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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

    21 4.73%
  • 1 year

    25 5.63%
  • 2 years

    49 11.04%
  • 3-5 years

    128 28.83%
  • 5-10 years

    86 19.37%
  • 10+ years

    135 30.41%
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Thread: How long before you ran out.

  1. #81
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    A couple years ago, I bought four eight pound kegs of both WCC-844 and WCC-846, and two cases of Black.

    If I live to be ninety (65 today), I might need more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by texassako View Post
    I would probably shoot less if I knew I could not get powder anymore. I could shoot my rifles for a long time, but would run out of pistol powder in just a year or 2. Longer if I stopped using Unique in my cast rifle rounds.
    Got a pound of Unique at Scheel's yesterday. Gonna get another tomorrow.

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    I'd probably make it at least a few years before I'd have to touch to stock pile. I agree with the previous poster who said they would shoot less, as that what I did during the initial panic way back when.

    Primers would run out before powder though.

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    I just picked up some primers yesterday so It would be a while before I ran out of either primers or powder. My lead supply would run out sooner.

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    I am fresh out of primers and powder!

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    3-5 on Pistol powder/primer/projectiles
    5-10 on rifle " " "

    If shooting at the rate I shoot now.
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    Good for 8 to 10 years at current level of shooting.

    I start having to shoot bad guys off my steps that changes.

    I have been averaging about 1.5 lbs of Red Dot a year and maybe half a pound of IMR 4895.

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    I'm hoping that I shoot more, not the same amount. Tough to say because if some supplies became scarce would load & shoot less. Or load lighter. 44 mag loaded more like 44 special, 357 like 38 special. Rifle is where I would get hurt, 5000 rounds to feed an auto loader would burn through a lot of powder. And 1000 rounds a year is not excessive, but if it got scarce again then only shoot 500 a year

    Lead I'm good for life. Unless I see anything good, because folks will trade powder or primers for lead when they might not sell it for cash.
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    I don't have much powder but if I quit shooting recreationaly I would have enough ammo to.last quite a while...

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    I'm out.

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    I'm a terrible hoarder. 10+ yr. My boys will love me when I'm gone. I hope the fire marshal doesn't follow this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlesnake Charlie View Post
    I'm a terrible hoarder. 10+ yr. My boys will love me when I'm gone. I hope the fire marshal doesn't follow this thread.
    I'm supposed to be saving money for a rainy day, but I can't resist looking at those sale ad's when they hit my email. I probably still need more primers for the amount of powder though.
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    Well I'm lucky National Matches held here in Ohio. Went to Perry picked up 24Lbs of powder 5000 primers will head there Sunday for more supplies.

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    Less than a year !

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    I ran out.

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    Just scored an 8 lb jug of Promo to keep my 8 of Red Dot company.
    Keeps me shooting as I am for at least a decade, probably more as most of my loads are pretty mild.

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    It's easier to stockpile the primers and powder for 30K rounds than it is to stockpile the lead for 30K rounds. Especially if you like shooting something like a .45-70 with heavy bullets.
    Home is where the RV is...

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    Hi...
    I stocked up on primers and powder big time before the recent election.
    I am good for several more years...maybe 6-8 years, depending on how much experimentation I do.
    Still would like to build up my bullet supplies a bit more and I have an order for some new handgun brass that i need to finalize...probably after the holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeBlanton View Post
    It's easier to stockpile the primers and powder for 30K rounds than it is to stockpile the lead for 30K rounds. Especially if you like shooting something like a .45-70 with heavy bullets.
    30K of 45-70, what you shooting a Gatlin Gun That is a ton of lead, I think many here already have that and it only costs $2,000 if you had to buy it, the primers would be only $900. That leaves the powder, which could be all over the map depending on your load, I imagine it would be like 100 pounds so I am imagining that would be the big ticket and the major storage problem.

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    The rest of my life. I invested heavily prior the election.

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