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Joe Wood #592960 02/24/21 07:44 PM
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Joe Im going call you and raise a 1000 cheddites

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I bought 15,000 cheddites a year ago just because they were available, cheap and fairly universal. My son found the Cheddite CX2000/209 primers in Cabellas bargain cave marked down to under $1.00 a hundred. Sent me a text asking how many he should buy. Them all I said. Ended up being just over 15,000. Used 5,500 loading shells for him and his bride. That should last him for the rest of the year and the rest will last me for a lot longer. Don't often see Cabellas Bargain Cave clearance items that come in so handy. Just wish they had shot for $11.00 a bag again.

I understand your point about having stuff on hand as a regular thing Joe. I have about a three year supply of stuff on hand as a general rule. That way I can laugh at spikes in supply and demand like we are seeing right now. I might get caught short on one powder or another but can always find a substitute option from things on hand. The flip side of that is that I do have powders I have little use for at the present time. Worst are rifle powders, that I used for rifles I never shoot or reload for any more. Gave nine pounds to a friend who ran out of several of his favorites and just can not find them for anything but sky high prices. He was looking for things I had but do not use any more. Easy call for me. Empty shot shells on hand might be enough to last me for the rest of my life but I still am adding to them just in case. You can never have too many once fired hulls. Down to the last 15,000 Federal Paper hulls and last 10,000 AA old style once fired hulls. Even found several thousand new Blue Magic Remington hulls last week. Use to load them in big numbers 30 years ago.

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I don't shoot clays nor skeet. I have enough loaded shells and reload components to take me to the Long Good-Bye at the rate I currently shoot game. Gil

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I sold a flat of 16 gauge Federal 1 1/8 oz shells on gunbroker a few weeks ago for $205 and 20 bucks for shipping. Sold them because they were too darn heavy to shoot in any of my Foxes and I sold a Merkel a couple of years ago. Now before folks think that is an insane price, those shells were $14.00 a box when I bought them. So yep, I made 60 bucks, but then I had to drive them 45 minutes to the local UPS hub to ship them. They fellow who bought them in WV said they will last him a couple of years as he used them for hunting.


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Those 209’s are now $150/1,000. I don’t care if people want to pay insane prices other than these crazy prices just pour gasoline on a fire of panic buying. I will not be buying again until they drop down to less than $40/1,000. But when I see common ammo selling for over a dollar per round I have to wonder who can afford to shoot them at that price?

If people decide to sell unwanted or unneeded ammo or supplies I am all for it. I’ve been giving away stuff I no longer need, but to friends. I did set aside two flats of new shells to give to a couple young church members this Spring. I introduced their older brother and sister to shooting several years ago. I’ll make the same offer to the parents again and then to them if the parents agree. Their sister still comes skeet shooting from time to time. She knows I always have everything she needs and enjoy taking her. Last time she brought a friend but before I could allow her to shoot I had to get her mother’s permission. They had a great time but most birds were allowed to land safely. The brother now “kills” everything in video games. But all now know how to safely handle guns and have a basic understanding of clay sports. That’s my real goal, safety and giving just a bit of knowledge into shooting.

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I have a bunch of metric stuff up for sale on GB and there is, unfortunately, no feeding frenzy over it, despite my attempts to instigate one. Everyone with the good taste to have a German combination gun, drilling, or over-under already was ammo-prepared long ago. Or they shoot 2-3 rounds annually: Two for sight-in and one for the kill. I might have to start dumping primers and 209s to feel like I got to fully participate in the insanity.


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Some guns are crazy and some not so much. All the ones I like seem to be on the crazy end. I just bought a gun that ended up as a bit of a bidding war. But it was a very hard to find gun, which was new in box, un-fired, it has been discontinued, they did not make that many of them and I have been looking for one for over four years. So I ended up paying $400-500.00 more than what I intended to pay for it. It all came down to a basic problem. If they made 25-35 or even 50 of them what were the chances I would ever come across a second one anytime soon when it took me four years to find the first? So I paid a premium to my way of thinking. But I also think about how happy my son will be when he opens up his graduation present and finds this. Hope someone decides your gun is just as important to him.

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One of the first questions I ask myself is,"When will I see another?
It usually ends with purchase green light.

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Some of the prices I've seen for reloading components amid complaints of "price gouging" remind me of the exchange between seller and buyer that I read in a hook and bullet book. "Sir, your prices for shotgun shells are too high. I can get the same shells across the street for $3.00 a box but he's out of shells." "That's the same price I charge when I'm out of shells, too."
At a turkey hunting site, primed unfired hulls are selling for $100 per 100 when they initially have sold for $12-15 per 100. Gil

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The discussion here is focusing mostly on primers and loaded rounds. Have you seen the prices for just plain old old-stock bullets? Plenty are over a buck each, for old Hornadys and Speers. Boy am I glad I like to cast my own! Fortuitously last summer I stopped in at our closest scrap yard and asked for lead. They had just bought the contents of an X-Ray proof lab. All nice square sheets and boxes of pure lead. I bought all 1100 pounds of it, and have been kicking myself every day for not buying the huge bricks of tin they offered me. I already have tin. But not fifty pounds of it. And do I really truly need fifty pounds of tin?


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