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How much ammo is enough?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by garya1961, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. garya1961

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    I use to keep a couple boxes of 12 ga for my shotgun and a couple 50 round boxes of 22 for my rifle and that was it. If I ran out I would buy some more when ever I got around to it.
    The other day I counted 2500+762X51 before I lost count. That's not counting 762X39 and all the other calibers I own now.
    When I shoot a box of 20 I feel a need to order 200 or more to replace it. Just ordered 250 rounds of 762X51.
    What I want to know is, am I insane and if so am I alone or do any of you suffer from this irresistible craving to buy more ammo,lol.
     
  2. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    No such thing as too much. I would rather have it, than need it.

    :cool:
     


  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Buy and don't look back. Nothing wrong with it at all.
     
  4. I've been shooting guns for 43 years, I have never seen the price on ammo go down.

    Buy as much as you can afford.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  5. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

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    There's no such thing as too much ammo. Look at it as "gun food."
     
  6. garya1961

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    I keep thinking ammo will be hard to find oneday.
     
  7. PlasticGuy

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    Exactly.
     
  8. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Ban Democrats!!

    ^this

    I don't even have an exact count because it would take days to count it all but it's right around 30K, all calibers included. About 7K of that is 7.62X39 for the six AKs.

    The words "too much" NEVER apply to guns and ammo!:wavey:


    TGG
     
  9. John Biltz

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    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition"
    —Rudyard Kipling
     
  10. rhino673

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    Completely agree. As far as I am concerned it is a good investment.
     
  11. TxGlock9

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    When you think to yourself, "Man, that's a lot."
     
  12. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    You're kidding, right? You can never have enough ammo.

    If you think you have enough ammo, you are not shooting enough.
     
  13. 427

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    I bought all kinds of ammo about ten or so years ago when it was dirt cheap. I have more ammo than I'll ever shoot. One good thing about having "too much" ammo is that it can be flipped - often for a whole lot more.
     
  14. yellowhand

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    Agree with everything above.
    Too much ammo?
    Another major American city just went broke today, paid its staff minimum wage last week to give them something to take home, a city (sp) Scanton PA.
    Several more in California and other parts of this nation are going broke.

    How long before YOUR Police Officers have to move away and go to work in another job to feed their families?

    How long before WE have to defend ourselves?

    How long before the 911 operators are forced off the job, no pay, need to feed familes, etc???

    To the original question, you're not alone, most folks on this site have seen this coming for a very long time.

    No such thing as enough ammo in this day and times we find ourselves.

    If you are lucky and never NEED it, you can shoot for a long time without reloading and save money on componet price increases.
     
  15. ronin.45

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    Yup

    You can only have enough if you have it all.
     
  16. Glock40man

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    Yes sir!
     
  17. PettyOfficer

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    I have the same urge, I shoot 200 and buy 300... However, I only have two firearms: .22lr and my G30. Where the .22lr is dirt cheap, .45 isn't. With 1000 rounds in my ammo can, I realize its value is $350-$400, I feel guilty when I can't take my wife out for a nice dinner.

    Then again, for that $400 I could get a used G17. Dilemmas dilemmas.

    So I have the same urge in common, but not the boolit budget others seem to have.
     
  18. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    The only time I had too much ammo was in 1995 when my shop was on fire.

    At the time 23,000 rounds did seem like a lot.:supergrin:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012