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Old March 4th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #1
 
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ammo depression

i dont know about everyone else, but generally being an optimist, i always get my hopes up when i enter a store. like i will win the ammo lottery. usually, like the real lottery, there is more dissapointment than happiness.

this whole situation is a downer. i wouldnt mind burning up what ammo i have, but with prospects of replacing it not being good for at least six months, we are screwed. if sportsmans guide is at least 6 months deep in backorders, what does that say? 1 year till relief? what?

i think i may just burn up all of my target ammo and it is what it is. i just am not capable of not shooting when i do have ammo. what good is it in my basement?

that being said, i also have defensive ammo that i wont use unless an emergency arises.

my cousing is a LEO and he said he had to do his annual qualification last week with their ar's. i guess that normally, they are able to bang away and ammo is not a concern. not this time. apparently, their ammo orders arent being filled either.

bottom line is that this is getting worse, not better. people who normally wouldnt consider storing ammo are falling victim to the panic. its a vicious circle.

just needed to vent, my wife is tired of hearing it.



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It is not an ammo depression yet............just a recession.
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Maybe we should form an "ammo support group" to help those inflicted deal with their depression...

I know I'm still amazed seeing the empty shelves in the local Wal Mart and two LGS's that I used to buy ammo at...

it's just outright depressing!!!
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A recession is when someone else doesn't have ammo. A depression is when you don't have any ammo.
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Maybe we should form an "ammo support group" to help those inflicted deal with their depression...

I know I'm still amazed seeing the empty shelves in the local Wal Mart and two LGS's that I used to buy ammo at...

it's just outright depressing!!!
Hi, my name is Sightngrl and where are the Thin Mint cookies? I heard there were Thin Mint cookies at this meeting? Carmel Frappe' too please.
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My name is Brett and I'm an ammoholic.
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Hi, my name is Sightngrl and where are the Thin Mint cookies? I heard there were Thin Mint cookies at this meeting? Carmel Frappe' too please.
we don't have any "snacks" yet, we need to start our treasury first...and no paying in bullets either, cash only!
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we don't have any "snacks" yet, we need to start our treasury first...and no paying in bullets either, cash only!
How about brass? I will trade 5 of my 9's brass for one cookie. I guess with no cookies or ammo...we can't even bite the bullet?
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It is not an ammo depression yet............just a recession.
A recession is when your neighbor is out of ammo. A depression is when you are out of ammo.
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Maybe we should form an "ammo support group" to help those inflicted deal with their depression...

I know I'm still amazed seeing the empty shelves in the local Wal Mart and two LGS's that I used to buy ammo at...

it's just outright depressing!!!
Would it be even more depressing if I told you I am a handloader, bullet caster, and blackpowder shooter with hundreds of pounds of lead, thousands of jacketed bullets/primers, and many pounds of smokeless and black powder? That is in addition to the several thousand rounds of .22 LR and over 1500 factory rounds of various centerfire calibers in my stash. Oh, I almost forgot about the 500+ rounds of 12 ga shotgun ammo, too...
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Still all good here.
Plenty of ammo in AU.
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In northern Nj all the LGs are limiting purchases to 100 rounds centerfire and 500 rounds rimfire, that way everybody gets some.
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It's amazing that people store that much ammo. I need to shoot, not sit in the basement and stare at it. If I have it I shoot it.

If I need thousands of rounds of ammo to fight of the bad guys, I really don't want to be around anymore. I won't need ammo where I am going.

I plan on wearing socks the rest of my life but only have about ten pair. I am not going bare foot forever just because I don't want to wear out my ten socks.

Relax everyone they will make more!
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It's amazing that people store that much ammo. I need to shoot, not sit in the basement and stare at it. If I have it I shoot it.

If I need thousands of rounds of ammo to fight of the bad guys, I really don't want to be around anymore. I won't need ammo where I am going.

I plan on wearing socks the rest of my life but only have about ten pair. I am not going bare foot forever just because I don't want to wear out my ten socks.

Relax everyone they will make more!
I heard Obama wants to ban shoes so we can't walk anywhere. Better stock up on socks.
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i know things will return to normal in a year or so, but man, its going to be a looong year or so.

to all of you reloaders or guys with a huge stash, god bless you. one day in the future, i will be in your shoes! until then, ill continue my pre work vigil to walmart and ride the emotional roller coaster a few times a week.....
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