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Posted: 9/1/2003 1:05:43 PM EDT
I recently sold my post ban M4 bushy to my Dad to aquire a lnib pre ban bushy. I have a bundle of USGI mag (13) but still want more. I will pick up 1500 rnds of LC M193 next weekend but still want more.

When are you guys happy with your supply of ammo and mags?

I thought I would take a break after aquiring 20-25 mags and 3000rnds of ammo, but should I be concerned with being labeled a militant or of hording a cache.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 1:40:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2003 1:42:31 PM EDT by tivoli410]
ha, 20-25 mags and 3000 rounds will not earn you any type of "mag/ammo whore" here. There are some here with 150 mags and countless rounds of ammo.
When are you guys happy with your supply of ammo and mags?
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Mags - anything over 50 in my book is excessive Ammo - pffft, never too much ammo edited to add - Wait till you start getting into stripper clips/bandoleers/ammo cans, then and only then will you be considered "prepared" by the standards here.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 1:41:44 PM EDT
20 mags and 3000 rounds is what I take when I go shooting.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 1:42:40 PM EDT
depends on what your keeping the ammo for, i think for 1 person 3000 rounds is plenty. you will not fire that many before you 1 become killed or wounded or 2 you loot your enemy's weapons and gear from their dead bodies. just depends on what your getting ready for. my 2 cents john
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 1:59:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2003 2:00:47 PM EDT by warhorse]
3,000 rounds is just about too much for my wife to have to carry. These are the jokes people.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 2:01:27 PM EDT
I would feel just fine with 20 USGI mags and 840rnds of good defensive ammo in bandoleers per rifle... However, the 840rnds would be a minimum level to maintain per rifle. Lots of extra ammo must be kept on hand for target shooting... [:)]
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 4:04:05 PM EDT
If you have to ask "Is it enough?" then the answer is obviously no.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 4:11:54 PM EDT
when whatever your shooting at is either destroyed or not moving!!
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 6:18:55 PM EDT
I would go with 15-20 mags per gun. Function test ALL, but keep out one or two for range work. 3000 rounds sounds good.( At least half on stripper-clips) That is untill you get another AR15![;D] As for the nongunners, [moon] feed 'em fish heads. [moon] If you have two firearms and two boxes of ammo, they'll say your a "militant with a cache of ammo" anyway. Tex78
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 6:41:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jstep: I have a bundle of USGI mag (13) When are you guys happy with your supply of ammo and mags?
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A bundle, huh? To think I was just cleaning out a closet and found another dozen 30 round mags I forgot I had. I hate when that happens. [:D]
I thought I would take a break after aquiring 20-25 mags and 3000rnds of ammo, but should I be concerned with being labeled a militant or of hording a cache.
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I guess it depends on who you are telling about your supplies.[;)]
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 6:57:18 PM EDT
lets see 4 AR's 40 USGI 30 rounders 12 USGI 20 rounders 7,000 rounds Federal XM193 6,000 rounds of Federal American Eagle 62 gr 2,000 rounds of Federal American Eagle 55 gr 500 rounds of S&B SS109 100 rounds of Winchester 3131A 500 rounds of Hornaday 55 gr Vmax (for the Model 70 stealth) THe wife says I have way too much so it looks like I have to go burn some off
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 7:30:50 PM EDT
And to think that my wife complained when I bought 1000rnds. Geesh. I'm going to the gun show next weekend, I'll get back with ya.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 7:53:04 PM EDT
Q: How much ammo is enough? A: I find that too much is just about right.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 7:57:21 PM EDT
Blamm, I'll have to use that next weekend when my wife says something about how much ammo I have.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 8:14:39 PM EDT
right now my wife shoots more than i do! she actually encourages me to buy by the case so i can save that extra $10-$15. we'll be shooting it anyway so why not buy in bulk. i like to have 1000rds, when i get down to that i buy 2 more cases.
Link Posted: 9/3/2003 11:06:11 PM EDT
If you ever find yourself outdoors at 3 a.m. burrying ammo cans so nobody can see where your putting them because there is no more room in the house...then you have too much ammo....and might be an ammo whore. LOL.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 3:09:14 AM EDT
Is there such a thing as too much????
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 3:32:50 AM EDT
Too much ammo. . .now there's a novel idea. I honestly don't keep a whole bunch ( that is a nice broad description ), but I keep enough componants on hand to make plenty. . .
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 3:41:56 AM EDT
I have to have enough for those occassions when I just want to pour it all out on the floor and roll around in it naked.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 5:53:58 AM EDT
I have about a dozen USGI 30 rounders and half a dozen 20 rounders I use as shooters. Probably another 4 doz NIW USGIs and 2 boxes of 7 round 20s "in reserve". Remember, a gun with out a mag is a single shot. With regards to ammo - more is better. I shoot full auto, so I like to have about 5-8k rounds hanging around.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 6:01:24 AM EDT
Its never enough. Just when I think I've got close to "enough" I talk to a guy I know who buys his ammo by the pallet and then I realize how little ammo I really do have.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 6:59:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jstep: I recently sold my post ban M4 bushy to my Dad to aquire a lnib pre ban bushy. I have a bundle of USGI mag (13) but still want more. I will pick up 1500 rnds of LC M193 next weekend but still want more. When are you guys happy with your supply of ammo and mags? I thought I would take a break after aquiring 20-25 mags and 3000rnds of ammo, but should I be concerned with being labeled a militant or of hording a cache.
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Sounds like you have a plan, I would be sure to rotate out (shoot) your ammo before it can get "old". Same with the mags, don't leave them around loaded for extended lengths of time.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 2:59:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2003 3:01:03 PM EDT by VA-gunnut]
Originally Posted By martinTN: Sounds like you have a plan, I would be sure to rotate out (shoot) your ammo before it can get "old". Same with the mags, don't leave them around loaded for extended lengths of time.
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Now you've done it![;)] Before someone jumps down your throat about this. If your ammo is stored properly you shouldn't have any issues with age. Plus it is quite acceptable to leave quality mags loaded for extended periods. Just do a little research in the ammo and mags forums for more detailed explanations.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 3:02:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: I have to have enough for those occassions when I just want to pour it all out on the floor and roll around in it naked.
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[:X*] I don't even want to visualize that one. Hey - you changed your avatar.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 3:38:47 PM EDT
There is no maximum! MINIMUM: 25 tested magazines (30 rounders) and 5,000 rounds of M855 on stripper clips in bandoliers.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 4:13:35 PM EDT
300 rounds should be sufficient
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 4:14:37 PM EDT
300 rounds should be sufficient[snoopy]
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 4:27:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sabre331: 300 rounds should be sufficient[snoopy]
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For an hour or so on the Range, yes.[uzi] For any other purpose; Have you’ve seen the Doctor lately? Your brain might be short a screw or three.[slap]
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 4:52:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Originally Posted By sabre331: 300 rounds should be sufficient[snoopy]
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For an hour or so on the Range, yes.[uzi] For any other purpose; Have you’ve seen the Doctor lately? Your brain might be short a screw or three.[slap]
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[rofl][rofl2] More like 30 SECONDS!
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 5:50:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2003 5:56:19 PM EDT by warhorse]
Originally Posted By sabre331: 300 rounds should be sufficient[snoopy]
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You know, once you run out of ammo all you have is a fancy club. Never die due to the lack of shooting back.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 5:54:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Locutus: There is no maximum! MINIMUM: 25 tested magazines (30 rounders) and 5,000 rounds of M855 on stripper clips in bandoliers.
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Change the M855 to M193 and you're good to go [;)]
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 6:03:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 7: [rofl][rofl2] More like 30 SECONDS!
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When I saw your name in the response box, I figured you had posted a picture of the shelving units again.[;)]
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 7:11:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
Originally Posted By 7: [rofl][rofl2] More like 30 SECONDS!
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When I saw your name in the response box, I figured you had posted a picture of the shelving units again.[;)]
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What shelving units? [;)] I'm going to test that 30 second 300 round burst soon hopefully. [b]When[/b] uncle shrike arrives.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 7:16:31 PM EDT
Personnaly, 1000 per operator works for me. Think about: 1.) Your life expectancy. 2.) Your ability to maintain fire control. 3.) Mental aditude( or ability to stay calm) 4.) How much do you have in other supplies to keep your-self Alive and Healthy. 5.) Do you work-out enough to be able to carry more than a couple thousand rounds day in and day out. Running, climbing and flopping on the ground like a rag doll. Cause I dont see where it woul be possable to stay at home very long. 6.) Do you have a vehicle? Can you keep it running for a long period of time? 7.) How much Flack do you expect to encounter if the SHTF I think the question breaks down into many variables, which in them selves are different for any one "Individual Mind". Something which deserves some Serious thought..... Thats my belief. P.S. I think it even comes down to the geographical area in which you live too.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 7:25:34 PM EDT
i have less than 100 rounds right now [:(]
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 7:38:48 PM EDT
Go by how you have your web gear configured,mine can carry 20 mags+1 in rifle my #2 AR is my wifes she is 12+1 so I keep on hand 2000 rounds for stock pile and 1000 for the range wich we go through monthly,you want enough to load your mags once and then have ammo for a reload,just enough for us to shoot our way out of dodge if we have to or enough to last in case we have to deal with what you saw in LA way back with the riots,enough so we can defend our home and any of our neighbors who might need help.Extra water and dry goods and first aid is also a must if you lose electricity and cannot leave your home in a riot scenario where staying put is safer but you have the tools that gauruntee you wont get looted,raped burned out and be a victim,My motto with AR in hand"Move along nothing to see here,go rob some one else"
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 9:16:32 PM EDT
There's more to "How much ammo should we have?" than how much we can carry, just like with our AR's. How many of us only have ONE AR? Yet carrying more than one isn't practical. One consideration might be availability. What if ammo suddenly become "banned"? Or if some occurrence drastically reduces the availability on the market? These are only a few of the events that could curtail availability. Counting on "battlefield pickups" is okay if you want to be caught standing over some dead guy picking through his gear while someone is sighting in on you. My personal requirement is *MINIMUM* 3,000 rounds PER WEAPON. That allows for plenty of proficiency shooting, several emergency caches, and a "home and field reserve" which would include carrying ammo plus adequate re-supply from a base location, usually 1,000 rounds. I try to keep around 6,000 rounds each of both 5.56 NATO (NOT ".223 Rem") and 7.62 NATO (likewise NOT ".308 Win"). when I get down to 2,000 rounds, I consider myself "low on ammo", and need to re-supply. As usual, YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 10:18:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2003 10:21:00 PM EDT by model927]
yea but if you have to go quick and you dont have time and are not able to operate from a base,wich is a scenario that should be prepared for because in an emergency like in battle nothing ever goes according to plan,having more than what you can carry or pick up and go with just leaves ammo and goodies for some one else to pick up,both my wifes and my carbines have telestocks,I have a mossberg 590 with top folder and 3 1911s,all fit in my 32"long 16"wide 16"deep polymer foot locker with 2000 rounds of rifle 500 rounds pistol and 250 rounds of 12 gauge 2 sets of web gear 35 30 round mags for rifle and 15 pistol mags,spare parts for all weapons including mags, cleaning supplies,optics,tools and first aid a second locker for food and water and additional items clothes,boots ect. my large range bag that has all cleaning suplies and tools that are extra ,I like to do things in redundency so if I have to I can pick it up and go even if I only have time to get the foot lockers.Thats why even with my collection I dont have more fire arms than what we can take with us and just 3 calibers .45,.223,.12GA to make logistics simple although I should probably get a 9mm just to have in case I couldnt find.45
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 11:53:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By -Absolut-: i have less than 100 rounds right now [:(]
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don't feel bad man; i have zero rounds!!! shot off all the rest of the wolf today at the range..
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 11:57:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By -Absolut-: i have less than 100 rounds right now [:(]
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My most sincere sympathies. A few months ago I was down to 90 rounds total. The withdrawal systems were horrible. I wrote a nice little soliloquy about the feeling about being so low on ammo. I wish I kept it instead of letting it elapse into oblivion. I think you would have liked it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 12:06:16 AM EDT
No such thing as too much ammo, though if you find yourself buying a pup tent because you have no more living space in your house/apartment you might have a different problem in that your not shooting often enough. [;)]
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 1:37:24 AM EDT
Enough..never heard of that word [:D]
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 6:34:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2003 8:01:28 AM EDT by sgtstinger]
[img]http://www.a-human-right.com/RKBA/goodgift.jpg[/img] Another good one: [img]http://www.a-human-right.com/RKBA/gungrabbers.jpg[/img] And one more: [img]http://www.a-human-right.com/RKBA/ammo2.JPG[/img] There is NO such thing as ENOUGH ammo...[8D]
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 6:41:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2003 6:43:37 AM EDT by bsbg]
Originally Posted By Bartholomew_Roberts: If you have to ask "Is it enough?" then the answer is obviously no.
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Agreed, but in my book, if you can count it, it's not enough.
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 7:26:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Klinger_04:
Originally Posted By -Absolut-: i have less than 100 rounds right now [:(]
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don't feel bad man; i have zero rounds!!! shot off all the rest of the wolf today at the range..
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Hellloooooooo, McFly! Why on earth would you ever burn up every last round of ammo you had?! You never know what's going to happen to you on the way home from the range, once you get home, later that night, or even the next day. You should have kept at least 1 loaded magazine.
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 8:15:00 AM EDT
Ammo is like SEX........ Too much, is still not enough. Scott
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 12:15:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
Originally Posted By -Absolut-: i have less than 100 rounds right now [:(]
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My most sincere sympathies. A few months ago I was down to 90 rounds total. The withdrawal systems were horrible. I wrote a nice little soliloquy about the feeling about being so low on ammo. I wish I kept it instead of letting it elapse into oblivion. I think you would have liked it.
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ordering another case (maybe 2) tommorrow [:D]
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