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Many have said the ammunition shortage is caused by hoarding. So what do you think? How much ammo do you consider hoarding.

Is your answer based on total ammo or by caliber?

EDIT: Values reset to higher amounts better?
 

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i dont really hoard i shoot it as fast as i can get my hands on it :devilsidesmile:
need to start though
 

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I don't really believe in "hoarding" persay, I have always kept a couple of thousand rounds at home and that has been for years now, I never know when I want to go out and pop a few hundred off and have some fun with the friends that shoot, I always make sure and have enough to cover my guns as well as my friends guns when needed, of course where I live, it takes a bit to get to town, so I buy what I can when I can get it, then often spend hours in the evening reloading ammo, I am hoping to find some 9mm brass so I can start loading them as well.

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Just talked with the local WM, Ammo is coming in this weekend....... 10 Whole valupak (100 ct) boxes....... Little sweetie says she will hold 5 for me......... we will see !!!!!!!! Pick up first thing Monday morning she siad or will release to the public !!!!!

So, If I buy everything available when I go, is it ammo hoarding or just greedy......... should I do it and let every man for himself? Or be nice and leave a few boxes on the shelf for others?????????????????
 

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My goal is to have in storage 1000 rounds for every weapon i own. 3000 9mm 1000 .45 acp at least a 440 rd tin of 7.62x54r, and i would like to have at least 2000 rounds of 7.62x39. This is in addition to what i use for general shooting.
 

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Just talked with the local WM, Ammo is coming in this weekend....... 10 Whole valupak (100 ct) boxes....... Little sweetie says she will hold 5 for me......... we will see !!!!!!!! Pick up first thing Monday morning she siad or will release to the public !!!!!

So, If I buy everything available when I go, is it ammo hoarding or just greedy......... should I do it and let every man for himself? Or be nice and leave a few boxes on the shelf for others?????????????????
If you are going to hoard, do it slowly. You don't want to be the jerk who made it impossible for someone to make it to the range this weekend.

You also don't want to be stuck with too many boxes from the same batch, if that batch had QA issues.
 

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I think several thousand rounds PER GUN, not just caliber, is reasonable. Heck, if my family goes out shooting and we each shoot a given gun we can go through a LOT of ammo in an afternoon. So per caliber is too restrictive.

That said, I wouldn't necessarily call keep ing more hoarding. I think hoarding is more a mindset than a number. The "I have to grab all I can" thinking rather than..."hey, they have 10 boxes. I'm OK, but for the price I'll pick up a few to add to the collection..."
 

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I do not think it is hoarding as much as I think it is shop owners/people stockpiling for resale. I have noticed a lot of ad's popping up trying to sell ammo at places like swapgiant for $10-$15 more a box then what it is going for. Even at that shop near me, same loose 100 cnt of WWB I bought at bass pro the day before for 23 was on his shelves for 32.99. Greed>Hording imo
 

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I agree bullseye. I live in a small community of only 1800 people.. The local gunshop has all the 9mm I could ever need in about 6 different brands. BUT he also has jacked his prices up $5-6 per box that I can buy it for 30 miles away at Fleet Farm or Wal Mart when/if they have it......
 

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I've seen $25.00 per box of 50 blazer at Dicks Sporting Goods. I heard someone say Gander Mountain has it at $59.00

Opportunists to say the least.
 

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I keep a few hundred per gun. If I plan on going shooting i replace the ones I shot. Now im down to 100 or so for my .45 and cant find any to buy. Someone somewhere bought a few more than they normally would. Now price has been effected because of it as well. Nice.
 

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Buy what you can afford when you are ready to buy. If someone in line doesn't like that you bought it all up then politely invite them to be ahead of you in line next time. No such thing as hoarding or hogging. Do we honestly want somebody stepping in telling us we can only by X number of whatever it is we want? I don't. I don't hoard. I buy what and when I can afford it. I have a lot of ammo but no where near enough for all my guns. Some I could shoot several times, others maybe until the barrel melts off. Not enough yet.
 

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I don't hoard ammo, I just keep for a rainy day.
 
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