Originally Posted by jjfuller1
Just curious shat you would want on hand for emergancies. 62gr steel core or some sort of JHP self defense round? Please enlighten me
An open ended question. Oh, added, 'for 223'.
No one good answer, but here are some things to think about.
What weapon/weapons? An older AR or bolt with a slow twist will limit bullet weights to the light end. I have a bolt with a 1 in 14 twist that has troubles with anything over 55grs.
For what use? Harvesting game or protection. Larger game is better served with heavier bullets at higher velocities. I am one that prefers something bigger for large game but many deer have been harvested with smaller than the .223. Bad guys, don't much care, just double and triple tap till they are no longer a threat.
The AR platform is just about universal over this great land and 5.56 and or .223 ammo is around. Changing 'uppers' can change the capabilities from one extreme to the other.
Bolts are, for the most part, very accurate and handle very light lead loads (a lead pellet for the bullet). But are slow for use in an extended fire fight.
I/we are not concerned with Geneva Conventions or accords. Go with a good supply of what you weapon/s like. How many is enough and how many is too much? How long is your SHTF going to last and how likely are you to being targeted during this time?
I see you live in the Western part of the state, so you have both the good and bad. You decide which is which.