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Posted: 1/22/2001 7:24:58 AM EDT
How much ammo does everyone keep on hand for a SHTF sceniro?
I keep about 2000 rounds on hand and reload what I use up to stay at that amount. Just wondering what everyone else does.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:32:05 AM EDT
I keep at least 1K of each caliber I own. Not been keeping to that lately.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:47:57 AM EDT
I've got about 3k of Santa Barabara, about 1500 Q3131a, a couple hundred varmint loads in .223, about 1300 rounds for the .40, and about 800 .308, and for fun, have over a thousand each of .22 lr and .22 WMR. Also have about 1300 rounds of various 7.62X39, but hopefully that will all be going away with my crap mini 30.

I think I need to call the AmmoMan and get some more!
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 7:59:34 AM EDT
I keep the following:

850 rounds of Lake City M193 loaded on strippers.

Anywhere between 500 to 1000 rounds of a mix of IMI M193 and Winchester Q3131A all in boxes

Five 30 round magazines loaded with 20 rounds of Q3131A

Two 12 round mags of .40 SW for my SIG229  loaded with Federal Hydrashock. (9 rounds per mag)

Additional 150 rounds of .40 SW Federal 180 grain FMJ.

One box of Remington Match ammo in .308 for my 700 LTR (haven't been able to fire it yet - no scope and no mounts/rings).

A box of .357Mag for the Python

2 boxes of Federal .45ACP for the Colt Series 70.  
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 8:01:37 AM EDT
Asking for yourself or the ATF?

30k plus.  About 1/2 of which is .22lr (good barter)

[:)] [sniper]
[:)] [heavy]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 8:01:48 AM EDT
I have 1k or so of .223,  around 2k of .22lr,  around 1k of .45acp (for pin match's),  around 500 rds of 9mm,  and a ton of assorted hunting ammo .308, 7mm mag, 30-06, .44mag, .270, 30-30,  and ect.  I keep a bunch of ammo around.  It pisses off my wife too! [:D]

[uzi]        [heavy]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 8:09:18 AM EDT
At least 1000 of each rifle caliber.
And just so I remember right where it's at, I store it next to my open cans of varnish and paint thinner, which are right next to my 1950's vintage water heater in the garage.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 8:31:50 AM EDT
I keep one bullet in my left shirt pocket at all times. I am ready, let her go boys.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 9:07:53 AM EDT
Enough !  [:D]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 10:17:34 AM EDT
2 cases of malay .223, 2 cases for the SKS (and the MAK which I just unloaded). Plenty of components for the VLS .308 and VS 22-250.
Won't have to get practice ammo for awhile.
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 11:12:52 AM EDT
I'm not boasting, but I put you all to shame.  I keep LOT's on hand!
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 11:17:21 AM EDT
Is it possible to have too much?
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 11:21:44 AM EDT
Just what I can carry
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 1:47:14 PM EDT
Not enough!!! [:(]

I'm out of .223, have 200 rds for M1 and '03A3 and 200 rds .303 Brit. for No.4MK1.

I'll just have to strike early and use their ammo. [:D]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 2:34:43 PM EDT
fight4yourrights, I agree.  22lr is great barter material.  And my Ciener conversion just begs to be shot... I buy Federal Classic by the case, about 12k inhouse right now, 4200 rounds of 9mm and not quite 3400 rounds for my pretty black rifles... it's never enough.  I buy it, I shoot it.  I'm trying for a stockpile of 10k for the centerfire weapons, replacing what I shoot weekly.  Haven't made it yet...

edited cause I can't type... doh!
Link Posted: 1/23/2001 7:51:59 PM EDT
so far, 4k rds of M193(1k of which is "war reserve"), 2k rds of .22LR (WTF, it's cheap), and down to 650rds for pistol. That covers all my guns. .22 is a Ruger 10/22 RBI.
Link Posted: 1/23/2001 8:14:15 PM EDT
3000 - .223, 1500 - 22lr, 100 - .44 mag, and 50 - 12 gauge 00 buckshot.  This thread ought to keep the BATF occupied.
Link Posted: 1/23/2001 8:18:28 PM EDT
 This thread ought to keep the BATF occupied.
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Nah, we download directly from the server. Really no bother. Oooops did I say we?!! [>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/23/2001 8:25:25 PM EDT
Iguess i have to catch up 200 ss109,200 45, 60 300winmag,7 30-30,.but enough components to easily go over a 1000 of 223 and 45 each.Better get on my bench.
Link Posted: 1/23/2001 9:52:24 PM EDT
I have the following:

- 11,000 rds. of .223
- 5,300 rds. of 9mm. fmj
- 22,100 rds. of .22
- 500 12 gauge 00 buck
- 4,300 .45 hydrashok

My home address is:


come visit me !
Link Posted: 1/23/2001 11:12:22 PM EDT
3000 223 so far
1800 .40 Auto
No .22 YET! Soon

Reloading 6.5 X 55 soon.  200 maybe?
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 2:08:55 AM EDT
I will never have enough to be
happy.  I know that now.  I just
keep loading and shooting and
then loading some more.  I think
the new currency will be ammo!

Hold Hard[/blue]
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 3:15:43 AM EDT
I keep 500 of each of the main calibers [frag]
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 5:27:33 AM EDT
Why spend all that money for ammo. Won't more be available after "IT" goes down? Ok maybe I will still keep a couple of cases of everything...
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 5:37:15 AM EDT
Never enough but I tried to keep 1K of each.
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 5:41:17 AM EDT
Not Enough
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 5:46:30 AM EDT
About 1500 rounds, but 2000 or 3000 seems about right.[heavy]
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 6:51:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 7:16:03 PM EDT
I can add 7 more of 300winmag that i have repoaded since my last post.
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 7:19:57 PM EDT
every time i get ammo it always seems to get used up but now i have a brick o' .22 and 20rds for my  beretta 9mm(10 in each loaded mag) and 5 rnds for my defender 12 ga
Link Posted: 1/24/2001 11:25:37 PM EDT
There's something to be said about people aflicted with the "SHTF Scenario" syndrome.  For some, it is merely an overreaction to Hollywood's  Mad Max Theory and the Conspiracy Theory.  (There's a Mel Gibson reference in there somewhere.)  The intensity of the disorder can be measured not so much by the volume of ammunition and number of guns kept handy, as by the number of "ready" guns and amount of "ready" ammo, and the willingness to share the information with others.

For 99.99999999999% of us, the shi# will never hit the fan, but about 20 to 30% will experience different levels of being in shi#.  Those levels can be expressed as follows, but may vary from person to person:

"Ah Shi#!" - You have encountered a situation where use of deadly force will likely be or is required, if such a tool is in your possession.  If firearms are involved, an exchange of fire can occur.

"Holy Shi#!" - You have just fired the last round from your first magazine and the situation hasn't resolved itself.  Reloading under fire is difficult at best.

"Deep Shi#!!!" - You have just fired the last round of your LAST magazine and it still ain't over yet.  If you haven't disengaged and headed for the hills by this time you may consider yourself in "Deeper Than Whale Shi# at the Bottom of the Marianas Trench."  That is as deep as it gets, folkes.

What do I keep handy for emergencies?  I'm not telling.  I want it to be an unpleasant surprise.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 12:21:02 AM EDT
None of yo fricken bees wax.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 2:08:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 3:01:12 AM EDT
Gee, I don't really know. Several thousand .223 of course. I have 2 cases of 9mm and 1500 rd of .45 under my desk but there is more stashed under my bed.

Some .22, .32, .38, .357, .40,   .243, .308, 20 ga, 12 ga. If my house catches fire I recommend staying well back.  
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 3:52:25 AM EDT
Ammo's too dagerous to have laying around these days.

Because of my strong anti-ammo belief, I am only allowed to have [u]snap caps.[/u][;)]
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 5:14:04 PM EDT
not enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 5:28:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 7:48:06 PM EDT
I don't have any ammo.  I sold it all.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 9:37:13 PM EDT
Remeber, when they come for your guns, give them the ammo first.

Having enough ammo is like having enough money. Even Bill Gates doesn't have enough money. I'll NEVER have enough ammo. [uzi]
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 9:49:37 PM EDT
Well my first thought is you are a frickin mole [pistol]

Know what?  Thats my second thought as well.

Link Posted: 1/25/2001 11:31:09 PM EDT
I have like 40 rounds of .22lr and 20 rounds of .38 on hand.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 7:50:25 PM EDT
I never have enough ammo, my clone keeps going out and shooting it all up. [sniper]
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 8:07:04 PM EDT
500 Rd's hornady TAP
5K Rd's S&B 55 gr. FMJ
1k rd's triton 185 gr. 45+p
(handload)700 rd's 45 super 185 gr. golddot at 1400fps
2k rd's fiochi 45 230gr. ball
200 rd's assorted 12 ga.

and this feeds a Glock 30, Colt Gold cup, Benelli M1S90, and bushy Shorty A2
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 8:37:48 PM EDT
Why do you want to know?
What use would this imformation be to you?
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 9:03:29 PM EDT
None.  I don't even have guns.
Link Posted: 2/25/2001 11:42:57 PM EDT
Today I bought a box of .38s and a box of .22, so my total is up to 75rounds of .38 and 66 rounds of .22.
Link Posted: 2/26/2001 2:56:03 AM EDT


Link Posted: 2/26/2001 3:35:26 AM EDT
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