Fernando,I bought your book, thank you. I have followed your posting on various web sitesSince your time on frugal squirrel.Anyway, my question is related to ammo.I had a friend who had a ton of 7.62 Nato ammo that he sold to me below his costA few years ago as his wife was threatening to divorce him if him if he didn’t getThe ammo reduced, so I got cases of 7.62 nato for 100 bucks.I haven’t shot any in a while, though I do have a couple of Nice FAL rifles (I thinkIt was on the FALFILEs I saw you first.) I’ve moved on to AK’s.So, I was wondering and thinking, why don’t I sell some of the 7.62 Nato and buySome more 7.62 X 39 ammo and then buy some silver with the rest of the money.How much rifle ammo should I keep?I’m not asking you to make my decisions for me, just wondering what you think.I tend to think like you do that pistols will be more important in a collapsing society.
Thank you and if you don’t have time to answer I understand.
Hi K, in the book I give some advice regaridng this, 1000 rounds per handgun or rifle is the minimum I'd go for.
If you're planning on using your AK more, of course get more ammo for it. I'd still keep a healthy amount of 7.62 NATO because I like the ballistics. Your FAL will chew down cover that the AK wont, it will hit further away and it can be set with a scope and adequate mount for 600 yard shots if needed.
Does your situation, your location or your plan dictate for such long range shots or the need of maybe having to defeat cover, requiring more penetration? If the answer is no then I'd just keep a couple hundred rounds of 7.62 NATO and put the rest in 7.62 x 39 mm ammo.
About selling ammo to buy silver, it would depend on how much ammo you have. If you have 10000 rounds of ammo and no PM savings sure, get the silver. But if you have PM and you're only selling the ammo only to buy more a year or two later, know that you'll probably end up paying more for it, so I'd keep it.