."

    The other $50 goes to trigger time.

    ;)
     
  15. jaholder1971

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    Score some brownie points for the wife and either give her the cash or buy her something nice.
     
  16. goon

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    According to his sig line he already has a Mosin 91/30.
     
  17. AirplaneDoc

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    Best of both worlds, buy the wife a Mosin

    Or ammo
     
  18. Dmack_901

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    fix the darn tigger on my 700 adl.

    If the tigger pull is heavier than your rifle, there's a problem.
     
  19. Groucho_

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    Noticed you have a 91/30 in your signature. Definitely grab some 7.62x54 while you still can. Stuff's going to dry up someday, probably sooner than later. I'd be putting as much money as I could into getting a small armory of that old surplus stuff.
     
  20. Il Duca

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    If I had $100 dollars, I would hit the pawn shops and come home with another .22 or two. Or I would stock up on various ammoes.
     
  21. TreyNC

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    Did you consider an advanced tec. stock for the 995, or a red dot. You could still get some ammo to boot.
     
  22. Gun Wielding Maniac

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    Buy the 9mm. .22LR won't be hurt as much by price increases. Shipping for an equal amount of .22LR is also much less.
     
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    I'm with those who think your focus should be on ammo. If I had $100, and the guns you have (and if you substitute an M44 for the 91/30, then I do have the guns you have), I'd split it between ammo for the 995 and the 91/30. Surely you can spring $10-15 for a brick of .22LR now and then, so lets use the "windfall" (which is sort of what it sounds like) on x54r and 9mm. You don't tell us how well stocked you are, otherwise, on ammo, but if you need each of these equally, you can pick up 300 rounds of each for ~$100 (it would have to be Wolf 9mm to get that much, if you are okay with that -- otherwise get as much 9mm of whatever you prefer for $50, and spend the other half on x54r). That's what I'd do.
     
  25. Zeke/PA

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    Offset rings for one of my Ruger #1's the rest for .22 ammo.
    Grandsons are going thru it like poop thru a tin horn.
    Zeke
     
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