How much is too much?

How much is too much?

This is a discussion on How much is too much? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; This is going to be my first attempt at a poll. At what point will you stop buying ammo?...

View Poll Results: At what price will you stop buying 1000 round cases of .223?

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  • $500

    41 70.69%
  • $750

    5 8.62%
  • $1000

    1 1.72%
  • $1500

    1 1.72%
  • I will put myself into bankruptcy before I stop.

    10 17.24%
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    How much is too much?

    This is going to be my first attempt at a poll.

    At what point will you stop buying ammo?
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    When I'm dead.

    Wheres the poll?
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerbyron View Post
    This is going to be my first attempt at a poll.
    If at first you don't succeed ...

    Quote Originally Posted by farmerbyron View Post
    At what point will you stop buying ammo?
    Ammo is like beer, you can never have too much.
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    I think the question is... are you willing to pay $1000 for a case of 1000 rounds. What price per round , are you willing to pay ?

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    I guess maybe per round would have been simpler but I am just trying to figure out where the insanity will stop. If we are talking $1+per round, the only shooting that will occur will be in anger. Simply can't afford to plink with anything besides .22lr.
    The Second Amendment ...... Because crime SHOULD be a hazardous occupation.

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    I'm not buying now. Luckily, I bought plenty, years ago :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I'm not buying now. Luckily, I bought plenty, years ago :-)
    I'm in the same boat. I have my own stash set aside, and I'm lucky enough to be provided with a supply to burn up at will. (for now anyway)

    I stopped buying about a year or so ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    I think the question is... are you willing to pay $1000 for a case of 1000 rounds. What price per round , are you willing to pay ?
    I see now that the poll is up, so in that case I'll compare ammo to gasoline; you just have to buy it no matter what the price. Just use it more conservatively.
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    I reload so a case of ammo costs me about $150.00,I still only shoot a bout 50-60 rounds a month and about 20 rounds of .308 every month or two,I'm definitely shooting more 22 LR
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerbyron View Post
    This is going to be my first attempt at a poll.

    At what point will you stop buying ammo?
    I did not vote, because I reload. Here is the cost.

    Brass........Free save your old
    Bullet...........07
    Powder........03
    Primer.........02

    Total..........12 a round

    $120.00 a thousand....
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    I won't buy any at $400.00 a case. I'll reload first.

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    I will go back to reloading if ammo gets any higher. I now shoot some reloads and Winchester white box from Wally World and have a good supply on hand.

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    I picked $500, but it's really hard to say exactly where the line would be. I have a basic supply now, but if things got rough (civil unrest or something) and it looked like it was going to be long-term, you bet I'd pay whatever it took to get what I needed. I don't have any reloading equipment, and I don't have the money to get set up right now.

    bbqgrill's gasoline analogy hits the nail on the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankdriver View Post
    I did not vote, because I reload. Here is the cost.

    Brass........Free save your old
    Bullet...........07
    Powder........03
    Primer.........02

    Total..........12 a round

    $120.00 a thousand....
    Assuming that there aren't different answers for different rounds, how many times, on average, do you get to reuse the brass for common handgun calibers?

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    I see no real reason why the cost of ammo would be that high in the long run. It doesn't get more difficult to manufacture, cost or raw materials and energy does change, but not that much. Short of major (1860's civil war style) disruption, I just don't see it.

    I see these high ammo prices as temporary (in terms of years) due to supply and demand, the two wars, the current political climate, and mass paranoia buying.
    If government regulation or taxation took a turn for the worse (i.e. 500% tax or bar coding), I think we could start seeing an underground black market in ammo. At the moment there is NONE. It is easy enough for anyone to buy ammo with $ and a drivers license there is no need.

    Reloading too will become more important. If they start to tax bullets, the lead casting crowd will be king. Tax smokeless powder = blackpowder becomes king. Tax blackpowder = grinding your own from charcoal fire and salt peter becomes king. Tax brass = muzzle loaders will be king or cartridge-less ammo will get commercially established.

    it is all economics... both in terms of money and how people follow the law

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