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Old 03-03-2011, 06:41 PM
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I guess another thing to consider, the CMP has been paying big $ for the Greek HXP they've been able to aquire in recent years. I'd imagine the Lake City they had for years, they got free, from our military stockpiles? The Greeks have watched the worldwide demand for guns & ammo, especially in the last couple years. I'd wager they charged a pretty penny, for it!
As Orest has said, in a few years, all the surplus 06, the CMP has, will be gone, forever. They're bringing in more commercial altenatives for .85 cents to over $1.00 a round. I don't expect them to give any of that away, either.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:33 AM
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After reading these posts, all I have to say is "Thank You" to all that help promote the sport and hobby by using your time and resources. In this day and time, anyone that can put forth this effort has my hat tipped to them. We need to do everything we can to help pass this love to the younger and uneducated part of our society and teach them the safety and heritage of this great passion.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:55 PM
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Before I even had an M1, I had a $60 Turkish Mauser (still have it). I remember shooting 8mm surplus for .06 cents per round. I would literally sit there all day long and plink for hours. This was back in 2001, 2002. You used to scoff at Turkish 8mm because it was so cheap.

I also remember buying a case (1250) rounds of Portugese 7.62x51 for $215. I still have the case. Southern Ammunition.com used to sell 1000 round lots of mixed US & Isreali for $80.00. The brass was tarnished, if you wanted untarnished brass, it was $90.00 per 1000.

How about Sellier & Bellot .45acp for $195 per 1000? Try to buy it now and it's $400. Go find .303 British. I actually have a case of Paki (768 rounds). Bought it for $150. I'll probably never shoot it just to sell it one day for profit one day.

I used to go shooting every Sunday. Now I am lucky to go 2-3 times a year.

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Old 03-06-2011, 05:57 PM
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The cost, and availibility of ammunition is a major issue today in this country. I have prehaps 10K rounds of 5.56 (don't ask) but am lucky to maintian a current stock of 100-250 of everything else. I am even going so far as to selling rifles that ammo is not readily availible for, such as the sweet Remington .280. ammo is just impossible to find at a reasonable price. I sell guns for a living, and the people who have bought .380,.25 or .32 handguns are feeling it worse than dedicated rifle shooters. I have a Mosin Nagant 91/30 that I probably shoot more than anything, other than my black rifles, for the simple fact of the matter I can get ammo cheap, and plus, it is a danged fun old rifle to shoot!!
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:18 PM
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Around here I see an awful lot of .22s, and then you see people pulling out the larger stuff just for a little bit. Between conversion kits and Ruger 10/22s with TechSights that covers an awful lot of training scenarios.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:31 PM
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I kind of know how you feel, after running the cmp program for more then 10 years at our club it was time to end the run.We hit the clubs in the ohio area to shoot and make to make new friends.Where are you at down south? We might stop in to shoot in one of yours.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:17 PM
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Our Junior rifle is nothing but.22's

But we do have 4 regular Garand Matches per year and use that, i always shoot in the Garand matches.

Typically we do get some of the older Juniors out and into the Garand Matches.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:58 PM
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The cost, and availibility of ammunition is a major issue today in this country.
I can't figure out how any normal person who doesn't reload can afford to do any serious volume of shooting anymore. Even rolling my own, my 5.56 rounds cost me around $0.30 each, and my .30-06 round cost more like $0.40 each.

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:11 AM
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I can't figure out how any normal person who doesn't reload can afford to do any serious volume of shooting anymore. Even rolling my own, my 5.56 rounds cost me around $0.30 each, and my .30-06 round cost more like $0.40 each.

Matt
Simple, i am to cheap to reload, (actually my parents would not like the idea of me reloading my own ammunition).
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:51 PM
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Dude, no offense, but if you have to worry about what your parents think of you reloading ammunition, you aren't out in the real world yet.

Just wait 'till you've got a mortgage, a car payment (or two) and a kid or two who will someday need a college education. For most of us, all those things take priority. Hobbies (i.e. shooting) have to be financed with table scraps.

I cringe a little whenever I shoot factory ammo. A lot of that stuff is up over a dollar a shot. At factory ammo prices, a 50 round practice session is 50 bucks that I just basically tossed into the berm. That's a nice dinner for me and the wife, or a trip to Chuck e Cheese, or a PS3 game... Hence the whole bench and table dedicated to reloading gear in my basement. It's a little easier to choke down $0.27 per shot for my .223 reloads.

Depending on how serious you want to get about shooting accurately, the reloading press and die set are gonna start to look real tempting...

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