How much is enough?

How much is enough?

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  • 501-1000

    18 24.66%
  • 1000-5000

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    How much is enough?

    Given the current shortage of ammunition and the uncertain political climate, and thinking about each pistol and rifle you own, on average how many rounds of ammo do you ideally want to keep on hand for practice, carry and EOTW scenarios? If commenting, is this more, the same, or fewer rounds than you've kept in the past?
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    For me, I used to keep 501-1000. I am looking to keep more now.
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    How much is enough?

    I keep 2500+ rounds on hand for each caliber, and I am not happy with my inventory. I may start to reload as a result.
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    A man never has enough bullets....No one knows why!!

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    Depends on the gun. I'd prefer to have 5000 rounds of 5.56 and 7.62x39 on hand, but I don't think I'd need quite as much .30-30 or .357.
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    I try to keep a minimum of 2k rounds per caliber, just enough to last should I not be able to find it for a while.
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    I have 'enough' for all my firearms.
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    I'm very glad that I have enough on reserve that I can go all of 2013 without buying a single round and still be able to go shooting when I want to.

    If things stay tight, Santa might bring me a reloading press this year.

    I was also pondering black powder guns in the latest issue of Cabela's catalog.
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    At Least 2000 per caliber is what makes me sleep at night
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I have 'enough' for all my firearms.
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    what he said !
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    Why not have enough ammo to see the particular firearm through it's life cycle.
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    I don't count it, I just stack it up.
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    I have 32 surplus .50 caliber ammo cans that I store my ammo in that Ihave collected over the past thirty years or so and should be enough to meet its intended purpose. I fall into the 1000 to 5000 range. The required storage space is a major problem, not for me, but for my wife. She wants it moved into the garage, but that will only happen when she moves her shoes into the garage. LOL.
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    I would like to keep a lot on hand however in my case only my Personal Protection ammo (20 per box) remains the same. I enjoy shooting very much so I go to the range as often as I can and fire several box's (50 per box) each time. So I don't want to caught short on ammo if ammo shortages become common place.

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    I keep 1000-2500 for each caliber and enough reloading supplies to make another 1000-2000 for each.

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