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    Default Re: SHTF Reloading Options

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzy4200 View Post
    It all comes down to primers. Everything else can be made or reused. This is why I always emphasized storing up a lot more primers than I actually needed. Boy am I glad I did. I'm still sitting fine with enough to last at least another 2-3 years, and I shoot 200-400 rds a week. I also netting around $6,000 in profit on Gunbroker.

    To anyone pointing to black powder. It's a fun mental exercise, but it's a pipe dream. If you even remotely consider using black powder in SHTF, you need to rethink your approach. There's a reason it hasn't been used in any real application in 120+ years.
    How did you manage to ship primers? Proper hazmat license is required to ship primers.

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    Default Re: SHTF Reloading Options

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzy4200 View Post
    It all comes down to primers. Everything else can be made or reused. This is why I always emphasized storing up a lot more primers than I actually needed. Boy am I glad I did. I'm still sitting fine with enough to last at least another 2-3 years, and I shoot 200-400 rds a week. I also netting around $6,000 in profit on Gunbroker.

    To anyone pointing to black powder. It's a fun mental exercise, but it's a pipe dream. If you even remotely consider using black powder in SHTF, you need to rethink your approach. There's a reason it hasn't been used in any real application in 120+ years.
    Percussion caps are about 100x as reliable as flintlocks.
    You can buy black powder guns without FFL paperwork.

    You can buy kits and DIY.

    There is a niche for these tools.
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