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Old November 12th, 2016, 06:59 PM   #61
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Had several customers buy cases of ammo during Tuesday's election panic and later wanting to return them. Our response "ammo is not returnable" unless we made the mistake. We're not responsible for buyer's remorse. Same goes for firearms. You buy it, you own it!

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Old November 12th, 2016, 07:01 PM   #62
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Had several customers buy cases of ammo during Tuesday's election panic and later wanting to return them. Our response "ammo is not returnable" unless we made the mistake. We're not responsible for buyer's remorse. Same goes for firearms. You buy it, you own it!
Ammo rarely goes ,bad. Sounds like they were hoping to flip it with money they didn't have.

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Old November 12th, 2016, 07:14 PM   #63
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Ammo rarely goes ,bad. Sounds like they were hoping to flip it with money they didn't have.
Yup, along with those who bought to stockpile AR mags in anticipation of a Clinton win and resell at scalping prices. Now they have a sour taste and heartburn.

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Old November 12th, 2016, 07:17 PM   #64
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I usually buy 20 at a time. Have more than I will ever use, but folks love pmags in trade. Works for me!

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Old November 12th, 2016, 07:54 PM   #65
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I seriously considered buying several of them along with a case of pmags to re-sell for a substantial profit. The problem is I have never been able to do people that way. Just seems unmoral and unethical to me. Sometimes it really sucks having a conscience!

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Old November 12th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #66
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I've got plenty of guns. Going to focus on ammo now.
I live in the state where the Iron Curtain falls on January 1. Hope to get a few more deliveries of ammo before then.

After that... uncertainty.

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Old November 12th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #67
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Of ALL the AR receivers out there, I would not build on an Anderson. Sell them, and get something better (which would be about any other one out there except polys).

And yes, PSA has the best deals on AR parts and ammo.
Can you elaborate as to how an Anderson receiver is inferior and what the differences are in other brands?

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Old November 12th, 2016, 10:27 PM   #68
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I bought two stripped lowers last spring with the intent of building them up for sale during the post-election panic, after Hillary was elected. I never got it done, though, having more pressing priorities for my limited funds. They're in storage now, with the rest of my gear, for the duration of my overseas assignment. Once I return, who knows what will become of them? I've got 3-5 years to plan for the eventual outcome, though.

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Old November 12th, 2016, 11:05 PM   #69
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I've got plenty of guns. Going to focus on ammo now.
I keep telling myself that...

And yet my focus on ammo seems to keep expanding to include different cartridges.

Funny how that works...

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Old November 13th, 2016, 08:28 AM   #70
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I bought two stripped lowers last spring with the intent of building them up for sale during the post-election panic, after Hillary was elected. I never got it done, though, having more pressing priorities for my limited funds. They're in storage now, with the rest of my gear, for the duration of my overseas assignment. Once I return, who knows what will become of them? I've got 3-5 years to plan for the eventual outcome, though.
There are lots of options out there right now for parts and accessories and the prices are good. Lots of companies competing against each other. Hopefully for you that it will be even better when you get back.

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Old November 13th, 2016, 09:32 AM   #71
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Can you elaborate as to how an Anderson receiver is inferior and what the differences are in other brands?
When they get them right they are good to go. When they don't, they're not. One known consistenCy is the grip screw hole notbeing threaded all the way through. Their screws are shorter to reflect it.

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Old November 13th, 2016, 09:41 AM   #72
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I just went out and added some ammo to my stock for my 9mm carbine and my m1aM14. Not a panic buy just a what if stockpile.

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Old November 13th, 2016, 10:45 AM   #73
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No panic here. I only have one AR (Wyndham Bushmaster), but it's got all the upgrades and spare parts I could buy over the years.

As for ammo, I've been reloading since 1995. Every time I go to the range, no matter which rifle caliber I'm shooting, there's always a ton of discarded 223 brass laying around. People seem to treat 223 brass like gum wrappers, just letting it lie where it lands. I gather up as much as my pockets will hold, and when I get home, I clean, decap, trim and size the brass. Some I store away, some I reload. It's added up to a sizable stockpile over time.

Naturally, I was concerned about what kind of totalitarianism we'd have to put up with if Stalin's Sister had won the election. But I was already prepared, without going into panic mode.

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Old November 13th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #74
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I have been using the Anderson 80s for various builds
Shotgun news had a receiver comparison , the Anderson was voted closest to mil spec dimensions
Their andonising is a little more fragile than I care for and scratches pretty easily

As far as ammo goes , I have been a hoarder since the great ammo embargo (everybody remembers that)
It is hard financially to follow XXIV Corps ammo golden rules after you get enough rifles

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Old November 13th, 2016, 11:57 AM   #75
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Yesterday I bought a colt ar15 a2 pre ban in minty condition for under $1000. I wasn't in a panic but I was pretty damn excited.��

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