Most/least ammo by caliber on hand?


March 9, 2008, 01:53 PM
What is the least (and the most) number of rounds anyone here has on hand right this second for firearms you own? Any reason for the quantity?

Least: I have a PA-63 and no 9x18 on hand (just bought the gun, waiting for the gun show next weekend to buy ammo). Runner up: 6.5x55 Swede: 30 rounds (box and a half). I just don't shoot the Swedish Mauser that often any more.

Most: Approx 2500 rounds of .22LR. Since that's not a "real" round, about 2200 round of 7.62x39. Bought several cases when it was cheap, I've been wearing the pile down. Need to build it back up before the price increases and I think today was cheap.

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March 9, 2008, 04:01 PM
The most that I have is of 45 ACP. Don't laugh, but at last count I was just shy of 3800 rounds. The reason is that for a while, two of our four Walmarts had CCI Blazer Brass for $9.47 per box. Knowing that the price would be going up sometime soon, I stocked up whenever I could. Well, "a while" turned out being nearly a year and I ended up with quite a stockpile in preparation for the price hike. About a month ago it finally went up to $14.88 per box. I've also been saving my brass and have got about 1000 cases ready for processing whenever I get into reloading.

Next would be my 7.62x39, of which I have about 1600-1700 rounds for my SKS and AK. 600-700 of Wolf and a new 1000-round case of Golden Tiger.

Then I've got about 1000 rounds of 22lr and maybe 120 or so of .270 Win.

I've also got a 1000 round case of Lithuanian .308 on the way for my not-as-yet-acquired M1A. I got a little bonus and felt it'd be wiser to spend it on ammo that keeps getting more and more expensive everyday. I'll be getting the M1A in the next couple of months, hopefully.

March 9, 2008, 04:17 PM
I keep around 500 .223, 400 .40 S&W, 200 .270, 200 30-06, 100 7.62x54r and only around 100 30-40 Krag. My quantities are dictated by what I shoot the most. If I get on a kick with a different rifle, or find good deals on componants, Ill get more ambitious.

March 9, 2008, 04:23 PM
The round I have the most is 7.62x39 followed by 22lr.
The round I have the least is 7.5 Swiss. All I have is 60 empty brass and my bench is too weak to stand the force it takes to resize them.:(

Bazooka Joe71
March 9, 2008, 04:23 PM
I only have about 1000 rds of .308 and a 1000 rds of .30-06...But I'm working on that.

The most I have is 5k or so rds of 7.62x54r. I stocked up on that when it was somewhat cheap.

Savage Shooter
March 9, 2008, 04:41 PM
least I have 15 .223 bullets and its killing me not to shoot it as its my new gun and i love it.
Couple hundered various shotgun rounds
1000 er so .22lr for fun

March 9, 2008, 04:55 PM
Least: .223
Most: 308

March 9, 2008, 05:05 PM
least 45 acp... less then a box :(

most 16 ga, just loaded up another 2k shells... should last me about a year.

March 9, 2008, 05:09 PM
Over 1/2 box 16 ga
1 box 410 ga
3 boxes 20 ga
30 rds 222 rem mag
About 75 rds 357 Sig
100+ rds 40 S&W
100+ rds 357 mag
200+ 38 SPL
200+ rds 44 mag
300+ rds 45 ACP
500+ 12 ga
500+ rds 50 BMG
600+ rds 7.62x54R
1500+ rds 9 mm
1500+ rds 5.56
1500+ rds 7.62x51
2000+ rds 22 LR
3500+ rds 7.62x39
If you look at the numbers, I have the most ammo for guns that I like to shoot and shoot often. No reason in particular for buying ammo other than to punch paper with it.

Ed Ames
March 9, 2008, 05:31 PM
Least: .222 ... For the last two years or so I've had one round, an old peters lead soft point from who knows when or where. Reason: I had 11 rounds before I had a rifle in .222. I wound up with a rifle so I fired 10 of those rounds. I decided it's a rifle that really should have a scope, and I don't have scopes on any of my rifles, so I packed it away until such time as I feel like scoping rifles.

Most: .22LR ... many-thousand rounds. Yeah, it's cheating. Deal. :)

I don't really go crazy stockpiling ammo I'm set up to reload. If I don't reload a particular round I keep a bit more on hand. My reloading setup right now is optimized for loading less than 100 rounds at a time but 100 rounds of centerfire per gun and a few boxes of .22 can usually keep me happy on a range trip.

March 9, 2008, 05:37 PM
Most: 7.62x39. I had a bunch laid in, saw the price hike, rode it out, caught a few good deals towards the end of it, then ended up buying more from friends who were letting it go for low prices for various reasons. Combine that with not shooting any for quite some time and you end up with a glut. Not that I'm complaining.

Least: 7.7 Arisaka. I have one round. :uhoh:


PS Oh! and .44 magnum. Also one round. It will probably stay that way for a while, too, since I don't own anything chambered in .44 magnum. Someone found the round and thought I should have it, since I'm the local gun nut. I think I seriously disappointed them when I told them that I didn't own a gun that shot it. ;)

March 9, 2008, 05:41 PM
Most....... 9mm & .45 about 1K each (I reload)
Least..... .223 (about 250 rds)


March 9, 2008, 05:41 PM
Most: 9mm
Least: 7.62x39 (soon to be corrected)

March 9, 2008, 05:43 PM
I always get a kick out of survival experts who say you need 10,000 rounds for each **weapon** you own.
If only....Well, if I could afford it...

Mike ;)

March 9, 2008, 06:03 PM
I keep ~ 20,000 .22 lr down to ~20 6.5 Jap. Anything inbetween is hit or miss.

March 9, 2008, 06:09 PM
The most I have is .22 LR. It's so useful and cheap that everyone should have a couple thousand rounds of it.
The least is .410 gauge but I really don't use it much anyhow. It's only really kept for sentimental reasons and teaching new shooters.
Also need more 9mm but I'm working on that.

March 9, 2008, 06:09 PM
I have 1500 rounds or so of .22lr, about 1K 7.62X54R...Least is probably 20-30 rounds for the wife's .44mag...

March 9, 2008, 06:20 PM
Marlin 60/Ruger 22/45 (22lr) = 3000rd Federal bulk
Yugo SKS (7.62x39) = 500rd Wolf MC JHP
Kel-Tec P11 (9mm) = 15rd Winchester 115gr FMJ
NEF Pardner (12ga) = 100rd Remington 1 1/8oz #8 - 25rd Remington 1oz #6 - 100rd Wolf 00

Normaly only buy when I see a good deal but they are geting harder and harder to find, so it looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and buy some anyway. :(

March 9, 2008, 06:33 PM
I always get a kick out of survival experts who say you need 10,000 rounds for each **weapon** you own.
If only....

What some of those guys need is a visit to the dentist, barber, and if they're telling you that, a psychiatrist...

March 9, 2008, 06:49 PM
Least-- 7.62x39, I only have around 40-50 pieces right now. To make it worse I own 3 rifles that take this round (1 AKM, 1 RPK, and 1 SKS) :o

Most-- 22LR, have around 2,000 rounds sitting in a can right now.

Most other calibre that I shoot I have anywhere from 100-300 or so rounds.

March 9, 2008, 07:21 PM
most - .223, .38, .22LR 500-1000 rounds each they get shot the most

least - 45/70 about 20 rounds doesn't see much shooting time

March 9, 2008, 07:32 PM
Most: 7.62x54R - I got in a buying frenzy when it was $30-$40 for a case. I just had to have some of each kind. Have over 10k on hand. I'll never shoot half of it probably, unless I buy a PSL. Runner up: 7.62x39 and 7.62x51. Very near 10k of each. It's nice to go to the range and bang off a couple hundred rounds through my FAL or SKS and not worry about it.

Least: 303Brit - fell way behind the cost curve on it. Have a case of POF "click bang", a few hundred rounds of SA milsurp and maybe 600 rounds of various commercial. That will last me a while though. Runner up: 30 carbine - almost 2k of Aguilla and 800 rounds of Wolf.

I can't imagine what it's like to have only a box or two of a caliber. If I get down to less than a case, I start scouring the web for more.

I'm also the type who never lets my gas tank get below 1/2 full and keeps at least 6 boxes of my favorite cereal in the cupboard. Let's not even talk about the TP stock in the bathroom cupboard.

March 9, 2008, 07:32 PM
Most = 2500 .22lr (just caught them on sale)

Least = 30 .44 magnum (deer hunting loads)


March 9, 2008, 07:37 PM
Actually, that's classified. I would not post that info on the internet.

March 9, 2008, 08:12 PM
Amen, jkingrph

March 9, 2008, 08:22 PM
Amen, jkingrph

Right on

March 9, 2008, 08:34 PM
Most: .22LR, somewhere north of 500 (have absolutely no idea exactly how much).

Least: .30-06, 0. :uhoh:

I uh, just recently bought the rifle and haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, and haven't had the money to start stockpiling ammo for it either.

March 9, 2008, 08:35 PM
Mostly about 2000 rounds of Blazer Brass been collecting from WalMart for about 6 months now,and also managed to get about 2000 rounds of .223 and 762x39 from a local gunstore the little lady and I have bought a boatload of rifles (AR's and AK's and 2 Saiga's and a recent Yugo SKS)so they figured we heavily contributed to their 'retirement fund' so we got a below wholesale rate on large bulk ammo.

Figure the way things are going ammo will soon be the 'new currency' of the USA,so were buying cheap and stacking deep!

March 9, 2008, 08:44 PM
We don't talk about this right now in my house.

I recently switched platforms and therefore am VERY light on based upon where I was and where I'd like to be.

But I don't post it on the net.

-- John

March 9, 2008, 08:52 PM
Never enough is all I'll say.

Green Lantern
March 9, 2008, 09:01 PM
I'd say I have the least, ironically, of the caliber of which I own more than 1 gun: .380.

March 9, 2008, 10:32 PM
I don't own any ammo, my guns are strictly wall hangers :rolleyes:

March 9, 2008, 10:38 PM
Actually, that's classified. I would not post that info on the internet.

I won't post any numbers, but I don't mind noting that my biggest stash is 5.56 and my scrawniest is .50BEO.

March 9, 2008, 11:34 PM
Least: 308Win...I've got maybe 14 rounds

Most: 12ga...I dunno how many rounds I have but it's stacked up. Apparently when I was in college I went on a 12ga buying spree during one of those times that Walmart clears ammo out.

Now, if you're gonna count how many round I could have if I put together all my reloading components then I'd have quite a few 9mm...

Uncle Chan
March 9, 2008, 11:37 PM
1500 223, 700 45LC, 3000 7.62x39.

March 9, 2008, 11:40 PM
Just recently got a 10mm and so far have only gotten about 300 rounds for that. As for most I probably have close to 10-11 thousand rounds of 22LR.

March 9, 2008, 11:54 PM
The least? About 1000 rounds each of 7.5 French and 8x56r. Wait, I don't have any for the Enfield .38/200 and Orbea .38 long revolvers, but I'm figuring on reloading for them someday.

Wait again, somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 rounds of .33 WCF. That'd be the least of something in a caliber I actually shoot.

evan price
March 10, 2008, 12:09 AM
Unfortunately, while en-route to a shooting range on some property a buddy owns on an island in a very deep cold lake, there was a boating accident and all of my guns and ammunition were mysteriously lost forever.

Shame, really.

March 10, 2008, 01:30 AM
Actually, that's classified. I would not post that info on the internet.

Smart answer. I don't know why people have this need to list everything.

Hmm. Let me put it this way: I've got as much .22 LR, approximately, as I have .223/5.56x45 and 7.62x39, I have as much 5.45x39 as I do .22 LR, .223/5.56x45 and 7.62x39 combined, and I have approximately 1/3 as much 8mm Mauser, 7.62x54R, and Swiss 7.5 each as I do .22 LR.

Wanna talk pistol calibers?

It's a lot. 'Nuff said.

March 10, 2008, 03:07 AM
Most 3940

2100 .22lr
300 .223
450 7.62x39
440 7.62x54R

50 .410
400 20Ga
100 12Ga

Least 0

March 10, 2008, 05:54 AM
Ratio is 4: 10.2 : 1 : 3.

Large caliber rifle : intermediate rifle : pistol : rimfire.

Reason for quantity? Same as anyone else. Cost.

March 10, 2008, 08:03 AM
MOST: .22 LR. I still have 3 or so cases Wolf Match Target and Extra that I bought when it was $15/$18 a brick.

LEAST: A half a box of .32 Long. Or .38 Long. It's one of them and almost a box of the other one.

I'm not hoarding, I'm stocking up for retirement while I can afford to.

March 10, 2008, 08:35 AM
most is about 1000, for .38spl and .45acp both.The reason:WWB is the cheapest plinking ammo, and comes by the hundred, and I reload, and had/have a TON of brass for both or these, so I kept loading till I ran out of bullets from my 2 orders.Least would be for the 1895 Nagant revolver.Techinically, I hav 0 rds of 7.62.38R, but I do have 50 rds of .32 S&W Long for it to try out, as it's cheaper, and lots of people report the same accuarcy as with the Russian ammo, somtimes even better.

March 10, 2008, 09:33 AM
ammo? what is ammo?

March 10, 2008, 09:45 AM
ammo? what is ammo? It's like puppy chow, but for guns. :D

March 11, 2008, 03:56 AM
I have less then 87 billion rounds of the following

Gun lover
March 11, 2008, 05:17 AM
30-30 Winchester-140 .
7MM Magnum-100.
.22 magnum-50(I don't know why I have them when I don't own one.)
12 Gauge-250-300 rounds of different loads.

March 11, 2008, 06:11 AM
Strange question..?? Um, I can fit a few 12ga slugs, .556 "on my hand"

March 12, 2008, 02:46 AM
Least: .45 ACP - 100ish (looking for more brass)

7mm-08 - 200
.280 Rem - 200
.22 LR approx. 2000

Most: .223 rem Not sure of the count, but 2 5 gallon buckets full, loaded... (Zombie free zone ?) LOL

March 12, 2008, 06:45 AM
Most .22 Lr about 10K
Least : 300 Win Mag about 1K

March 31, 2008, 04:33 PM
one round of 10.6x25mm german ordinance revolver ammo, for a revolver i dont have and have never seen for that matter:scrutiny:

also a few rounds of 7.62mm nagant rounds for a nagant revolver.


other than that, i never have less than 100 rounds for each firearm i own.

i really havent counted

but i have a drawer full of ammo for when the zombies attack
200+ .45
100+ 7mm mag
350+ 7.62x39mm
over 2100 rounds of .22
over 500 12 gauge shells

March 31, 2008, 07:07 PM
Most: .22LR - 6,500 rounds
Least: 12 Guage #00 - 100 rounds

March 31, 2008, 07:17 PM
All I have is one round of .38 special. I keep it right here with me in my shirt pocket ;)

March 31, 2008, 08:21 PM
About 5k of 9mm and .357. Least .303 british to damn expensive all the time.
About 20k of .50 and maybe oh anywhere between 125k to 135k of 7.62(51)
The pig gets hungry.....:fire: And oh 13 25mm APDS-T.

March 31, 2008, 08:22 PM
Most,20,000 + of .22LR
least, my .25acp, 25rounds left in the box!!!!

March 31, 2008, 08:43 PM
I have:

5000+ .22 LR
~1200 .30-06 M72 match
~800 9mm
~400 .223

Undetermined quantities of .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .38 Special, .22-250, 6mm Rem, 6.5x55, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, .30-40 Krag, etc.

At the bottom of the list is .380 ACP, with a little under 1 50 round box.

March 31, 2008, 09:28 PM
Least would be .45 since I switched to a glock 29 10mm
Most probably a tie between .44mag, and .300 win mag.

I really didn't intend for it to be that way, but every time I go to the local range guys are shooting those two, and just leave the once fired brass laying around. Since I reload both I pick em up. To bad I don't see much .308 lying around I reload that, and would like more free brass.

Jeff F
March 31, 2008, 10:43 PM
Let's just say that I've got a lot.

March 31, 2008, 10:47 PM
1500+ .223 Rem. - stocked up for SHTF.
1500+ .22LR - cheap.
175 .357 Magnum. - too expensive, I have lots of .38 Spl.

March 31, 2008, 10:57 PM
5000 .223, 3000 45 acp, prob 300 fedgm .308, 500 22LR, 300 .308 random, 1500 greek 30.06, 600 - 9mm

tons of reloading components which ill probably make use of all weekend, yes the rain gives me time to load a ton up

what can i say? i work OT to pay for my hobby

March 31, 2008, 11:10 PM
Most, .22 Long Rifle. Why, It Was Cheap. Least, 45/70 Government. Why, I Have Only Had It About A Year.

March 31, 2008, 11:39 PM
Most is .22 LR. I started buying value packs back before the price hike last December and put a couple away here and there as I could afford them.
I shoot .22 more than anything else so I figured it made sense to buy some.

Least is .410. I only really use that gun to teach new shooters or just ventilate a few cans once in awhile. I doubt that I even have a full box of ammo for it.

Along the lines of this thread, I started working on filling a .50 caliber ammo can for each caliber that I shoot much of. I figured that was a realistic goal that would give me a pretty decent amount of ammo that would still be portable and affordable.
I'm not quite where I'd like to be on ammo yet but I doubt I ever will be.
But for those who are cartridge deficient, maybe this will help as a rough guideline for you too.

The biggest problem I have - I'd like to get a 20 gauge, a 30-30, and maybe replace my Kahr with a J-frame S&W .38 at some point.
That will be three more ammo cans to fill on top of the ones I already want...

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