Getting a fancy MOE stock with the trap door compartment. Gonna shove a spare springs kit in my rifles butt.
haha FIREARM HUMOR!
But there is no humor in lugging around hundreds of rounds of ammo. It's hard to determine, how much you NEED to how much you can CARRY. This is survival and you will need as much ammo as possible, but there is no point in 1k+ rounds if your fatigued when you need your strength the most. Dump piles can be rendered useless when routes get cut, pushing you in the complete opposite direction. Unlike any battle, no reinforcements, no resupplies. So with this in mind, throw in the rest of your gear, ruck supplies, weapons, body armor, equipment, etc.
Always have Plans A, B, C, D, and sometimes E
Always have multiple escape routes, resupply routes, MAPS!
A while back Prime had the idea of along your journey dumped little care packages along the way. Batteries, rations, ammo, maps etc in things like mailboxes. Just in case you have to retreat or double back. Best idea ever!
You can never have too many options. By having more ammo, spare parts, and supplies, you increase your options. Having supply caches along different routes is a very good idea. That way, you don't have to worry about hull around a shit load of supplies. Still, better safe than sorry so I'd say its important to stock up as much as you can now. Like I said, the more stuff you have, the more options you have.
I have a ridiculous amount of ammo. I'm not all that concerned with ammo right now, there's more than enough to go around so long as no one wastes any.
I reload to supplement my ammo stores. it's a single stage press and it's not good for high volume shooting, so I don't like to waste ammo why i get upset when people waste my ammo. even if it's 1 shot more than what's needed, that's ammo being wasted. I expect after hitting the gun shops I'd get a higher volume setup. they got that 1200 rds/hr press thatI'd love to have but it's $900...
the largest amount of ammo I have is the non-reloadable: rimfire. once that's gone it's gone. it can't be reloaded (well it can, but it's about as practical as reloading berdan primed cases) 2/3s of my pile is rimfire .22LR and etc ammo. the other 1/3 is centerfire, mostly of military (berdan/corrosive) and a little bit of commercial ammo. it's a great supply to have around but since very little cna be reloaded, I'd shoot the commercial & reloads first and save the best (military surplus) for last.
I have a huge pile of brass for the common calibers. if I collect spent brass that would literally pave the streets I don't ever expect to run out. I would like more brass for the soviet calibers but it's not a big deal. there's nothing wrong with converting to 308 later down the road.
I don't have any a spare parts. ideally I'd have several backups but since the parts kit costs half as much as my gun.... it'll get quite expensive to do that. Luckily I don't have anything rare or unusual, I can salvage what I need from all the "spoils of war" I'll accumulate over time.