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  1. Firearms General Discussion
    At least the ones in my area. It sure took them a long time. The cases had been packed for months since they said they were going to stop all handgun and 'military' ammo. Federal .223 or Winchester 5.56 25 cents a round. I picked up JHP 240 gr. .44 Mag for $30 for 50. (White box) and...
  2. Firearms General Discussion
    First thing someone is going to ask, "Why spend more on 22 long rifle than you have to?" The simple answer, I do not like buying junk. I am willing to pay a few dollars more for reliability and accuracy. My top brands: CCI Federal For general target practice, Remington golden bullet For...
  3. Firearms General Discussion
    Larry Vickers Top 5 Guns to Own Is he right? Curious what others on this forum think.
  4. Firearms General Discussion
    Aside from investing in silver, and the obvious preps, I invest in ammunition. It is part fun, part obsession, and part financial investment. I started this maybe 4-5 years ago. In that 5 years, ammo has done VERY well. During the panic buying, I sold off a portion of my 9MM and .22 ammunition...
  5. Firearms General Discussion
    How much by foot? How much by horseback? How much by ATV? How much by family vehicle? Here's something to help you decide, and be sure to take into account the firearms, the food, the gas/diesel, etc., that you'll need as well.
  6. Military Weapons Forum
    How many rounds do you have, in what caliber, for when the SHTF? I just picked up 2,000 of .223, and 200 .40 S&W yesterday. It prolly brings my total up to 4-5,000 I guess. But a lot of them are for my hunting gun arsenal (.300 Win Mag, 30-06, .308, .243, .257 Weatheby Mag, .22 LR) and pistol...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There is no doubt that Americans have been stockpiling ammo since 2007, maybe even earlier. The nationwide ammo shortages are now starting to come to an end, and the shelves are better stocked in my area. I myself started building up my ammo supplies years ago, but my collecting got much more...
  8. Firearms General Discussion
    Last weekend I was at a buddies house, and we were talking about stockpiling 223, 7.62x39, 308,,,,, various types of ammunition. I told my buddy that I was stockpiling Monarch 223 and Monarch 7.62x39 from academy sports and outdoors. Its steel cased ammo, but it only cost $4.89 for a box of...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I reload my own, but it's a slow process. Looking to get my hands on MANY more rounds. I don't mind box loads, plinkers, etc. Just whatever is cheap. Hollow points are not necessary, just a nice to have. I use these in a rifle/pistol combo so any grain count will do. Where do you get yours for...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets talk about stockpiling food, ammo and fishing supplies for some kind of long term SHTF situation. These are the supplies that will be used to feed and protect your family if, or when, the SHTF. There is no perfect survival plan, and only the fool says otherwise. Its because of this...
  11. Firearms General Discussion
    Last week my buddy and I were talking about stockpiling ammo for a survival situation - this is when something happens to cause society to break down. Examples are civil unrest, some new disease, climate change,,,,,, something that causes the fabric of mankind to unravel. In general we talked...
  12. Firearms General Discussion
    Just curious if there is any sort of consensus on how much ammo to have on hand for a shtf event? Thoughts......
  13. Firearms General Discussion
    Please forgive me in advance as I'm sure this has been thoroughly discussed already. I did do a search but couldn't come up with a discussion. I've purchased a supply of ammo for TEOTWAWKI, and now I'm wondering how much is enough. I'm curious to know what others have done in this area. How...
  14. Rifle Forum
    Just curious, for your ak47 or variant rifle to protect your home, family, or land how much ammo do you keep set aside (excluding recreation ammo). Meaning only ammo you would touch if you needed to. Also, what brand?
  15. Urban Survival
    I've been stocking up on ammo for a year or so. Not so much for SHTF as to preserve my ability to enjoy my hobby if the crazy Cali Libs tax it to death or ban it all together. I'm up around 21,000 rds with about 8,000 of that being .22 . I think the .22 would be best for bartering due to it's...
  16. Shotgun Forum
    ...just wondering what everyone else is stockpiling for 12-gauge ammo? 00 Buckshot and 000 Buckshot at the local Fleet Farm or Gander Mountain always seems to be $5 for 5/shells. Hardly a bargain. I know this shot load typically offers the best penetration for home defense situations and for...
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