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How much per caliber?

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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How much per caliber?

I have been kicking the topic around with my friends here. How many boxes of ammo should one keep in the safe per caliber? I currently have around 3 boxes per caliber, with the exception of 45acp which I have just short ok 1k. I would love to have 5 boxes per caliber, but I am approaching 15 different calibers so my funds are getting stretched a lot. Just wondering how much you guys have.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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i usually keep a good 1500 rounds of target ammo and 500 rounds of self defense ammo
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If you have to ask, you don't have enough.
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If you have to ask, you don't have enough.
Agreed, I look for some type of restrictions on ammo it they can't get a weapons ban through Congress. Probably through Executive order. Buy them as often as you can because they may not be available if BO and crew can swing it.
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I have been kicking the topic around with my friends here. How many boxes of ammo should one keep in the safe per caliber? I currently have around 3 boxes per caliber, with the exception of 45acp which I have just short ok 1k. I would love to have 5 boxes per caliber, but I am approaching 15 different calibers so my funds are getting stretched a lot. Just wondering how much you guys have.
Sounds like you like to have alot of different caliber guns. Do you shoot them all on a regular basis? I would pick your top three or so and have target and sd ammo for these. The ones you dont shoot regularly just have a few boxes of sd ammo. For me I have reduced my go to guns to 4. They run 9/40/45 for pistol and 223/556/22lr for rifle. I try to keep 200 to 500 ea for sd and 1k to 2k for pratice.
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Right now things are tough. I have 500 rounds of target and 150 sd rounds for my .45. I have only fifty 00 shells for my 870, but I don't think shotgun shells will be going up a whole bunch. My lcr needs some love as I only have 100 .357 and 60 .38 +p for it.


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I buy my carry ammo whenever I see some. I reload my practice ammo.
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I buy my carry ammo whenever I see some. I reload my practice ammo.
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I wanted to start reloading .223 but it's impossible to find bullets in stock. I have enough supplies for about 3000 9mm, but these are practice rounds.
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I have been kicking the topic around with my friends here. How many boxes of ammo should one keep in the safe per caliber? I currently have around 3 boxes per caliber, with the exception of 45acp which I have just short ok 1k. I would love to have 5 boxes per caliber, but I am approaching 15 different calibers so my funds are getting stretched a lot. Just wondering how much you guys have.
I don't have room in my safe for ammo, its full of guns!

I reload for all my guns and keep thousands of rounds on hand for the ones i use a lot.

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