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SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-02-2012, 9:38 AM
40 .222
50 20 gauge
180 30-06 springfield
200 7.62x51
400 (about) .22lr
800 .45 ACP
1050 9mm
1060 5.56x45/.223

My goal is to have 1k per caliber. That goal will be expensive with the 30-06 and 7.61x51, but it wouldn't be a goal if it was easy to get to :p

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9131.jpg

BillyGoatMachine
03-02-2012, 9:46 AM
Try the off topic forum next time bud.

FourLoko
03-02-2012, 9:46 AM
weaksauce

hurts to have that many calibers

joelogic
03-02-2012, 9:48 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=542240

winnre
03-02-2012, 9:54 AM
What carpet shampooer do you use?

soopafly
03-02-2012, 9:58 AM
If you need to ask, it's probably not enough.;)

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-02-2012, 10:01 AM
Try the off topic forum next time bud.

Jeehhhzzee. Tough crowd.

I'm biased but better thread than, "what do you guys think of this upper", or "noob here what lower is best" :43:

NorCalK9.com
03-02-2012, 10:11 AM
Lmao once you get to that goal Increase it.
Im pushing
3k 545x39
4600 762x51
4k 762x39
5500 556
5k+ 9mm
800 40cal
I need to increase my
545x39
40cal

frisco415
03-02-2012, 10:16 AM
That looks like what I take to the range for one day.... Do u keep them in dry boxxes? And how long have u been hoarding??

Curley Red
03-02-2012, 10:25 AM
Got any onion rings to go with that?

6doubleR
03-02-2012, 10:32 AM
Where do you guys live? Thanks. ;)

mrPhelps
03-02-2012, 10:35 AM
What are you stocking up for? What is your main weapon? Have you thought of narrowing calibers down to 3 or 4 variations? Are you buying same grains for your calibers?

I have organized my collection into 2 rifle cals - 308 and 223 and handgun at 45 cal. I also have an sks and some ammo for this rifle but I do not stock up for the sks since I concentrate mainly on the 308 and 223 rifles. All 308 I stick with 168 grain and currently switching 223 from 55 to 62 grain.

Find your favorite brands and places to buy and just keep tabs on sales. Spend what you're comfortable with when you have the funds. I set some money aside every month and then when I have enough, I put in a bulk order. Why? shipping costs! Usually a 400 dollar order will cost about 30 dollars in shipping fees. Hope this info helps you out.

metalliman545
03-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Last january I had about
1500 9mm
1500 5.56
2160 5.45
1760 7.62x54
500 12 guage 00buck
768 m2 ball(384 ap 384 ball)
You have some work to do.

metalliman545
03-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Oh and one of those 1260 crates of 7.62x39

Ripon83
03-02-2012, 10:40 AM
A few things I thought of....why 222 and 223, why 7.62 and 30.06? Someone commented on all the calibers and I agree. You could part with two weapons and the ammo that goes with them and meet / exceed your goals on the others. Some will likely question 9mm/45 acp as well but I have both too; I like the hi cap 9mm and the 1911 and don't plan on parting with either.

Last - I saw a case of 22LR on sale at a local gun shop for $149.99 + tax yesterday. Fact is you can score 5k rounds for $200 easy and 22 LR is something you should have plenty of - not just a few hundred rounds.

Roots
03-02-2012, 11:02 AM
^ I'd at least bump your .22 inventory up for sure. But it really comes down to what you are planning for.....

PS I mark my boxes with the date of purchase so I can rotate as the years go by..and I replensih.

CAL.BAR
03-02-2012, 11:06 AM
Unless you have CRATES, you aren't doing it right. FWIW I just bought 15 THOUSAND rounds of 7.62x54r. (and that's just one caliber)

What you have there is a nice day of shooting for the family. Not much more.

Tanner68
03-02-2012, 11:12 AM
Enough 20 gauge for two rounds trap or skeet. I'd say you're done.

When your floorboards start to buckle, post another pic.

ptoguy2002
03-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Unless you have CRATES, you aren't doing it right. FWIW I just bought 15 THOUSAND rounds of 7.62x54r. (and that's just one caliber)

This. And unless you have so many crates that you have to start using them as FURNITURE you aren't doing it right.
3 crates of South African 308 stacked up covered with a table cloth makes a nice end table.

Johnnyfres
03-02-2012, 11:18 AM
The goal is to make all of your guns shoot the same ammo.

7.62x39 is a good choice :)

Munny$hot
03-02-2012, 11:21 AM
What you have is

ParanoidCivilian
03-02-2012, 11:23 AM
I have three calibers and all are over 2k. You need to focus on having more thank 1k.

rockdogz
03-02-2012, 11:27 AM
What you have is

http://cache.ohinternet.com/images/2/24/I_see_what_you_did_there_super.jpg

$P-Ritch$
03-02-2012, 11:28 AM
I like to have a decent amount of ammo, but I also like to shoot. I order ammo only by the case, and I restock when a) there's just too good of a deal to pass up or b)I'm down to my last half case (~500rds) of that particular caliber.

I never really understood the hoarding 1000s upon 1000s of rounds unless you are just getting an awesome deal for bulk purchasing. A lot of people like to just have a big pile there to look at, but never shoot enough to justify it. Others say "SHTF" but you'll never need 10,000 rounds of .223 if it does hit the fan.

JAGACIDA
03-02-2012, 11:39 AM
Tears welled up when I saw the lack of .22LR. It's a nice start. 40mm ammo cans or 3/4" wood crates, stored in a cool dry place. As mentioned use 1" sticky dots and mark date and price inh case of having to sell some off or replenishing inventory.

glockman19
03-02-2012, 11:42 AM
It's a good start.

Rather than 1,000 per caliber work towards 1,000 rounds per firearm.

wsmc27
03-02-2012, 11:44 AM
Jeehhhzzee. Tough crowd.

I'm biased but better thread than, "what do you guys think of this upper", or "noob here what lower is best" :43:

hahahaha ya it is. :)

Agreed with many, more ammo.

Disagree with just having one or two or three calibers. If that is someone elses' goal, fine. It doesn't have to be YOUR goal. :p

If you have a variety of rifles and pistols to enjoy, then ENJOY THEM - though DO stock more ammo for your go-to and/or most used pieces.

Have fun. :)

russ69
03-02-2012, 11:48 AM
A buddy told me, when you call in your ammo order and the guy asks if you have a railroad siding, then you are doing it right!

safewaysecurity
03-02-2012, 12:01 PM
You need to buy bulk. Go to a gun show and stock up until your rear bumper is making contact with the concrete.

llamatrnr
03-02-2012, 12:04 PM
Lmao once you get to that goal Increase it.
Im pushing
3k 545x39
4600 762x51
4k 762x39
5500 556
5k+ 9mm
800 40cal
I need to increase my
545x39
40cal

...and I need your address :D

dshooter
03-02-2012, 12:04 PM
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Trapper
03-02-2012, 12:22 PM
I'd quit buying so much factory ammo and save for a reloading press. Keep a good supply of factory ammo on hand and shoot low cost reloads for practice.

m35a2
03-02-2012, 12:24 PM
http://cache.ohinternet.com/images/2/24/I_see_what_you_did_there_super.jpg

Thaat's funny!!

Why would you take pics or a vid of the things you have and post them on a public forum?? :eek:

peter95
03-02-2012, 2:42 PM
I gotta ask....

When SHTF, do you plan on bugging in? If yes, you need more than that. I easily have over what you have right now.

But, the most important question is, do you have plenty of food and water stashed away?

If you are just getting ammo just to have, you are doing well... keep it up.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-02-2012, 2:46 PM
Well after seeing all the responces it looks like I need to stock up a little more.

Rational:

30/06 have two hunting rifles for that stuff. I'll probably just get a box of some high end ammo for hunting season. "One shot one kill", right?

Just built the AR-10 so the 7.62x51 ammo is a little light for now.

Savage over under .222/20 guage was a gift that I can not part with (I'll save that one for my son when he get's older)

Other 20 guage is a youth Rem 870 so the wife can also take care of any bad guys that break into my house (and no I will not give you my address ;))

I'll stock up more on the .22 ammo.

BTW, I love the date the box idea. I'm going to start doing that. Plus start buying in bulk.

Good stuff guys, thanks for the responces.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-02-2012, 2:50 PM
I gotta ask....

When SHTF, do you plan on bugging in? If yes, you need more than that. I easily have over what you have right now.

But, the most important question is, do you have plenty of food and water stashed away?

If you are just getting ammo just to have, you are doing well... keep it up.

Yes plan on bugging in, unless a levy breaks (if you see where I'm from you'll under stand).

I have about a dozen gallons of water stored in the attic, plus those 60 day dry rations to feed a family of four.

Two wind up flash lights. I need to work on the med supply kit, and a few other things.

MrPlink
03-02-2012, 2:59 PM
cool stash brah :cool:

TNP'R
03-02-2012, 2:59 PM
I don't have a stock pile cause im always shooting I can't get ahead cause its bein used.

FourLoko
03-02-2012, 3:05 PM
I don't have a stock pile cause im always shooting I can't get ahead cause its bein used.

good man

I just recently actually started shooting what I've got and realized the same. It goes fast. I limit myself and keep ordering but if you actually shoot (practice) it runs out pretty quick.

TNP'R
03-02-2012, 3:07 PM
good man

I just recently actually started shooting what I've got and realized the same. It goes fast. I limit myself and keep ordering but if you actually shoot (practice) it runs out pretty quick.

Yeah you think you have a lot then in an hour or two's time its all gone..

RugerNo1
03-02-2012, 3:58 PM
These responses are cracking me up!

Oh no! You have more than two caliberschamberings! You need to choose only one or two or you will never survive the blah blah blah....:rofl:

I like your style SR-71. Keep it up and do not listen to those who think you should only have two chamberings. Variety is the spice of life!

P.S. You are waaaay behind me for .222! :D

TacticalPlinker
03-02-2012, 4:09 PM
If you have a gun, stock up on ammo for each gun you own. You never know what the situation will call for. Long distance, short range, room clearing, door breaching, penetration, etc... Or even just things like inflation, ammo shortage, disaster, civil unrest, or any other reason you might need a gun or cannot realistically buy ammo locally.

I've noticed locally guns are going up and ammo is not only getting expensive but becoming harder to get in the popular calibers. It's bothering me, so I will be stocking up at the gun show. Nothing crazy, just facts of the economy.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-02-2012, 4:18 PM
If you have a gun, stock up on ammo for each gun you own. You never know what the situation will call for. Long distance, short range, room clearing, door breaching, penetration, etc... Or even just things like inflation, ammo shortage, disaster, civil unrest, or any other reason you might need a gun or cannot realistically buy ammo locally.

I've noticed locally guns are going up and ammo is not only getting expensive but becoming harder to get in the popular calibers. It's bothering me, so I will be stocking up at the gun show. Nothing crazy, just facts of the economy.

I agree TacticalPlinker. I keep trying to tell the wife ammo, food, and water is what will matter if SHTF. Not wanting to get political, but what's going on in Iran right now has me concerned. At least that's my excuse for now, to keep buying ammo. I hope to never tell her I told you so, but you never know.

TNP'R
03-02-2012, 4:26 PM
Lets all stock up on ammo because there's a 000.000.001% chance that everything is going to cave in. The way I see it if you got thousands of rounds then you aint shooting enough.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-02-2012, 4:31 PM
Also to let you know. We are on a single income feeding four with one still in diapers and we purchased our home in 2009 :-(. Should have waited a few years to buy.

Trying to get at, we don't have an abundance of funds to spend on ammo :(

Your also probably thinking then why the heck did you build an AR10. Well Citi bank owns that one for now :p.

!@#$
03-02-2012, 4:34 PM
Lets all stock up on ammo because there's a 000.000.001% chance that everything is going to cave in. The way I see it if you got thousands of rounds then you aint shooting enough.

you can shoot as much as you like but if you don't keep back a good amount then you're a fool.

TNP'R
03-02-2012, 4:40 PM
you can shoot as much as you like but if you don't keep back a good amount then you're a fool.

Yeah because the end of the world is coming soon isn't lol...

!@#$
03-02-2012, 4:42 PM
Yeah because the end of the world is coming soon isn't lol...

i doubt it but ammo shortages and large price increases happen often enough.

calif 15-22
03-02-2012, 5:03 PM
Not enough . . . but a great start!

I'm just getting started and have become a bit of a "prepper". Not one of those nuts on the National Geo show but just some firepower just in case.

I did a bunch of research and for me, it came down to 4 calibers.
9mm - For 2 XD9s
12 Ga - For 2 870s
.223 - for DDM4
.22lr - for 1 MP-22

My goal is to have 1000 rounds for each gun so I guess I need 6,000 total.

My plan is to get water, food and supplies, from folks that have less ammo :eek:

1forall
03-02-2012, 5:10 PM
You need to buy bulk. Go to a gun show and stock up until your rear bumper is making contact with the concrete.

Damn...that would be awesome.

Peter W Bush
03-02-2012, 6:32 PM
These responses are cracking me up!

Oh no! You have more than two caliberschamberings! You need to choose only one or two or you will never survive the blah blah blah....:rofl:

I like your style SR-71. Keep it up and do not listen to those who think you should only have two chamberings. Variety is the spice of life!

P.S. You are waaaay behind me for .222! :D

lol I have guns in 15+ chamberings (is that a word lol?) and still keep a stupid amount of rounds for each. I like the idea of having many guns in the same caliber to be able to share ammo... I just do it with a lot of guns and ammo :43:

sm510husky
03-02-2012, 7:08 PM
concentrate on 3-4 tops. pick your favorite handgun and rifle,the 2 you grab first. build up that ammo and include a crap load of 12ga and .22.
doing it this way,ive currently looking at unopened cases off .223 and 9mm.roughly,5k each. that doesnt include my range bag and loose ammo which is prob an additional 1500.

45R
03-02-2012, 7:23 PM
If SHTF how yah'll gonna carry out 1k rounds for each gun if you have more than 3 guns ESP when you have to worry about food and H20?

cannon
03-02-2012, 7:28 PM
It's a good start but you will save money if you buy by the case.

With one income a family and house it will be tough. If you can save up and buy a case, great. If not just keep adding a box or two at a time and by and by you'll have a ammo stash.

Keep it up. ;)

luchador768
03-02-2012, 7:56 PM
I wouldn't worry about putting dates on the ammo boxes. My friend had some 30-06 from WW 2 that we recently fired, no issues. I have fired .22lr from 50 years ago, again, no issues. The 5.45x39 that I shoot is from 1985, again no worries. Ammo is pretty hearty if you keep it dry.

I'm at well over 50k just in centerfire rounds, no idea how many rimfire rounds I have. I was taking my truck to Mexico a few years and did a good cleaning to make sure there was no loose ammo on the cab. I found over 250 rounds that had been dropped over the years from dozens of shooting trips!!

smle-man
03-02-2012, 8:09 PM
40 .222
50 20 gauge
180 30-06 springfield
200 7.62x51
400 (about) .22lr
800 .45 ACP
1050 9mm
1060 5.56x45/.223

My goal is to have 1k per caliber. That goal will be expensive with the 30-06 and 7.61x51, but it wouldn't be a goal if it was easy to get to :p

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9131.jpg

You are doing better than 80% of gun owners in my opinion. Many shooters have a 50 rd box of handgun ammo and a half used box of 12ga laying around the house. Use the plan of 'shoot one box, buy three' to grow your inventory. You should bulk up on .22s though. Good work and keep it up!

Peter W Bush
03-02-2012, 8:31 PM
If SHTF how yah'll gonna carry out 1k rounds for each gun if you have more than 3 guns ESP when you have to worry about food and H20?

I have more than enough for each one of the weapons I love. I've got h20, booze, and cigarettes. If the S hits the fan, I aint going anywhere.

TacticalPlinker
03-02-2012, 10:24 PM
Yeah because the end of the world is coming soon isn't lol...

WTF are you talking about?... I don't know about anyone else here, but I don't think bullets will save you when the world "truly" ends.

Not sure where you get end of the world from "inflation, ammo shortage, disaster, civil unrest". These are realistic facts of life. These things happen. They've happened many times before and they will happen again. The 1st two things I mentioned have already started.

As I said, it's nothing crazy... I don't go for the tin-foil hat wearing, live in an underground bunker, religious conspiracy theory fairy tales... just fact's of history. The contemporary economy and the status of our geo-political gov't are a good start.

Did I mention our gov't wipes their ________ with our Constitution. We have a socialist president and the majority of the gov't filled with non-representing representatives are not far behind him. Not sure about you, but that sure as hell concerns me and is a damn good excuse to buy guns and ammunition, among other things.

Cheers! :)

CAL.BAR
03-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Also to let you know. We are on a single income feeding four with one still in diapers and we purchased our home in 2009 :-(. Should have waited a few years to buy.

Trying to get at, we don't have an abundance of funds to spend on ammo :(

Your also probably thinking then why the heck did you build an AR10. Well Citi bank owns that one for now :p.

Well, if that's true, you have larger problems than how much ammo you can stock and serious priority issues.

NiteQwill
03-02-2012, 10:29 PM
You are doing better than 80% of gun owners in my opinion. Many shooters have a 50 rd box of handgun ammo and a half used box of 12ga laying around the house. Use the plan of 'shoot one box, buy three' to grow your inventory. You should bulk up on .22s though. Good work and keep it up!
+1

I have many shooting friends that have barely a box of ammo for EACH of their guns. They always end up buying BEFORE a range trip. :facepalm: I keep convincing them to buy in bulk to save (but they don't believe me).

Dhena81
03-02-2012, 10:30 PM
Personally as an AR-15 and 1911 fan as a shooter I have to admit if your budget constrained all you need for defense is an AK-74 and a Glock 17. Ammo is the cheapest for those two platforms how many defensive guns do you really need anyways.

Saym14
03-02-2012, 11:38 PM
i would say "weak"

pacifico23
03-03-2012, 12:34 AM
Have more than 1k and less than 100k of each caliber rifle/handgun I own...

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-03-2012, 12:40 AM
Well, if that's true, you have larger problems than how much ammo you can stock and serious priority issues.

Damn bro, my wife talked to you prior to you typing because she has been saying the same thing for years.

chrisf
03-03-2012, 3:35 AM
What carpet shampooer do you use?
LOL! Made my day.

45R
03-03-2012, 5:17 AM
That is one clean house for someone who has four kids!!!

jigenax
03-03-2012, 5:31 AM
To the OP, consider saving your reload able brass as well as stocking up on free reload able brass. You may get into reloading or trade with someone who is.

anto
03-03-2012, 5:51 AM
Nice bathmats, are those are the memory foam ones? They're so comfy when you step outta the shower. God bless America

Socalman
03-03-2012, 8:46 AM
Putting aside the SHTF and TEOTWAWKI concepts, a reason to have a stock of ammo is future availability. As Californians we recently went through a short time period where we were prevented from ordering online. We currently have a federal government that is working to limit (read eliminate) access to small arms. It is conceivable that within a year the purchase of ammunition for our most common calibers could be OUTLAWED.

Don't knock this guy who is beginning to build his stock. Just a few years back I owned only single shot bolt action .22 from Sears. I have nowhere near the arsenal of many of you, but now have a fairly good range of firearms and ammo.

EXTREMEOPS1
03-03-2012, 9:00 AM
"damn good excuse to buy guns and ammunition, among other things. "

He'll yeah buy 'em while you can.....

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-03-2012, 9:17 AM
Nice bathmats, are those are the memory foam ones? They're so comfy when you step outta the shower. God bless America

Damn good eye. Yes memory foam bath mats from Costco. Helps when giving the kids baths.

I work with 77bawls on the forum. He reloads so I've started saving my high dollar brass 30-06 and will save the 7.62x51. Great guy, he said he will help me reload my spent stuff.

I agree with most of you. I really want a .40 cal hand gun, but I'm going to stick to the .45's and 9mm's so I do not need to stock another caliber.

If the AR-10 gets sighted in well I may take that one hunting and get rid of the 30-06's. But it is super heavy so I might need to reconsider that move.

I also need to get one of those gun cabinets to store the ammo. It's taking up too much space in the safe (please don't flame because that's where I store it). With the rug rats getting into anything that isn't bolted down it's the only safe place to store my ammo away from their sticky little fingers :p.

P.S. the carpet shampooer is a Hoover Steamvac (not sure about the humor in that question?).

colossians323
03-03-2012, 9:28 AM
weaksauce

hurts to have that many calibers

Not sure about the weaksauce, but way to diverse for me

colossians323
03-03-2012, 9:31 AM
Lmao once you get to that goal Increase it.
Im pushing
3k 545x39
4600 762x51
4k 762x39
5500 556
5k+ 9mm
800 40cal
I need to increase my
545x39
40cal

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0a8f7qJVR1r0o5w9o1_250.gifLMAO You and the op are about the same

colossians323
03-03-2012, 9:33 AM
Others say "SHTF" but you'll never need 10,000 rounds of .223 if it does hit the fan.

Define SHTF?

Dark Mod
03-03-2012, 9:38 AM
If your stockpiling factory ammo your doing it wrong

If your stockpiling bulk surplus and gunshow reloads your doing better

If your stockpiling reloading components your doing it right

colossians323
03-03-2012, 9:41 AM
i doubt it but ammo shortages and large price increases happen often enough. Nice slap down:)

Tacobandit
03-03-2012, 10:25 AM
I have
500 rounds 9mm
1000 of 40 fmj
500 .40 jhp
500 .45 fmj
500 .45 jhp
2000 .22lr
250 12ga
900 5.56

RugerNo1
03-03-2012, 10:41 AM
lol I have guns in 15+ chamberings (is that a word lol?) and still keep a stupid amount of rounds for each. I like the idea of having many guns in the same caliber to be able to share ammo...

:rofl: Sure! Why not? :D

I just do it with a lot of guns and ammo :43:

That is how it is done.:thumbsup:

...If your stockpiling reloading components your doing it right

Precisely.:thumbsup:

resident-shooter
03-03-2012, 11:25 AM
lol I have a small "stockpile". Usually I just stop by wally on the way to the range, buy as much as I need for a session, and shoot it all.

calif 15-22
03-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Putting aside the SHTF and TEOTWAWKI concepts, a reason to have a stock of ammo is future availability. As Californians we recently went through a short time period where we were prevented from ordering online. We currently have a federal government that is working to limit (read eliminate) access to small arms. It is conceivable that within a year the purchase of ammunition for our most common calibers could be OUTLAWED.

Don't knock this guy who is beginning to build his stock. Just a few years back I owned only single shot bolt action .22 from Sears. I have nowhere near the arsenal of many of you, but now have a fairly good range of firearms and ammo.

Exactly. . . . Well said Socalman. I give it 5yrs max or God forbid some mass school shooting in LA, SF or Sac before the hammer is finally dropped. Unfortunetely the 2nd ammendment has become historical reference rather than right

Longhill
03-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Good supply, you just need to get them loaded into the magazines.
Not ready till then, do you have enough magazines to cya?

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-03-2012, 3:54 PM
That's true about getting them ready in the mags. I don't have nearly enough of those. 4 mags for the 92fs, 6 mags for the 1911, 4 for the XD, and two for the lc9. Only three for the Ar10, 5 for the Ar22. Doing a little better on the ar15. Have 12 for that rifle.

Ar_Glock_Man
04-14-2012, 8:10 PM
here is a list and some pictures
Total Ammo Count =27156
------------------------------------
9mm- 2627
40s&w- 4612
45acp- 1132
22LR- 1500
AR15- 12332
*.223- 4104
*5.56- 8228
AR10- 3100
*.308- 3000
*7.62x51- 100
7.62x54R- 300non-corrosive
270 Win- 535
30.06- 360
Slugs- 210
Turkey shot- 50
Double 00- 350
Buck- 48

still need to work on getting more of low count ammo

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ZX-10R
04-14-2012, 11:27 PM
5K+ is what you need to have a stash...

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
04-15-2012, 2:07 AM
5K+ is what you need to have a stash...



+1 on that ZX-10R

all torque
04-15-2012, 2:34 AM
I just put in an order a few days ago for 1k of 5.56, 7.63x39, .45 amd 9mm. That should put me close to 2k for each. I also have about 2k of .22lr and a few hundred of 12ga (mixed). I will put an order in for more .22lr and 12g on my next payday:).

Cucv
04-15-2012, 9:28 AM
I have 80 rounds of 5.56 :)

Full Clip
04-15-2012, 9:34 AM
Pick a primary and a secondary you'd want for SHTF and just stockpile those calibers. The rest are fun guns.

winnre
04-15-2012, 11:05 AM
Pick a primary and a secondary you'd want for SHTF and just stockpile those calibers. The rest are fun guns.

So THIS. I have plenty of calibers but stand by my 45 as the go to gun for zombie day. The rest are fun.

TreeHugger
04-15-2012, 12:05 PM
WOW, you can eat off of that floor!

If SHTF, one can never have enough ammo and porno mags. If I run out of my 3 caliber stash of 7500 total for now, I'll make my way to my father in-law's and bum some from his munition plant and extra mags that are hidden in his bathroom.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
04-22-2012, 10:37 AM
Finally cleaned out the safe of all those dang boxes of ammo. Of course I kept the match 308 in their boxes. But all the range ammo went into the ammo cans.

From right to left


.22
7.62x51
.308 Have so much about half of it fit into that can
.223 and 5.56x45 all 55 grain (I kept all the 62 grains in their boxes also)
.45 same story as the .308 (I kept all my hollow points in their boxes also)
9mm, about 1K that's about the only caliber that all fit (all except for some steel case stuff I didn't want to mix with the brass)

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/2012-04-21171816.jpg

I'm not about to post a picture of what's in my safe, but it's much cleaner now. Yes the OCD strikes again :p

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
04-22-2012, 10:42 AM
here is a list and some pictures
Total Ammo Count =27156
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9mm- 2627
40s&w- 4612
45acp- 1132
22LR- 1500
AR15- 12332
*.223- 4104
*5.56- 8228
AR10- 3100
*.308- 3000
*7.62x51- 100
7.62x54R- 300non-corrosive
270 Win- 535
30.06- 360
Slugs- 210
Turkey shot- 50
Double 00- 350
Buck- 48

still need to work on getting more of low count ammo

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Wow, kudos bro. I'd say your doing a fine job on your stock pile ;)

INDABZ
04-22-2012, 10:55 AM
Nice start....but still needs a lot of work.....;)

24Sailor
04-22-2012, 10:57 AM
Here's my stash;)

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tbhracing
04-22-2012, 11:15 AM
Damn good stock piles!

X-NewYawker
04-22-2012, 11:31 AM
Good for a day at Angeles…

X-NewYawker
04-22-2012, 11:33 AM
Next time include your addresses so the DOJ can go directly to your house when Obama bans ammo after his re-election. Or if you took these pics with your cell phone camera, they already have it.

My paranoia for the day.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
04-22-2012, 3:34 PM
I'm with ya. Do not have GPS on my phone so no Geo stamp ;)


http://cliffjudy.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/cold-dead-hands.jpg

Agent 0range
04-22-2012, 5:00 PM
I've always thought keeping 5K+ of ammo was a little :TFH:, but with things going the way they are with our Gov't., I'm starting to jump on the bandwagon. I keep at least 1K for each firearm, but have started buying a few boxes here and there to build it up a little more. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), I only need 3 calibers plus 12 ga.

winnre
04-22-2012, 5:14 PM
Anytime I am in Turner's now I grab a box of 50 this or 100 that. I won't dump it all into ammo boxes because I have various rounds that I want to be able to find and not rummage. Also there is the matter or carrying the ammo in one trip!

223556
04-22-2012, 5:20 PM
Yeah, Im looking to up my supply to at least 1k for my rifle (5.56) and side arm (9mm) then from there go upwards.
12g is the cheapest to stock I think so I may start with getting at least 500 or so., since its not a primary and also the .38 spc.

Hilldweller
04-22-2012, 5:21 PM
S does HTF and you boogie out with your 15000 rounds of ammo. 5 hours later you're out of gas somewhere in the boonies. Question:







Who's gonna carry all that stuff? (along with your clothing, camping gear, food, etc) :rolleyes:

Bulldog1911
04-22-2012, 7:37 PM
How many ammos you need

TreeHugger
04-22-2012, 8:28 PM
How many ammos you need

If you have to ask, you don't have enough :)

penguinofsleep
04-22-2012, 8:39 PM
S does HTF and you boogie out with your 15000 rounds of ammo. 5 hours later you're out of gas somewhere in the boonies. Question:

Who's gonna carry all that stuff? (along with your clothing, camping gear, food, etc) :rolleyes:

this.

i myself have stuff stored away too, but not 15k. i can't imagine being able to practice regularly where ever i wanted if shtf either...

bob_e95482
04-22-2012, 8:51 PM
All the ammo cans are full; of 7.62x51, 7.62x39, 5.56, and 30-06. The battle packs are 7.62x51.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb164/bob_e95482/IMAG0207.jpg

JavaBrewer
04-22-2012, 8:54 PM
SHTF you will need 30 or so rounds if you're holding your ground or as much as you can carry if you're on the move. End of the world - just enough rounds to take out your own family and self cause I don't want to be around to see it. I'm not buying into any of that nonsense.

However...I do see ammo doubling (probably more than that) in price so I plan to stock what I intend to shoot for the next 2 years over the next month or so. Bright side is shooting a year from now with my stock will seem 'free'...LOL.

SwPx4
04-22-2012, 8:56 PM
where can one get said "crates of ammo"?? and how much??

Shrubmaster
04-23-2012, 3:21 AM
I thought I was doing pretty good on my stockpile, until some other stockpiles crapped on my stockpile and now my stockpile needs therapy.

Mah, I clean out wally world tomorrow.

I am doing well enough that I find ammo hidden from the wife in the christmas decorations... from five years ago.

fabguy
04-23-2012, 3:44 AM
I reload so I don't have a stockpile, I have 1 round at a time.

;)

The War Wagon
04-23-2012, 4:41 AM
40 .222
50 20 gauge 800 12 gauge
180 30-06 springfield 4,000 7.62x39
200 7.62x51 9,000
400 (about) .22lr 19,000
800 .45 ACP 2,000
1050 9mm
1060 5.56x45/.223 12,000

My goal is to have 1k per caliber.

I'd considering streamlining calibers, and going with a 12 gauge. Also, invest in a couple of .50 fatboy ammo cans. I use 'em for range boxes.

I use 30mm and 40mm ammo cans for storage. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/images/icons/icon10.gif


p.s. Don't feel bad. When I saw how the primaries were shaking out, and which doofus was probably going to end up getting the nomination, I started stockpiling in the summer...















... of '92. :oji:

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
04-23-2012, 9:09 AM
The ammo craze is getting to be just that, crazy. The owner of AAA in Vallejo said all the ammo manufactures are raising their prices by 8% as of May 1st due to the increased prices of shipping their raw materials to their plants and shipping it to their distributors.

Nate at SBR said he just put in an order for a pallet of PMC .223. He said he will not see that order until DECEMBER!!!!!!!. That's how back logged they are.

Guys I don't want to seem paranoid, but as it gets closer to November it will be just like four years ago when you were lucky to find .45 or 9mm ammo ANYWHERE.

I recall 4 years ago I was out on a check ride with on of my couriers and we were in Antioch. We had a delivery for one of the guns stores. I spotted some .45 in stock. I paid 29 bucks a box for PMC range ammo. I know bad hunh? But I couldn't find .45 at all for months and months.

I was even calling my LEO friends to see if they could get some for me and they said their departments were rationing their ammo also.

I hope this storm passes like it did, but you never know.

Cheers.

USAbodypilot
04-23-2012, 4:30 PM
All the ammo cans are full; of 7.62x51, 7.62x39, 5.56, and 30-06. The battle packs are 7.62x51.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb164/bob_e95482/IMAG0207.jpg

Awesome!~ I am inspired to start hoarding today :-)

Xingu
04-23-2012, 4:37 PM
I feel horrible with only 15,000 7.62 x 39 and 12,000 5.56. I have ammo anxiety because I'm not above 20,000.

I also have a couple thousand 30-06 and 308. 40,000 .22. Every time I go to wally world I get a box of .22.

My closet is full, a bookcase in my room, my garage is full and I feel like there could be no more soon. I am probably mentally ill.


*also a crapload of reloading components.

Dutch3
04-23-2012, 5:57 PM
Awesome!~ I am inspired to start hoarding today :-)

It is not "hoarding". That is a horrible term used by the media to punish those who exhibit responsibility.

The proper term is "investing in your future". Sounds better, doesn't it?

TMcGuff
04-23-2012, 6:19 PM
rule of thumb. 3 years supply of ammo.

bombadillo
04-23-2012, 6:31 PM
Enough....

around 4-5k .45acp
1500 9mm
12-15k .22lr
1000 7.62x39
800+ rds of 12GA (Not including 00 Buck)
800 rds of .17hmr
500-600rds of .44mag

Plus god knows how many thousands I have at my dads place. I like to split them up JIC.

Plus the 8k rounds my wife just let me buy as an investment.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/bombadillo08/IMAG0550.jpg
some of it.

Agent 0range
04-23-2012, 9:49 PM
We are our own worst enemy. With everyone "stocking up" on guns and ammo, it's just increasing demand which is ultimately increasing our costs across the board.

johnny1290
04-24-2012, 7:13 PM
It's a good start, brother!

I'm cash, and maybe even more importantly, space limited. I stock up on 7.62x39, 9mm, and .22.

I have under 2k rounds of each, and I know I need more.

Reloading 9mm started to pay off after about 5,000 rounds or so. It's a great hobby, I totally love it.

Xingu
04-24-2012, 9:22 PM
We are our own worst enemy. With everyone "stocking up" on guns and ammo, it's just increasing demand which is ultimately increasing our costs across the board.

But, if you "stocked up" 15 years ago, the cost would be?????


MUCH LESS.


Lesson is to buy early cause it will only get more expensive. Like everything else. The ammo's shelf life is longer than my shelf life.

Chontkleer
04-24-2012, 9:55 PM
The real reason ammo is so expensive lately?

YOU GUYS ARE BUYING IT ALL UP. (Well that plus HS with their multi-trillion dollar purchases.)

Plus, the price of copper? (Don't look, it's actually not that interesting)

Juice5610
04-25-2012, 7:05 AM
If you are prepping and you plan to bug in, water and food is key. You will need a lot more 60 days worth. Shoot for 6 months to a year+. As far as ammo goes my goal is 5K in factory ammo plus a crap load more in reloading components mainly because I shoot a lot. I only have about 1000 rounds per caliber vacuum sealed up as a reserve. Also since bugging in medical supplies should not be overlooked. Oh and 22lr is cheap, try and pick up a brick every time you go to the gun store.

deviljon
04-25-2012, 8:05 AM
Wow, some of you guys have awesome stockpiles! I'm extremely jealous :)

Where's the best place to buy 12ga ammo, preferably with an ammo can included?

SmokingSam
04-25-2012, 8:40 AM
I am buying factory ammo and reloading.

But, is there an amount of ammo above which the insurance companies will deny a claim in case of fire?

Ar_Glock_Man
05-03-2012, 5:45 PM
Wow, kudos bro. I'd say your doing a fine job on your stock pile ;)

thanks man your on your way there too:D

blackbok
05-03-2012, 9:34 PM
Man, I shoot that much on the toilet BEFORE I even get to the range.



;)