Over the last few years, I’ve managed to accumulate a fair amount of ammo. [Storage method not shown.] I’m actually running low on space in my walk-in closet. I regularly check out the various online ammo dealers, the LGS, and even Walmart for deals. Even if there’s not a special deal / sale, I’ll buy some here and some there, whether I “need” it or not. I see it as sort of a “dollar-cost averaging” approach to buying ammo. Sure, it’s a bit of a strained metaphor, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it . . .
Why do I buy it and “stack it deep?” A few reasons come to mind. My first thought is that it probably won’t get much cheaper. Secondly, it doesn’t really “go bad.” Ammo stored in an air-conditioned house, in sealed ammo cans, with desiccant in each can… should be good for my lifetime and then some. Thirdly, a little voice in my head sometimes worries that there could be a future shortage (or worse).
I’ve not really followed any rhyme or reason when purchasing FMJ vs premium SD ammo. I do buy the FMJ with the intent to eventually use it for practice. However, I have bought quite a bit of premium SD and just keep stacking it.
Again, a little part of me wonders if some of the premium ammo will be scarce or even non-existent in the future. So, is there a ratio of FMJ / range ammo to premium / HP / SD ammo that you subscribe to? If so, why?
P.S. I’m NOT interested in reloading.