Thursday, July 10, 2008

Building the Ammo Stash

Roughly 1200 rounds of various calibers came via the Big Brown Truck today. I swear it's almost like Christmas.......until you look at your credit card statement.

I wish I had the cash to buy 1200 rounds at a time in each caliber. That would be nice. Right now I have no choice but to build up the stash slowly until I have a "reasonable" amount.

9 comments:

Phillip said...

I swear it's almost like Christmas.......until you look at your credit card statement.

Doesn't that make it EXACTLY like Christmas?

Sebastian said...

Reloading is the only way I'm affording to shoot these days... and even that is expensive.

mike's spot said...

I'm with sebastian. and casting. if you have any inkling of casting start scrounging lead now. It'll make your life easier.

also - save your brass- even if you don't reload. Scrap value is high, and a lot of commercial reloading companies give you a pretty solid discount if you send in brass to them on an exchange program.

Sebastian said...

I've never cast my own bullets. It sounds interesting, but standing over a pot of very hot lead seems like the short bus to lead poisoning if you're not careful.

CTone said...

If your going to cast your own bullets, try going to Pep Boys or another place where they balance tires. They have buckets of free lead that they will usually just hand over for nothin.

+1 on keeping the brass. Or you could just give it to me.

Mike W. said...

I may get into reloading in the future once I have some kind of actual career path figured out.

For now I figure it can't hurt to stock up since ammo isn't getting any cheaper.

What do you guys think of PMC and Barnaul Zinc coated .223?

Sebastian said...

Russian ammo has been known to blow up ARs. They aren't really made for steel ammo, though Bushmaster officially says it's fine. PMC I think is Korean. That should be fine. I've had decent luck with it.

mike's spot said...

I've run Barnaul, Wolf, Brown Bear, Silver Bear, etc through my ARs without a hitch.

as for lead poisoning- lead vaporizes at over 1000 degrees but melts at a bit over 650-675- plenty of fudge room before vapor inhalation becomes an issue.

Mike W. said...

I'll have to see how the Barnaul runs in my AR.....if I ever get around to shooting the damn thing.