How many rounds do you have at home?

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  • Magazines fully loaded + up to a few hundred extra for use @ range

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    How many rounds do you have at home?

    I'm curious- on an average day, how many rounds do you have laying around at home? Very excited to hear some of your responses.

    Personally, I keep enough around to keep my magazines loaded, and a few extra shotgun shells. I'm a broke college student, so I don't end up buying ammo until I'm on the way to the range.
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    purchased for SD, actually made or components?

    not ment to be a silly answer--so, assembled are a months plus needed for matches and teaching. say 2K of the commen calibers.
    parts enough for an estimated EOTWAWKI plus 2 thats 23 other calibers and more of some than others.
    my favorite caliber ( possibly a thread...) is 32. 32 Long Colt, 32 S&W L&S, 32-20, 32 acp....and the 30X rifle calibers are
    in the 32 group (interesting, no?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    purchased for SD, actually made or components?
    All of the above!
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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    purchased for SD, actually made or components?

    not ment to be a silly answer--so, assembled are a months plus needed for matches and teaching. say 2K of the commen calibers.
    parts enough for an estimated EOTWAWKI plus 2 thats 23 other calibers and more of some than others.
    my favorite caliber ( possibly a thread...) is 32. 32 Long Colt, 32 S&W L&S, 32-20, 32 acp....and the 30X rifle calibers are
    in the 32 group (interesting, no?)
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    Very interesting! Have never shot a 32, it's on my todo list...
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    a few hundred rounds for each pistol 1k .223 and about 100 shot shells

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    Depending on the cost of ammo and the use of the gun I keep varying amounts of ammo. My deer hunting rifle doesn't get shot much, so I keep between 40-60 rounds available. It's not a SD weapon so not having a ton of ammo on hand doesn't really matter unless we have a zombie crisis/worldwide disaster.

    My Ruger Super Blackhawk, also a hunting weapon, only has up to 100 rounds of ammo on hand.

    My .22s have an ample supply of ammo on hand. If I get below 400 rounds I'm slacking off. I buy it in bulk and shoot away when I can. I have two .22s, a rifle and a pistol. So much bang for the buck! I love shooting the .22s because it never gets old and doesn't cost much.

    For my other handguns I keep at least two hundred rounds on hand. I buy it in bulk so if I don't keep an eye on how much I have, I'll run out and have to use something other than the SD rounds I normally shoot.

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    So far I have 9mm, 45 ACP and .22lr weapons in the house. I keep a couple of hundred rounds for the first two and 1k+ for the .22. Working on adding to the stock pile.

    Now the followup questions:

    1) Do you keep JHP or JHP only or a combination of each and in what ratio?

    2) Do you keep a supply of calibers for weapons that you don't currently own (future use, trading, ...)?

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    WOW Good ? Plenty that needs loading & a many already loaded, I don't have a accuate count 5 different Calibers ; )
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    About 1500-2000 rounds for the AR. About 1000 9mm, and I keep about 150 38spl ammo loaded for shooting fun. Everything else is handloaded as I need it. Oh yeah, about 300 7.62x39 on hand for GP.
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    More than many and less than a few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apvbguy View Post
    a few hundred rounds for each pistol 1k .223 and about 100 shot shells
    This !

    Lately I am stocking more food and water though.

    No calibers I do not own.

    Mostly FMJ with at least a hundred SD rounds for each caliber I do own.
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    Magazines fully loaded + up to a few hundred extra for use @ range
    This poll option most closely describes my stock. Actually it's more than a few hundred extra for range use.

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    The first pistol that I bought was a .380 ACP. I didn't even think about checking on ammo availability. At the time, you couldn't find .380 anywhere in town. I ordered online, in some cases paying an arm and a leg just to have something to shoot. I also had orders at more reasonable prices on backorder from Cabella's, Gander Mountain, etc. Eventually, supply caught up with demand and the backorders started coming in. Every week UPS was dropping off some more ammo. I've got about 2,000 rds of .380 now...mostly Federal American Eagle, Winchester, Federal Hydra-Shoks, and Speer Gold Dots. In .45, I've got the magazines loaded and a few hundred rounds but there really hasn't been a shortage of .45 ACP.

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    A guy told me one time that he felt it was necessary to keep at least 10,000 rifle rounds, as well as hundreds of shotgun shells and handgun rounds. He was kind of crazy, but he figured that if something really went down (e.g. nuclear war, zombie apocalypse), rounds would be the most valuable asset to have, especially for the long term.

    If there was complete anarchy, he figured he would just take (i.e: armed robbery) whatever he needed. He had a little bit of water, food, and gasoline stored up for the short term as well.

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