How much ammo do you keep on hand

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by elect1mike, Mar 31, 2007.

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how much ammo do you keep on hand

  1. 100 yo 500

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  2. 500 to 1000

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. 1000 to 2000

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. over 2000

    28 vote(s)
    62.2%
  1. elect1mike

    elect1mike New Member

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    To go with the question of how many guns you own how much ammo do you keep on hand.
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  2. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    You forgot to ask if it was rifle or pistol?:D
  3. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

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    For which firearm?
  4. blackhawkkid308

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    at least 3000-4000 rounds per caliber
    bhk308
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    For me, this ranges from less than 350 (.38) for my .357 revolver, to currently over 1100 for my .22 pistol.
    I buy in bulk by mail, to avoid the hassle of driving all over three counties to find what I want in the stores. When I find a cartridge that works well for me, I buy a bunch (I bought a whole case of .22 at one time). Discounts increase with quantity, and shipping is cheaper at certain quantities, and I pay no tax on it.
    By the way, does anyone here wanna buy some .22 Short? They don't fly straight out of my new rifle.
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    I would say that if the commies came rushing over the hill, I am in deep sh**. However so will a lot of them be:rolleyes: .338 only about 150 rounds,22-250 well a lot more,22 long rifle,enough to shoot Grouse till I die,25-06 enough for the wife to never have to reload another round,12 gauge more than enough and handgun calibers more than I will advertise:eek: . catfish
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    Not nearly enough but we have limited space for storage.
  9. SARG

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    A bunch of long guns ...a score of handguns and gobs of ammunition.

    I just acquired a Socom 16 and got 5k rds. just for that.
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  10. berto64

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    You guys ever wonder who is compiling this info?

    I have 1 gun & 1 bullet for it, all I'm gonna say.
  11. Bruce FLinch

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    :D It's Barney Fife incognito! :D

    Let 'em compile , when the crap hits the fan, it won't matter anyway, except who's left alive @ the end. Just hope I'm not alone:D
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    I guess you mean for each weapon?
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    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    Are you supposed to keep some extra ones around?????
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    Probably some Hillary chronie.....

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    Could someone state the law on ownership limits so I can say a number below the limit?
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    Almost too much to carry running.

    LL
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  18. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

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    I only keep ammo when I'm nearing range time. Right now, I have 250rnds of .22lr HV and 100rnds of .380 (50rnds of Remington and 50rnds of American Eagle). I usually only carry FMJ ammo. Next pay period, I'm getting a case (400 rnds) of 7.62x54r ammo.
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  19. stash247

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    On hand means where, exactly?
    On the bikes, seldom more than 50 rds of any single caliber.
    In the truck, well, a little more, for several more calibers; should the SHTF, it would be my 'bug out ' vehicle, and, depending on the situation and timeframe, might gain a lot of weight in a very short time, from ammo, and arms. The toolbox in the truck would support me, in clothing, tools, arms and ammo, for six months, if necessary, but then, my needs are simple.
    In fixed locations, remote from my residence, I could likely access more ammo, in an hour or two, than I would need for a lifetime; all in serious caliber, sealed battlepack format; like somebody said, volume reduces the price, as does situational awareness, sometimes.
    When I hear of a Gun shop, in financial distress, I'll make it a point to visit, and if, perhaps, the owner is long on good .308 ammo, and short on cash, an extremely favorable price can be reached, to mutual benefit- he has the cash to meet next week's bills, and I have another stash of ammo. Same deal, on a Sunday afternoon, at a gun show; an ammo dealer, having driven 5 or 600 miles to a slow show, and unloaded 10,000 pounds of ammo to set up, may not wish to load all or most of it up, again, to drive home! Make him an offer you both can live with, on ALL his 'case lot' ammo, in whatever caliber floats your boat, and have cash.
    I bought 13 cases of .308 (7.62X51 NATO) Hirtenberger Ball, for $1450, US, in Houston, a few years ago, sold six cases, near the end of the show, for $1050, total, to other exhibitors, so arrived home with seven cases of ammo that shoots as good as Lake City Match, for $400, in real money, sonewhere around 57 bucks a case! Too cheap to pass up!!!
    I store most of it away from my residence, in secure storage areas, with relatively 24/7 access, as a convenience to me, and a courtesy, to my neighbors.
    Rimfire ammo is the exception; the lube gets hard, fractures and falls off, goes 'stale' in a couple of years; I'm testing, and buying now, a bit less than what I will shoot this season, since I 'overbought', last year. In case lots, of course. For the 'Stinger' kind of round, where accuracy is not the primary emphasis, by all means, buy, in quantity, when available on the cheap; the preceding was about 'Match Quality' target ammo.
    How much, total, 'on hand' (a term as yet undefined) ? More than a large police department, but less than a small Army, I Guess.
    Of course, you must remember, I have been without adult supervision for 16 years.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2007
  20. berto64

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    I've had local leos say when trouble starts, they're dropping by my house before bugging out.

    Several deputies know of what I have and yet I'm not feared by local leos. We're all of a like mind here in my AO.
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