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Old 08-18-2019, 04:41 PM
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Enough? What's enough?

Enough is when you run out of money or space...there are so many variants, a collector never has enough.
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technically 1 rifle because that is all one will be able to carry and use no matter what , but hey for those that can afford it no limit on what one could or should be able to buy. This is the USA. JMHO and S/FI!
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The answer is always just one more.
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I think from a prepper stand point 1 per trigger puller is the minimum. A few spares in case one goes down & lots of spare parts as well. As for me, I just have fun building them so to me it's all down to budget. If I had more disposable $$$ I'd have more AR's.
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One for every potential trigger puller if/when SHTF. Plus a couple extras...
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Personally, I just need one more.
When I get that, I'll just need one more.
And when I get that, I'll still just need one more.
Sometimes I buy the one more two or five at a time.

Just one more....
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I think this^
One for every potential trigger puller if/when SHTF. Plus a couple extras...
Yeah, the 4 year olds of today will be more than ready to put rounds down range in no time, especially if TSHTF before they get time to finish Jr. High. I'd rather have an extra AR laying around not assigned to anybody than a trigger finger with no home. Especially if the wolves are circling.
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I have never owned any of those and I am now 60 years old. So for me the answer would be zero. For someone else that enjoys them for sporting purposes, or simply ownership, the answer of what is enough is entirely according to personal desire and finances.

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Why do you want to limit me?
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Every time some liberal says s/he wants to ban them, my answer is that I need a few more.

So that's about every week....

Consider that what you can by now for a few days' salary may be unobtainable by your children, you should be adding to your collection. It may save their lives and the nation...
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I just built a 300 BLK pistol and love it. I never thought I would want one in 5.56 but with recent events and renewed interest in bans maybe now is the time at least a 5.56 pistol upper.
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Maybe owning battle rifles, protective gear and camo stuff won't be such a good idea afterall in the near future....
The angle on this story isn't very positive for those who have taken measures to protect their families from violence...

http://connecticut.news12.com/story/...YHZS9.facebook
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Maybe owning battle rifles, protective gear and camo stuff won't be such a good idea afterall in the near future....
The angle on this story isn't very positive for those who have taken measures to protect their families from violence...

http://connecticut.news12.com/story/...YHZS9.facebook
My kits are generally low profile belt rigs with hunting-looking guns for a reason. I live in mostly urban areas. It's a preservation tactic.
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I'm with the 'one per family member' on the AR's, plus one extra for backup/parts. Then and AK if you run into a load of 7.62 ammo. Two long range bolt guns too.
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What ever floats your boat and you can afford, its' better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it.
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Was reading an article somewhere (maybe it was here) where snipers were trained to plan backwards...ie.. the mission exit-point first all the way up to the mission-objective/engagement then back down to the mission-entrance. Exit--> Objective/Engagement-->Enterance

Firepower would be determined by the minimal need at each stage.

So with that I would say focus on the distances/voracity you would most likely encounter. Be it that one lone Buck out to 350-yards or a passel of wild hogs running at you full steam.

And you gotta have backup...
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Kev, you're coming to the wrong place if you want advice...all your going to get is a bunch on enablers. I had to give a gun safe to my son, so I'm running out of proper storage space...I need a new "overflow" safe

You don't need to ask for justification. If you have the other areas covered, you can afford it, well, the "pursuit of happiness" is the American way. We could all pair down our "needs" to just a handful, but there's no need to do so. You'll get the same answer if asking: Do I need more money? Am I healthy enough? Do I have enough ammo?

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Two totally different philosophies:
1. Buy lots of different stuff (FALs, PTRs, M1As, AR-10's, AK-47s/74s, etc.) because you like variety and comparing different rifles/firing systems side by side.
2. Buy at most 2 different models but as many as you have shooters. So something like AR-15s for a lighter medium caliber and then only M1As for longer range or barrier defeating roles. The reason here is obviously to cut down on your logistics, just two types of bullets and a spare part for one (of the two) will fit any of the other ones. So 4 spare bolt carrier groups should be more than enough for 6 complete rifles. Same goes for magazines. Mixing this up makes for problems in a SHTF scenario.
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I'm traditional. I only have one BP flintlock musket battle rifle.

That's what the founding fathers intended for us to have for the redcoats or hunting. I only have one because reloading is a PITA.

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The Illinois Cabela's store are filled with nice used battle rifles.Everyone is trading them in before the state ban. I have seen fal,hk,ak47,m1a,m1 etc at good prices.I was in town for a visit.People are giving them up. I have no comment on the rifles I may own.
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Consider that what you can by now for a few days' salary may be unobtainable by your children, you should be adding to your collection. It may save their lives and the nation...
This very thought keeps me up at night, and is probably the best reply to the OP.

My answer to the OP is military rifle racks generally hold 10 rifles. How many full racks do you need to sleep soundly?

I also like that the OP mentioned Battle Rifles. I personally have been more focused on these in 7.62x51 than on 5.56 or 7.62x39.
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