Having a gun is not so unusual, but a good ammunition stockpile is always going to be influenced by budget and room. So the actual purpose of this article is to opt for that ammo that can have multiple uses, it’s easy to carry and will not kill your budget.
.22 Long Rifle Ammo
The .22 Long Rifle round has been in use for over a century and is still very popular these days. This ammunition is very cheap and can be used in multiple ways:
- Can be fired from .22 caliber pistols and rifles.
- This ammunition comes in many types from round nose to hollow points which means a wide range of uses
- .22 ammunition is lightweight
- It is an excellent bullet to use in hunting. It can easily kill a deer and other deer size animals at close range with good shot placement.
- it’s excellent to use it for training
Shotgun ammo – 12 gauge
12 gauge ammunition is the most available type of ammunition in the world.
- For generations, this was the main ammo in use with the US military and law enforcement.
- With so many stockpiles around, you can easily replace your stock in a crisis scenario
- When it comes to choosing 12 gauge shotgun shells for your prepper supply, you should stay away from the name brands and settle for generic 12 gauge shells.
- Can be used for hunting
- Stick to a pump-action shotgun; It’s less complicated to use and you’ll be able to load it faster
When choosing ammo for your handgun, you should stick to 9mm. There are lots of different companies that manufacture 9mm bullets, making it possible for you to shop around for a great deal.
In today’s handgun market, all major handgun manufactures produce at least one 9mm pistol variant to keep them in the running. 9mm ammunition is an excellent choice to use for all individual body types, with it’s low recoil, and is easy to shoot with less training.
- 9mm ammunition can be used in both 9mm semi-auto pistols and a pistol caliber carbines.
- These are semi-auto pistol cartridges used by the US military and law enforcement agencies. As a result, there is a lot of this ammunition manufactured and stored each year to keep up with the high levels of needs.
- It is wise to equip each family member with a handgun chambered in the same calibers. This will make it easy to share ammo among family members.
The .308 Winchester is a good choice when you don’t have 5.56x45mm NATO ammo. The accuracy of the .308 Winchester has long made it the preferred ammo of competition shooters and large game hunters alike.
Using this type of ammo allows you to be an effective shot for about 800 yards.
- This ammunition is a good choice for scoped bolt action rifles.
- This ammunition comes in defensive, hunting, or standard ball loadings.
- Any gun labeled 7.62 NATO can accept .308 ammunition
- The .308 rifles can shoot further and are more accurate; the bullet can penetrate vehicle doors, stone, or wooden walls.
5.56 NATO/.223 Remington
The AR-15 rifles are the most popular rifles in the US today. Because of this, there are large quantities of this ammunition in stock. In any SHTF situation find your ammo will not be a huge problem.
- Is a lightweight, light recoiling
- Comes in defensive, hunting, or standard ball loadings.
- Has enough power for personal protection and can be used to hunt most commonly eaten game animals
As a final advice make sure you regularly rotate your ammo stockpiles. Use the oldest ammo for target practice and make sure you always have a good idea of what you have on hand.
What kind of ammo have you stockpiled and what is preferred type?