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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, 11:16 PM   #31
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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'll go along with the last part of your statement (a variety is always good), but like Shade I have to disagree with the handgun being more valuable than the rifle. A pistol is good because it is a convenient weapon to keep with you, and that alone could make a difference. The gun you have with you is certainly better than the gun you wish you had. But if SHTF most would start keeping a rifle handy, and I wouldn't want to carry a pistol to a rifle fight.
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I'll go along with the last part of your statement (a variety is always good), but like Shade I have to disagree with the handgun being more valuable than the rifle. A pistol is good because it is a covenant weapon to keep with you, and that alone could make a difference. The gun you have with you is certainly better than the gun you wish you had. But if SHTF most would start keeping a rifle handy, and I wouldn't want to carry a pistol to a rifle fight.
I may be a bit biased because I am much more proficient with a handgun than a rifle, to be quite honest I can hit smaller targets further away with my handguns than I can with my AR15, Garand or Enfield.
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I may be a bit biased because I am much more proficient with a handgun than a rifle, to be quite honest I can hit smaller targets further away with my handguns than I can with my AR15, Garand or Enfield.
The best weapon is the one you're the most accurate with, and if that's a pistol then so be it.

I can touch bullets at 200 yards with a rifle. I can barely touch paper at 20 yards with a pistol. So I'll stick with my rifle and if I need something for up close, well that's what a shotgun is for.
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The best weapon is the one you're the most accurate with, and if that's a pistol then so be it.

I can touch bullets at 200 yards with a rifle. I can barely touch paper at 20 yards with a pistol. So I'll stick with my rifle and if I need something for up close, well that's what a shotgun is for.
Heck, im lucky to touch paper at 200 yards with a rifle.
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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.
Natural disasters are often localized and aid is on its way in a few days or
weeks at the outside. That I understand being a different prep than other
senarios.

I find it interesting that you differential a economic collapse different than
a "Mad Max" (btw like the reference) total collapse. I view them as one in
the same. When the economy fails, money will be worthless, food stamps
with fail and those that did not prep will be starving inside of week, energy
meaning, electricity and fuel will stop. Their will be food riots then roving
gangs scavenging for food, etc.

How do you see and economic collapse without total insanity??? I just do
not see civilization not imploding while the economy collapses.

I will take some time for them to make it to me, but I am prepared, if it
happened tomorrow I would be okay, I'd make it with my family, unless
someone got a lucky shot in on me, the Iraqis tried and missed. I am hoping
a bunch of half staved dirtbags are not any better.
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Natural disasters are often localized and aid is on its way in a few days or
weeks at the outside. That I understand being a different prep than other
senarios.

I find it interesting that you differential a economic collapse different than
a "Mad Max" (btw like the reference) total collapse. I view them as one in
the same. When the economy fails, money will be worthless, food stamps
with fail and those that did not prep will be starving inside of week, energy
meaning, electricity and fuel will stop. Their will be food riots then roving
gangs scavenging for food, etc.

How do you see and economic collapse without total insanity??? I just do
not see civilization not imploding while the economy collapses.

I will take some time for them to make it to me, but I am prepared, if it
happened tomorrow I would be okay, I'd make it with my family, unless
someone got a lucky shot in on me, the Iraqis tried and missed. I am hoping
a bunch of half staved dirtbags are not any better.

I probably should have said crisis, rather than collapse.

I have little doubt that a full economic collapse would turn the world on it's head.
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I keep a running total on the amount of ammo I have as well with the exception on 12 gauge. I have way too much of that and too many different variations of it to keep track. I know I don't have enough ammo stockpiled, but I'm sure that I have more then some people.



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I keep a running total on the amount of ammo I have as well with the exception on 12 gauge. I have way too much of that and too many different variations of it to keep track. I know I don't have enough ammo stockpiled, but I'm sure that I have more then some people.



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Have you tried any long term storage options? Those .50 cal ammo cans are cheap, waterproof and are good containers if you ever had to grab and go.

Bass pro had some unissued cans for $10 so I picked up 3.

Just a suggestion.
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I probably should have said crisis, rather than collapse.

I have little doubt that a full economic collapse would turn the world on it's head.
Fair enough crisis vs. collapse. I see it as once the final slide happens it will
be a full out collapse, it will make 1929 look like a walk in the park.

I like the fact that this thread has stayed civil, thank you, all. It drives me
nuts when everyone starts acting like children because they all do not agree
it ends up just like whats happens inside the beltway... LOL sorry had to go
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Have you tried any long term storage options? Those .50 cal ammo cans are cheap, waterproof and are good containers if you ever had to grab and go.

Bass pro had some unissued cans for $10 so I picked up 3.

Just a suggestion.
.30 and .50 cal. ammo cans are great, most of mine I purchased when they
were $3-5 a peice. I cannot find them under $12-15 if you can find them at
all.
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The problem with stock piling vast amounts of ammo is if you have to abandon your current location you can only carry so much. All the rest is left behind for potential enemies.

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