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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 12-05-2012, 04:14 AM   #21
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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.

Now that is funny, how much ammo was damaged.
I kid you not. I think we were talking 10,000 rounds .50 cal, and 25,000 rounds .308 AP black tip. Not completed cartridges, just stacked boxes of bullet tips. The 2X4's under the carpet that comprises the flooring snapped under the weight.
So nothing was damaged. Other than his floor. I used to have a pic of it, but that was in my old phone.
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Personally at least 1,000 rounds per each gun is bare minimum.

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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?
My house is paid off, both my SUV's are paid for, the VA takes care of my medical needs, and my kids are grown.

That equals ammo.. Every time I go to Walmart I buy in 3's. 1/3 for shooting and 2/3 for the stockpile. Different calipers depending on stock.

12 ga, 40's, .223's, and 7.62 x39. Usually I go once a week for a different purchase each week.

I will stop when I run out of room, I run out of money, or the wife puts her size 5 foot down.

I don't see any of those ever happening...
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A good handgun with a few hundred rounds will be more of an asset than a rifle with 10,000.

Dont get me wrong, you need a rifle with a reasonable amount of ammo (I say 1000 rounds)

But a high powered rifle for medium game a shotgun or rimfire option for small game and a defensive handgun will be king IMHO.

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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...
Yes, that environment (anywhere USA) is highly likely to come apart at the seams when the 'economic bubble' bursts, banks declare a holiday (no money), food shelves stripped, and hunger and thirst abounds some three, four months down the road, causing mobs to turn into scavengers (after stripping cities) in your neighborhood.
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A good handgun with a few hundred rounds will be more of an asset than a rifle with 10,000.

Dont get me wrong, you need a rifle with a reasonable amount of ammo (I say 1000 rounds)

But a high powered rifle for medium game a shotgun or rimfire option for small game and a defensive handgun will be king IMHO.
I respectfully and completely disagree with you. But that is the great thing
about the First Amendment and these open forums we can have a civil
discourse about these matters and hopefully we all learn something new.

IMO, A semi-automatic rifle that is reliable and is chambered in a common
cartridge should be your primary weapon. There are number of good options
available to the prepper for that.

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Yes, that environment (anywhere USA) is highly likely to come apart at the seams when the 'economic bubble' bursts, banks declare a holiday (no money), food shelves stripped, and hunger and thirst abounds some three, four months down the road, causing mobs to turn into scavengers (after stripping cities) in your neighborhood.
Once the dollar, and with it all currency, collapses the bank runs start and
massive inflation takes over. I think a week for everything to come apart
at the seams, I have heard there is only 3 days of food on the grocery
store shelves.

In the first few weeks and months and maybe even years; copper, lead and
brass will hold more value than gold or silver. The ability to feed you and
yours will be of great value. I plan on our stores and hobby farm to do that
for my family and close friends. My prepper partner and friend has
demonstrated the willingness to stand between a gun and my wife and kids.
I also have fellow Desert Storm vets that are welcome here anyday and they
know it.

There will be no running down to Wally-world to pick up ammo or anything.
Either you have or you trade for it, and hope someone will part with it.

Hunger is a very strong motivating factor in peoples lives, people you would
trust anyday today, might be a very different story when they have not
eaten for a week.
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So astute, so true. Thanks for the shared insight. Yesterday, while the nation struggled another week, Obama and others secretly held hush-hush meetings at the White House. I bet dollars to doughnuts it wasn't about the economy, nor was it about a great and historic people, the Americans. The 'shtf' processes are in motion ....

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My house is paid off, both my SUV's are paid for, the VA takes care of my medical needs, and my kids are grown.

That equals ammo.. Every time I go to Walmart I buy in 3's. 1/3 for shooting and 2/3 for the stockpile. Different calipers depending on stock.

12 ga, 40's, .223's, and 7.62 x39. Usually I go once a week for a different purchase each week.

I will stop when I run out of room, I run out of money, or the wife puts her size 5 foot down.

I don't see any of those ever happening...
I'll reword my post. Anyone in the position that mudpupp is in should buy all the ammo they want. For everyone else, see my original post and work on getting into the position mudpupp is in and then buy all the ammo you want.
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I respectfully and completely disagree with you. But that is the great thing
about the First Amendment and these open forums we can have a civil
discourse about these matters and hopefully we all learn something new.

IMO, A semi-automatic rifle that is reliable and is chambered in a common
cartridge should be your primary weapon. There are number of good options
available to the prepper for that.


Once the dollar, and with it all currency, collapses the bank runs start and
massive inflation takes over. I think a week for everything to come apart
at the seams, I have heard there is only 3 days of food on the grocery
store shelves.

In the first few weeks and months and maybe even years; copper, lead and
brass will hold more value than gold or silver. The ability to feed you and
yours will be of great value. I plan on our stores and hobby farm to do that
for my family and close friends. My prepper partner and friend has
demonstrated the willingness to stand between a gun and my wife and kids.
I also have fellow Desert Storm vets that are welcome here anyday and they
know it.

There will be no running down to Wally-world to pick up ammo or anything.
Either you have or you trade for it, and hope someone will part with it.

Hunger is a very strong motivating factor in peoples lives, people you would
trust anyday today, might be a very different story when they have not
eaten for a week.
I think it really depends on your definition of SHTF, I find myself to be more concerned about an economic collapse or a natural disaster than a Mad max total collapse kind thing.
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i think best to have a .22/.22 mag for hunting i have both i perfer a .223 and a 12 guage buckshot for protection my handgun and buck knive for close fighting my other notiion why people so wary on listing what guns ammo they have who are you scared of and why are you scared? is this not still AMERICA? i should not have to hide anythang if i want to list what guns and ammo i have is fine do i have to do it exactly to what i have no if i have to live in fear of big brother coming to take whats mine id rather die trien to take a few of the basterds with me then living in fear LIBERTY OR DEATH!

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