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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kevatc, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Local Big 5 has Hornady 55gr SP 20/box for $29.99. Ugh! I asked if he sells much and he said yes. I rhetorically replied that there were some desperate folks out there. Yep, he replied. I can't believe people would pay that.
     
  2. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes you can. I am looking for a magazine - list is $29.99 from the manufacturer. On GB, some are north of $100 - even the buy it now price is north of $200.
     
  3. WashCoDad

    WashCoDad Beanerton Active Member

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    Shooting for "fun" is not possible for most of us now.
    Every round down range is one less you could really NEED later on.
     
  4. razormanxx

    razormanxx eugene Active Member

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    Magazine of what?
     
  5. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I saw that myself at my local Big 5 and laughed. Although I did scoop up the one and only UMC 9mm Mega Pack.
     
  6. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    I shot a crow this morning,, if it wouldn't have been with a rimfire I'd of dissected it and reloaded the projectile.
     
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  7. Scout67

    Scout67 Milwaukie Member

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    Big 5 has been consistently almost monthly raising their ammo prices. I can almost always find what I need there but I quit going because of the price and not being desperate.
     
  8. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I was shooting with my nephew a few weeks back and he wanted to shoot my AR. No problem. I handed him a loaded 30rnd mag and watched in horror as he unloaded my handloads from the hip!!!! We immediately had a discussion that I'm pretty sure was completely understood. I made him count the brass as he picked it up. I basically told him "those days are gone!" Now let me stomp on your new Xbox shooter game and we'll be even:) just kidding.
     
  9. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @razormanxx - s&w m&p full size 9mm 17rnd mags.


    There are non s&w to be had, but they don't have a solid reputation.
     
  10. shooter58

    shooter58 Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    It is common for someone who is handed a gun to try to empty it. Doesn't matter if its a 5 or 6 shot revolver, Glock 17 with full mag or as mentioned, a fully loaded 30 round AR. Recently when going out shooting, I keep an empty mag for each gun handy, then load the appropriate amount of "test" loads for a friend to fire with the understanding they will shoot till it goes "click".
    Hate to have to do that but WT$ !!
     
  11. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I guess it is all a matter of how one is taught. At the age of 7 my father started taking me out shooting. He taught me a lot. It was all about controlled fire, not seeing how fast you could empty the gun. In fact I have had my Win model 1906 since I was 12 and I only found out it could slamfire when I was about 17. A friend brought along his older cousin to go shooting and the cousin had a Win 1890. While we were shooting the cousin started slamfiring his 1890. I was intrigued and asked him if I could try out his rifle to do that and he said why, you can do the same thing with yours. I did it a couple of times for the thrill of it, but never made a habit of it.
     
  12. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Snohomish County, WA Active Member

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    I ordered three M&P 45 mags on Ebay last Friday (seller was Botach). They arrived Monday, new in S&W packaging .. . paid $23 apiece
     
  13. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What was the price?
     
  14. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    I just wish they had 9mm magazines.
     
  15. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I get to shoot a lot of guns. I take 2 or shots and stop. If I am told to finish the mag or cylinder I do
     
  16. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Maybe high capacity shooting for fun is not possible so, like I posted a while back, hang up the high caps and get into other types of guns. Take out a Winchester or Marlin lever gun or your bolt gun and give real, quality controlled fire a chance (and accuracy too) Start shooting your wheel gun single action and work on shot placement and tighter groups. Isn't this the true tradition and roots of shooting? Personally I do not see the appeal of just emptying mags at nothing and going through a 1000 round case of ammo in a day.
     
  17. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    ^^^Me either. It's just fun to shoot.

    Even in the military, unless we were actively running drills in a live fire shoot house, or MOUT course of some sort, I was always one to reserve ammo and pay attention to hitting the target with as few rounds possible. Mag dumps are not a big deal to me, belt fed stuff is fun though!

    Even with my semi-autos now, I will load up 5-20 rounds and focus on fundamentals, thereby making the smallest groups possible. If I've built a new rifle, then yes, I'll do 10-20 rounds of rapid fire to ensure proper operation, or to determine how the weapon behaves (climb, recoil, etc) under that type of firing. I will do quick double tap drills with my pistol, but not in excess.
     
  18. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the same prices Big 5 has always had IMO. Their prices are all set at the corporate office in California and do not vary state to state.