Infographic - Are Guns And Ammo The New Gold?

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Thu, 12/22/2011 - 22:41 | 2006191 disabledvet
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How come only ORI only says he agrees with me...DV...and not any of rest of you? I feel hurt here people. Show me a little love...

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 20:02 | 2005843 kinganuthin
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So youre going to protect a micro dish with a .177?  Great.  Do you know how the Colonials got cannons since they were not being manufactured in the 13 colonies? 
Seeing how long it took the governemnt to deal with Goat herders, I aint worried.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:10 | 2004558 SgtShaftoe
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Best deals I find are (free shipping) and  Also, has a good selection and price on incendiary, tracer, etc, and they're good people.  I've dealt with Ammunitiontogo quite a bit, and they're easy to work with as well.  I'll pick up a box every now and then at Cabelas, but only because I'm driving by, plus tax and prices aren't all that good, but your mileage may vary.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:52 | 2004981 A Lunatic
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Thumbs up for ammunitiontogo. They also have the best selection of "specialty" ammo, although if you didn't stock up on the really good stuff (wink, wink) a year or so ago then you will have to settle for the novelties; which are cool but impractical for realistic defense purposes. They also nearly always have the best price on milspec .223 ammo, such as the ever so popular SS109.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:15 | 2004590 sessinpo
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:23 | 2004625 WarriorClass
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$299- 1,000 Rounds.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:26 | 2004642 EvlTheCat
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:31 | 2004664 pupton
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I have found to usually be the best online source if you're buying buy the case:

Occassionally they have a really nice clearance sale on my ammo.  I picked up a case of the TAP Personal Defense linked above for $15 and change a box about two weeks ago.  Now it looks like it's $17+

Stock up now.  They will not get any cheaper, or easier to get than they are today.  And you may not yet be on some watch list for buying in bulk today.  I believe shelf life if properly stored +plus utility = barter and resale and inflation hedge value later.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:41 | 2004705 Barbarians_R_Us
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Wolf Classic Military (Russian made) .223 are dirt cheap and very decent ammo. 1000 rounds for around $200 online, some with free shipping. My AK eats them like candy. Over 750 rounds so far without a single misfire or jam.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:43 | 2004717 MachoMan
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Palmetto State Armory has XM193 for $5.49/20

You're not going to find it any cheaper...  even from wholesalers.  Enjoy.

Just be sure you have the right chambered gun for 5.56 ;)

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:48 | 2005025 Agent P
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That's a great price.  Thanks for the link.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 16:22 | 2005148 chunga
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Timing of this post is too funny. Just got back from the local shop. 1,000 rds XM193 to add to the stack. AKs eat anything but I like XM193.

This place here is great. Loose pack 0f 1,000 62 gr. M855 green tips at $329

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:58 | 2004801 Vincent Vega
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Try ammoman or cheaperthandirt web sites.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:13 | 2004877 hivekiller
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Cheaper than Dirt

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:33 | 2004964 Antifaschistische
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also try


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:16 | 2005337 Chupacabra-322
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"Who has good deals on some .223?"

@ iDealMeat, Go with the PMC.  Use it all the time, great value.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 19:14 | 2005717 Chuck Walla
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Ammo to go

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 21:29 | 2006037 joshua10
Fri, 12/23/2011 - 00:50 | 2006462 Real Money Wins
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Online Site "Cheaper than Dirt"

2000 rounds on 5.56 Nato/.223 rounds for $632.00

1000 Rounds of .223 Remington for $309.79

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 16:01 | 2005072 BLOTTO
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Samo Sloga Srbina Spasava

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:47 | 2004421 ratso
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No logic and a great deal of ignorance.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:53 | 2004450 Pegasus Muse
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Thoughts for the Day:

“I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” - Will Rogers (as tweeted by ZH)

“An armed society is a polite society.” – writer Robert Heinlein

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:55 | 2004479 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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If the Brits had guns those riots wouldn't have lasted so long.  Intstead of chasing the looters around with bats, the looters would have stayed in the streets.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:05 | 2004524 Manthong
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:39 | 2004697 clymer
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Ratso you would appear to like collecting red down mods

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:48 | 2005413 narapoiddyslexia
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Well, Ratso said the diarist was trading on racism. So he deserves red down mods.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:05 | 2004516 strannick
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"No logic and a good deal of ignorance."

 Sounds like the academic ivory tower that spawns the bloated bureaucracies and corrupt political mileau that Obama thrives in, and Ron Paul wants to abolish. Unfortunately for America, the Goldman Sachs and JPMorgans wont be as ready to shell out millions for the Paul campaign as they did and will do for lackey Obama

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:12 | 2004571 disabledvet
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I hear "the CIA has gone from Cubicle Country to a more Open Space design" as well.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 22:43 | 2006193 disabledvet
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why all the negativity here? that was joke people!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:12 | 2004573 SgtShaftoe
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If every Jewish and anti-Nazi family in Germany had possessed a Mauser rifle, twenty rounds AND THE WILL TO USE IT, Adolf Hitler would have been an obscure footnote to the history of the Weimar Republic. -- Aaron Zelman. (Founder Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership)

Nuff said I think...

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:22 | 2004615 GeneMarchbanks
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Wow. That guy has a deep sociological understanding.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:47 | 2004699 hedgeless_horseman
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If every Jewish and anti-Nazi family in Germany had possessed a Mauser rifle, twenty rounds AND THE WILL TO USE IT...

See Switzerland.


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:54 | 2004769 aerojet
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Maybe, maybe not.  The Swiss were really lucky.  That, and the Nazis sent a lot of gold there to be kept safe by all those big mountains.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 16:31 | 2005190 xela2200
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Nobody messes with the bankers. lol

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:37 | 2005383 Clay Hill
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Hedgeless is correct. The Swiss do not rely on good luck, they depend on good planning, and make the best use of their terrain.

Every male citizen is a soldier, even some of the women.
For generations, they have taxed themselves to provide the best Civil Defense on the planet. Their Republic has lasted more than 720 years, and they seem determined to keep it.

A very good example for the U.S. to follow.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 22:55 | 2006220 BigJim
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Unfortunately... the Swiss have been hollowed out from within. When their bigger banks went multi-national, they were then subject to the threats of the anglo bankers. Hence the endless raft of reports of more and more data sharing agreements with the US.

Switzerland is probably not much more of a safe haven than... Belgium.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:58 | 2004802 Ruffcut
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That's why the cheese of the swiss has so many holes in it.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 22:45 | 2006199 disabledvet
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really? I'll believe anything if it makes me laugh!

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:27 | 2005365 squidward
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The Swiss also have bombshelters and food storage for all citizens.  They have made themselves too costly to invade in a conventional war with a fraction of the military spending as a % of GDP.  Several million dug-in alpen snipers makes for a formatable foe.  And while we spend billions on overpriced weapons systems their citizens have places to hide in case of a nuclear meltdown.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:36 | 2005591 Cathartes Aura
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and yet, the lovely Alps & their inhabitants are not immune to the global spraying:

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:55 | 2005044 A Lunatic
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Thu, 12/22/2011 - 14:32 | 2004666 Lednbrass
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The Weimar government banned private ownership and pretty much anyone found owning a weapon during all of the street fighting in the early 20's was summarily shot by both Communists and Freikorps alike. 

Nobody really wanted private weapon ownership in Germany.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:43 | 2005013 jekyll island
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That is really a stupid comment.  It's like saying if I had only known the light at the end of the tunnel was a train, I would have gotten out of the way.  

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:56 | 2005055 oddjob
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Knowing the chances of it being a train could prove helpful.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:10 | 2004862 WTFx10
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The same thing the government wants most of us to ignore.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 16:26 | 2005163 A Lunatic
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You can't eat ammo.

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 17:23 | 2005355's picture

It can be force fed.

Fri, 12/23/2011 - 00:07 | 2006379 Cistercian
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But ammo will provide food in the right hands.Turkey, deer, rabbit, etc.My grandfathers fed the family and friends by hunting in the last depression.


Thu, 12/22/2011 - 13:34 | 2004355 navy62802
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Racism? How's that?

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