How much ammo do you need?

How much ammo do you need? I have about like 70 rounds in total in my house (2 boxes of 12 gauge one half shot box which makes like 30 shells) and 40 rounds of 38 special, should I get more?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    get a lot. not because muh boogaloo, but because any time anything happens, ammo prices spike and you'll have no options to buy cheap ammo, so having a few thousand will keep your guns fed until prices settle. also buying in bulk usually gets you better prices or at least free shipping if you buy online.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      basically this. I got 2k in the basement unopened from UPS and maybe 200-300 ready for the next time I make it to the range.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a good time to buy ammo unless you're buying 9mm or 22LR. Everything else is ridiculously overpriced right now.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        get a lot. not because muh boogaloo, but because any time anything happens, ammo prices spike and you'll have no options to buy cheap ammo, so having a few thousand will keep your guns fed until prices settle. also buying in bulk usually gets you better prices or at least free shipping if you buy online.

        It will only get worse price-wise for everything, so the best time to buy ammo is always yesterday, and the second best time is today

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To be tbh copper, tin, zinc and lead prices will go up for the foreseeable future. Copper because of ever increasing demand, the rest because mining them is hazardous for health and environment and their supply is not secured for the future. I wouldn't worry about being overstocked

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you don't need any ammunition at all unless you're a subsistence hunter. that's not you so guns are just for you and you can rest easy buying whatever and however many you want.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      post your gun

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like made up commie garbage that loses the plot at the end.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. I’d like to have at least a thousand for each gun because ammo tends to get more expensive over time, especially during times of civil unrest and around elections. That being said I have nowhere near that currently.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As much as I can afford to buy. It’s just range ammo but I have a lot.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1000 minimum
    might sound crazy until you realize a few boxes of 9mm alone will achieve that instantly, disregarding any other ammo type on top of that
    i believe having a good 22lr with at least a thousand rounds on standby is good practice for anything in life; same with a good shotgun & 1000rd of buckshot
    if you live in even a semi-rural community, if hard times come, this will get food on your plate guaranteed, and hopefully outlast the situation
    and if you're in a urban area, thats a lot of naggers you could kill when they try eating you once popeyes closes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >How much ammo do you need?
      Realistically speaking...
      For shotguns, id say get 100 shells of varying types. 40 shells of target load, then the other 60 will be a mix of shot for rabbit, turkey, 00 buck, slugs etc...
      For pistols id say at least 200 rds, 50 being hollowpoints
      For rifles, it depends on the action. For bolt/lever do 100rds, 20-40 of which being soft point for hunting. For semi automatic rifles, have around 400rds on hand

      >1000 minimum
      >might sound crazy
      Not to me it doesnt

      I dunno, something around 10k, plus several thousand of reloading, plus a bunch of black powder and lead for muzzle loading, plus shit to make black powder with.

      >10k
      Thats a better number

      Also aside from "muh shtf" larp ammo is a legitimate currency and holds value if stored right

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Also aside from "muh shtf" larp ammo is a legitimate currency and holds value if stored right
        that's retarded, I just hate being assblasted by every panic

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I dunno, something around 10k, plus several thousand of reloading, plus a bunch of black powder and lead for muzzle loading, plus shit to make black powder with.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have about 500 rounds of 22lr, 38spl and 308 in varieties that I tested and ended up not liking. I should just shoot it all at cans or something. Too bad I have no friends to invite to the range.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You should definitely buy more. I can't tell you how much is enough, but recently I had the realization that I should stop buying more guns and start buying more and more ammo for the guns I do have. My goal is to have 1k each for my two shotguns, 1k each for my two handguns, and 2k each for my two rifles. 22lr is a different story though, I can't even tell yoh how many thousands of rounds i have for my 22lr. There's ammo cans filled to the brim with various 22 ammo varieties throughout my house. Since I waas 18 ever time I got to the store I buy a pack of 50 or 100. No reason not to have a metric fuckton of 22lr ammo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve been buying .22 for years here and there also for years. I probably have over 30k

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's just so cheap and plentiful. If SHTF all I'm bringing with me is my 10/22 because i can pretty easily carry 1k+ rounds, and chances are you can find at least one box of 22lr in like 75% of American homes. SHTF is a larp though and in reality 22lr is just very useful and fun so no reason not to have a lot of it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >SHTF all I'm bringing with me is my 10/22 because i can pretty easily carry 1k+ rounds,
          how many of those are duds or light primer strikes? your rimfire is only useless for small game hunting, in SHTF you want as many centerfire cartridges as you can get my guy....

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have 2k rds of .22 and realized immediately that if I had just two spare 25rd mags I could fire off the entire 2k rounds by myself in a single Saturday at the range. Fairly certain I could sustain ~1,000rds in 2.5 hours if I was dedicated to getting as much volume down range as possible. Oh my poor fucking fingers.

            >need
            Who cares
            >how much?
            At a minimum I think you should hold onto a "combat load" for every caliber you own. Purely for LARP purposes. In reality you could load a pistol or shotgun and LIKELY never fire it in defense in your entire life.
            I used to shoot 800rds of .223 and 5.56 a year and about 250 of .22 every range trip.

            Depends on the rifle and the ammo.
            I tried federal automatch and got on average 5 FTFs (feed or fire, either) for every 100. Junk.
            CCI minimags have had between 0 and 1 FTF per 300. Good, and quite clean.
            Aguila SUPER EXTRA! high velocity also had between 0 and 1 per 300. Good, though also very dirty ammo.

            But then it's a .22lr, so if you've been shooting for a while without cleaning the gunk out any gun with any ammo is bound to get jams or light strikes after long enough.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            1.) I buy quality 22lr ammo. I shot probably 2k rounds of 22lr last year and you know how many duds/light strikes I had? Four. You know how long it takes to clear a malf on a 10/22? About 2 seconds.
            2.) If SHTF there is no ambulance coming, no hospital to go to, no doctor to save you. If I plug somebody with 8 CCI stingers center mass faster than they realize what's happening, they're going down. Might not die right away, but they're gonna be incapacitated, and they're gonna die. Even one hit with a 22lr is gonna deter anybody with any level of self-preservation. Hell, simply being shot at is enough to cause anybody in with any interest in survival to run or hit the ground.
            >inb4 armor
            Easy to spot - just aim for bell/groin/legs/head
            3.) In SHTF I'm avoidin contact with anybody and everybody until I get to where I'm going
            4.) Again, can carry vastly more 22lr ammo than any centerfire cartridge
            5.) SHTF is a larp

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >>inb4 armor
              >Easy to spot - just aim for bell/groin/legs/head
              >3.) In SHTF I'm avoidin contact with anybody and everybody until I get to where I'm going
              >4.) Again, can carry vastly more 22lr ammo than any centerfire cartridge
              >5.) SHTF is a larp
              lmao you're assuming you aren't gonna get clapped by someone with a 6.5 creedmoor and laser rangefinder or someone with an AR with an LPVO with armor that has as much 5.56 as you have 22LR...

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're imagining a John Wick/Purge fantasy world where people are going out of their way to kill each other left and right. Most people will keep to themselves, defend their homes/families, and try to stay out of trouble& danger. Only the nogs, militant liberals, white trash, and Rittenhouse-style fags will be actively fighting each other in the streets and sniping one another; it'll lead to a sort of mutually assured destruction of the most violent types.
                In reality you and your tricked out AR and heavy 6.5 and larp gear/armor are gonna get domed by a redneck with an old 30-30 for trespassing or cut in half by some old man's 12 gauge while you're scouting out his farm for supplies.
                But luckily we don't have to worry about it because, say it with me kids, SHTF is a larp

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >someone with a 6.5 creedmoor and laser rangefinder or someone with an AR with an LPVO with armor
                this person is most likely to be white and therefor not one of the roaming diversity packs that's looting and raping everything; therefor an ally

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            works on my machine

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. If you hunt once a year youre fine. If you want to teach your daughter how to shoot your sister, get your wife more into shooting and shoot competitively yourself you probably need a bit more.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Anything bless than quadruple digit ammo count
    What in the actual fuck are you doing, OP? Proper number of ammo and/or mags is always n+1

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mags are the real question. I have a dozen speedloaders for my .38 which I feel is adequate, but only 4 mags for my 1911 and desparately feel like I need more

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Half dozen is the absolute minimum acceptable, especially for something low-cap like an 1911

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For what purpose? A firefight?

    I discussed it with my brother in Christ who frames it in terms of magazines, he was 11b in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some took as many as ten 30 round magazines into battle, or just six or seven. A lot of it was wasted in suppressive fire and unloading in general directions.

    A guerrilla sniper has to value economy of ammunition. That is the nature of long range precision shooting, and those .308 / 7.62x51 AP rounds are not cheap. Even standard ammunition for training is a cost to account for. One shot, one kill, no luck, just skill. Like Marine scout snipers.

    Consider the automatic rifleman in an anxious panic under a night ambush deep in the mountain forests of Appalachia, unloading his belt fed with thermal optics into the surrounding forest. In contrast, consider the calm, cool, collected guerrilla sniper taking down targets one-by-one like a casual chore in his familiar home territory.

    Who is in a position of psychological dominance, and who is being dominated psychologically?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, what the fuck are you talking about

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >suppressive fire
      >wasted ammo
      Fucking pick one.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >workhorse
    1000 rounds miscellaneous pedigree in reserve
    10 magazines’ worth of “ready reserve” ammo
    Each mag pouch in your rig filled with high quality FMJBT
    >marksman/scoped rifle
    300 rounds miscellaneous pedigree ammo
    200 rounds high-quality FMJBT/match (ideally from one batch) of calibration/sighting/combat ammo, each round fired entered in a rifle databook for dispersion, etc.
    >handgun
    1000 rounds varying from dogshit steel crap to good brass
    300 rounds of preferred self defense ammo

    If I ever drop below this, I buy more

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can never have too much ammo. The more the better.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I try to keep at least 1k of all my types of ammo.

    Unfortunately, I had a buddy visit, and we burned a bunch of 223 just before the prices shot up.

    Still got 22 and 9mm inc and a bunch of carry ammo so it's not a problem for a bit.

    But you should be keeping an eye on prices to get stuff when you can.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As much as you can afford and have the ability to store.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    about t'ree fiddy

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What even is a shtf scenario today?
    What constitutes an absolute collapse of core functioning systems society runs on?
    Only thing that comes to mind is global MAD.

    Less unrealistically, what like all banks get hacked and wiped and/or power goes out on a very large scale for more than a week?
    At least in this country it seems almost everyone is so fucking fat they can afford to not eat for three to six months.
    Who is really your enemy? Your entire block goes mad max for no discernible gain or longevity? Can't take a piss without a 50/50 shot of all of the maurading pirate gangs busting down the door?

    Stock cheap ammo when it is cheap because you enjoy the skill of shooting. Ammo and guns are a good store of value and, if these fear fantasies really do motivate you, a barter and alliance tool.

    A couple magdumps cost more than most people make in an hour, prices are only going to go up. It ain't gold or stocks but you won't lose cash from it either.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SHTF is when I suddenly become a competent warfighter and all my wet dreams come true.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed
      I'd stock up a little just in case they eventually pass federal background checks on ammunition or in your state
      Most people won't shoot 1k rounds in their gun, ever

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >A basic ammo stash, all kept in original boxes, inside of metal ammo cans.
    2x.50cans for 350rds 12ga (175x2) (~23lbs/can) (~$200/can)
    2x.30cans for 360rds .308 (180x2) (~13lbs/can) (~$270/can)
    2x.30cans for 1000rds 5.56(500x2) (~17lbs/can) (~$425/can)
    1x.30can for 400rds Handgun (~14lbs/can) (~$235/can)
    1x.30can for 1500rds .22lr (~15lbs/can) (~$225/can)
    >------------(3610rds/total)----------------(~$2250/total)
    >Note: i'm avoiding .50cans for most calibers due to excessive weight (they end up weighing about twice as much), i made an exception for 12ga mostly because its so bulky, and the boxes dont fit nice in a .30.
    >Note: You may be able to fit more or less in the cans depending on the dimensions of your ammo's packaging. aswell some of these cans will have some wasted space you could fit some loose/bagged/clipped ammo into.
    Toss a dessicant pack in to each can to control moisture. Lube up your gaskets with silicone so they dont dry out. Do not stack too much weight on top of the cans because it can damage the gaskets.
    (sorry $ are in cad so ignore that)

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've got
    >Over 4k of .22
    >Over 3k each of 5.56 and 9mm
    >Over 1k each of 6.5 CM, .380 and .308
    >About 500 of various 12ga
    >100-500 each for all the rest; 45-70, 30-06,7.62×39, .357, .38
    I've also got an emergency supply at my mother's containing about 1k of .22, 300 of 5.56, 200 each of .380, 9mm and 6.5 CM, and 20-80 each of 12g, 45-70 and .38. The most likely emergency being that I want to go shooting after work and going home first will add 20 minutes to the journey.
    Got some more ammo buried about by a friend's cabin. About 2k of .22 and a few hundred of various other rounds.

    Store it right and it'll last forever, and it's not like the stuff gets any cheaper so if you can then stack it deep my friend.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    (with defensive ammo)
    for self defense
    full AR mag
    full tube for shotty
    1-2 mags for pistol
    for not having to spend $1+ per round on 5.56 and 9mm whenever a ban scare happens I'd say like (with practice ammo) 1000+ depending on how often you practice and if this is your hobby

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Right now I probably have about 100 rounds of .357 magnum, 100 rounds of .38 special and about 20 boxes of all kinds of 9mm ammo - some are full, some are not - but I'd say there's probably 700-800 rounds in there in total.
    I think this is more or less enough, it's not too much and not too little as well. If I have to suddenly pack up and leave, I can carry a lot and not feel too bad about leaving very much behind, which I think would not be the case if I had thousands upon thousands of rounds that I could never carry with me.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure if above anons are newguns or not.
    At least 100k rounds.
    Broke the ceiling joists in my house from the weight. Thought I spread it out pretty good though.
    Dunno.

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