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New Barrett and gun shop craziness #14677326 03/18/20
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Picked up my new Barrett FC today... this rifle feels awesome. 6CM. Thanks to everyone here who gave advice regarding the chambering. Got a couple ammo options also. Barnes was ordered on sale through Midway before the craziness and Hornady was picked up today with a discounted gift card, so still a good deal even though it was sticker price.

On to the craziness.. ammo shelves were almost bare. No 223/5.56 or 9mm at all. Very little pistol ammo in general. Very few pistols or semi-auto rifles left and they were getting bought left and right. The background check cue was over 900, I think I heard one sales guy tell a customer they were 941 of 945?? Thank goodness I got immediate approval.

Store limit was 2 boxes per caliber per customer. I'm really glad I've been buying up deals on 223/5.56 and 9mm for the last couple years whenever great deals popped up (which WAS frequently). I think we are in for a long drought, not to mention all the other corona difficulties (sickness, economy, work, travel, etc, etc).

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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14677538 03/18/20
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Nice rifle. I've the same gun and its a tack driver.


Yup.
Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14677612 03/18/20
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WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?
You plan on a shooting war?
With who?
How's that different than hoarding TP?


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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: ringworm] #14677724 03/18/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?
You plan on a shooting war?
With who?
How's that different than hoarding TP?


It doesn't take me to long to go through 1000 rounds when I have a little free time.

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14677867 03/18/20
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Originally Posted by CORDrew
Picked up my new Barrett FC today... this rifle feels awesome. 6CM. Thanks to everyone here who gave advice regarding the chambering. Got a couple ammo options also. Barnes was ordered on sale through Midway before the craziness and Hornady was picked up today with a discounted gift card, so still a good deal even though it was sticker price.

On to the craziness.. ammo shelves were almost bare. No 223/5.56 or 9mm at all. Very little pistol ammo in general. Very few pistols or semi-auto rifles left and they were getting bought left and right. The background check cue was over 900, I think I heard one sales guy tell a customer they were 941 of 945?? Thank goodness I got immediate approval.

Store limit was 2 boxes per caliber per customer. I'm really glad I've been buying up deals on 223/5.56 and 9mm for the last couple years whenever great deals popped up (which WAS frequently). I think we are in for a long drought, not to mention all the other corona difficulties (sickness, economy, work, travel, etc, etc).

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Damn shame they never configured those FC's in left handed...........

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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: ringworm] #14677886 03/18/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?



Hopefully this was TIC.



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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: ringworm] #14677911 03/18/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?
You plan on a shooting war?
With who?
How's that different than hoarding TP?


Ringworm, who are you talking to? No one said anything about 1k rounds of ammo or hoarding... all I said was I bought enough ammo when it was very cheap and very plentiful to be comfortable now that it is suddenly scarce and more expensive. Based on your comments though, I’m glad to know we have presidential candidate on this forum. Unfortunately Mr. Biden, you won’t be getting my vote.

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: ringworm] #14678002 03/18/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?
You plan on a shooting war?
With who?
How's that different than hoarding TP?


Lol.

Nice rifle OP, I wanted one of the threaded models in 7mm-08, but it looks like I've waited too long.

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14678004 03/18/20
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CORDrew,
I have two of those Fieldcrafts in 6CM......one plain barrel
and the other suppressed. They shoot the Hornadys very well
but please keep us posted on the Barnes results.

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: ringworm] #14679205 03/19/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?
You plan on a shooting war?
With who?
How's that different than hoarding TP?


I've done 1000 rounds of 12 gauge in an afternoon....


Me

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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: ringworm] #14679290 03/19/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?
You plan on a shooting war?
With who?
How's that different than hoarding TP?


I’m guessing you don’t go to the range very often.

One trip to the range for me can easily end up as 50-100 rounds of centerfire rifle, 100-200 rounds of centerfire pistol and 100 to 300 rounds of rimfire. This is an average trip where I’m just bringing a few guns for some training and gun shooting. If I’m taking a class or doing some serious shooting I can burn far more in one trip.

I try to go shooting at least twice a month. I shoot many, many thousands of rounds a year. For some calibers I shoot my stockpile is over 10K rounds.

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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: smokepole] #14679379 03/19/20
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Originally Posted by smokepole
Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?



Hopefully this was TIC.


From what I've observed, the folks preaching most about hoarding are the ones who buy 80 packs of Clorox wipes or 1000 rolls of TP the second they find them... so yes, hopefully TIC, or maybe just someone cranky they got to the store and found empty ammo shelves?

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14679478 03/19/20
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9mm - the universal currency when the end-times come.

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14680528 03/19/20
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I don't buy ammo, I build ammo....so keeping 1k isn't necessary for me.
I'll roll more.
Yes , heavy TIC.


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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14682142 03/19/20
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Congrats!! You will love it.


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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: Lawdwaz] #14682748 03/20/20
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Originally Posted by Lawdwaz
Originally Posted by CORDrew
Picked up my new Barrett FC today... this rifle feels awesome. 6CM. Thanks to everyone here who gave advice regarding the chambering. Got a couple ammo options also. Barnes was ordered on sale through Midway before the craziness and Hornady was picked up today with a discounted gift card, so still a good deal even though it was sticker price.

On to the craziness.. ammo shelves were almost bare. No 223/5.56 or 9mm at all. Very little pistol ammo in general. Very few pistols or semi-auto rifles left and they were getting bought left and right. The background check cue was over 900, I think I heard one sales guy tell a customer they were 941 of 945?? Thank goodness I got immediate approval.

Store limit was 2 boxes per caliber per customer. I'm really glad I've been buying up deals on 223/5.56 and 9mm for the last couple years whenever great deals popped up (which WAS frequently). I think we are in for a long drought, not to mention all the other corona difficulties (sickness, economy, work, travel, etc, etc).

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Damn shame they never configured those FC's in left handed...........


+1.


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Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: CORDrew] #14697043 03/23/20
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Barrett is posting on their web sight that the FC rifles are on hold due to big military orders of their other rifles.That 6mm CM looks like a handy little rifle.

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: swampkid] #14697260 03/23/20
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Seriously? ( UH-hhhmmmmm )

Would Be thinking the .19 Covid Chamber...

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: GravyMeister] #14697844 03/23/20
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Originally Posted by GravyMeister
Seriously? ( UH-hhhmmmmm )

Would Be thinking the .19 Covid Chamber...

Old news. https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/14490919/barrett-fieldcraft

Re: New Barrett and gun shop craziness [Re: ringworm] #14697903 03/23/20
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Originally Posted by ringworm
WTF would you need 1k rounds of any ammo for?
You plan on a shooting war?
With who?
How's that different than hoarding TP?


If you know how many rounds you have, you ain’t got enough.


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