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How much ammo do you all keep on hand?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Exposure, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. Exposure

    Exposure Member

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    I am just kind of curious if I am in the minority with keeping a fair amount of ammo on hand. I have about 20,000 rounds here in the house right now. It just seems like every day there is a new flier in the mail with a great deal, or some internet site with a sale going that I just can't pass up! Anyone else have this affliction?
     
  2. alpineman

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    Zoiks! For one thing, I don't think I could afford that much ammo at any one time. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I tend to use it up regularly...

    Really, though ... I buy by the thousand because everything's cheaper in bulk. I don't think I've ever had more than a couple thousand all together at one time, though.

    Right now I'm down to about 500 each of 9mm, .45 and .223. I've probably got 1500 .22, if that counts.
     
  3. Ed

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    I somewhere seem to have misplaced about 1500 rnds of XM193. I must have hid it to well. Just figured this out today.:banghead:
     
  4. Standing Wolf

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    I like to keep enough rim fire ammunition to last at least a couple months. I figure it's a good idea to keep at least 500 rounds on hand for every center fire gun.
     
  5. HighVelocity

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    I haven't counted it all lately but I think there's a lot. :uhoh:
     
  6. MachIVshooter

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    Usually between 7,000 and 10,000 rounds, spread over a couple dozen different calibers.
     
  7. Dionysusigma

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    6.5x55 Swede: 40
    .32 ACP: 45
    .223: 80
    7.62x54R: 35

    ;) and now, for the guns I actually own:

    7.62x39mm: 960
    .22 LR: Between 200 and 1,000
    .380 ACP: 20 :scrutiny:
    .40 S&W: 0 :uhoh:

    I need more pistol ammo, I think. More useful pistol ammo. :banghead:
     
  8. dakotasin

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    i don't know for sure how much i have.

    i load my own, and i load in batches of 500. if i had to guess, i would say that 20,000 rounds at any given time is probably the average.

    i don't shoot 22 lr's, so whatever 22 stuff i have isn't in the count.
     
  9. CB900F

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    Exposure & Fella's;

    I carefully avoid 'arsenal' status. And am not particularly interested in helping anybody define the term either. In other words, are you sure that Schurmer, et al, won't be introducing legislation shortly defining an arsenal as anyone who has over 100 rounds of ammunition? Or, pick the low figure of your choice.

    900F
     
  10. Jake

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    Rifle=

    40 rds 30-30 Win
    1000 rds 7.62x39mm


    Shottie=

    40 rds 12 gauge (mix of buckshot and slugs)


    Pistol=

    40 rds 50 AE
    250 rds 9mm
    75 rds .45 ACP
    600 rds .22 lr


    I also have some 7.62x54R and .223 floating around here that I don't have any guns for yet. I really need to stock up on pistol ammo.
     
  11. Declaration Day

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    1000 rds of .30-06
    500+ rds of .45
    500+ rds of 9mm
    3000+ rds of .22lr
    100-200 rds of .380

    Those numbers fluctuate, depending on what I find on sale and when.
     
  12. shermacman

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    The Boston Globe would have a headline here...

    I have 5000 rounds of .30/06 for my M1.
    At least that much in 12 gauge trap rounds.
    More than that in .22lr bulk packs.
    Many hundreds of .40 and 9mm and .357 and .38's
    Running low on 5.56 for the AR prolly down to my last 900 rounds.
     
  13. neoncowboy

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    I keep around 1000rds each of .45 and .223 onhand...and about 5000 rds worth of primers, bullets, powder and brass.
     
  14. The Real Hawkeye

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    About this much.

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    More than I need and Less than I want. :neener:
     
  17. Graystar

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    I got around 5000 rounds sitting around.

    I really need to shoot more!
     
  18. JohnKSa

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    No, but I am pretty sure that if such a law passes, it will be accompanied by very restrictive ammo purchase laws. And I'll be really happy that I bought mine before the restrictions went into effect. ;)
     
  19. DMK

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    I've got a bunch. Probably more 7.62x54R than I can shoot in a lifetime(close to 10k), Maybe 7 or 8K of 7.62x51 and at least a dozen 50 cal ammo cans filled to the rim with 22LR, 12gauge and pistol ammo of various calibers.

    Since 5.56 and 7.62x39 seem to be getting hard to get lately, I'm really glad I've got enough of those stocked up to get me through a couple years of dry spell if necessary. Wish I had more of those though. Need to shoot the SKSes and ARs less and shoot the Mosins more.
     
  20. Jubei

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    Probably around 12,000 total across 10 calibers.

    The stuff weighs a freakin' ton.

    Jubei
     
  21. PaladinX13

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    I just took inventory, I've got exactly 5,019 rounds of ammunition on hand... hmm, time to buy more.
     
  22. bpisler

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    I live in a apt so my round count
    is pretty low.I keep a box of my
    carry ammo for each pistol plus
    various reloads.Right now i have
    250 various handgun rounds plus a
    100 for the shotguns.I also have
    1500 22lr's for my wifes pistol.
     
  23. Tory

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    I could tell you, but:

    1. I'd have to actually count it; then

    2. I'd have to kill you.

    I'd rather not do either.......;)
     
  24. Hardtarget

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    I can only say I have enough to go shooting. More pistol ammo than rifle and more .22 than all the other stuff combined. I have some stuff for guns I don't own yet...but not much.
    Mark. ...kind of an ambiguous answer, isn't it? :D
     
  25. NMshooter

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    Less than I really want.

    More than I could ever carry...:evil:
     
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