Originally Posted by JonM
about 2 billion rounds of ammunition is the correct answer.
thats 1 round per second round the clock non stop for 65 years. prorate for expected life span and divide amongst yopur calibers.
if you dont have 2 billion rounds you dont have enough ammo.
I'd say this is a good answer. But, given this logic, Jerry Miculek would need about.... 20 billion to be safe. Maybe 18 billion if he conserved a bit.
Seriously though, I only buy defensive rounds for my pistol calibers, since I reload. I do buy .22 LR of course, and only have about 1k-1.5k right now. Its enough because i really cant get to the range very often to shoot anymore, now that we just had our second kid. I would like more, of course. But diapers take priority. I don't cast bullets yet, but I plan to start within a year.
My goal in terms of reloading supplies is to have at least three years of supplies on hand at all times. I'm nowhere near that. He.ll I haven't even reloaded any rounds in a month or more. Haven't had any time.
I don't yet reload any rifle or shotgun rounds, though. I'll start of course in the future. Really all I would need for rifle is .308 and 30-30 right now, though.
*sigh* I just wish I were a billionaire so I could buy everything I wanted in terms of firearms.