What would you do?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by oldman11, Jun 26, 2016.


  1. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey

    What would do if you woke up tomorrow morning and there was no ammo to buy at any price? Do you have enought put back? I have ammo for .17 hm2,.22 lr,.22 short,.22 tcm,.32 acp,.32 long,.327 mag,.38 special,.357 mag,.40 sw,.44 mag,.45 acp,.45 long colt,.480 ruger,7.62 nagant,.243,45-70,410 and 12 ga. I would save all my empty hulls,maybe could trade for primers and make my blackpowder for my 45/70. I would not want to sale or trade my ammo,you would have to be real careful and guard it with your life almost. What would you do?
     
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  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Good Luck
    I'd ditch the.32/327 stuff first
    The 45 long colt and 410 will shoot the same slug.
    Rim fire, Good luck reloading that tiny stuff.
    I would down size now to what I felt comfortable with.
     
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  3. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    Sell some of my ammo at a ridiculous price, take advantage of all the suckers.
     
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  4. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey+

    What, no 30-30? That stuff seems to always be around when everything else is gone. I have a few rounds put back for my centerfires, reload and cast, then when the primers run out I'll swap over to my bow for big stuff and a slingshot for small stuff. If you feel the need for a firearm and worry about feeding it you might consider a flintlock rifle - no primers, no cases, just powder, ticking, and a lead ball properly dimensioned for your bore. Flint, along with agate and even quartz can be used as the initiator sparker in the lock, black powder has been made under primitive conditions for centuries, and lead is free for the scrounging, at least I never pay for it.
     
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  5. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Pick up my bow. Also, since, like , 70% of your calibers started as black powder, you could get by alright if that was all you could get your hands on.
     
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  6. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    I'm good with everything I even have arrows for my bows and marbles for my slingshots lol
     
  7. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

    I would not worry as I lost all my guns in a boating accident ;).
    But had I not lost all of it I would keep it as it would sit. 15 years ago 22LR could be had for under 10.00 for 500
    now its selling for 35.00 average up 8.00 or so from 4 years ago. If it was gone I suspect ammo not gold would be at the
    top as far as value and weight goes. There have been other commodities that have been lowered or lost and looking at those markets its easy to see. Firewood even in that 20 years ago a cord of Madrone was about 40.00 now its over 200.00 and up.
    as supplied dribbles value goes up. I had a friend at local mill give me some cherry wood 5inches thick that same piece would be about 30.00- 40.00 a foot here. Point is ammo like guns have not ever gone down in price unless you own Hi-point, Phoenix arms etc, most stay level or go up. What was lost in the boat accident was more then I could use in my life time so not something I tend to look out since I have no guns or ammo.:cool:
     
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  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Flame Throwers are legal.
    So is a fire extinguisher filled with cayenne pepper
    Boom Shaka-Lai !
     
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  9. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Have slingshot will travel.
     
  10. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    If I have to use my ammo defensively, I'll probably be dead long before I can use it all up. Why leave a stockpile for the a$$hats that killed me and my family? Outside of that I have a near lifetime supply of hunting and plinking ammo.
     
  11. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Sounds like "Shock and Awe" to me!
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    May need to resort to an Assault Slingshot
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Not a friggnin chance!!!!!!!!
     
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  14. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Damn It!!!
    For the win!
     
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  15. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

  16. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    The hog skull was shot from about 10 meters. KIMG0087. KIMG0088. 0217131229a. 1222131710. 1208121019a. IMG_0722.
     
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  17. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    That's why I urge everyone to reload. Bullets can be cast. Primers and powder will someday run out, but along with brass that's why you buy in bulk. We have other things here besides firearms and those will be used for game whenever possible.
     
  18. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    But, there is no Bayonet Lug....
     
  19. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    I did a test run of about 10 rounds of 30-30 with pyrodex and cast bullets. They worked. Kind of low powered but definitely deadly.
     
  20. RAMBOCAT

    RAMBOCAT GHOST MONKEY

    Get rid of some of the odd calibers, guns and ammo. Buy a Marlin lever in 30/30 and stock up on brass and primers for both the 30/30 and 45/70 (assuming it's a rifle). Buy the simple Lee Loader in both calibers and bullet molds for both. You can shoot single ought round balls out of the 30/30; so buy a bag or two of those. I've shot a 30/30 loaded with black powder clear up to the ball with some degree of success and no bad repercussions (explosions). And if push comes to shove you can make your own black powder, I might think about getting an H&R Handi-Rifle with interchangeable barrels in 30/30 and 45/70 (they make those barrels in everything from 22 rimfire to 45/70 so your options are only limited by your pocketbook).
    I hope my ramblings have given you some options you had not thought of.
     
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