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How much ammo do you have?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by radiotom, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. Warp

    Warp Senior Member

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    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
     
  2. PedalBiker

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    Bingo.
     
  3. Grmlin

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    Enough of some not enough of others.
     
  4. 22-rimfire

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    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.
     
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  5. Arkansas Paul

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    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.
     
  6. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Senior Member

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    at 35 cents a round 600 rounds is $210
     
  7. Warp

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    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
     
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    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Same with me. :(
     
  9. 22-rimfire

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    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.
     
  10. Warp

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    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)
     
  11. Hardtarget

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    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
     
  12. Twiki357

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    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.
     
  13. W.E.G.

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    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.
     
  14. Rail Driver

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    Not NEARLY enough.
     
  15. mnrivrat

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    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.
     
  16. Ignition Override

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    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.
     
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  17. texasgun

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    ~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
     
  18. possom813

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    I've got a couple of drinking straws and a box of .22 shorts. Should be plenty enough to last until 12/21.
     
  19. 12131

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    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:
     
  20. coloradokevin

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    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.
     
  21. bannockburn

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    About the only ammo I feel I have a decent supply of would be .22LR.

    Would definitely like to have more of everything else.
     
  22. FROGO207

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    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
     
  23. BSA1

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    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.
     
  24. Zumet

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    I get a kick outta seeing that the OP has less than 50 posts. (not an anti gun mole huh???).
     
  25. Queen_of_Thunder

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    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.
     
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