How many rounds do you keep on hand?

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  1. mleroux21

    mleroux21

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    Just wondering what the average number of rounds you keep on hand for your popular calibers. I mainly shoot 45ACP so I have a few thousand on hand.

    Just wanted to see what is considered stockpiling and what is considered reasonable. I know for reloading it is easier to keep a few thousand ready and just make more as needed.

    Marc
     
  2. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

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    I've got a little over 700 rounds of 38Spl, mostly handloads and I've got 1100 rounds of 45acp brass prepped and ready to load, just need to get some propane so I can smelt some wheel weights and make ingots then I can cast some bullets and load it up. Long as I collect my brass and keep primers and powder handy I'll always have plenty of ammo on hand.
     

  3. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    In .45, I am down to around 700 ish.....

    Need to make plans to get more.

    :cool:
     
  4. PlasticGuy

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    I try to keep at least 1,000 rounds of factory loaded ammo on hand, and generally have 5,000-10,000 rounds worth of reloading components on hand.
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    A minimum of 200-rds per caliber.
     
  6. michael e

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    Just ordered 9k bullets . Usually keep about 1k of each loaded up of calibers I shoot alot. Another 1k of bullets ready to load of those. My hunting rifles 2 boxes or so each. 22s I seem to always picked up another 1k every week or two.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I honestly do not think I want to publish that over the net.
    Let's just say more than 100 rounds............:whistling:
     
  8. Ruggles

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    Not exactly sure but good guesses include:

    .38 Super 800 rds
    .45 ACP 900 rds
    .380 ACP 200 rds
    .22 LR 600 rds
    .40 S&W 150 rds
    5.56mm 1900 rds
    12 Ga 60 rds

    The .40 S&W is a new gun so I will build that up. Need more .380 and .22 but other than that I am OK overall. Maybe some more .45 ACP.....
     
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    3rdgen40 Stiffy

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    I don't store any ammo, since I don't have any guns.....:whistling:
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Gotta have something for the sling shot, blow gun & catapult!
     
  11. Ruggles

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    I see the humor and find it funny but does anybody really think their post regarding ammo is being monitored? I honestly do not. I also doubt at anytime in the future the stormtroopers will be going to houses to collect ammo from internet posts.

    Just curious if others think otherwise?
     
  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Same here. I just come here to look at all of the great pictures. :cool:
     
  13. mleroux21

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    I actually dont own any guns. However, a good friend of mine would like to have 5k rounds on hand, but he didnt know if it was out of line to go to 20k. He starting to have a feeling that there will be another shortage so he figures its better to be early to the game than late.

    Lets just say he is just looking out for the future!:whistling:
     
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    Yep....same here :whistling:
     
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    It's ok.... I lost mine too. Stupid boat!
     
  16. jtull7

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    I keep a box or so of each caliber.

    I don't believe that the government is going to take our ammo away, I don't believe that I am going to be in a firefight with a motorcycle gang, and I don't believe that SHTF or TEOTWAWKI is going to happen.
     
  17. Ruggles

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    See if I was a evil federal agent the first ones I would key in on is the guys replying to these questions saying they lost all their guns and ammo. :tongueout:
     
  18. faawrenchbndr

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    Illinois has had ammo restrictions for a few years now.
    It's only going to get worse,.......
     
  19. Iam2Taz

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    Andy will only give me one.
     
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    Usually try to have 5000 rounds of 9mm and 5000 rounds of .22. I practice a fair amount every month.