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Old 02-16-2009, 07:29 PM
45 nut 45 nut is offline
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45s-44s-357s gets less time. 9mms-22s getting alot more use now. and of course my pellet rifle.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:45 PM
R_CRUZ R_CRUZ is offline
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I am using the .22 kit a LOT!

A couple of years ago case of .45, 12 gauge, and .223 lasted me up to 4 months each, and the 9mm at least 2. Since 2007 I am buying a case of each caliber twice a year.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:47 PM
Red-5 Red-5 is offline
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I haven't really cutback much, just find that I am shooting a whole lot more of my 9mm than I do my .45 or 40.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:13 PM
ambidextrous1 ambidextrous1 is offline
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Try to stay in the game, whatever you do!

shooting with .22 RF is one way, but we have to shoot a few center-fire rounds at every range visit to maintain proficiency.

Most of us have taken an oath to defend our Constitution for the United States from enemies, foreign and domestic.

I pray it won't come to that; but if it does, we'll be ready.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:28 PM
Scottwingman Scottwingman is offline
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I hate to say it but I am shooting less myself. The big reason is that it is getting damn hard to find decent priced ammo in Atlanta. And the prices at the ranges are terrible! Can't find anything anywhere for less than $20 a box... and with sales tax at 8% that puts a box at almost $22.
Guess I better get used to it.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:50 PM
Mike R. Allen Mike R. Allen is offline
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I knew when the price of .45 went sky high that I would shoot more .22 ammo.

So, I bought myself a new S&W Model 41 and I am now saving money.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:56 PM
supergus supergus is offline
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I used to shoot 100-200 rounds a week. Now I shoot 50 rounds and buy another box of 50 to stash away. I still make sure I go at least once a week though.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:09 AM
WESHOOT2 WESHOOT2 is offline
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skewed priorities

I (instead) have "cut back" on other enjoyments, like ice cream (Breyers, natch), and eating out for convenience, and rampant periodicals acquistion, and like non-essentials.

Curb my shooting? NEVER! (although for the past 22 months medical conditions have forced a serious curtailment; rats, I hate that part.....).

"all my ammo is mostly-retired factory ammo"
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:12 AM
LS6TT LS6TT is offline
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regardless of price I will never slow down, i probably shoot 200-300 rounds per week.

The moment i get lazy and stop practicing is the moment something happens.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:14 AM
MarineJohn MarineJohn is offline
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I have cut back some just due to the lack of available ammo in stores, but I have a Kimber .22 conversion kit that still lets me go plinking and get some trigger time in.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:52 AM
automan automan is offline
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Originally Posted by dsk View Post
I've noticed the cost of pretty much every recreational activity has spiked dramatically over the past few years. Ski lift tickets are almost $60, movie tickets are pushing $10, and both ammo and range fees are through the roof as we all well know. I may have to dust off the .22s in order to keep my skills honed, because .45 ammo is just way too prohibitive to keep burning up.
That's why I shoot 9mms pistols and also .22 conversions on my 1911s.

Last edited by automan; 02-17-2009 at 11:52 AM. Reason: clarify my statement
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