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Another stockpiling ammunition for shtf teotwawki article

Another stockpiling ammunition for shtf teotwawki article
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Lets say that some kind of SHTF situation happens tonight, how ready is your ammunition stockpile?  Whether its nuclear war, plague, disease outbreak, collapse of the dollar,,,, something happens to disrupt society.  What kind of ammunition do you have stockpiled to hunt and protect your property?  Have you taken any wild game with the ammunition you have stockpiled?  Have you sighted in your rifle with the various types you have stockpiled?

My wife and I made a trip to the Academy sports and outdoors in Lufkin Texas just to buy some ammunition. It seems that the walmart in Jasper Texas can not keep certain types of ammunition in stock. Its either buy online, or drive almost an hour just to buy some ammo.

Todays Haul Includes:

100 rounds Federal 223 Remington
20 rounds 30-30 Winchester in Remington core-lokt 150 grain
20 rounds 308 Winchester in Remington core-lokt 150 grain
20 rounds 30-06 Springfield in Remington core-lokt 150 grain
120 rounds 7.62×39 in Monarch 123 grain full metal jacket

You may be asking “why so much Remington core-lokt?”

Because its a proven performer in southeast Texas whitetail deer.

I stockpile what I know works. Over the past decade and a half my family and I have taken dozens of whitetail deer with Remington core-lokt and in a wide range of calibers.

A few examples of deer taken taken with 30-30, 270 and 308 Winchester. All of these deer were taken with Remington core-lokt.

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Monarch 308 Winchester Review Part 1

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In this article:

  • 2012 presidential election is drawing near
  • democrat is in office
  • 308 Winchester is getting scarce
  • Bought some Monarch 308 from Academy sports and outdoors
  • Fired off a few rounds and took pictures

Elections

Its an election year, and a democrap is president.  Every election year there is a rush on guns and ammunition.  When a democrap is in office, the panic buying gets really bad.  People are worried about the glorious dicktator obama stripping us of our rights.  So what do we do?  We stock up.

Our glorious dicktator obama has done more to promote panic buying then any other president I can remember (I am 44 years old).

When bill clinton was elected office, and when the assault rifle ban was passed, people freaked out and bought everything in sight.  Every time the dicktator opens his mouth gun sales spike.

We just “thought” bill clinton was bad.

It is not “just” the elections, people are worried about the economy, jobs, tensions with iran, tensions with china.  To be perfectly honest, people are worried.

308 getting scarce

I do not know if my local walmart in Jasper, Texas does not order 308 Winchester, or they can not get in.  But either way, I have not seen Remington core-lokt 150 grain 308 Winchester in a couple of months.  I have not seen Federal in maybe 2 months or so.

308 supplies online seem to be drying up, or at the very least hit and miss.  Someone might have 308 in stock for a couple of days, and then they are sold out.

If I did order online, all I would be getting is FMJ.  Yea FMJ is cheap, it works, but its not very good for hunting.  Sure FMJ pokes a hole, but some expansion would be nice.

Academy sports and outdoors sells a Monarch brand ammunition in a wide range of calibers.  For the past 5 or 6 years all I have shot out of my AK47 is steel cased Monarch.  Since it shoots good out of the AK, I decided to pick up a couple of box in 308 Winchester.

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Survival Rifle Ammunition

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survivalist riflesIt was the last weekend of regular deer season, saturday night. A long time member of the deer lease drives up to the camp, and backs his truck up to the scales. That is usually a sure sign that there is a deer in the back of the truck. They get the doe weighed and are stringing it up to skin when I walk out there.

As the skinning of the deer proceeds, there are a few of us standing around helping and watching. The topic turns to the cost of ammunition and bullet performance.

Like a lot of hunters, I tend to buy the cheapest ammo on the shelf – and that is usually Remington Core-Lokt. Over the past 14,,,, 15+ years Core-Lokt is about all that I have bought and shot deer with. During that time I have had no complaints. There is usually a hole going in and a larger hole going out.

The guy who shot the doe goes on to talk about Remington Core-Lokt and how he has since switched to Winchester softpoints. The rifle the guy used was a 270,,,, I do not remember the exact make or model. After talking for a little while, the person who shot the whitetail deer said that he has not been happy with the performance of the Remington Core-Lokt lately and that he felt it may not be expanding like it should. So he switched to the Winchester softpoints.

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Whitetail deer taken with 270 remington

I can say one thing about the doe that was being skinned, there was a massive amount of bruising, bleeding and tissue damage. It was like the whole area where the bullet went through had residual damage to the surrendering tissue.

Doing a mental comparison of the deer that was shot with a 270 and Winchester softpoints, and the deer that my son took a couple of years ago with a Marlin 30-30 and Remington Core-Lokt – the 270 caused more tissue damage – both rifles were shooting 150 grain bullet. The 270 travels at a higher velocity then the 30-30, but the 30-30 is a larger in diameter bullet.

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