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I'm finally getting into the idea of selling my 10/22 and SP 357. I won't need 38 anymore, but I have 1500 rounds, 45 pounds of it. FWIW, a box of 38 is 1 1/2 pounds.
How do I get rid of it? Would any LGS take it? My main one won't, store policy because of liability. I can understand that. I'd like to add some to the gun sale but haven't asked him about that. I don't trust Craigslist, too many crooks and nuts. GB would be a headache, packing and shipping that much. A third of it is in plastic boxes.
I'd take 10 cents a round just to take it somewhere and be done with it. You can't throw it away; unconfined cartridges don't explode (like they show on TV!) but are still flammable. I've heard you can put it in a bucket of water, but you can't trust it.
I don't need all the 22 I have either.

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I can't believe your're selling those firearms. They both serve different vital uses; survival and protection, which is what we as a nation are sliding into shortly. Plus the ammo can be used for bartering and survival. Better think about this a bit more. 馃槈
 

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Gee, I've never heard you sound so optimistic about the future. :rolleyes:
Those are my two least enjoyed and least needed firearms.
I can't see myself picking off Zombies at 50 yards with the 10/22. I got it Christmas 2009. It's fired maybe 500 rounds since. I'm just not a rifle guy.
The SP is just not enjoyable. Only good for killing things at seven yards or less. My 32s are adequate for home or carry.
I've barely decided to keep my 22 SP, in the hope I'll someday enjoy the fun of a DA 22 revolver again. The way I feel at present, waking up each day is a surprise. The future doesn't worry me as much as tomorrow.
 

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No zombies? Darn, I was looking forward to that !
I have enough canned goods, etc. to do me at least a month, more if careful.
Biggest problem if SHTF, is lazy unprepared scum wanting to steal your food and water. You'll spend so much time blowing them away you won't have time to eat or sleep. That's where living alone won't work so well.
 

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Truthfully, I would not feel adequately protected with a 32 ACP. I think some meth-head could absorb a bunch of them without slowing down. The SP loaded with 158 gr +P's just might get their attention with a centermass hit.
 

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That was one decision I had to make when I went to 32 Guardians. I'm satisfied that the gains and losses between 32 and 380 or 38 are about even. I really, really researched it first. European military and police were mostly happy with it for 80 years.
 

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The newest issue that the military and police didn鈥檛 have back in the day was an overwhelming population on heroin, fentanyl, meth and crack. Plus the untreated mental health issue that is plaguing our country at this time.:(
 

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That was one decision I had to make when I went to 32 Guardians. I'm satisfied that the gains and losses between 32 and 380 or 38 are about even. I really, really researched it first. European military and police were mostly happy with it for 80 years.
When Teddy Roosevelt was the police commissioner of NYC the duty gun was a 32 S&W but that was over 100 years ago.
 

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The 32 S&W Long had better ballistics, roughly equal to 32 ACP. I rarely see the 32 S&W on a shelf, but a fair amount of Long.
 

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Probably told this story before but the Kittery Trading Post had 2 32 S&W longs with short BBL's several years ago for short money. One was absolutely pristine for like $225 and the other a few blemishes for $200 and I passed. Still kicking myself on that one. Bet the one in great shape is worth at least 4 times that now.
 

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We've all passed up guns and kicked ourselves later. Mine was a stainless 32 PPK with four factory mags, box and papers, $400 in 2008. I hesitated less than an hour and it was gone. Recently saw a similar deal on GB, a blued 32 PP. Three mags, one was Triple K, extra walnut grips. $900. :(
 

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I'm finally getting into the idea of selling my 10/22 and SP 357. I won't need 38 anymore, but I have 1500 rounds, 45 pounds of it. FWIW, a box of 38 is 1 1/2 pounds.
How do I get rid of it? Would any LGS take it? My main one won't, store policy because of liability. I can understand that. I'd like to add some to the gun sale but haven't asked him about that. I don't trust Craigslist, too many crooks and nuts. GB would be a headache, packing and shipping that much. A third of it is in plastic boxes.
I'd take 10 cents a round just to take it somewhere and be done with it. You can't throw it away; unconfined cartridges don't explode (like they show on TV!) but are still flammable. I've heard you can put it in a bucket of water, but you can't trust it.
I don't need all the 22 I have either.

I have a lot of parts, holsters, etc. that Numrich will buy.
Not sure where you are . I am in calif- no rages close and gun shows are farther away . Any way a range might buy or allow you to sell . They might even know someone . Check out local clubs - even some schools have gun cubs . [ swap for yard work ]
 

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Sorry you're on the left coast! I'm 300 miles from the half right coast in VA. I'll figure it out eventually. Some solution will pop up, seems that's always how it goes.
 

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1350 factory rounds, 1000 in factory boxes, 350 in Plano poly boxes. 1200 are FMJ Federal and CCI. 150 are Hornady HP.
27 boxes is about 45 pounds. Shipping would be outrageous.
 
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