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How much spent on ammo each year?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 38snapcaps, Jan 26, 2004.

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  1. 38snapcaps

    38snapcaps Member

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    Okay, we've been having a fun with last night's topic, it even expanded into a poll.

    As promised, I now invite you to get your calculators back out, your shooting records, and let's see what we spend on ammunition each year.

    Here I go:

    1999: 247 rnds of .45=$49

    2000: 1,062 rnds .45=$212
    1 ,302 rnds .38=208
    2,725 rnds 9X18=275
    5,515 rnds .22=110
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    $805

    2001: 1,524 rnds .22=$30
    400 rnds 9X18=40
    975 rnds .38=156
    920 rnds 9mm=129
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    $355

    2002: 188 rnds 9X18=$19
    630 rnds .38=101
    1,610 rnds .22=32
    405 rnds 9mm=57
    289 rnds 7.62=20
    155 rnds .380=25
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    $254

    2003: 638 rnds .22=$13
    1,348 rnds 9mm=189
    70 rnds .45=14
    100 rnds .38=16
    1,100 rnds .380=176
    505 rnds 7.62=35
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    $443


    Figures are computed using .10 for 9X18
    .16 for .38 Special
    .14 for 9mm
    .07 for 7.62X39
    .16 for .380
    .02 for .22lr
    .20 for .45 ACP

    Total of $1,906 divided by the five years comes to $381 average a year.
     
  2. Navy joe

    Navy joe Member

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    381, That's a nice monthly figure. :D I have no idea about last year, probably 2K.
     
  3. Greg L

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    Amount spent on ammo or amount spent on ammo shot?

    I found a couple really good sales last year and stocked up a few years worth.

    Actually shot, probably a thousand or so. It really depends on what I'm shooting & if my boys are along or not. I've been trying to keep them on a rimfire diet but the centerfire itch is starting to grow with the older one :D .

    Greg
     
  4. Travis McGee

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    Greg L: It do get a mite pricy when they jump from .22LR to centerfire!
     
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    Travis,

    That's why he got a M/N M44 for Christmas, it's much cheaper to feed than the K31 that came in the same box from AIM :D .

    (btw, Mrs. L liked your book too & is waiting for more ;) )

    Greg
     
  6. AZLibertarian

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    38snap,
    I've got to say if you've accounted for every .22 round you've shot, you're way more diligent about your finances than I'll ever be! :D

    There are two ways I could answer "How much do I spend on ammunition each year"...

    If I actually added it all up, I might be tempted to say "Way too much. I've got to get into reloading to bring down these costs.". [Mrs. AZLib is certainly to believe I'm spending too much, but isn't quite willing to buy off on the reloading part. :( ]

    But I'd also be tempted to say "Not nearly enough!" Can one possibly shoot too much? :neener:
     
  7. PlayTheAces

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    Man, I don't have a clue how much I spend annually, and trying to figure it out would probably result in a massive headache.

    I do know it varies considerably from year to year, as I tend to do serious stockpiling, and then shoot for a long time before replenishing. My only guideline is when I get down to around 500 rounds in any given caliber, it's time to hit a gun show and load up again!
     
  8. ajacobs

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    3200 approx, for last year. That does include about 600$ of rounds that I have not shot yet, part of that $600 is also defensive ammo that Idon't anticipate shooting except as I cycle new stuff in.
     
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