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Old 05-15-2010, 12:04 PM
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I'm planning for the worst which is a TEOTWAWKI senario.

Presently, I have stocked about 30,000 rds of .22lr ammo.

I know that you can "never have enough ammo" but I'm wondering if my present cache is enough.

In Rawles' fictional book, his group has stored 150,000 rds of .22lr.

How much .22lr do you guys have stored and do you feel comfortable with that amount?
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I watch for sales and buy all I can afford,keeping in mind it's not the "most" important thing that I stock. btw i mainly stock the std. vel. stuff,if i need more power i go with a centerfire rifle.
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Somewhere between 1,000 and 50,000 rounds.

I tend to pick up the 500 or 550 packs every once in a while I'm shopping. Since I've been at the point where I've decided I was 'good enough' I try to avoid buying too much more. That $18 bucks could get me another box of .30-06 or 9mm...and I wouldn't mind having a few more rounds of those calibers.
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Not so much into stocking the rimfire goods as much as I'm into my components for centerfire reloads of rifle & pistol. I know we had a hell of a time starting last fall, but times are better than they were. I say "Get what you can get".
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500 is all i'm legally allowed
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ideally, i'd like to have 2k per gun (2 rifles, handgun chambered for .22) if tshtf, but as of right now I only have around 3k total.
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There is no ceiling to stocking up in most folks minds. Just make sure the food, gardening, fuels, medical supplies, and other more important items get attention from your wallet too.

I'd say past the point you are, you should have 1-1.5 years worth of food and a good rural bit of land to go with that 22lr. In your lifetime, you will not have 30,000 squirrels around your house.
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An amount that truely borders on the side of excessive to most. Its one of the few things I wont run out of anytime soon. I usually buy a 550 round brick every pay day and stash it away most of the time.
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Think about it this way. If you shoot it 3x per day, 365 days a year, that's 1095 times per year. You have a 29 year supply at that rate. If you're my age, that's a lifetime supply. If you're 20, double it. I don't know that you'll only shoot 3x per day, but that seems like a reasonable amount to me on average. Some days you won't shoot at all, of course, so it covers the excess.

That's just YOU, of course, if you're going to have more people to feed, you might want to add that in too.
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u might even be able to use some rounds to barter with.
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I grew up on a farm with a creek running through it and I hunted daily. Ended up using about 1000 rds per year.

I suggest that you buy 1000 rds for every year you plan to live following a crisis.

50% should be 22lr, 25% Should be shotgun shells, 25% split between your MBR and your handgun.
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20,000 rounds is my goal. I'm close.
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Originally Posted by dothedew View Post
u might even be able to use some rounds to barter with.
Yep, and they make a good quick Christmas gift for a nephew, too.

Actually, I started buying a brick now and then back in 93-94-95. I probably accumulated a couple thousand rounds by buying two bricks when I knew I would probably only shoot one. Then, in the Fall of 2007, I had shoulder joint replacement surgery. When I started going for serious therapy, we had to drive right by a WM getting to the clinic. Naturally, my wife had to stop there on the way home. Naturally, I migrated toward the sporting goods section. WM was selling the 550 Federal and Remington Golden Bullet packs for $13.45 as I recall, and there was no shortage. Something told me it would be a good idea to buy some. I started buying two packs every time we went there. Sometimes once a week, sometimes twice a week, sometimes just once or twice a month. Over a four month period I guess I bought ten or twelve thousand rounds. I haven't bought any .22 for more than a year now, and I have shot only about 750 rounds, that from the early 90s stores. I am going to have to take inventory and see just exactly what I have on hand. I keep finding them in the oddest places. I discovered a couple of coffee mugs full of 22s, with Labrador Retrievers on the mugs. Remington, I think. They are still wrapped in the cellophane wrap. I've probably had them 15 years or more.
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50k vacume sealed and put into 50cal ammo cans 5k per can
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1500ish, and will never use them all
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Three to five thousand at any given time. I don't shoot a lot of .22 RF, and see it as a pest control cartridge. It's my rabbits in the garden, rats in the barn cartridge.
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i think it really depends on the situation. your age, how many ppl will be with you ...ect.

i would count 3 rounds per rabbit/squirrel, one rabbit per person per day. so the question is how long do you want/need to keep hunting?

ex: if your 45 and its just you and the wife you will need 6 rounds per day for up to say 85 yrs old. so that would be 40 years x 6 rounds = 87,600 rounds needed.

lets cut that a bit and say 3 rounds for 2 rabbits/squirrels per day. but you fish and trap as well so lets say 3 days a week you eat rabbit/squirrel. thats 156 days of rabbit a year. 156 days x 3 rounds = 468 rounds x 40 yrs = 18,720 rounds.
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doing that math I have 12,500 for each of the four people in my family
not including other types of ammo


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