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Old 09-01-2020, 09:59 AM
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Interesting post Charlie,,,



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I read your post and find it to be good advice.

I hear you about not buying anything that is over-priced,,,
But fortunately all the ammo I've bought lately has been normal price.

Well,,,
New normal at least.

Pre Obama,,,
Those 550 round bulk packs were $16.95,,,
When they appeared again in early 2017 they were $19.95.

That's what they have been for four years now so I'm okay with that.

Pre Obama,,,
CCI Mini-Mags were $6.59,,,
When they appeared again they were $7.49.

Again, that price has held for four years so I'm good with that as well.

I never used CCI Standard Velocity back then so I don't know what the price was,,,
I bought seven boxes last week for $3.49 a box at Wally World,,,
I would like them better at $3.00 per box of 50,,,
But again, I can live with that price.

Several years back I stumbled upon a real deal,,,
An acquaintance was selling off his grandfathers guns/ammo,,,
He told me that he had four 5,000 round cases of Remington Mil-Surp.

I said, "How much?"
He said, "$75.00 each."
I said, "I'll take them all please.

Turns out they were sealed canisters purchased from the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP),,,
My research found that this is also standard velocity ammo,,,
It is delightfully precise ammo for all of my rifles.

My informal test shows it and CCI SV to have near exact ballistics,,,
Meaning that my scope stays on zero using either ammo.

That's why I'm starting to buy CCI SV,,,
To replace the Remington Mil-Surp as I shoot it up.

Basically I'm trying to keep it to 3 brands/types of ammo:
  • CCI Mini-Mag 40 gr RN for my picky semi-auto pistols.
  • Federal 550 round Bulk Pack for tin can plinking in all my guns.
  • Remington Mil-Surp/CCI SV for shooting small groups out of my rifles.

I have probably 1,600 rounds of various stuff,,,
Rem Golden Bullets, Winchester Super-X, Federal Game Shock, Fiocchi, etc,,,
This is all stuff I amassed when it was prudent to buy whatever was found on the shelves.

Also, my shooting habits have changed over the years,,,
The days of happily blasting through 400-600 rounds a session are gone.

Over the past few years I finally got over my mag-dump obsession.

Now I'm more likely to sit at a rifle bench and slowly shoot 50 rounds at paper,,,
Followed up by 50 or maybe 100 rounds of deliberate pistol fire.

Like I said though,,,
I'm well stocked for the moment,,,
Now I'll only buy the brands I want at reasonable prices.

Thanks for a well thought out response to my musings.

Aarond

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Old 09-01-2020, 01:41 PM
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About 65k in stock. Will buy more, but not just now........
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The tough question is, "When do you cutoff your weekly shoot? What do you consider to be the fewest rounds you'd ever want to have on hand...just in case?"
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Old 09-02-2020, 09:38 AM
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Hello jeepergeo,,,

The tough question is, "When do you cutoff your weekly shoot? What do you consider to be the fewest rounds you'd ever want to have on hand...just in case?"

Hmmm,,,
Lemme think on this.

My OCD math says that at an average of 100 rounds per week,,,
I will need 5,200 rounds per year.

Multiply that by ten years and that's how I figure I need 52,000 rounds.

But seriously,,,
I doubt that I will go to the range each week of the year.

Here in Okie-Land the winters are cold and raw,,,
November through March will probably see me staying home.

So that's 20 weeks worth of 100 rounds/week,,,
That can be stretched out over the remaining 32 weeks.

But again, it's all speculation as to how much I will actually need.

And of course, unless something catastrophic happens to the ammo industry,,,
I can and will be trying to replenish the exact amounts I shoot up.

52,000 is just an arbitrary number like 50,000 was,,,
It just makes more sense to those of us driven by our OCD.

In actual reality, it's just peace of mind knowing that in my old age,,,
I probably have a lifetime supply of "plinking" socked away.

Aarond

P.S. BTW, I picked up another 300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mag last night at Wal Mart,,,

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Old 09-02-2020, 12:28 PM
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I don't know the exact numbers of rounds I have on hand. I do know that people who think 2000 rounds are more than enough either don't shoot much or get caught with their pants down during a shortage paying scalpers prices for a box of 50 just to have ammo. I do think for most people 10000 rounds in reserve is sufficient for many years of shooting stability as long as they top off their supply when opportunity presents itself. I think most people shoot sporadically. 300 rounds on a weekend and then maybe not for another month. Then maybe 500 rounds. I'm not saying 10,000 is an ideal number but a couple of cases doesn't take that much room and is far better than one or two bricks in reserve. Between 17hm2, 17 hmr, 22 magnum and 22 LR I have enough on hand I won't be buying any plinking ammo at target ammo prices.
I was surprised at how little room a case of 22LR took up. About the same as a 1k case of 9mm
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:26 PM
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I first got involved in shooting sports 5 or 6 years ago, during the last shortage. Had to buy what I could when I could for a while. When supplies became available again I decided to be proactive. We bought cases of what we needed as we needed it or our weekly range visits, but I also picked up 200 extra rounds at Walmart each week. sometimes a little more. Two or three times I bought a case when funds permitted. It all adds up and the cost isn稚 a burden when done in small weekly increments. We now have 54,000 rounds stashed away and we値l be dipping into that stash for the foreseeable future.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:03 PM
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As someone with 3yrs, 9 mo, 9 days left until retirement snatches a knot in my spending, I fully understand having goals for the rest of your life.

About a dozen years ago, I was divorced again, broke and in bad health, life looked rough.

But God and life smiled on me, I met a good woman, and I got the job of my dreams. 10 years ago I made a list for my retirement goals.

A place in the country with a pond and enough land for a rifle range. Check

Nice house with AC in the shop, and a gun/safe room. Check

Range like Hickock45. Check

Have enough money to not have to eat cat food in retirement. Check

Buy all the adult toys I want. Working

52k of ammo is quite reasonable, and even is backed up with the math. I have had a chance to practice retirement during the Covid 19. I will miss the shopping and especially the paycheck when I retire ( I am one of those who gets full salary whether I work or not ) .

The list of must have toys is getting shorter. The ammo list keeps changing. I have about 30k+ now, but now match ammo is wanted more than plinking ammo. A man should always have goals, some reason to get up in the morning.

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It's nice to have a range just out the door but every year I shoot a little less as my mobility is about gone, old friends are gone too but I'm still shooting & am going to do some egg shoots. We shoot golf balls & 1.5" high steel eggs at 300 so eggs at 100 should work. Never miss an adventure!
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I first got involved in shooting sports 5 or 6 years ago, during the last shortage. Had to buy what I could when I could for a while. When supplies became available again I decided to be proactive. We bought cases of what we needed as we needed it or our weekly range visits, but I also picked up 200 extra rounds at Walmart each week. sometimes a little more. Two or three times I bought a case when funds permitted. It all adds up and the cost isn稚 a burden when done in small weekly increments. We now have 54,000 rounds stashed away and we値l be dipping into that stash for the foreseeable future.
Sometimes I知 glad that I知 obsessive by nature.
You found the key to building a stash. Buy when the prices are good, and spread the purchases over time. Before you know it you will have an adequate supply.
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Funny, but most likely empty surplus cans.

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Funny, but most likely empty surplus cans.

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I don't know, there's a FEW on here that just might have a stash like that!
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It's nice to have a range just out the door but every year I shoot a little less as my mobility is about gone, old friends are gone too but I'm still shooting & am going to do some egg shoots. We shoot golf balls & 1.5" high steel eggs at 300 so eggs at 100 should work. Never miss an adventure!
I know what you mean. Lost a good shooting/fishing buddy last year to cancer. Being confined to home earlier this year as our gun club, after a few weeks, was allowed to open to members only, no guests. If anything, that increased the days at the range as the casinos were closed. Now that they are open, we still don't go. My health and mobility is still good, but for how long?? I doubt Calamity will continue to shoot when I pass, as she has many clubs and activities to keep her busy. So, I'm letting my stock go down, at least for a few years. If a good deal like Reed's come along, I'll probably jump in. I too never miss an adventure, even if it's only a good ammo sale.
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Hello M2HB,,,

"We now have 54,000 rounds stashed away and we値l be dipping into that stash for the foreseeable future.
Sometimes I知 glad that I知 obsessive by nature."

Finally,,,
A kindred spirit!

Aarond

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Just to show that I'm not really a hoarder,,,

Just to show that I'm not really a hoarder,,,
I passed on some decent ammo just last evening.

I went to Wal Mart to do my weekly grocery shopping,,,
Of course the first place I go is the ammo counter.

They had seven or eight 325 round packs of Federal Auto Match,,,
That was all the .22 they had and it was priced at the normal cost of $16.95.

Just a few week back I would have bought it all,,,
Or at least $100.00 worth of them.

But since I decided to try and stock only three brands of ammo,,,
I decided to leave it for someone else to buy.

But it was difficult to walk away from the counter.

I'm going back this evening to get something I missed on my grocery list,,,
If any is still there I'll buy two or three and hold them for a friend,,,
He has three boys and they go through ammo like locusts.

Aarond

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