Security is one of the most important aspects of prepping, and many people rely on their firearms to keep them and their property safe. However, guns need ammunition to be effective should a situation escalate. So the burning question is, “How much ammo is enough?”
The answer to that question varies depending on what calibers of ammo you need. Certain calibers don’t need nearly the same amount as others. Having at least 1,000 rounds of handgun ammo should be sufficient regardless of caliber.
Shotguns can serve a dual-purpose role in hunting and home defense; therefore, they require more ammo, about 500 rounds for home defense and hunting, so about 1,000 shells total.
If you’re looking to hunt big game, you need specific ammunition for that purpose. A standard caliber for hunting big game is 30-30. You should stock at least 100-200 rounds for your big game hunting needs.
AR-15s are versatile firearms, offering an excellent option for both hunting and self-defense. The most common calibers in an AR-15 is .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO.
However, there’s one thing you need to remember: a firearm chambered in 5.56 NATO can also fire .223 Remington rounds, but the reverse isn’t possible due to the different loads. Either way, try to keep a stockpile of at least 2,000 rounds for sporting rifles.
If you have one of each of the firearms listed above, you’re going to have a lot of ammo. That’s not a bad thing, as long as you don’t plan on going anywhere.
If you plan to bug out and have a bunch of ammo, you might want to check out the top 3 reasons to ditch a bug out bag.
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