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Rob P.
12-15-2007, 4:21 PM
Right now all I've got:

14 rounds of 9mm
12 shells of 20 ga. birdshot
5 rounds of 30.06
65 rounds of 7.35 Carcano (half milsurp & half reloads)
4 rounds of .25 ACP

I keep asking myself how the HECK did I run out of ammo?

boogak
12-15-2007, 4:27 PM
all i have left is 1k rounds of .223, 60 rounds of .45 40 rounds of 9mm
and 20 rounds of buckshot/slug 12ga

TacFan
12-15-2007, 4:34 PM
minimum 1000 rounds of all calibers before I start replenishing. I then try to do FIFO (first in first out)

bobfried
12-15-2007, 4:48 PM
minimum 1000 rounds of all calibers before I start replenishing. I then try to do FIFO (first in first out)

Yah, anytime it drops into the low thousands I start buying. As a rule, I allot 10x the square footage that my guns take up (standing upright) and fill it with ammo to the same height.

hitman13
12-15-2007, 5:13 PM
i have 5.56mm ammo cans that i store mine in. they are all loose rounds and are all FULL. they are saved for SHTF/ZA/HD all if the short term. def. not a stockpile for WW3 (yet).

1 of .45
1 of 9mm
1 of 22LR
1 of 12g slugs
1 of 12ga 00

that should hold me over until morning.

ghost
12-15-2007, 5:16 PM
minimum 1000 rounds of all calibers before I start replenishing. I then try to do FIFO (first in first out)


thats the same rule i live by;)

CA357
12-15-2007, 5:40 PM
Oops, please delete.

psriley
12-15-2007, 5:45 PM
Once I get below 1000 for 45acp and .223 I start making more. So I always have 1000 rounds in the cans and components to make 2000 more.

For .357mag, I can live with being down to 500 or so before I crank up the press.

I still buy 9mm, and I usually like to keep 1000 rounds or so in reserve. That's pretty easy these days because I don't shoot 9mm very often. Shooting 9mm is like kissing your sister. Sure, you get a semi-chub, but it'd be icky to do anything with it.

CSACANNONEER
12-15-2007, 6:06 PM
Right now all I've got:

14 rounds of 9mm
12 shells of 20 ga. birdshot
5 rounds of 30.06
65 rounds of 7.35 Carcano (half milsurp & half reloads)
4 rounds of .25 ACP

I keep asking myself how the HECK did I run out of ammo?

I thought I had it bad. I'm down below 2 pick-ups worth. If you need to use my presses, PM me. Your stash is way too low. I've got more rounds than that floating around on the floor of my truck (not counting what I just put in there to take to ASR tomarrow). Right now my 550 is set up for 9mm and I even have a mold, Star sizing die and a 550 conversion kit for .25acp.

NRAhighpowershooter
12-15-2007, 8:17 PM
I gert VERRRY nervous if I get below 2K of any caliber :eek:

mike100
12-15-2007, 8:29 PM
I've never had more. I don't know how I'd sleep at night if I had less than 1000 lbs of ammo.

realistically, I have 800-1500 rounds factory new in long term storage of each major caliber. For shooting, I have reloads and occasional purchases of one or two boxes of factory ammo to practice with.

What Just Happened?
12-15-2007, 8:32 PM
I've got about

1k rounds of 22lr
350 rounds of 9mm
200 rounds of .45 acp
20 rounds of 7.62x54r
20 rounds of .223 rem
50 rounds of .38 special

I think I need to go buy some more.

GI_JOE
12-15-2007, 9:32 PM
buying ammo is as addicting as buying the guns. I try store at least 1000 rounds per caliber.

N6ATF
12-15-2007, 10:27 PM
:dupe:
:beatdeadhorse5:

Geesh, yet another one of these threads...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=74728
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=73490