Stockpile. What your limit?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by brockly, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. brockly

    brockly New Member

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    I was thinking what a good cut off point in my Gathering up 9mm and 22lr. In California if that matters.

    What do you hold? And how long is it good for ?
     
  2. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Limit? What limit? Does not compute.
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I guess I would stop when there are too many ammo cans in the garage for the wife to get her van in.
     
  4. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    Going to go and see what we have stockpiled, will report back. But it is tough to save it up when you have your own range, can just walk out back, and shoot anytime you want.
     
  5. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I've posted pictures of my ammo locker before but this one was taken this morning so its up to date. I do have around 300 44 mag lead bullets sized and lubed so those will be loaded in a couple of days. Ammo is kinda like guns. If you know how many you have, you don't have nearly enough.
     

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  6. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    11 bx 12ga
    9 bx 9mm
    6 bx 45acp
    4 bx 45c
    2 bx .22
    10 bx .556
    10 bx 30-30
    1 bx .357
    3 bx .44
    1 bx .40

    She keeps ammo in an old fridge...lol. Very organized. Which is kind of surprizing........
     
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  7. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    stock piling, whose stock piling????
    Who in their right mind would 'tell the world' how much ammo or guns you have??????:confused:
    This 'intel' you should not make 'PUBLIC'!:eek:
     
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  8. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    better put an xtra layer of aluminum foil in your hat...
     
  9. CrazedJava

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    When I first started buying ammo I think I went overboard on my goals.

    In general you cannot have "too much" ammo but you also shouldn't actively work at stockpiling more than you'd be able to easily move. If things really were to SHTF what you have is a large stockpile you'll be leaving behind.

    I'll keep this limited to pistol calibers given the forum, but my PERSONAL rule of thumb (Your needs, preference, situation, region may vary) is

    300 rd. of .45 ACP
    500 rd. of 9mm Luger
    500 rd. of .22 WMR
    5000 rd. of .22 LR
    300 rd. of .380 ACP

    Originally I think I was going for 1000 rounds of .45 and 15000 rounds of .22 LR. I think I was way overboard and after consideration it didn't make sense. A lot of people think if things really do go to hell they can use bullets for barter. That's a nice theory but at a certain point bullets may become too valuable to trade.

    Getting off the paranoid fantasy for a moment, even for a situation where you have to bug out temporarily, the situation doesn't change. Too much ammo means something gets left behind.

    Now, the reason why I am still looking at 5000 rounds of .22 LR is because I shoot it more than anything else. If we hit another ammo shortage I want to be able to still go to the range. My range trips have been limited due to circumstances but I still dipped down to 2000 rounds of .22 until I was able to find rounds again.

    I would say look at your situation and in general what you use the gun for. My primary handgun is a .45 ACP. 300 rounds means 30 magazines worth of ammo. I actually own 3 magazines, which means I'll only have 30 rounds on tap, but I can reload each one 10 times before I run out. Seems reasonable. Is it enough for a long-term situation? Probably not, but I can't plan for everything.
     
  10. rn-cindy

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    You are an active member on a gun forum, with over 1400 posts....I think its safe to assume that you have guns, and ammo...If your really concerned about what people know, you should log off, and destroy your hard drive.....:)
     
  11. vincent

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    Cut off point?? As much as you can afford? Store? Shoot in a lifetime? I don't think I'll ever reach a 'cut off' where I say to myself..."That's enough..."

    What do I hold? Enough for the next range trip without having to go to the store...that's all I know about that...;)

    How long is it good for? Store it in a cool, dry place and it'll last a lifetime...I inherited an old Remington 16ga from my Grandma. She kept her ammo in the original boxes, in the basement, in the sump pump room...very damp and humid down there...for nearly 50 years from the last time she hunted, and it all shot just fine...Not saying to do that but you don't need to overthink storing ammo...:cool: Just keep it dry...
     
  12. grandpubba

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    Back before the war....

    I had a couple of friends that worked somewhere that produces ammo, I have several cases of popular calibers, because of the shortage I learned a few cases isn't enough to keep shooting.
     
  13. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    If we ever do get to a SHTF situation I have no intention of going anywhere. I plan to hunker down right here and make my stand.
     
  14. rn-cindy

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    Thats our plan too. Have 2 good wells, a river close by,chickens, stockpiled canned goods/rice/pasta/toilet paper,unlimited firewood, and enough redneck friends to stand guard 5 deep 24/7. I dont want to live on the run. Where am i going to run to, that i would be better off...?
     
  15. CrazedJava

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    I'm going to run to my redneck brother-in-laws house.

    If SHTF I think rural will be the place to be for awhile.
     
  16. colmustard

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    @ string1946 nice ammo locker, also I noticed the Chock full o' nuts coffee cans! Glad too see more out there who enjoy that coffee, switched from foldgers and never looked back!
     
  17. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    We have been using Chock Full o' Nuts for years. We like the 100% Colombian blend. Plus we like coffee that is strong enough to taste like real coffee.
     
  18. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I just can't see leaving my place that I know like the back of my hand and the people I have lived around for years. Plus I'll have plenty of friends show up to help keep a look out. I know you can't stock pile everything but you don't have to but kinda like the old joke about "I don't have to out run the bear. I just have to out run you." I don't have to stock pile everything. I just have to stock pile what I need to take what I need.
     
  19. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Then thats where I would have most of my stuff.
     
  20. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    Limit ??? What's that ???

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