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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by deen_ad, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    would buy 2,000 rds of ammo for a gun I don't even own yet?

    Looking to buy a SIG556R (AR melded with an AK) and I found a good price on hollow point 7.62X39 ammo today so I ordered it.

    I do own a Draco pistol but I can't fire it where I normally shoot.

    I even have two "spam cans" of 5.45X39 for an AK74 I sold without ever firing it!


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  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It sounds perfectly logical to me....
     
  3. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    I see nothing wrong.... I have about 1000 arounds of 7.62x51 and I don't own a gun for it yet (currently building AR10 and no where near close to finish)
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You've got to plan ahead!
     
  5. luke23

    luke23 United States (Hawai'i island, Olympic Pen. WA) Active Member

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    It's a wise investment, bullets will always have value.
     
  6. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've done the same thing, bought ammo ahead of buying the gun if there was a good deal going on.
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    As long as your stash isn't actually talking to you, you're fine. :paranoid:
     
  8. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a spam can of 7.62x54r a month and a half before getting my mosin. I was dead set on getting it so i knew the ammo wouldn't be a waste.
     
  9. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fine, Great, now I've been pigeon holed just because I have conversations with my bullets !! What's next? no polishing of the scopes, no oiling of the metal, whats a guy to do for fun? The libs are right, you consevatives are no fun at all. I'm gonna take all my toys and go home. :grenade:
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have ammo for a bunch of calibers I don't have a firearm in. But for the most part it has been all acquired as some super good deal or given to me etc. And of course since I make all my own CF ammo I can produce a lot of ammo for other calibers based on my components and the few misc dies I have ended up with.
     
  11. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    I picked up several boxes of .40 S&W for a CZ 75 I don't pick up until next month.
     
  12. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    No different than buying a gun and having no ammo for it. You need both so it matters little what order you get them in.
     
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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup: I started stocking up on .223 long before I got the rifle.
     
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  14. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    Wait, I have to buy the gun also?
     
  15. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Thats money in the bank.
     
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  16. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a lot of ammo for firearms I do not own (yet). Like Mark W. I have acquired a good deal of it through fantastic deals or just taking it from people who no longer wanted it for free.
     
  17. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Bi-Mart in Vancouver has it for $889.99/2,000 rds. ($975.59 after tax) Still too high and I'm glad I got mine some years ago.


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  18. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Snohomish County, WA Active Member

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    I'll admit to doing this .....
     
  19. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing crazy about buying ammo ahead of a gun - that's how I ended up with my Fin Mosin - had been looking for a clean one for a while and bought a few cases of ammo for it. When I found a guy who bought 5 of them so he could see which one grouped the best and was looking to sell 4 of them off I mentioned I had pre bought ammo - he said he would take a spam can, $20, and a 6 pack in trade for the one that was second in grouping so it was win win. This was back when a case of 2 spam cans was $90 and the Fin Mosins were going for about $180.
     
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  20. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    This is an age old question. In reality, it Predates ~Internet~ & the Bulletin Boards of Olde Tymes ago.

    You may think it then, to still be of modern era, but it really predates even the Phone system!

    I am not talking here, of digital dialing, of those old relics, where your finger was inserted into a hole, 1- 0,which sent a code of sorts to the local mechanized switch board.

    I am refering to prior to A. G. Bell holding the hearing oiece to his ear, and speaking to his assistant,these words:

    "Was it the Chicken first, or the Egg"????

    "and now you know, the ~Rest of the Story~" (rest in peace, Paul Harvey....)

    Philip, who has no Chicken, but got up @ Zero Dark Thirty, to fix a fried egg sandwich.

    :D

    PS, Ohh, and grilled onion rings as well....
     
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