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Old 08-31-2020, 03:18 PM
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52,000 rounds is my new goal.

I was recently talking about having a goal of 50K rounds in my closet,,,
But 50K was actually an arbitrary number to have,,,
It was just convenient.

But last night I got to thinking,,,
If I had 52K rounds amassed when I retire,,,
I could shoot 100 rounds a week for the next ten years.

After going to the range yesterday,,,
I have 48,529 rounds left.

That means all I need to reach my goal is 3,471 more rounds,,,
That's only 7 more bulk packs of Federal from Wally World.

I know it sounds like I am a neck beard ammo hoarder,,,
But my large stash got me (and several others) through the Obama drought.

I've been steadily building that stash back up over the past three years,,,
But now I have an actual operating philosophy as a goal,,,
Not just some arbitrary large number.

My OCD is now somewhat eased.

Aarond

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Old 08-31-2020, 03:29 PM
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Those are rookie numbers...
I've been steadily buying 22 ammo since 2010. For the past 10 years I've been adding boxes. Nothing fancy. Quite a variety, since I have tubefeeders. Shorts, longs and long rifle total up to around 85k. Oh and I never paid inflated prices either.
Oh and of course there is a few thousand rounds of 22 mag, 17 hmr and 17 mach2 as well.


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Old 08-31-2020, 03:32 PM
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Only 52,000? Anything under 100,000 I start to get nervous, lol.
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Old 08-31-2020, 03:46 PM
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Now you guys are just braggin',,,

Now you guys are just braggin',,,

Maybe I am a little as well,,,
But I'm serious about having a fixed goal to have on hand.

Because as I shoot up some of that 52K stash,,,
I'll be looking to replenish what I use.

I'll retire after the first week of January 2021,,,
It puts my OCD mind at ease to know,,,
That I could shoot for 10 years.

Aarond

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Old 08-31-2020, 04:10 PM
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Those are rookie numbers...
I've been steadily buying 22 ammo since 2010. For the past 10 years I've been adding boxes. Nothing fancy. Quite a variety, since I have tubefeeders. Shorts, longs and long rifle total up to around 85k. Oh and I never paid inflated prices either.
Oh and of course there is a few thousand rounds of 22 mag, 17 hmr and 17 mach2 as well.


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Old 08-31-2020, 04:14 PM
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I've nearly always bought by case lots for the last decade or 2. Thus I was fortunate to have had a large stash of pretty decent mid range target ammo, and some good stuff by the time Sandy Hook hit in 2014. So I did not have to do without or pay high prices. After it eased up, I bought a few more cases here and there, so also will not suffer in the future. No need to say a number, but its a big one. The only thing I need to buy regularly is high end target ammo, but that's a little less impacted by hoarding prices.
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Old 08-31-2020, 04:27 PM
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Only 52,000? Anything under 100,000 I start to get nervous, lol.
I know that feeling.
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36gr HP Federal copper plated 22lr

I had 100k in bulk backs packs of 525 I bought during the last ammo crunch. Offered on here 4-525rd pks= 2100 rds for $100 in a new large 50 cal ammo can & didn't get 1 response while gunbroker was selling the same exact thing for $285. I own 2 real 8 barrel Gatlings so I bought a 2 barrel kinda like a Gatling & 2 binary triggers so I get 8 rds per turn just like in the real Gats. I shoot Std Vel mostly here on the farms 300 yd range it has a 10' drop at 300 yds. The old military spec is lethal if a bullet will pass thru 1/2" pine board & the new spec I read was 55 ft pds of energy. The old way Aguila was lethal at 440 yds, the new is 300 yds. Std Vel has more ft pds than HV at range. Here's what the ammo I tried selling cheap can do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uG-Kiy3AT4

Watch at the end it shws an 11 fps deviation, not bad for bulk!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxc2LbFG0Ww
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I feel good knowing I have a set number to chase,,,

I feel good knowing I have a set number to chase,,,
Because before it was just in my mind to buy-buy-buy anything I saw.

Having and reaching this goal number will give me peace of mind,,,
Then it's just replace what I shoot until my time is done.

I do have a friend in OK City who buys his ammo by the pallet,,,
But he also has a 7-digit yearly income,,,
He ain't me.

This is just an example of having a set goal rather than a vague goal.

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Old 08-31-2020, 05:17 PM
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I don't know the exact numbers of rounds I have on hand. I do know that people who think 2000 rounds are more than enough either don't shoot much or get caught with their pants down during a shortage paying scalpers prices for a box of 50 just to have ammo. I do think for most people 10000 rounds in reserve is sufficient for many years of shooting stability as long as they top off their supply when opportunity presents itself. I think most people shoot sporadically. 300 rounds on a weekend and then maybe not for another month. Then maybe 500 rounds. I'm not saying 10,000 is an ideal number but a couple of cases doesn't take that much room and is far better than one or two bricks in reserve. Between 17hm2, 17 hmr, 22 magnum and 22 LR I have enough on hand I won't be buying any plinking ammo at target ammo prices.
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I feel good knowing I have a set number to chase,,,
Because before it was just in my mind to buy-buy-buy anything I saw.

Having and reaching this goal number will give me peace of mind,,,
Then it's just replace what I shoot until my time is done.

I do have a friend in OK City who buys his ammo by the pallet,,,
But he also has a 7-digit yearly income,,,
He ain't me.

This is just an example of having a set goal rather than a vague goal.

Aarond

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Aarond,

There's two important numbers to consider here, as many folks have commented on. For each type of rimfire, 22lr, HMR, and Mag, how many rounds of each do you plan on shooting each year. Then, how many years of ammo in stock should you keep.

If you are happy with the numbers you choose, now take a look at the market. When is a good time to buy. If you haven't noticed, now is a horrible time to buy just about any ammo. Why??? There's little or no stock on the shelves. There are no rebates going on that amount to anything. There is a gun shortage too. The election is coming up. There's many so called "protests" going on. All in all, now is not the time to build up your inventory. Yes, I would make sure you have at least a year's worth, but I would hold off until prices and inventory stabilize. If Trump wins, next spring should see prices come down, and stocks go up. If Biden wins, all bets are off.

One other consideration that I think is very important, and I wish I would have consider it ten years ago. What type of shooting do you do now? What do you plan on in two years? Hunt, Rambo type of shooting, target, competitive, or others. You will find out that there's a spot for high velocity, high velocity hollow point, standard velocity, hyper velocity, HMR, Mag, polycoated for silencers, quiets, and sub subsonic, and probably others I missed. How many of each variety should you keep? Do you know what your guns like, and what they are built for??

Enough. My point is, don't set a number then go out and buy anything. You will regret it down the road. My other point is now isn't that good of a time to build your stash, unless you feel all bleep is going to break out this winter. Hope I've helped a bit and have given you an idea or two.

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Old 08-31-2020, 08:40 PM
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Charlie is right,I was new to rimfire when I bought this, now shoot most all std vel & knew it would sit as I've never been a pray & spray guy but it will be fun in the Kinda like a Gat. 2 110 rd drums, I bought a bunch at $35ea last winter, 2 10/22s $149ea & the kit. I had one of the originals 35 years ago on the counter of the shop but in 30 carbine. Still was too expensive to shoot & only 30 rd mags. They are now better made than the original Calicos were.
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by the time Sandy Hook hit in 2014.
The shooting happened on December 14, 2012!

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52000, thats s s sa year’s supply, not 10!
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I don't know the exact numbers of rounds I have on hand. I do know that people who think 2000 rounds are more than enough either don't shoot much or get caught with their pants down during a shortage paying scalpers prices for a box of 50 just to have ammo. I do think for most people 10000 rounds in reserve is sufficient for many years of shooting stability as long as they top off their supply when opportunity presents itself. I think most people shoot sporadically. 300 rounds on a weekend and then maybe not for another month. Then maybe 500 rounds. I'm not saying 10,000 is an ideal number but a couple of cases doesn't take that much room and is far better than one or two bricks in reserve. Between 17hm2, 17 hmr, 22 magnum and 22 LR I have enough on hand I won't be buying any plinking ammo at target ammo prices.
Yep 7 to 10,000 is my personal comfort zone. I have never paid more than retail pricing. Those that think they need 50 to 100,000 I think are just plain crazy,LOL But if that is what you want. I will not tell you cannot have it. Hope those that have these ridiculous stashes have them insured

It will be back again at regular prices. With all the Free Government running out now,lol

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