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What do I do with all the ammo I've stacked up

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by threefeathers, Nov 9, 2016.

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  1. salt&battery

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    well you can be like a pharaoh and have all that ammo buried with you in a vault
     
  2. KansasSasquatch

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    See if they have Hodgdon H110. If you don't already know, it's the EXACT same powder as W296, just with a different label. And H110 tends to be $1-2 cheaper per pound. Hodgdon pays royalties to distribute the Winchester powders, so the Winchester powders are a little more expensive. But don't take my word for it. Compare the data for the 2 http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol or call Hodgdon 7:00am to 5:30pm Central Monday-Thursday : 913-362-9455
     
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  3. splattergun

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    Don't shoot it all! THe Repubs will not hold on to power forever and the pendulum WILL swing back at some point. You'll be glad you have some at that time.
     
  4. Sarge

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    Sounds a bit like me. I probably shoot 10% today of what I shot 5 yrs ago. At my current rate of depletion I've got enuf to last another 20 yrs. My next problem will be to still be around for the next 20 yrs.
    Sarge
     
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  5. RX-79G

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    Sell it at a discount to try and make up for the bloated prices caused by hoarding?
     
  6. FROGO207

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    I also follow the buy two shoot one rule. Same goes for reloading components. Having done this slowly for many many years these periodic supply disruptions do not tend to be all that bothersome to me. Also allows you to buy only when on sale and that there will save you substantially. I always target having at least a 4-5 year anticipated use of supplies ahead. I not only do this on ammo but stock ahead on other non perishable items as I have the extra funds. Prices of everything go up, saving money is ALWAYS good. Yes, some have a hard time just making ends meet these days unfortunately. My wish is that everyone will some day be able do this as well.
     
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  7. HKGuns

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    Buy some 120mm mortor ammo cans. I have 10 and store ammo and stuff like AR / AK magazines in them. They are air tight and will keep things fresh for a long time.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Obama has done miracles for the gun and ammo industry in the USA. I would not be surprised at all of some gun sellers/ammo sellers secretly voted for Clinton hoping for a big payoff. Honestly, can you blame them? The gun and ammo industry has just gone crazy over the last 8 years and I am part of that wave too. Over the last 8 years I've bought more guns and ammo than ever before. I've invested time, money and spent time at the range in order to get more proficient at shooting (especially pistol range).
     
  9. salt&battery

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    also the money from the sale could be used for hoarding therapy :evil:
     
  10. Samco

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    Watch walmart. Can get pretty good deals. 5-7 cents per 22lr. Been buying for awhile. Got enough. It's addictive. Time to go use some up and practice. Let the fun begin.
     
  11. Samco

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    Oh the days of 8.99 clearance 22 ammo. Should've saved the one I found in my stash for nostalgia. We may be there again soon. I've got to stop buying. Things are going to be ok.
     
  12. Sheepdog1968

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    Personally, I'd put it all away in the back of a closet and buy new ammo as you go to the range to shoot. That way you have reserves just in case for whatever reason.
     
  13. JTHunter

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  14. Ignition Override

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    Let's clarify that my .22LR rifles are only seldom used. About 300 rds./month.

    But I'm still curious whether the same good old boys (and wives etc: enticed out of a warm bed) are still the first in line to buy Bricks of .22 LR when it is "available" (0600 or 1000) at Walmart/Bass Pro etc?
    Have the "flippers" become anxious?
     
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  15. hdwhit

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    Given when ammunition was 69 cents a box, had you invested that money in an S&P or Dow-Jones index fund, it would today be worth about $5 a box. Alternatively, had you switched over and invested in a REIT at the time Congress created them, your 69 cent box of shells might today be worth about $12. So, I don't consider hoarding ammunition to necessarily have been an effective "investment".
     
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