I buy WWB or S&B whatever I can get in bulk and is cheap.
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When you buy ammo to save for a rainy day, do you buy the good stuff like Corbon, Gold Dot etc... or target stuff like WWB or is there something else more suitable?
I was thinking about getting 1000 rds for each firearm, and just storing it in case it ever becomes hard to get.
I buy WWB or S&B whatever I can get in bulk and is cheap.
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In the past I'd found very good online deals buying CCI Blazer Brass, but lately I've found WWB at Walmart to be the best deals. My last buy was about 400 9mm WWB.
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and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
Brand? Hmmmm .......
Right now much of my ''stock'' is P95 manufacture! Particularly .38/.357, .223, and larger stuff.
Otherwise, 9mm is WWB or American Eagle for practice ..... WWB for .45 acp. 7.62x39 is Wolf, and 8mm, 7.62x54R and .303 is milsurp. .308 is mainly Aus' but some Portugese still remains.
I was lucky at a gunshow coupla years ago to secure a 1,000 124 GD's +P - so am still well covered for carry ammo as I use only small amounts for practice when needed.
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I keep some stockpiled JHP or premium stuff and store it with some spare magazines for my most frequently carried CCWs. In addition to the good stuff, I keep just whatever happens to be good and cheap. For example, I have some MTM 50 round boxes stored ful of TAP or Gold Dot 9mm and store them with 3 15 round Glock 19 magazines each. Lets me grab and go quick for my 19 or my girlfriend's 26. 50 rounds of .45 and six 8 round 1911 magazines does the same thing. Everything else is just stored in old ammo cans.
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I am my own manufacturer when it comes to "stash" ammo. With 3,000 rounds of 9mm and 2500 rounds of .223 (at last count) I think I am close to a "comfortable amount". I will put my ammo against any commercial ammo currently on the market for accuracy and effectiveness. I take the time to do it right, not just "fill boxes for shipment".
As for "Freshness", I shoot at least 1,000 rounds of 9mm and 500 rounds of .223 each month and reload as necessary. Nothing like rotating your stock.
""If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying, I either won't need more or, more won't help me.""
I stockpile 200 gr. 44-40 cast lead and jsp, 158 gr .357 cast lead and jsp, 240 gr .44 mag jsp and cast lead, 230 gr .45 fmj, 90 or 105 gr 9mm/.380 fmj, various caliber speer gold dot jhp, a few pounds of powder, and a few thousand primers in various sizes these will become my own "house brand" of ammo like P95
a thousand or so .22 long rifle in various brands, a few hundred rifle rounds in .270, 30.06, 32 win special, and 35 remmington of different brands and I try to keep a thousand or so 7.62x39 of wolf ammo.
I haven't bought shotgun ammo in such a long time I don't even know what I have of it. But somewhere is a couple of cases of 16 gauge and various boxes of 20 and 12 gauge don't remember who the maker is.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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brand depends on the caliber, but I usually go cheap and in-bulk, but not bottom of the barrel (ie, no Wolf).
.223 - Remington UMC or Monarch
.308 - Federal American Eagle, Remington UMC, Monarch
.40/.45 - Remington Green-Box for JHP, Winchester White-Box for target ammo
.22LR - Federal Bulk or Remington Golden Bullet
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Armature, couple of K of wolfs for plinking when I do not want to pick up the Mt's then quite a few more but mostly reloads for the serious stuff like hunting and precision target. CCW I only use commercial stuff and no where as many rounds due to the fact the stuff is close to a buck a round.
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Wolf .223 and WWB .40 S&W. Buy it cheap and stack it deep!
80% - WWB FMJ
20% - Speer Gold Dot +p GDHP
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I only stockpile target ammo. More "bang" for the buck!
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I have stock piles of Ranger T and HST for pistol. Hornady TAP for Rifle.
I got a good price on Georgia Arms 357SIG FMJ and GD, and stocked up. It shoots a little hotter than Speer, but, at the price, I couldn't resist. Mmm....I'm looking forward to using it up.
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