Buy as many primers as you can afford. You can stuff them with BP if there is nothing else available.
Duh, just figured it out. Black Powder
I was thinking about boolits
As for my goals, I’d like over 10K ready to go for battle rifles, (AR, AK) and reloading components.
Lots of Components! AK is my secondary, but I have Brothers (as in BAND OF) that both have AKs. If you get “too much ammo” (no such thing, really…) you can trade or barter it. A few rounds at a time for safety, and always while ARMED!
I think Selco’s starting points in SHTF School (subscription info) are great minimums, he calls for:
2 AKs and 5,000 rounds of ammo.
2 Pistols and I forget how much ammo, thinking 2,000?
He suggests the Tokarev, or equivalent, which is a kick-@$$ round, prolly close to a 357 Sig in velocity and energy, but iirc, slightly better, or around 357 Sig +P? The domestic ammo for the Tok in the U$A is not as hot, and expensive, so go with something you are skilled at shooting, and can find ammo.
40 S&W comes to mind, and it is inexpensive. +P in 40 is a hot round, plenty of energy and speed. Cheaper than 45 ACP, more power than 9mm. Perfect compromise between 9 and 45! (IMO)
But I really like my 45 ACP
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