GUN Why do we hoard ammo?

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  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    My wife wants to know.

    She says "don't give me some stupid answer. I hoard fabric for sewing. I just want to know realistically why you guys buy so much ammo. Do you REALLY think zombies or anarchy is going to come and you're going to need thousands of boxes?"

    My initial reply to her: :dunno: :o :rofl: :o :p :noes: :dunno: :o :rofl: :o


    What say you guys?
     
  2. I just like buying ammo.

    Really, I don't know why. I guess it's fear of problems with future availability. I just had another 2k rounds of .223 show up for me today.
     
  3. Ford4Life

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    Because it's a commidity these days that gets more expensive by the minute. Those 1000 rounds today might cost 2x as much 6 months from now.
     
  4. JaimeZX

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    Paraphrasing the wife: "Okay, but you're not buying to make money off of it, right?"

    I just plan to shoot mine eventually. What about you guys that are buying by the thousand?
     
  5. Ford4Life

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    I plan on shooting mine to. Just break it down for her like this.

    1) Cheaper in bulk
    2) Saves on shipping rather than done in smaller orders
    3) Insurance against future price increases (happening constantly)
    4) Supply can be inconsistant, especially with surplus calibers, have to buy it while they have it
    5) Just to piss her off
    6) Profit
     
  6. I only have 4k .223. I'll shoot ~1500 of it this summer at various classes. I just need to pick up a set of dies and I can start reloading too.

    Other than the .223 I don't have more than 1k of any other caliber.
     
  7. Sailor Jerry

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    The price is only going to go up.
     
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    it's a hedge against future price fluctionations.

    I have ammo available whenever I want to go to the range, and am not dependent on when a store is open or has ammo in stock.

    Should something happen tomorrow, and ammo becomes unavailable for an extended period of time, guns without ammo are nothing better than for throwing at people.
     
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    main reason for any gun owner i'd think
     
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    I don't horde I keep about a years supply and I plan on shooting most of it every year.
     
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    Because ammo may or may not be there in the future. Jesus if I would of known that I would not of been able to find 9mm anywhere now I would of bought even more 4 months ago. :mad:
     
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    Because it's not getting any cheaper.
     
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    Its harder and harder to come by. Anytime im at walmart or sports authority I buy out whatever they have, because I know in the future I will use it.
     
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    :werd: If I made up some charts of my then and now prices on my ammo, parts kits and even gun purchases it would look alot better then my stock portfolio :o
     
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    Because the price will always go up, so its a good investment and saves money in the long run.
     
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    It's kind of a vicious circle. People are hoarding ammo because the price is going up and lack of availability.... The price is going up and the availability is low because people are hoarding ammo.

    IMHO, the price of ammo is extremely inflated right now. I expect once all the really paranoid peeps have more ammo than they can realistically shoot in the next 10 years, that we will suddenly find ourselves with a big surplus on the market, and prices will come down drastically.

    Yes, as new taxes are created, materials become more $$, etc, the price will go up over time. However, the price is artificially high right now, and I believe it will normalize back down to earth before it starts gradually going up again.

    btw... I keep about 1k rounds on hand of each relevant caliber (more for 22lr since it is low cost and is what I primarily plink with). That should last me at least 6 months if not longer.
     
  21. JaimeZX

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    Aaah, the old Ammo Bubble theory.
     
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    Hey, we are both speculating. You speculate that the price of ammo will keep going up indefinitely... I speculate that it will come back down to earth once the hoarders have their hoards.

    Pretty much every other good/service works this way when there is a sudden drastic increase in demand (even gas), but maybe ammunition is different??
     
  23. Jurisbot Esq.

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    Why do people keep their gas tanks full?
    Why do people fill their pantries with groceries?

    Gotta be prepared.
     
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    Truth... but last summer when it looked like the price of gas was going to keep going up forever... I didn't fill my entire garage with 50 gallon drums of $4 gasoline.
     
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    Good thing too. Cause that would really suck right now.
     

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