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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

You Ain’t A Prepper Or A Gunnie...

...if you are feeling the ammo pinch. There's an ammo shortage going on out there - or so I've heard...







This is part of my hoard...

Guys - cut the crap. If you aren't reloading yet, grab a brain and jump on it. Your preps aren't worth anything if the looters can just come round and help themselves. You aren't worth anything unless you can shoot and practice and maintain proficiency. It's easier to stockpile as a reloader too. Some guys get right into it and the reloading bench is an expansion of the enjoyment they get from the shooting sports. For my retirement rifles, I cast my own bullets too.

As soon as the next lull comes - 1000 rounds in reserve for all your gats. Minimum. Practicce ammo is extra. The lefty mobs are all piss n' vinegar until the guns come out - and at the rate they're going, many are going to need them sooner rather than later.

15 comments:

  1. My hoard is similar. As far as reloading goes I have memories of my dad and I in the basement reloading shotgun shells. I can still picture him leaning over the bench with a Kool cigarette with a 1" ash and a glass of Canadian Club in front of him.
    I'll stick to store bought rounds.

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  2. My hoard is similar. As far as reloading goes I have memories of my dad and I in the basement reloading shotgun shells. I can still picture him leaning over the bench with a Kool cigarette with a 1" ash and a glass of Canadian Club in front of him.
    I'll stick to store bought rounds.

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    1. I do that for gits and shiggles too. Years ago I punked my Dad the same way. He came down to the dungeon where I was smoking a stogie. I carelessly butted it out in a can with a small charge of black powder in the bottom and when it went "WHUMP!" I acted all surprised and shocked. It was mean, poor ol' Pop nearly shat his pants! He got so damned mad I thought he was going to clock me. It was just a joke, and I told Pop that if I was actually dumb enough to blow myself up... I would have done it long ago. It didn't make him any happier...

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  3. Some people get to my ammo, I'm already dead. Yea, haven't bought any for years either and don't need to.

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    1. You are right, Irish! I should have more, and will start procuring again once I have a job again...

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  5. Glen, I think I posted this on my blog but I went a local big box sporting goods store within the last month. The shelves were virtually stripped except for some odd handgun calibers, .22 (of course), and shotgun shells. Three carton limit, any combination.

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    1. I believe it. Shortages are a fact of life for the gunnies. The last one for me was during the Sandbox Wars. I had everything nailed down except for .22 ... and of course, there was none around. The second things let up, I went down and bought 6000 rounds.

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  6. I'm out of storage space for ammo and reloading supplies out in the garage. Tried to talk the lovely missus into parking outside in the driveway to make more room, but she's having none of that..........

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    1. Your reloading set up can bolt to the end of your work bench, Tam. I clamp mine in the vise on mine. You don't need an elaborate bench and tons of equipment like I have. I say this with all seriousness - please, get a gun, and a secure ammo supply. These idiots want to defund the cops now... and that can only end one way...

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  7. I'm with your brother but can always use more. Minimum of 5000 rounds each of .45, .22, 5.56 and .223 and about 2000 for the 12 g. Need much more 9 mm and .38. Looking everyday. Reload is the way forward, but never have done it.

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    1. It's easy Joe. Used presses are dirt cheap, most reloading manuals have a how-to ... and all the gun forums are full of gas bags like me that will be happy to help you get started.

      But... 5000 is a good number, I am close to about the same.

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  8. Out in the boonies, where I live, concealed holes, with sharpened sticks, are much more demoralizing.

    Considering there are plenty of whining brats, with few organizers, herd mentality would set in after one round goes off, and the stampede would take out a few dozen.

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    1. These guys are all bluster and BS until the other side shows up to riot...

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  9. Well folks, I might have phrased that poorly. I suppose you don't HAVE to reload. In certain calibres you cannot reload them any cheaper than you can buy them from the factory. I have seen that in 9mm and 5.56 NATO in normal times when there isn't a scare on. But do put this on your list - when things settle down, bite the bullet and stock up! Ammo is right up there with your stocks of beer and popcorn. Don't skimp!

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