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Old 04-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #11
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A basic military load out is more than adequate. 210 rounds of .223, and 50 rounds of 9MM.

If you need more than that, you'll be dead anyway.
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You picked a helluva time to start
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A basic military load out is more than adequate. 210 rounds of .223, and 50 rounds of 9MM.

If you need more than that, you'll be dead anyway.
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A basic military load out is more than adequate. 210 rounds of .223, and 50 rounds of 9MM.

If you need more than that, you'll be dead anyway.
WHAT?!?!?!?

What about the second day of rioting after the EMP? What about protecting your family after that really bad day?

Marines reload after every day of action.

The real question may be: How many "basic military load outs" must you prepare for? It seems to me one should be ready to fill 10-20 load-outs. Using your logic, at least.
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How much ammo you need really depends on how good a shot you are!
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I carried twenty 20-round mags preloaded with 19 rounds per (3/1 ball/tracer) plus a bandolier of 5.56. More than adequate for a quick firefight but not always enough for extended-duration contact. I remember a few occasions when we had to call for emergency resup.

Depends on circumstances. A civilian in a SHTF scenario can't call up an emergency ammo drop. My motto re ammo is you can never have enough.
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I've birned through a 210 round combat load in less than 20 min on several occasions. The combat load is a good rule of thumb for what to have with you or ready to go at a moments notice, but the point of a combat load is not to sustain you through a potentially long term incident, its to sustain you through a firefight. We always had thousands of extra rounds in our gun trucks or in our rucks at the rally point as you should have thousands of rounds at your home, camp etc. I guess the question to ask yourself is what you're preparing for. Do you plan on being on your own for a long period of time, or are you planning for something like katrina where you just need to hold out for a week or so? Also, do you forsee heavy firefights going on? The more combat and longer time would mean more ammo. Also do you, or do you plan on reloading?
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So your wanting to become part of the problem. The ammo will come back and it won't be hard to get if everyone will just stop buying everything they can and just get what they need.
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Too many variables to give an accurate answer. Where you live, in town or remote area, will be one of the big factors. And then how much turf do you plan to defend & why & how long? Having 10K rounds per gun will mean nothing if you're location is not reasonably defensible and you get snuffed in the first exchange.
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WHAT?!?!?!?

What about the second day of rioting after the EMP? What about protecting your family after that really bad day?

Marines reload after every day of action.

The real question may be: How many "basic military load outs" must you prepare for? It seems to me one should be ready to fill 10-20 load-outs. Using your logic, at least.
What EMP???

And btw, did it ever occur to you that if you start laying down fire, your opponent is going to shoot back??

Why does anyone believe that if there is a significant social upheaval, we'll all start getting into protracted firefights??
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