How big is your ammo stockpile?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Torian, Sep 14, 2013.

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How large is your ammo reserve?

Poll closed Oct 14, 2013.
  1. 0 - 3000

    44 vote(s)
    21.2%
  2. 3001 - 6000

    48 vote(s)
    23.1%
  3. 6001 - 9000

    27 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. 9001 - 12000

    26 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. 12001 - 15000

    15 vote(s)
    7.2%
  6. 15000 +

    48 vote(s)
    23.1%
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  1. huntsman

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    ^ don't cha know everyone lies in these threads ;)
     
  2. Rembrandt

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    Need more entertaining poll results.....change the quantities to increments of 25,000. Bet there are some here that could ring the bell with six or seven figure amounts.
     
  3. Trent

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    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)

    10ga 54
    12 Ga 748
    16ga 40
    22 Mag 100
    22 Short 100
    22-250 104
    22lr 2076
    25 Auto 20
    270 Win 35
    300 Win Mag 131
    30-30 97
    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
    5.45x39 4091
    5.56mm 2335
    5.7x28mm 704
    50 BMG 975
    7.5 Swiss 588
    7.62x25 1280
    7.62x39 8647
    7.62x51 7248
    7.62x54R 13288
    7mm STW 20
    7mm WSM 20
    7x57mm 49
    8x57mm 897
    9mm Makarov 350
    9x19mm 1507
    Total 49707
     
  4. sf46

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    I really don't know how many rounds I have in stock, but I'm sure is well above 5000.
     
  5. Queen_of_Thunder

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    Especially that one about water in the Rio Grande. Them New Mexico folks are really stingy about that river water.
     
  6. itsa pain

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    Bloomberg feinstein schumer and all antis combined in their wildest wet dreams have never severely limited my access to guns and ammo as gunowners have almost to a standstill and this has been going on for 25 years
     
  7. Trent

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    Well.. don't want to get called a liar.


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    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.
     
  8. TennJed

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    I accidently clicked the wrong answer in the poll.

    I reload and I keep 1250 in reserve for all my centerfire handgun calibers

    380
    9mm
    45acp
    38sp
    357mag
    45colt.

    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.
     
  9. Trent

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    I got asked by an anti-gunner once during a debate.. dialog went something like this (paraphrased);

    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."
     
  10. Matthew Courtney

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    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.
     
  11. Matthew Courtney

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    Forgot to answer the OP question. I have 175,000 loaded rounds and a little more than 100,000 in reserve components.
     
  12. justice06rr

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    Not enough. I have not done a running total of what I have, but lets just say its between 5-10k. Its on the low end of that range since I shoot mostly 22lr that I have not been able to resupply in large amounts.

    What sucks is that it could be over 10k if I could find more rimfire ammo.
     
  13. horsemen61

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    Not nearly enough in a perfect world I would have enough ammo to last at least three lifetimes worth so I'd say at minimum 1 million rounds per caliber from 22lr on up plus that much components :evil: hey a guy can dream right
     
  14. Ignition Override

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    Do any other regular citizen sportsmen/women sometimes feel like the more ammo you store, the more you want to reduce consumption?
    It is sort of like a rifle collection?

    I'm sure that this notion never occured to anyone else.
     
  15. Trent

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    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"

    Or

    "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.
     
  16. zxcvbob

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    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.
     
  17. 788Ham

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    Not for sure, but think I have 15K of 22's, almost 1000 of 223 factory rds, then about 3K of reloaded 223 rds, about 1K 38's, 500 357, and almost 600 of 44 mag. I've got about 4K other rifle rds loaded, and about that much more in components, I do wish I could get some more 22's though, like about 5K more. I'd like to take this stuff to my cabin, but my boat has a slight leak in the stern!
     
  18. Ignition Override

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    Maybe for those of us who bought a good bit since about '08-'09, we are disturbed by an increasing number of reasons which could not only raise prices, but even gradually cut off or heavily tax ammo imports.

    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.
     
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  19. PonyKiller

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    if there was a vote for nearly nonexistent :)
     
  20. x_wrench

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    me, i have exactly one box of ammo, for every gun i own. that's my official statement, and i am sticking to it. :neener:
     
  21. anothernewb

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    I'm fully in the hoarder category according to this poll.

    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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