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Charleston going to affect ammo/loading supplies?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by RVTECH, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Anyone planning on 'bumping up' on reloading supplies? Think this will have an effect or is that a thing of the past?
     
  2. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Probably not a bad idea if you are even remotely low. Politicians will start spouting off about how we need more gun control and that will start the feeding frenzy all over again.
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Republican controlled House and Senate.

    not to mention where would one find these mythical supplies to stock up on anyway.
     
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  4. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Everything political has an effect and everything is political.
    if what happened in SC isn't bad enough, don't forget we have an election coming.
     
  5. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Executive Order?
     
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  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Bend Sportsman's for one - it's in pretty good shape right now.
     
  7. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    YES
     
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  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Not worried about it, I reload but keep an eye out for deals in components. Ammo is the key though, gun is just a club without ammo.
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I may score another K of SP mag primers but otherwise I have stocked up when and where I could so I am pretty well set, for a poor boy!
     
  10. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've decided to never again get caught by a panicked market and to put away ammo and reloading supplies just as I do food and water. So yes, I am still slowly bumping up from where I was a year or two ago, but this is hardly a Sandy Hook level of event.

    Hillsboro Sportman's Warehouse is doing well also, even had Bullseye and Red Dot on the shelves today not to mention more than enough rifle powder to satisfy most buyers. Strangely the primers are starting to get hard to find when they were the first supply that I saw starting to come back in stock regularly about a year ago.
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Even during and after the badness before this one happened, you could get 8lbs of Promo for $80 and primers for $18/1000.. shooters (not re-selling speculators) should already be "stocked up" with da kine.
     
  12. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I buy powder whenever I see it. Just added 3 more pounds. I am good for 30,000 rounds. I also cast my own boolits. Never know when the next shortage will occur.
     
  13. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty well stocked.
     
  14. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    My motto: stock up when you can. Who wants to get forked again like the shortages of 2013?
     
  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's good for 2/3 of a year for some.. but I hear you.
     
  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Forked like what is still going on? lol. I think Bi-Mart etc. has made selling dust a business model for a very long time. That's code for one must be a bit more proactive in their sourcing.. for a very long time.
     
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  17. P7id10T

    P7id10T West Slope Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Proactive is right! At least now I can find pills, primers and powder for all the calibers I load. When the budget allows, I pick up more, even though I have a few years' worth.

    I don't even bother going to Bi-Mart for anything but bird shot. Still, every time I am there, I check the gun counter. Dust is in high demand.
     
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  18. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    my bi-mart has a ton of ammo... and very little reloading components and zero 22lr