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View Poll Results: What is a reasonable goal for ammo, for your primary weapon for when SHTF?
100 rounds 2 2.63%
500 rounds 7 9.21%
1000 rounds 22 28.95%
2000 rounds 13 17.11%
5000 rounds 20 26.32%
10,000 rounds 5 6.58%
20,000 rounds 7 9.21%
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #11
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Just keep buying it for all your weapons, till you run out of practical storage room.

When the shelves begin to buckle, and your closet has no room for your shoes, you are probably close...
This is what I'm going for.
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I usually try to keep 500 .223 and at least 500 of every caliber I hand load. Plus I have enough materials to make 1000 or so handloads in one caliber or another.

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Keep buying till its off the selves ...

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A more reasonable question would be - - How much is too much ammo? Which has no answer.

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I've once in my life said those words. 'Too much ammo'. It had to be said.

My friend had so much ammo, it broke the floor in his closet, and went into the garage.

I said 'that's way too much ammo... For one closet, you're going to have to spread it around a bit.'

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A more reasonable question would be - - How much is too much ammo? Which has no answer.
Not really, true there is no such thing as too much,
but there is a point where you say. I am okay on
ammo, and I need to spend some of my money on
other preps, food, equipment, property, etc. That
does not mean you stop ammo purchases, but you
do slow down. What in your opinion is that point.

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My friend had so much ammo, it broke the floor in his closet, and went into the garage.

I said 'that's way too much ammo... For one closet, you're going to have to spread it around a bit.'
Now that is funny, how much ammo was damaged.
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Primary firearm consists of two for me if 'shtf' comes to fruition. One, a handgun (45); the other, a long gun (AK47). At least 2000 for the first, and 5000, if not more, for the second. One must set goal higher however if one suspects that along with shtf scenario a shortage of ammo would be a possibility, if not the case.

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Primary firearm consists of two for me if 'shtf' comes to fruition. One, a handgun (45); the other, a long gun (AK47). At least 2000 for the first, and 5000, if not more, for the second. One must set goal higher however if one suspects that along with shtf scenario a shortage of ammo would be a possibility, if not the case.
Interesting -- can u really foresee ever requiring 2,000 rounds of handgun ammo if you are living in an environment where you need that .45? Or is it more like taking Vitamin C!? It can't hurt, is cheap enough, tastes good when fruit-flavored, and might actually be of some benefit...
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Firearms are worthless without ammo.

Everything else can be acquired if you have ammo.

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If I knew SHTF was going to hit tomorrow I would want 20,000 plus rounds, but it's probably not going to happen tomorrow or the next day. So the question is how many rounds to stock for something that could happen? Not to mention how many rounds would you really need, and would that money be better spent on other supplies or current needs like paying off your house? Considering all of that I think 2000 rounds is a good safe number, and that's for all weapons including your primary.

I keep a spread sheet for my ammo. With that I can keep up with how many rounds I have of what. The reason for that is so that I don't just pick up ammo because I've got $40 burning a hole in my pocket. I want so much of different rounds for each gun and that's it.

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