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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bearmgc, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. Run&Shoot

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    If "high capacity" mags are ever banned, we should empty each one to make sure what the round count is. If any ammo is banned we should turn it in one round at a time (except for the NFA tax payers :D).

    I am prepping for worst case, but this time around I really believe we cannot tolerate another gun law. Not one. This has to be when we draw a line in the sand and shout firmly, "You shall not pass!" (thanks Gandalf). We have got to figure out how to put our foot down politically, in peaceful demonstration, and in civil disobedience before it comes to blows, God forbid.

    Over on arfcom someone posted the latest ATF firearm manufacturer sales for 2006. About 225,000 rifles were sold by AR15 manufacturers in 2006. even if you do not want or think you need an AR15 or other battle rifle/carbine, I would urge to consider buying at least one, or one per year if possible. The huge numbers alone would make it much more politically and administratively difficult to ban these.

    When there are less than a million battle carbines in American homes then they can be more easily marginalized. But when there are 5 million or 10 million they all of a sudden become mainstream.

    Buy an AK or AR and help make these arms mainstream and get them off the gun control hit list. After those are mainstreamed then we all need to work on mainstreaming the .50BMG. Every good citizen ought to own an M1A, AR15 and a Barret M82. :D
     
  2. clemsonu0219

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    If you have a .223 (especially AR-15, etc) I would stock up on ammo for it. The round is so versatile and can be used for almost anything. With well-placed shots you can hunt a lot in the US and it is an OK defense round. Although the military employs it simply because wounding enemy soldiers is more efficient than killing them.
     
  3. jimbob86

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    AMMO. I have enough red wine. Almost enough books. Always short of ammo.
     
  4. clone

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    AMMO! Geting ready to buy 500rds wolf for my sks and 250rds wolf 00 for the 12ga as i type.
     
  5. Ben Shepherd

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    As noted above-
    If you already have a back up of your go to gun, then more ammo. Also consider caliber consolidation. Example: A 223 ar-15, and a bolt action 223 with good glass for a little more range.

    Reloading is also an option. I do it extensively. Drawbacks are space, initial equipment expense, and time. Benefits are ammo cost per round, and accuracy.
     
  6. Ben Shepherd

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    As noted above-
    If you already have a back up of your go to gun, then more ammo. Also consider caliber consolidation. Example: A 223 ar-15, and a bolt action 223 with good glass for a little more range.

    Reloading is also an option. I do it extensively. Drawbacks are space, initial equipment expense, and time. Benefits are ammo cost per round, and accuracy.
     
  7. ndolson

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    +1

    The more guns you have to feed, the more ammo and mags you need. I guess if you have an income that can support new guns + mags and ammo, go for it.

    I like to think focusing some of the energy spent fretting the next AWB on writing your Senators and Congressmen about your stance on any new "Anti gun" legislation would be just a valuable, if not more, than plotting how to spend your dollars on an impending ban ;)
     
  8. Jeff F

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    I buy ammo all the time. I got a screaming deal on some 8mm and I don't even have one right now, although I've been looking for another Mauser for awhile. I think if I get that rebate check they are talking about I will probably go out and buy one of the black rifles or two as an investment.
     
  9. rtl

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    30 round AR mags and ammo. Before the election I'd also like to buy an AR pistol, just 'cause I still can.
     
  10. loop

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    Osama, er, excuse me, Obama, has vowed to renew the Klinton Assault Weapons ban if elected. Until the election I'm focusing on hi-cap guns and mags.

    Got brass; can make ammo.
     
  11. M2 Carbine

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    Got 4 more AK magazines and 2 more AR magazines this weekend. I've got about enough mags now.

    Went by Wal Mart again to clean them out of Remington 22LR 550 packs. They only had four.
    As I expected the price has gone up since last week, from $12.32 to $13.88.

    At the gun show these "value packs" were as high as $20.:eek:
     
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