Ammo Calculator: How Much Do You Need?

1911 vs Glock. The answer is obvious...
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Rather interesting :think:

Here were my results, I think I might be "OK":
Based upon your answers, we calculate that you will need
7540 rounds of rifle ammunition and
6308 rounds of handgun ammo.
You identified as a regular shooter, so we calculated that you might be shooting around 200 rounds per month in both handgun and rifle ammo, resulting in 2400 rounds of each per year.
You are wise to be prepping for a extended collapse. How long "extended" lasts is anyone's guess, however. As a general guide, we figured an average of 100 rounds per month would be fired for a variety of purposes and then doubled it, figuring 2 years would be more than enough to get you through a prolonged collapse.
We added another 1000 rounds to rifle for good measure. We also added another 52 handgun rounds that should be higher-end defensive rounds. This is on the assumption you would have 3 magazines of 17 rounds plus 1 in the chamber. Cycle these into your practice inventory annually so you always have newer defensive rounds.
Being a smart prepper, you know how valuable your ammo will be after a collapse, whether it's an EMP or a zombie plague, ammo will be the currency of choice, used to trade for anything from food to medical care. We added 10% to your total for bartering.
You also wanted extra reserves, because you know that the ammo supply goes through varying degrees of availability. Stocking up and storing it right means you can ride these cycles out. We added another 20% to your total for this very reason.


Would be interested to see what results others get. Please post!!!!

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It's interesting, although it failed to address shotgun ammunition. It also doesn't differentiate among different types of handgun and rifle and crossover ammo. Regardless... Um... I'll be honest. I don't know how much ammo I have. But based on my preliminary estimates, I should be just --- oh wait, what ammo? I lost it all in a boating accident. Can any one spare some dime bags of 9 or 5.56? 😜



Based upon your answers, we calculate that you will need
5700 rounds of rifle ammunition and
4278 rounds of handgun ammo.
Your result is significantly lower because you are an infrequent shooter. We calculated 800 rounds of handgun and 400 rounds of rifle ammunition being shot each calendar year. This will save you money, but result in less than optimal proficiency.
You are wise to be prepping for a extended collapse. How long "extended" lasts is anyone's guess, however. As a general guide, we figured an average of 100 rounds per month would be fired for a variety of purposes and then doubled it, figuring 2 years would be more than enough to get you through a prolonged collapse.
We added another 1000 rounds to rifle for good measure. We also added another 52 handgun rounds that should be higher-end defensive rounds. This is on the assumption you would have 3 magazines of 17 rounds plus 1 in the chamber. Cycle these into your practice inventory annually so you always have newer defensive rounds.
Being a smart prepper, you know how valuable your ammo will be after a collapse, whether it's an EMP or a zombie plague, ammo will be the currency of choice, used to trade for anything from food to medical care. We added 10% to your total for bartering.
You also wanted extra reserves, because you know that the ammo supply goes through varying degrees of availability. Stocking up and storing it right means you can ride these cycles out. We added another 40% to your total for this very reason.
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None…I turned all my firearms in to be destroyed. :shhh:
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How much ammo do I need? I believe the answer is always "a little bit more".
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bblhd672 wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 10:48 am None…I turned all my firearms in to be destroyed. :shhh:
So, humor us and run the numbers :animals-chickencatch:
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Flightmare wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 11:10 am How much ammo do I need? I believe the answer is always "a little bit more".
HOW MUCH more? Inquiring minds want to know :liar:
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Bitter Clinger wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 11:51 am
bblhd672 wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 10:48 am None…I turned all my firearms in to be destroyed. :shhh:
So, humor us and run the numbers :animals-chickencatch:
IF I had the need for buying ammo:
Based upon your answers, we calculate that you will need
14568 rounds of rifle ammunition and
9078 rounds of handgun ammo.

IF I had the need and could afford it I would double or triple those numbers….along with the supplies needed to reload the same numbers.
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It only takes one round to get some more in a SHTF scenario.
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KBCraig wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 7:08 pm It only takes one round to get some more in a SHTF scenario.
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Based upon your answers, we calculate that you will need
12768 rounds of rifle ammunition and
7278 rounds of handgun ammo.

I'm good on handgun ammo, Need to increase my rifle ammo by about 2k rounds.
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