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    Default Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    The cost of ammo is ridiculous. I'm not out, but i certainly don't have enough that i could go and burn through it and be able to replace it. 600$ cases of 9mm are unsustainable as a recreational shooter.

    I know, gun control isn't about controlling the guns. It's about controlling the ammo. I get that there are A LOT of new shooters. But i seriously doubt they are buying up cases at a time.

    I'm also not criticizing anybody who is 40 cases deep of 9mm. I don't have those kind of resources. But if i did, i would be there too.

    It looks like I'm going to be shooting a lot of 22. Maybe some conversion kits are in my future. Any suggestions?

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    Yep. 22 pew pew pew


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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Yep. 22 pew pew pew

    We're going to be telling the next generation of shooters, "back in my day, you could get a thousand rounds of 22 for under 40$ at Walmart".

    What i wouldn't do for a time machine and those 10$ boxes of federal ammo at Walmart.

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    My carbine pictured has a dedicated 22LR upper/barrel, but since this topic came up, I looked to see how stock was at various vendors who sell the CMMG conversion kit.
    Lots are out of stock - almost all of them actually.
    These have typically gone for $150-$170 on sale.

    I found one in stock for a pretty good price - especially considering $5 flat rate shipping.
    $159.99 CMMG Bravo .22 LR Conversion Kit W/ One 25 Round Magazine
    https://kmtactical.net/wp-content/up...g-22ba6e1.jpeg

    For those like myself who already own the mags, you CAN get JUST the conversion "BCG", but they aren't as common.
    (CMMG PRODUCT #: 22BA60F)

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    try finding reasonable 22 ammo............................

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    My carbine pictured has a dedicated 22LR upper/barrel, but since this topic came up, I looked to see how stock was at various vendors who sell the CMMG conversion kit.
    Lots are out of stock - almost all of them actually.
    These have typically gone for $150-$170 on sale.

    I found one in stock for a pretty good price - especially considering $5 flat rate shipping.
    $159.99 CMMG Bravo .22 LR Conversion Kit W/ One 25 Round Magazine
    https://kmtactical.net/wp-content/up...g-22ba6e1.jpeg

    For those like myself who already own the mags, you CAN get JUST the conversion "BCG", but they aren't as common.
    (CMMG PRODUCT #: 22BA60F)
    For that price they use to come with 3 mags.lol And you use to be able to buy the CEINER mags for $8.99.

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    If you have a deep enough stash you can shoot steadily and then hope to resupply once things even out...

    I'm also the type of shooter that 50-100 rounds a week is enough to keep skills sharp. You can readjust your training to be more efficient.

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    The pretentious HK snobs are. I guess buying 2-3 guns @ $3000-$4000 each over a couple months doesn't pinch their budgetary constraints. Times like these are certainly tough, especially for new shooters.

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    I can shoot all I want I have a very large stockpile, however since all I do is work this year I have no time to go to the range. I am still buying ammo when I can find a reasonable deal. Lately that is hard to do also. It is going to be this probably till next summer.
    www.EastonFirearmsRefinishing.com Owner/Operator, NRA Pistol Instructor

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    Default Re: Who can actually afford to shoot right now?

    I haven't bought any 9mm since I spent about $400 to buy a reloading press with supplies from a member here. So far I've reloaded 400 rnds and I still have about another 100 to go before I need bullets. The deal came with about a half pound of powder that I still have a good amount of, a few thousand brass cases, and about 1500 primers. I'm good to go for a while, that is if I even had time to make it to the range.
    "Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things."- Marvin Heemeyer

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