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tenntyrant 11-24-2011 03:29 PM

How much ammo
 
How much ammo should I plan on stock up on for each gun?

Bidah 11-24-2011 03:41 PM

Keep 60% of your ammunition supplies in .22lr. Then whatever you feel comfortable with, or are legally allowed to have in your jurisdiction that does not push you into being an ammunition dump.

bkt 11-24-2011 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tenntyrant (Post 634911)
How much ammo should I plan on stock up on for each gun?

At least one more box in each caliber than you have.

Seriously, 1000 rounds is the bare minimum. 2000-5000 rounds is more comfortable. A lot of people keep 10,000 or more rounds on hand. Ammo keeps for long periods and you'll use it eventually whether anything goes wrong or not, so whenever you see a deal take advantage of it.

firedawg60 11-24-2011 04:19 PM

I think it would depend on what you're wanting to use it for. 60% of .22? What if you don't have a .22. My opinion would be 1-1500 for each caliber and possibly 2000 as a max.

If you have 10,000, how would you move it. I think there are some logistics that need to be thought about. Just my 2 cents.

willfully armed 11-24-2011 04:24 PM

I keep gobs of ammo for primary calibers.

.22, 9mm, 5.56/223. I never get below 2k of these.

For everything else, I only keep a few hundred. I load for those as needed.

vincent 11-24-2011 04:28 PM

No such thing as too much, just keep buying and storing until you can't buy or store any more. If you're training you're going to burn through some of it so it's not a bad idea to rotate stock. Just replace what you use plus one more box/case every payday, you'll be surprised how much you have in a short time.

bkt 11-24-2011 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by firedawg60 (Post 634939)
If you have 10,000, how would you move it. I think there are some logistics that need to be thought about. Just my 2 cents.

I never said it was all in the same place. :)

firedawg60 11-24-2011 09:36 PM

Agreed bkt. I was just thinking in general terms.:)

CA357 11-24-2011 09:54 PM

Buy as much as you think you need. Then do it again and again and again... ;)

neilage66 11-25-2011 03:51 AM

...all of it. :D


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