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anybody taking a hiatus from shooting due to ammo shortage?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by speelyei, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    last time I pulled the trigger was at the Willamette Valley Sniper trials...
    bummer.
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I haven't stopped, but I've dramatically slowed down. I'm falling in love with .22lr again (when I can find it) :)
     
  3. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that and finding a place to shoot! (longer ranges)
     
  4. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    I too have slowed down. I had a goal of shooting 1 box of rounds through my carry gun every 2 weeks... that's turned into 1 box every 2 months. Not the best way to become truly proficient but it is what it us. I have the ammo to support my original goal... but I don't want to be out if I actually need it.

    Also Joey, You'll be getting a PM... I think some clays are going to be contested soon.
     
  5. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    i bought a airsoft saves on ammo and gas i can target practice in my back yard:laugh:


    seriously though no more mag dumps i actully take more time aiming and make each shot count more as they cost more.

    but i have converted my uppers to shoot 7.62x25 and 5.45 so its not so bad they will pay for themselves when i shoot them out and if those cals dry up i can just swop the barrel and bolt back to .223
     
  6. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Only thing that is preventing me from shooting is time... spending too much time working on the yard and the house.... not enough time destroying paper targets :(
     
  7. Anoobie Knewberton 47

    Anoobie Knewberton 47 Oregon Member

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    Go to the range less. Take less guns w/ me each time. Spend less time there each time. Lately it's a lot of 22lr, and a half a box or so of 30.06 to remind me that some firearms do have recoil. Haven't switched to airsoft yet, but have been shooting my 7 year old's red rider more this summer than he has.
     
  8. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    +1 That too, thanks to the ammo shortage i'm getting more done around the house:bluelaugh:
     
  9. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    same here, glad I stocked up on 22LR when I got my GSG:thumbup: Also I've been doing alot of shotgun drills:cool:
     
  10. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Slowed way down but not stopping. I shoot more 45 and variants then anything else because that's the only thing I reload and I still have primers, bullets, and powder for it and plenty of reloaded rounds at the moment.

    22LR? If I knew how to get more I'd shoot it but since it is hard to come by right now I actually don't shoot that much at all. Way to easy to blow through 500-1000 of that because of old bad habits of thinking **** it cost next to nothing and they always have ton's of it at the store... Not anymore!
     
  11. roguebowhunter

    roguebowhunter medford Member

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    << lotsa reloading ... i got lucky and ran into some good deal before everything went to **** in a hand basket .. so i have lotsa primers and powder ... found someone to cast my 45 acp bullets ... ROCKIN AND ROLLIN ... Don
     
  12. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    shooting lots of 7.62x25 @ $70.00 per 800rds I can plink all day, bought around 6000rds to get my fix. Still have a few cans of 8mm from when it was 70rds for less than $5. still have a few 50cans full of .17HMR and some full of 22 and 22mag. plenty of 40 and 45acp running low on LC but plenty of supplies to reload. only thing I am sorta short on is 7.5x55. the rest I reload anyway.

    Needless to say I was well prepared even before we heard of bam bam. I had more of a challenge getting the cans than the ammo.:D

    like I said before lots of ammo and no time to use it......and NO I don't want to sell it cheap......LOL:laugh::laugh:
     
  13. billc

    billc Albany Member

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    What shortage?
     
  14. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    Not slowing down, but consolidating calibers and buying in bulk.
     
  15. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Today was amazing at the Sandy Bi-Mart - normally I go a bit before lunch when they have the most ammo in stock. Today I was too busy, so I went at 7pm:

    They had .380, 9mm, .40, .45, .223, 7.62x39, .308, 38special, 44mag, 357 mag... they had it all!!!!


    All I bought was 17HMR "TNT" -- we'll see how that works out ;-)

    No .22 in stock, except for CCI "short" or whatever it is called... I bet .22 was in earlier but I missed it.

    I took a video with my phone, I'll try to get it online sometime - it is the most ammo I have seen in a long, long, long time.
     
  16. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I just go and do airsoft, its fun and you can shoot at people.
     
  17. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Same here - saw the shelves going empty and not being restocked so I stocked up on reloading components - lots of components....
     
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    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I'm pretty well set for reloading my own right now (.243win) It's been a lot of fun testing & shooting my own instead of doing the ammo shuffle......
     
  19. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I have slowed way down to the point where I only shoot Practical Rifle once a month an thats it. I am now giving more attention to other interests
     
  20. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Been there often, today shot some 250 rds thru the New AR that MacBookProAR Helped me out with.. What a great sport, fun reloading and building new pieces.