The Rifleman Series -- Part Eight: Ammo and SightsA few caveats/suggestions:1) Avoid Indian surplus 7.62 like the plague. Scanning the boards over the past fewmonths, the horror shows (stuck cases, etc.) far outweigh any savings gained by thecheap price.2) Folks shooting calibers other than 7.62 will find food for their machines as well.
The key part is to buy as much as you can now, while ammo is cheap. You‟ll need
enough for learning, teaching others, maintaining your own skill, and supplying
your “Rainy Day/Decade” fund. That‟s a lot of ammo –
a lot more than you haveright now
, I‟ll bet. See suggestions #4 and #5 below.
3) If you can do it, many dealers will give you a substantial cash discount if youpick up at their location (plus you save shipping costs and (sometimes) sales tax).The money you save can pay for the trip, believe it or not! Contact the dealers and
see what they‟ll do for you.
4) You need more ammo. Buy at least a case for each rifle today. Plus at least 5mags for each rifle
buy more if you need „em.
5) See suggestion #4. Really.If you remember one thing about ammo, it is this
you can never have enoughammo, let alone too much. Figure out how much you will need over the next year,and multiply that amount by five, at least. Then take that amount and multiply it by
five again. That‟s how much ammo every
Rifleman should have on hand for eachrifle, all of it easily accessible. Anything less, and you are taking a chance thatwhat can be easily purchased today will be so in the future.Wanna bet on that? How much?How about your life? How about your country?