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The Best Ammo For Survival

best ammo for survival

Want to know the best ammo for survival? You’re in luck.

Most preppers want a few firearms in their arsenal when SHTF. However, when it comes to ammunition, choosing between all the types out there can be a real pain.

After all there’s lots of factors to consider – and choosing the wrong type can make your survival experience a whole lot more difficult.

We want to make the ammo-buying process easier for you. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of…

The Best Ammo For Survival

Each of these ammo types is evaluated around some of the most important factors:

  • Price
  • Availability
  • Purpose
  • Stopping Power

This comparison will help you select the best type of ammunition for an SHTF event. Enjoy!

.22 LR

This is a compact, versatile, and incredibly common round that’s excellent for emergencies. And, since it’s widely available, you’ll have a lot less trouble finding it and stocking up.

This small round is great for hunting small game; however, it’s not nearly as effective for taking down animals much larger than a squirrel or rabbit.

Due to its size, this round does not have much stopping power – which makes it unreliable in a defense situation.

Although this ammo is great for survival, it shouldn’t be your only option. Pair it with a type that works well for defense (and perhaps for shooting larger game).

Note: Need a new firearm? One option that uses this round is the Remington Model 597 HB.


This round also goes by the “9mm Luger” – and it’s an incredibly common (and popular) round for pistols.  Again, easy access to this will be in your favor when SHTF.

This round is larger and packs a harder punch than the .22LR – making it great for self-defense, and hunting both small and mid-size game.

If self-defense is your main use for this round, you’ll want to opt for the hollow-point version. (You’ll want to check your local & state laws to make sure these are legal where you live – or where you’ll be bugging out).

Note: Don’t opt for revolvers for this round – it’s too easy to get grit in the cylinder, and they’re too slow for emergency situations. Instead, go for a semi-automatic handgun. These are compact, lightweight, and quick to use in a crisis.

.308 Winchester

This is a round that’s popular for sporting, and great for defense. With significant stopping power and little recoil, this can be a great option for those who aren’t strong enough to use a rifle with a lot of kickback.

When used with a rifle with a longer barrel (at least 24 inches), these rounds can go for about 800 yards. Plus, when pairing it with a scope you’ll be able to maintain control of the area.

Note: The Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action is a great option for this round.


This round is also called the “5.56 NATO” – and it’s incredibly common among the U.S. Military. Plus, many civilians also favor this round for normal use. This is a great sign that this round will be available to stock up on before SHTF.

This round has exceptional stopping power, and a range of about 300 meters. It’s excellent for defense, as well as hunting large game.

Note: the Colt AR-15 is a great semi-automatic rifle that chambers these, and is excellent for survival situations.


Shotguns are some of the best firearms to have on you in a crisis. And when you fire off 12-gauge rounds you can hunt large game (not to mention flying game), and scare the hell out of your attacker in close-range combat.

Keep in mind 12-gauge shells come with significant kickback. If this is too much for you, opt for a 16-gauge or 20-gauge. These aren’t nearly as common as the 12-gauge, so you’ll want to stock up on plenty before SHTF.

Note: Shotguns typically work for only one gauge of shell, so make sure to test out a few of the options before buying a shotgun that matches it. Pump action shotguns are more recommended than auto loaders for survival. That’s because pump actions are simpler to use, and are less likely to have issues over time. For instance, the Remington Model 870 Pump Action 12-Gauge Shotgun is awesome for a survival situation.


Is Biden’s Brain Tapioca? One Tennessee Republican Thinks So


The White House would be required to notify Congress whenever the president takes a drug that could impact his alertness, judgment, or mood, under a new bill proposed by Tennessee Republican Rep. Andy Ogles.

“Joe Biden’s embarrassing outbursts of anger and incomprehensible speeches mirror the incalculable damage his policies have inflicted on our nation,” Rep. Ogles stated.

“Frequently slurred speech, abnormally long pauses, and the inability to string together five coherent words have put Biden’s mental and physical decline on full display,” he said. “It is unfair to the American people for the White House to be occupied by someone who is literally incapable of speaking.”

Ogles introduced his bill — the No Juicing Joe Act — because the White House “has refused” to test President Biden’s cognitive abilities “because they know he will fail miserably.” Biden is scheduled to debate former President Trump, the GOP nominee, later this month.

Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., introduced the No Juicing Joe Act, citing historical precedents where presidential health issues affected their duties. He pointed to President John F. Kennedy’s treatment by Dr. Max Jacobson, known as “Doctor Feelgood,” and Woodrow Wilson’s post-stroke incapacitation, which led to the 21st Amendment.

“The president, whose office is the most powerful on earth, must be accountable to the people, and it’s Congress’s duty to ensure accountability,” Ogles said.

In response, a White House spokesperson claimed that criticisms of Biden’s cognitive state were politically motivated. However, the growing number of incidents raises serious concerns. After losing numerous negotiations and witnessing the administration’s failures across various sectors, it’s becoming increasingly clear that these issues are not just about policy but about the president’s ability to perform his duties effectively.

The Republican National Committee’s research division posted several videos that appeared to show President Biden in a “perpetual state of confusion.” One video from his recent speech in Normandy commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day showed Biden bending down, seemingly uncertain whether it was time to sit down.

Questions about Biden’s mental acuity also circulated last week after a bombshell report interviewed 45 lawmakers and administration officials about Biden’s mental performance.

Biden, 81, is the oldest person to hold the presidency and has faced skepticism from voters and Republican lawmakers about his ability to do his job. Many Republicans and even some Democrats said the president showed his age in private meetings.

Most of the people interviewed by the report who were critical of Biden’s performance were Republicans, although some Democrats acknowledged the president showed his age in several exchanges. These interviewees participated in meetings with Biden or were briefed on them contemporaneously, including administration officials and other Democrats who did not express concerns about how the president handled the meetings.

White House officials, however, dismissed many of these accounts, saying such criticisms were motivated by partisan politics.

The growing concern over Biden’s mental fitness is driving legislative efforts like the No Juicing Joe Act to ensure transparency and accountability in presidential health, highlighting the critical need for a capable and alert leader in the White House. The American people deserve a president who can effectively communicate and make sound decisions, and it is Congress’s duty to uphold this standard.



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House Holds AG Garland in Contempt, Referred for Criminal Charges


In a decisive move that upholds the rule of law, the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, referring the top Department of Justice (DOJ) official for criminal charges. This is a significant victory for those who believe in holding our leaders accountable and ensuring transparency in government.

The measure passed nearly along party lines in a 216 to 207 vote, with just one Republican, Rep. David Joyce of Ohio, betraying his party and his constituents. Joyce, a former prosecutor, argued against the resolution, claiming it would further politicize the judicial system. However, his lone dissent only highlights his failure to stand up for justice. It’s clear that Joyce must be voted out in November to restore true conservative leadership.

Garland’s refusal to turn over audio recordings of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interview with President Biden is a blatant obstruction of justice. These recordings are crucial for understanding Biden’s mishandling of classified documents and his mental state during the investigation. Hur concluded that no criminal charges were warranted, but described Biden as presenting himself “as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” This characterization raises serious concerns about Biden’s fitness for office and the potential leniency he received.

Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., led the charge, ensuring the contempt resolution passed. This action demonstrates the GOP’s unwavering commitment to transparency and accountability. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, voiced the frustration felt by many, stating, “There’s only one reason why the attorney general would do that. He doesn’t want us to hear it.”

This move is part of a broader effort by House Republicans to hold the Biden administration accountable. The pursuit of Hur’s audio tapes is just one aspect of the GOP’s wider impeachment inquiry into President Biden, investigating allegations that he used his political position to enrich himself and his family. Despite Biden’s denials of wrongdoing, the truth must come out.

The DOJ, however, is unlikely to act on this contempt referral, as indicated by past inaction on similar resolutions. This reality frustrates many Republicans, who see the DOJ as biased and unwilling to hold their own accountable. Rep. Rich McCormick, R-Ga., expressed this sentiment, saying, “I’m not optimistic, because I think the DOJ has proven themselves very partisan and not honest brokers of how they apply the law.”


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The Dangers of Biden’s Weakness: Russian Ships off the Coast of Florida


When it comes to national security, President Biden’s actions are not just weak—they’re downright reckless and dangerous. This week, a fleet of Russian warships brazenly entered Cuban waters, preparing for military drills in the Caribbean. This aggressive move is a direct threat to the United States, underscoring the dangerous consequences of Biden’s soft stance on national security.

Just this week, a fleet of Russian warships brazenly entered Cuban waters, preparing for military drills in the Caribbean. This aggressive move is a direct warning to President Biden, who recently approved Ukrainian forces to strike targets within Russia using U.S. weaponry. Strategic intelligence analyst Rebekah Koffler, author of “Putin’s Playbook,” interprets this deployment as a clear message from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington: “We can touch you.”

“Putin wants to be close to the U.S. homeland at this time when the Russia-Ukraine crisis is on a highly escalatory trajectory — given Biden’s authorization to Ukraine. If something goes wrong and Ukraine strikes critical targets in Russia close to major cities, the Russian military can enable the Cubans to strike targets inside the U.S. or strike U.S. interests,” Koffler explains.

Three Russian warships arrived at Havana Bay on Wednesday, greeted by a 21-cannon salute. Following them is a nuclear-powered submarine, the Kazan, which Russia claims is not carrying nuclear weapons. This is a chilling reminder of the dangers we face due to Biden’s misguided policies.

President Biden’s recent actions have only emboldened our enemies. His reckless approval for Ukraine to use American missiles against Russian targets has escalated tensions to a boiling point. Ukraine, struggling in its battle of attrition against Russian forces, has failed to secure major breakthroughs despite these counterattacks.

The presence of Russian warships in Cuba and Putin’s threats to supply weapons to U.S. neighbors are stark reminders of the perilous situation we are in. Putin’s recent suggestion that Russia may authorize strikes on the U.S. via proxy countries is a direct consequence of Biden’s weak leadership.

“Most of all, the warships are a reminder to Washington that it is unpleasant when an adversary meddles in your near abroad,” said Benjamin Gedan, director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center. This situation underscores the need for strong, decisive leadership to protect our national security, something Biden has utterly failed to provide.

Putin’s rhetoric and actions highlight the precarious position we are in under Biden’s leadership. His statement last week about supplying weapons to regions that can strike sensitive U.S. facilities should alarm every American: “If [the U.S.] considers it possible to deliver such weapons to the combat zone to launch strikes on our territory and create problems for us, why don’t we have the right to supply weapons of the same type to some regions of the world where they can be used to launch strikes on sensitive facilities of the countries that do it to Russia?”

Adding to this dangerous mix, President Biden has also approved the notorious Azov Battalion to use U.S.-provided weaponry. This battalion, infamous for its neo-Nazi roots, has been a central figure in Russian propaganda against Ukraine’s government. Biden’s support for such a group not only undermines our moral standing but also hands Putin ammunition to justify his aggressive actions.

President Biden’s approval of Ukraine to use American missiles to strike Russia and his support for the controversial Azov Battalion reflects a dangerous softness on national security. These decisions have not only emboldened our adversaries but also jeopardized global stability. It’s time for a leader who prioritizes America’s safety and stands firm against threats to our homeland. Biden’s actions are not just a lapse in judgment—they are a direct threat to our nation’s security.


Biden Admin Threatens to Stop Weapon Supplies to Israel

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