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The ammo shortage. #16055125 05/04/21
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Most of us will puss and moan about the ammo shortage. But folks in rural Alaska probably use their firearms more than those of us in the lower 48.
Has the ammo shortage impacted Alaska folk to any great degree?


They will vote our way into socialism, We will have to shoot our way out.

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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Gojoe] #16055169 05/04/21
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Not pissing and moaning here, made sure years ago I'd never get caught short again. Sitting pretty, and that's including air rifle ammo too.


Never take life to seriously, after all ,no one gets out of it alive.
Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Gojoe] #16055418 05/04/21
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Areas in and around Anchorage certainly feel like California some days.

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Areas in and around Anchorage certainly feel like California some days.


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Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Areas in and around Anchorage certainly feel like California some days.


All suntans and silicon boobs ?

😜🦫

Yep. Exactly that! 😜

Was thinking more along the lines of the homeless camps and associated cesspool politics, but yours is a much more comely mental image.

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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Gojoe] #16056071 05/04/21
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I mostly load my own but the other night I checked and have around 3000 rounds of factory Ammo, about that much in hand loads and around 40lbs of powder and lots of primers and bullets so I’m good.

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Originally Posted by AKPENDUDE
I mostly load my own but the other night I checked and have around 3000 rounds of factory Ammo, about that much in hand loads and around 40lbs of powder and lots of primers and bullets so I’m good.


We are about that level too. Pretty much a lifetime supply here!


I tend to use more than enough gun
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I was in loading some 30.06 last night and was looking at my inventory, I doubt if I will run out in my lifetime. I will buy some more 30 cal bullets at some time just to make sure.

Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Gojoe] #16056351 05/04/21
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SPS has Nosler 200 partitions for cheap right now if you are in need.

Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Gojoe] #16056404 05/04/21
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I could use a few hundred Hornady 6mm 108ELDM but that's about it.
I'm good on primers and powder....in fact I've got a few pounds of powder excess to my needs but someone will want it.

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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: VernAK] #16056429 05/04/21
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Originally Posted by VernAK
I could use a few hundred Hornady 6mm 108ELDM but that's about it.
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Any suggestion on "who" makes a FMJ 6mm bullet......any weight is fine. Cheap is fine.

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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: sidepass] #16059749 05/05/21
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Originally Posted by Gojoe
Most of us will puss and moan about the ammo shortage. But folks in rural Alaska probably use their firearms more than those of us in the lower 48.
Has the ammo shortage impacted Alaska folk to any great degree?



Most of us in rural Alaska shop weeks and months ahead depending on where one lives. Transportation to and from rural communities to major hubs varies greatly economically and in regards to reliability. Aleutian Hell is the worst. The interior villages not so bad.

We stockpile at least a half-dozen (cases) of everything. I only manage to make it out once a year (Aleutian Hell the worst) so I'm shopping 6 months to a year out. It's nothing for me to drop $1k at Costco and about half that or more at 3 Bears and mail it out myself. I have turlet paper and paper towels stacked to the ceiling. Over a years worth of soap, shampoo, turletries,laundry detergent, dish detergent, garbage bags, Pur water filters...........things that most folks don't consider until the need them. At least a couple cases each of canned goods I use often.

As far as ammo and reloading components go I've been stockpiling that schitt since the Klintoon years. I'm sitting on about 13k each ot each type of primer, about 30+ pounds of powder, and the last time I inventoried my rimfire counting .17HMR, I was between 23 & 25k and have since acquired much more in rimfire.

I'm retiring at the first of the year though and plan on a major move on one of the earlier ferries next spring. I have to figure out how to get all that schitt from here, up to my up north house.



Originally Posted by sidepass
Not pissing and moaning here, made sure years ago I'd never get caught short again. Sitting pretty, and that's including air rifle ammo too.



Yup.


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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Gojoe] #16060998 05/06/21
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I personally have no worries about the availability of ammo at my house. I was looking for some different perspective.
I have asked myself the what if the ammo and reloading components were all I'll every have, I'm good.


They will vote our way into socialism, We will have to shoot our way out.

Tis true tis sad, tis sad tis true.
Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: AGL4now] #16066862 05/08/21
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Originally Posted by AGL4now
Originally Posted by VernAK
I could use a few hundred Hornady 6mm 108ELDM but that's about it.
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Any suggestion on "who" makes a FMJ 6mm bullet......any weight is fine. Cheap is fine.



Hornady 80 gr FMJ
Sierra 90 gr FMJ
Norma 95 gr FMJ

Better get the Sierra's now while they have them in stock, they discontinued the bullet

https://www.sierrabullets.com/product/6mm-243-caliber-90-gr-fmjbt/


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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Swamplord] #16067247 05/08/21
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Originally Posted by Swamplord
Originally Posted by AGL4now
Originally Posted by VernAK
I could use a few hundred Hornady 6mm 108ELDM but that's about it.
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Any suggestion on "who" makes a FMJ 6mm bullet......any weight is fine. Cheap is fine.



Hornady 80 gr FMJ
Sierra 90 gr FMJ
Norma 95 gr FMJ

Better get the Sierra's now while they have them in stock, they discontinued the bullet

https://www.sierrabullets.com/product/6mm-243-caliber-90-gr-fmjbt/


Thank You for the help, I just ordered 200 of the Sierra 90 gr. (It will be a great Moose and Bear bullet) Again Thanks.

Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: AGL4now] #16067314 05/08/21
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Originally Posted by AGL4now
Originally Posted by Swamplord
Originally Posted by AGL4now
Originally Posted by VernAK
I could use a few hundred Hornady 6mm 108ELDM but that's about it.
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Any suggestion on "who" makes a FMJ 6mm bullet......any weight is fine. Cheap is fine.



Hornady 80 gr FMJ
Sierra 90 gr FMJ
Norma 95 gr FMJ

Better get the Sierra's now while they have them in stock, they discontinued the bullet

https://www.sierrabullets.com/product/6mm-243-caliber-90-gr-fmjbt/


Thank You for the help, I just ordered 200 of the Sierra 90 gr. (It will be a great Moose and Bear bullet) Again Thanks.




The bait has been cast. Who will be foolish enough to take it? I’m telling you, it must be SUPER boring in Sunrise.

Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: AGL4now] #16067761 05/08/21
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90 gr FMJ 243 cal bullets on brown bear ??

WTF ?
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Wow, that's way overkill, erebody knows all you need is the 55 gr Blitzking in a 6 Creed for brown bear...

All you need is shot placement from a super high bc creed brass casing, saw it on Facebook


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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Swamplord] #16068668 05/09/21
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Originally Posted by Swamplord
90 gr FMJ 243 cal bullets on brown bear ??

WTF ?
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Wow, that's way overkill, erebody knows all you need is the 55 gr Blitzking in a 6 Creed for brown bear...

All you need is shot placement from a super high bc creed brass casing, saw it on Facebook




This dude is Timothy Treadwell with a gun. He one claimed to have spent 5 minutes on his back, straddled by a brown bear, with (I shït you not) the penis sheath by his forehead. If you understood bears the way HE understands bears, you’d understand why he walked away without a scratch.

Clearly he can get it done with a .22 caliber air rifle, but opts for big bores like the 6mm to keep it ethical.

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Re: The ammo shortage. [Re: Gojoe] #16068939 05/09/21
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I have amassed a decent hoard of components. Shelves are and have been empty at the local stores for awhile now. Seems like most wont realize it until hunting season begins.


Yup.
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Originally Posted by Ducksanddogs
Originally Posted by Swamplord
90 gr FMJ 243 cal bullets on brown bear ??

WTF ?
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Wow, that's way overkill, erebody knows all you need is the 55 gr Blitzking in a 6 Creed for brown bear...

All you need is shot placement from a super high bc creed brass casing, saw it on Facebook




This dude is Timothy Treadwell with a gun. He one claimed to have spent 5 minutes on his back, straddled by a brown bear, with (I shït you not) the penis sheath by his forehead. If you understood bears the way HE understands bears, you’d understand why he walked away without a scratch.

Clearly he can get it done with a .22 caliber air rifle, but opts for big bores like the 6mm to keep it ethical.


You do a "poor" job of retelling an account. Try to get it accurate next time.

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