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Hornady says "Stock up now"

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Mephistopheles, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    I've suspected for years that the pebbles that start rolling and eventually start an avalanche are kicked by industry "insiders".

    I'm not saying don't stock up but when you have something to gain from a buying frenzy, it makes you look like a db when you say it.
     
  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, thought about that. However, everything in the world moves in cycles. With the up coming election and Supreme Court changes, I'm leaning to, "Better to have it and not need it. Then need it and not have it.".
     
  4. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    If we haven't stocked up by now, we deserve to be in the ammo soup line like last time.
     
  5. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I've been trying to stock up since the Clinton shortage.
    Don't know where it goes?
    Oh, that's right, I keep shooting it.
     
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  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am doing my part.

    I've been buying ammo in sizable quantities (500 to 1000 CF rounds) every month - when I find it at a decent price.

    Hornady was talking to the distribution chain - not the end consumer.

    Every time I look at ammo listings, I find a significant portion of what I would buy is out of stock. So there are still shortages - i.e., there is still ammo that people would buy, but can't because retailers don't have it or can't get it.
     
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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    bullets, someone I know needs bulletso_O
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If only I had some cash to toss at stocking up:(
     
  9. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Another good reason to get a reloading setup.
     
  10. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Captain! the ammo cabinet cant take any more!
    /scotty
     
  11. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I agree that now is a good time to stock up. Supplies are pretty good. Prices are reasonable. Some prices are starting to creep up. Some sales happening here and there.
     
  12. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I think the last couple of election cycles awoke otherwise ignorant folks.
    They snuffled-up all the .22s, guns, survival rations.

    One of my super-powers is pickin-up brass.
    More on the ground now than the past 8 years.
    Indicates environmental turn-around.
    Environment being full(er) ammo shelfs in discerning homes across 'merica.
    Could indicate a fresh breeze of hope in the financial side of things.
    Maybe not, seeing ammo and gun dumping in the classifieds.

    If the wife sees one more bimart bag or ups box, i'm toast.
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm pretty well stocked. I always am! I keep enough to shoot and enough for defense! The defensive has just been boosted by a member here!
    I seriously recommend that folks stock the pantry, gun safe and ammo locker! I'm getting my PU and Outback fixed up too!
     
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  14. shootnscoot

    shootnscoot Wa Well-Known Member

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    Ammo manufactures would obviously love to see another panic, or create one. Hoarding is good for business.
     
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  15. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Then Don let her see it.
    It's like sheltering children from the truth sometimes.
     
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  16. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Don should be don't
     
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  17. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    It is said: "The best time to plant an oak tree is 20 years ago, but the second-best time is right now."

    The same exact thing could be said of an ammo hoard. The only way to get to one's goals is to buy some now, and next month, and the month after that. Thankfully for me, I started my hoard just before SandyHook and never stopped. Although I'll never have "enough" since of course I like to shoot some of it, I'm pretty close to feeling immune from the market's fluctuations of supply and demand.

    But then, I keep an eye on the ammo classifieds more than once a day...and deals still slip through my fingers from you hoarders!!:p
     
  18. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    The shortages go in cycles. The longer you have been shooting the more you have seen.
    We haven't fully recovered from the last one and we are talking about the next one.
    I have a backorder for one of my favorite powders that is over 3 years old.
    Am I going without until it gets here? NO.
    I've adapted to something that is available.
    Shortage or not, I plan on shooting.
     
  19. bearnut

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    As if the hoarders really needed any more encouragement :confused:
     
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  20. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've got 30 empty ammo cans just waiting to be filled, and 8 more on the way. :D
     
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