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  1. Harriw

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    I'm taking advantage while I can... Got a Hornady LNL AP this spring and am doing my best to ramp things up.
     
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  2. SilentStalker

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    Pretty sure Trump nixed any idea of an AWB but I don’t trust any of them. So, who knows.
     
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  3. Trey Veston

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    Bought a few AR10 mags and another M&P40 mag today. About $100 worth was all I could afford this week.

    Been buying extra primers and powder when I could the past few months.

    So many calibers to stock up for, it gets overwhelming.
     
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  4. Duster340

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    Not much of a panicker here, I buy what I need when I need it when it comes to ammo and reloading components. I've always seemed to find what I need during all the what if panic attacks over the last couple decades.

    Now oak aged bourbon.....THAT'S something I like to stock up on! ;)
     
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  5. Jammersix

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    "Stocking up" is one of the things that causes false shortages.
     
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    I finally got around to getting an AK yesterday, because I figured I should while I still can.
     
  7. DukeConnor

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    I am in the process of stocking up on lead. Buy it when I find it at a decent price. Also buy a couple boxes of primers every payday.

    My latest move is to tell my kid if he wants ammo, I will load him all he wants but he has to supply the primers and powder. No more grabbing a 5 gallon bucket of my 9mm to blaze off with his buddies in an afternoon.
     
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  8. Shanghai McCoy

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    Gotta agree with that.. :thumbup:

    "Be Prepared" was the one thing that has stuck with me from the days as a Boy Scout.
    Keeping well stocked and well stored is the policy here. ;)
     
  9. Steve S.

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    During a “panic”, most simply reduce their shooting time and purchase when they can; shooting is a hobby that is reduced by necessity.
    I had some range time today; down the benches, two gentlemen blasting AR’s as quickly as they could reload - loud and ever faster seems pathological to me - like they are in a firefight with some imaginary foe - the downside of cheap ammo - one patient and accurate round will always prevail.
     
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  10. buck460XVR

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    During the last coupla "Banics" this was mostly true, especially when it came to .22 rimfire. Folks without a need buying all they could just outta fear there would never be any more. Retailers took advantage of this by limiting the amount of ammo displayed on shelves, raising prices and adding fuel to the rumor fires. One reaon there is so much stock available now and why prices are relatively low is because manufactureres upped production and added lines to accommodate the once heavy demand that has since subsided. The false shortages of the past also made for new companies to get into the business. Folks that wisely and selectively stock up now with what they realistically need are not going to cause any shortages. Only rotate new stock for old. Most of us that actively shot during the last two "Banics" learned our lessons and learned them well. We are already "stocked up" and only need to replace what we shoot, with plenty left over.

    Yep....same here, especially with the renewed interest by many distilleries to produce good Ryes!
     
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  11. P5 Guy

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    For more time than I care to remember I have bought two boxes of ammo for each one box I shot. Though now I reload much of what I shoot.
     
  12. GAF

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    I am stocked up .... but I am not sure you can have to much ammo?
    Just don`t run out of places to put it.

    Sometimes I think If you don`t have to much you don`t have enough.
     
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  13. Walkalong

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    Sold mine.
     
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    I hope you are joking!
     
  15. Palolosj

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    It is smart not to buy or own something that will be banned soon. I sold mine month before last election and never looked back.
     
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    Now that I worked a ton of overtime and got a slight handle on some bills I will be buying at least 1k primers one payday and a pound of powder the next payday. I don't shoot a ton, maybe 1k 9mm a year and 500 223rem a year. I have taken a liking to shooting 22lr at 100yards so quality 22lr ammo will be mixed in. I have a progressive press now that BDS PIF and I will be cranking on it in the next two weeks. Once my 1k RMR MW are loaded I will put them aside and order another 1k and pick away at them when time allows.
     
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  17. Browning

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    I’m buying the same stuff that I always buy.

    Doing it steadily.

    Freaking out and putting yourself in debt is a bad move for most of the members here, but do what you want. It’s a free country ... sort of.
     
  18. SilentStalker

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    Wow. This country is gone. That’s the most FUDD comment I’ve ever heard. You guys have already given up. Very sad. Enjoy being ruled! And if you think it will stop with anything like a AK I’m sorry to say you are naive. Again, there is something like 150,000,000 gun owners. Let that sink in. We can say no but if everyone just has that attitude you might as well hand all of your stuff in.
     
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    Being an Eagle Scout and a former Scout leader, I have to agree with this.

    I'll probably look through my primers and powder just to verify that I'm ok but I don't see any panic purchases in my near future. Having been through several shortages, not just the last one, I have learned to keep stocked up.
     
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  20. Bama59

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    Been buying Remington 9mm on sale 300 rounds so far with a couples boxes .38 and .357. Also have couple boxes 12ga slugs and Target loads so I'm good
     
  21. BearBrimstone

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    I have to admit that I haven't taken advantage of the great prices that we've been having. I've only been shooting two or three times in the last two years so the couple hundred rounds I have stocked up have seemed like plenty.
     
  22. Buzznrose

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    By definition, all bourbon is “oak aged”.

    But I agree! I don’t drink more than a couple
    fingers on any given day, but I do hate running out!
     
  23. 1KPerDay

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    Just hurt myself because I rolled my eyes so hard
     
  24. P5 Guy

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    Well, Palolosj, you'd better sell all your firearms because they all will be banned someday, pretty soon I'm betting.
     
  25. Trey Veston

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    Maybe he's being influenced by the bump stock ban. After the Vegas shooting, guys were snatching them up. I heard one guy spent $5k on them, figuring the prices would go crazy, and then he could profit off of his fellow gun owners. I know of a few guys locally that bought them at inflated prices.

    Then my state banned possession of them. No grandfathering. They offered $150 each in a buy-back program but only funded the program with $150k.

    The program ran out of money in less than a week. Now it's a felony to have one in your possession so a lot of guys got burned.

    Still, a lot of true Americans also declined to turn them in. The OP had a choice as to whether or not it was worth it to him to risk jail time vs. losing freedom.
     
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