Both types of ammunition are very essential to the SHTF. To defend yourself, you must accumulate a minimum of 500 rounds of defensive ammunition for your shotgun, approximately 2000 rounds for your rifle and, finally, 1000 rounds for your pistol. In fact, we might end up using more ammunition to hunt than to defend ourselves, in some situations. A lot will depend on your specific survival plans.
If you plan to stay at home during a crisis, you're probably not going to use a lot of ammo hunting. But if you plan to live off the land, in some cabin in the woods, you may be left with a lot of ammunition. But there are few who fall into that category. If that time comes, ammunition, along with clean water, will be almost the most valuable commodity on Earth.
You can change or use it, but either way the guy with the ammo will be in charge. You also need to have small parts on hand to make repairs if needed. Similar stories are being told across the country. Ammunition continues to be in high demand, and hunting season often results in low supply.
Marcon explained that even two years ago, in those days before the pandemic, it was not uncommon to find empty shelves in his store. Keep in mind the effect of the pandemic and ammunition has become one of the most sought after items across the country this year. Among all the critical supplies that survivors accumulate, there is nothing more controversial than ammunition. Those are the weapons they should practice with and those are the weapons you need to worry about accumulating ammunition for.
If you go that way, then you don't have to worry about accumulating ammunition, you only have tens of thousands of shells and the raw ingredients to turn them into bullets. For much of the country, this fall's deer hunting season is only a few weeks or even a couple of months away, but now is the time to stock up on ammunition, experts say.