Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Torian, Sep 14, 2013.
I have no doubt some could.
As I have nothing to hide, I'll post up exact amounts. I know exact amounts, as I just did an inventory two weeks ago. To be fair, I don't even have guns to shoot over a dozen of these calibers. Leftovers from when I closed my old gun shop down.
I'm a little heavy on Warsaw Pact calibers. And a little light on NATO. (Don't worry me, I reload as needed for 9mm, 5.56, etc)
12 Ga 748
22 Mag 100
22 Short 100
25 Auto 20
270 Win 35
300 Win Mag 131
32 Auto 65
32 S&W Long 30
357 Mag 91
38 S&W 19
38 spl 700
380 ACP 76
40 S&W 228
44 Mag 252
45 ACP 2650
45 Colt 58
454 Casull 20
480 Ruger 20
50 BMG 975
7.5 Swiss 588
7mm STW 20
7mm WSM 20
9mm Makarov 350
Especially that one about water in the Rio Grande. Them New Mexico folks are really stingy about that river water.
Well.. don't want to get called a liar.
Not quite sure what Snowden has to do with sharing your ammo count.
But, if we hide in the shadows like blood thirsty criminals, people just might accuse us of being.. well, just that.
I think it's good for the public to see that responsible, upstanding, law-abiding citizens own arms and ammo...
...In big quantities.
The Second Amendment is more than a right. It's a deterrent.
Don't forget that.
I reload and I keep 1250 in reserve for all my centerfire handgun calibers
and I keep 3,000 in reserve for 22lr.
Really the only rifle caliber I shoot a lot is 7.62 x39 and I keep 1000 in reserve.
I try to keep 250 of everything in my shooting supply (1,000 for 22lr)
so 1250 x 6 = 7500 + 1000 + 3000 = 11,500 (reserve)
250 x 7 = 1,750 + 1,000 = 2,750 (active)
14,500 + a couple hundred random hunting rounds. Say 15,000
I should have another 12,000 + (2k per handgun round) ready to reload.
Them; "People don't NEED thousands of rounds of ammunition."
Me; "Sure we do. I shoot hundreds of rounds a month in practice, competition, etc."
Them; "But you don't NEED to stockpile thousands of rounds of ammunition. Why do you NEED enough ammunition to start a small war?"
Me: "Because people like you keep trying to take it away, that's why."
The extra value of components over cartridges beyond the cost savings is that one has more versatility. As one can never really know what calibers will be in demand or what calibers may be in short supply, flexibilty in how to apply components has worth. I count the primers with a limiter of quantity of lead and powder. As long as you have a quantity of loaded ammo, quantity of brass should not be a limiter.
What sucks is that it could be over 10k if I could find more rimfire ammo.
hey a guy can dream right
It is sort of like a rifle collection?
I'm sure that this notion never occured to anyone else.
You aren't alone in this phenomenon.
"I've only got 1500 rounds left of 9mm, I better take the 45 to the range instead"
"Crap I just shot my last 50 rounds of 300 win mag." (stares longingly at all the other piles of ammo, wishing I'd taken another gun to the match.)
I *completely* quit shooting 5.7x28mm for almost two years because I couldn't find ammo anywhere. I was "down to" 1500 rounds. I've been shooting it occasionally in matches.. now I'm down to 700 rounds and nervous, because I can't find the good Fiocci ammo anywhere, and won't shoot any more of the American Eagle junk.
Not exactly, but when ammo is impossible to buy, I don't want to use up any of mine even if I have 2 lifetimes of that caliber stockpiled and never intend to buy another round. It's not a conscious decision, it's just something I do unless I try real hard not to.
Any combination among those possible factors which concern me are generally the same reasons I resolved to buy my second Garand on Aug 31st. in Anniston.
Although I will add the caveat that I counted my ammo by the potential to make loaded rounds. so I'm counting lead boolits still in the boxes.
I did not, however count my .22 stash. I thought I was low, but I seriously looked at it the other day when it took both hands and sitting on the floor to move the storage box. Realistically I seriously do not need to spend a dime on ammo for at least 2 years. But sadly, I know I will continue to buy a box every time I shoot one up.
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