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Round Count for SHTF

This is a discussion on Round Count for SHTF within the SHTF/Survival&Disaster Preparedness forums, part of the Use and Training category; Just wondering what you guys think would be a good amount of ammo to have on hand for SHTF situations. Carrying the extra weight of ...


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Old 02-29-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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Round Count for SHTF

Just wondering what you guys think would be a good amount of ammo to have on hand for SHTF situations.

Carrying the extra weight of ammo could be a bad thing but you would not want to run out?

what do you guys think? I would run my .223 and .40 s&w. Both pretty light ammo.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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Personally I believe when it comes to ammo you should buy it always in quantity as you get the best deal. Keeping a shtf amount really is not something you can account for. I am in grunt the USMC. We are issued 6 mags. If you need more than 180 rounds your in a bad situation for a mission. To be honest if your shooting more than 2 mags your in a bad situation.

If your talking PAW...if you have a FOB than you want as much as possible. There is no limiting amount. Seriously...load up as you can.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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In storage, if I'm bugging in, I have 2500 .45, 2000 5.56/.223, 600 9mm, 500 .40S&W, 5000 .22, and 150 410GA. If I had to bug, I'd probably carry 1000 .22 and my 94, 92F with 6 magazines + 250rds, and my AR with 12 mags+ 500 rds.

However, if I'm on foot, it's 500rds of .22 w/94, 92f with 3 mags, and AR w 7 mags and 210rds. If I have to use all that ammo, well, I'm in something deep. The sidearm might change as I become more operator with my FNP. I just know the 92/AR so well from being military.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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Thousands upon thousands of rounds are only needed if you want to do plenty of post SHTF target practice, or are a big fan of covering fire.
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or are a big fan of covering fire.
Or accuracy in numbers
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I try and keep on hand 1000 rounds for most of my weapons. That dosnt mean I could take that if I had to bug out..but makes me feel better knowing I have if need be.
IN some cases thats easier than others 1000 22,s no problem..1000 12 gauge no thats a little tougher..1000 9 mm easy..1000 7.62,s not as easy..
keep what makes you feel safe.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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Some guy told me 2000 rounds PER weapon is what u need...
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It depends really. You can't travel with much at all if you are bugging out on foot so make sure you have some in more than one location.

Other than that I stock up just to weather periods of low supply (and hence super high prices) like after the election of 2008 and now though no one is talking about it by September this year you won't be able to buy any ammo or AR rifles again for 6 months as idiots freak out over the next election!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #9
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If your bugging in as much as possible right, and if traveling in a car as much as possible, traveling on foot as much as possible.
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1000 per caliber is a good start.
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