Late to grab ammo for a SHTF scenario?

Late to grab ammo for a SHTF scenario?

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    Smile Late to grab ammo for a SHTF scenario?

    I couldn't help but notice that while finding ammo for pistols and most common rifle calibers is next to impossible at the moment, finding 12 gauge ammo is not. I found this pretty interesting considering the great range of uses for a shotgun.

    I guess my reasoning for this post is simply that if some of you feel you need to stock up, don't overlook shotgun ammo.
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    .303, and Shotgun are my SHTF weapons. Those are plentiful as all get out for us here.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

    Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.

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    .303 British? That is cool.

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    12 gauge is the first thing I grab at night.

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    I just bought 200 more rounds of 00 buck...it's not to late to stock up.
    There may be plenty now, but remember people saying not to worry about ammo just 6-8 months ago.

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    SMLE, just brings a smile to your face.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

    Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriLi View Post
    SMLE, just brings a smile to your face.
    That's 'Short Magazine Lee Enfield', right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by United93 View Post
    That's 'Short Magazine Lee Enfield', right?
    Yes, its been the SHTF weapon for 3 generations now of my family....
    Til me, I had to get a shotgun.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    One factor is that shotgun ammo is bulky. It is less practical to keep several thousand rounds of buck or slugs than the same quantity of rifle or pistol ammo.

    Locally, I have found buck and slugs not all that plentiful, but then, most gun/ammo dealers never kept much on hand, anyway. A local LE equipment dealer, who has no reason to stock sporting shotgun ammo, has had plenty of buck and slugs on the shelf lately, though I don't know how much reserve they have off the shelf. OTOH, they have had NO .40 ammo on the shelf for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    One factor is that shotgun ammo is bulky. It is less practical to keep several thousand rounds of buck or slugs than the same quantity of rifle or pistol ammo.
    Yes, but could you imagine the sight?
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    My wife brought this wooden crate home from work and it has rope handles on the end. It actually holds the Shotgun ammo very nicely. I agree on not overlooking shotgun ammo and I mean to include the 100 round birdshot bulk packs they sell at WM. You cannot have enough. Remember last year those packs were $15 and some change. They have gone up $8.

    Anyway, the crate wont be good for hoofing it but if we can drive, two of us can throw it in the ride easy enough.

    It is at this time a good time to stock up on ALL shotgun ammo and not just 00buck.

    About 5k rounds of that bird shot ought to do ya LOL
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    Your quite right. Sadly, while I have some 12 g, I don't have anywhere near what I like to have in each caliber (including shotguns), for a SHTF scenario. I managed to get up to 3K of .223 prior to putting ammo on hold for Christmas, then I was laid off 6 days later. Until I find a job, my ammo buying is on hold. But 12g is high on the list. I also would like to get a 20g for my wife, along with the required par level of ammo, but that also is going to be on hold for a while.

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    I realized pretty much the same been slowly stocking up on 12 gauge since it is still available. I am OK for slugs and Buck but very inadequate on birdshot. Every time either my wife or myself go to WW, I make the point of buying one box of Winchester Super Speed #6. ($5.70 the box)
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    It is foolish to underestimate the usefulness of a shotgun. Slugs and buckshot can keep you safe, and birdshot can keep you fed.
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    12 ga ftmfw!
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