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SmithKid308 09-20-2011 02:56 AM

Ammo supply
If it is a long term SHTF or social collapse what would you do about ammo ? How much do u keep at you home ? What would you trade for ammo and what would the value of the rounds be ? Just asking for your 0.02

towboater 09-20-2011 03:05 AM

I have around 6000 total rounds. I do want to get more 22lr ammo.
If I run ou,t I hope I can trade silver coins, or veggies from the garden for more.

SmithKid308 09-20-2011 03:07 AM

Would 9mm be worth stocking up on ? Even tho I only have one and maybe getting a kel-tec sub 2000 9mm ?

towboater 09-20-2011 03:32 AM

I don't think it will get less expensive.
I only have 1 also. (CZ75b) I try to keep at least 1000 rounds for it.

Lindenwood 09-20-2011 04:09 AM

Indeed, it's not going to get any cheaper, and you can always just shoot it up if you decide you don't want the stash anymore.

I'm pretty low right now, with maybe 500 rounds of 9mm, a bit under 400 rounds of .44mag (some of it isn't loaded, though, heh), and probably 1000 rounds of .22. At one point though I had a case of 9mm and about 6000 rounds of .22. I sold a lot of the .22 to a friend when I sold him my old 10/22, and now that I reload I tend to not keep as much ammo on hand.

But I say, at least keep enough around for a few gunfights' worth. If you're still alive after that, then you've got a good selection weapons and ammo, heh.

hiwall 09-20-2011 04:35 AM

For an extended length of time I would think rifle ammo would be the most desirable to have alot of.

Sniper75 09-21-2011 12:18 AM

Any common round that is on the market will be worth more than gold. If its an uncommon caliber that you seek after shtf you might aswell just throw that rifle or pistol away cause you won't find it unless you can reload it. There is an estimated 250 million firearms in the US alone. And still not enough ammo? Haha
Anything from .22-.223 30-30 30-6 12 gauge the list goes on. Gentlemen you have more than you know with just a single bullet. So stock up on common calibers as well as uncommon such as the 6.8. cause you might not find a use for it but somebody coming down the road might trade something of way more value.
Just food for thought.:) think of your own survival by thinking about other peoples needs outside of your group

neilage66 09-21-2011 12:23 AM

I'm thinking 12 gauge and .22LR will be highly sought after.

Plan accordingly.

What was the most prevalent weapon in settling the American West?

The shotgun.

Firearms4ever 09-21-2011 12:27 AM

Between my wife and I we keep around 8,000 rounds of 12 Gauge (all sorts, birdshot, buckshot, slug, and ect.). As said above shotgun shells would probably be highly sought after due to the versatility of a shotgun, and especially if you have something like a Remington 870 Express like I do.

neilage66 09-21-2011 12:36 AM


Originally Posted by Firearms4ever (Post 583447)
Between my wife and I we keep around 8,000 rounds of 12 Gauge (all sorts, birdshot, buckshot, slug, and ect.).

320 standard boxes of 25 rounds each makes a comforting pile I suppose. :)

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