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Old January 7, 2013, 10:46 PM   #26
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A Henry.22, and a few Mini Mags.

Give it time, 'High Capacity Rat-Killers' will be next.

21 rounds of .22 Short, think of the mice!!!
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Old January 7, 2013, 10:57 PM   #27
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What did you buy during the current AWB buying frenzy?
A PRE Ban TC 50 inline muzzle loader.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:04 PM   #28
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I got two lowers...

Simply because I had been planned on getting them soon anyway, and after the buying frenzy started, I figured I should go ahead and get them when I find them in stock, and still reasonably priced. If I wait a day, they may be gone... and who knows how the market will be in a couple months. Prices may be very high, and I am thinking the uppers and parts will not go up too much, but the lowers are the feared banned item and will. A ban we will see coming and have time to prepare, high prices leading up to it are another thing.

The shop owner wanted to buy them off of me when picking them up. Maybe I should have ordered a couple more... sold the extras and broke even or better.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:09 PM   #29
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Nothing.I picked up pmags several months ago from cdnn for $9.And police trade in Glock 21 mags for $14.I refuse to line the pockets of dealers, salivating, and rubbing their hands together..
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:09 PM   #30
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Colt Socom 2 for MSRP @ Cabelas
10 P-mags for MSRP @ Cabelas
Oh yeah, and 1000 rounds of .45 ACP

Just adding to the collection.

Regardless of the panic Cabelas still hasn't inflated their prices (I realize they were never the cheapest) and they are getting guns in daily. Can't beat that.

I should have bought 100 P-mags while I still could. Lol.

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Old January 7, 2013, 11:13 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts View Post
Haven't bought anything. I'd rather send $200 to the NRA-ILA than pay $2000 for a $1000 rifle. That way I'll still be able to buy the rifle for $1000 when prices come back down after the panic. Not only do I help RKBA; but I saved myself $800.
Great idea.

I'm lucky. I've been buying $50 of ammo every month for a year. Since the shelves are empty and there is nothing local to buy I joined (finally) the NRA, Gun Owners of America, and Georgia Gun Owners. Next pay check I'll send more to them and the NRA-ILA.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:14 PM   #32
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Yeah... I just picked them up now rather than in a couple months due to the fact I knew prices were about to jump. About $250 for two with shipping. Now the prices are crazy. I'll pick up the uppers and parts in a couple months when the major rush is over and I can actually find the parts I want.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:23 PM   #33
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Roberts...Good to hear your giving money to the NRA-ILA. I forgot to mention I sent money to them as well and would encourage everyone else to do so too
Well, the good news is you are covered even if it doesn't go as we would like; but the investment in your favorite RKBA groups is extremely worthwhile right now. Thanks for helping pull some of the load!
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:27 PM   #34
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I had been planning on picking up an AR for the wife for Christmas or her birthday, and then this whole mess happened. So my budget was $1400, and this is what I ended up with-

An off-brand ATI AR-15, known as an HDA-16. $999,
which appears to be pre-hysteria price. It's a strange rifle, it looks like a good mid-range gun. I'll do a review on it since there's *no* info on it.

-2 magpul P-mags, no window for $20 each.
-2 E-Lander steel mags for $17 each.
-2 P-mags with window, $17 each (on the net)
-3 aluminum mags with magpul followers, $13 each.

Sooo, I think I did pretty good. At ~$1300, made it under budget. Until I stroll about in optics land

Ah yes, and I picked up three more Maadi AK mags for $14 each immediately after the hysteria. So I'm good
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:33 PM   #35
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Bought a couple of lower parts kits to finish up the last of my 7 ARs. Went looking (coffee in hand) in my 3 car garage Sunday morning for a box of AR15 and AK magazines I bought in the late 80s. Dug and moved boxes that have been stored for 20 years. Came upon one that I could not move; Heavy as can be. Cut the tape and found:

3300 rounds of 5.56 .223. Mostly American Eagle but 1200 rounds in two, 600 round green ammo boxes appear to be (google) Canadian C77, steel cored 62 grain, copper jacketed (yes a magnet picks up the cartridge) brass, with a Nato Cross headstamp, 1985 IVI all in these weird plastic stripper clips (10 to a clip)....looks good and Google says the stuff is accurate and fast, 3000 FPS. A bit better for barrier penetration as well.

2300 rounds of 7.62 X 39 in two wood crates (Steel case)

560 rounds of 7.62 x 51 (308) in wood crate (not steel BTY)

10,000 rounds of copper CCI Mini-mag .22. (my grandson is getting some of this)

500 rounds of Stinger CCI.

Wow...I must have bought this stuff in the late 80s at various gun shows.

I reload along with my 4 adult kids....we have two machines and my kids are into gun games on weekends.

I decided to hide this from them.. hehehe

Oh...I did find the box with the preban mags from 1989 as well...
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:38 PM   #36
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I ordered my savage arms model 16 .308 before all this had happened. I picked it up the week after the Conn happened.
Also picked up some
200 rounds .308
200 rounds 30-30
100 rounds .40
But all this was needed even if this didnt happen.
I ordered everything before the price changes for all this stuff I was lucky. Now Ill wait for everything to come back down before I get any more...
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Old January 8, 2013, 12:26 AM   #37
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I didn't buy anything but I traded for a M1A two days before the Newtown incident and boy am I glad I did. I would hate to have to try and get one now. It wasn't shipped until two days after the incident. I was worried that the dealer might not ship it but they honored their deal. I have wanted one for several years but just never pulled the trigger. Finally did and as I said, glad I did.

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Old January 8, 2013, 12:42 AM   #38
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Oh so nice M1A!!!

I picked up a Saiga 12 19 inch and added a Breacher Brake, ready to go!

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Old January 8, 2013, 01:16 AM   #39
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Nothing, I was lucky to finish a build by the first of Dec.
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Old January 8, 2013, 01:32 AM   #40
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Nothing - I saw no reason to do any reactionary buying.
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Old January 8, 2013, 02:14 AM   #41
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Old January 8, 2013, 03:44 AM   #42
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Lucky I bought my Arsenal SLR101S two weeks before the shooting at the school. Ordered 4 mags at the time. After the school shooting and when the buying frenzy started, I bought one 15 round mag @$40 for my G22 and have been buying what little ammo I can find thats not priced crazy. I did manage to find two 30 round Bakelite AK mags from an over seas source for $50.

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Old January 8, 2013, 03:47 AM   #43
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I bought a Smith and Wesson M&P 15, It is the first Smith that I even looked at since they did the "gun control" agreement with the Clinton administration back in te 90's.
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Old January 8, 2013, 03:54 AM   #44
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I didn't buy anything. Yet. I'd buy something if I could find a reasonable price, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

The local store was cleaned out of anything interesting. Everything AR was cleaned out. Plenty of handguns, shotguns, and high dollar M14 type guns.

There was one AK. It was $850 for some ugly Romo thing. I passed.
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Old January 8, 2013, 04:44 AM   #45
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I haven't bought anything I hadn't already intended to buy. Picked up a few large rifle primers day after the election, some powder, 30 cal. Noslers bt and accubond. Needed some 308 brass, went lapua over win this time since it is known to last longer and will save me having to find some since everyone lost their minds. Picked up a couple boxes of gold dots for .45ACP as my hollow points were in the 15 left range and it was time to rotate the stock.

Got a savage bolt action .22 for plinking. Traded 44mag ammo for some 223 and 357 sig ammo for a H&R 22lr/22mag.

All but my lower metal was order prior to the panic start. That came the first day or two. So only about $30.00 extra...

Everything for me had been business as usual. Even saw a guy loading up on small pistol primers this last weekend...well I guess the local Wally World being sold out of Varget was different. Still had RL22 though and CCI primers.
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Old January 8, 2013, 04:51 AM   #46
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Del Ton stripped lower= $119
PSA Premium LBK= $79.99
PSA Mid-length Upper= $319.99
3 D&H 30 round mags= $9.95 each

Still need a bolt carrier group
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Old January 8, 2013, 06:11 AM   #47
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Right at the start of the frenzy (12/18) I found 1000 rounds of 7.62x39 (23 cents a round) and three AK mags (8.33 each) still in stock at Sportsmans Guide.

I'm waiting for small pistol primers to get back in stock, I still have enough to last me another year +/- but like to keep 5K or so on hand.
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:57 AM   #48
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Didn't need to buy or sell, so mostly I just watched the frenzy.
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Old January 8, 2013, 12:05 PM   #49
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Bought an early 80s rem 700 in 308 ( preban ha!). BDL
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Old January 8, 2013, 12:47 PM   #50
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The day of the Aurora shooting in Colorado I went and purchased 10 P mags for my AR. Thankfully there wasn't really any sort of panic after that shooting, and inventory and price levels pretty much stayed the same.

Since the most recent set of events, all I've purchased is a MOE stock for my 6920. It's something I've been meaning to do for a while, but every time I looked it was always out of stock. I happened to find it on AIM Surplus the other day, and thankfully AIM doesn't believe in price gouging. They also have free shipping on Magpul items in addition to their very fair prices.

I don't plan on buying anything else though until the panic dies down. I refuse to pay the ridiculous prices out there right now.
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