SHTF Ammo Stockpile

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  1. Feb 19, 2007 #1
    Gatormba

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    For those of you that stockpile ammo for your handguns do you stockpile FMJ or JHP rounds? Also what brands and retailers do you recommend to make it cost effective?

    As much as I would like to stockpile Gold Dots or Hydra-shok's it gets expensive when you start talking large quantities.

     
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    jednp

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    It all depends on how much you want to stockpile. if you're talking a thousand rounds or more, i don't think it's cost effective to stockpile hollow points. I pesonally don't stock anything except fmj because of cost.

    if you reload, then I think it'd be more easy to stock hollow point. but buying it off the shelf, unless you can get wwb hollow points on sale in boxes of 50.. it's just too expensive.
     
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    hellagerms

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    Both, but I actually stock more ball than anything. The ball is really my SHTR days (R=range) and when I am low on ammo. At least 1000rnds for every caliber in ball remains in stock. I figured if NATO ball is GTG when USA determines it is SHTF, I can use it to. Zombies dont care, at least the ones I have met.

    As far as premiums go, I stock enough to practice defense drills and to keep all my carry magazines filled with dots, hydras etc.

    I will not use TAP FPD 223 or 308 for SHTF lol
     
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    Krackels

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    I stockpile mostly FMJ. You can easily shoot it and buy more to assure that your stock isn't excessively old.
     
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    I stockpile FMJ but keep some JHP on hand for defense.
     
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    Both of course. I've got about 500 rnds in hollow points for each handgun caliber for 357 SIG I've got Speer GD's for .45 I've got Winchester Rangers for 9MM combination of Federal Hydrashocks, Speer, Ranger and one other I don't remember. The rest is FMJ / ball ammo and makes up about another 1,000 rnds for each. Min of 500 rnds JHP and 1000 FMJ each. Yes it's expensive!!!!
     
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    nsnate02

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    +1 on what the general consensus is. Blazer CCI 115g for me. It's ballistic qualities matched with it's low price, makes it well suited for stockpiling. I do keep as much Gold Dot's and HST as I can afford. Mainly because prices are only going to go up.
     
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    jeepinbanditrider

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    I stock FMJ. But have HPs for carry and defense. Just make sure if you only stock FMJs make sure you test fire at least a box of the HPs to make sure you firearm feeds them well.
     
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    BBunin

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    That's because a head shot is still a head shot, regardless of the ammo!
     
  10. Feb 19, 2007 #10
    mattjohnston87

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    Yes, yes it is.

    I've been trying to hoard the 100 round value packs from Winchester. I plan on doing a bulk Winchester Ranger load sometime soon.

    Matt
     

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