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US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

Our wonderful military is going to destroy 1 billion worth of ammunition due to cataloging issues. They dont centeralize ammunition counts and needs, so 1 branch runs out while others have excess. So instead of just doing inventory and redistributing what they have, they are going to destroy it... which means future replentishment which means more demand for the source materials.

How stupid is that? MINIMALLY they should sell it to civilians if nothing more than to pull bullets and recoup cases and bullets.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

I hate it when that happens. This merely points out that if we want something to get messed up; let the government do it. Where is standardization of ammo counts and distribution among the armed services? The government usually wastes too much because they can. All the best...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

that is just plain frigging DUMB, heck if the pay me I will come over and drive the TRUCK and move it around for them.......
at the least they could destroy it one round at a time in a major range session.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

Why don't they donate it to the CMP?

The CMP is always short on ammo.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

It does not say what type of ammo it is in the story. May be Sidewinders and 40 mm grenades.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

I could find a use for both.... just sayin' Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

Wow Paul, the gophers on your place must be enormous :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

Nope, he just likes stuff that goes "bang"........

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

Man they should let us military personnel shoot it off!!! They were so stingy on ammo in basic! I shot only 300 rounds total throughout all of brm and ARM

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

whittling wrote:
Man they should let us military personnel shoot it off!!! They were so stingy on ammo in basic! I shot only 300 rounds total throughout all of brm and ARM

That's because you guys are so wasteful and untrustworthy. That also explains why we have military personnel standing guard and sentry duty with empty magazines.

Thanks from all of us for your service! Salute

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: US Gov to destroy $1 billion worth of ammunition Reply with quote

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