How much ammo do you keep on hand?
I try to keep it to:
2000 rounds 9mm
2000 rounds 5.56
At least 1000 rounds of nugget food
I shoot those the most, the rest is sort of bought as I find it. .303, 8mm, any shotgun shells, etc.
What do you keep in stock, anon?
I don't have any particular quota, I just keep an on hand stock of everything I shoot. If there's still room left, I buy some more.
Im contemplating buying 1000 rds of 5.56 ppu
Although in Australia thats 300/500 and i only have a bolt action
But when you damn Americans buy all the ammo we end up with like $30/20 bulk 5.56
As much as I can afford for my odd calibers (7.62x25, 8mm Mauser, 9mm Makarov, etc.)
But for the common stuff typically enough to fill the mags when it's a rifle and the mags plus say, three or four boxes for handguns.
This is what I keep on hand in the cans. I have a bunch more in the closet packaged up. This is just what's *in* the house.
I can't really say how many rounds it is. Most of it's loose in the cans.
My happening ammo stash is as follows. This ammo will never be shot unless the happening happens.
>2160 rounds of 5.45x39.5 7n6
>1000 rounds of 9mm American Eagle 124gr
>250 rounds of 9mm federal HST 124gr+P
>1500 rounds of 5.56x45 M193 (even though I don't own a weapon in that caliber, its very popular and can be used for bartering/supplying comrades with ARs)
>250 rounds of 12 ga federal 00buckshot
>250 rounds of federal 12 ga 1 1/4 oz slugs
>750 rounds #7 birdshot
>25 12 ga breaching rounds
>640 rounds .308 147gr ball ammo
>200 rounds federal gold medal match 147 gr
>40 rounds .308 API
I was thinking about this topic today but what's the point of having let's say 200 rounds for pistol in a happening?
I'm only going to have a few mags with me loaded and maybe a box or two in a bag. Loading mags in a firefight would be a bitch. Also carrying more ammo is more weight.
In the end I realized having only a combat load of ammo is viable during happening UNLESS you're bugging in. This could be dangerous as most homes are paper thin and probably won't defend you well in a raid.
So guys that's have 5k+ rounds, do you secure bug out locations, plans for caches? What's your plan during shtf?
I'm one of those guys that has thousands of rounds per caliber.
My main strategy is bugging in. I have a quarried-stone house out in the country on a few dozen acres of land, so bugging in is definitely the way to go short of a natural disaster.
On top of that I maintain 3 different bugout shelters, which are permanent/secured livable structures and I've got a couple hundred rounds for each of my "fighting" guns there (on top of a modest supply of shelf-stable food and a potable water source since each location has a well), as well as a .22 rifle with around a hundred rounds of high-quality hunting ammo for it in two of the spots.
I also have plans for caches, both on and off my property. I've already implemented one of the caches, as it's on a neighbor's land and I have permission (yes he knows where it is, it is intended as a communal cache and isn't strictly SHTF stuff, lotsa first aid supplies too since he's a farmer as well as a fellow hunter).
All that being said, the PRIMARY reason I stockpile a shitload of ammo is I'm a high-volume competition shooter and a reloader (by necessity). The majority of my stockpile isn't exactly SHTF worthy, since over half of it is skeet loads for 20, 28, and .410 shotguns, and another quarter of it is specialty-caliber rifle ammo (6mm PPC Short and .30BR improved) that there's no way in fuck I'm lugging the rifles anywhere for.
I have plans to expand, but so far nothing is meeting my criteria.
>must be at least 1 mile from my house, straight-line distance
>must be at least modestly secured against break-in (lockable, kick-resistant door and either no or inaccessible windows)
>must be enclosed from the elements (roof, non-dirt floor, 4 walls)
>must have 24/7/365 water supply that is either potable or can be purified in bulk, inconspicuously
>must be at least somewhat vermin proof
>must not be located anywhere that has flooded in the last 100 years
>must be accessible by a competently and cautiously driven 4WD vehicle year-round
>must be at least fairly resistant to severe weather (extreme cold, tornados, etc)
>must have legal access to it, so no holing up in a section of sewer or some random guy's barn
>must cost less than $10,000 to acquire and reinforce, sans stockpile
Appreciated. I shoot skeet at the regionally competitive level and compete in 100m and 300m benchrest at the national level, as well as shooting IDPA and NRA bullseye pistol at the club level. I burn a lot of ammo, and with the sporadic availability of reloading components I stack it deep when I can get components. It's not uncommon for me to sit there on a weekend and churn out .410 for 12 hours straight on a progressive press, and even then I'm barely keeping ahead of my volume of shooting.
What ever I dont use at the range since I dont own a gun. I have like 25 winchester steel case 115gr 9mm, 15 hornandy XTP 115 9mm and some of the other hornandy 9mm 135gr the same ones as the zombie rounds but red.
>costco ammo cans
no fucking way, gonna have to keep a look out.
a lot of my ammo is being stored in cardboard, i store it in a dry place so its fine but cans would be much better.
>less than $10000
And more than a few thousand rounds is a bit pointless regardless, unless it's earmarked to share among a number of friends. You think you'd stand a chance of using that much alone before OPFOR tagged you?
I wish to acquire a small, inconspicuous building and be able to reinforce it to better withstand the worst weather my area gets (tornados and downbursts) for under ten grand. I know that seems like a lot of money to most people but they are not strictly SHTF-only buildings.
Also I never said shit about having a few thousand rounds in any of the locations other than my main house and I was very clear that the stash in my main house is for competition use. I've got at most a couple hundred rounds per caliber in my BOL's, and yes the intent is to not be alone so it is earmarked for sharing (or, if need be, trading).
No, it seems like hardly any money at all. I'm not one of those poorfags scraping to buy a nugget, but buying land and buildings that cheap seems absurd. What state are you living in?
>$10,000 not a lot of money
for a car or mortgage money or necessary expenses its nothing
in terms of disposable income though
555-come on now
I dont know, every time I go to walmart I pick up a few boxes of Perfecta or Tula 9mm, .223 and .380. Every once in while I buy 250-500 rounds online if I have some extra cash in my account.
Whenever I order online I add on a box or two of defensive ammo.
>How much ammo do you keep on hand?
I bought most of mine with the idea of surviving ammo panics, and I feel like I'm set for a good decade on the slav calibers now.
Despite living in a rural shooting paradise with a 400y back yard range, I don't shoot that much other than clays. My pellet rifle probably sees more action than any of my other guns.
But a big part of that is the people I hang out with. We just like to dink around and usually shoot larger calibers slowly because we're blowing holes in mud/ ice or blowing up gourds and admiring our handiwork instead of putting holes in paper.
At least 500-1000 for each gun for a given caliber. However, I just try to fill out every extra ammo can & storage shelf when I find a good deal.
22 WMR: <1000