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How much ammo?

Discussion in 'Food, Water Storage and other Prepper Gear' started by Mohawk600, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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  2. SloppyShooter

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    I'm not too worried. Crimminals are afraid to come down my street.
    Worse comes to worse, I can run 6 houses down and jump the fence to the National Guard.
     
  3. rmantoo

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    I/we shoot several 1000 rounds a month of various calibers, so I generally have:

    +-5k of .22, mostly LR

    3k-4k 9mm, 40, 45acp, 5.56 and .308- this is reloads only- i'm not counting store-bought ammo
    couple 100 45LC, 30-06, 6.5cm, 6mm cm

    5 each 5 gal buckets 9mm, 40, 45, 5.56 cases for reloading, 2 buckets 308, lots less but still bunches of the rest of my calibers, and I lost track of the powder, primers, and bullets I have on hand... have to keep the 1050s fed and happy :)
     
  4. Texas Heat

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    I have 1k 9mm and 1k 223 that I leave untouched and unopened. There is probably around 5k in 22. I buy what I use and leave those aside. The 9mm and 223 are defensive rounds. If I live past shooting those 2k rounds, chances are I can pick up what's left from the people that didn't get me. They say if you're keeping quite, you'll never use those 1k in years. If you're actively involved in gun fights, either you're number will get pulled sooner or you can enjoy the spoils of your victory. It sure would be weird if you both ran out of ammo at the exact same time though wouldn't it :)
     
  5. Grundy1133

    Grundy1133 Born on a Monday Lifetime Member

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    thats when you throw your gun at each other and proceed to CQC or what i like to call a slap fight. lol
     
  6. Ole Cowboy

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    It happens, happened to me in fact and then my Basic Training kicked in and he got a butt stroke to the lower jaw, right above his chin, it snapped his jaw and unless he found a good doc he is still suckin his meals thru a straw somewhere.
     
  7. acorneau

    acorneau Well-Known

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    Hey, what you do on your free time is your business.

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  8. O.S.O.K. 1961

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    How much is enough? I guess it depends on what you're expecting in the way of need. I mean, where do you live, how often are you going to have to defend yourself, etc.

    I think for most folks, a thousand rounds of ammo for your primary weapons is plenty. I mean, you won't be target practicing for all kinds of reasons.

    However, having more is always good and practicing now will rotate the stock - shoot and replenish your supply - first in, first out.

    The only other consideration is having the ammo for barter. .22LR in particular but also common calibers like 9MM and 5.56x45 will be very valuable in a shtf situation.
     
  9. SloppyShooter

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    As much as you need. (Sloppy drops the mike, and walks away, whistling. )
     
  10. Coastal76

    Coastal76 New Member

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    Storage is an issue for me so I battle round count vs variety. I have narrowed down the variety and I am now working on increasing round count!
     


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