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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Rifling82, Feb 4, 2018.
None "laying around". I prefer neatly stored.
No, just a visit from ATF...
i have an underground magazine. There are approximately three million rounds in cans stored on pallets. Most is military ammunition acquired many years at no/low cost.
Somewhere between 5000 and 8000 rounds considering all calibers I would guess. Internet sales are hard on my credit cards!
THANK YOU, all, for once again co-operating in our voluntary survey of your
private personal assets. In the event of any real emergency, we will be around to
confiscate your inventory. Of course, we'll be sure to whitewash it, in the media,
by labeling you as a "survivalist prepper" and your personal stash as an
I'm sure the IRS and NSA already knows exactly how much ammo is purchased by each individual through the internet.
No need to wait for a real emergency. When additional revenue is needed by the government, they can begin combing through the the history of internet purchases, and ensure everyone has properly paid the sales tax they needed to on transactions in which it was not collected by the seller.
I have waaaay more time to reload than I have to shoot so I have lots of ammo on hand. Because of the rain, forest fires, and life, I haven't been shooting for mebbe 6 or 7 months. I have a lot of pistol ammo, 9mm and 45 ACP are my "just in case" guns so I have prolly 300-400 each. My Garand is my favorite rifle so I have a bunch (100-200) loads waiting to be tested and about 300 HXP surplus. Plus ammo for my assorted guns (25 ACP, 380, 38 Spec., 357, 44 Special, 44 Mag., 308, 7.62x54r and 303) that may be around 500 or so. For several years whenever I'd go to a store that sold ammo, usually a big box store, I'd pick up a brick of 22s, just cause I was there. I was able to build up enough bricks to tightly fill a 5 gallon bucket and two large ammo cans. I also have a tupperware container, loaf of bread size, to keep loose boxes, so I figger I have roughly 11,000 rounds of 22. I've never had any problems with ammo during any of the "shortages"...
it wouldn't do them any good with my inventory of ammo. since at least 90% of it is handloaded!
and the sales tax is already collected at the time of the sale if it's taxable. if you buy off the internet, and the seller is in different state, then it's tax exempt. if it's sold within the same state, then it's taxable. so they would have to change the tax laws regarding internet sales to be able to collect those taxes. and that is always a possibility of happening. i'm surprised it hasn't happened yet.
Not necessarily. Some states, mine included, expect you (by law), to self-report, and self-pay when you do your state taxes. Here's a quote from elsewhere that states it better, "
For consumers that order tax-free items online, but live in states that charge a sales tax, they are technically required to report that purchase to their state tax agency and pay the sales tax directly to the agency. When consumers are required to do so, it is often called a "use" tax.
The sole difference between a sales tax and a use tax is the person that ends up giving the money to the state government. When it is a sales tax, the retailer is the one handing over the money, while a use tax is handed over directly by the consumer. However, collecting use taxes on small purchases often costs more than simply letting the consumer not pay the use tax. Instead, state tax agencies try to focus more on collecting use taxes for big ticket items that are purchased online with no sales tax, such as cars and boats.
Be aware, there are a number of states that have stepped up their enforcement of their use tax laws and are now trying to make their state residents pay the taxes that should be paid."
There are so many laws, and so much complexity, not even a simple, honest man can follow them. The purpose of the thick books of laws is to keep the common man guessing, and fearful of the government: which might give him the Mueller treatment and destroy him, if he becomes too noisy and outspoken.
My problem is not how much really, it's what I do with it.
I like to 'plink' with 41 mag, 308, 30-06 and the like. Then I get back to the stash and think..dadgum!...I just bought 500 rounds of that stuff. $$$. Where'd it go?
Maybe I should learn how to plink with 22lr.
I never have enough
1,142 pounds in military surplus ammo cans.
Im snowed in maybe ill get an exact ammo count today.
While not disclosing total quantity, I generally have 1,000 rounds minimum per weapon, so if I have six .22s, I have 6,000 rounds. It varies: there are some I seldom shoot and some I would only shoot as a last resort (my Grandfather's Rem Model 12 .22, for example). I generally try and limit the number of different calibers, and with very few exceptions, a particular caliber of ammo is completely reliable in every weapon I have of that caliber. Only have one 12g shotgun, and keep less than 250 rounds for it, for example. It is solely for HD and the occasional proficiency shooting.
Ok counted less what is in mags and partial packs in my range bags.
22 mag 250
22 lr 3000
40 sw 900
38 spc. 200
357 mag 150
44 mag 100
Shot gun shells 20 and 12 ga 200
I have enough that they will take me out with a missile long before I run out.
I attempt to maintain for each SD handgun; HP=500rnds, target=2K rnds
Rifles; 2K rnds
Seeing that I live in New Yorkistan, I don't share that type of info.
22LR over 45K
20k of various others for the firearms I own.
Enough reloading components for several thousand more.
Not going through another ammo shortage.