Ammo or lack there of...

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by firefighter1635, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. graehaven

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    Nice Ka. How much was the cabinet?
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    Set for what?
    Personally I don't keep all my ammo, guns and supplies all in one spot.
  3. soundguy

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    i forsee a new project coming on!
  4. cycloneman

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    Not yet you aint. I didn't see 22's in the mix. And sub sonic ammo too.

    .45 are probably allready subsonic, 22 subsonic is a must, 9mm too.

    everyone needs to stop shooting their ammo they will need it later
  5. cycloneman

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    Here is something to think about.

    When the shtf how long do you think it will be till the world gets back on its feet? Will it be the same as it was before? Will you be able to go to wall mart and resotck your ammo? Is this a reasonable thought?

    Just when you think you got enough ammo think again.

    When it happens everything will shut down. No food, no ammo, no water, no gun shows, no wally world, no nothing.
  6. mikld

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    obuma's co-horts aren't having a lot of success when it comes to gun control (yet), but ammo restrictions are easily done. There are several places in CA where buying ammo is almost as difficult as buying a firearm, except for a waiting period. In LA ammo cannot be sold New Year's Eve or 4th of July. We all know about CA's buzzard zone. I understand N.J. has some weird restrictions on ammo too. So, I'm not "hoarding", just stocking up for future use...:D
  7. Rogeritall

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    So far so good here... I keep up with a local gun shop owner here via Facebook, and he says ammunition and firearms sales are up, but he's been running a lot of specials lately, and is happy sales are up. So far (knock on wood) he hasn't had any difficulty with orders of ammo, or firearms.

    My wife is always perusing the sporting goods isles of the big box stores in the area, and she said they still have all kinds of ammunition on the shelves, so far anyway.

    Looking normal around the central Indiana area as far as I can tell...
  8. Double D

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    Exactly what problems do you have with steel? I shoot it all the time and have good luck with it. It shoots straight, fairly clean, never jams or misfires and is priced right. Since I am not reloading, who cares?
  9. soundguy

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    i shoot tula steel 223/556 thru my keltecsu16c with no issues.. also fairly accurate.. at least as accurate as my eyeball is using an iron site and no bench.. etc..
  10. firefighter1635

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    No problem per sey DD. This is my first AR and i've had quite a few people tell me to stay away from steel. If that's not the case i'll happily buy and shoot it?
  11. ammohoarder

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    The way this country is headed it is good to stock up on ammo and have a way to reload all your spent rounds. A time is coming when we will have to defend our family, our food, and our lives. Some areas in the country are getting hit hard with people buying extra ammo since the election. If you live in one of these areas you might consider going online to Georgia ammo (Canned Heat), they sell ammo in bulk at very good prices. I have around 12,000 rounds and the ability reload each round several times if needed.
  12. Double D

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    Well, I guess some folks are more picky than I am and I have heard that some guns dont cycle well with the steel ammo but I have had a few ARs and I have yet to have a problem. I am the type to scrub mine after each use too so that may be important. Im just going by my own personal experience with it, I shoot it all the time. I like the price.
  13. MSGT-R

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    My gun shop says that the steel casings are rough on the extractor in the long run, and they are selling it on sale for dirt cheap compared to brass.

    Oh, and no ammo problems here at Wal Mart.
  14. steve4102

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    Steel cased ammo is fine. It's the rust proof coating ( lacquer ) with some brands that can gum up the action. No lacquer= no problem.

    Steel ammo is most often Berdan primed, some say the Berdan primers are hard on the firing pin and some say a special (longer) pin is needed for reliable ignition. YMMV
  15. Dog Soldier

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    Why would you worry about steel cased ammo? The cost of a firing pin an extractor? The amount you save will buy many of these parts. I have shot many thousand thru my Colt SPII no problems. :)
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    I guess that would depend on the firearm and when it breaks. A broken firearm at the range = no big deal. A broken firearm in a hunting, Self-Defense situation or during compitition = Big Deal. Also a broken pin in a Ruger Mini will require a trip back to the factory for repairs, PIA.
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    Can you recommend some subsonic .22 that will still cycle the action on a Buckmark?

    Also, is ss ammo in 9mm a concern in cycling at all?
  18. soundguy

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    9mm ss cycles my m-11 just fine.. :)
  19. cycloneman

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    cci makes a low noise 22 lr. it does not, repeat does not cycle a 1022, or a gsg1911.

    remington makes a sub sonic 22 lr that will in both guns, i personally do not know about the buckmark. I have been getting the remington's at wally world. You can also find them at midway.

    the remington shoot about 200 fps faster then the cci. The cci is around 700 fps and the remington is just under the 1000 fps range.

    9mm I load my own, i use my chrony and go from there.
  20. Double D

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    I am shooting wolf military steel case coated berdan primed ammo and its great shooting stuff. I guess some guns can be picky and you need to buy a box or two of the steel case to try it prior to buying a case to make sure. It may end up gumming up your action after a while, but I dont know because I scrub mine after each session...
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