User Tools

Site Tools


See List of Lists: Ammunition Prep List and Firearms Prep List

Ammo Stock Websites: - - - -

see also:

see also:


All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.

Beans Bullets and Band-Aids

Bullets is referring to investing in tangibles like the “Five B's”: 1.) Beans, 2.) Bullets, 3.) Bandaids, 4.) Bullion, 5.) Books.

see also invest in tangibles

James Wesley Rawles says “I strongly recommend that SurvivalBlog readers stock far more ammunition than precious metals, if their goal is survival bartering.”

“The other major problem with using gold coins for survival barter, regardless of their weight, is that they will be immediately suspect as counterfeit by the individual on the other side of the table. Most Americans have never even seen a Canadian Maple Leaf or a Krugerrand, much less have any mean to determine its weight, water displacement weight, or otherwise test its authenticity. (Touchstone or acid test.) In contrast, small denomination circulated 90% U.S. silver dimes, quarters, and half dollars are almost immediately recognizable by most Americans, and will not be suspect beyond perhaps a passing glance.

Second, we were discussing a survival barter situation, when at some point in the future ordinary storefront commerce has been disrupted. In these circumstances, you probably won't have the opportunity to walk into a retail grocery store an buy large quantities of anything. I predict that the commerce that will transpire will be very small scale–perhaps something similar to the Barter Faire that I portrayed in the “For an Ounce of Gold” chapter of my novel “Patriots.” Under these circumstances you won't be buying case lots. It will be “onesees and twosees” transactions. Here, silver coins will be a practical medium of exchange.

Again, as I mentioned in my original post, I prefer common caliber ammunition for this sort of barter. A 50 cartridge box of .22 Long Rifle cartridges is just about ideal: recognizable, expendable, practical, almost universally used, and easily divisible. I strongly recommend that SurvivalBlog readers stock far more ammunition than precious metals, if their goal is survival bartering.” Fair Use Disclaimer Source:

“I recommend storing primarily pointed soft point ammunition for hunting rifle calibers, (with perhaps 30% in FMJ loadings for calibers like 5.56mm NATO and 7.62x39). Buy nearly all hollow points for your pistol calibers. WTSHTF, people are going to want to acquire man stopper loads rather than plinking ammo.”

The three Bs: “Beans, Bullets, and Band-aids”. This is a great way to summarize necessities of survival and for the fear of becoming the 20 “Bs” of survival or the 30 “Bs” of survival, it should probably remain the three Bs. However, one can see the use of the five Bs of survival being closer to my mentality: Beans, Bullets, Band-Aids, Bullion, and Books

2. Bullets = Invest in, Support, Protect and Defend the Second Amendment, Your Family, Your Freedom

2). Bullets = Invest in, Support, Protect and Defend the Second Amendment and the other 9 Amendments of our sagely and compassionate Bill of Rights with:

For guns, consider the following:

Gun Gear and Force Multipliers

see Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Nickel, Copper

see also Invest in Tangibles


James Wesley Rawles' "bullet"

Jack Spirko's "bullet"

Jack Spirko's "bullet"

MD Creekmore's site: "bullet"

John Jacob Schmidt's "bullet" "bullet"

Dave Duffy, Massad Ayoob, John Silveira, and Claire Wolfe's "bullet"

Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy's "bullet"

Lisa Bedford's "bullet"

Paul Wheaton's "bullet"

Jason Akers's "bullet" "bullet"

Joel Skousen's "bullet"

Alex Jones's "bullet"

Alex Jones's "bullet"

Chuck Baldwin's "bullet" John Birch Society's "bullet"

Mike Adams' "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet"

William Frank Buckley 's "bullet" "bullet"

Bob Livingston's "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet"

An opinionated rural north Idaho housewife's "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "nutnfancy Survival" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet"

Jeff Quinn's "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet" "bullet"

Snippet from Wikipedia: Bullet

A bullet is a projectile and a component of firearm ammunition that is expelled from a gun barrel during shooting. The term is from Middle French and originated as the diminutive of the word boulle (boullet), which means "small ball". Bullets are made of a variety of materials such as copper, lead, steel, polymer, rubber and even wax. They are available either singly, as in muzzleloading and cap and ball firearms, or as components of paper cartridges, but much more commonly in the form of metallic cartridges. Bullets are made in various shapes and constructions depending on the intended applications, including specialized functions such as hunting, target shooting, training and combat.

Although the word bullet is often used in colloquial language to refer to a cartridge round, a bullet is not a cartridge but rather a component of one. A round of ammunition cartridge is a combination package of the bullet (which is the projectile), the case (which holds everything together), the propellant (which provides the majority of the energy to launch the projectile) and the primer (which ignites the propellant). This use of the term bullet when intending to describe a cartridge often leads to confusion when the components of a cartridge are specifically referred to.

Bullet sizes are expressed by their weights and diameters (referred to as "calibers") in both imperial and metric measurement systems. For example: 55 grain .223 caliber bullets are of the same weight and caliber as 3.56 gram 5.56mm caliber bullets.

The bullets used in many cartridges are fired at muzzle velocities faster than the speed of sound — about 343 metres per second (1,130 ft/s) in dry air at 20 °C (68 °F) — and thus can travel a substantial distance to a target before a nearby observer hears the sound of the shot. The sound of gunfire (i.e. the muzzle report) is often accompanied with a loud bullwhip-like crack as the supersonic bullet pierces through the air creating a sonic boom. Bullet speeds at various stages of flight depend on intrinsic factors such as its sectional density, aerodynamic profile and ballistic coefficient, and extrinsic factors such as barometric pressure, humidity, air temperature and wind speed. Subsonic cartridges fire bullets slower than the speed of sound so there is no sonic boom. This means that a subsonic cartridge, such as .45 ACP, can be substantially quieter than a supersonic cartridge such as the .223 Remington, even without the use of a suppressor.

Bullets do not normally contain explosives, but damage the intended target by transferring kinetic energy upon impact and penetration (see terminal ballistics).

bullets.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/11 09:44 (external edit)