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Old 10-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #71
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I try to buy at least one box for each gun I have once a week. I buy .45 colt, .410 (2 1/2in), and .22lr

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I think 1000 rounds of each caliber is more than adequate...

If a situation ever arose where you NEED that much:
A. You're pretty much effed.
B. You can't carry it anyway.

Short of a domestic war, or total collapse you will never NEED 500 rounds in storage.

Still, it can't hurt to have 1000 rounds, it ain't getting any cheaper...
Spot on. If we go to a New revolutionary war - or something like that...and the Gov't has even one Brigade of combat forces vs freedom fighters...Gov't wins.

Only way I'm seeing the need for more than 1000 or so: events happen destroying just about everything; we go back to living like Native Americans prior to the whiteman stealing their land. That level of tech/lifestyle. No matter how many WISH that happens; highly unlikely.
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Spot on. If we go to a New revolutionary war - or something like that...and the Gov't has even one Brigade of combat forces vs freedom fighters...Gov't wins.
Do you think US Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman will fire on US civilians? I do not. May a few at first but not the main forces.

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Only way I'm seeing the need for more than 1000 or so: events happen destroying just about everything; we go back to living like Native Americans prior to the whiteman stealing their land. That level of tech/lifestyle. No matter how many WISH that happens; highly unlikely.
If civil society, does break down and their is wide spread civil disobedience/
rioting, Food will be the first time to run in short supply. You might be
surprised how hunger is at motivating people.
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I'm all for ammo hoarding It fits my OCD perfectly. I have more than I'll ever be capable of firing in my lifetime. It also fits with my forward thinking of what if. Realistically thinking; how many of us live in fortified non-urban houses, or rural homes? That could fend off/withstand an attack of zombies with modern/military firearms/firepower themselves?

The majority of us will find ourselves "on the run" more so on foot to find cover and safety in the hills or wilderness. So unless we have a hideout with a cache' how in the heck can we carry everything we need on our backs? Do we go with the proverbial tactical wheel-barrow? lol

Hunters who back-pack into the primitive land know the importance of carrying a balance pack of essentials. When it comes to firearms they usually take only two, rifle and pistol. With a box of ammo for the rifle, and a 1/2 box for the pistol in magazines and speed loaders.

I don't mean for this post to become a why I should or shouldn’t just a thought on the ability to move that much ammo beyond a "bug Out" amount (whatever that amount might be)

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Agree,

Desperation will fuel people to do many vile things...
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Realistically thinking; how many of us live in fortified non-urban houses, or rural homes? That could fend off/withstand an attack of zombies with modern/military firearms/firepower themselves?
Me.

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The majority of us will find ourselves "on the run" more so on foot to find cover and safety in the hills or wilderness. So unless we have a hideout with a cache' how in the heck can we carry everything we need on our backs? Do we go with the proverbial tactical wheel-barrow? lol

Hunters who back-pack into the primitive land know the importance of carrying a balance pack of essentials. When it comes to firearms they usually take only two, rifle and pistol. With a box of ammo for the rifle, and a 1/2 box for the pistol in magazines and speed loaders.

I don't mean for this post to become a why I should or shouldn’t just a thought on the ability to move that much ammo beyond a "bug Out" amount (whatever that amount might be)
Very good points.
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Do you think US Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman will fire on US civilians? I do not. May a few at first but not the main forces.
I do. Those who refused to be mind-capped into the new society will be labelled terrorists.

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I won't be surprised. I get it.
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Do you think US Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman will fire on US civilians? I do not. May a few at first but not the main forces.

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I do. Those who refused to be mind-capped into the new society will be labelled terrorists.
Ditto! All they need is a belief-system to buffer the repercussion of their act.
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Default Ammo is where its at!! A gun without ammo is useless

If you have guns/they need ammo-our government has found out that its impossible to get the guns from the people-but ammo is another story and that is the direction they are going-example how much surplus ammo have you seen lately ever ask yourself why-its because no import permits are being issued and the nations that belong to the United Nations have agreed to destroy it.What about the $ 25.00 haz mat fees by the govenment attached to the shipping or primer or powder?

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