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Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
« on: February 07, 2012, 05:57:52 am »
Not to be too much of a worry-wart, but ... I suspect that whichever way the election looks like it's going to go, there'll be enough anxiety out there to fuel another Fall-season binge of guns & ammo buying like in '08.     I figure to do another 1-2 year stock up order no later than early summer.  If nothing else I'll need stuff by then, but I might buy just a leetle more this order to last another 6-12 months.  I'm not talking about buying 30k primers or anything like that, but rather buying a few k more than usual.  Anyone else thinking about that?

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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 02:55:56 pm »
    Yes.  Not from worry about the outcome - but about the panic and concern about the outcome.

    Oddly enough a new demographic may enter the fray - some guys at work are big supporters of the occupy movement and from the lame Az Occupy group a bunch went and bought guns in the last few weeks.   :shrug
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    « Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 03:13:14 pm »
    Oddly enough a new demographic may enter the fray - some guys at work are big supporters of the occupy movement and from the lame Az Occupy group a bunch went and bought guns in the last few weeks.   :shrug

    Oh... great.  Class warfare - f'realz. :facepalm
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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 05:11:00 pm »
    I want to stock up on components anyway, the election is just a good deadline to get my stocks up to where I want them.
    My Broadsword REALLY likes the 175smk and the only way I can keep it fed is to roll my own.

    And I want the things my rifle likes best for if the SHTF might happen. So 2k rounds worth of components is my goal by October. 

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    « Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 05:51:16 pm »
    Oh... great.  Class warfare - f'realz. :facepalm

    True, but we know how to use them and won't be holding our "gat's" sideways.
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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 09:17:13 pm »
    I'm thinking back to 2008-9.  2008 and before, just go to Powder Valley.com or any other place, load up your shopping cart and it'd be on your porch in a few days.  Then ... out of everything but shotgun primers and even out of many powders, brass, and bullets.  For a loooong time.  I don't think primer availability really got back on track until mid to late 2010. 

    Maybe buy a couple of stripped AR lowers too.  I just took an AR armorer's course and was going to build anyway.  Tuck away a few lowers for projects, should always be able to sell them later if the projects don't get built.  I remember no black rifles anywhere for many months back in late 2008 also...  if you have the cash, buy in case Obama wins re-election.  And buy even if he doesn't because as has been pointed out, a lot of people are going to go bananas worrying that he will get re-elected.

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    « Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 10:09:31 pm »
    Maybe buy a couple of stripped AR lowers too.  I just took an AR armorer's course and was going to build anyway.  Tuck away a few lowers for projects, should always be able to sell them later if the projects don't get built.  I remember no black rifles anywhere for many months back in late 2008 also...  if you have the cash, buy in case Obama wins re-election.  And buy even if he doesn't because as has been pointed out, a lot of people are going to go bananas worrying that he will get re-elected.

    I stocked up pretty good right before the election in 2008 and bought a few AR-15's as well.  I say go ahead,  can't hurt anything.   Hell, buy in case Romney wins the election too.  His record isn't much better than Obama's. 
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    « Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 10:47:46 pm »
    True, but we know how to use them and won't be holding our "gat's" sideways.
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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 10:51:28 pm »
    Not a bad idea.  If the time comes that it looks like Big O is definitely heading back to the white house, it will be to late.  Capitalism and panic will have set in already.
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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 11:25:20 pm »
      One reason I didn't wait to buy some things I wanted.    I'm going to order my two "fall" cases of X39 ammunition tomorrow morning.     I don't want to wait, at the very least before the panic starts, at worse: before something does happen in the last hours exec order (no matter how bad, what's the odds of a reversal on something like an ammo import ban to "help out domestic manufacturers?)
     
      Also gonna buy a load of primers for stuff dad reloads.     Why not? Heck, even if stuff stays the way it is, inflation will boost prices some by fall anyway. 
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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 11:32:40 pm »
      Also gonna buy a load of primers for stuff dad reloads.     Why not? Heck, even if stuff stays the way it is, inflation will boost prices some by fall anyway. 

    10k Primers in every size you need is cheap insurance. 

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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 11:34:52 pm »
    Good idea. Only I am thinking 30k primers (mixed rifle/pistol). It's not like they expire. :shrug

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    Re: Is this the time to stock up on components (pre-election)?
    « Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 11:20:47 am »
    10k Primers in every size you need is cheap insurance.
    I am not fanatical about it but I try to keep a little ahead.   At least 5K to 10K of each size primer.  When I get down to about 5K I will buy a few boxes to bring the stock back up.  I also try to keep at least one or two pounds ahead on each of the powders I use.
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    « Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 11:50:48 am »
    Don't cause a rush, but yes.  Get some.  And food and water supplies. 

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