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Old 08-03-2019, 05:00 AM
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Where are you getting 1000 rounds of buckshot for $64? maybe you meant $640? or am I missing something?

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For real. Although I have not looked too hard, this is the best price I have seen.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019482530
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OP, thatís a difficult question, made even more difficult by trying to answer for someone else!

Iíll wager the primary difference betwixt your and our grandparents, and today is price along with availability. It wouldnít be uncommon for our forefathers to head out for a hunt or even plinking without ammunition, stopping by a local hardware store, convenience store or gas station to pick up a box or few of whatever they intended to use...and quite literally with pocket money.

Today, yah, you sure could. Itíd cost more, but still could. Tomorrow? Who knows what media hype could cause a run & a blight. Or some crazy unconstitutional law may cause a 10 day wait while a background check gets run, along with a +$10 fee...

Point being, a lot of folks whom regularly enjoy the shooting sports stock up a goodly bit. Buying stuff while on special here and there, or online (if they can) as prices are normally lower vs locally.

All should remember that it wasnít too long ago where if you wanted to go plink a brick or few of .22, that if you didnít have any you werenít going...
A decade ago , the collection, both toy and ammunition was much larger.
Moving made me slim down both, the ammunition heavily.

Since then changing the "tools" from one style to another, shotguns aren't much use on antelope, I am rebuilding.

As I didn't get rid of any of the reloading gear, retooling for some was extremely easy. But one particular cartridge, I thought I had gotten out of completely and had to start gathering components for again.

Regarding the OP, I was looking at "my" numbers and how far I need to go to get to my comfort level for some, while others are covered several times over.
But I found the disparity between generations to be highly interesting and educational.
I also looked at my own personal comfort level and how it has changed over the years. What I felt was adequate twenty years ago is quite different from what I think today. But then I was taking classes, not teaching them. I was hunting small game instead of big game more often than not, etc.

And in several respects, I can fully understand why some people don't put back a lot of ammo, one popular choice around here is the 7mm Mag, and at $2 a pop for some commercial "good stuff", a 1000 round case is a quick $2000.
And when the "cheap" stuff for the .300BO that I like to shoot is $550 per 1000 before shipping, and decent "hunting/defense" stuff is $.90 each.

Makes me glad I load my own.
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Where are you getting 1000 rounds of buckshot for $64? maybe you meant $640? or am I missing something?

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Guy is probably meaning case of 12g in this, likely an error in his post. Case of 12g is normally 250 rounds. ...and also perhaps confusing #4 shot, with 4 buck.

#4 shot, can be found less than poster lists, if meaning case of 250.

#4 buck, a bit more...again if meaning case of 250.
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For real. Although I have not looked too hard, this is the best price I have seen.



https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019482530
That is a really good deal.

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100 rounds of 7.62 x 51 mm is the equivalent weight of 210 rounds of 5.56 x 45 mm. In a Battlefield Load.

Are we even concerned with Battlefield loads of 300 win mag or 50 BMG?

I'm not familiar with Battlefield loads of .22LR.

What was the actual question again? I'm Old and forget a lot.
Another way to think about this statement is simply:

IF I have 210 rounds of 5.56, I have up to 210 chances to make a hit.

If I only have 100 rounds of 7.62x51, well, I only have 100 chances to make a hit.

Considering that more will MISS than ever HIT, I guess I'd go with having more ammo than I need...
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Where are you getting 1000 rounds of buckshot for $64? maybe you meant $640? or am I missing something?

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Obliviously I was NOT a Math Major in School...
That should have been $320
Its Midway - Fiocchi 00: $80 for 250 free shipping.
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I always get beat up for my realistic answers. So, I will give you a forum answer One more box. That is enough
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I always get beat up for my realistic answers. So, I will give you a forum answer One more box. That is enough
I literally said the 'one more box' to whirlibird, he's a friend.

The funny part, we were going over this at his reloading bench.

We had discussed the French resistance and what they had to begin with, Onoda in the Phillippines, and the Bielski's.

And with the recent happenings, I know my numbers have changed, at least in part.

Certain guns, certain options, have suddenly become more important.
Sometimes the gun only needs one round to gain more. And no I don't mean raiding, unless you are talking resistance.

I was recently reading a book about the coast watchers in the Solomons. How one Chief turned one rifle into 6. Where one Coast Watcher ended up with his own private army and navy.
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