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Poll Question: More or Less Personal Ammo Supply Since Obama Election?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by noskilz, May 20, 2009.

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Is your personal ammo supply more or less than when Obama was elected last November?

  1. More

    126 vote(s)
    49.4%
  2. Less

    32 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. About Same

    97 vote(s)
    38.0%
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  1. noskilz

    noskilz Member

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    Having never before been concerned about the availability of ammo, I was content prior to the Obama election with having just a few boxes of relevant ammo around for my immediate needs. With the current inability to walk in to the local shop and buy boxes of whatever I wanted to shoot that weekend, I find that I have worked harder to buy ammo and as a result my actual supply is more than its ever been. (Admittedly, my personal supply would still be considered woefully inadequate by most on this board.)

    So, I'm curious, do the posters here have - in actual supply, not desires - more or less ammo supply than they did on the day Obama was elected last November?
     
  2. scndactive

    scndactive Member

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    More.....lots more
     
  3. dmjung

    dmjung Member

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    Until the tragic boating accident yesterday, I had more.
     
  4. KBintheSLC

    KBintheSLC Member

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    Ammo... what ammo? I just have one horn full of black powder, one fist full of primers, and one fist full of 0.50 balls for my musket.

    Since the 2A is dated, thats all I am allowed to have.


    ...
     
  5. ARNETT44

    ARNETT44 Member

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    The problem now is that I cannot replace ammo at my current rate of usage. So either cut ammo use or hope supplies come back soon at normal costs.
     
  6. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter Member

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    About the same. I'm not hording, but I have what I need.
     
  7. Rellian

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    my ammo supply is about where it has always been, but my practicing had dropped substantially as I can no longer rotate in new stock for what I shoot..

    :cuss:
     
  8. padd54

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    I have more, but, it is going down. If I don't get more primers, it could be less soon.
     
  9. lucky_fool

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    More, but only because I'm trying to buy at the same rate as before but I get to the range less often.
     
  10. bottom shelf

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    It's less. I'm using it up, and not able to easily replace reloading components. Prolly down to about 30K rounds now.
     
  11. kd7nqb

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    Being that I got laid off shortly after the election my ammo supply was way down. Now I am working but still making up for past bills so that coupled with the lack of real available ammo means my ammo supply is basically 1 or 2 boxes for each. Which sucks. I dont even want to go to the range because then I wont be able to resupply.
     
  12. gvnwst

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    I HAD about 5k of .22lr, but since then i have fired about 3k of it. I did replace some of that with components for 2k of .223, minus primers...
     
  13. jfh

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    It's about the same--but I already had the makings for 30K in reloads, and about 5K of store-bought on hand. With the primers I do have, I figure I can make it another year--IOW, when supplies are available, at a 'normal' price.

    Oops! I forgot to mention the 14K of reloaded handgun ammo on hand--

    Jim H.
     
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  14. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No change.

    I have reloaded everything I shoot except .22RF for 45+ years, and already had more ammo then I will live long enough to shoot up.

    rc
     
  15. banek

    banek Member

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    I hope Obummer is not monitoring this site (yeah right). But I'm not worried as I also lost my entire gun collection and ammo in a canoeing accident! I was very sad.
     
  16. Kurt S.

    Kurt S. Member

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    More, but only because I have been picking up the odd tin can of milsurp lately- retirement and fixed income coming soon (I hope).
     
  17. chuckusaret

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    I have more weapons since November so now I have more ammo. I try to maintain a 1,000 rounds per gun. I have a tad bit over 15K rounds presently.
     
  18. searcher451

    searcher451 Member

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    I'd sure like it to be more -- a lot more, in fact -- but it's a doggone difficult struggle to get a box or two ahead these days, given the dearth of ammo that's available. I can't speak for other regions of the country, but the supply in Oregon has been pitiful since shortly after Christmas, and it doesn't show any signs of getting any better. Each trip to the gun shop, or to WallyWorld, is only more discouraging.
     
  19. Big Daddy Grim

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    Less I have had to curb shooting due to less ammo available.
     
  20. Titan6

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    No change, I bought a lot when it was cheap.
     
  21. mesinge2

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    Mine is about the same, but that was a lot to begin with,
     
  22. Xader

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    I can speak for Oregon being tough.

    There's only 2 places to buy where I live and from what proprietors are saying, the same guy keeps camping out and buying out entire shipments while us hard-working folk are at work.

    They've since imposed per-customer limit, but going in at lunch on freight days, I'm still lucky to get a box of 50 every 3 weeks or so
     
  23. Trebor

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    Since I'm an instructor I normally buy pistol ammo by the case anyway both for my own practice and to supply my students.

    I did an quick inventory a couple weeks ago and realized I had almost 2,000 rounds of 9mm just in my car.

    That's when I decided that I wasn't worried about the current ammo drought. I have bought ammo at WM when I've seen it available, but haven't really worried about it when I couldn't get any.

    So far, what I've brought in has been less then what I've had time to shoot or what I've needed to supply to my students, so I'm actually up from how much ammo I had, say, in November.
     
  24. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    I had a boatload of ammo before Obama got elected, I still have a boatload, so no change.:)
     
  25. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Member

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    for the most part the same- added a case of 30-06 and all the 380 i can find... so far just 200 rounds :(

    just bought an m&p 15 so the search begins for some 5.56
     
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