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Old 04-21-2016, 6:43 AM
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Question whats in your ammo cache ?

Whats up everybody, I have been shooting a lot more this month than usual and as a result my ammo cache is getting low. I generally take about 800-1000 rounds each time I hit the range, but im probably going to slow it down and really start building up a stockpile. Up until now i usually keep anywhere from 1000-1500 rounds of each caliber i have, but seeing as how quick that has gone this month im going to aim for 2500 of each caliber, maybe give or take a few hundred depending on caliber.

As of right now i have

1000 rounds of 5.56 nato
1600 rounds of 7.62x39
1000 rounds of 9mm
500 rounds of 40 sw
500 rounds of 380 acp
400 rounds of 45 acp
500 rounds of 38 special
250 rounds of 357 magnum
300 rounds of 22lr

how much and of what caliber do you guys "hoard" haha
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Old 04-21-2016, 6:51 AM
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15,000 rounds .45
8,000 9mm
1000+/- .40
I'll be at least doubling those numbers this year. I don't like what I'm smelling down the road for ammo purchases here in fairyland.
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Old 04-21-2016, 6:52 AM
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To some people, this question is like asking how many guns they have. You will get varying levels of cryptic responses.

I reload every caliber I shoot. I keep 500-1000 rounds loaded, ready to go and the rest in components. My component stash well stocked
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Old 04-21-2016, 7:09 AM
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NOYFB! I will say I'm finally loading back up on the 22lr.
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Old 04-21-2016, 7:21 AM
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More than adequate.
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Old 04-21-2016, 7:33 AM
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I intentionally pared down the number of different calibers of guns (but not the quantity) to standardized NATO and ex-COMBLOC calibers, I only have 5.56/.223, 9mm, 7.62x39mm, .308, 54r, 12 gauge.. the only exception is .22lr

quantities are private but enough to equip a lot of people for a long time. I only have "a lot" to insulate me from ammo panics rather than an expectation of using them during SHTF.

Realistically speaking a couple thousand is going to sustain someone for a very long time.. unless you are in a sustained firefight, in which case you're probably dead anyways.
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My cashe consists of ONE (1) bullet The ONE that MATTERS...!

That is all ... carry on
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Old 04-21-2016, 8:06 AM
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Pistols Rounds
9x19 or 9mm about 600+rds Mix FMJ/HP
45 Auto/ACP 550+rds Mix FMJ/HP
10mm Auto 450+rds Mix FMJ/HP/SP
40 S&W 600+rds Mix FMJ/HP
9X25 DILLION 150rds Mix FMJ/HP

Rifle Rounds

7.62x39 1000+rds Mix FMJ/HP/SP
7.62X33 30 CARBINE 600+rds Mix FMJ/HP/SP
7.62X51 308 500rds Mix FMJ/HP/SP
7.62x63 30-06SPR 200+rds FMJ/HP/SP
7mm Mag 200+rds Mix HP/SP
300WSM 100+rds Mix HP/SP

Shotgun
12Ga 500+rds Mix Bird/Buck/Slug
20Ga 500+rds Mix Bird/Buck

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22LR 1500+rds Mix Cooper FMJ/ Cooper HP
22WMR 1200+rds FMJ/HP
17HMR 1000+rds HP

To much to carry when SHTF comes.

Mags for most detachable are 4 to 7
Bolt and Tube Feed can't do anything about this.
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Stock up now. You can never have enough with the current bills coming down the pike !
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What Ammo cache?��
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Old 04-21-2016, 9:51 AM
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damn ! a whole man cave full ?!?!?

the jealousy is real. I wish i can have a supply like that one day.
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I will let my grandkids count them when I'm dead.
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More than adequate.
^^^This. The fact that I really don't know assures me of this.
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My cashe consists of ONE (1) bullet The ONE that MATTERS...!
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As I get older and my ammo stash increases I come to the realization I may have more than I will ever shoot; and no that doesn't mean I have enough.
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I think that covers it.
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Old 04-21-2016, 1:00 PM
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I only have enough rounds for self defense. You can decide how you interpret the actual numbers
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Old 04-21-2016, 1:37 PM
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Whats up everybody, I have been shooting a lot more this month than usual and as a result my ammo cache is getting low. I generally take about 800-1000 rounds each time I hit the range, but im probably going to slow it down and really start building up a stockpile. Up until now i usually keep anywhere from 1000-1500 rounds of each caliber i have, but seeing as how quick that has gone this month im going to aim for 2500 of each caliber, maybe give or take a few hundred depending on caliber.

As of right now i have

1000 rounds of 5.56 nato
1600 rounds of 7.62x39
1000 rounds of 9mm
500 rounds of 40 sw
500 rounds of 380 acp
400 rounds of 45 acp
500 rounds of 38 special
250 rounds of 357 magnum
300 rounds of 22lr

how much and of what caliber do you guys "hoard" haha
Not a bad start. No 12 gauge ??
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Almost to much to load in truck an run to Mt.

So still not enough LOL
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Not enough.

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If you can keep an accurate round count, you don't have a stash or cache. If you have to count it in truck loads or tons, you're on your way.
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If you can keep an accurate round count, you don't have a stash or cache. If you have to count it in truck loads or tons, you're on your way.
Absolutely!

7 years ago (almost to the exact day) we moved into our current home. That included 1.75 tons of ammo. I'm pretty sure I'm over 2 now, but its hard to say for certain. I'm shooting ALLOT more now then I was 7 years ago.
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I have plenty of ammo to keep me happy for years to come. But if I were to give you a number.... 2 mags of 9mm
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Wow, you guys have a lot of ammo! I was feeling like I was sitting on an ammo cache when I bought a 1000 round case! Maybe 350 left.

I need to catch up!
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I really don't count rounds . . . . I only date the box it was loaded.
My count currently goes back to 2004, 45 ACP.
My count currently goes back to 2002, 45 Colt.
My count currently goes back to 2002, 30-30.
My count currently goes back to 2003, Shot gun slugs and buckshot.
I always shoot the earliest when I practice, as you can tell most of my shooting is my 1911.
I guess I have to say, "I am comfortable but not satisfied."
Oh Yeah! . . . . I also have a few rounds of factory loads of 38's and 44 Specials.
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About 1/2 box of .22LR so about 25 bullets, and 6 12 gauge shells.
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If you can keep an accurate round count, you don't have a stash or cache. If you have to count it in truck loads or tons, you're on your way.
Ha ha.. but no. This is why Excel spreadsheets exist.
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Nunya.

And the goodies to load everything 'cept the 12's.
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ammo?
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I intentionally pared down the number of different calibers of guns (but not the quantity) to standardized NATO and ex-COMBLOC calibers, I only have 5.56/.223, 9mm, 7.62x39mm, .308, 54r, 12 gauge.. the only exception is .22lr

quantities are private but enough to equip a lot of people for a long time. I only have "a lot" to insulate me from ammo panics rather than an expectation of using them during SHTF.

Realistically speaking a couple thousand is going to sustain someone for a very long time.. unless you are in a sustained firefight, in which case you're probably dead anyways.
Mostly like this, except for the commie stuff.

P.S. I'm trying to accumulate more, of everything.

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Not enough...

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enough, if I run low, I'll just buy more but chances are I will never shoot it all.
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Truly no idea. Do people really count? I never find the time.
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2500-12gauge
2500-.45 ACP
1500-.38 super
1000- .45-70
1500-.30-06
2000-.10mm
5500-5.56
give or take a couple
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I stack reloading supplies when I see a good deal, and have a few ammo cans full that I never dig into of multiple calibers, so who knows the qty?

I recon, I can reload about >3-4k in all calibers that we shoot which are not 22lr.
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Ha ha.. but no. This is why Excel spreadsheets exist.
Taking the time to keep an accurate inventory would be taking time away from the reloading press.
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What's 'ammo', precious?
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Sir,
I am currently unaware of any such ammo in my possession nor would I be disposed to either confirm or deny any possession of such ammo if in fact it did exist.

My "camping gear" consists of a "Hello Kitty" lunch box containing a lunchable, apple juice drink box plus a snuggie with my favorite squeezable toy and pillow in a matching pink back pack. In case anybody's interested.
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