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I've decided to stream line my calibers, instead of having 7 different calibers to stock, pistol and rifle, I'm concentrating on 9mm and 7.62. I have various other types but those are stocked pretty much and would be used as last resort weapons. My primary will be my sported sks, and my secondary a 9mm. Go too's are my 30-06, 30-30, 22lr, 380acp
 

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Your weapons your call. I would keep have something that fire 5.6 nato around.
Remember in Russia when SHTF , Their stock piles of Ammo were on the street in 24 hours. Same here DHS stock piles will be traded out of the back of trucks .
Any defense stash should include what others will have. Just an Idea.
I of course being a good socialist turned all mine in , and changed my ways.
 

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7.62/.308, 5.56/.223, .45 ACP and LC, 9mm, 12 gauge, .410, .22LR, .38, and 30-06. Common rounds, can be found almost anywhere. In the latest panic, only 30-06 on the shelves most places.
 

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Glad you seen the Light Smitty. Me as well. I even sent early registration forms for the fine on Obamacare for next years tax forms.

Regarding ammo. Having something in the Nato caliber is a good Go To as it will be the most common. From the Black Market side of things AK-47 ammo seems to flood the world market. But Im not the gun guy.
 

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Streamlining was a consideration today. I went to Cabela's today to possibly buy an LC9. They were out. My buddy and I talked to the guy about what we wanted. The only problem I see with the LC9 is the long trigger pull. The only 9mm I have right now is a Sig Pro 2022. Got a hell of a deal on it. My others are .45ACP. The guy there tried to steer us toward a 40mm. I told him I didn't need another type of ammo to stock. It turns out that they had 1 XD-S .45ACP in the back. I have wanted on of those for a long time. I walked out with it. My buddy got a 9mm Steyr. He prefers the toy ammo.
 

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So far my only main stream guns are 20gauge shotgun, .22 pistol and rifle, a 30/30 lever action and a couple .380 pistols. My 9X18mm pistol and my 7.62 Saiga are what I need more ammo for.
 

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Streamlining was a consideration today. I went to Cabela's today to possibly buy an LC9. They were out. My buddy and I talked to the guy about what we wanted. The only problem I see with the LC9 is the long trigger pull. The only 9mm I have right now is a Sig Pro 2022. Got a hell of a deal on it. My others are .45ACP. The guy there tried to steer us toward a 40mm. I told him I didn't need another type of ammo to stock. It turns out that they had 1 XD-S .45ACP in the back. I have wanted on of those for a long time. I walked out with it. My buddy got a 9mm Steyr. He prefers the toy ammo.
There's the offset hammer rubbing on the frame, the hammer spring falling off the hammer or frame, Loaded Chamber Indicator, magazine disconnect safety, small hard to work safety, Internal Lock System, long trigger pull, snappy recoil, doesn't shoot to Point Of Aim.Besides that the LC9 fits in a coat pocket nice.
 

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Pistol: 22 LR, 9mm, and 357 - I have abandoned 45 ACP and 45 Colt both of which I had in the past, (still have a heirloom 45 but its a last resort thing)
Rifle: 22 LR, 357, 223/5.56mm, 7.62x39, 338 Lapua, and I have abandoned 30:06, .308 and 30/30 from the past, (have an hierloom 30cal (m1) but its an hierloom thing too)
Shotgun: 16 gauge and 12 gauge and will likely add a 20 gauge - looking at a Mossy 510.

I have dropped from prepping 45 colt, 45 ACP, 30:06, 30/30 and 30 cal. That was an effort to stream line and the only regret might be the 45acp. I have
an hierloom WWII 1911 and it shoots great I just got to preferring the less kick from the 9mm models.
 

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7.62/.308, 5.56/.223, .45 ACP and LC, 9mm, 12 gauge, .410, .22LR, .38, and 30-06. Common rounds, can be found almost anywhere. In the latest panic, only 30-06 on the shelves most places.
Please remove .410 from your I understand it is your list, but if you would replace it with 20 gauge, I would be happier.

.410 has always been and now even more stupid expensive, and availability is terrible before and now.
 

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Yeah you make a good point about consolidating calibers and stream lining the inventory. I am stacked deep on about 5 and moderately so on about 7 others and some what on the other 5. I pretty much did the same thing on reloading components as well to minimize the logistics of it all to the extent that I could.
 

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Please remove .410 from your I understand it is your list, but if you would replace it with 20 gauge, I would be happier.

.410 has always been and now even more stupid expensive, and availability is terrible before and now.
I hunt and hike in the woods a lot, and I use a Taurus Judge loaded with .410 #4 shot as my trail and snake gun, which it is perfect for. It is deadly on snakes.

With Federal's buckshot loads made just for the Judge it is also a very good self-defense gun in the woods against two-legged snakes.

I bought my .410 ammo for $11.99 per box of twenty (60 cents a round) pre-panic, and bought enough to hold me for awhile, so it works out fine for me.

.45 Long Colt has gotten stupid expensive though.
 

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I went with anything 30 caliber for rifles. Can use the same bullets, primer and powder for the 308, 30-06 and 300win. Hand guns, 44mag that's it. Of course a 22 pistol and rifle.
 

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Rifles in priority, Mini 14(5.56) American rifle (.308 in) and hers is a '92 in .357
Handguns, a 1911(hers) and P345 (.45 AP) followed by a .357 revolver and the SR40. Depends on the situation, I have plenty of ammo for all of 'em.
 

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im stocking 3 caliburs 223/556, 22 and 9mm for my use.
i have 12ga,40 and 45 for trade or "assume your gun" situations.
 

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BTW if you do streamline you will find it some fun. When I abandoned some calibers and sold the guns and ammo I had a lot of fun and made some great deals. I further extended my stock of the calibers I was keeping.
 

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Adding 5.56 is in the plan but right now is not the time unless I bought a complete unit and paid the panic price for what I want, then there is the ammo issue. I had a complete lower but finding an upper was causing me to lose sleep, lol
 

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Good points. I've streamlined on 9 and 7.62 as well but will add a .22 and shotgun to round it out.
 

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I went with anything 30 caliber for rifles. Can use the same bullets, primer and powder for the 308, 30-06 and 300win. Hand guns, 44mag that's it. Of course a 22 pistol and rifle.
Exactly why I have a gun in all three of those rifle chamberings and precisely why the 7mm Rem Mag and 338 dont see much in the way of shooting these days. Additionally, Varget powder will load all three of them (not a great powder for the 300 Win Mag though but in a pinch...) as well as 223/5.56 and 6mm Rem.

The calibers I stock a LOT of are 223, 7.62x39, 308, 12 ga, 9mm and 45 ACP. I do keep a good bit of 30-06, 7mm Rem Mag, 300 Win Mag and 44 mag on hand though. I probably have between 200-300 rounds each for the 224 TTH, 6mm Rem, 338 Win Mag, 8mm Mauser and 20 gauge.
 

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I did this a few years ago and now 9mm, 45 APC, 45 Colt (rifle and pistol), 45-70, 20 ga and 12 ga shotguns. I dumped the 22 LR and went with a .177 pellet gun.
 
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