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Before the virus even left China I was sensing 2013 version 2.0 on the horizon so I took a chance and bought a few more cases of ammunition for each caliber I use the most. At the time I thought I may have been overreacting, but now I'm really glad I did!

You can never have too much ammo.

At worst, you can sell it later during another bust/boom cycle.

I sold some cases of FMJ ammo I bought years ago - mil-spec in sealed rubber "battle bags" (I call them body bags) for more than I paid for them. I also sold my .50 BMG rifle and its ammo. I am using the cash from that to stock up on self-defense expanding ammo when a good or affordable deal comes up. I am expecting 800 rounds of .308 ADI ammo loaded with 150 gr Swift Sirocco II bullets to be delivered today. That and ~500 rounds of ADI ammo loaded with 165 gr Sierra GM bullets I got a month ago and some Hornady TAP/etc. I already had, should be a good replacement for the FMJ ball ammo I sold.

I am a little short of .40 ball ammo for practice, but since the same guns I have for .40 can also shoot 9mm (I can swap barrels back and forth) and I have plenty of 9mm ball, I figured worst case I can just practice with 9mm ball. Some of the .40 SD ammo I buy is not much more than the ball ammo.
 
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How many gunfights do you expect to survive?

This ammo is for 3 people.

It is spread out over 3 semi-auto pistol calibers for 3 people; 9mm, .40 and .45 - 3 calibers, 3 people, 9 pistols minimum.

Also, 4 self-defense rifle calibers for three people. E.G., 7.5K rounds of ammo for 5.7x28 spread out over 3 PS90 rifles and three Five Seven pistols. That would be ~2K per person not including FMJ practice ammo.

Then there is the hunting rifles which I have much less ammo for because I don't anticipate expending huge amounts of ammo hunting. E.G., .30-30, .45-70, etc. and because the self-defense rifles and calibers can be used for hunting too.

It adds up. 55K minus 35K of rimfire ammo (not used in firefights) equals 20K of ammo (at most) equals 6-7K per person. One thousand rounds practice ammo (FMJ) the rest self-defense ammo.

Then there is the possibility that family might show up. Also, neighbors, many of which I doubt have as much ammo as I have, although I think all of them have at least some guns. My bet is that if SHTF, after making sure everybody is armed and has at least enough ammo for a loadout, I will be short on ammo.

As I said, you can never have too much ammo.

That said, I would be lucky to survive one firefight if I didn't have armed neighbors.
 
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How many gunfights do you expect to survive?
I like having copious amounts of ammo so when I go shooting I will have ammo, I haven't yet considered ammo purchases for shooting in gun fights . I go to the range for fun besides I have been shooting since my dad would let me pull the trigger on his guns and I am 67 years old and suck at shooting.
 

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How many gunfights do you expect to survive?

All that I can, but in between gunfights I am still going to the range shooting the ammo I had on the shelf at 2019 prices.

I don't actually know how much ammo I have because i have not counted, but its enough that I can still go shoot without worrying about it, and ignore the current prices.
 
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