Purpose of stockpiling ammo?

This is a discussion on Purpose of stockpiling ammo? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Just thought I'd share this. Went to Academy and wally world yesterday to buy some .40 S&W rounds. NONE on the shelves. So I went ...

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    Just thought I'd share this. Went to Academy and wally world yesterday to buy some .40 S&W rounds. NONE on the shelves. So I went to my LGS, he had PLENTY of 40 S&W along with a decent amount of any other caliber. I didn't care for the $19 price for 50 rounds, but at least he had some. Hopefully the price gouging won't get too bad.
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    If it is my cash I buy what I want when I want. If it is my house I will stock pile what I want. What you may call a stock pile may may a weekend at the range to me.
    What is it of anyone's concern what I buy or how much of it .
    The supply's will all come back as soon as it all settles down. Obama is not going to restrict your rights in any way turn off fox news.
    Remember he does not want to
    Even if he wanted to he can't
    And Congress won't allow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    If it is my cash I buy what I want when I want. If it is my house I will stock pile what I want. What you may call a stock pile may may a weekend at the range to me.
    What is it of anyone's concern what I buy or how much of it .
    The supply's will all come back as soon as it all settles down. Obama is not going to restrict your rights in any way turn off fox news.
    Remember he does not want to
    Even if he wanted to he can't
    And Congress won't allow it.
    Wow, have a bad day did we? Did you bother to read any of my more recent posts? Calm down, it is a topic for discussion. You can keep the "I'll do what I want" for someone who is against your right to do so, of which I am not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheConcealer View Post
    All of you who are storing your ammo for the long haul... do you vacuum seal it? How do you store it?
    In the factory original box.

    Ammo that is kept cool and dry will last a lifetime and still function. The cool part is debatable because some ammunition stored in the desert still works.
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    One more reason to "stockpile" would be so that if you live in a state like NY where they steamroll a new law restricting ammo purchases you won't get flagged for buying often or in large quantities because you already have it - you can just buy to replace what you shoot, which for most folks isn't all that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJM View Post
    Sounds good Comrade! Seriously though, why should I change my buying habits so other people who waited till a crisis happened to buy ammo can have some too? You have a disparaging Obama quote in your signature but your post sounds a lot like the spread the wealth redistribution fairness crap that comes from Zero and his followers.
    Negative Ghost Rider. Do you buy HUGE amounts of ammo EVERY week? Or do you just buy huge amounts every week when it gets scarce?

    Buying your normal amount is what I am saying to keep doing. Changing the demand is what causes shortage and high prices.

    What I advocate is people shouldn't change their buying habits every time they yell the sky is falling. And the reason for avoiding shortages in ammo is more for keeping a good flow so the prices don't skyrocket like they have in the past month or so.
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    I dont consider it stockpiling, I have about 500 or more rounds of ammo for each gun I own. Its hard to find ammo right now so I am very happy to have what I have.
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    I stockpile ammo, just not what everyone else stockpiles. My stash is a few bulk boxes of .22 ammo every week. Say what you want but you can never have enough .22 ammo on hand. I'd rather have 15,000 rounds of .22 ammo than no ammo at all. When I find ammo for my 9mm I will pick it up as well, you never know when the well will run dry.

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    i stockpile ammo also. upto 415 40 cal bullets for my glock 23 and 200 12 gauge shells for my rem 870. i always wish i have an had more but i'm comfortable with what i got right now. i can protect my family and if needed be i can extend it out for a long time. shoot at what you can hit and shoot to kill!

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    Shhh! (Looks over both shoulders.) Don't bring this up until I close the deal on 2,000 rounds of .223 I bought back in 2011. I paid $580 for it, I'm selling it for $1,450.
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    If everyone would stop buying so much, maybe I could get in my weekly 100 rounds at my range........
    If you had bought 200rds a week and saved that extra 100 you wouldn't be in a bind now.

    I wouldn't call it stockpiling, I'd call it being able to shoot when you want without having to worry about ammo availability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Obama is not going to restrict your rights in any way turn off fox news.
    Remember he does not want to
    Even if he wanted to he can't
    And Congress won't allow it.
    Maybe that statement reassures you, but it is of little comfort to the folks living in Ilinois and New York right now. I have studied enough history to recognize a tyrant when I see one, and I am not waiting for him to act. I'm stockpiling as much ammunition as I can comfortably afford right now. I even eliminated a few calibers I was using just to narrow down the need.

    I have seen many things come to pass in these last four years that I thought would never be possible. Watch out for the next four, or 8 if he has his way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Just curious about this. Unless you live under a rock as a gun owner you likely realize that ammo is getting hard to find in most popular calibers. Lots of board members here and people I know are stockpiling thousands of rounds. I am just curious as to why people are doing this? I mean, if they outlaw guns completely (not gonna happen.......yet) then you will be forced to either break the law or hand in your weapons and ammo. So what other reason would people have to store up 1000 rounds. I mean, you aren't going to stave off military action against yourself with 1000 rounds of 9mm handgun ammo are you?



    Don't get me wrong, I have a small stash for myself. But I want to go to the range dang it, and it is hard to do without ammo. If everyone would stop buying so much, maybe I could get in my weekly 100 rounds at my range........

    Thoughts?
    They will not ever ban ammo, but they will somehow find a way to make it so expensive , you will not like buying it anymore. It is really a matter of buying up ammo at current prices for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepdogbubba View Post
    Maybe that statement reassures you, but it is of little comfort to the folks living in Ilinois and New York right now.
    While I certainly do hate it for the people in those states that are normal people, I am of the opinion they brought it on themselves. I know a lot of "gun owners" who voted for these liberal whackos. As my momma always said, "if you lie down with dogs you'll wake up with fleas" (that might have been a bible verse too, not sure)
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    Purpose of stockpiling ammo?

    I look at my SD ammunition purchases as an investment! The SD ammunition I purchased last year has increased in value. My range ammunition is a write off for business as I'm a NRA firearm trainer. Since fire code allows 10,000 rounds per structure, I try to stay within the code.


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