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Posted: 5/20/2003 8:38:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2003 9:18:04 PM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
What do you all think for keeping stockpiled?
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 9:15:37 PM EDT
To carry? Or for the stash? how about four mags (carry) and couple hunderd (stash). Its hard to imagine needing more for SHTF scenarios...SHTF work is the forte of rifles first, shotguns second, and pistols a remote third, IMHO!

Anyone else?
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 9:17:16 PM EDT
Your right, I should listed for what.
I meant for stashing.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 9:17:33 PM EDT

People say 500 rounds minimum. I think it sounds about right, but it is all relitive to how much you can carry or cache.

Link Posted: 5/20/2003 9:23:09 PM EDT
No flames intended, but please tell me what scenarios a handgun might be used for in SHTF times...
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 9:41:24 PM EDT
I have 2500 .45 SWCHP, 2000 .223, 1000 .308, 100 12ga buck, 250 12ga 3 1/2 Mag BB, 500 12ga 6 shot. (need food in SHTF Times...)

I buy more as soon as I go below this inventory (rotating out older for new). Right now I am at 3 cases of 223 and about 3k of .45.

I figure if I start with that, I will be able to get more by using it... (staying with standard calibers)
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 12:55:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StormSurge:
To carry? Or for the stash? how about four mags (carry) and couple hunderd (stash). Its hard to imagine needing more for SHTF scenarios...SHTF work is the forte of rifles first, shotguns second, and pistols a remote third, IMHO!

Anyone else?



I guess it depends on what you mean by SHTF. If somebody kicks in your door in the middle of the night shoots your dog downstairs and then starts up the stairs in your direction, is that SHTF? For me I'd say anything inside my house or my yard (small) is shotgun first, then pistol. I'd only use a rifle for longer range stuff and if its farther than my front yard its going to be hard to aruge its a defensive action...then again SHTF could mean balls to the wall total offense?
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 1:34:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ECS:
...then again SHTF could mean balls to the wall total offense?



Yes that one.
How much HG ammo to take with me when I Bug out?
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 4:14:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 4:27:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C_Sly:

People say 500 rounds minimum. I think it sounds about right, but it is all relitive to how much you can carry or cache.




Whoops, I have too many! Good thing I'm going shooting Friday.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 4:46:18 PM EDT
Tom, I try to keep at least 700 rounds each for my AK-47 and my 1911.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 6:11:19 PM EDT
All ammo is SHTF ammo for me. My cheap practice ammo could be quite useful in the SHTF scenario. I figure I can trade it to people who weren't smart enough to prepare for other items I may need. Keep as much as possible IMO.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 5:12:22 PM EDT
Can't really tell without doing the math. As for immediately available rounds I would guess between 50-100 always there. As for a bug out situation I am a reloader and I have a hand press.
A pocket full of primers, a bunch of old wheel weights (scrounged of course) a few pounds of powder, recovering as much brass as feasible along with that hand press and I end up with a virtual ammo factory.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 10:19:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StormSurge:
No flames intended, but please tell me what scenarios a handgun might be used for in SHTF times...



Okay I was thinking....

1) back up weapon for when the long arm runs dry or jams and you do not have time to address the issue.

2) depending on your location and activity (eg driving) a handgun canbe easily carried or concealed on your person--- a long arm sometimes can be a pain in the ass. Further there are some tasks (providing medical aid, working on an engine, tending to your garden, going inside your chicken coup or making XXX) which just cannot be done with a long arm strapped to you.

3) Similar to #2 but a handgun canbe stored inconspicuously where a long arm cannot.

4) CQB--even though I like my M1As I would hate to clear a house with it.. it's too long. Even if you have a shorter, handier weapon (AKA M4/Subgun) see # 1

In certain calibers a handgun may fore fill a secondary/special role.. 44 mag w/ longer barrel &scope or a 22 pistol for procuring food.

Like' em or leave'em handguns should be part of one's SHTF plans (just like 22 rifles)

So I would say at least (as a minimum) 250 rds hollowpoint, 500 rounds ball (hey a lot of people have died from ball)for each handgun. Ideally a 1000 rds of each. Ammo doesn't eat any thing sitting in the closet.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 12:28:06 PM EDT
My stash for 4 9mms:
500 124gr. +p Speer Gold Dot
250 127gr +p+ Winchester Ranger
250 147gr Win. Ranger "specialpurpose"
200 115gr Win Silvertip
2000 124gr FMJ
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 8:35:19 PM EDT
Man, atleast I am not the only one...

9mm - Hmmm, 3 (15 rd) mags with Federal PD. a few more mags filled with Speer GD and another 1500 rds loose.

600 .45 + 80 in mags

~3700 .223 plus 200 in mags

150 12ga slugs and 250 00

My brother was low on .223 and 12ga so I dontated some to him tonight.
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