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Old April 8th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #281
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buy it cheap stack it deep Ive been on 9mm and 5.45 buying as of late becuase 7.62x39 is going crazy
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Old April 8th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #282
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The only ammo I "stock" is shotgun and rimfire, everything else I stock components and roll my own.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #283
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buy it cheap stack it deep Ive been on 9mm and 5.45 buying as of late becuase 7.62x39 is going crazy
exactly what I've been doing. Next thing I'm gonna pick up will be another 5k of 22lr so I don't keep digging into my 9mm as much.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #284
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I'm with the guys that say don't blow all your money on steel cased ammo.

I keep a ratio of like 1 brass to 5 steel. The steel is great for practice (introduces lots of immediate action drills) and if the s really does htf, you can trade your steel ammo for goods/services. If things get super bad, it is still ammo. By keeping the brass, however, you have reliable ammo to protect yourself with.

(I've got about 10-12,000 rounds, and I'm 23 ... I caught the bug baaaaaad)
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Old April 13th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #285
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You have reliability with steel as long as its not nasty third world mil surp. Never had a problem with the thousands I've fired of steel. I prefer brass so I can reload. If money is an issue 2000 practice rounds of steel are better than 1000 brass. Period. Trigger time, the steel is financially more effective.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #286
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some ammo it just is not worth reloading 7.62x39 or 5.45 and 7.62x54r are not worth it
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #287
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some ammo it just is not worth reloading 7.62x39 or 5.45 and 7.62x54r are not worth it
Unless you have a Czech Sniper Rifle that you'd like to shoot at 1000 yards. But not all of us have one


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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #288
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Unless you have a Czech Sniper Rifle that you'd like to shoot at 1000 yards. But not all of us have one
7.62x54r Brass is unbelievable lol
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #289
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7.62x54r Brass is unbelievable lol
I have some. I ordered 100 rounds of PPU, after I shoot that out of my MN, I'm reloading it with 174gr SMKs and hitting the 1000 yard range at Quantico. If I need a longer reach, I have a .300 WinMag that will stay supersonic to about a mile I have almost 400 300 WM brass, and I'll have 120 7.62x54R brass when I'm done shooting it out of the MN. I really wish I had snagged that brass Gungary had on VA Guntrader, I was about 5 minutes too late


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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #290
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I have some. I ordered 100 rounds of PPU, after I shoot that out of my MN, I'm reloading it with 174gr SMKs and hitting the 1000 yard range at Quantico. If I need a longer reach, I have a .300 WinMag that will stay supersonic to about a mile I have almost 400 300 WM brass, and I'll have 120 7.62x54R brass when I'm done shooting it out of the MN. I really wish I had snagged that brass Gungary had on VA Guntrader, I was about 5 minutes too late
just be glad you live in VA lol
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Old April 13th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #291
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Just curious, do you guys keep it in boxes, or loose in something like an ammo can. I've just between dumping it if it's the same brand, I've got my 5.45, 9mm, & 22lr in ammo cans like that.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #292
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I keep mine in labeled ammo cans in the original boxes if possible. I do have some loose, but it's not my favorite because they can get dinged up.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #293
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I do loose for pistol cuz I buy in bulk and thats how it comes all my rifle ammo is sealed in spam or other c-block cans lol except 223 which im going to sell off
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Old April 14th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #294
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I have some. I ordered 100 rounds of PPU, after I shoot that out of my MN, I'm reloading it with 174gr SMKs and hitting the 1000 yard range at Quantico. If I need a longer reach, I have a .300 WinMag that will stay supersonic to about a mile I have almost 400 300 WM brass, and I'll have 120 7.62x54R brass when I'm done shooting it out of the MN. I really wish I had snagged that brass Gungary had on VA Guntrader, I was about 5 minutes too late
Do they allow Comblock calibers there?

I faintly remember reading a post about comblock caliber restrictions, but my memory has failed me in the past and will again, I'm sure. Might be a different range completely I was thinking of, as I've never been there.


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Old April 14th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #295
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Do they allow Comblock calibers there?

I faintly remember reading a post about comblock caliber restrictions, but my memory has failed me in the past and will again, I'm sure. Might be a different range completely I was thinking of, as I've never been there.
That rule changed recently. They are now allowed.


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Old April 14th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #296
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3500+ Chinese surplus 7.62x39, hope to sell my AK so I can use it to buy 3k more and another case of 5.45

3300+ of 5.45 surplus and hornady

1200+ of 7.62x54r Russian, Albanian, East German, Greek, and Serbian
1000+ of 7.62x25 in Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Chinese
1560 of 7.62x51 Malaysian and south African
Unknown assorted amounts of Romanian, Serbian, and Turkish 8mm.
A few assorted boxes of .32, .38, 12 gauge, 22lr, and 9mm.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #297
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3500+ Chinese surplus 7.62x39, hope to sell my AK so I can use it to buy 3k more and another case of 5.45

3300+ of 5.45 surplus and hornady

1200+ of 7.62x54r Russian, Albanian, East German, Greek, and Serbian
1000+ of 7.62x25 in Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Chinese
1560 of 7.62x51 Malaysian and south African
Unknown assorted amounts of Romanian, Serbian, and Turkish 8mm.
A few assorted boxes of .32, .38, 12 gauge, 22lr, and 9mm.
where are you buying the Chinese surplus?
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Old April 14th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #298
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where are you buying the Chinese surplus?
Bought the stuff on gunbroker where a guy in Texas was literally having a firesale on his stockpile he had over the years had like 12 cases of the stuff (wish I had more money to buy more of it) and at the May 2010 SAR Show in York at normal 7.62x39 prices. The owners didn't know what they had so I was able to benefit from it wholeheartedly

If I do get 3k more it is going to be Russian commercial hoping it is golden tiger ammo since it has the same ballistics and accuracy of Yugo surplus ammo but non-corrosive plus good for long-term storage with lacquer coated cases to resist rust as well as sealant on the primer and bullet neck to prevent moisture from ruining the primers and powder.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #299
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Does it seem to anyone else like the ammo scare has started? I can't find decent priced 5.56 ANYWHERE online. Walmarts ive visited have been out of 9mm value packs. Prices have been going up online for all ammo. I'm going to chantilly this friday, we'll see how the prices are at the show. But I really hope we're not in for the same scare as last time. Last time I couldn't find 9mm to save my life.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #300
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Does it seem to anyone else like the ammo scare has started? I can't find decent priced 5.56 ANYWHERE online. Walmarts ive visited have been out of 9mm value packs. Prices have been going up online for all ammo. I'm going to chantilly this friday, we'll see how the prices are at the show. But I really hope we're not in for the same scare as last time. Last time I couldn't find 9mm to save my life.
In the words of Shang Tsung..."it has begun!" mags and ammo are drying up
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