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Old March 4, 2015, 12:19 AM   #51
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I keep 300 round for a back up.
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Old March 4, 2015, 12:58 AM   #52
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His figures sound pretty reasonable to me. My wife and I both shoot and it's pretty easy to run through a lot of ammo in a short timeframe. There have been a few times we've used more than 1000 rounds in a week although admittedly that's not exactly the norm for our usage level.

I've seen ammo panics make it difficult and stupidly expensive to buy ammo until the panic abates.

I've seen that happen twice in the last 6 or 7 years.

I've seen effects of a panic last a couple of years.

So I need enough to last us a couple of years at our normal usage levels. Even just shooting a few hundred rounds a month can easily require stocking a 5 figure round count.
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Old March 4, 2015, 01:15 AM   #53
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for those who think it's silly, guess how happy I am to have 3-4000 rounds of the soon to banned green-tips stocked away. I personally hate the green-tip, I just bought it when it was cheap surplus, but I bet it will be on par with 30-06 black-tip in ten years or so
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Old March 4, 2015, 03:27 AM   #54
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Serious question--how do people plan for the potential for in-home fire with an arsenal in storage?
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Old March 4, 2015, 11:37 AM   #55
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I don't. without a barrel for a bullet to get pressure created behind it, they are not dangerous, even on fire. no more dangerous than most of the chemicals that "normal" people keep in their garage. as for oodles of gun-powder, you should store in a steel vented container.
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Old March 4, 2015, 12:04 PM   #56
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Logically that may make sense--but to the fire department responding to a fire in a house they do not know what contains--when thousands of rounds start cooking off they may very well make the call to stay back and let it burn.
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Old March 4, 2015, 01:41 PM   #57
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Onward allusion are you planning on starting a war?
This is exactly the type of nonsense the anti's love to hear. I blow away at least 2 bricks of 22 LR on the average every time I go to the club. You got any idea how fast three (me and my boys) 10/22's will spit 'em out??? So, what - 20K of 22LR would last me 20 trips??? That's not even half a year!

For 9mm, I do about 300 to 500 rounds each trip. Again, 20K is what? Even at just 300 rounds per trip that is just a bit over a year's worth of shooting by myself! Don't even get me started with 38's & 357's - I reload those and I make sure I have enough supplies on hand for at least ~ 50K rounds.

Believe me, I'd learned my lesson back in '09. Going to Wally World everyday during lunch just to check on availability sucks. If a person's got the resources, why the hell not? However, I do understand that folks are different. Some will think that having 100K of 22LR is not enough.
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Old March 6, 2015, 10:57 PM   #58
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Just enough ammo to feel good. Also if you don't re-load learn to.
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