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View Poll Results: How long can you shoot at the same rate as today if you could not buy anymore powder?

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  • Less than 1 year

    24 4.87%
  • 1 year

    28 5.68%
  • 2 years

    54 10.95%
  • 3-5 years

    136 27.59%
  • 5-10 years

    95 19.27%
  • 10+ years

    156 31.64%
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Thread: How long before you ran out.

  1. #161
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    Quote Originally Posted by alamogunr View Post
    Back in post #80, I said that I probably had enough to last me the rest of my days. That post was made almost 4 years ago. Since then life, such as we older folks encounter, has interfered with my shooting and reloading. My current guess is that I won't use more than half of my stash.

    Same goes for primers and lead.
    I would shoot a lot less then why rush it
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    Quote Originally Posted by LUCKYDAWG13 View Post
    I would shoot a lot less then why rush it
    That is the funny thing many don't take into account. The harder something is to replace either because of cost or general scarcity the less inclined we are to use it indiscriminately. If primers went to $55 a thousand I'm guessing many would use their $32 a thousand primers as if they cost them $55 already. Because to replace them will.

    Less I have or can get the more likely I am to ration what I do have. So in effect I expect many of us have a supply that will last a lifetime because as time goes on we will replace some things, use less and buy less of others. Myself and many others post 2013 shortages adopted a use it replace it process so essentially won't have any less until we stop buying more. If I see 3 empty powder jugs on the "empty" shelf spot I'm going to store or show to replace them. I do my spring casting and use 100# then I'm going to go find 100# of lead to replace it. It will last the rest of my life unless I decide to let it run down because I think my reloading or casting days are coming to an end. Even then it would last for a long time if as the other poster said I cut back my activities to accommodate age related limitations.

    I should also point out the poll is only about powder. An item that one might easily reduce consumption of by switching to a smaller charge or a denser powder so they use less. Not to mention shooting less uses less. And if I had to make what I have last I would shoot less so I could shoot longer.
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    Not a good idea to state the number of rounds you have on hand or the quantity of powder or bullets. Inquiring minds want to know this information and will pass it on.

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    Never.
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    I won't ever run out but I'm thinking of my sons and grandsons. I'll evaluate things over the next couple of days.
    John
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    I only need and stock what Nancy Pelosi deems necessary.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check