How much Range Ammo is Enough?

I always have 1200 rounds of all 3 Calibers ( Range ammo). I love to practice-

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  1. How much ammo do you use when Training?
  • 50-100 rds
  1. How often do you train?
  • once a week
  1. Are you a member of a range?
  • Yes indoor -450 a year- private area/ bay for members
  1. How many calibers do you own?
  • 9mm, .45, and 5.56
  1. How many Classes a year
  • 2-3 class ( long rifle and pistol)
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With my pistols which are basically all 9mm I take maybe 2 to 3 pistols and about 200 rounds of 9mm target ammo. I try to get out at least once a month for now but looking to increase to twice a month soon. I am a member of Superior Pawn and gun range in Virginia Beach. It has been a while since I have taken any classes though but the range I am a member of offers classes.

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I’ll go with:

1 year’s worth of normal volume shooting
Stretchable to 2+ year’s of skill maintenance if you know you need to ration

Whatever that is for you

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  1. How much ammo do you use when Training?
  • 100-200
  1. How often do you train?
  • As often as body allows
  1. Are you a member of a range?
  • Yes indoor - $300
  1. How many calibers do you own?
  • In pistols .45 period. Rifle and Shotgun: 5.56, .223, .308, 7.65, .300 Blackout, 12 guage
  1. How many Classes a year
  • 2-3 usually Range Safety Officer, Low light shooting, and house clearing.
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I would and have gone out to 2 years supply. Don’t think this stupid $hit is over yet, covid is over but now it’s politics and inflation we have to deal with for the next 3 years and our manufacturing still hasn’t caught up. Stock up now. :+1:

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It varies depending on access to ranges and ammunition, availability of reloading components and finances. I always try to get the most bang for the buck from the resources I have available beit reloads, bulk ammo, or old carry ammo needing to be shot up at an indoor range, the South 40 or NFS/BLM land.

I don’t plink----every range day has an exercise or two to work on—every round fired has a purpose.

When ammo was readily available I’d try to pick up a couple of Magtech Shootin’ Size every January

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^^^^ Growth Mind Set!

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Back before the 22 ammo (Federal 550 was $12) disappeared the first time, I was shooting 550 rounds of 22 every day 7 days a week. Plus, probably 50 to 100 rounds of some other calibers. Yes , never enough ammo.

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I usually go to the range with a specific training goal in mind. I try to make the most out of my training within 50-100 rounds, depending on the drills I am running. I try to get to the range 2-3 times per month or more. I am a member of an outdoor range, so that allows me to have the flexibility to train for actual scenarios, like draw-to-first-hit and shoot-move-shoot.

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Back in those days shooting every day, I went to get my second triple bypass, in the hospital they wanted to draw blood every day. They could not understand why they could not prick the right-hand trigger finger. I had to tell them there was a callus on that finger, go to the left hand. True Story!

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  1. How much ammo do you use when Training?
  • 50-200 rounds
  1. How often do you train?
  • Every other week
  1. Are you a member of a range?
  • Yes indoor -$300 a year
  1. How many calibers do you own?
  • 22,.380, 9mm, 357 .45, 5.56. 30-30, 30-06, 7x57, 300 savage,
  1. How many Classes a year
  • 1 to 3 classes
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I go through 50-100 rounds a week, mostly 9mm. I keep 3-4000 rounds on hand and replenish my stash when I find it available cheaper than what I paid the last time I bought.

That’s getting harder because it seem prices have hit an equilibrium for the time being (35-45¢/round including shipping) but bargains can still be found without dipping into crap ammo, although not as often. I almost always utilize free shipping.

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I will not live long enough to shoot what I have. I had a friend that had a 40 ft. Sea Train box, climate controlled full. Cancer got him.

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I went to the range today and shot 30 rounds. I spent a half hour on range. I did my drills, I checked out my new re-furbished .45. New grip screws are too long and jams up the magazine. I have to use shorter screws. So, today 30 rounds and a half hour. Who knows about next week!

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There is never enough ammo!
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I’m not hoarding, I’m just planning ahead!

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How can we even begin to argue with a picture like that? Lol :laughing:

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As much as I can afford.

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I have an arbitrary goal of having 2k .223/5.56 on hand and 1k 9mm. I have more than that for training but will replace what I train with to stay above those numbers.

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