You can never have too much ammunition!

You can never have too much ammunition!

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    You can never have too much ammunition!

    I don't consider myself a "prepper" by any stretch of the imagination, but I've always believed in being, as my Utah brethren would describe it, "moderately well prepared." When my wife (the frugal half of the household) and I would shop at Costco, she would frequently question me as to why I would throw a box of XXXX (pick your item with a long shelf life) into the basket when we already had one in the pantry. My response was always, "It's good to have a back-up."

    When it came to buying ammunition, I sometimes got the same question from her, and my reply was always again, "It's good to have a back-up." Truth be told, however, it was actually her suggestion that led me to start reloading shortly after we retired. I think she saw it partly as a way to "save money," and partly to give me another thing to do in retirement.

    Last night, I spent some time taking her through the manual of arms for our new Tavor shotgun, since she has not fired it yet. That will probably happen early next week as we're looking at a wet week here in southern Utah. As we finished up and I went to put the shotgun away, she turned to me and said, "I don't think we have too much ammunition anymore...."
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    What is this "too much" that you speak of...
    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by RETSUPT99 View Post
    What is this "too much" that you speak of...
    That could have been my response, but I chose the wiser course and just smiled at her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RETSUPT99 View Post
    What is this "too much" that you speak of...
    When the foundation of your house collapses, you might have too much.
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    The only time you can have too much ammo is when you're swimming.
    Has anyone tried turning the country off and then back on again?

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    This past Sunday I decided to take inventory, so working two afternoons, I still have six ammo cans and two safes to go.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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    When my wife hassles me over buying a lot of stuff when a sale comes, I tell her that I will use it anyway so I either buy it now or I buy it later. Prevents me from dealing with current issues, reduces shipping/hazmat charges etc.
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    a poor plan that is well executed will produce better results that a good plan that is poorly executed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    When the foundation of your house collapses, you might have too much.
    Fortunately, we are on a cement slab with no basement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Fortunately, we are on a cement slab with no basement.
    Same here, thankfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    This past Sunday I decided to take inventory, so working two afternoons, I still have six ammo cans and two safes to go.
    Unless you want exact counts down to the last rouNd, put it on the scale and count by weight! It’ll save a lot of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havok View Post
    Unless you want exact counts down to the last rouNd, put it on the scale and count by weight! It’ll save a lot of time.
    Yep, going for an exact count this time around. (or as close as I can get it anyway)
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    Remember, an old saying goes something like...”Pigs get fat while Hogs get slaughtered!”
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Fortunately, we are on a cement slab with no basement.
    Or cracks. It might also explain some of those Florida sinkholes. So much ammo the earth collapsed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RETSUPT99 View Post
    What is this "too much" that you speak of...
    It's what the liberal news media and anti-gunners decide........
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    Quote Originally Posted by NECCdude View Post
    It's what the liberal news media and anti-gunners decide........
    You're 100% correct!
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