Ammo stockpile post shtf


#1

Ammo choices for shtf, lets say you could have 3 rifles in different calibers (not including .22 lr) , 1 shotgun and 2 pistol calibers, these would be firearms to get you through a serious event where feces have hit the fan. what calibers would you choose? If you could only stockpile 12k rounds ,what would your ammo stock pile look like? .22lr is a given for prepping but im not including it here.

.223/5.56- 7k
.308- 500 rounds
12 ga- 1k
.45 acp- 2.5k
9mm- 1k

Im curious how people prioritize their ammo stockpiles based on their preferences.


#2

I don’t keep as much as I should. I actually have a far larger supply of empty brass, power, primers, bullets, lead.


#3

I havnt got into reloading…yet. my stockpile may or may not resemble what I listed above lol. More of a hypothetical question tto see how people prioritize their stockpile.


#4

Might want to add .22lr to the list. It’s a really good small game hunting round.


#5

I stated its a given but not included in the list. Everyone should own .22lr and have a good stockpile of it. I shouldve made the title “Ammo stockpile for shtf (non .22 lr)”


#6

Oh boy, gotta think…,

5.56 x 5,000k
7.62x39 x 1,500k
308 x 1,500k
45acp x 1000k
9mm x 2,000k
12ga x 1,000k


#7

Would definitely like the materials to reload. But my above list reflects what i would like to be sitting on, ready to use under the restrictions of this exersize. Without the 12k restrictions: (I am/will be sitting on)
5.56 × 10,000k
7.62×39 x 10,000k
308 x 6,000k
45acp x 5,000k
9mm x 5,000k
12ga x 3,000k

In addition to the filing cabinets full of 25wssm, 25-06, 7mm mag, 270 wsm, 20 ga(shot&slugs) 44mag, 30-06, 22lr.


#8

Ohhh good topic.

Rifle (assuming .22LR is already a given like you said):
1,500qty .223 (self explanatory)
1,000qty .30-06 (for when you run out of 7.62x54r and need to punch a large hole in something)
1,000qty 7.62x54r (because, reasons)

Pistol:
5,000qty 9mm (versatility of a handgun+PCC)
3,000qty 5.7x28 (because everyone needs to pierce some armor)

Shotgun:
500qty 20ga (so my wife can handle it better than a 12ga)


#9

Not much Why would you need so much?

:wink:


#10

Lol they can barely protect themselves half the time.


#11

Can never have enough ammo!

We keep plenty of 357,38,.380, & 9mm around. Below is roughly what I have at any given time. I buy to maintain at least 1,500 rounds altogether for my various rifles. I will say, I intend on another rifle build here soon, which means most likely an added 1,000+ more rounds of the .308 for my current stockpile.

What is your favorite ammo company? And why?


#12

Twelve thousand rounds of 7.62 X 39.


#13

5.56= 10,000+ Stopped counting
.308= 2,840+
.50BMG=280+
12 ga=1,505, 705 00buck, 800+ shot
9mmPara=6,500+
5.7x28=3,200+

I didn’t notice the 12,000 round cap… ok
308= 3,000
5.56= 6,000
9mmPara=2,000
50BMG=1,000


#14

Good answer. Seriously not a bad way to go.


#15

1,000 rounds of 50BMG?! :flushed::+1:


#16

Sometimes you have to break sh*t.


#17

Well I’m jealous of the amount of .308 you have!


#18

Priorities, who needs healthcare…:skull_and_crossbones:


#19

How about including archery?
Quiet, short range effective, even to 100 yards depending on the equipment and skill of the archer.
Mighty handy when hunting on the sly.


#20

Basic stock pile that I maintain
10k 7.62x39
8k .223
4-5k .308
8-9k 9mm
5k .45acp
3k 12ga
And some 460 but I don’t have much of that