How much ammo do you keep onhand ?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by galapogos, May 8, 2012.

  1. galapogos

    galapogos New Member

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    I didn't see a general Gun forum that would include rifles and handguns so I'll ask this here and in the fifle forum....

    I keep a couple hundred rounds of three different types of ammo.

    Am I an ammo horder? Does that seem excessive?

    What's your ammo stock look like ?
     
  2. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    It's only hording if you keep a couple of hundred rounds on hand for each gun, and you have a couple of hundred guns. :D

    I'm about where you are on ammo. I generally keep a couple hundred rounds on hand for most of my guns, and a few extra rounds for a couple of my guns.
     

  3. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Two thousand rounds. :D
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    A day at the range. No, you are not a hoarder.
     
  5. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    1200 - .22 Cal.
    1000 - 7.62x39
    500 - 9mm Luger
    200 - .380 Auto
    100 - .22 Magnum
    100 - .303 British

    When I write it down it seems like a lot :)
     
  6. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    Not enough. I have about 100 rounds for each of guns save for .22, I have about 1000 rounds of that since it's so cheap. I would like to have more on hand for certain guns.
     
  7. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    I've probably got 20K rounds.

    About a third of it is 22lr. I like to keep a few thousand each of 9mm, 223rem, and 45acp...and then 500 or so of the various other rounds that I shoot. Remembering the supply situation about 3 years ago has resulted in my steady accumilation over the past couple years.

    BTW- The supply has been drying up in recent weeks. Retailers are blaming massive government purchasing of 9mm, 40sw, 45acp, 223, and 308.
     
  8. Demonlx

    Demonlx New Member

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    I'm super low on ammo right now :( I have 120 rounds of 9mm and 100 rounds of .22 (need to go buy another 500 round box today because I have never been this low on .22) and only 10, 30-06 rounds.
     
  9. Longrange

    Longrange New Member

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    Only the government and law enforcement should stock pile ammo.......

    I am sticking with that story
     
  10. Shoobee

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    I would say, I have approx 100 rounds of rifle, 50 rounds of revolver, 100 shotgun shells, and 500 rounds of 45ACP.

    That's because 100 rounds of rifle will last me about 20 years.

    50 rounds of revolver would last me about 10 years.

    100 shotgun shells would last me forever; I virtually never shoot these.

    And 500 rounds of 45ACP would last me about 50 years.

    I don't shoot a lot.

    The most important thing is to practice your draw with your H/D weapon 15 times per day with snapping caps in front of a mirror.

    Its the same way with swordfencing and martial arts -- you need to practice in front of a mirror.

    That tells you more about smoothness and stance than anything else you can do.

    I normally only go to the range about once a year. If that.
     

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  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I would go nuts if I only went to the range once a year. Also, I want to stockpile ammo 'just in case of emergency'. :cool:
     
  12. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    While i agree that it's very important to practice drawing and readying your SD weapon, range time with that weapon is even more vital. The smoothest fastest draw in the world won't do diddly squat if you can't hit where you're aiming.

    I try to keep about 5k rounds for my rifles, 500 JHP, and 1k FMJ rounds for each my handguns, and 500 2 3/4 00 buckshot for 12 gauge.

    But i am trying to increase my little stockpile when i can :D
     
  13. Shoobee

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    In case of an emergency, I would need to eventually bug-out.

    I live in a major city-scape and a major city-scape would be unsurvivable in the event of an emergency.

    And bugging out does not lend itself to tons of ammo.

    In that case I would only bring the 45ACP and the shotgun.

    And then try to make it to Colorado to my sister and brother in law.

    A shotgun is an excellent anti-zombie weapon and the USMC used them in Viet Nam. We also trained with them in Infantry Basic School.

    Since I therefore won't be bringing my scoped rifle or revolver with me in the event of an emergency, I do not stockpile ammo for them.

    It's going to be more important for me to stockpile water and gasoline if it ever comes to that.
     

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  14. Retaks

    Retaks New Member

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    500rds of .40S&W
    1500rds of .223/5.56

    Those are the points i start to order more ammo. That ammount gives me 1-2 days on the range before im out of ammo.
     
  15. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    I feel like I never have enough. I get a decent amount stocked up then I go shoot it all at the range lol
     
  16. leftoverture

    leftoverture New Member

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    My answer? Not enough.....
     
  17. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    You will never know...............
     
  18. onenut58

    onenut58 New Member

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    I keep 15,000 22 long rifle 300 each of 357 and 44 magnum 30-30.Im building up my 22 magnum and have 500 of those.300 12 and 20 gauge. I am very shy on 350 magnum ammo but working on it.
     
  19. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    Too much is never enough. I buy ammo and components as I find deals. I have a pretty good stockpile.
     
  20. Kriss

    Kriss New Member

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    A LOT depending on the gun and how often I shoot it.
    500+ .223/5.56
    about 100 .30-06
    about 50 loaded .257 WBY MAG and about 50 brass lots of bullets
    Over 1000 .22lr
    A couple boxes of 12ga
    200+ .45auto but again lots of brass and bullets
    A few boxes of 17hmr that's the gun I always start the girls out on so they aren't afraid of the bing ones
    Over 100 .357 mag and brass and bullets
    I'm probably forgetting stuff too

    And it's all stored away from my guns (except my EDC witch is always on me)