Ugg this is the truth lol.
All of it.
Anything less is simply reckless endangerment of your loved ones from an abject lack of prepping.
What I used to do was rather like dollar cost averaging investing, that is I would just buy two or three boxes whenever at the lgs regardless of prices for that week. Fairly soon it was a challenge storing it.
Yeah it adds up fast when you are carrying it up the stairs!
The only thing I stack very deep is 22. Everything else I tend to keep enough for a year, BUT I make sure in case a panic ensues that I have a vast amount of reloading components in every caliber.
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I keep a substantial amount of loaded ammo for all the calibers in the vault. My real backup is reloading. I keep dies for everything I shoot along with all the components needed to reload many rounds if needed.
After reading LDD’s - Panic at the Gunstore - several times, which is still a stickie at the top of the Mason’s gun section (this section) - I did the following based on his recommendations:
1 - Identify what you (not what anyone else) needs/wants related to ammo so that when the next “scare” occurs you do not have the feeling that you do not have enough and as a knee jerk reaction you pay elevated prices for what you could have purchased before the panic.....
2 - Identify your budget - even if this is a range and a weekly/monthly goal...
3 - Stick to you plan.....I wrote mine down and marked off each item as I completed what I identified I needed/wanted....
4 - Replace what you shoot after you get to your planned goals...This is a key success factor that makes you feel comfortable and will allow you to shoot when you can and as much as you want....
5 - When the next “panic” occurs and you do not react - you have what you need.....
My 2-cents worth......Mark
And a +10 bag of holding to carry all that around. ;-)
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The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
Interesting link on cost analysis of CA ammo background chk. If this happened in Florida, I’d go ballistic as would many others!
Wales: "You a bounty hunter?"
B.H.: "A man's got to do something for a living."
Wales: "Dying ain't much of a living, boy."
It depends on how much you shoot. But I would say 2 years worth of ammo per gun (whatever that amounts to for your usage). 3 might be even better, but I'd be happy with 2 years worth. X amount of rounds doesn't work for me, because I have 1 .357 mag that I put 2-300 rounds a year through, but might go through 1000 rounds a year of .45 and even more .22 and 9mm...….
learned on this board years ago the axiom:
shoot one box - buy two boxes
that has worked well
and consider a gun is worthless without ammo and plan accordingly (next election cycle, etc...)
most people probably have TOO MANY guns and TOO LITTLE ammo
Proverbs 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Enough that its written up as a large enough arsenal to outfit a combat unit for 12 monthsafter I die and the news people find it...
COuple Thousand rounds of 22, picked it up before the last shortage, couple thousand of 9mm, need to add more, same for 556 and 7.62
"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Winston Churchill
I resemble that remark!
I don't know exactly how many AR's I've got but I only shoot a couple of them occasionally, they've all been sighted in and function checked but little else, I keep thinking I'll get back into shooting Service Rifle matches but our new director will have a Grand match one month and a bolt rifle the next month and something else the month after that ... I don't care that he has these other matches but would prefer a regular Service Rifle match ... in which you could use any rifle as long as it has meets service rifle criteria ...
... now I'm getting off track ... sorry [/rant]
I keep a couple 1K cases of everything I shoot on hand at all times ... besides a thousand rounds of loaded components which is typically what I shoot so I don't get into my "factory ammo stash" ... besides I find myself shooting sub-sonic 9mm and 300AC more often now and sub-sonic factory ammo is more expensive than any bulk ... except for 22LR, which I buy a bulk pack or several boxes of Mini-Mags or Super "x" when they have it ... I quit counting at 20K, hopefully that'll be enough for my retirement and the grandkids
If you really want something you'll find a way ...
... if you don't you'll find an excuse.
I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either
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