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Old 07-17-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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With all the violence in the media, I have heard it stated a few times that the shooter had a hoard or cache of ammo and weapons...knowing that I'm listening to the uneducated, I dismiss most of this...still, the media has a pofound impact on what other people think.

While I am not going to divulge how much ammo I have on a public forum, I think most non-gun people would call me a hoarder. I have accumulated enough ammo and reloading supplies to go a 3-4 year period with no ammo supply and to sustain my shooting habits at maybe 80% of my current 'burn' rate. And over the years, I have accumulated several calibers which further compounds the need for ammo.

There is no right answer, but how much ammo/rounds is a hoard in your mind and how much do you think the uneducated will view as a hoard?
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If you have a brick of .22lr the media will make you out to be an ammo hoarding psychopath.
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You should have at least enough ammo for your lifetime & as much as your kids lifetime
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I read one report in the national media where the "gunman" had an arsenal of weapons and an ammo dump in his basement. turned out to be a double barrel shotgun, a .22 rifle and less than 100- rounds of ammo..
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I abhor hoarders. I try to buy all of it before the hoarders show up.
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Theyd have a field day with all of the" bomb making" reloading equipment in my basement
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I am simply a gun collector. I have a lot of different caliber guns in my safe. I have stuff from world wars. I also have stuff that is still in production. But I shoot somewhere around during 20 different calibers. Several of them are obsolete. But I shoot them all. I do not buy ammo. I make all my own. What if I want to go out and shoot 100 rounds of 357 Herrett through my Thompson Contender? That is a fired 30-30 Winchester case that is resized and necked up to accept a 357 caliber bullet. You can't get those at Walmart. I shoot 4 calibers like that. I also have several rifles that you can't even find ammo for at Cabelas. If I only kept 100 rounds for each caliber that I load...that would be something like 2500 rounds of stuff that I only shoot once in a while. Of course I have a couple of bricks of 22lr.

Now let's talk about the fact that I am an IDPA competitor. I am a safety officer. So I am always at the match. I usually load 500 to 1000 rounds at a time for my 1911. And I go through it pretty fast. Plus I have several boxes of self defense ammo for my carry guns in an ammo can in my safe.

Most of the people on this forum would think this is a normal amount of ammo. People that don't shoot would think I am crazy. But what is the point of owning any gun that you don't have ammo for?
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If you have a brick of .22lr the media will make you out to be an ammo hoarding psychopath.
Add to that a couple guns that use it and you have: "An arsenal with hundreds of rounds of ammo."
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I read one report in the national media where the "gunman" had an arsenal of weapons and an ammo dump in his basement. turned out to be a double barrel shotgun, a .22 rifle and less than 100- rounds of ammo..
The media are hogs at the trough. They are so busy making some ho-hum

story into a big deal, they carelessly discard the truth, and wind up being

the patsies of the left.
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