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    If you think you will be shooting long enough to run out of usable brass, buy a black powder revolvers with an extra cylinder or two.
     
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    Yes, but black powder leaves a lot more residue than modern smokeless powders. That residue, when allowed to build up, could potentially trigger a chain fire that would result in a catastrophic failure. Not as dangerous as paper cartridge, but still a concern.
     
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    The question of running out of brass is an interesting one.

    How many rounds do you have stored for teotwawki? 10k? 20k?
     
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    Making primers is supped to be pretty finicky. Of course I've never tried or even researched it be we are talking about manufacturing quantities of impact detonated explosive.

    But I suppose it could be done if someone were determined enough.
     
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    Determination is often the major factor in a survival scenario.
     
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    Lot to be said for a .22. and ammo is certainly plentiful. I got nothing against packing one along, I was just making suggestions to the fella who wanted a "one gun solution".
     
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    If shtf hard enough that we run outta reloadable brass I'm not so sure I wanna watch anyway.
     
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    The reason I asked about how many rounds people have stored is I wonder whether running out of brass is going to be an issue for anyone over 40.

    If you fire 10 rounds a day for a year, that is only 3650 a year. Salvage the brass and get 3 reloads out of it, if you have 20k rounds stored, you potentially have 80k rounds. That is 21 years worth of ammo.
     
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    In the day, I got 20 reloads.
     

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