Keeping ammo on hand

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by JOLLEY25, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. JOLLEY25

    JOLLEY25 New Member

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    What does everybody think is a solid amount of ammo to keep on hand at all times.In case for say, a natural disaster or total world collapse. Say I was to keep .45 acp and 7.62 x 39. 100 rounds or 5000 for each caliber, give me some feed back.
     
  2. shadamai

    shadamai New Member

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    I would say more is better than less.

    Is that Looking Glass Falls?
     

  3. JOLLEY25

    JOLLEY25 New Member

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    Not sure about the name, the picture was taken in Brevard NC. Although the name sounds familiar so yea it could be.
     
  4. JOLLEY25

    JOLLEY25 New Member

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    Yea it is looking glass falls... Google knows all.
     
  5. trip286

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    I would say for an in home bug-in situation, I'd want to have on hand a minimum of 1k for my main defensive long arm, minimum 300 for my sidearm.

    A .22 for small game hunting is a definitely flexible issue. I'd like to have a .22 long arm with at least 5k minimum.

    Now, what I have right now? About 30 or so rounds for my pistol, and zilch for my rifle. Yeah, I need to stock up....
     
  6. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I've got 3,000 rds of 22lr in the safe. 500 40. I'll put together about 1,000 9mm, and work towards 3,000 223 as well.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Long term. 5K for each self loading rifle. 1K for each manual loading rifle. 1K for each shotgun and self loading handgun. 750 for each revolver. And, as much .22lr as you can get.

    I'm in pretty good shape
     
  8. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I usually like to keep a core of 250 rounds, and 100 rounds for the range.
     
  9. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Ammo Dump is the better term!
     
  10. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    All that I can get, and rotating old stock
     
  11. cameronguyton

    cameronguyton New Member

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    I think Cane has said before, two full magazines after the battle. Or something to that effect.
     
  12. bick65

    bick65 New Member

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    I have 5000 rounds of. 22 and about 500 large cal . I reload but this is of little use in a bug out situation . I got more work to do for the big stuff . My problem is I love to shoot so it's hard to stock up when you shoot every weekend .
     
  13. HockaLouis

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    In a poll I conducted with a couple of hundred respondants, the clear plurality, 38%, kept between 801 and 3,200 rounds of rifle ammo on hand.

    87% of about half as many responding to my poll on defensive shotgun ammo kept 400 rounds or less, however, the average for ALL was at least 366 shells.

    Me? More than I need but less than I want...
     
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  14. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I like to keep about 200 rounds per weapon. So needless to say I'm always buying ammo.
     
  15. damocles

    damocles New Member

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    As much as you can afford. Think of it as an investment like gold. It'll hold its value better than the dollar as long as it doesn't go bad (corrode, etc.).
     
  16. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    If it's a good deal, I buy it regardless of how much I have in hand. So my counts vary throughout the year.

    Typically I prefer to have 600-1000 per rifle, and 250 per pistol, as a minimum restocking point.
     
  17. Kodeman

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    How necessary is it to rotate your ammo? Also, how often?
     
  18. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    If it's quality ammo, it'll last for a LONG time.
     
  19. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    FIFO -- first in, first out.
    Problem is, after you've been shooting awhile, you will have quantities of different types of the same caliber ammo. 55 grain this, 62 grain that, etc., and FIFO starts to lose ground...
     
  20. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    +1 ...........