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what is more important to obtain now mags or ammo?
#1
So with current situation we face what do you think i should try to buy more of? I have a decent amount of mags and ammo for the guns I own but I always think having more is agood thing.
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#2
Well what is your goal? A lot of people are buying just to buy right now. If you have plenty of both then why buy either at these overinflated prices? More is better if you are getting a good deal. On the other hand, if you shoot regularly and you are worried about maintaining that through the panic and shortage then I would say ammo. If you just want to increase your SHTF stockpile I say wait.
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#3
Depends on what you fear.

Mag restrictions, or ammo restrictions/taxes/limits?




Hard to say what the future holds. I bought a little of each before the prices went through the roof.

OK, who am I kidding? I bought a shit-ton more mags than I bought in ammo. LOL

I figured ammo will always be available - even if it does get to be cost prohibitive to buy. Mags? Who knows.
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#4
Neither. Youll be paying a ton for something that youll be able to buy at 30-40% of todays prices after it doesn't pass
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#5
ExcelToExcel;75202 Wrote:Neither. Youll be paying a ton for something that youll be able to buy at 30-40% of todays prices after it doesn't pass

I don't see the prices dropping anytime soon even if no new gun laws pass.
Josey Wales: Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
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#6
I'm sitting on my cash and waiting for the inevitable deals from the impulse buyers when they see their credit card balances. The only ammo I'm buying for shotgun. It hasn't gone up in price and everybody has it in stock.

I would buy bulk 22lr if I could find the darn stuff.
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#7
mike231;75203 Wrote:
ExcelToExcel;75202 Wrote:Neither. Youll be paying a ton for something that youll be able to buy at 30-40% of todays prices after it doesn't pass

I don't see the prices dropping anytime soon even if no new gun laws pass.

Depends on your definition of soon. In the next 3-6 months? No. What will happen eventually though is all these backorders that the dealers are making to the distributors and the manufacturers will eventually be filled and product will flood the shelves. People will stop buying as the panic dies down and dealers will be scrambling to offload the pallets after pallets of inventory that they have because they need to pay off their credit bill at the distributor. In addition to that, as was already mentioned, people will eventually start selling off the stuff that they bought at these prices.

So, while having more is generally better, is it worth paying a premium price for it now? Especially if you have plenty already? I'll be the first to admit I bought stuff up, mostly reloading components. I like to shoot every week, when I started seeing the backorders creep into July I got worried and I'm not going to dip into my SHTF stockpile. I jumped on components before prices went up. As much as I would still like to buy more now, I don't think it's worth it at the current prices. I have enough components to last me through the year at least.
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csmith;75214 Wrote:
mike231;75203 Wrote:I don't see the prices dropping anytime soon even if no new gun laws pass.

Depends on your definition of soon. In the next 3-6 months? No. What will happen eventually though is all these backorders that the dealers are making to the distributors and the manufacturers will eventually be filled and product will flood the shelves. People will stop buying as the panic dies down and dealers will be scrambling to offload the pallets after pallets of inventory that they have because they need to pay off their credit bill at the distributor. In addition to that, as was already mentioned, people will eventually start selling off the stuff that they bought at these prices.

So, while having more is generally better, is it worth paying a premium price for it now? Especially if you have plenty already? I'll be the first to admit I bought stuff up, mostly reloading components. I like to shoot every week, when I started seeing the backorders creep into July I got worried and I'm not going to dip into my SHTF stockpile. I jumped on components before prices went up. As much as I would still like to buy more now, I don't think it's worth it at the current prices. I have enough components to last me through the year at least.
I personally don't see the prices getting back to normal for at least a year. I like to shoot every week but with current situation I've reduced my range time to a minimum. People who normally wouldn't buy ammo in "bulk" are grabbing it like there is no tomorrow. I hope it goes back to normal soon but I think most people are going to remain in panic mood for awhile.
Josey Wales: Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.
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#9
Ammo is definitely a higher priority.

Having high cap mags is irrelevant if you have nothing to put in them.

Either way, I was well prepared when the frenzy hit. Going forward I don't like paying higher prices for ammo.
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#10
If you're afraid mags will be banned, buy mags.

If you're afraid you'll need to use your ammo to protect your mags, buy more ammo.

Personally, I say ammo. It doesn't go bad, if you target shoot you'll always need it, and it never gets cheaper (except when panic is over).
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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