I cannot be a doctor because I have no patience

Discussion in 'In Stock' started by hombre243, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I had mentioned this before but it is good to say it again: I monitor Midway USA, Mid South, Buffalo Arms and Bud's for ammo prices and availability. I always put my name on the notify list where that service is offered and the company notifies me via email when a particular item is in. That is the only way I can get ammo. Sometimes I am too late. Usually I order what I can when I can and where it is available now or can be backordered. If it is Midway USA or Mid South I tell them backorder where possible, notify via email when product is in, when backorder is not ok. Anyone else...I haven't dealt with them long enough to give them my full trust.

    Hopefully, this ammo and gun bs will end soon.
     
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  2. Winterwoods

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    I am a doctor, okay, retired :) What I have done to resort to the ammo crisis is this (and it is NOT for everyone). I have ammo, of course, never enough, but to not spend time burning it up and keeping it under wraps until I need it (I hope not), I went out and bought a big bore .25 caliber pellet rifle. Yeah, yeah, I know, I know, but the way I look at it, is that I can take animals with it IF I need to and it keeps me up to par on my scoped rifles. I also bought a .22 caliber benjamin for the varmints that like to get close to my chickens. Sure it's not a full caliber .22 LR but it does the job and I don't waste valuable ammo.Same thing for the hand gun, bought a little .177 to keep me tuned in with. It's not a solution, but its a way to keep what I have in stock while not depleting it.
     

  3. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Me Too

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    I had a Sam Yang 45 cal PCP air rifle and also a Benjy/Sheridan 22 some time back. I have a 177 Benjamin pistol and it is great for practice. I had to sell the above air rifles, but yes, they are a good for practice.

    However, I have lived in Iowa and Illinois, and now in Texas and it is not legal to hunt with air guns. Now I have a Gamo Silent Cat .177 spring gun. It is accurate and fun and for pests, not hunting, it is great. There is that technicality...hunting game or eradication of pests?
     
  4. Winterwoods

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    I was looking at that Sam Yang .45 but with the 8 shots per 3,000 psi to the 80 shots of the Benjamin Marauder .25...I took the Benjamin. Here in Wisconsin we can't use it for big game either, but for small game and taking vehicle hit turkeys, it comes in pretty handy. My little .22 is the Benjamin 392. The pump is terrible but keeps my arms fit and the Marauder definitely keeps trespassers at bay. The darn thing is so huge that from a distance it looks similar to a sniper rifle and makes any one who isn't suppose to be on the land, think twice about stepping foot on the property :)
     
  5. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    This is why the almighty made the muzzle loader, I can find FF and #11 caps everywhere for my .54 t/c newenglander...
     
  6. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Love them old style smokepoles

    I want 1 more longrifle...either a 44 or 36.
     
  7. Winterwoods

    Winterwoods Member

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    Oh yes, I have a .50 caliber for the whitetails here and the occasional bear and the wolves that tend to collect in the swamp. I cast my own for all my rifles (outside the pellet guns). When I got the rifle 8 years ago or so, I immediately bought 1000 primers for it though I do need to get a few more jugs of powder. It would be nice to have a .32 or .36 for the small stuff as well, but those are just as expensive as some double barrel muzzy shotguns...a few I saw had $800 price tags...too much for this poor boy.
     
  8. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a reasonable priced rifle

    http://www.traditionsfirearms.com/p...d=129&osCsid=f1f69b48e08165205a4b978909f0022e
     
  9. Winterwoods

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    Dixie Gun works has all the small caliber muzzy's listed for much higher than what Traditions is offering. *sigh*, another muzzy in the future lol

    Thank you for the link!
     
  10. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    glad to help. I want one and so what better excuse can I use to justify the expense. I figure it this way: I save about 300 bucks on the Traditions job. :D