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Old 05-15-2017, 05:15 PM
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What is your Ammo supply ?????

Not sure if I'm about to get on to the "Watch List" but my in inventory is growing.
With supply of ammo predicted on the "News of the day", the political climate, etc......
I find myself taking advantage of relaxed prices and availability. Not to mention the free shipping offered by many dealers.
Is 4000 rounds of 45 & 9mm (combined) excessive??
When I get a little extra $$ I order more...
Is that NUTZ ??? (Btw looks great in the cabinet)
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:25 PM
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Not at all. Many of us have 4000 or more PER caliber
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:27 PM
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I'm like 2000 rounds
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:30 PM
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It is a lot but not what I would call excessive. Depending on how much you shoot it may not be all that much. I have never thought to myself, "Gee I wish I had less ammo."
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:02 PM
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Got enough to keep me going and then some. The wife keeps asking don't you have enough, my answer you never have enough.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:56 PM
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Depending on how much you shoot it may not be all that much.

^^^this^^^

Having been thru a couple "moonpie madness" panic shortages where supply demand takes a year or more to fully recover , I like to have 3 years supply on hand for my average yearly shooting needs/wants .

In some calibers, that's not much ammo, in other calibers, it might scare the kiddies if they saw it

having "too much" ammo are at some of the estate sales I've been privy to.
Where the widow is selling a whole basement full of pallets, boxes and crates of ammo that date from a couple years old to 40 and more ...all for pennies on the dollar .

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Old 05-15-2017, 08:20 PM
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one can never have to much ammo, however practicable storage could becomes an issue.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:26 PM
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I know a guy who bought a full pallet of .223 ammo so I think you are good. You can never have too much specially if you live in California.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:34 PM
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I bought almost enough to get through a four year period just before the election..
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:55 PM
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one can never have to much ammo, however practicable storage could becomes an issue.
I agree, as long as it's stored sensibly who cares how much you have? I did however once see a picture online of some guy's walk-in closet, and he had cases of ammo sitting on the particle board shelves above his shirts and pants. I guess he wasn't too worried about those shelves collapsing one day and dropping cases of ammo on his head.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:21 PM
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It's hell if you travel by boat. If you visit the Bahamas, you are required to declare every round.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:50 PM
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I try to keep at least a box or two around.

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Old 05-16-2017, 12:46 AM
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That's not much honestly, I have well........a large number to say the least.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:11 AM
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I look at ammo like fuel for your vehicles, equipment, etc. If you shoot it periodically, you're going to use it eventually.

There's no such thing as too much until it becomes a news story. "A cache of 700 rounds of ammunition was found in the home of the offender."
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:10 AM
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I like having three hundred rounds of good factory fresh ammo on hand.
.22 LR target ammo and 12 gauge trap loads excepted.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:03 AM
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I couldn't sleep if I had as little ammo as many of You feel is adequate.

It doesn't eat, it doesn't spoil. Stack it high.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:48 AM
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In this age of Trump we have the opportunity to continue to buy arms and ammo, at least at relaxed prices and better inventories. However, pendulums swing. I just want to be well supplied for when the Dems return. They will certainly come with 2A vengeance.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:27 PM
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Its in good supply now and prices are reasonable. It doesn't take much to make the Pendulum swing and the mood to change. Then Panic buying sets in.
How much.......well it depends on how much you shoot, I shoot probably 100 rds of .45 and 150 rds of 9mm a week. Sometimes I shoot my .22 also about 100 rds.
Ammo is constantly coming and going at my house.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:49 PM
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More than I can haul in my 1/2 ton pick up truck in one trip..... In other words, not enough....
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:39 PM
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Many years ago, when the internet was new, somebody on rec.guns took a survey. The average was 7k rounds with the big boys having 10 and 20 times that much.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:39 PM
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When I'm down to 500 rounds or so of any caliber, I reorder. I shoot about 200 rounds per range trip, and I try to go once or twice a week, so that gives me plenty of time to get a new shipment of ammo before I run out. I order 2,000 rounds or so at a time. I don't order more just because it's a pain to deal with that much ammo at any one time (lifting and carrying the boxes, making room to store them, etc.).
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:53 PM
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Small boxes are 1,000 rounds. Big orders come on a pallet.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:26 PM
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It is kind of funny.

My experience has been generally that the people with a small stash will tend to exaggerate what they have. While the people with big stashes tend to be quiet about what they have.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:07 PM
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We almost always get a box or two of something every time we hit Wally World, so 2 or 3 trips per week, times 2 or 3 boxes, times 52 weeks, then add in auctions and gun shows and....yeah.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:19 PM
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It sounds like a good start!
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