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How much ammo should I own ? What's an average? I know it's a personal preference. But I'm just wondering what other people stock up on and how much ?
 

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I have this rule of thumb.
I think it is proportional when one spends the price of the gun on Ammo as a Iron reserve.

So if I have a 1500 dollar gun I might stash 1500 dollars of ammo.

This formula adjusts for price bubbles.

I know I will gte a lot of flak for it but the more you think about it the more it makes sense.
 

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I try and keep at least 1K rounds per pistol and rifle caliber plus 2K-3K in .22LR. I reload also and keep enough for at least 500-1000 in components on hand. This allows me to still go to the range during shortage periods like we are in now.
 

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bluez said:
I have this rule of thumb.
I think it is proportional when one spends the price of the gun on Ammo as a Iron reserve.

So if I have a 1500 dollar gun I might stash 1500 dollars of ammo.

This formula adjusts for price bubbles.

I know I will gte a lot of flak for it but the more you think about it the more it makes sense.
Bluez sounds like a great concept, I will keep that in mind.
 

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the answer to how much ammunition is enough is 1 round per second for the rest of your life. 85 years 2,682,396,000 rounds of ammo enough to take one shot every second. if you havent got that much ammo you dont have enough. pro-rate for age.
 

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the answer to how much ammunition is enough is 1 round per second for the rest of your life. 85 years 2,682,396,000 rounds of ammo enough to take one shot every second. if you havent got that much ammo you dont have enough. pro-rate for age.
Lolololol too funny !!!
 

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JonM said:
the answer to how much ammunition is enough is 1 round per second for the rest of your life. 85 years 2,682,396,000 rounds of ammo enough to take one shot every second. if you havent got that much ammo you dont have enough. pro-rate for age.
Hence why there isn't any .223 anywhere :p
 

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Bluez sounds like a great concept, I will keep that in mind.
Thanks. This way things stay proportional.. It would make sense to only ahve a single rifle and 15,000 rds of ammo since you'd be sitting on uselss ammo if yur gun breaks in SHTF.

But if you ahve an expensive quality rifle it also adjusts for its assumed extra longevity and such an expensive tool deserves to be backed by more "fuel"

And if you have a cheap rifle of say 700 bucks , it might make sense to buy a second one after you stahed a certain amount of ammo.

Since the current price bubble affects both guns and ammo it still works.

But even if it affected only one not the other it would still make sense the more one thinks about it.
It also adjusts for the cost of different calibers IMO.
 

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I don't store any -- there's always a WalMart around, they are always well stocked with as much of everything you might possibly want, and the prices are always low. Know what I mean?
 

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5000 rounds per person per primary weapon
500-1000 per other than primary weapon per person

You can never have too much ammo.
 

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is there any way to get flagged for buying too much? whether its reloading components or manufactured ammo, kind of like when you buy 3-5 rifles or handguns in the same week.

I wouldnt think so but who knows.....credit card data and online transactions can be data mined at much later dates.....these days...
 

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is there any way to get flagged for buying too much? whether its reloading components or manufactured ammo, kind of like when you buy 3-5 rifles or handguns in the same week.

I wouldnt think so but who knows.....credit card data and online transactions can be data mined at much later dates.....these days...
Cash is king... if you care.

An when the Gestapo asks where it is, answer, I shot it at the range...
 

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seriously, you only need enough ammo to last you a month. I have a couple of boxes of .45 ammo, 1 box of British .303, and 2 boxes of 9mm, and a box of .380. Anything more than that is just feeding your paranoia.
 

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seriously, you only need enough ammo to last you a month. I have a couple of boxes of .45 ammo, 1 box of British .303, and 2 boxes of 9mm, and a box of .380. Anything more than that is just feeding your paranoia.
Really a month of what? Target practice?
 

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Really a month of what? Target practice?
Sure if that's what your using it for. Do you really think that there is going to be another civil war?
 

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seriously, you only need enough ammo to last you a month. I have a couple of boxes of .45 ammo, 1 box of British .303, and 2 boxes of 9mm, and a box of .380. Anything more than that is just feeding your paranoia.
What hole in sand are you storing your head in! The feds just ordered 1.4 billion rounds of .40 hand gun ammo, hollow point, as well as 7,000 full auto .308 riffles. No, not the marines, navy, airborne, coastguard, nope. It was for agencies like the social security admin. Now what does the SS need with a cash of weapons like that?

No doubt when they passed the second amendment, someone thought it was to comfort someone's paranoia.

By the guns you need, and as much ammo as you can find and afford.
 

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Sure if that's what your using it for. Do you really think that there is going to be another civil war?
I hope not, but I do believe we will have a
huge economic and social collapse. And soon,
US Govt is flooding the market with cash devaluing
the USD like never before in history, the USD is
the world reserve currency. So if and when the
USD collapses, we will have a collapse than will
make the Great Depression look like a Sunday
picnic. Most Western democracies are leveraged
beyond their GNP, including the US. Yes then
only question of the collapse is when not if.

And our current Admin is pushing us as hard as
they can to get to it.
 

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Sure if that's what your using it for. Do you really think that there is going to be another civil war?
The department of fema has millions of coffins, distributed all across the united states in fema camps. These coffins are over sized and hold three bloated bodies in each one. If they are not planning for war, just what are they planning for?
 
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