Stockpile. What your limit? - Page 5
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion >

Stockpile. What your limit?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2013, 05:43 AM   #41
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rachilders's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 343
Liked 38 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 130

Default

My personal recommendation is... find out what you'd normally use in all your guns if you shoot regularly for a year, then double it.
__________________
"... Americans... we want a safe home, to keep the money we make and shoot bad guys." -- Denny Crane
rachilders is offline  
Vikingdad Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #42
Devil's Advocate and Provocateur
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TekGreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cincinnati,OH
Posts: 2,003
Liked 1466 Times on 772 Posts
Likes Given: 634

Default

DHS has set a reasonable storage limit of 2.4 Billion rounds. I say that's a good place to start.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hq357 View Post
If you have no more storage for ammo would it be okay to seal it in a zip lock bag and put that into some sort of waterproof container and bury it? Wil the ammo rust due to humidity? Will the ammo still b good?
You can make your own ammo packs by using a kitchen Seal-a-Meal, rolls of food storage plastic and O2 absorber packs.

Place loose rounds or boxes of ammo in a single layer inside the bag. Throw in a 2-3 oz O2 absorbent packet. Seal the bag with the Seal-A-Meal. Presto! You've made your own battle packs! Adjust number of rounds or boxes to make the weight and size convenient for you. Add an inventory card in the bag that can be read through the plastic for your convenience at identifying ammo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachilders View Post
My personal recommendation is... find out what you'd normally use in all your guns if you shoot regularly for a year, then double it.
This is a great idea! Determine how much you shoot a year, then decide how long you want to be able to shoot at that rate and not have to buy ammo. Two years is good enough for some, five for others.
__________________
.
.
“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem." (I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.). Thomas Jefferson

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

-Edmund Burke, Loosely translated from Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents. (1770)
TekGreg is offline  
KG7IL Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 05:44 AM   #43
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
drvsafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,636
Liked 216 Times on 173 Posts
Likes Given: 116

Default

I read a post on a similar topic once and they stated that their rule of thumb was to stock the dollar value equivalent of that particular firearm, in that caliber ammo. So for a $600 9mm, $600 worth of ammo. I didn't think that made too much sense when I first read it nor do I do now. I think whatever you can afford and can safely store works. But as a rule of thumb at least a few hundred for each firearm, even if one owns multiple firearms in a particular caliber. The only exception is .22 since its so much less expensive and will be shot at EVERY range session I prefer to have a few thousand of .22LR.
__________________
SIG 1911 .45 ACP
SIG P229R 9mm
Beretta BU9 Nano 9mm
Beretta 84FS .380 ACP
Ruger MKIII 22/45 Target .22LR

PWS (Primary Weapons Systems) MK114 5.56
drvsafe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 06:38 AM   #44
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JW357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,716
Liked 3733 Times on 2287 Posts
Likes Given: 1224

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drvsafe
I read a post on a similar topic once and they stated that their rule of thumb was to stock the dollar value equivalent of that particular firearm, in that caliber ammo. So for a $600 9mm, $600 worth of ammo. I didn't think that made too much sense when I first read it nor do I do now. I think whatever you can afford and can safely store works. But as a rule of thumb at least a few hundred for each firearm, even if one owns multiple firearms in a particular caliber. The only exception is .22 since its so much less expensive and will be shot at EVERY range session I prefer to have a few thousand of .22LR.
Dollar amount per caliber? For cheap .22s that's not enough rounds...
__________________
Always have clean socks.
JW357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 11:03 AM   #45
Lifetime Supporting Member
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,015
Liked 1369 Times on 761 Posts
Likes Given: 598

Default

There's no logical reason I can think of to limit how much ammo you have. There are plenty of logistical reasons why you can only have so much ammo, mainly related to cost and storage concerns, but no logical reason whatsoever.

It's kinda like asking if you can have too much gas for your vehicle.
kbd512 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #46
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bluez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,373
Liked 434 Times on 281 Posts
Likes Given: 1609

Default

Different calibers , rounds, cost and weapons make it hard to nail down a good number. I figure a good rule of thumb is to get as much in dollar cost in ammo, as your rifle cost.

This prevents you from going for crazy number for super expensive ammo and also adjusts for the low cost and training nature of 22LR etc
__________________
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/

Primary Rifle:
LWRC M6A2 w/ Eotech512

EVERY DAY MEN WHO WILL FOLLOW ORDERS TO KILL YOU, EXERCISE. DO YOU?

Last edited by bluez; 08-23-2013 at 06:40 PM.
bluez is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #47
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW OK
Posts: 5,049
Liked 2614 Times on 1440 Posts
Likes Given: 4140

Default

Quote:
I can no longer count my Ammo.
Do what i do, count the pallets.
alsaqr is offline  
KG7IL Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #48
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kiabe1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: texas
Posts: 584
Liked 79 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 41

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rn-cindy View Post

better put an xtra layer of aluminum foil in your hat...
Isn't that wat they said when we said theyre spying on americans lol
kiabe1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
How many guns do you stockpile/own bwalka General Rifle Discussion 60 07-30-2012 04:35 PM
How Much Ammo do you stockpile ? galapogos General Rifle Discussion 68 05-25-2012 01:04 AM
Ar-15 parts stockpile? Alpha1Victor AR-15 Discussion 5 03-12-2012 12:51 AM
Stockpile Sniper75 Politics, Religion and Controversy 9 01-08-2012 06:40 AM



Newest Threads