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Old November 14, 2008, 11:40 PM   #26
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Still don't think this is enough:

12,000 .22lr
5,500 .40S&W
5,500 7.62x39
600 .30-06
50 .38 special

Might be time to order some more...
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Old November 14, 2008, 11:42 PM   #27
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Add 100 rounds .50bmg
Add 4k rounds .223 (2k wolf, 2k prvi)
add 200 rounds 10mm
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Old December 10, 2008, 03:11 PM   #28
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Enough Ammo??

What I have on hand is sure not as much as I want.

9MM - 3000 rds +

.357 MAG - 1800 rds +

.45 ACP - 2500 rds +

12 ga 00 Buck - 1200rds +

.303 British - 1200 rds in Enfield clips

8x57- 1700 rds in G98 clips

7.62x39 - 7500 rds + in 10 rd stripper clips

7.62x51 - 7000 rds + in M14 clips

30-06 ball - 2700 rds in Garand clips

.22 LR/LRHP - many thousands

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Old December 10, 2008, 03:58 PM   #29
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Not enough
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Old December 16, 2008, 03:00 AM   #30
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I don't have ANY ammo Mr. BATFE Officer....in fact I even sold all my evil, commie weapons of mass destruction & manical mistchiff

Honestly, why would anyone devulge that info. Were all gun lovers, but "My Stash is BIGGER then yours" is old news.

I got a Daisy Red Rider BB Gun and ONE MILLION BB'S!!! LOL! All in good humor folks!
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Old July 22, 2010, 10:00 AM   #31
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I know this is an old thead, but those doing google search may find this to be relevent (like me, LOL). I think we want to see that there's people with either the same amount or more, for the sole purpose of comfortability. Nobody wants to feel like they're the cook with way too much on hand. The truth is, there's ALWAYS someone with bigger, better, and more of it.
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Old July 22, 2010, 01:15 PM   #32
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Greetings 9grandredline and welcome aboard.

You hit the nail squarely on the head. There are many comfort factors involved in every day life. The question could be posed, How much "just in case" extra cash do you keep stashed away in some part of your wallet?
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Old July 22, 2010, 01:20 PM   #33
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I think only people with full autos can give us an idea of the maximum
Oh really??!!

I have three bolt action .223s that I shoot at least once a week. And I know more than one guy with more than one auto that dont shoot in a month what I do..

And I have plenty on hand already loaded,,,not including over 13,000 rds once fired.
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Old July 22, 2010, 04:56 PM   #34
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80rds of 9mm
17rds of .223
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Old July 22, 2010, 06:27 PM   #35
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Not sure how much I have, guess I could hold them off for a couple of days any way. Unless they hit me with a Morter.
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:13 PM   #36
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I know for a fact I have at least 4800 #00 at least 25000 308 minimum 2500 45-70 minimum 100000 45acp 25000+ 44special 12 50bmg cans full of loose 38spec full wadcutter and a minimum of 1000 ea in 7x57 8mm mauser 7.62x54 6.5x55 270 30-06 7mm rem mag 9mm 40 sw 380 327 federal and probably 200 each in 416 rigby 50bmg 50-70 45-110 38sw and probably an honest 1000000 22lr and still need more. And that's not all of the guns I own
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:54 PM   #37
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I'm not going to stop to count it, I'm STILL MAKIN IT!
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:57 PM   #38
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ammo

I reload in large batches so 0-5000 rounds depending on what day you ask
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Old July 22, 2010, 10:48 PM   #39
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Old July 23, 2010, 12:14 AM   #40
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I'm out!! Can someone help? Lol
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Old July 23, 2010, 10:22 AM   #41
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I dont shoot very often, however I have enough that if there were ever a shortage, i could continue to shoot for a while without any worries of where Im going to find some ammo. I cant reload, I live in a small condo and dont have the room, but if my neighbors knew what was nextdoor,
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Old July 23, 2010, 01:51 PM   #42
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.380 - 1000
.38 - 1200
9mm - 50
.22 - 1500
.45 - 1600

These are all estimates.
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Old July 23, 2010, 02:24 PM   #43
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I have 23,000 rounds on my shelf,,,

Of .22 LR that is,,,

I also shoot .38, .357 Mag, and .44 Mag,,,
I try to keep 1,000 rounds of each on my shelf.

The reason is not to stock up for an armageddon scenario,,,
It's so I always have a good stock of ammo on hand.

Last summer here in Stillwater, OK,,,
You could not buy a box of .22 LR for love or money,,,
Forget about finding anything in the popular centerfire calibers.

It wasn't that it was overly expensive,,,
It just wasn't available to buy,,,
Even Wal-Mart was out.

I have a few matching gun sets in rimfire/centerfire pairs,,,
S&W Models 15/18, Models 34/36, Colt Trooper Mk III in .22 and .357,,,
I like to go out and shoot half a brick of the rimfire and a box or two of centerfire.

Now that I have a bench stock of ammo,,,
I simply replace what I shoot after a range day.

Last year I drove over 200 miles on a round trip,,,
To go to every gun store in Oklahoma City,,,
I bought about 1,500 rounds of .22 LR,,,
That was every box I could find,,,
It was a grim summer.

I just don't want to ever run out again,,,
So when ammo started to return to the shelves,,,
I started buying 3-4 boxes of something every payday,,,
It really didn't take that long to amass a considerable bench stock.

It's no fun sitting there at home,,,
Staring at a full gun cabinet,,,
And an empty ammo case.

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Old July 27, 2010, 03:46 PM   #44
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About 40k divided between 12 calibers/gauges. I'm in it also for the 'never run out again in case of unavailability' argument.
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Old August 27, 2010, 03:32 PM   #45
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7.62x39mm FMJ - 6,400
5.56mm M855 - 6,200
9mm NATO FMJ - 2,000
9mm Subsonic - 1,500
45ACP Ranger T - 1,300
40 S&W Ranger T - 650
.308 SST - 200
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Old August 27, 2010, 11:23 PM   #46
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500-22lr
95-20ga
16-303 Brit (I have a bag of brass)
15-7.62x54R
I am sure I have a 308 around

not much lol
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Old September 8, 2010, 01:09 PM   #47
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3k of 9mm
10k of .22lr
1.8k of .45
1k or so of 5.56

Nowhere near enough
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Old September 8, 2010, 01:21 PM   #48
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If "you know what" hits the fan 1k of ammo is no longer going to seem like all you need.
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Old September 8, 2010, 01:37 PM   #49
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I like ammo as much as the next guy, but (seriously) if you are ever in a situation where you might require 10s of thousands of rounds to defend yourself, how would you possibly expect to live long enough to use it? Don't you think one of the zombies might sneak through your defenses, or enough shots would be fired back at you that would put you out of commission? Or that you would run out of food or not be able to keep from falling asleep?
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Old September 8, 2010, 02:03 PM   #50
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I like ammo as much as the next guy, but (seriously) if you are ever in a situation where you might require 10s of thousands of rounds to defend yourself, how would you possibly expect to live long enough to use it? Don't you think one of the zombies might sneak through your defenses, or enough shots would be fired back at you that would put you out of commission? Or that you would run out of food or not be able to keep from falling asleep?
I completely agree. What it the point of so much ammo? Do you have a bunker that ensures you would be able to stay where you are at? Do you have enough food, water, fuel, and supplies stored where you would not need to leave your bunker? Is your bunker so secure that natural disasters can't penetrate it? If you are collecting ammo for your peace of mind, then so be it. If you are stocking up in fear that ammo will become banned, then keep on stocking. I would not advertise what you have though.

You have to really think about the kind of scenario where you would really need that much ammo. In a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, earthquake, or fire, it is impossible to move all that ammo. In an evacuation situation, you grab what you can and you get out of Dodge. In terms of riots, how often do they actually happen and can you indiscriminately fire into a crowd? If someone is breaking into your home and your have warned them, then by all means do what is necessary. I still doubt you would need thousands of rounds. If we are talking about zombies, then all bets are off.
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