Evidently, I'm not alone. Last week, I bought the last several boxes of 9mm FMJ at my local Wal Mart. I went back today and they were out. They told me they were also out at the distribution center. They had one box of .45 and maybe half a dozen different rifle cartridges, and lotsa' .22's but that was about all.
"Wal-Mart - If we don't have it, you don't need it!"
Is it just me.....Why is it that every time there is something about how this A hole is going to take our rights away there is some other A hole trying to make a buck off of it......I mean I am all for free enterprise and capitalism, I love it. But, I just think this goes a little far.
I saw the email sent to the Wal-mart here, saying ammunition was getting harder to come by and for all stores to expect to receive rations much less than usual. Prices are not just going up because of the demand for ammo, the Chinese have been buying copper and other metals like crazy, and they are driving the prices up.
for better than 2 years now,ammo has steadily gone up in price because of raw materials cost(where have you guys been?)the latest worry that has retailers in a quandry is the proposed ammo engraving legislation.they dont want to be caught with their pants down and have a shit load of non engraved ammo and have to dispose of it and not sell it.plus,with the "scare"happening the ammo makers,with the war and all,cant even keep up with the demand of ammo production!
Speaking of ammunition, I don't know about the Gander Mountains in your areas, but the one in mind is sky high for ammo. For the Blazer Brass 9mm that I can get at Wal Mart for 8.97 (when I can find it), they want around 14 dollars for, and it's the exact same thing. I've noticed this on almost all of their ammo.
since I deployed last time. 100 rds of Win 9mm FMJ Value Pack was 11.34 at Wal-mart in 07, now it's 19.96 a box.
i got my catalog today and will start ordering my reloading equipment next week mabey a new piece every two weeks.
That's what I did. A friend gave me a Lee single-stage press, and I have everything but bullets now. I really need to save for a progressive press, because I am waaaay behind on case preparation. It's going to be hard to catch up with an O-press
my bud gave me a cabella's catalog and circled all the things i need to get. Im getting the digital scale first with mabey a bullit extractor, then go grom there. i figure about 2 months to have everything and then he will teach me.as far as a press goes, im going with a -t-mag11 press.
You can do just fine with a beam scale, for less money. I'd like to see what all he circled, as a bullet puller and scale being your first choices seems strange
scale 79 bucks, bullet puller 15.99,, then a Uniflow powder measure....69.99 and a deburring tool 16.99, the dies and cassings and bullits , primers, case lube, divorce lawyer, inflatable girlfriend....ect,then i will learn slowly but surely.
And what rounds are you going to be disassembling?
im looking at 9mm, .45 ..38 as far as reloads,im actually going over to his house and gonna watch him do the whole process first to make sure its what i want to do.he has about .35 years experiance, he was a demolitian expert in Viet-nam....pretty smart guy.
much respect for the vietnam/ammo dude. tell him Sneaky Snake say thanks.
just don't stare at the birthmark on his face.......he gets freakish
i will not stare i will be busy lookin at the reloading equipment and the unlimited supply of jack links beef jerky and hand sanitizer.
thanks for understanding snake,,,,,but god damn im gonna do this reloading thing!!!!im pumped up now.
buy a uniflow measure and a rcbs 505 scale!it is a beam scale but you dont need all that new shit.keep it simple it is safer that way!once you have been reloading for awhile(year at the least)then look into those modern fancy gadgets.i have been handloading for rifles and handguns for a few years now and i use a rcbs pre-rockchucker press(single stage)rcbs or lee dies,lee case trimmer(for rifle brass)lee primer deburring tool,rcbs deburring tool(case mouth)and a tin of Imperial Sizing Die wax.
is not necessary if you buy carbide pistol dies, but I prefer to use Hornady one shot case lube spray anyway. I've never used case lube on a pad, the spray just seems easier.
should be components, bullets, primers, poweder. Buy the consummables first. just my opinion.
i see what you're saying now, btween you and grease it makes more sense. I wanna do this right. I guess my friend is trying to get me to by top of the line, which is cool, but you've gotta walk before you run i guess.
ok, but where do i get all of this. on Ebay? wait there is an rcbs kit at Cabelas for 289.99 it has the 505 scale the press, the uniflow deburring and a few more goodies....ok now the juices are flowing.
Go to midwayusa.com. That is a great site and they have it all.
the cabelas kit is basically what i have.that price is a good buy!most reloaders that will teach think you need all the fancy shit they have.not so!keep it simple!!!!!!!!!!you aint gonna be loading ammo for commercial sale,so you have all the time in the world!the way i learned it(from someone who had been reloading for 40 years!!!)is the more times you handle the components with your hands, the more faulty(cracked,split cases)you will find before you try to fire them in your gun!
Every man wants the feeling of self-sufficiency and independence, and reloading does that. It's also cool to work up loads for your gun. I am no expert, and there are some who can tell you loads off the top of their heads, but I've done enough that I'm no longer afraid of blowing myself up. Wait 'till you fire off your first handloaded round. I was wishing for a vice and string for my first round, but after that, it's been great.
Midway, they have the same kit for 7.00 less and its out of stock right now, Grease and Run your input is greatly appreciated. Im hoping the NCCA Tournament is good to me so i can buy this kit as soon as possible.lololol
im pumped!!!!you guys are the best!!!! group hug!!!!!!!
I don't trust a Mexican if I can't see his hands. I don't need a blade in the back, I already took one to the hand. High five. Alright.
soon i will be a reloader and will look down on mear mortals and laugh in disgust!!!
The digital scale is good for weighing your coca paste... LOL
Sounds like fun, the reloading. p.s. how did you know, that I love, love, love Russian Women. Thanks pal...
i don't think there are too many female anythings you don't like
as long as i can see your eyes!i dont want to get stabbed in the butthole!damn messicans anyway!lol
fuck you all and your anti mexican hugging ways!!!!!
some people call it a chokehold, I call it a hug.
now i gotta change my pants again!!!!! fuckin runaway!!!!
Oh, wait. runaway. One word. OH SHIT, THAT'S ME!!! Sorry. I get confused sometimes. Speak for yourself, dumbass. I just did. Soy un peqeno nino retardato de la calle. Is that right? I'm missing the supid squiggly things, but is the spelling right? I don't know, but I am the little retarded boy from down the street.
See, poor ebear, gone and jizzedd his pants again........
that was just so wrong!!!!! now im gonna be singing that song !!!!!you fker!!!!
pobre' runaway es muy macho...peque~no....fuck it that ~ won't go where it belongs!!!!
that fuckin' squiggly thing belongs south of the border, so just keep it there. If it ain't white, it ain't right. Hah hah, I'm a racist. Wait, no I'm not. Am I? I can't see.
the one that ssrs10 sent me!!!!
You love it admit it
I'm at work and youtube is a blocked site. God damn gubmint computers.
Well don't forget to check it when you go home.
where is that on my keyboard?oh,ok shot a hole thru that key!we in america we speaky de engli so no squigli fuckin thing!you want this redneck,conservative,rebel,hillbilly,gun toting/gun loving american to learn to use a squiggly fuckin thing?you have a better chance of taking my kids away!which basically puts me taking a dirt nap!
go jizz in your pants!!!!!lol
it is well worth it, im still laughing
There it is. I would use it, as I am all cultured and shit, but I don't know how.
I have been watching it all day. I can't get over it, it's one of the funniest videos I have seen in a long time
now im hooked
HAHA WE'RE GUNNA NEED A CLEANUP IN AISLE THREE