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Old 01-04-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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Cost of your ammo stock?

Ever think about how much you have wrapped up in ammo? Multiple calibers really add up. I have rounds for -
380, 9mm, 357 Sig, 40, 556, 17HMR, 22, 22mag, and 28 gauge AA. That's a lot of $$.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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Hence why I keep it simple-22LR, 9mm, 45acp, 5.56 and 12 gauge. That being said I have a few others too but the ones listed above are the only ones I keep factory on hand for. For general shooting I reload everything tho.
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Ever think about how much you have wrapped up in ammo?
No. I have zero dollars wrapped up in anything related to guns or ammo.

I do have a significant investment in tools and training supplies that insure I can properly protect myself and others when necessary as I go through my daily life.

My personal protection is invaluable, is not for sale and is unshakable.

Perspective.

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Pales in comparison to what wife has in shoes and purses.

Still I am glad I have the investment in ammo that I do. I believe over time ammo prices will increase and there will be more shortages though maybe not for the next three years or so but you never know. Store ammo in a relatively cool and dry place and it will be good to go. it is not like I am not eventually going to use it. To me peace of mind having it is well worth while. I never want to be in a situation again where I can't shoot my firearms because no body has ammo to sell or it is ridiculously high in price.
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I don't keep so much ammo around that I'm concerned about the cost. I made a conscious decision to have just two pistols in 9mm and shoot FMJs at the range and carry JHPs. I also have a Ruger Single Six revolver and shoot LR at the range and keep it loaded with magnums at home. And I have a FireFly and shoot LRs at the range and keep it loaded with lead hollow points at home. I sold my Ruger 357 magnum revolver to finance the purchase of my second 9mm pistol. Those choices made life simpler for me.
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I keep around $1000 (give or take) worth of ammo at any given time.
Nothing too crazy, just enough to have fun and feel safe.
9mm, 40s&w, 45 ACP, 12 Gauge, and I suppose some 22lr.
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My Dad told me a long, long time ago that if I found something I liked to do, don't start adding up what it costs. That's sound advice.

I've got enough reloading supplies for a long, long time and I can't even imagine how much money is tied up in it.

Then, there's reloaders themselves. I've got 6 mounted on the bench, 4 of which are progressive loaders and 3 that are in quick change mounts. Then there are 4 more under the bench in a bin that are on quick change mounts.

I'm sitting on a fortune.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:19 AM   #8
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I'd hate to figure up what I've spent it will be in the $1000s
I've got 40.000 rounds total
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A lot.

My wife is concerned about the attic collapsing under the weight of it. Seriously.
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A lot.

My wife is concerned about the attic collapsing under the weight of it. Seriously.
My wife (5'1" 105lbs) tweaked her back the first time I got 2 cases of ammo delivered. She lets me take care of the packages now.
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I reload for following:

Handguns - .32ACP
.380
9mm
.38 S&W
.38 Special
.357 Magnum
.357 Sig
.40 S&W
.45ACP
.45 Colt

Rifles - 5.56/.223 Remington
.243 Winchester
.25-06
.303 British
.308
8mm Mauser

Shotgun - .410
.20 Gauge
.12 Gauge

Otherwise, I have a small quantity of .22 Long Rifle, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR.
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My Dad told me a long, long time ago that if I found something I liked to do, don't start adding up what it costs. That's sound advice.

I've got enough reloading supplies for a long, long time and I can't even imagine how much money is tied up in it.

Then, there's reloaders themselves. I've got 6 mounted on the bench, 4 of which are progressive loaders and 3 that are in quick change mounts. Then there are 4 more under the bench in a bin that are on quick change mounts.

I'm sitting on a fortune.
Yep.. never even think about that all those mag dumps you have done cost about $35 each and just remember how much fun they were.
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I see no one from California has replied... wise choice, since the liberals may attempt an annual ammunition tax... or the dreaded "Arsenal" designation, to prohibit affordable homeowners insurance...
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Y'all are gonna end up on some Gumint watch list! (pardon me while I adjust my tinfoil hat)

I got 1 bullet and I keep it in my shirt pocket!

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Dollar wise I have no idea.
Weight wise....well, I spread it out a little.
Did give some thought about reducing the calibers that I keep in both guns and ammo. THAT was a stupid idea huh.
If I knew how much I spent on whiskey and ammo I would have to lie about it.

So to answer your question, no!
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