How much ammo do you have?


PDA






radiotom
November 8, 2012, 05:35 PM
This is what we have stocked up:

~1k rounds of 9mm FMJ
~500 rounds of 9mm JHP
~1k rounds of .40 FMJ
~500 rounds of .40 JHP

Thinking of getting another 1k each of FMJ in 9mm and .40, maybe 2k of .40 since I shoot more than the woman.

What do you guys have???

If you enjoyed reading about "How much ammo do you have?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Risky
November 8, 2012, 05:39 PM
Don't you have a rifle??

dark.zero.x
November 8, 2012, 05:45 PM
1200 5.56 mixed 55gr 62gr fmj sp jhp
10k 5.45x39
2.5k 7.62x54r
3k 8mm mauser
300 .30 carbine
500 7.62x39
100 .303
100 .308 (need moar)
1k 9x19
2k .45
300 .40
5k .22lr

I'm running low...

TennJed
November 8, 2012, 05:45 PM
You say you shoot more than the woman, but how much do you shoot? That is the most important question involving how much ammo to have. Different people need different amounts.

How long does it typically take you to go through 1000 rounds?

Dnaltrop
November 8, 2012, 06:00 PM
Right this minute?

Components for about 1200 rounds laying around.

Maybe 400 rounds actually ready to go.

Philippe
November 8, 2012, 06:09 PM
I find these posts amusing. Just setting yourselves up for bad things to come posting what ya have on the interwebs...

fallout mike
November 8, 2012, 06:10 PM
I have 6 or 7 rounds for each gun I own.

Apachedriver
November 8, 2012, 06:25 PM
Oh yeah??....Well, I've got about 6 or seven guns for each round I own. That way when things get hot, I can have a choice to fit the moment. Thought about getting 10 HiCap mags per gun per round but I've only got so much space in my super-secret nightstand drawer...

r1derbike
November 8, 2012, 06:34 PM
Enough...

Red Cent
November 8, 2012, 06:36 PM
After Tuesday, not enough.

Jim, West PA
November 8, 2012, 06:51 PM
Two tubes, two rolls and two back up shots :cool:
174405

And iffin i need artey cover or long range business taken care of.....
174407

I'm good :D

TIMC
November 8, 2012, 07:02 PM
Between 14-16 k and components for 3-4k more.'let the panic buyers have fun, I have enough to stay out of the way until they calm down.

wgaynor
November 8, 2012, 07:34 PM
6,000 rounds combined for all calibers and enough components for 4,000 more.

orionengnr
November 8, 2012, 07:55 PM
Not all that many, but I have enough components for quite a few.
I have been buying reloading supplies a little bit at a time over the last several years.
I will not be part of the problem by panic buying and hoarding. :)

1KPerDay
November 8, 2012, 08:02 PM
I have one round for my one "deer rifle," but I have the paperwork in for a second, backup round.

KDS
November 8, 2012, 10:02 PM
Not enough

Warp
November 8, 2012, 10:06 PM
A sampling

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/austin3161324/Firearms/20121022_220811_zps40694e3d.jpg

06
November 8, 2012, 10:16 PM
One half of a long tray of 22 LR Stingers (@ 45) and 7 rounds of OO. Think I will buy another 5 round box of OO. "Gun Kid" and I have plans--lol.

481
November 8, 2012, 10:17 PM
I have plenty of ammo.

doc2rn
November 8, 2012, 10:37 PM
One bullet in my shirt pocket! Yup that's all I need!

Queen_of_Thunder
November 8, 2012, 10:39 PM
Before Tuesday not enough. After Tuesday not enough.

Nothing changed

Warp
November 8, 2012, 10:41 PM
Before Tuesday not enough. After Tuesday not enough.

Nothing changed

Also this.

If I could afford it I would like VERY much to have 20,000 rounds each for my two main calibers (9mm and 5.56), to have on hand but not be part of my to-be-shot rotation...but there's just no way I can afford that.

CountryUgly
November 8, 2012, 11:09 PM
I quit counting years ago :)

beatledog7
November 8, 2012, 11:23 PM
I know how much I have, but nobody else needs to know. Might as well ask for my bank balances.

22-rimfire
November 8, 2012, 11:25 PM
I have a good supply of 22LR ammunition, but sufficient amounts in other calibers that I commonly shoot. I don't burn up centerfire ammunition that quickly.

As one poster said, how much you have or what is "enough" is based on your shooting habits under normal use conditions. I personally have enough to last me a while unless I get kind of crazy with the centerfire stuff. But I seldom shoot more than a box of a particular centerfire caliber during any one shooting episode.

Warp
November 8, 2012, 11:26 PM
A few weeks ago I shot 450 rounds of 5.56 in a day. I might shoot 600 or more this weekend.

It goes too fast. :(

Training/practice/improvement/maintaining proficiency goes through ammo.

I might have to start doing a lot more with .22lr

PedalBiker
November 8, 2012, 11:27 PM
Might as well ask for my bank balances.

Bingo.

Grmlin
November 8, 2012, 11:32 PM
Enough of some not enough of others.

22-rimfire
November 8, 2012, 11:34 PM
Warp, I could handle 450 rounds with 223 pretty easily. (Added: But I probably wouldn't do that once a month.) Like I said, I have enough to last me a while. I would have time to restock.

Arkansas Paul
November 8, 2012, 11:35 PM
A few thousand .22 lr.
Prolly 6-800 .40s.
500 or so .45 Colt.
300 or so .30-06.
300 or so .243.

I have components on hand to load a couple thousand handgun rounds.
I'm low on a few things for rifle. Need to go powder and primer shopping.

bushmaster1313
November 8, 2012, 11:48 PM
A few weeks ago I shot 450 rounds of 5.56 in a day. I might shoot 600 or more this weekend.

at 35 cents a round 600 rounds is $210

Warp
November 8, 2012, 11:49 PM
at 35 cents a round 600 rounds is $210

It sure is.

Hence my comment about possibly having to do more with .22lr in the future.

But it takes ammo and costs money to practice and train. Experience/skill > pile of ammo

chicharrones
November 8, 2012, 11:52 PM
Not enough

Same with me. :(

22-rimfire
November 9, 2012, 12:01 AM
I pretty much refuse to shoot up $200 worth of ammo in one day unless there is a good reason for it. My biggest ammo cost caliber is 41 mag. It is also why I shoot a lot of 22LR. But the match grade ammo can certainly add up.

Warp
November 9, 2012, 12:02 AM
I pretty much refuse to shoot up $200 worth of ammo in one day unless there is a good reason for it. My biggest ammo cost caliber is 41 mag. It is also why I shoot a lot of 22LR. But the match grade ammo can certainly add up.

I consider training a good reason to shoot ammo.

Like I said, I value skill and experience far more than a larger pile of ammo.

.22lr can do a lot, but it absolutely does not simulate the recoil or full experience of the real thing.

Now, if only I had an M&P 15-22, so I could go 300-300, or 400-200, ammo split (.22/5.56)

Hardtarget
November 9, 2012, 12:04 AM
I really don't do a running account on the ammo. Just looking at the shelf I can see I need more .45 acp and another bulk box of .22s and I should get 200 rounds of 00 buck. Everything else is OK with the 200 to 500 rounds I see. Besides, I don't have room for much more. OOPS! Almost forgot! I need to load up on .357 mag. I just got a S&W 686 and I need to have some real good stuff in that caliber. Haven't had it very long so it almost slipped my mind.

Mark

Twiki357
November 9, 2012, 12:39 AM
Reloadables of 380, 9mm, 38 Super, 38 Special, 357 mag, 45 ACP, 30/30, 7.62x39, and 12 guage = just shy of 8k total. And 1k+/- of 22LR & 22mag.

Then there's about 3k of sized and primed brass waiting for a visit by UPS.

W.E.G.
November 9, 2012, 01:25 AM
Got enough .223, .308, .357, .38, 9mm, 12 GA to quell an interplanetary zombie apocalypse.

Pretty good stock of TP too.

Even got enough .22 rimfire that if the whole saved population were raptured, and returned as Gunkid clones, I could probably supply the all the armies of the plains of Megiddo. But, I may be short a wheelbarrow or two.

Rail Driver
November 9, 2012, 01:26 AM
Not NEARLY enough.

mnrivrat
November 9, 2012, 01:28 AM
I know how much I have, but nobody else needs to know. Might as well ask for my bank balances.

What's your bank balance ? :evil:

I always maintain a reasonable stockage for each caliber gun I own. 200 rounds is what I consider a minumum to keep on hand.

Ignition Override
November 9, 2012, 02:22 AM
Maybe 5,500-6,000 rds. of centerfire.
In order to plan for future inflationary/dollar exchange rate increases, or possible future import problems caused by our Politburo, not nearly enough.

I would gladly buy 10,000 rds. of 7.62x39 in one week, just to save money long-term, but also because Rebecca Peters, Feinstein, Schumer, Holder etc. don't want us to have much ammo, Or certain guns.

texasgun
November 9, 2012, 03:09 AM
~1k rounds of .45 (PMC and Aguila for the range)
~1k rounds of 9mm (CCI Blazer for the range)
~100 rounds 9mm Winchester Ranger T-Series (SD)
~100 rounds Winchester NATO 9mm
~50 rounds Wilson 185gr .45 JHP
~500 rounds of .22LR


When I see a good deal - I usually buy ammo. Ammo lasts forever and good deals are hard to come by. I order most of my range stuff online... Wal-Mart here for e.g. charges $23 + sales tax for 100rds WWB 9mm whereas online (incl. shipping) I can get 100rds of 9mm for ~$22 (no sales tax added) when I order in bulk

possom813
November 9, 2012, 04:15 AM
I've got a couple of drinking straws and a box of .22 shorts. Should be plenty enough to last until 12/21.

12131
November 9, 2012, 05:14 AM
How much ammo do you have?
If you have to ask this question, it's time to buy more.
Even if you're not asking the question, it's time to buy more.:evil:

coloradokevin
November 9, 2012, 05:58 AM
Probably enough, but I could always use more. I'm not trying to be evasive in my answer, but frankly, I'm just not sure how much I have on hand at the moment. I buy some, shoot some, buy some more, shoot some more. There's never a set amount around here. Probably a couple thousand .223 rounds, a few hundred in most other calibers, maybe upwards of 5-10K rounds of .22lr ammo, and a variety of reloading components (tons of brass for my commonly used pistol calibers).

How much does one need? All depends on how often you shoot, and how readily available you believe your resupply will be. I imagine supplies will be flying off the shelves again within the next few weeks (sounds like it is already happening), due to the post election panic (think: 2008).

Things are always changing around here, depending on how much I shoot. Right now I'm a bit low on pistol ammo, with only a couple hundred rounds available in calibers where I can often shoot a couple hundred rounds per range session. I probably don't have any more ammo for my .308 bolt gun, but 200 rounds will carry me a lot further with that rifle.

bannockburn
November 9, 2012, 06:53 AM
About the only ammo I feel I have a decent supply of would be .22LR.

Would definitely like to have more of everything else.

FROGO207
November 9, 2012, 07:44 AM
You can never have enough spare ammo/components on hand. That is a good way to hedge against inflation/shortages without limiting your day to day use. If I had the means I would build a storage bunker and fill it.:D

BSA1
November 9, 2012, 08:51 AM
Well at the moment I have 65,000 primers on hand...

Did I forget to mention I reload my own stuff...

Oh the Feds know where I live.

Zumet
November 9, 2012, 08:54 AM
I get a kick outta seeing that the OP has less than 50 posts. (not an anti gun mole huh???).

Queen_of_Thunder
November 9, 2012, 09:12 AM
As it stands I may have to cut back on matches next year and focus on my Trap shooting. I have only 1,000 of 45ACP left and that will barely get me through 2 months of shooting and practice. My 9mm is really low because its become my main pistol caliber in an effort to stretch and rebuild my 45ACP stock.
I have zero .303 and my 7.5x55 for the K31 is really low. I need more ammo.

pockets
November 9, 2012, 09:14 AM
I have one round of ammo.....but it is a real beauty and I'm keeping it.

Seriously, how many hundreds of times is this same question asked here?
.

pockets
November 9, 2012, 09:18 AM
deleted duplicate
.

Certaindeaf
November 9, 2012, 09:28 AM
I went to a crossbow after seeing some guy on "the walking dead" or something kill about 500 critters with one bolt.. that's the way of the future and the thinking mans' getup.

303tom
November 9, 2012, 10:20 AM
A Bunch................

radiotom
November 9, 2012, 10:22 AM
I get a kick outta seeing that the OP has less than 50 posts. (not an anti gun mole huh???).
Says the guy with 52 posts?

22-rimfire
November 9, 2012, 10:30 AM
That's funny. Glad to see some humor!

Ashcons
November 9, 2012, 12:03 PM
More than my wife thinks I need, less than I think I need.

Jorg Nysgerrig
November 9, 2012, 12:09 PM
I get a kick outta seeing that the OP has less than 50 posts. (not an anti gun mole huh???).
Stop, just stop.

P5 Guy
November 9, 2012, 04:48 PM
More than I could carry.

youngda9
November 9, 2012, 06:03 PM
My team is working on it now.

http://www.nato.int/sfor/indexinf/139/p03a/b02031d.jpg
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee311/WornGuy/Ammo.jpg

forgottenson
November 9, 2012, 06:05 PM
Lots and lots

fxstchewy
November 9, 2012, 06:09 PM
More than i can carry.......:neener:

elephant_man
November 9, 2012, 06:19 PM
I find these posts amusing. Just setting yourselves up for bad things to come posting what ya have on the interwebs...

Time to don the tinfoil!

On Topic: For the record, the most I have is six 1250 rd cases of 7.62x25 which I bought back when they were dirt cheap :D

Warp
November 9, 2012, 06:23 PM
I find these posts amusing. Just setting yourselves up for bad things to come posting what ya have on the interwebs...

Like what?

2zulu1
November 9, 2012, 06:24 PM
A hundred less than I had Wednesday. :)

musicman10_1
November 9, 2012, 08:37 PM
I have a decent supply of ammo for a decent amount of different calibers. For the purpose of some urgent need I have some ammo that I simply do not touch and that includes:
500+ rounds of 7.62x39
350+ rounds of 12 gauge 00 buck and slugs
5000+ rounds of .22lr

panhead58ak
November 9, 2012, 10:55 PM
maybe I am the odd duck everybody probably has a few thousand 22lr laying around maybe even a few hundred 12 guage shells but I play the game a little different how about 440 rounds of 375 h& h 600 rounds of 300 win mag and 400 rounds of 30-06 400 rounds of 454 cassull 500 rds 45 colt I have the stock on hand to reload it all 2 times or more and can cast bullets for the 45s I dont play with nato rounds good quality hunting bullets are my preference, even got a couple hundred 350 gr. solids for 375 if I got to shoot someting I am not betting on no 22(223)everybody has to play their own game, do it your way I am

MaterDei
November 10, 2012, 12:02 AM
Experience/skill > pile of ammo

Amen, brother.

C0untZer0
November 10, 2012, 12:07 AM
Since I thought there might be a run on ammo if Obama got re-elected I bought about $600 worth of ammo a few months ago.

The online stores have been out of Winchester Ranger T 147gr 9mm, so when it came back in stock I bought it.

I don't want to have to pay outrageous prices at LGD to get on the range... and I'm teaching my kids to shoot and I don't feel like chasing around from store to store to get ammo.

HOWARD J
November 10, 2012, 12:23 AM
I have enuf to keep my kids & grandkids happy for a long time.
They really enjoy our house & they all live within walking distance of our place.
God almighty--how did we ever get so lucky-----:cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss:

Ignition Override
November 10, 2012, 02:04 AM
Has reloading powder in the 8-lb jugs experienced clear price increases in the last two months?

If it has, then maybe it will come back down in a few months or so.

Fishslayer
November 10, 2012, 02:42 AM
More than my wife thinks I need, less than I think I need.

Your wife actually knows?:eek:

Mine would have a cow!:evil:

Iramo94
November 10, 2012, 02:49 AM
None.
Tragic boating accidents, don't ya know. :rolleyes:

wyohome
November 10, 2012, 05:21 AM
We usually use 4 rounds per year for deer hunting, about a dozen making sure that the rifles are still zeroed. At that rate I will have plenty for the rest of my life.
Quite a few .22 LR rounds and a few boxes of 12 ga.
When we were in Cabela's yesterday, my wife asked if we have enough primers. I appreciate that she knows what we need for a survival type lifestyle.

Dunkelheit
November 10, 2012, 06:50 AM
minimum inventory 1000rds per caliber

guyfromohio
November 10, 2012, 07:08 AM
I just need a few more.

JohnKSa
November 10, 2012, 07:12 AM
After Tuesday, not enough.Then you didn't have enough before Tuesday either.

Are you really trying to say that the current situation couldn't have been easily predicted months ago as as one of only two possible outcomes?

radiotom
November 10, 2012, 11:55 AM
Since I thought there might be a run on ammo if Obama got re-elected I bought about $600 worth of ammo a few months ago.

The online stores have been out of Winchester Ranger T 147gr 9mm, so when it came back in stock I bought it.

I don't want to have to pay outrageous prices at LGD to get on the range... and I'm teaching my kids to shoot and I don't feel like chasing around from store to store to get ammo.
Test those Ranger T's before you trust them with your life...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=677758

ConstitutionCowboy
November 10, 2012, 12:01 PM
I figure I have enough to outlive me.

Woody

Warp
November 10, 2012, 10:04 PM
Test those Ranger T's before you trust them with your life...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=677758

^

Winchester Pistol ammo has gone down the crapper

Chevelle SS
November 10, 2012, 10:07 PM
not enough

1911 guy
November 10, 2012, 10:16 PM
A few thousand. That's not really that much, considering it's distributed among .22LR, ,223, .308, 12ga and .45ACP.

pharmer
November 11, 2012, 10:47 AM
8K total centerfire, 10K .22's. It doesn't matter, if there is no "resupply", we're all going to be out in no time. Joe

TennJed
November 11, 2012, 04:11 PM
I get a kick outta seeing that the OP has less than 50 posts. (not an anti gun mole huh???).

Wow. I respect your opinion but I honestly hope I never become paranoid to the point of being silly.

Warp
November 11, 2012, 10:36 PM
I find these posts amusing. Just setting yourselves up for bad things to come posting what ya have on the interwebs...

Like what?

wep45
November 11, 2012, 11:07 PM
bullets are too dangerous to have around the house, officer.:eek:

Warp
November 11, 2012, 11:09 PM
bullets are too dangerous to have around the house, officer.:eek:

That's why you imprison them as part of a completed round of ammunition. Perectly safe then. :D

TennJed
November 11, 2012, 11:28 PM
I find these posts amusing. Just setting yourselves up for bad things to come posting what ya have on the interwebs...
Forgive me I am not trying to be offensive, but are you being serious or sarcastic?

BLB68
November 12, 2012, 05:56 PM
Wait? I'm not supposed to shoot it up as soon as I buy it?

I must be doing it wrong. :D

flyskater
November 12, 2012, 07:30 PM
Ammo and gun is like saying a bad word in the house.

So I call it food for my toys.

472x1A/B
November 12, 2012, 08:46 PM
I don't think I've ever taken the time to count how much I have. Load 25 rounds each morning befor going to work and finish the box in the evening. Done this for a long time. Cast my boolits on Sunday afternoons.

Carne Frio
November 13, 2012, 01:08 AM
I have exactly the right amount.

ojh
November 13, 2012, 02:45 AM
In my country the legal limit is 20000 rounds. I'm below that.

evan price
November 13, 2012, 05:46 AM
Is there such as thing as "Too much ammo" if you are not either sinking or on fire, or both?

blarby
November 13, 2012, 06:47 AM
Finland has a round limit ?

Didn't know that.

You learn something every day..........

As to the OP :

I have ammunition, yes.

You should have enough that you feel comfortable with what you have.

If you believe you need more- obtain it.

If you believe you have too much, thats an easy burden to relieve yourself of.

Just make sure you practice with it- not just store it, MMMkay ?

mgkdrgn
November 13, 2012, 08:03 AM
More than I "need" and less than I "want". :evil:

Attila
November 13, 2012, 08:29 AM
"Just make sure you practice with it- not just store it, MMMkay ?"
Does that include the ones in sealed cans?
Not enough when I pack up to go shooting, Too much when I stow it away at home.
Or I just need more stowage room?

Constrictor
November 13, 2012, 12:27 PM
ive got about 300 balls for my ruger old army, and 2 pounds of pyrodex.

P5 Guy
November 14, 2012, 05:03 PM
if you know how much ammo you have, you do not have enough!

Warp
November 14, 2012, 05:09 PM
I remember the days when I knew how much ammo I had, to within a hundred or so rounds.

Those days are long gone. :)

ManBearPig
November 14, 2012, 05:30 PM
I remember the days when I knew how much ammo I had, to within a hundred or so rounds.

Those days are long gone.


I know how much I have exactly. I keep a spread sheet of all my guns, their serial numbers, how much I have of each ammo type (both in safes and in magazines), and total overall amount of ammo.

heeler
November 14, 2012, 05:31 PM
Currently...
1250 rounds of FMJ 9mm
450 rounds of HP 9mm
1200 rounds of FMJ 380
100 rounds of HP 380
350 rounds of FMJ 32 ACP
150 rounds of FMJ 38 Special
200 rounds of soft point 243
200 rounds of soft point 308
120 rounds of FMJ 308 from an old South African Battle Pack
200 rounds of 22 LR
100 rounds of Federal Nosler Partition 6mm Remington
125 rounds of #6 shot 12 gauge
100 rounds of 00 Buck 12 gauge
30 rounds of #4 Buck 12 gauge
40 rounds 12 gauge Foster slugs
100 rounds of #6 shot 20 gauge
25 rounds of #3 Buck 20 gauge
20 rounds of soft point 30-06

I did an inventory just last week.

warnerwh
November 15, 2012, 11:02 PM
More than 1 and less than a million.

RetiredUSNChief
November 15, 2012, 11:18 PM
Enough to worry some people.

Not enough to satisfy others.

:):)

golfer_ray
November 16, 2012, 12:09 AM
Hopefully not much of a thread jack, but what I've noticed is over a week ago, I'd go to Wally World to get ammo, & no customers or employees were ever in the ammo/hunting area & I'd always have to go to the auto area to hopefully get someone to help me. Since the election, I've been in Wally World 4 or 5 times (yes, not much of a life) & there's always been a line for ammo.

Ignition Override
November 16, 2012, 04:13 AM
golfer ray:
Ammoman still has 1,000-rd. cases of Russian 7.62x39 for about $250, includes shipping.
He also has .223 by the case.

PS: On Wednesday night the Memphis Bass Pro had all of the ammo shelves crammed full, including rifle, handgun and shotgun. As for how much had been replaced, I didn't think to ask. Only three of us were looking at ammo at about 8:00 PM.

Nobody else was on the aisle with reloading supplies, and when I saw the high prices for 100 Large Rifle primers (both CCI and ***?), I understood why nobody else was there....at least at that moment. Scalpers probably bought up lots of primers weeks ago at normal prices, to sell at our next gun show.

Dr.Rob
November 16, 2012, 04:27 AM
Not enough with another season of tactical rifle matches looming. Time to start reloading.

March, April, May, June, July, August, Sept, October @ 200 rounds each = 1600 rounds.

Good thing I have some time to get set up.

Shoot66
November 17, 2012, 12:08 AM
Kind of silly, but here you go: 4-5 k factory, a few hundreds of my reloads.

GBExpat
November 17, 2012, 08:45 AM
Barring the purchase of any firearm(s) in non-standard (for me) caliber, I am satisfied that I currently have enough ammunition and components ... well, I suppose that I could use a bit more of a couple of flavors of propellant. Nothing about which to be concerned, though.

Erik M
November 18, 2012, 12:54 AM
1k+ of mixed 5.56
1k+ of mixed 9mm
2.5k of .22lr
various others...

Sudden Impact
November 19, 2012, 01:23 PM
What do I have?

Nothing...

Lost the whole box of 22 LR during a canoe capsizing!

dataDyne
November 19, 2012, 05:05 PM
20 of 458 Win Mag
30 or 40 of 300 Win Mag
40 of 12G Slugs
50 of 12G scattershot
30 of 223 Rem
600 of 22lr
25 of 22lr scattershot

I can not fit any more in my sellier & bellot carton

ku4hx
November 20, 2012, 09:18 AM
About 400 pounds worth loaded and twice that in components.

DagoRed
November 20, 2012, 09:44 AM
Write clearly and concisely, the BATF wants to make sure it records your numbers correctly. (rolls eyes).

I hope you guys do realize when you post in a forum, getting your name and address is entry level hacker easy enough.

Call me paranoid, but I would rather be paranoid then regretful.

WoodchuckAssassin
November 20, 2012, 10:24 AM
Iím embarrassed. I really need to step up my stash.

200 .45acp
300 .38 special
600 .22 LR
50 .357
40 30-30
50 .32 S&W Long (Iím not sure why)

Every paycheck I get, I head straight to WallyWorld to pick up another couple boxes of something. I plan on starting to reload after Thanksgiving, so my stockpile should be a little more impressive down the road.

Warp
November 20, 2012, 12:37 PM
Write clearly and concisely, the BATF wants to make sure it records your numbers correctly. (rolls eyes).

I hope you guys do realize when you post in a forum, getting your name and address is entry level hacker easy enough.

Call me paranoid, but I would rather be paranoid then regretful.

And yet here you are posting on a gun forum.

Also, news flash, most people have far more valuable (and mobile) items to steal than ammunition.

22-rimfire
November 20, 2012, 12:40 PM
WoodchuckAssassin, what do you shoot your whistle pigs with?

WoodchuckAssassin
November 20, 2012, 03:35 PM
Haha! You'll have to be a little more specific about "whistle pigs."

The .22's are split pretty equally between my 10/22 and old Ithaca saddle gun. The 38's/357's are split between the Colt Official Police and S&W 686, respectively. The 30-30's go through my "new" Savage 340. The 45's all get eaten up by the SR1911, and the 32's? Well, someday they'll go in this old INA Tiger that a friend gave me. I'm one operational firing pin away from fun!

thump_rrr
November 20, 2012, 05:52 PM
600 9mm 124gr JHP
1400 9mm 147gr FMJ
700 .45ACP 230gr RN
330 5.56 55gr FMJ
100 5.56 69gr SMK
500 5.56 62gr SS109 AP

50 .308 180gr SMK

35 7.62x39 110gr SP
2000 7.62x39 Czech Steel Core

A bunch of components ready to load.

DagoRed
November 20, 2012, 09:22 PM
And yet here you are posting on a gun forum.

And here I am not listing how many guns I have, what kind, where I keep them, how much ammo I have, where I keep it, etc. etc.

Anyone with any desires and decent skill set could easily put together one heck of a database on a bunch of you guys.

Here is a hint, the gov't knows pretty much who has guns, so being on a forum isn't giving much away. Telling everyone on the internet all the details (basically the whole world including other governments) all the details strikes me as the epitome of foolish.

But hey, that's just me, I don't open carry, I don't have gun stickers on my vehicles or house windows either.

bobinoregon
November 20, 2012, 09:28 PM
I had an extra bullet, but I lost it.

Steve H
November 20, 2012, 09:29 PM
How much ammo do you have?


Not enough

Certaindeaf
November 20, 2012, 09:35 PM
And here I am not listing how many guns I have, what kind, where I keep them, how much ammo I have, where I keep it, etc. etc.

Anyone with any desires and decent skill set could easily put together one heck of a database on a bunch of you guys.

Here is a hint, the gov't knows pretty much who has guns, so being on a forum isn't giving much away. Telling everyone on the internet all the details (basically the whole world including other governments) all the details strikes me as the epitome of foolish.

But hey, that's just me, I don't open carry, I don't have gun stickers on my vehicles or house windows either.
I go on those knitting forums just to jack with the old ladies. Do you even own a gun?

Warp
November 20, 2012, 10:33 PM
And here I am not listing how many guns I have, what kind, where I keep them, how much ammo I have, where I keep it, etc. etc.

Anyone with any desires and decent skill set could easily put together one heck of a database on a bunch of you guys.

Here is a hint, the gov't knows pretty much who has guns, so being on a forum isn't giving much away. Telling everyone on the internet all the details (basically the whole world including other governments) all the details strikes me as the epitome of foolish.

But hey, that's just me, I don't open carry, I don't have gun stickers on my vehicles or house windows either.

I do post on forums, I do open carry, and I do have stickers on my car. I'm not afraid to be known as a gun owner.

And anybody who attempted to put a "database" together on me would probably come to the conclusion, pretty quickly, that any one of my neighbors would be a far better target.

Sergei Mosin
November 20, 2012, 10:40 PM
About 200 rounds less than I had at the start of the day!

Vonderek
November 20, 2012, 10:40 PM
Just this one in my shirt pocket
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/dreamcatchermedia/BarneyFife.jpg
Any excuse to post a classic pic..

DagoRed
November 21, 2012, 11:08 AM
Yes, I am a gun owner. Been one for 40 years.

No need to advertise on my car, my hat, or go on a forum with any more details than that.

Discussing guns is fine and a good way to learn, but I don't need to supply personal details about me or any guns/ammo I have.

Strange Bob
November 21, 2012, 11:29 AM
Just this one in my shirt pocket
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/dreamcatchermedia/BarneyFife.jpg
Any excuse to post a classic pic..
Beat me to it!

ilbob
November 21, 2012, 11:30 AM
noyb

Infidel4life11
November 23, 2012, 10:03 AM
I try to keep between 500-1000rds for every gun I use.

Roadking Rider
November 23, 2012, 12:43 PM
22 posts and your asking this question.Why you asking? Oh my answer is none.

clamman
November 23, 2012, 01:01 PM
Got a question for ya radiotom. Do you have a bank account? If so, how much money do you have? While I'm at it, how much is your house payment?

Posting things like this have no place on the internet. I just cringe when I see stuff like "how many guns do you have" "How many bullets to you own" etc.. No disrespect, but it's none of your business!

Certaindeaf
November 23, 2012, 01:49 PM
clamman, there's a thread like this or similar every week here. If you don't like it don't read it/whine.

Warp
November 23, 2012, 02:08 PM
I didn't specify numbers when I posted before. I'll go ahead and state that I have tens of thousands of rounds of .22lr, and approaching 10,000 combined rounds for my two main calibers, 9x19 and 5.56/.223.


Got a question for ya radiotom. Do you have a bank account? If so, how much money do you have? While I'm at it, how much is your house payment?

Posting things like this have no place on the internet. I just cringe when I see stuff like "how many guns do you have" "How many bullets to you own" etc.. No disrespect, but it's none of your business!

This is a firearms forum. Ammunition is obviously directly related to firearms, and board members frequently talk about their firearms, and yes, their ammunition.

If you feel so strongly about it...maybe you should just not answer and not post in this thread?

MachIVshooter
November 23, 2012, 05:16 PM
Less than I want, more than the shelving is rated for.

grubbylabs
November 23, 2012, 05:52 PM
Not nearly enough. I am still working on it though.

Certaindeaf
November 23, 2012, 05:56 PM
Less than I want, more than the shelving is rated for.
Gorilla racks (72x48x18 five shelf) at Costco are rated for 1000lbs per shelf. $56.

Agsalaska
November 23, 2012, 10:02 PM
Wow, some of you guys are sensitive. I love it.:)

elephant_man
November 23, 2012, 10:59 PM
:rolleyes:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=175224&stc=1&d=1353725937

grubbylabs
November 23, 2012, 11:27 PM
I am just embarrassed about my lack of ammo. I probably have less than a 1000 altogether:o

Tony50ae
November 23, 2012, 11:34 PM
Not enough but I recently added 200 rounds of 223.

wundudnee
November 25, 2012, 06:46 PM
I'm not sure, but probably enough to hold out til help gets here.:o

stageman
November 26, 2012, 04:46 PM
180 less than I started with this morning...:rolleyes:

460Kodiak
November 26, 2012, 11:19 PM
A lot. That's all I'll say. Enough to survive, whatever. If things go wrong, that will not be the limiting factor to my survival.

jcwit
November 26, 2012, 11:25 PM
Heck of a lot more than my local WalMart.

PRM
November 27, 2012, 09:26 PM
Deleted

theotherwaldo
November 27, 2012, 09:29 PM
Not enough, but more than I used to have.

gym
November 28, 2012, 01:24 AM
I think that a few hundred rounds is sufficient per weapon. At some point you will run out of other things, and either have to venture out in groups or defend what you have. Otherwise stockpiling ammo is futile, as why would you need to stockpile it under normal conditions, if you are just talking target shooting or hunting.
That's whaen you really would need to evaluate your situation, not for a shortage of range ammo, Obviouslly no one will be shooting at paper if there is an ammo shortage. No need to advertise what you have for no good reason. Most times when everyone is doing one thing, it's the few who make money, from contrarian thinking, that are doing the opposite.
IE:One guy says I have 5000 round per gun, I ask, how much body armor do you have, usually answer is none. Does anyone feel that they can resist a barrage of thousands of rounds of incoming ammo just because they bought a lot?

Warp
November 28, 2012, 01:35 AM
Otherwise stockpiling ammo is futile, as why would you need to stockpile it under normal conditions, if you are just talking target shooting or hunting.

So that you can continue to train even when availability diminishes. Reference post 2008 election for an example of a time it paid to have ammunition on hand.

BTW: A few hundred rounds may not even get me through a single day at the range, depending on what I am doing.

MachIVshooter
November 28, 2012, 03:53 AM
Gorilla racks (72x48x18 five shelf) at Costco are rated for 1000lbs per shelf. $56.

I'm using an Edsal 24x48x72, rated at 4,000 lbs/unit. I really have no idea how much weight is on it. The steel structure is fine, but the actual shelf planks are sagging in the middle. It's barely a year old, so fatigue over time isn't the issue. I keep as much of the weight toward the edges as I can.

http://imagethumbnails.milo.com/001/993/831/trimmed/1993156_3172831_trimmed.jpg

One of these days I'll have to take everything off and replace them with 3/4" or 1" plywood I guess.

Ignition Override
November 28, 2012, 04:06 AM
If people don't want to give a general response about ammo etc, then what is requiring them to respond?

gym
November 28, 2012, 04:50 PM
Most people don't shoot that much Warp, It's good that you can, but the majority of people who have been doing this for 40 or 50 years really don't have the time of will to spend that much time and money shooting in todays economy.
I have a heck of a lot of ex military and LEO, buddies and none shoot more than a few times a month. Maybe back when we competed, but not any more.
So it becomes to me, how much do I think would do me any good to have, and that is defined by how much disposable income I decide I want to allow for this.
When I was younger things were different. Now it is a matter of practicality, not an everyday thing, just part of a hobby I have had since I was a young man.

1 old 0311-1
November 28, 2012, 05:57 PM
Enough?:confused:


http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n489/kcq1/P1030121.jpg

Rush_Fan
November 28, 2012, 06:13 PM
I want to have a lifetime supply as a hedge against future high(er) prices and decreased value of the dollar, possible high taxes on ammo someday, limited availability, ammo ban, alien invasion, zombie apocalypse, foreign invasion, looting and rioting, etc.

ShamboPyro
November 28, 2012, 06:35 PM
100 Rounds of .32 S&W long

1300 rounds of 22lr

300 rounds of .22 short

It may not be impressive to you, but please take into account that I'm 14 (I'm kind of the weapons curator in my house; dad doesn't share a passion for firearms like I do).:)

theotherwaldo
November 28, 2012, 06:41 PM
How much ammo do I have? It's actually a tough question.

I reload over twenty different types of rounds.

I have a number of molds and dies, hundreds of pounds of lead, dozens of pounds of various powders, lots of primers, and buckets full of brass. I also have thousands of commercial or home-cast .223, .270, .30, .32, .9mm, .38, .40, .44, .45. and .50 (black powder) bullets that are ready for loading.

Beyond that, I have well over 100 rounds per firearm that are ready for use.

So how much ammo do I have?

robMaine
November 28, 2012, 09:37 PM
Write clearly and concisely, the BATF wants to make sure it records your numbers correctly. (rolls eyes).

I hope you guys do realize when you post in a forum, getting your name and address is entry level hacker easy enough.

Call me paranoid, but I would rather be paranoid then regretful.
I understand why some people don't want to post, but the myth that anyone can track your address down in 2 seconds is not entirely true. I do nothing to cover my tracks and I will PayPal $10 to anyone who PMs me my full name and address.

heavydluxe
November 28, 2012, 09:57 PM
... and I will PayPal $10 to anyone who PMs me my full name and address.

Challenge accepted. PM sent.

Jorg Nysgerrig
November 28, 2012, 10:22 PM
The last time a member challenged someone to find him, he did in about 10 minutes.

Let's go ahead and end this one now.

If you enjoyed reading about "How much ammo do you have?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!