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Single shot 22's.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Navvet, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Navvet

    Navvet Lynden, WA Active Member

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    Listening to all the gold commercials, I had this epipheny (sp?). Instead of spending $1800.00 on one ounce, I am buying up 22LR single shots and bricks of 22 rounds.
    I figure a family man with lots of gold and no guns would trade some gold for a rifle to keep his family safe. I can get alot of 22's for $1800.00.
    I have my own weapons and they are not single shots. What does anyone think of this. Go ahead you wont hurt my feeling. :thumbup:
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    when the market turns around and realizes that they cannot eat, wear, or use gold to stay warm, you will be on top of things.
     
  3. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    I think its a good idea. But I think gold is going to be a joke. Its just a yellow metal. If this does ever happen money/gold isn't going to mean a thing. But that's just me. Ill have food, water, meds, training and some guns and ammo..... and just hope to keep my family healthy and going strong.
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    About 75 years ago, many Jews who got themselves out of Europe before it was too late were able to start life over by using money they escaped with in the concentrated form of gold and diamonds sewn into the hems of their clothes. At the same time, Jews with armloads of .22s would have risked confiscation of their property at best or immediate execution at worst. My point is: SHTF can come in many different forms and 'money' that is valuable in one can be worthless in another. Be diversified.

    Still, single shot .22s are good barter items; I believe your idea has strong merit.

    Keith
     
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  5. Navvet

    Navvet Lynden, WA Active Member

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    I agree with the diamond etc, the Jews did get to start over, but as Americans where could we go? Mexico? We are kinda stuck. Wish I woulda bought it when it was $300.00 an ounce.
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Cover firearms with gold. Then you will have both.
     
  7. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    What if America got itself involved in so many wars that they began drafting all eligible males between the ages of 18 and 65? I'm certain a majority of Americans, conservative or liberal alike, would have no problem crossing the border to Canada seeking asylum.

    Keith
     
  8. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    For those that don't understand gold, well, you don't understand traditional "barter". All gold, or your idea about having ss .22 rifles around, the whole idea is to preserve what can be exchanged for something else at a later time.

    With hyper inflation (consider Germany in the 20's) it is good to have some assets in something other than useless government issued paper. Historically, Gold and silver have served this purpose well. I know an old German that paid his mortgage off in 1928 with a US $5 gold coin. At that same time the joke was it took a wheelbarrow full of government issued paper to purchase a loaf of bread.

    If you want to see value in gold, study the history of Europe between WWI and WWII.

    BTW: Properly stored whole grain wheat (not milled) makes for good barter material also, as do otehr food stuffs.