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Old 03-23-2013, 2:48 PM
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I started in this hobby about 5.5 years ago with my first handgun Beretta 92 and a Mossy 500 pump for home defense. Back then I was getting 1,000 9mm reloads from Ammo Bros for $105 - good times!
Then came the election of our esteemed leader and the ammo run hit hard - it actually stopped all my shooting for a year plus until things calmed down.
The last few years back to the fun - fillin' the safe and plenty of range time . Then along comes Sandy and reelection and I am scrambling for overpriced ammo - particularly for my .22 and 9mm - I was just lucky that i picked up 1,000 rounds of .223 right before the madness at about $6.50 a box. Now i have to be very careful how much and how often I shoot
This is 100% my fault for not being prepared!

My commitment to myself - as soon as this calms down and the new price points become stable I will build my stock to the following:
10,000 .22lr
5,000 .223/5.56
500 30.06
500 12 ga target + buck and slug for home
3,000 9mm
1,000 each .357 mag, .38 spl and 380
My plan is 1,000 bulk a month for the .22 or .223 and just a couple of extra boxes of the others each paycheck to get there in about a year.
Then when the next "crisis" strikes (and there will be more) I can just sit back and ride it out without having to waste money or change my behavior.
I highly recommend you do the same.
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Old 03-23-2013, 3:35 PM
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I had a nice stock pile but had a laps of judgement and took a few friends shooting who have never been. I brought everything out and we shot a lot of ammo. I had forgotten how hard it would be replenish my supplies. I still have ammo but not nearly enough to make me feel comfortable.
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Old 03-23-2013, 3:41 PM
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I started in this hobby about 5.5 years ago with my first handgun Beretta 92 and a Mossy 500 pump for home defense. Back then I was getting 1,000 9mm reloads from Ammo Bros for $105 - good times!
Then came the election of our esteemed leader and the ammo run hit hard - it actually stopped all my shooting for a year plus until things calmed down.
The last few years back to the fun - fillin' the safe and plenty of range time . Then along comes Sandy and reelection and I am scrambling for overpriced ammo - particularly for my .22 and 9mm - I was just lucky that i picked up 1,000 rounds of .223 right before the madness at about $6.50 a box. Now i have to be very careful how much and how often I shoot
This is 100% my fault for not being prepared!

My commitment to myself - as soon as this calms down and the new price points become stable I will build my stock to the following:
10,000 .22lr
5,000 .223/5.56
500 30.06
500 12 ga target + buck and slug for home
3,000 9mm
1,000 each .357 mag, .38 spl and 380
My plan is 1,000 bulk a month for the .22 or .223 and just a couple of extra boxes of the others each paycheck to get there in about a year.
Then when the next "crisis" strikes (and there will be more) I can just sit back and ride it out without having to waste money or change my behavior.
I highly recommend you do the same.
Still not enough. but a good start
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Old 03-23-2013, 3:46 PM
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Keep in mind the price of ammo will never go back down to the level before Sandy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 3:49 PM
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OP, by my definition you are a lead slinging Zombie. You are unable to quench your thirst for lead and the smell of gun powder. Oh...and the big BANG that makes you quiver. It's not your fault! I know... I know...I know...
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Troll. The OP calling himself an idiot does NOT help.
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I think a lot of people will have that same idea.
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Still not enough. but a good start
^^^^^ this^^^^^
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Old 03-23-2013, 4:19 PM
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IF ammo ever becomes affordable IN CALIFORNIA again. If the bill that bans Internet ammo sales passes, we may never see prices here much lower than now.
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Not going to list my quantities however I have the back up ammo then the reloads and reloading supplies. I was ahead of the game when the 3 SHTF for ammo supplies events took place. I'm saddened for those who pay $170 for 525 rounds of .22LR or $350 for 8 lbs. jugs of powder.
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