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Old 03-11-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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ammo stockpile

How big is your ammo stockpile? Why are you stockpiling?

I have over 1000 rds of 9mm, over 750 rds of .223/5.56

I'm trying to start a stockpile, basically for availability to shoot whenever I want. I suppose there is a sense of "security" too, the US government buying 2.1 billion rounds makes me really wonder, and I've never bought into any conspiracy theories before.

Just trying to get a feel for what a "solid" stockpile number is, or maybe a "typical" supply is.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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I wouldn't have any less than 1-3k per caliber on hand

Nows a bad time to stock up unless you find a good deal.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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I do not own a single gun or bullet anymore.

If I were to advise someone, I would say the following:

1000 9mm
1000 .45
1000 .223
1000 7.62x39
1000 Your Choice
5000 .22LR

That is 10,000 rounds total.

I would put that away in lock box or separate safe or whatever, and buy separate ammo to shoot.

Each time you go to to the range, you buy an extra box of for each box you shoot.
A decent range only marks up ammo $1-$3 per box.
Supporting a local company is worth the mark up.
It is convenient and you will build a long term relationship with the shop.
Your wallet wont take such a hit and you will never have to worry about ammo.
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I wouldn't post how much ammunition that I have on hand. My tinfoil hat tells me that it would put me on a watch list.
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I wouldn't post how much ammunition that I have on hand. My tinfoil hat tells me that it would put me on a watch list.
I lined my gun storage cases in foil too!! You can't b too careful...they're everywhere

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #6
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Each time you go to to the range, you buy an extra box of for each box you shoot.
A decent range only marks up ammo $1-$3 per box.
I don't really understand that. I buy in bulk to reduce my shooting costs.

I bought Aguila 9mm for $10/box of 50
every range i've been to in the chicagoland area charges no less than $16+/box.
Now i've seen Aguila at $12/box, still much better than any local range.

the discrepancy will only be worse in this post-sandyhook panic buying era.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:32 PM   #8
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around 10k of mixed stuff mostly .223 and .45
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #9
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Op I have the same calibers more or less....

-2500 rounds 9mm target ammo, another 500 rounds of jhp
-800 rounds 223/556. Not thrilled at this number
-500 of 22, again not happy
-250 rounds of 12ga. Don't shoot shotgun often

I try to buy 1k increments, and follow the "shoot 100, buy 200" principal
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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I don't really understand that. I buy in bulk to reduce my shooting costs.

I bought Aguila 9mm for $10/box of 50
every range i've been to in the chicagoland area charges no less than $16+/box.
Now i've seen Aguila at $12/box, still much better than any local range.

the discrepancy will only be worse in this post-sandyhook panic buying era.
To each their own.

The idea is that you are constantly gathering more than you shoot without making major purchases. I have nothing against ordering 1000 rounds at a time, but if you always buy more than you shoot, you will never be short.

In addition, you build relationships. Maybe your ranges are different. Here the ranges are also gun stores.
Paying $2-$4 per box extra for ammo in your hands each type you shoot can help you down the road when you need a favor or want a good deal on a gun. I am not talking about buying 50 boxes of ammo at $4 extra per box. I am talking about buying 4 boxes when you are going to shoot 2 or 3.

It is just my opinion.
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I just sold 1000 rounds of xtac and 1000 rounds of pmc 9mm

I have:

~1700 rounds of 5.56 (Federal xm193 & pmc xtac)
500-600 rounds of 9mm
800-1000 rounds of .45
800-1000 rounds of TulAmmo 7.62x39
700-800 rounds of .380
~300-500 rounds of .22lr


I sold some of my stockpile because I plain refuse to shoot at these prices. I figured that if I'm not going to shoot, I might as well sell some. The 2000 rounds of xtac/9mm sold for $1100, which is a healthy profit and helps balance some of the other stuff I've bought. Also helps to pay some bills.
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What is this "ammo" you speak of?

Just under 15k rounds in the house right now, but that's across 12 calibers (counting .223 and 5.56 as the same).

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #13
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I've been super lucky to find stuff at normal price, i haven't bought anything at an inflated price (well not too inflated).

probably average about .23-.25 per 9mm and about .40-.45 per .223.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #14
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I've got enough to be comfortable.

Should I have to leave town on foot, realistically I'd only take the 5.56, .45, and .22 with me. And I've already got more of all that than I could reasonably carry on top of everything else I'd have in a ruck.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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I am good. I have to be cautious on my range ammo...but my self defense rounds are good.

If you suck at shooting, buy range ammo to get better.

If you are good with your weapons, you know the loads you need, the ones your gun will feed, and that is all

Right now, shooting at the range is a problem for me, getting ammo I can find and shoot for practice.

I do tend to rotate my mags and defense ammo though, but less now since it is hard to find. I just rotate the mags.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:51 AM   #16
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supply needs to return and prices drop before I spend on cases. Right now almost all the places I've looked that I'm willing to buy from are limiting to boxes, not cases like before.
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