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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

    26 4.96%
  • 1 year

    29 5.53%
  • 2 years

    59 11.26%
  • 3-5 years

    146 27.86%
  • 5-10 years

    100 19.08%
  • 10+ years

    164 31.30%
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Thread: How long before you ran out.

  1. #161
    Boolit Master

    LUCKYDAWG13's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Northern Illinois
    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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  2. #162
    Boolit Grand Master RogerDat's Avatar
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    Nov 2013
    Michigan Lansing Area
    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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  3. #163
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    Nov 2010
    Casa Grande, AZ
    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.

  4. #164
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    Eddie Southgate's Avatar
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    Dec 2016
    Southern Middle Tennessee
    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

  5. #165
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    alamogunr's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    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.

  6. #166
    Boolit Man
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    Nov 2015
    I only need and stock what Nancy Pelosi deems necessary.

  7. #167
    back years ago when I worked and had plenty of extra cash I bought lots of powder, primers, boolits, molds, and friends gave me lots of wheel weights. now i'm retired and all I do is cast, load, and shoot and I will never run out. BUT I still go to gun shows and pick up bargains.

  8. #168
    Boolit Master

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    Oct 2009
    Northern Michigan
    Quote Originally Posted by savage308 View Post
    back years ago when I worked and had plenty of extra cash I bought lots of powder, primers, boolits, molds, and friends gave me lots of wheel weights. now i'm retired and all I do is cast, load, and shoot and I will never run out. BUT I still go to gun shows and pick up bargains.
    You must be my brother!!! I stopped going to gun shows as the bargains disappeared but still scan the on-line sales.

    When I was working, I called my stash my "Reloading 401k" investment.
    Don Verna

    NRA Endowment Member

  9. #169
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    Oct 2006
    Amarillo, Tx
    I will run out of powder about the time I turn 100 if I don't buy any more. That is only 20 years from now
    Frank G.

  10. #170
    Started reloading at age 12, bought my first press at age 13 and had a 90 minute drive to Atlanta to get powder back then so have always stockpiled all components. Am now 57 hoping to retire between 60 and 67 but when go on fixed income and have lots of free time will need a lot of ammo to keep going. Have 60 foot indoor range at work and shoot an average of 300 to 500 rounds of centerfire handgun, mostly 45 per week. Have 75 yard outdoor range at home plus nice rifle and pistol range 20 minutes from home and total average is about 500 rounds of handgun, 200 to 300 rounds of rifle and 200 rounds mixed handgun/rifle rim fire per week. Have purchased over $2,500 in loaded commercial ammo already in 2020. Some cartridges if have to buy brass loaded ammo is cheaper than loading. Have 20,000 5.56 cases prepped to run now when finish a big 6.8 and 7.6251 run going now.

    Eight pound jugs don't last long and lately been using a vendor with good pricing if buy 32 pound lots. Have enough powder and primers for over a decade, closing in on two decades. When retire and on fixed income don't want to have to get part time job to buy components, especially if H.R. 5717 (currently attached to a stimulus bill by Dems) passes which adds 50% tax on all ammo and components. Have to consider the political aspects as well. One of my shooting friends recently passed at age 97 and had I not been able to help him he could not have shot during Sandy Hook panic. He shot 22 Hornets and 38 special regularly up to age 97. I am trying to put back enough ammo and components for 1,200 mixed rounds per week for minimum of 25 years.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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