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Old 02-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #11
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I think Cane has said before, two full magazines after the battle. Or something to that effect.

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I have 5000 rounds of. 22 and about 500 large cal . I reload but this is of little use in a bug out situation . I got more work to do for the big stuff . My problem is I love to shoot so it's hard to stock up when you shoot every weekend .

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Old 02-03-2012, 12:46 AM   #13
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In a poll I conducted with a couple of hundred respondants, the clear plurality, 38%, kept between 801 and 3,200 rounds of rifle ammo on hand.

87% of about half as many responding to my poll on defensive shotgun ammo kept 400 rounds or less, however, the average for ALL was at least 366 shells.

Me? More than I need but less than I want...

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I like to keep about 200 rounds per weapon. So needless to say I'm always buying ammo.

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As much as you can afford. Think of it as an investment like gold. It'll hold its value better than the dollar as long as it doesn't go bad (corrode, etc.).

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If it's a good deal, I buy it regardless of how much I have in hand. So my counts vary throughout the year.

Typically I prefer to have 600-1000 per rifle, and 250 per pistol, as a minimum restocking point.

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All that I can get, and rotating old stock
How necessary is it to rotate your ammo? Also, how often?
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How necessary is it to rotate your ammo? Also, how often?
If it's quality ammo, it'll last for a LONG time.
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FIFO -- first in, first out.
Problem is, after you've been shooting awhile, you will have quantities of different types of the same caliber ammo. 55 grain this, 62 grain that, etc., and FIFO starts to lose ground...

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