Now that the election is over, are you stocking up on ammo?

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    Now that the election is over, are you stocking up on ammo?

    I can see a shortage of ammo and a price spike coming up. Post election fears combined with holiday shopping.

    Do you plan to scoop up more ammo/mags/guns or wait until the dust settles?

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    When people quit stocking up on ammo, the price will quit going up. Having said that, I have plenty already.
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    I've been preparing for this for sometime, back when the loser republicans chose horrible mitt over Ron. I knew this was coming but some refused to see it. Buckle up men and women it's going to be a ride. Initial rush like in late 2008 & early 2009 will by 2x as worse. Then there will be a lull and rebound in ammo production while Bo focuses on the the economy. Just remember your first purchase better be joining NRA (if u already join someone else or life it).
    
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    'Already did.
    Myself as well. I made all my purchases pre-election.

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    After the past 4 years one should already be stocked up and now just replacing what you practice with.
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    Already got it covered. At this point all that is going to happen is an panic induced shortage and price jump.
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    Already have a good supply. Might have a little windfall as well. I've quit shooting/carrying my .40's so have 2 guns and about 1500 rounds of ammo for them to sale.
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    Having no firearms personally, I have little use for ammo other than a little profiteering down the line.
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    I like having an ammo stockpile (or even a regular pile) but it's never been about the political climate or pending social collapse. It's because the LAST thing I want to do when I feel the need for some trigger-time is to go sit at the reloading bench or head for town.
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    This is my theory on how prices go up. Ammo manufacturers wake up early and see if any threads have started like this. They then know that folks have at least read it and it is in the back of their mind. They raise prices ever so slightly. Joe Two Guns stops off at WalMart after work and as usual goes to the gun section. He now notices that 9mm has gone up just a tad since his last purchase.

    Joe Two Guns comes home and logs onto (fill in your favorite gun forum here)________. And then he posts "Yeah, prices went up already." This starts other folks thinking and they start going out buying ammo which causes a supply problem and then prices do go up significantly.

    Just my 2 cent.

    BTW: If you have been preparing for any typr of SHTF scenario you should already have a stash put away. You are behind the curve if doing it now.
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    Yep, I plan to buy some this week. Not because of the election really, just because we don't have much at all.
    I'm going to have to buy a lot because I want to get better at the range, so I have to practice.
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    Stocked up last week.

    That said, you can never have enough!

    Ammo really isn't my concern though, I'm sure we'll see more stocking up of hi-cap mags and "assault" weapons. I'm planning on adding another AR to the stable soon, but that was the plan already, just waiting for holiday sales...

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    Done Deal. I`m ready.

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    I started 2 years ago.

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