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    The largest stash of factory ammo you ever bought

    What's the largest amount of factory ammo you bought at once?

    For me, 1k of PMC bronze 9mm, when I bought a CZ 75. No big deal.

    I have heard of more interesting stashes. One guy who was really wealthy told me he went into a syndicate which bought CAC out of the last of their .22 supplies when they were winding up. If memory serves, it was somewhere between 100-250k rounds.

    I listened to that fact with my mouth flapping open and closed. Finally intelligent noises came out in the form of a question:

    "What did you shoot with it?" I asked.

    His answer was simple, direct ,and profound.

    "Everything".

    His older brother managed to be in the right place at the right time to score a batch of surplus NZ Army 7.62x51 ex Singapore stocks being flogged off.

    I asked him how much, and he had no idea of numbers, but gestured the dimensions of what he'd bought, and from memory, it was about a cubic metre.

    Impressive, but it will tie him to owning and using a 308 for the rest of his natural life, seeing he intends to keep it all.

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    30 slabs of 12 gauge on one occasion and 4000 rnds of 22 on two occasions.
    It might not count but I had 15,000 223 projectiles at one time as well. Got rid of the lot one way or another.

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    I got a mate with a feral pig problem in aussie that bought 80,000 rounds of 308 and 25,000 of 223.
    True story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    I got a mate with a feral pig problem in aussie that bought 80,000 rounds of 308 and 25,000 of 223.
    True story!

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    Yeah Iím pretty keen to tag along on the next trip to visit your mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Yeah Iím pretty keen to tag along on the next trip to visit your mate.
    I haven't been invited back yet!

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    I bought the entire South Island stock of .303 ammo (233,000 rounds) from the NZ Army in 1989. I sold it all (apart from 4 cases I kept for my own toys) in less than a year. It was all CAC 1954 bandolier packed, clean and surefire.
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    His older brother managed to be in the right place at the right time to score a batch of surplus NZ Army 7.62x51 ex Singapore stocks being flogged off.

    I asked him how much, and he had no idea of numbers, but gestured the dimensions of what he'd bought, and from memory, it was about a cubic metre.

    Impressive, but it will tie him to owning and using a 308 for the rest of his natural life, seeing he intends to keep it all.[/QUOTE]

    The Army saw him coming the reason they sold it was it was total crap, a friend scored some of it best group he got from it in a Sako 75 was 8" at 100 metres,
    best story I heard was a group of shooters in the US bought 1 million primers took a year to swing the deal, next time there is a primer shortage you'll know why

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    ^^233,000... That’s hard to beat.
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    When I first got into shooting at age 16 I bought a box of 50 rounds for my 22 magnum and headed over to Cromwell for my first real rabbit shoot, I went to climb over the first fence and the whole hill started moving so I dropped to my knees and fired off every round I had and ended up with 2 rabbits. I went back soon after loaded up with a few hundred rounds of shotgun ammo and 1000 rounds of 22 magnum and castled over 600 rabbits in a day, sometimes you just can't get enough ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    I haven't been invited back yet!

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    No surprises there.... invite yourself?

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    I bought 3 whole packets of fed blue box 308 once.
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    in $'s it was going halfs in a pallet or surplus r1m1, but in numbers i bought 50K cci standard once. almost out of both now
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    His older brother managed to be in the right place at the right time to score a batch of surplus NZ Army 7.62x51 ex Singapore stocks being flogged off.

    I asked him how much, and he had no idea of numbers, but gestured the dimensions of what he'd bought, and from memory, it was about a cubic metre.

    Impressive, but it will tie him to owning and using a 308 for the rest of his natural life, seeing he intends to keep it all.
    The Army saw him coming the reason they sold it was it was total crap, a friend scored some of it best group he got from it in a Sako 75 was 8" at 100 metres,
    best story I heard was a group of shooters in the US bought 1 million primers took a year to swing the deal, next time there is a primer shortage you'll know why[/QUOTE]


    He pulls the military ball projie's out of his 7.62'S , and seats hunting ones.
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    5k of 22LR and 1440 of 7.62x39 (when it was as cheap as chips)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    The Army saw him coming the reason they sold it was it was total crap, a friend scored some of it best group he got from it in a Sako 75 was 8" at 100 metres,
    best story I heard was a group of shooters in the US bought 1 million primers took a year to swing the deal, next time there is a primer shortage you'll know why

    He pulls the military ball projie's out of his 7.62'S , and seats hunting ones.[/QUOTE]
    That's a sensible move

 

 

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