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Who's buying ammo after the Orlando shooting and Obama's address?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Joe Link, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Joe Link

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

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    I have a bad feeling about this one, worse than others.

    Just got back from Bi-Mart, bought a few hundred rounds American Eagle XM193 on sale for $44. Still some of that and XM855 @ $58 left on the shelves, but I doubt it'll last long.
     
  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I got a bit of perspective yesterday at the rimfire challenge. There were five of us shooting 8 stages, four pistol and four rifle. Each stage shot five times with an average of 40 rounds total per person. On paper that's about 1600 rounds for one family fun day.

    Point being when some anti says OMG why would anyone need so much ammo, well...there is one reason and it's not based upon fear, greed or the nefarious deeds of those Mennonite troublemakers we hear so much about.
     
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  3. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree this might just be the tipping point. A cry will go out asking for protection by the masses and our government elected officials will respond by enacting more laws that will endanger the masses further. Why is it so hard for our leaders to understand that laws hamper the law abiding making honest people criminals
    It is a cyclic process that will eventually remove our ability to protect ourselve and our families if we wish to remainn as law abiding members of society. I will not become a criminal by my own actions but I feel that day is fast approaching.
     
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  4. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    The thought has crossed my mind, but then again, I don't want to contribute to panic buying. I do wonder if this shooting will not just hand Hillary the election. At that point it may be illegal to possess period, and you have to turn it all in...without compensation...or be branded FELON....Welcome to the new tyranny. How many lives would have been saved if these people were allowed, no...REQUIRED to carry a weapon? Many...again another mass shooting at a place where firearms are prohibited, leaving innocent victims unable to defend themselves. Proof that gun control doesn't work. It didn't work in San Bernadino, it isn't working in Illinois, and it isn't working in NY or DC. End this nonsense, arm everyone. An armed society is a polite society.
     
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  5. BlackRyder

    BlackRyder Edmonds Well-Known Member

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    I've already been stocking up in anticipation of the run on ammo that will most likely start as soon as the democrats announce that Hillary will indeed be their candidate.
    I'm trying not to be too panicked about it though!
     
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  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nope
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    What did he say? Ban the AR again?
     
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  7. Joe Link

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

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  8. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's my backup pile. no more panic buying for me. Been there and done that.
     
  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    yeah, I am hoping things swing the other direction and the people start to think they would rather be armed rather then disarmed. Other then that, I will wait till after the election to buy anymore.
     
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  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like I need some more roll my own components....
     
  11. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    In my opinion, it's this kind of thinking that gets us (gun owners) in trouble. I am not planning on changing my buying behavior in any way. I will still look for things I need, when I need them. If they are not available, I will wait till such time as they are. But yeah, I have a good stock on hand. If anything, I will just shoot a little less, till things settle down, again, like they always do.
     
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  12. salmonriverjohn

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

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    Radical-Muslim-terrorist, there I said it,, easy huh ?
    That piece of swine excrement is/was just that and I'm glad he's dead so there's no muss or fuss about a trial.
    Too fing bad that thing holding the office of president can't bring himself to say it, worthless cull.

    Am I buying any additional ammo?
    No- don't need to, that was long ago and I refuse to ever be caught short, ever.
    Someone here said that this might catapult Hillary into office?
    I believe quite the opposite, sooner (I hope) than later, the general quiet majority is going to wake the F up and demand REAL hope and change, not some rhetoric from a community
    cheerleader like Obama.
    He and his policy are as much to blame as the worthless scum that did this.
    And one last scream from my soap box- God bless America and death to radical Islamists!
    :mad:
     
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  13. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    labels! that is a good idea
     
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  14. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I don't panic buy, I just buy!
    Nothings changed
     
  15. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Prayers for the victims of Orlando, and of all domestic shootings.
    Terrorist attacks like this will improve Trump's election chances - Billary has the track record of leaving US Citizens high and dry in the face of terrorists.

    In addition to having hundreds loaded for each caliber, I have materials to load ~3K of 223, 2.7K of 9mm, 2.5k of 40S&W, 2K of 308, 1.5K of 7mm and 1.5K of 338. I'll have to inventory my primer and powder - last I checked, I had enough to load ~1/4 of all that I have.
    At the rate I shoot, that should last me 2-3 years.

    Of 22LR, I have maybe 700 left. During the last ammo shortage, I gave a bunch of 22LR away with the agreement, "repay me when the craze is over". My bet, I'll never get it back.
    I have steadfastly refused to buy if if it's over 6¢ - I'm just a cheap m'fer. Why buy it at 10¢ when I can reload 223 for less than that (if I ignore the primer cost).
     
  16. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I like the way you evaluate other options. Ten fold
     
  17. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am not in need of more ammo, but that does not mean I won't buy some more. It is an obsession. My wife buys shoes, I buy ammo. But at least I don't have to panic or worry about not being able to shoot when I want
     
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  18. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Hehe. My miss's use to catch me walking in the door. Did you buy ammo today? I looked at her baffled, thinking, how did she know that? She has habit of monitoring our bank account. When I pull anything around $250+ cash out, she knows. Either that, or it's a flat out debit card purchase of a gun at the gun store.

    I'll wear my pants till they walk themselves to the trash. LOLOL
     
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  19. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    No more room in the house for more ammo. Some had to be put in the backyard somewhere. Besides, going to a different college and all so not in the budget.
     
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  20. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Heck, you could wear a kilt for all I care!
    Your Mrs. prolly has the "transaction alert" set on your accounts. I had all my personal and financial data stolen (opposing counsel lawyer's office robbed, my suit discovery was taken in the crime), locked all credit and put transaction notices on everything over $1.
    It sure works!

     
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