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Old October 12, 2012, 10:57 PM   #26
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Over two weeks ago I bought another 480 rds. of M2 Ball. The guy at the club sold it for the price of present CMP plus shipping. Now with a good bit, I want to guard it like the dragon "im Ring des Nibelungen", guarding the cave of gold.

Reloading so far is only for the Enfields or the FR8. If you guys get low on powder in one-two years, will your best deals be the 8-lb. jugs at gun shows, assuming that you attend mostly to socialize?

FloridaVeteran: It would make no difference to me even if sarcasm were intended. With six Enfields, the choice is which to take along with the SKS or Romanian M-69 Trainer, or.... etc.

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Old October 12, 2012, 11:11 PM   #27
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Loaded question....pun intended.

If you have one or two guns to feed expanding your collection might be a priority. If you have quite a few mouths to feed then ammo becomes more of a priority.

In my case I have
(3) Shotgun gauges / bores
(11) Rifle calibers
(8) Handgun calibers
And the 22 RF flavors for both rifle and handgun.

As you can see; it is a matter of perspective.
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Old October 13, 2012, 01:00 AM   #28
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I don't believe it's a perishable skill, but I also believe there is no substitute for practice, and it's also fun to do. I'm gonna do some rifle practice this weekend myself.
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Old October 13, 2012, 09:07 AM   #29
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I focus on ammo, components and mags. My safe is completely full so......

I prefer my handloads to any factory ammo out there, but if I see good bulk ammo deals, I hop on it. especially for rifle ammo. I like to stock up on 00 buck shells and slugs too. I havent loaded shotshells in a couple years. I dont enjoy loading buck shot anymore, and for plinking loads, I cant beat the walmart 100rd value packs.

I buy 556 surlpus alot. I use my handloads for hunting. But for plinking and ammo storage its tough to beat.
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Old October 14, 2012, 04:47 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Art Eatman View Post
I've yet to wear out a gun, but I've used up a lot of ammo through the years.

To me, the big incentive for ammo and components is the unending inflation in consumer prices. Buy now, 'cause the price will be higher in the future.
+1.
Got plenty of guns. Never have enough ammo or components.
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