Do you have an ammunition buying strategy?

Do you have an ammunition buying strategy?

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    Do you have an ammunition buying strategy?

    Before I even begin my post fair warning I overthink everything and I'm sure I over thought this too.

    I suspect that we are on our way into another ammo panic. It's increasingly obvious that the anti-RKBA movement is going to begin an all-out assault on our rights.

    I think right now is the time to start stocking up on ammunition and magazines and even certain guns. Actually I think if you waited till now you're probably going to end up behind the curve

    My question is do you have and ammunition buying strategy and if so what is it?

    The last ammo panic taught me a lesson that I will never forget. I got caught short and I decided if things ever went back to normal I was never going to get caught like that again.

    The second lesson I learned was from the magazine capacity restrictions bill that nobody thought would pass in Colorado, until it did.

    The first thing we did was sell off almost every gun we owned and then sat down and figured out what bases we wanted covered and how we could do that with the smallest number of guns possible and the smallest number of calibers possible.

    We sat down and decided on a minimum number of magazines that we wanted per gun and a minimum amount of ammunition.

    We've met most of our minimums. Now it's a question of saving money looking for sales and when we find a good price we buy as much as we can reasonably afford.
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    As much as possible whenever I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    As much as possible whenever I can.
    Long story short
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    Each Saturday and Sunday morning, when we are done at the dog park, I take the dobie and walk through Bass Pro Shop and Academy sports. When something is on sale, I'll get a few boxes. Rarely do I not buy anything. I do this every weekend. Since I don't shoot every gun every week, and since I recently added a 380 pistol, I've accumulated a "stockpile" (according the the MSM).

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    I don't have an ammunition buying strategy.....I have a component buying strategy which is slightly more flexible.

    This takes care of the ammunition buying requirement......



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck R. View Post
    I don't have an ammunition buying strategy.....I have a component buying strategy which is slightly more flexible.

    This takes care of the ammunition buying requirement......



    Now that's a reloading bench. That workshop is neater than my house!
    As for strategy, I have been through many of these panics. I try not to buy into them,
    I buy when something I shoot is on sale. I try to keep enough stock on hand till the panic subsides and prices get back to normal.
    I have been thinking more and more about reloading though
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    Strategy, I'm not going to panic and follow the Chicken Little theory The Sky Is Falling . Walmart is not going to effect how I conduct my personal affairs in regards to their policy of ammunition sales.
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    Buy in bulk for a discount.

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    Yes, I do - BUY MORE AMMO !
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    I buy factory ammo when it's on sale.
    I buy reloading components when they are on sale.
    I reload the factory brass after shooting the factory ammo.
    So my supply of factory and reloaded ammo is ever-growing.

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    I buy cheap and stack deep! I buy only when I can afford to and try not to shoot it all up at competitions. 3-gun events are costly!


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    Not too concerned about ammo at this time.
    More concerned with the so called high capacity mags. I think they will come after those very soon.
    So I think a few more PMAGS for my AR 10 and 15 may be in the offing.
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    My strategy is that I load my own. It costs me a fraction of what it costs to buy, so I can stock up easier, and most of the calibers I load share something in common with other calibers I load, so I just turn the components I have into the caliber I need. I always find it interesting when people talk about how it’s not worth it to load 9mm. A few weeks ago I was placing an order for components for .45, and I was thinking about how expensive it was, but then realized I had been so spoiled by the cheap cost of 9mm that now loading .45 for less than the cost of factory 9mm seems expensive.
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