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I posted on here yesterday about the price of ammo and how it just keeps going up. This got me to thinking about just stockpiling some ammo., and I think that I have came up with more questions than answers. Like how much should I stockpile? I'm thinking on some of my guns that is not used alot would 100 rounds be enough, or too much? On guns that are used more than others would 1000 rounds be enough or just a good start? Should I vary between them. I normally shoot 180 grain Core-Lokt's out of my deer rifle, but should I vary that up and get some 150 grains, etc.? Should I stock up more on rifle and handgun ammo, or shotgun shells? Mr. Chitlin mentioned something about reloading and I'm thinking about getting into this, but I also think that it couldn't hurt to have some stocked up JIC the worst comes. As always your opinions are greatly valued.

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hmm..i stock pile sks, and ak-47 ammo (7.62x39). I think I am up to 73 boxes, and there is 20 rounds to a box. that is always an alternative to stocking up on expensive ammo, buying a cheap military surplus semi-auto like an sks, ak-47, the ammo is cheaper, and especially if you buy it by the 1000 rounds. a buddy and i were having a conversation sort of like this at work, and his two JIC guns were a Ruger 10/22, and a pump 12guage shotgun. both will kill a human, and you can get 500 rounds of .22LR for $5 or $6 at wally-world. walmart also sales the 100 round pack of shotshells too. i picked up 3 boxes the other day of the Federal Multi-purpose load for $18 a box, not for security but because we were gonna shoot some skeet saturday, but it was cold and windy.
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I reload for all of my center fire stuff and I watch it to be sure that none of my reloads do not go over ten years of age before being shot at a target or a deer. Stored properly it would probably last over ten years but I do not want to lose a good deer over old ammo? JMHO :thumb:
 

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I reload for all of my center fire stuff and I watch it to be sure that none of my reloads do not go over ten years of age before being shot at a target or a deer. Stored properly it would probably last over ten years but I do not want to lose a good deer over old ammo? JMHO :thumb:
I've never had any rifle ammo not fire but I did have a delayed fire on a turkey load a few years ago that cost me a nice opening morning gobbler.

I've got around 15 - 20k rounds of .22 ammo stored up and probably 4 cases of 12 ga. and 2 cases of 20 ga. ammo saved.
My biggest need at the moment is probably .243 ammo since I don't have but a couple of boxes.
With a case of Mach 2 ammo on the way I should be covered there.
I need a couple of scopes and would like a new gun or two but having to stockpile ammo is putting all of that on hold.
 
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