Did a fairly comprehensive, top-to-bottom inventory of the ammo I have on hand over the past couple of weekends. I am looking pretty good in most areas and of course, I will always wish I had more, especially if things get bad, or worse. The prices on some of the most popular cartridges have me rethinking my storage and I may need to get a lockable safe if the shortage continues and the prices continue to rise!!
I think I have mentioned this before, and I was reminded again last weekend as I saw prices on some of the ammo I had stored away – why the heck didn’t I buy more 45 ACP and 9mm when it was $7.99 and $5.99 per 50 back when I could? Hindsight is 20-20. I really, really hope we don’t look back fondly at the days when you could purchase a case of .223 for $1000.
I did something this morning that I have never done before though – I bought a case of ammo in a caliber I don’t shoot, just because it was available and affordable. I was surprised it was available as it is a popular cartridge and I have some friends that shoot that caliber so I will keep it on hand in case it becomes necessary to distribute. I do have a box of surplus mags for that caliber too – should have bought something to use them with long ago when it could be had for $399 all day long, not the $1200 - $1500 they are going for right now!
Super crazy prices haven’t hit reloading components yet, as far as I can tell, so stock up on that stuff too before the EPA makes it all illegal. Pay cash.