Ammo Types

Discussion in 'SHTF/Survival&Disaster Preparedness' started by 1Fighter7, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. 1Fighter7

    1Fighter7 XDTalk Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I am interseted to see what type of ammo everyone is stockpiling? Not the brand but ar you stockpiling FMJ, HP, etc?
     
  2. saltair

    saltair XDTalk 500 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    east coast
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Both, HP & CRITICAL DEFENSE for carry and FMJ (cheaper) for stockpiling. On long guns whatever the rifle likes best.
     
  3. Groo

    Groo XDTalk 10K Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    11,353
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Western U.P.
    Ratings:
    +36 / 0
    I picked up 1k of Russian 223 soft points. It runs fine, but my gun seams to be damaging the soft points when chambering (killing accuracy), so I am thinking of trying some M855.

    I stocked up on a couple of boxes of Remington core-locts for my 270. That should last me about a decade with the rate I go through it hunting.

    in pistol rounds, my stockpile is all FMJs and 1 small box of SD ammo, but its not that much of a stockpile.

    I've been thinking of getting a 22pistol and should be stocking up on 22lr ammo regardless, but I haven't yet. My stockpile is also devoid of 12gauge, but I don't really respect shotguns much.
     
  4. NogalHermit

    NogalHermit XDTalk Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Rockies
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    That all depends on what you are stockpiling ammo for? Are you stockpiling it for - just in case- or are you stockpiling it for a- TEOTWAWKI - type of event? One does not preclude the other, but in a long range planning sense, you have different variables that make you lean one way or the other for $$$ reasons or space reasons!
     
  5. HB of CJ

    HB of CJ XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +21 / 12
    Depends. Right now we are considering returning to the handloading-reloading hobby sooos components and powder make as much sense as complete ammo. Boxer primed reloadable ammo is what we get...the bullet type depending upon the usage and expense. Also considering going lead free to help the environment. HB of CJ (old coot)
     
  6. Groo

    Groo XDTalk 10K Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    11,353
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Western U.P.
    Ratings:
    +36 / 0
    Lead comes out of the ground, guns shoot it back into the ground. Where is the environment hurt?:confused:
     
  7. piercedmaineguy

    piercedmaineguy XDTalk Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I've been stashing away 9mm fmj (and the 3 mags of critical defense I keep for carry/just in case), .22lr jhp, and 12ga 00buck/assorted bird shot as I can. Which hasn't been a lot lately, but it's better than not having anything I feel.
     
  8. fitbmxseries1

    fitbmxseries1 XDTalk 100 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fond Du Lac, WI
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I was wondering today as i bought a few boxes od 5.56 should i keep buying quality ammo or should i buy bulk steel cased. Quality over quantity is what ive been sorta aiming at. But today i saw a box of 50 9mm on sale for 5.99$ i could be stocking up on alot more this way. And to keep on topic fmj 45 and hollow point 9mm. For my ar i keep hollow points in 10 already loaded magazines. Then fmj boattail stocked up like crazy.
     
  9. PistolEd

    PistolEd XDTalk 1K Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Iowa
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    The bulk ammo I've been getting has all been plain FMJ. I've got several hundred JHP/SD rounds for every caliber but the bulk is the cheaper ammo. It also goes quickly. A single range trip can use up several hundred rounds if some of the family comes along. I also test the ammo with all of the mags in each weapon before I'll buy a bunch.
     
  10. hamstersXDM

    hamstersXDM XDTalk 100 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Mostly FMJ. .22, 9mm and .45. About 2K each. HD only for 9mm.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
5.56 ammo for stockpiling
,
ammo type information
,

ammo types

,
ammo types in source
,
disaster preparedness shotgun ammo
,
shotgun ammo stockpiling
,
stockpiling ammo how much and what type
,
teotwawki gun ammo stockpile
,
type of ammo to stockpile
,
types of 5.56 ammo
,
types of ammo teotwawki
,

what ammo to stockpile

,
what kimds of shotgun shells shoulld i stockpile
,
what kind of ammo can you bring to the range
,

what kind of ammo should i stockpile

,

what kind of ammo to stockpile

,
what type of ammo should i stockpile
,
what type of ammo to stock pile
,

what type of ammo to stockpile

,
which 5.56 ammo do stockpile