You're wise. I only have one at home and he's 16 and very responsible--but he doesn't know how to access any of the safes that have firearms. The older one probably can, but he is 26, in Cali, looking for a job as an attorney.mattgunguy wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:23 pm Thank you. I fully understand about not wanting propellants in the house. We've a detached garden shed i use for alot of my hobby stuff. Propellant & blackpowder stay out there. I'm terrified of a large kaboom. Aside from carry our pistols, I won't even keep ammo in the house. Stays in a freezer in the shed as well. I just finally moved the safe inside today after considering it for years. I really don't like having guns in the house as our youngest is deaf, mute, autistic, & some brain damage. Scared of him getting ahold of something he shouldn't. But we've had a dramatic increase in thefts lately & I'm even more terrified of guns being stolen. So the safe came in. Always a toss up in life.
The common calibers are the hard ones to find around here. 5.56x45mm, 7.62x51mm, 9mm are all still stupid price & hard to find in stock.
I can find 7.92x57mm, 30-06, 6.5 Swede, 45-70 on the shelf at most places I frequent. I got 6.5 Swede & 30-06 a couple weeks back for $1 - $1.50 a round.
Not always the case, as this .32ws is proving to me. But I do enjoy the hunt.
I've been successful buying ammo on GunBroker. Since I haven't been to a range in over a year, I don't QUITE feel the ammo price pressure, though it did hurt to pay $0.60/rd for 9mm brass FMJ. I figure I don't need a lot of JHP since Home Defense you hope never happens, and if it does, probably the number of rounds used will be small. OTOH, for range shooting you need lots of rounds--FMJ or wadcutters.