How many rounds per gun?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Dust, Dec 7, 2008.

How many rounds per gun

  1. 1-250

    1 vote(s)
  2. 251-500

    5 vote(s)
  3. 501-750

    5 vote(s)
  4. 751-1000

    11 vote(s)
  5. 1001-2000

    9 vote(s)
  6. 2001-3000

    1 vote(s)
  7. Over 3000

    5 vote(s)
  8. You don't need to know

    12 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    Just wondering what everyone had stored up. Looking at a new gun with a new caliber, so I was just wondering what you had per gun.

  2. Texan2

    Texan2 TGT Addict

    Nov 8, 2008
    South of San Antonio
    I have heard some say 10,000 per gun....
    For most that is not ever gonna be a possibility...
    1000-2000 is probably more realistic for most....

    Its hard to build up my quantity when I keep shooting them!!!
  3. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

    Mar 11, 2008
    DFW, North Texas
    I think your poll so far is telling you somehting. No one else can answer that for you. No on else knows what you need it for. No one else knows if you're paranoid and fear the black heli's will be swooping in to take your family away. No one else knows what you have ample safe storage for. No one else knows........
  4. Dust

    Dust Active Member

    Just realized that there was an ammo section after posting this. Too late now. I am asking for a future ar and bolt 308 purchase. Not worried about black helis, but want enough to last. Was thinking 1-3K for the AR and 1-2K for the bolt.
  5. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Ideally I'd like to have at least 5,000rds of all the standard NATO small arms calibers (.308, 9mm, 5.56, etc) and all the common stuff here in the US (.30-06, .45acp, etc) as well as like 20,000rds of .22lr because it's so darn cheap. ;)
  6. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Texas of course
    I only keep a couple different calibers stocked up. On hand I currently have:

    9mm: 8K
    .22lr: 12K
    5.56: 4K
    7.62x39: 5K
    12ga: 2K (mix of slugs, buck and bird)
  7. Texan2

    Texan2 TGT Addict

    Nov 8, 2008
    South of San Antonio
    i think to answer this, you have to decide how much you intend to shoot. if ammo were unavailable...period, how long would your supply last? if you shoot a particular weapon a couple times a year? 1k would last a long time.... if you shoot it every weekend, you may need 10k?
    as stated in an earlier post, each person needs to decide what they are comfortable with.
  8. QBToo

    QBToo New Member

    I store up based on the continuing increase in ammo (I don't reload and don't plan to) and my ability to purchase some at a good price with cash on hand (no credit cards).

    Sure, I could put that money in some type of savings but would it generate enough to keep up with ammo inflation? Not that I know of (from experience within the last few years). But it's possible so that needs to be looked at.

    And then there's the "will it be available later" question some people have. I purchase 5.7x28mm and .223/5.56 ammo. Will it be banned at some point in time? I don't know. But I can't worry about that because for all I know the actual possession of it could be banned (not likely, just pointing out different scenarios).

    So when all the dust settles, my buying still depends on cost and funding availability. I've also cut down on the "number" of calibers I keep. For example I sold all my .38 Super, .45 ACP, .380 ACP, .357 Magnum handguns to concentrate on 9mm, .223/5.56, 5.7x28mm, .410 bore. All the guns I sold were just range guns anyway and I like my current collection just fine.

    I can guarantee you that I have LOTS AND LOTS of ammo on hand.
  9. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

    Mar 4, 2008
    Ancient Chinese secret.What big brother don't know won't hurt me.
  10. Ruggles

    Ruggles Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    3500 x 5.7x28mm (SS195 & SS197)
    1200 X .45ACP (230gr FMJ)
    800 x .303 180GR FMJ
    200 x .22LR
    40 x 12GA

    The only calibers I own guns for. Need some more 5.7x28 & .45ACP.


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