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Old June 10th, 2020, 06:47 AM #21
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My general rule of thumb for sd/hunting rounds is to have a 5 year supply. For me that is 1 box a year for checking zero and target practice and enough rounds to shoot 1 deer a month for rifle/pistol and 2 birds a week for shotguns. For plinking I currently have about a 1 year supply if I shoot a box a week. My goal is to double that over the next two years then double it again over the next 3.
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My ARs in the house are my "fck. I'm shooting everything and need to go through walls" guns. 193 or green tips. Whatever I have loaded. I don't have 5.56 hollow point sd rounds because of cost. That and my ARs aren't my go to. So my AR plinking ammo pulls double duty. I'm sure someone people use nice HP . 223 deer ammo for sd. That would probably be my go to.
This is my "SHTF better grab my AR" SD go to. I'm not shooting the guy a half mile away, I'm shooting the guy on the other side of the wall.
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More is always better, IMO. Never met anyone with too much ammo!
I know someone, that kept ammo in a site job box, that didn't pay attention when they bought ammo, that when they moved, could not move the box with two guys. Had to empty box, move box, refill, get to new home, empty box, move box, refill box. This borders on "too much" ammo. Especially considering all firearms were lost in boating accident.
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The standard is you don't have enough unless you need a forklift to move the pallets.
umm, see my post.
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My slight OCD means that I do everything in round numbers.

100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 are nice round numbers.
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umm, see my post.
It was a joke. Maybe I should have used an emoticon to emphasize that.
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My slight OCD means that I do everything in round numbers.

100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 are nice round numbers.
Crap I shot 32 rounds at the range. Well, guess I need to go buy another 968 rounds to even it up again
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Crap I shot 32 rounds at the range. Well, guess I need to go buy another 968 rounds to even it up again
Yeap.

Or shoot at least 18 more.
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If anyone is really concerned about having a good supply of HD/Hunting ammo but they are stuck with a plinking ammo budget, consider Russian steel case Soft Points in your chosen cartridge. I don't trust their pre-cut hollowpoint rifle ammo to fragment consistently, but the factories pump out decent Soft Points. And they are still available and still pretty cheap. If you end up not needing the extra ammo for anything serious, you can always plink with it. The .308 soft points in particular are surprisingly accurate, though most others are adequate too.
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Time for a physical inventory and a spreadsheet and then fill in the gaps as opportunity arises.

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