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View Poll Results: How much ammo is ideal? (Per caliber)
0-1000 3 10.00%
1000-2000 11 36.67%
2000-3000 3 10.00%
3000-4000 0 0%
4000-5000 1 3.33%
5000-6000 2 6.67%
7000-8000 0 0%
9000-10,000 1 3.33%
10,000-15,000 3 10.00%
15,000 + 6 20.00%
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:13 PM   #11
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approximately 2.5 billion rounds. 1 round per second 24/7 for 80 years.

divide amongst your calibers. once you hit that you got enough.

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I have 300 - 400 of each of my less shot calibers. I have over 1000 of each type of primer that I use. The ammo that I shoot a lot 45acp, 9mm, 38/357 I have 750-1100 rounds each. I try not to let them get much below that. But I always have stuff to make more. I keep about 2000 rounds of 22lr at any given time. But I may be down to a little more than 1500 now simply because I can't find any. I have run out of 22 mag once. We couldn't find any for several months. That is what my wife shoots. We finally found 3 boxes. She is rationing it now.

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You can never have too much of any one cartridge.

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Looked back at the OP's post and apologize I misunderstood.
His question was per caliber..
Even though I suggest that the total number may be a much better indicator of resiliency than by caliber

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There is no such ting as too much ammo. That is all I can say on the matter.

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Just today I bought 2000 rounds of ammo because I cant find powder to reload my own. 1000 .22lr and 1000 5.56. Last week I picked up 600 rounds of .44mag, Im not buying this just to buy it. I wait and look for good prices and pick it up then. I wont pay $1 a round for 5.56, and wont spend $45 for 100 rounds of 9mm. My local gun store had some remanufactored ammo on sale last week for $11 for a box of 50. I bought 500 rounds because thats a great deal these days. I try to keep minimum of 2000 rounds per caliber for range fun. I have some ammo stored away that I dont even count in my inventory, thats my rainy day ammo.

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I went with 2000-3000 per caliber because I think that would be able to get you through most situations (ammo shortages, SHTF, EOTWAWKI, all out war, ect). Though, If I can afford it, I'd probably keep buying past that point.

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I currently have about 25,000 rounds but I have 22, 223, 7mmWSM, 7.62X39 7.62X51, 30-06, 6.5 Jap,303 Brit, 30-30 rifles and
22, 9mm, 357Sig, 38, 357mag, 40,44spl, 44mag, and 45auto handguns
12ga, 20ga, and 410 shotguns

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Not nearly as much as I'd like, but better then none at all

.9mm-1100 Rds. of 115Gr FMJ, 350 Rds. 124 FMJ, about 580 asst. SD-Hollow Point, incl. 80 more just scored Monday
.38/.357 about 1200 Rds. total,..700 .38 FMJ(130-132 Gr. & 158 Gr.) 125 148 Gr. SWC's,, the rest asst. .38 +P and .357.
For both those calibers the Dominant SD rounds are either Hornady Critical Defense or Remington Golden Saber, and I have some Extra Speer Gold Dot, Federal Hydra Shok, and the GDR 50 Gr. Frangible JHP's Mixed in....

Since I Don't shoot .45 on a regular basis anymore it's still the same 1700 Rds.(500 reloads my Cousin made me, 850 Factory 230Gr. FMJ, and 350 Asst..45 SD-JHP rounds....

.32ACP- 350 asst. FMJ(71Gr. or 73 Gr.) Winchester & S&B, plus 150 JHP's...

12 Ga. about 120 Asst. slug, and 280 Asst. Buck & Bird shot....

20Ga. 250 asst. Buck & Bird Shot,..but only about 65 Slug rounds...(anyone have a lead on some?)

About to buy as much .410 as possible since were buying two soon...

.223/5.56-about 1600 Rds. now..

.30-06 about half that.

.308/7.62- about 3100 asst. rounds now....

.22Mag. very low! less then 200 Rds...

and .22LR(*sigh*) 1580 In reserve broken down as: 3 Bulk packs- 2 Winchester 333 Hp's & one Federal 525 Rn
2-100 Rd CCI Mini Mags(1 Ea. of RN & HP) all in Reserve plus 100 Angulia Subsonic's...

Shootable .22's 1 100 Pack of Winchester Hp's, 1-100 Pack of CCI Std. Vl., 200 Western X Hp's...about 50 CCI Mini Mag Rn's...gotta get some more before we have the "FTF-Arizona Meet-up & Shoot Off"!

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