how much is enough ?

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  1. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    yes wondering how much ammo do you keep on hand at home ? in my if the SHTF bag i keep 300 rounds of 308, and at least 100 rounds of handgun ammo caliber depending on my mood ??? but in the house i like to keep at least 500 rounds of every caliber i have . is that excessive ? :confused:
     
  2. TranterUK

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    My 2c? 500rds minimum. If I had a choice, I would go 1000rds of each.
     

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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  4. pinecone70

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    I'm beginning to wonder about this, I didn't have adequate supply before the hoarding began and now I will run out of some calibers. I didn't want to join in the hoarding behavior though.
     
  5. SARG

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    When I purchased my Springfield Socom 16 two years ago I bought 4000 rounds of military 308 and about 500 rounds of premium commercial stuff...

    ..... but then I've always been an optimist ....... I realize there isn't any situation that would arise that I'd last long enough to shoot it all.
     
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    358 winchester New Member

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    being very honest here is how I see it:

    If I get below the 10K mark in any caliber of supplies then I start to panic
    and if the two 20MM ammo containers per caliber isn't full I am behind in reloading
    I always need more 30-06 ball ammo maybe next month or in June I will be able to pick up another few spam cans
    The way I figure it is that the kids the grand kids and on down the line can use it.
     
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    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Just like with guns, you can never have too many or too much. Just saying.
     
  8. oscarmayer

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    just did an inventory i'm way behind the norm. 22 lr = 1000 rds, 25acp= 100 rds, 32acp= 200 rds, 7.62x25= 250 rds,38spl= 500 rds,357= 200 rds,9mm= 1000 rds,45acp =1000rds,45colt= 250rds. 308 300rds,30/30 =100 rds, 12gauge 200 rds 303 brit= 1000rds
     
  9. TranterUK

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    Also consider reloading gear. Lee used to make a great little thing called the Lee Loader. Just the loader, a hammer and a bench. And you dont even need the bench, a floor will do. A few cans of powder, boxes of Pistol Primers and the bullets. You will have the capability to replace fired rounds quite quickly. Given any ammo shortage I would say It makes good sense.

    Take a look:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeEl9wZyabc&feature=related
     
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  10. oscarmayer

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    i used to reload, and learned the hard way reloading while having a few beers isn't a good idea , got away from it because as the little lady put it ffs "you're never home and when you are you're locked away in that damn garage of yours". so i sold off all my equipment and bought a new set of golf clubs but that also justified a second safe just for the ammo.
     
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    Dosn't matter. If the police raid your house even if they got the wrong address, If they find a box and a half, it will be reported by MSM as an amount that exceeded the ammunition loaded up for the invasion of fortress Europe in WW II.
     
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    This is what I started with, talk about portable!
     

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    I understand how you feel about this. My brother is in the same place you are. I have been telling him for years what was comming down the pike, but he wouldn't listen. Now he has a little ammo for the two or three guns he owns, and can't get any more. Personally, I have plenty of ammo, and am still adding to my supply, but I will not go into the store and buy all the ammo they have in stock in any caliber, unless it's the only one or two boxes left. I wish you the best in finding what you might need.
     
  15. Bruce FLinch

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    What you need is a brick mold. Make mortar bricks w/ the plastic box of ammo inside. Lay a patio of mortar pavers....;)