How much ammo do you have ?


June 27, 2005, 12:53 AM
How much ammo do you have stored in your home,safe or gun room?
Just wanted to see how much ammo everyone here has onhand.
Both pistol, shotgun and rifle.

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June 27, 2005, 01:02 AM
500 rounds of 7.62X39
~100 rounds of .270win
~500 rounds of .22lr
0 rounds of 9mm :what: (ran out yesterday)
~100 12ga shells loaded with birdshot

that accounts for all the guns in my house

June 27, 2005, 01:06 AM
500 rounds of 7.62X39
~100 rounds of .270win
~500 rounds of .22lr
0 rounds of 9mm (ran out yesterday)
~100 12ga shells loaded with birdshot

that accounts for all the guns in my house

I think I have more than that in my glove compartment..... :D

June 27, 2005, 01:09 AM
yeah, I know, I can't win. lol I have enough to be labeled as a nut with an arsenal if I'm ever in the news for some reason, but not enough to get any THR cred :p

June 27, 2005, 01:10 AM
.38spl - ~200 rounds
.40S&W - ~150 rounds
.44mag - 100 rounds
9mm - 200 rounds (but nothing to shoot it with)
.45 - 50 rounds (but nothing to shoot it with)
Total ~700 rounds pistol ammo

.22lr - 700-800 rounds
6.5x55 Swedish Mauser - ~30 rounds loaded ammo, ~200 pieces of brass, 100 Barnes XLC bullets, and the dies to load the bullets on backorder (should be here Monday, along with powder and primers)
8x57JS - ~ 75 rounds
Total ~200 centerfire rounds once I've loaded the X bullets

No shotgun ammo, as I don't have a shotgun.

Personally I'd like to move the decimal points out at least one spot for most of those catagories. 1000 loaded rounds for each rifle caliber, and 5000 for each pistol caliber would be ideal. Soon as I have the time I'll load up all of my 6.5mm brass, and then get started building up supplies of .44mag ammo. Probably won't load my own .40 or .38 until I step up to a progressive reloading press. I'll have to meet up with my friend that has the suppressed MP-5 (and an Uzi) to get rid of that 9mm. If I ever get that Sig P245 I'll have a use for the .45 ammo, but until then I'll probably donate it to either a THR shoot, or to the guy that let me shoot his full-auto Tommy.

June 27, 2005, 01:13 AM
No .223 ammo right now, but 1000+ rounds of .22 and about 70 rnds of 8mm.

June 27, 2005, 01:19 AM
200 rounds of Austrialian 7.62x51mm F4 ball. Half in magazines, half on stripper clips, in two bandoleers.
175(last I counted) rounds of Ecuadorian 7.92x57mm. 100 rounds on strippers, in the two empty Aussie bandoleers. Rest in the boxes them came in.
12 rounds of Wolf 7.62x39. 10 on a stripper clip. 2 lost in a pocket, behind a dresser or the like. :neener:

June 27, 2005, 01:20 AM
That total above for 8mm doesn't include the Turk surplus I've still got. That would add a good 300-400 rounds. I forgot about it since it's corrosive, and I just don't feel like dealing with the pain of cleaning after shooting it. I might start shooting it again if I get around to loading up some David Tubbs Final Finish System bullets (they're coated with an abrasive to fire-lap the barrell). The bore is pitted enough that it's really hard to get the it really clean and I'm just paraniod enough that I fear it'll rust if I don't get it squeaky clean. Besides being corrosive it is also about the dirtiest ammo out there which only compounds the problem.

I've also got about 2000 pulled 8mm bullets (FMJ's) that I'll eventually load up.

June 27, 2005, 01:22 AM
Is this counting .22LR? :what:

June 27, 2005, 01:26 AM
i've got... um...

5x550 22lr
2x100 9mm
1x100 20ga

the kicker is i only own a 12ga and a 22...

June 27, 2005, 01:29 AM

Big Bunch


June 27, 2005, 01:32 AM
About 1300 rounds of 9mm, and enough to make about 300 more.

About 300 .22 LR.


June 27, 2005, 01:33 AM
Put it this way: If the Alien zombies landed on my block, I could hold them off for a good looooooooong time, BY MYSELF. :evil:


June 27, 2005, 01:50 AM
Hmm, don't have much compared to others since I haven't gone ammo shopping and shoot most of what I buy on a given day but...

30 rounds "whitebox" Winchester 45gr JHP
40 rounds Remington UMC 55gr FMJ

5 Winchester Super X 2-3/4" rifled slugs
5 Remington 2-3/4" 000 buckshot
15 Federal 7.5 shot
5 Federal Powershok 3" magnum rifled slugs
15 Federal Hydrashok 2-3/4" rifled slugs

I barely have over 100 rounds, total *ashamed* :(
I guess thats a quasiarsenal to the media.

June 27, 2005, 01:52 AM
Amateurs, all of ye! :D

June 27, 2005, 01:59 AM
How much ammo do I have?

Not enough.
12 gauge~50 rounds of 00, 50 slugs

Good grief. That's shameful. I'm gonna go sit on the corner with a sign, "will work for ammo."

June 27, 2005, 02:09 AM
You know you've got it made when you have your own storage cabinet that looks like a snapshot from the local gun store's racks.

I could pack all mine in a shoe. Time to pass on the next gun and splurge on some ammo.

June 27, 2005, 02:10 AM
Put it this way: If the Alien zombies landed on my block, I could hold them off for a good looooooooong time, BY MYSELF.


I thought I was the only one worried about the Alien Zombies..... :uhoh:

June 27, 2005, 02:17 AM
.223 is expensive though, 500 rnds for 80$ (wolf) if im willing to order it, or 40 rnds of crap ammo for 14$ (winchester varmint), 20 rnds of good ammo for 17$ (hydrashok).

June 27, 2005, 02:19 AM
7.62x39 - 2
.303 - 8
.22lr - 400ish
7.62x54r - 60
7.62x25 - 8
12ga birdshot - 1

I feel underarmed :(

June 27, 2005, 02:25 AM
Probably five or six hundred rounds of .308, between surplus and commercial.

1400 or so of 7.62x54R.
2000 of .30-06 on garand clips, and another 80 or so in commercial boxes.
It's hard to keep track, especially if you buy off the shelf instead of in bulk. Probably 500 or so .223 bargain boxes that I've put on slightly rusty stripper clips, and another 100 in boxes. 8x57, 8x57JRS, 6.5x55, 7mm Mauser, .40-82 WCF, .405 Win, .32-20, and .38-40, probably fifty or so rounds of each. Maybe 40 rounds of .300 Savage. Handgun ammo, I've no idea. I know I'm low on .38 long Colt and .38 S&W. .50 AE, one box of the speer lawmans. .41 mag, one case commercial reloads, various boxes good stuff, call it 1,200 rounds. A few hundred rounds of .45 ACP, less 9mm, less still .40 S&W... 200 or so 9x18's, maybe 200 .38/.357's, 50 .44-40's...
Good lord, I have too many calibers to feed.

M2 Carbine
June 27, 2005, 02:29 AM
How much ammo do you have ?

A lot. :D

I really don't know how much.

June 27, 2005, 02:32 AM
About a half ton in various calibers

June 27, 2005, 02:33 AM
Let's see... :scrutiny:
~700 7.62x39mm
~80 .40 S&W
~50 9x17


625 .22LR
40 6.5x55 Swede
50 .45
80 .223
85 .32 ACP

... and I don't own any guns in those last few calibers! :eek: :uhoh:

June 27, 2005, 02:33 AM
I'm not exactly sure but it's starting to pile up. I'd say >500rds (each) of at least 3 handgun calibers plus smaller quantities of some others, a couple cases of 12ga and >5000rds of 22LR...

I figure ammunition will soon become illegal here in SoKalifornistan so might as well stock-up.

June 27, 2005, 02:56 AM
.7.62.39 2,050 rounds
.50 Cal BMG 9 rounds
.223 4,000 Rounds
.7mm Winchester Ultra Mag 10 rounds
.300 Winchester Magnum 15 rounds
.243 Remington 20 rounds
.12 Gauge 300 rounds
.20 gauge 100 rounds
.10 gauge 10 rounds
.40 S&W 100 rounds
.9mm 360 rounds
.45 1911 10 rounds
.30 20 rounds
.22 500 rounds
.500 S&W out of ammunition

June 27, 2005, 03:16 AM
~900x .22LR
550x 9mm
100x 7mm Rem mag
~300x 12ga

June 27, 2005, 03:45 AM
All totals approx since I'm at work.
.7.5 Swiss......100
12 gauge.......250
20 gauge.......75
28 gauge.......200

I might have forgotten a few. I recently had to buy an industrial strength gorilla shelf just for my ammo. Looking at some of my totals I think I need to stock up a little more.

June 27, 2005, 04:48 AM
Let's just say the forklift carrying my ammo supply nearly broken from the excessive weight. That tell ya enough?

June 27, 2005, 06:45 AM
It is hard to say exactly. I store a lot of my bulk ammo in the crawl space below my house. Without counting every round, I would say my inventory looks like this:

9mm, 100 rounds
40 S&W, 100 rounds
.357, 150 rounds
.44 Mag, 100 rounds
.45 Colt (light loads), 50 rounds
45 Colt (heavy loads), 100 rounds

.22 LR, 650 rounds
.223, 600 rounds
.243 Win, 40 rounds
7.62x39, 1200 rounds
.308, 1500 rounds
.30.06, 250 rounds
7.62x54R, 1200 rounds
8mm, 800 rounds
.45-70 Gov., 30 rounds

.44 Mag, .243 Winchester, and .45-70 are mostly depleted because I was out shooting firearms in these calibers Sunday. After I get done reloading my brass I will have another 100 .44 Mag rounds, 60 .243 rounds, and 20 .45-70s.

June 27, 2005, 07:42 AM
I'm at my minimum right now -
7.62x25 - 17 rounds (two full mags and one in the chamber)
.22lr - 550 rounds

I'm already jittery from lack of shooting, but sometimes we have to buy food, no?

June 27, 2005, 07:48 AM
Let's see..

550 rounds 9x19
450 rounds 9x18
600 rounds 22 LR
125 rounds 38 special
50 rounds 45 Colt (no gun for them)
20 rounds 30-30 (mp giun for them either)
200 rounds 12 ga
700 BB's
200 177 air gun pellets.

June 27, 2005, 07:55 AM
Still over 15k of .22 lr - I stocked up on WMT when it was $15 to $18 a brick.

Rather than do a count and make a list, I'll pose a question. How do you know when you've bought too much ammo? You have over 500 rounds of 28 ga. and don't actually own a 28 ga. :)


June 27, 2005, 07:56 AM
I have ammo for guns I don't have.

June 27, 2005, 07:58 AM
About 1/2 to 3/4 of what Preacherman has, but mine is stored in 2 wooden cabinets. :D

June 27, 2005, 08:07 AM

Which room? It needs to be spread out in the house since it tends to get heavy.

If I spent time counting, I'd have less time for shooting.

1911 guy
June 27, 2005, 08:14 AM
.22lr-2 or 300
.223 2000 fmj, 1 or 200 jhp
.308-250 or 300
12 ga-350 or 400
20 ga-150 or 200
.45acp-5 or 600
.380-250 or 300
plus a lot of lead and a few pounds of bp for the front stuffers
oh, forgot the 1000 of 7.62x39 and two boxes of .303 brit.
and the 1 or 200 for the .357.
that's it. I think.

June 27, 2005, 08:18 AM
About 2500 7.62 X39 and a 1000 or less for each 9mm, .40 S&W, .45acp and a few odds and ends. I like seeing all the high counts for the homeland defense rifle calibers. .308, .223, 7.62X39, etc. :)

June 27, 2005, 08:34 AM
.40sw = 1k
7.5x55 = 500
7.62x39 = 1k
.223/5.56 = 1k
30.06 = 1k

June 27, 2005, 08:36 AM
I bow to Preacherman's ammunition closet. My humble stock consists of:

100 .17HMR
500 .22LR
40 .30-30

1000 9x18 is inbound, and as soon as the revolver gets here, I'll be keeping alot of .38 Special around.


June 27, 2005, 08:43 AM
I'm with you grimjaw. I thought I had a pretty good supply, but Preacherman, you have given me something to strive for.

Zach S
June 27, 2005, 08:44 AM
A buddy of mine asked me that at the range saturday.

Loaded in magazines (and a bandoleer for the mossberg), I came up with 813. And I forgot a few guns and magazines, so I'd guess somewhere between 900 and 1000. This is only counting 12 gauge, 9mm, .223, and .45 auto, I probably have more .45 than everything else combined. I'm excluding .22, I think I have six unopened bricks and one partial.

Loose ammo, less than that, but not much less. I've probably got a few forgotton boxes and bricks scattered around the house to make up for it.

My ammo money keeps gettng spent on other things. Rent, cable, lights, food, gas, truck payments, etc.

Every magazine that I'd trust my life to is loaded, along with a few that see range duty only.

June 27, 2005, 08:48 AM
Not Enough! :cuss:

June 27, 2005, 09:00 AM
.22lr about a thousand rounds
30-06 40 rounds
7.62x39 100 rounds
12 guage 50 rounds
45acp 75 rounds

yeah i need to stock up.

June 27, 2005, 09:15 AM
Jeez...this is actually a good question as it brings out what I am running out of and what I have on hand. I am not counting components, btw.

308-2200 rounds
223-1000 rounds
357 mag - 100 rounds (just purchased contender barrel)
300 savage-100 rounds
7-30 waters-100 rounds
45-70- 260 rounds
45 WinMag 300 rounds
30 WCF - 200 rounds
35 Rem- 120 rounds
7.62x54R - 220 rounds
44 Mag - 200 rounds
22 Long Rifle - 1200 rounds

As others have said before me...I have more components than I care to really reloading supplies cabinet looks like the ammo locker of Preacherman...but I have a little more room...not much, though...

June 27, 2005, 09:15 AM
24 rounds of .380ACP.

Once those are expended, I'll be using the weapon/ammo of the jerk I just expended it on.


June 27, 2005, 09:31 AM
Thanks a lot. Now I have to start Monday off with a bad case of "Closet Envy". :what:

Personal Stock
500+ .22lr
150+ 9mm
50 7.62x39mm
20? .303 British
80+ 12ga

NOT ENOUGH! But the Zombies will know I was there!

June 27, 2005, 09:35 AM
3-4 boxes for hunting - and 2 bricks of 22 ammo for bullseye shooting during the winter. That's all I need.

1 old 0311
June 27, 2005, 09:35 AM
Preacherman. I was going to list my ammo but I now must bow to greatness. I salute you.


June 27, 2005, 09:40 AM
308- 167 rounds
7.5 swiss- 60 rounds
223- 740 rounds
12 gauge- 100 rounds
45- 650 rounds
40- 140 rounds
9mm- 1150 rounds
22- 700 rounds

Thanks now I know I need more ammo. I need to take inventory more often.

M2 Carbine
June 27, 2005, 10:03 AM
When my shop burned down I had to figure the loss for the insurance company.

32,000 rounds, not counting many thousands more in unassembled bullets, cases, powder and primers.

Now I have half that amount in 22 Shorts alone. :D

June 27, 2005, 10:07 AM
1000 7.62 x 39

500 9mm

50 .357

50 38 +p

300 12 ga

100 16 ga

1500 .22

June 27, 2005, 10:17 AM
~4,500 rounds of .22LR
~3,000 rounds of 9mm
~2,500 rounds of 7.62x39mm
~400 rounds of .223.
~250 rounds of 12ga
~200 rounds of .30-06, with enough powder and primers for a hundred or so more, but only six bullets

I need more! MORE!

June 27, 2005, 11:02 AM
Roughly 10,000 rounds of handgun ammo (11 calibers), 10,000 rounds of rifle ammo (14 calibers), about 6,000 rounds of .22 Long Rifle (not counted in either handgun or rifle), and around 1,200 rounds of shotgun ammo (all 12 in bird, buck and slug).

I hate moving...

June 27, 2005, 12:56 PM
never enough, I buy more whenever I can.

June 27, 2005, 12:57 PM
i don't have any. and grampa has not much.
~1600 .22lr
~100 .22mag
50 .22hornet
50 .222
~40 .243(but no gun)
~100 .38spl. (HP and wadcutter)
~100 9mil(but no gun)
~~200 20gauge, buck, slug, and shot of unassorted sizes

once i'm on my own i'm thinking somthing along the lines of 1K rnds/gun.
when i'm getting my Garand i'm getting 368(IIRC) of .30-06 in en-bloc clips, in bandoliers. and another case of about 3-600rnds.


Guy B. Meredith
June 27, 2005, 01:03 PM
As much as I need. I reload and purchase in bulk for cost savings. I usually keep around 700-800 on hand, but don't want too many of a load if that is not what I decide I want.

June 27, 2005, 01:52 PM
Hmmm, I think, when last I checked:

approx 5000 .308
approx 5000 .223

300ish 12ga #8
250 12ga 00
30 12ga slug

800-900 rounds 9mm fmj
500 rounds 9mm jhp
300 rounds .40 fmj
400 rounds .40 jhp

some various calibers for guns I don't even own, including a smattering of .45acp, .270, .222, and several boxes of .22lr and .22wmrf

PREACHERMAN: every time you post that picture it makes me smile.

June 27, 2005, 02:06 PM
Not enough.

Preacherman, every time you post that picture it makes me jealous. You're not supposed to inspire envy and coveting, dangit.

Maybe I'll get in to reloading One Of These Days.

June 27, 2005, 02:14 PM
Let's not forget the blissninny scumbags that want to classify anything more that 500 rounds as an "arsenal." Those folks don't uderstand that when the local sporting goods store puts federal .22 bricks on sale for 8 bucks, some of us STOCK UP.

My gun room looks like the ammo display section of a gun shop.

Some of us reload.

Some of us load calibers we don't own or shoot for friends. yeah Jay I don't shoot much .38 special but I can load you up some quality stuff on my .357 dies...

Some of us have sealed packages of surplus ammo 'just in case.' Zombies, werewolves, UN Troopers, imminent alien invasion, biker nomads, mutants, the possibilities for a near end of the world, or at least nieghborhood should be taken into account whan creating a 'gun room.' Note the 1300 rolls of Charmin in ziploc 'battlepacks' in the garage.

Some of us have a variety of pet loads derived from Dr.Octagon's 'special mix' loaded to escape velocity and rated only for Redneck pals named Cletus and Bubba who have more beer than sense on a given day.

Some of us feel we could use more tracers, though we aren't sure why.

Some of us feel the need to buy.30cal 220 grain round nose bullets for moose... though we could hunt moose where we live we haven't gotten around to making up a batch but we have all the components... you know just in case but we've also been eyeing a .375 CZ Magnum... but until then we really should load up those 220's... never know when a large animal might get loose nearby.

Shotshells? Oh please you can't GO to the range without at least 100... so you should have 500 or more on hand, right? And that doesn't count the 100 rounds of slugs and 100's of rounds of buckshot for hunting and 'social work,' or specialized loads for turkey, grouse, pheasent and that five pack of "Dragon's Breath" Uncle Joe bought you for Christmas.. (Ok it was a ten pack and you had to rebuild Joe's Outhouse... but still)

Some of us have done 'odd thing's like load a .25 cal 117gr spitzer boat tail rifle bullet into a .25 ACP case... Just to see if it's possible. (it split the case, sorry)

Some of us think how much amma-ni-shun we got ain't none 'o your dang bid-ness, mister.

Some of us will just say... well Bob, what do you need?

June 27, 2005, 02:24 PM
Not as much as I would like

22LR: 2500 Rounds
9MM- 1000 Rounds
38spl- 1000 Rounds
.357 Mag 500 Rounds
12Ga Mixed 120 Rounds
22 Mag 250 Rounds
7.62x54-150 Rounds
30-30 100 Rounds
410 100 Rounds
20Ga 100 Rounds

June 27, 2005, 02:25 PM
I have ammo for guns I don't have.
Pansy. I reload for guns I don't have. :neener:

7.62x39 - 6,000
.223 - 2,000
.50BMG - 500
7mm STW - 10,000 (all hand loads, took just over a year to find that much brass. I heard they were discontinuing the round and freaked out.)
.45acp - 1,500
.380 - 500
12ga - 700?
.22 - Don't know for sure, but I can't lift the container its in.

I decided a few years back that every time I buy a box to shoot, I should buy a box to save. Now my car won't fit in the garage :uhoh: The media would have a hayday reporting on my 'arsenal'

June 27, 2005, 02:28 PM
Ammo? What ammo? All the ammunition I have ever bought has been fired the same day safely downrange. I would never consider storing such dangerous and volatile materials in the home. Think of the children! ;)

June 27, 2005, 02:33 PM
.22 lr - approx. 3000 rounds
.25ACP - 40 rounds
.380 - 25 rounds
9mm - 150 rounds
.38S+W - 50 rounds
.40 S&W - 20 rounds
.45 Colt - 250 rounds
.45 ACP - 1000+ rounds

.30-06 - 1100 rounds
.30-30 200 rounds

12 guage - 40 rounds of 00buck
2 Wal Mart Multi Packs of Skeet

16 guage - 100 rounds

Thats an estimate. Each may vary by a couple here or there.

June 27, 2005, 02:38 PM
Lets see now....
30.06-400 rnds
8mm-3200 rnds (what can I say,it was on sale!)
7.62x39-3000 rnds
.308-200 rnds.Black Hills Match :D
9mm-approx. 1000
.45-approx. 1000
.44 mag-100
.44 spec.-200
.38 spec.-150
.25-25 rnds

I think I need to fatten up on pistol ammo.


Kramer Krazy
June 27, 2005, 02:48 PM
I never seem to have enough. When we have it laying around the house, the wife and I just feel like we HAVE TO shoot it up. Here's a rough guess as to what we currently have on-hand:

22LR - 500 rnds
.380 ACP - 400 rnds
9mm - 600 rnds
45ACP- 200 rnds
38spl/357 - 100 rnds
44mag/spl- 50 rnds
7.62x39 - 500 rnds
7.62x54R - 700 rnds
7.62x51 - 400 rnds
223 - 1400 rnds
30 carbine - 400 rnds
.454 roundball - 30 rnds
.490 roundball - 35 rnds

Total: approx - 5315 rnds

Too Many Choices!?
June 27, 2005, 02:52 PM
From Largest to Smallest, caliber-wise

7,62X39 = 19 rnds :uhoh: :( Something ain't right here
.223/5.56X45 = 800+ rnds :evil: Not even 1 months worth for the AR's
.40 S&W = 100+rnds :) Over a hundred keeps me happy!
.45 ACP = 50+rnds :p These little buggers are expensive, need more!

Ha, I wouldn't even rate," Lunatic" on the Medias ," Gun Nut-o-meter"! While some of us(I won't say any names but rhymes with,"Creature-fan") would make some small countries jealous with their,"'Munitions stash"(along with most of us here :) lol).

June 27, 2005, 03:08 PM
Ammo? What ammo? All the ammunition I have ever bought has been fired the same day safely downrange. I would never consider storing such dangerous and volatile materials in the home. Think of the children!

+1 :neener:

...and having said that...somewhere around 20K rounds...mostly .223, .45 and 7.62x39. And components for about 6k rounds of .45

And lets not forget the 200 or so .58 cal ball, patches, powder, and extra flints for my Harpers Ferry replica flintlock pistol!

Preacherman...what can I say...

June 27, 2005, 03:31 PM
I, too, bow to Preacherman!

Saw your previous thread, Preach, on putting together an ammo cabinet ... I've done the same, but mine is only 60" high rather than 72", and it isn't as nicely full as yours ... so I still have room for more!

Dr. Rob +1

June 27, 2005, 04:15 PM
I have a partial box of factory ammo for my 9mm and about the same for my deer rifle. Shotgun, just what's left over from dove season, which isn't much since I can't hit a dove for jack.

I handload or reload for everything else. I load what I'm going to shoot this week and very rarely more than that.

I have stopped buying powder in large jugs, the one pounders are cheap enough now and one one pounder lasts nearly a year. I only buy powders that I can use to load multiple calibers. Titegroup for just about everything pistol and IMR 4895 for everything else in rifle. I shot up all my H110 and H4227 loads over the weekend and *might* buy another one pounder of H110, but I'm not sure at this point.

I used to buy up when components were on sale, but have found having the extra room and the ability to change a load and not be stuck with two or three hundred of something I'm don't use anymore is cheaper in the long run.

If the JBT's are hoping to find some super secret info on any of us (not that there is any) do you really think any bright minded, career oriented, up and coming gov/le superstar is going waste their time to hawk info from THR ? Gimmie a break, you would have to be the biggest PITA, geek dufus in the world to be reduced to an assignment like that. Not to mention all the lack of excitement.

No offense intended here guys, but as far as internet forums and groups go, we have to be among the most boring out there.

99.99999% of us are law abiding people just having a little fun shooting the breeze about shooting. A career LE move, we aren't ;)

Lot's more places and forums on the 'net would make for more productive fishing I'm sure.

But, if what you say is indeed true, to the folks monitoring here:

Welcome to the THR ;)

What do you shoot ?


Eskimo Jim
June 27, 2005, 05:10 PM
Not enough, never enough.

A man can not have too much ammunition, too many books to read or enough red wines. I think that Kipling said that quote.

Even as impressive as Preacherman's ammo closet is, it isn't enough.


June 27, 2005, 05:17 PM
3,000 rounds of .22 lr.

thats it :(

June 27, 2005, 05:31 PM
I can see it now...from the Detroit News..."Len was considered by his neighbors to be a quiet, polite man. However, after he was killed in a terrible cheerleader accident, he was found to have a 'huge' cache of ammunition in his tidy, two-story house...."

All it would be is a brick of 22LR, 200 or so 9mm, 200 41Mag, 150 357mag, 200 38SP, and 100 or so 22Mag.

Only shooters would know that this amount is just barely enough to see a guy through an afternoon of dedicated target practice...but on paper, I wonder?

June 27, 2005, 06:31 PM
The media would have a hayday reporting on my 'arsenal'

I watched a local news report about a month ago. A 20 year old kid was pulled over for DWI and decided he could put a little ninja magic on the officers who pulled him over. They pepper sprayed his ass three ways to Sunday :D

During the news story, it was highlighted that the man 'was in posession of an automatic weapon with enough ammunition to kill nearly a hundred people' and ended with the comment 'carrying that kind of firepower is still legal for anyone in this state'

It turns out the gun in question was a marlin 22 in the trunk along with some targets and about a box and a half of 22 LR. ammo.

The report didn't mention ONE word about the guy being under the age of 21 and drinking, where he got the alcohol (a local bar) or who the hell let him drive drunk as a skunk.

The media is everyone's biggest enemy. Shooters, cops, motorcyclists, the clergy et al... everyone.

When the cameras roll, the truth or accuracy doesn't matter, just hype it and get the ratings.

No wonder sheeple are so paranoid.


June 27, 2005, 06:38 PM
20,000 in 9mm, 20,000 in .223, 10,000 7.62x39, 2,000 in .45ACP, 20,000 in assorted .22LR, 1,000 in 12-gauge and another 10,000 in other assorted handgun and rifle calibers.

And then there is the reloading bench.... :)

Harry Paget Flashman
June 27, 2005, 06:51 PM
I did an inventory last year and the count was 14000 or so IIRC. With the recent arrival of 1500 .223 and 3200 7.62X39 and the 1000 each of .45 and 9mm on order my tally should be at about 20,000+ now. If I can walk into my vault and the stockpile looks anything like Preacherman's then I'll know I'm pretty well set.

June 27, 2005, 06:51 PM
over 10k. I really couldn't give a good guess to within a few thousand unless I counted

Dude...if you can inventory your ammo, it's not enough.

I just sat down this week-end for a few minutes (OK, maybe 30 minutes) and loaded up 300 45 LC's because I already had the toolhead and shell plate in place

Larry Ashcraft
June 27, 2005, 06:53 PM
My ammo cabinet looks alot like Preacherman's, but all my ammo won't fit in it. :uhoh:

Reminds me, I'm down to 12 boxes of 28 ga. ;)

June 27, 2005, 06:53 PM
me- barely any. but my good buddy with the armory- take preacherman's pic and double it.
it's there jsut in case.
BUT- what the heck happens if this serial nmuber law passes? oh what a problem!!!
at least most of it is shotgun shells, but there are cases and cases of ammo and reload equipt

June 27, 2005, 06:54 PM
Sadly, I only have about 500 .308, 500 .22LR, and 500 7.62x39 :(. I don't earn enough money to both keep purchasing new weapons and have a several-thousand-round arsenal. I don't yet have a gunsafe to keep thing in! :banghead:

June 27, 2005, 07:45 PM
at least a thousand rounds of several different calibers (of course it's much cheaper when bought by the thousand)

June 27, 2005, 08:02 PM
+1 on HSO... IF I had as much as Preacherman, I'd be living on the 1st floor instead of the 4th... (after busting through 3 floors) :D

~2000 .22
~1500 9mm
~1000 .45
~1000 .223
~500 12 ga (various)

Byron Quick
June 27, 2005, 08:08 PM
I'm not sure how many firearms I own much less how much ammo is in there. Last time I cleaned out my truck; I got over a thousand rounds of several calibers just rolling around loose here and there. There were calibers in there that I don't own firearms for...that none of my associates own firearms for. :confused:

June 27, 2005, 08:31 PM
what the heck happens if this serial nmuber law passes? oh what a problem!!!

People would probably horde or start selling current production ammunition for a premium.

June 27, 2005, 08:44 PM
not enough , but enough for one of my neighbors who followed me into the toybox to say "holy ****!!" glad I live 2 doors down instead of next door .. what was that one line better call the fire dept and tell them to hold off till after the crater cools?? :what: :what: :eek:

June 27, 2005, 09:34 PM
Not enough.

.22 1200
9mm 500
7.62x39 1650
30-30 550
12 Gauge 700

That's just a wild guess.

June 27, 2005, 10:04 PM
Enough to make some folks really nervous.

DarthBubba :evil:

June 27, 2005, 10:09 PM
My last inventory, (yes, I keep my ammo inventoried, same with my stash of food), I had over 5K rounds of ammo, the vast majority centerfire rounds.


R.H. Lee
June 27, 2005, 10:10 PM
I'd have to go around to a number of undisclosed locations and do inventory to get an accurate count, so I don't exactly know.

June 27, 2005, 10:15 PM
I believe some of y'all have entirely too much ammunition. That stuff is dangerous, ya know. I would be happy to dispose of any 7.92 Mauser, 7.62x39, or 7.62x51 NATO(Sorry, no .308 disposal is offered unless one of you kind fellows will donate an M1A or a FAL), safely and efficiently. :evil:

June 27, 2005, 10:28 PM
.308, 30.06, .223, 7.62X54R, 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 9 mm, .40 cal, 45 cal, .357 mag, 44 mag, 45/70, .22, .380, and .32 auto. I think that covers it. 7.63 X 39 will likely be added by the end of the year.

Hell, I am just starting to try to stock up. It is an uphill battle. I just bought a case of 30.06. I think .45, .223, and some .308 are the only other that I have any decent amount of.

June 27, 2005, 11:13 PM
Just about to order a "pile" of .45, so I counted this afternoon to see what else I should tack on to the ammoman...

7.62x51mm (SA, AU, Port) ~1600 rds
7.62x39mm (Wolf) ~800 rds
5.56x45mm (Olympic crap and some LC) ~600 rds
.40 S&W (Win Ranger) ~600 rds
9x19mm (WWB) ~200 rds
8mm Mauser (Yugo) ~200 rds
.45 LC ~60 rds
.45 ACP 16 rds :o

Funny thing is, I don't own anything in .40 S&W. Guess I'll put some more 9mm on that order too...



June 27, 2005, 11:41 PM
I don't keep all that much ammo.Maybe 200 rnds of .38 and .45. There is almost 600 rnds of .30 carbine and about 100 rnds of.30-30.I see almost 200 rnds of shotgun shells and 1000 rnds of .22s.You just NEED a lot of .22s. There are small ammounts of other stuff but they don't matter...I don' have guns for those. :o Writing it down sounds like an OK ammountbut looking at it...looks skimpy. My hat is off to Preacherman...impressive! and in order!

June 28, 2005, 12:36 AM

1000 of 5.56x45
400 of 9mm
350 of .45 (or is it 350 of 9mm and 400 of .45?)
~150 of .40
1000 of .22LR
18 of 12 ga. (10 00 buck, 8 slugs.)

I'm moving into a new house this weekend. The linen closet will not be used for linen now that I have more room to work with. :D

June 28, 2005, 05:47 AM
to put this in perspective, i have 330 rds m855 and m856 ball and tracer on hand. at home i have, at last count,
3100rds 7.62x39
4000rds 5.56
1000 .40
1000 .45
1000 9x18 (oops, but the s/o has a makarov)
250 00buck in 12ga
250 slug in 12ga
miscellaneous .22, .38, .357 and 9x19
this reminds me to order 9x19, thanks.

June 28, 2005, 07:17 PM
(86) 9mm Ranger +p+
(50) 9mm American Eagle FMJ
(400) 9mm Cor-Bon DPX
(250) 12g 00 Buck
(320) .223 American Eagle FMJ

Not nearly enough. Plus, I don't own a shotgun. :banghead:


Mr. Loud Guns
June 29, 2005, 04:29 AM
PreacherMan I envy you however:

I will work progressively down

50 cal BMG 150 rnds
30/06 500 rnds
12 gauge 100 rnds
20 gauge 300 rnds
22 mag 250 rnds
22 lr way to many to count (I think they are stuck between my couch cushions :D )

June 29, 2005, 03:26 PM
2,300 rounds of 8mm (Ecuadorian, Yugoslavian, Romanian and some Turkish)
1,500 rounds of .22

I only own a yugo M48 and a Henry Lever action .22 lol

June 29, 2005, 03:38 PM
9mm= 1240
.380= 60
.45= 2050
12ga= 1380
20ga= 1060
.22= 1800
.223= 3100
.308= 3620
I would get more but i don't have room for it. What is surprising is how fast I go through it. And it isn't getting any cheaper to buy.

June 29, 2005, 04:34 PM
Well, Agent Schmuck, I have less than you think I should and more than I will ever need.

lee n. field
June 29, 2005, 04:41 PM
not near enough

June 29, 2005, 08:51 PM
These are my bare shelves.

89 - 12 ga (Abysmally low)
420 - 7.62x39 (notice the pile of clips and the stick magnet for checking to see if they are range-kosher)
182 - 7.62x54R
260 - 5.56 XM193 (I don't even own anything that chambers .223.)
200 - .45ACP
70 - .380ACP
50 - .40S&W (Nope, don't own one yet...)
20 - .30-30
20 - .30-40 Krag
71 - 7.92, (When I found out I was getting an Argie Mauser, I assumed it ate the same Mauser Chow as the other K98 actions.)
61 - 7.65x53 Belgian, (What the Argie Mauser does eat.)
1 - 9mm (left over from babysitting various Glocks and Berettas)
13 - .22LR (Those 550 bricks are leaky sometimes, and when I move I find them in nooks and crannies.)

My sad store of 1477 rounds, 321 of which are for weapons I don't even own.

Time to go to the ammo store.

June 29, 2005, 11:38 PM
.45 ACP -- ~600 rounds
.45 Colt -- ~500 rounds
9x19mm -- ~200 rounds
.22 LR -- ~1000 rounds
12 ga -- ~500 rounds
.308 Win / 7.62x51mm -- ~4500 rounds
.45-70 Gov't -- ~150 rounds
7.62x39mm -- ~1200 rounds
7.62x54R -- ~800 rounds
5.56X45mm -- ~1100 rounds
7.5x55 mm Swiss ~100 rounds
.303 British ~400 rounds
.30-06 -- ~1000 rounds
7.92x57mm -- ~300 rounds

~11900 rounds I guess

Plus reloading components for ?? 1000's of more

Taurus 66
June 29, 2005, 11:53 PM
Not to play the spoiler here (because this is such a long and successful thread), but sometimes I get a funny feeling when certain questions are asked on THR like, "What guns do you own? - list all of them", "How much ammunition do you have?" and, "Do you have any secret hiding places?" Should make a wise man stop and ponder a bit :scrutiny:

June 30, 2005, 12:06 AM
This thread has me thinking that:
1) I need to do some more shooting soon (need to cycle my ammo)
2) I need to buy more ammo
and 3) I need to do some reloading (and buying some more reloading supplies)

Anyway, my current (low) stock of ammo:

.44mag: 20-25 rounds (I've never owned a .44mag, I think it is left from a gun rental when I must not have shot up all the rounds I bought)
.41mag: 0 rounds :(
.357mag: 0 loaded rounds
.38+P: 20 rounds of Speer Gold Dot (125gr)
.38spl: 100 rounds
.45ACP: I'm not sure if I have any on hand right now or not (if so, unlikely more than a box or two)
.40S&W: 50 rounds (180gr JHP WWB)
9mm: a few hundred practice rounds and one 20 round box of JHP
.380: 50 FMJ
.22lr: I'm not sure if I have any right now or not
7.62x39: several hundred
.223/5.56: 100-200 (maybe a little more)
.270: one or two boxes (odd since I've never owned a .270)
30-30: ~80
.45LC: 100 rounds
12ga: 20 rounds (1 box) Winchester low recoil home defense ammo in 00 buck, 20 rounds cheap Wallmart target stuff, a few 5 round boxes of slugs (I'm unsure how many are left).

I have around 300-350 unloaded .357cal bullets and enough powder and brass to load all into either .357mag cases or .38spl cases (or most likely, a combination of the two). I also have about 100 round lead balls in .45cal for blackpowder shooting as well as plenty of Pyrodex for my Remington 1858 New Army replica and Colt 1861 Army replica.

June 30, 2005, 12:11 AM
How do we know you're not a government spy. What next? How man guns do we own? :neener:

I wrote this before I saw that Taurus 66 had addressed essentially the same issue. :D

I wish this board would "remember" me where I checked that little box so I don't have to log in every time. :cuss:

Taurus 66
June 30, 2005, 12:38 AM
.44mag: 20-25 rounds (I've never owned a .44mag, I think it is left from a gun rental when I must not have shot up all the rounds I bought)
41mag: 0 rounds
.357mag: 0 loaded rounds
.38+P: 20 rounds of Speer Gold Dot (125gr)
.38spl: 100 rounds
.45ACP: I'm not sure if I have any on hand right now or not (if so, unlikely more than a box or two)
.40S&W: 50 rounds (180gr JHP WWB)
9mm: a few hundred practice rounds and one 20 round box of JHP
.380: 50 FMJ
.22lr: I'm not sure if I have any right now or not
7.62x39: several hundred
.223/5.56: 100-200 (maybe a little more)
.270: one or two boxes (odd since I've never owned a .270)
30-30: ~80
.45LC: 100 rounds
12ga: 20 rounds (1 box) Winchester low recoil home defense ammo in 00 buck, 20 rounds cheap Wallmart target stuff, a few 5 round boxes of slugs (I'm unsure how many are left).

I said, "Should make a wise man stop and ponder a bit" .. oh well now.. being that chaim's from Mary Land (********** Socialist Republic to the east), he probably doesn't have squat of what he boasts about. He just has to look tough on here because he's in Mary Land, and he needs friends really bad :D :evil:

June 30, 2005, 02:29 AM
100 - .300 WSM 180 grain Gameking
250 - 20 Ga. 2-3/4 #8 shot
100 - 20 Ga. slug
750 - 12 ga 2-3/4 #8 shot
122 - 12 ga slug
050 - .410 #6 shot
050 - .410 slug
7500 - .22LR Federal
1250 - .22LR Winchester
1 Lb Pyrodex "P"
1 Lb Pyrodex "RS"
1 lb Accurate 5744
2 lb Winchester 760

And this doesn't include what I'm reloading for my dad nor the "year's worth" for my HEP classes.


June 30, 2005, 04:02 PM
I said, "Should make a wise man stop and ponder a bit"

And I pondered for about 2 seconds and decided I wasn't worried.

So far as I know there are no restrictions in MD or the US to the amount of ammo you can own, and if there were I'm sure I'd be pretty far under since 3 or 4 bricks of .22lr would give you more rounds on hand than I probably have right now. Anyway, ammo is highly variable anyway and the amount I have right now could easily disappear within a week. If I go shooting with just a few of my pistols, even if I buy ammo when I go I could easily burn up all my 9mm, .38spl, .40S&W and .380 in one session (I have enough 9mm it would be a long session if I bought any more ammo though). If I go rifle shooting I can easily shoot all my 30-30, .45LC (it is used in a lever rifle) and either all of my 7.62x39 or all of my .223 (and at least some of whichever I leave) in one fairly normal session of shooting, and I could possibly shoot all the 7.62x39 and .223 in addition to the .45LC and 30-30 in a slightly extended session.

So, I'm not too worried (no tin foil hats for me) :neener:

June 30, 2005, 04:06 PM
5.56 2- 3000 rounds

9mm- 2,000 rds

45- 1-2,000 rounds

some 12 gauge and .22lr

June 30, 2005, 04:07 PM
1/2 year's worth of practice fodder.

June 30, 2005, 10:44 PM

Just over 10K rounds, in 24 different calibers and chamberings:

My goal is at least 20-25K. I must get busy at the reloading bench again. And build that ammo locker closet on Preacherman's plans...

July 1, 2005, 10:43 AM
Let's see:

9x19 ~ 1400 rounds
38 spl ~ 250 rounds
.357 mag 100 rounds
7.62x39 ~ 1100 rounds
12 gauge ~ 400 rounds, mostly #8, some 00 buck and low recoil slugs
.22 lr ~ 500 rounds

not a lot actually


October 26, 2006, 04:37 PM
.223 - 5000 rds Chinese
9mm - 500
45acp - 600
357mag - 300
44mag - 100
12g - 200 slugs & 00buck
most of my handgun rounds are defense rounds (jhp or similar). feel the need to stock up to about 5xs that amount. what can i say, i live in cali & it's just a matter of time 'till short-hair-cutted broads that wear pants will make them illegal :banghead:

Redneck with a 40
October 26, 2006, 04:53 PM
12 gauge shotgun = 150 #4 buck, 2-3/4", 100 shells of #1 3" inch magnum
40 S&W = 1200 rounds 160 grain FMJ, 400 rounds 155 gr JHP
SKS = 640 rounds 7.62x39
22 lr = 1000 rds
357 magnum = 150 rds, 158 gr FMJ and hollowpoint

I'm continuing to reload 40 ammo, that stockpile will continue to increase, its what I tend to shoot the most.

Ben Shepherd
October 26, 2006, 05:05 PM
As for total rounds excluding 22 rimfire stuff: When I buy or reload it's generally in increments of 1,000 rounds. I keep a minimum of 1,000 rounds per gun on hand. So I have enough to make most here go :what: :D . But the few I can't/don't scare or outstock here?

You really don't want to know. Seriously. I have a lot. But the board members I know that outrun me do so by a country mile. As in easily a UPS delivery van/truck(or 2 or 3 even) FULL, clear to the brim, no air spaces or aisle in the middle.

October 26, 2006, 05:16 PM
A few thousand, give or take.

October 26, 2006, 06:06 PM

wow. This thread needs more pics. Gewehr98 are the big tubs full of ammo too?

Eskimo Jim
October 26, 2006, 08:03 PM
Not enough, no where near enough.

I think that it was Kipling that wrote, "a person cannot have too much ammunition, too many books or too many read wines"


Piney Woods
October 27, 2006, 11:04 PM
12 ga = 1,250
20 ga = 275
410 = 150

22 LR = 3,200
22 WMR = 400
25 ACP = 75
32 ACP = 180
9x19 = 950
38 Spcl = 2,125
357 Mag = 60
40 S&W = 900
44 Spcl = 135
44 Mag = 100
45 ACP = 900
45 Colt = 1,300

17 HMR = 200
223 = 3,400
30-30 = 100
308 = 2,500
45-70 = 60
7.62x39 = 1,600

in other words... not nearly enough.

October 27, 2006, 11:22 PM
All I got
Ammo is expensive :(

October 28, 2006, 01:02 AM
But, yes, the camo toolbox is crammed with full AK mags and drums. The red plastic utility box is full of .45 ACP ammo in individual 50-round boxes. The blue Midway box is actually my range box/cleaning kit.

I still haven't gotten off my duff to build that ammo locker like Preacherman assembled.

Preacherman, do you still have the model/SKU numbers for the shelf and cabinet? I believe you said they were a Home Depot item?

October 28, 2006, 01:03 AM
36,000 less rounds than I wish I had.

- Sig

October 28, 2006, 01:15 AM
Plenty and enough for anything I might ever want to do. I can't believe some of the responses here unless you have a full auto.

Lear 31A
October 28, 2006, 03:27 AM
Just for the shotgun, I have on hand 1 1/2 tons of shot, and just received another pallet of factory 2 3/4" 3 Dram 7.5 shot 1 1/8 oz shells.

The primer shelf has more on display than any gun store in the area...

Rifle and pistol ammo loaded will last me for another year, and supplies could last another year. I shoot these almost as much as the shotgun.

October 28, 2006, 04:49 AM
5-10,000 rounds of each caliber I shoot.

18 calibers, plus lots of extra .22 rimfire

October 28, 2006, 04:59 AM
1000+ 9mm (Got 250 on tuesday:D )

700 7.62x54r (want more not enough:( )

1200 7.92x57 (several countries, mostly romanian, my fav.:D )

900 7.62x39 (got a bunch at the gun show for $3.00 per 120 rds. ran out of money:( )

60 8x56r (too expensive in surplus or new, not desperate enough to reload it yet)

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