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I have been hearing some depressing stories about ammo prices going up about double by next year. Going by the price jump between '06 and '07 I'm inclined to think it's not too farfetched. How much plinking ammo do you folks dare to keep on hand? Or should I say how much would you store inside your house?
 

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well copper has plummeted recently, lead is up a little, but more worrisome is that global stores of it are depleted.



On the whole, current commodities pricing would seem to indicate a rise between 2007 and 2008 like we saw in the last 3 years would not be warranted.



On the other hand, the only time you can have too much ammo is when you are swimming.
 

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Well let see........I have about 75 boxes of 9mm, 35 boxes of 40 S&W, 210 boxes of 17HM2, 40 boxes of HMR, 1200 rounds of 223, 6500 rounds of 22lr., 500 rounds of 19 Calhoon and about 80 boxes of various shotgun shells. I also have a few boxes of 380,38,357,41,44,45lc,480,7mm-08,25-06,300win. and 45-70. This is just an estimate, but I bet it's pretty close.
 

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yes but brass and bullet prices will take months before the new copper prices have any effect.



buy what you can and stock up. cycle the oldest ammo to be used up first.
 

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Well let see........I have about 75 boxes of 9mm, 35 boxes of 40 S&W, 210 boxes of 17HM2, 40 boxes of HMR, 1200 rounds of 223, 6500 rounds of 22lr., 500 rounds of 19 Calhoon and about 80 boxes of various shotgun shells. I also have a few boxes of 380,38,357,41,44,45lc,480,7mm-08,25-06,300win. and 45-70. This is just an extimate, but I bet it's pretty close.


Good Lord... Now that's alot of ammo.



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Umm, I'm not sure if I'm in the Whore area yet.

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I'm at about 500 rounds of ranger's(40S&W), about 10k plinkers(40S&W), 2k plinkers(45acp), and 200 Hdy HP(45acp).



Rifle:

2K of 308, 2k 223, 2k of 7.62x39, 1k of 17HMR.
 

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2000+ 223, 1500 40S&W, 20009MM, 1500 38spl, 2500 45ACP, 6000 bullets, 15,000 primers, 20# powder, and 8- 5 gallon pails of brass ready to load.



Note to self: Time to order 223
 

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umm i've got about 250 12 guage shells and 40 9mm rounds i gotta get rid of. and 20 40s&w for my new m&p i bought today. however i will be looking into reloading with the prices of ammo now. gander mtn had wwb value box at 29.99
 

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About 45 rds of Ranger SXT, 15 rds of Hyrdrashocks, 50 rds of Gold Dots, 20 rds of Winchester hollow points, 15 rds WWB. I need more plinking ammo.
 

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Sheesh, I feel like a feather-weight. I've only got three or four hundred 40 S&W (plenty of primed cases ready to go), 1200+ 22lr, and fifty 7.62x39. How am I going to defend liberty when the SHTF with this pathetic display? Got another ammo can lately, so it's time to stock up.
 

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Sheesh, I feel like a feather-weight. I've only got three or four hundred 40 S&W (plenty of primed cases ready to go), 1200+ 22lr, and fifty 7.62x39. How am I going to defend liberty when the SHTF with this pathetic display? Got another ammo can lately, so it's time to stock up.


You are really scr8wed if the zombies come!!! :!:
 

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6,250 22lr.

3,290 .223

1,090 9mm



Still waiting on my case of .40 to come in. This is all ammo I've bought from wideners.com and midwayusa.com in the past month. I would buy more, but I live in an apartment right now and am running out of room to put it.



Oh, and this isn't some stock up or stash because I'm scared of increasing ammo prices. This is just the ammo I want for a few weeks because I shoot often and I shoot a lot.
 

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I am not even going to say how LITTLE of an amount of ammo I have. Compared to all of you, it would plenty embarrasing
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Impossible to have "too much", unless as Raz-0 pointed out you're swimming

I generally have a couple boxes around of anything I don't reload for, (and thus don't shoot a lot of).

Calibers I do load for vary from nothing to 1000+. Depends on when I was at the range last


As long as you have a dry and secure place to store it, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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Well lets see here...



1000 115gr. Fiocchi - 9mm

1000 115gr. Rem. UMC - 9mm

1000 115gr. CCI Blaser - 9mm

500 115gr. WWB val. pack - 9mm

300 mixed brand and weight FMJ - 9mm

200 124gr. Speer Gold Dots - 9mm



On order...

1000 55gr. Fiocchi - .223

500 55gr. Federal XM-193 - 5.56

100 62 gr. XM-855 - 5.56

100 Hornady TAP 00 buck shot

100 federal 00 buck shot



I usually buy a case of 9mm locally whenever it goes on sale for under $149/1000rnds



Funny thing is... I don't even have an AR yet. I hope to have enough funds to get an XCR around Christmas. Oh well
 

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Well I'd be ridiculed if I actually said how little I have. But all this raises an interesting question, what's the reasonable shelf life of ammo assuming it's properly stored?
 

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Well I'd be ridiculed if I actually said how little I have. But all this raises an interesting question, what's the reasonable shelf life of ammo assuming it's properly stored?


I won't ridicule you :wink: In the past I only kept on hand 50-100 rnds. of premium HP, and what ever was left over from the range. I have friends that only keep a box and buy what they need at the range...or mooch from me :roll:

The only reasons that I have as much as I do and will continue to stock up(to a reasonable point) is because prices only seem to be going up and I have space for it.



I'm sure that someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that if stored correctly...dry and within normal temps. It should last longer that you or me. I've shot some of my grandpa's stuff that was 50-60 years old. No problems.
 

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I think your ammo on hand should be based on how much you shoot. Although you can never have to much when stored properly. I used to buy everything at the range, but that gets expensive fast. Now I buy whenever I have spare cash and there is a deal to be had. I picked up a case of 9mm last week because it was on sale and I haven't been to the range since January.

>1000 9mm

>1000 .22lr

Field Box full of various rifle and shotgun rounds that I'm too lazy to organize
 

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I'm sure that someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that if stored correctly...dry and within normal temps. It should last longer that you or me. I've shot some of my grandpa's stuff that was 50-60 years old. No problems.


I've shot some .22 my great grandma had that was about 60 or so years old if not older. Shot fine.
 

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wow i only have 100 rnds 9m for the carbine, 100 rnds talon's, 200 rnds range 40m for the m&p, and like 50 buck shot for the mossberg.. I need to start building my cache it looks like!! Hopefully i can get an central florida group buy going on, p.m me, for those that already have im moving in a month so i have to delay but im still intersted!
 
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