Are you hoarding ammo?

Are you hoarding ammo?

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    Are you hoarding ammo?

    A lot of threads here are discussing the lack of availability of ammunition. I try to keep certain minimum amounts for the calibers I shoot, but certainly don't keep large stores of ammo. Maybe I should have. A lot of people want to blame the feds for recent huge ammunition orders leading to the current shortage. But I'm curious (if you'll admit it) as to how many people purchased large quantities of ammo or continue to purchase ammo at every opportunity. I suspect I won't get much response to this, since this is almost like asking how much money you make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoriBustard View Post
    A lot of threads here are discussing the lack of availability of ammunition. I try to keep certain minimum amounts for the calibers I shoot, but certainly don't keep large stores of ammo. Maybe I should have. A lot of people want to blame the feds for recent huge ammunition orders leading to the current shortage. But I'm curious (if you'll admit it) as to how many people purchased large quantities of ammo or continue to purchase ammo at every opportunity. I suspect I won't get much response to this, since this is almost like asking how much money you make.
    I have always kept plenty of ammo in reserve, and continue to do so.
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    < 2000 rounds....I don't think that is hoarding.

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    No, but I pick up a box or two of range ammo when I run across it at a reasonable price. I'm good on carry ammo...
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    To paraphrase the Great and Powerful Bill, define hoarding. I bought a box of 9mm yesterday for a rediculous price so I can test out my new Sig. Could have bought plenty of 1000 rounds cases but wasn't spending $400+ for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    To paraphrase the Great and Powerful Bill, define hoarding.
    Keeping it defined loosely makes this thread more interesting don't you think?
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    Why do you ask?

    Since Ammo has a very long shelf life, the answer is no. I'm just practicing long term storage as a product reliabilty study.
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    The same people who used to chide me about "hoarding" ammo are now asking me to sell them some.

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    I have always picked up ammo for over 30 years when I would see it on sale and if I was close to the store. Never went out of my way but in this environment I'm glad I did. I guess you could say I'm hoarding now since restock inventory is not available. But I do have plenty for a very long time with my current stock AND I would never sell a single shell at an inflated price like the gougers are doing. I sold 2 boxes of .357 mag ammo about a month ago since I know longer have a gun for it. It was 8 years old and the receipt was still with it and I sold it for EXACTLY what I paid 8 years ago for it. Am I stupid ?? Don't know but I do know I sleep good at night. Oh by the way it shot fine out of the guys GP100 I sold it to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Momokahn View Post
    I have always picked up ammo for over 30 years when I would see it on sale and if I was close to the store. Never went out of my way but in this environment I'm glad I did. I guess you could say I'm hoarding now since restock inventory is not available. But I do have plenty for a very long time with my current stock AND I would never sell a single shell at an inflated price like the gougers are doing. I sold 2 boxes of .357 mag ammo about a month ago since I know longer have a gun for it. It was 8 years old and the receipt was still with it and I sold it for EXACTLY what I paid 8 years ago for it. Am I stupid ?? Don't know but I do know I sleep good at night. Oh by the way it shot fine out of the guys GP100 I sold it to.
    Not stupid at all. Just a nice, honest guy. That's my take.
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    I have 7000 rounds of FMJ 9mm. You can NEVER have enough. I think in terms of how many years of ammo I have not how many range trips. If ammo was outlawed and blackmarketed I would still want to shoot a minimum of 2000 pistol rounds a year to maintain proficiency. The owner of the range I go to is a commercial reloader and I'm having him make me 10,000 more rounds of 9mm. An 8 year supply will be enough so I won't worry but I would like to have a 30 year supply or 60,000 eventually.

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    Does having 15K rounds of 22LR count as hoarding if you're shooting 750-1000 rounds a week?

    Well, I was shooting that much, but since things went nuts and I can't find any .22lr anywhere. I'm shooting much much less. I have a brand new CZ 452 Trainer that's sitting in the closet just waiting for me to go boating, uh I mean shooting :)

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    Everything below the shelf is ammo, cardboard boxes is a mix of bandoleers, battle packs, 20 round cardboard boxes, some of the smaller boxes are loose reloads.....
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    As of late, anytime I see a caliber that I shoot, I will buy a few boxes. So, yes, I am hoarding. I'm a reloader and probably have about 8500 rounds or more. I can't find reloading components, so I'm hunkering down waiting for this craziness to pass.

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    Wow im way behind. I wanted to buy 1000 rounds at one of the online places but they want 999.00. No can do!

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