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Old 09-27-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default Ammunition Caliber Consolidation

A while back I decided to consolidate calibers as much as was reasonably possible. At one point I had many more firearms and way too many calibers for practical considerations. I can no longer afford to be a collector, so all of my weapons are shooters, not safe queens. (although I miss some of those beauties ) As I've had to divest myself of some, or actually most of those firearms, my ammunition requirements have been drastically reduced.

I'm also thinking that if there's a SHTF situation, I want to keep it simple.

Here's what I now stock:

.45 ACP
.357 Magnum
.12 GA.

How about you?
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:53 AM   #2
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I'm pretty close to you CA!!

.50 Cal BP

.45 1911
9mm Taurus 24/7 PRO

Stevens 12 ga pump
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Yeah, I have already done this also. I am down to the following calibers. I sold a lot of stuff off. (sniff-sniff) but had to.


Unless something comes up that is a real steal, I am only trying to consider buying anything that falls into these calibers. And I have pleanty of ammo in these calibers already.

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.223/ 5.56
7.62 X 39
7.62 X 54R
12 Gauge
9mm Mak
.357/ .38 special

Really I want to get it like this

7.62 X 39
7.62 X 51 Nato or .308
9mm Luger
12 gauge.
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:47 AM   #5
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Right now I have the following:
1-12 ga pump long gun
1-300savage Semi Auto
1- 7mm bolt action
1- 7.5 Maus-French
1-12ga tactical
1 22 Bolt rifle magazine fed
The ones that I am stocking and actively stocking ammo for are:
22 bolt rifle
Dont know, will probably sell the others.


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Hard not to include
12 Ga

The most common ammo available almost anywhere.

The rest is personal choice, mine
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Variety is the spice of life:

Store Bought Only:
.22 LR and Magnum
12 Gauge
20 Gauge

7.62 x 39 for the AK (Wolf only)

Factory and mostly my own Reloads For:
8mm Mauser
.357 Mag
9 mm
.44 Special
.44 Mag
.44 AutoMag
.45 ACP

Not to mention Patched Round Balls for:
.433" RB's for the LePage Pistol
.454" RB for the Walker Colt
.530" and .535" RB's for the Hawken Percusison and .54 Blue Ridge Flintlock
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CA- for pity's sake man! I have more reloading dies that THAT!

Anyway, how would I ever tell my SMLEs or Moisin Nagants that they did not make the cut? And I have had that little Colt 1903 .32 Auto for over 20 years. And the K-31 is the only rifle I am likely to have in 7.5 Swiss, but Lord how it reaches out there....
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12 ga
20 ga (danghter's)
.410 (grandkids)
.22 magnum
.38 special (wife's)
.41 mag
.44 mag
.454 Casull
7mm08 (daughter's)
.284 win
7mm rem mag
.375ruger/.284 wildcat (my wildcat)
7mm rem ultra mag
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22 lr
17 hmr
20 guage
38 special
357 mag
40 s&w
45 acp
460 Rowland
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