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Old 10-06-2018, 6:09 PM
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Once again, much useful information and good ideas, here. My sincere thanks to all who posted a reply, as I am very grateful for your time and helpful suggestions.

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WTH is, "too much" ammo?


Unless I'm trying to swim to shore with it, there's no such thing, as TOO much!
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Donate to a junior rifle team etc. And write it off your taxes.
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Old 10-07-2018, 7:59 AM
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I’m trying to get out of the hobby but am stuck with a very large stash of ammo. The laws make it very difficult to unload it, of course, but I think more relevant might be that so much buying was done in recent years, that now almost no one really needs any more. JMHO.

Selling online is also difficult because shipping makes it almost cost-prohibitive for the majority of buyers. So I find myself giving more and more, away.

Anyone else here in this pickle?
I am. I found myself with a shed full of ammo because it was dirt-cheap in the 90s and early 00s and I kept buying. Then I moved across the country and had to move it with me as selling it was not practical as you mentioned in your post.

I failed to take into account advancing age (me) and my accruing physical ailments such as shoulder issues and rheumatoid arthritis which make shooting difficult. I now have thousands and thousands of rounds of big caliber ammunition that are painful to shoot.

I wasn't able to sell it on the west coast and here on the east coast there seems to be less interest in .30/7.62mm firearams and their ammunition. A chap on the local forum has had MEN 7.62mm ball for sale for .48 round for months with no takers. My LC .30 ball at .50 a round is just sitting. I hate to give it away but I fear my kids will end up having to dispose of it.

The good news is I can blow it off in my 1919A4 if I obtain a spare .30 barrel if it comes to that!
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:15 AM
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Same boat as "The Antidote". I acquired too many toys for this lifetime.
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....I shouldn't have bought all that .22 lr.....
How come? You can't reload it, and now you won't have to buy anymore for the rest of your life!

I stacked deeply on .22 and 7.62x39 before the CA B.S. kicked in, since I cannot (or will not) ever reload them.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:33 AM
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I am. I found myself with a shed full of ammo because it was dirt-cheap in the 90s and early 00s and I kept buying. Then I moved across the country and had to move it with me as selling it was not practical as you mentioned in your post.

I failed to take into account advancing age (me) and my accruing physical ailments such as shoulder issues and rheumatoid arthritis which make shooting difficult. I now have thousands and thousands of rounds of big caliber ammunition that are painful to shoot.

I wasn't able to sell it on the west coast and here on the east coast there seems to be less interest in .30/7.62mm firearams and their ammunition. A chap on the local forum has had MEN 7.62mm ball for sale for .48 round for months with no takers. My LC .30 ball at .50 a round is just sitting. I hate to give it away but I fear my kids will end up having to dispose of it.

The good news is I can blow it off in my 1919A4 if I obtain a spare .30 barrel if it comes to that!
I understand the age thing, but doesn't just possessing your collection of guns and ammo, (ie knowing you have them) give you satisfaction? Like comic book , classic car or art collectors?
Also, wouldn't your kids be happy to get them all?

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Wait !..Having too much ammo is a thing ?

Sheeesh I'm still buying, but have run out of places to put it LOL
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Because. 48 and .50 cents a round is too dam high
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:11 AM
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current and upcoming laws here dont mean you cant sell ammo. it just means it is illegal to do so. and i have invested alot in ammo and dont think its too much,lol.
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I really don’t think there’s such a thing as “too much ammo”.

For most I think a minimum of 1000 rounds is standard stock on hand.

1000 rds per caliber, maybe, even then I'd feel understocked.

1000 rounds is only five days' target practice @ 200 rds per day... not very much at all if you think about it.

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I've reduced my range trips by 75%

So yes, I do have a LOT, but I'm HODL ing it
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I am a surplus ammo shooter. What you do is hire me to come over and shoot up your ammo for you. Financing is available.
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Old 10-08-2018, 3:47 PM
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You have to be careful, ammo will ruin your meat.
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Old 10-08-2018, 3:50 PM
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at 200 rounds per day it would take me over 2 years to shoot up just my 22 ammo.

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Iím trying to get out of the hobby but am stuck with a very large stash of ammo. The laws make it very difficult to unload it, of course, but I think more relevant might be that so much buying was done in recent years, that now almost no one really needs any more. JMHO.

Selling online is also difficult because shipping makes it almost cost-prohibitive for the majority of buyers. So I find myself giving more and more, away.

Anyone else here in this pickle?
A first-world problem for sure.

Perhaps a local range might be willing to buy a large bulk of it?
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Old 10-09-2018, 8:41 AM
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I understand the age thing, but doesn't just possessing your collection of guns and ammo, (ie knowing you have them) give you satisfaction? Like comic book , classic car or art collectors?
Also, wouldn't your kids be happy to get them all?
Nope. I tried to give my kids more of my firearms but they declined.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:06 PM
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Just store it well - ammo in airtight containers with desiccants can last decades.
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What's 'too much', Precious?
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Actually, a house my sold was from an old hoarder fella that stored so much ammo in the attic it broke roof beams.

I'm not saying that was too much but do chose your storage method appropriately.
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Reminds me that I need to go buy some more 22lr lol.
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I pulled all my unwanted ammo apart, made a day of it, dumped the powder in my yard (better than turf builder!) And sold the bullets and brass. Super easy.
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at 200 rounds per day it would take me over 2 years to shoot up just my 22 ammo.
I believe there is a conversion of 5:1 .22lr to centerfire so you are under 6 months worth.
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Ill glady make a drive up to Tustin OP. Let me know if you are interested. I accept gifts & have cash donations...
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I'm headed towards Tustin right now, so please pm me your address and I'll be there soon. I want to relieve your "too much ammo" condition. The more you give me, the better you will feel I assure you.
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Too much ammo? HAHAHAHAHA
A better question is: how many people feel they don't have enough ammunition?
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I pulled all my unwanted ammo apart, made a day of it, dumped the powder in my yard (better than turf builder!) And sold the bullets and brass. Super easy.
You dumped the powder on your lawn? Let us know what happens if your lawnmower backfires next time you use it.
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There is never too much ammo stocking IMHO
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Iím trying to get out of the hobby but am stuck with a very large stash of ammo. The laws make it very difficult to unload it, of course, but I think more relevant might be that so much buying was done in recent years, that now almost no one really needs any more. JMHO.

Selling online is also difficult because shipping makes it almost cost-prohibitive for the majority of buyers. So I find myself giving more and more, away.

Anyone else here in this pickle?
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Actually, a house my sold was from an old hoarder fella that stored so much ammo in the attic it broke roof beams.

I'm not saying that was too much but do chose your storage method appropriately.
I moved mine out of the house because I was seriously concerned about the load on the floor (raised foundation, not a slab).

I still desire more.
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You dumped the powder on your lawn? Let us know what happens if your lawnmower backfires next time you use it.
Been doing it for years. No big deal after it gets watered in.
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I picked up my first bolt-action, a Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5creedmor earlier this year. I had years to stock up 5.56, 9mm, and 308 through online vendor deals. But now with that gone and the looming deadline to just walk in a store and buy ammo without background check, I started stocking on the 6.5cm before this year ends.
I had a serious health issue right after getting the rifle so never got to shoot it, but everytime we needed something for the home I'd drive past Target and the local grocery store to go 45 minutes out of the way to the nearest Walmart that sold ammo so I could throw a box of ammo in with whatever I needed. Since I haven't gotten to shoot and I had been randomly buying 6.5cm, had no idea how much ammo I had until I counted tonight, 2100 rounds, about $2k in 6 months since starting April, not bad.
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