The More the Merrier
The biggest issue I have with the improved ammo is the cost and availability. We are all feeling the scarcity and cost on our wallets. I hope this recent chain of events has encouraged people to stockpile. I thought I was doing OK until the legislative fury hit us. I was wrong. I had an emergency stash of AE223 plus the usable stash and 500 rounds of reloads. Total I had around 800 accessible rounds. I blew through my stash during winter with a competition and some range trips. Mistake noted.
I have a budget. Mortgage, kids, all that… and the 55 grain stuff allows me to shoot frequently and store it like there is no tomorrow. I couldn’t afford the better stuff and still shoot as often. Barely. I can’t wait till the price drops to pre-panic levels… but I am still buying smaller lots during the price gouging and will really stock up once the prices stabilize.
I made a mistake of thinking I had enough ammo to practice and enjoy my rifles. Nope. I thought I had accumulated a nice stash of ammo, but now realize that that wasn’t even near enough. 55 grain stuff allows me to stockpile and practice with decent defensive / SHTF ammo. Pass me some more 55 grain please.