Reader BLoving writes:
Robert got me thinking with his question of the day on Wednesday asking how much ammo is enough. Sure it’s easy to say a gun owner should always have plenty of ammunition on hand for their firearms – however you define “plenty.”
But it made me wonder: what about the guns I own that I rarely shoot? Of all the guns I own, the one least frequently shot would undoubtedly be my replica Philidelphia Derringer.
How much ammo do I have stockpiled for it? You’re looking at it. The age of that blister pack of 16 Hornady lead balls is unknown…probably somewhere between twenty-five and thirty years old. I had to dig pretty deep into the ammo cabinet to find it, but I knew it was in there somewhere. And I’m confident that if I loaded twenty grains of Pyrodex in that barrel and stuffed a greased patch and ball down the bore that the gun would shoot just fine.
So here’s the question: what is the oldest/most obscure/least fired gun that you bother to keep ammo around for? You know…just in case you feel like shooting it again some day?
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