How much ammo do you keep on hand, revisited (MERGED)

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    30% jhp (carry ammo) - Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. +P
    70% fmj (target/ball ammo) - WWB 115 gr. (will do just fine in a shtf situation)
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    Some might think I have a lot, but I don't have near enough. Sure Marines carry 300 rounds on patrol (which is generous BTW - its more like 196), but they can call for support, and can get resupplied. I don't count on being able to do those things if I ever end up needing my personally owned weapons for anything involving life and death, so I'm in the "better safe than sorry" crowd I guess. I don't have very much ammo though - maybe 5,000 rounds or so not including rimfire.

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    All I can afford, I reload and buy factory ammo, too. I try to keep the inventory up, but I also love to shoot, so it goes away pretty fast.
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    All of the ammo i reload gets HPs (pistol) or SPs (rifle). Just in case, you know. It's only a fraction of a cent more per round over the cost of ball.

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    Approximately 3,000 rounds of various calibers. Honestly with todays climate in D.C. it should be 300,000.
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    Approaching 300,000. Thank goodness for the brown-truck-of-joy.
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    About 8,000 rounds. I have alot of guns and guns are worthless without ammo. I would say 20% is defense. and 550 rounds of that is 00 buck for my shotguns, because if shtf, that would be most useful. but seriously I bought it for $75-$80 for 250 round cases at Sport Guide a year or so ago when it was on sale and now it is over $125. I also bought alot of M855 for the AR a couple years back from the same place at a great deal. About 1/2 of what it cost now.
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    Enough to keep my family as safe as I can untill I get to the reloading bench again.

    About 3,000 rounds of .45 ACP. 20,000 of .22 rimfire, 2000 of .38 special +P, 500 or so of .308,same of .243, God only knows the number of 12ga shells I own. My real stash is in reloading supplies.

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    More than enough! I hate the thought of a gun with no ammo So far several thousand rounds each for pistol and carbine. Several hundred for each of my "specialty" weapons.
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    Usually about 500 - 800rnds of Walmart "white-box" for target shooting. And somewhere's around 100rnds of Federal Hydra-Shok Low Recoil split between - 135grn JHP -9mm & 90grn JHP - .380Auto for home defense & CCW's

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    Commercial ammo I have I guess two or three full magazines for each weapon. Reloading supplies I guess I have either loaded or components for another thousand 9mm probably 500 .45 acp 200 .308 and 500 .223. I also have a few boxes of various loads for the shotty.
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    How much?

    Let's see, without a fire permit we CAN have....

    (a) Small Arms Ammunition

    1. Not more than 10,000 rounds of rim fire ammunition.

    2. Not more than 10,000 rounds of center fire ammunition.

    3. Not more than 5,000 rounds of shotgun ammunition.

    (b) Small Arms Ammunition Primers

    1. Not more than 1,000 caps or other small arms primers.

    (c) Smokeless Propellants

    1. Not more than 16 pounds.

    2. Persons under 18 years of age may not keep or store Smokeless Propellants.

    3. Not more than two pounds of such propellant shall be stored in a multiple family dwelling or a building of public access.

    (d) Black Powder

    1. Not more than two pounds.

    2. Persons under 18 years of age may not keep or store black powder.

    (e) Exempt quantities of small arms ammunition, primers, smokeless propellants and black powder shall be stored in original containers and such containers shall be stored in a locked cabinet, closet or box when not in use.

    (f) Special industrial explosive devices when in quantities of less than 50 pounds net weight of explosives.
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    Most of my ammo is target ammo... about 2500 - 3000 rounds.

    I have about 200 rounds of SD ammo but mostly because I like to try different brands rather than thinking I need that much.
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