Hey you guys,
As you go through this season, and reflecting on seasons past, I'd like to hear about how much ammo you go through in a season.
The reason I ask is, as many of you may already know, all of my guns are vintage Winchesters, in which I can't shoot steel. I know that, eventually (and probably sooner than later) the special, non-steel, non-toxic ammo I buy for them to stay in compliance with the laws regarding non toxic ammo for waterfowl hunting, will eventually disappear from production entirely.
I recently did a count of my stores of that ammo, and I'm trying to decide how much more of it to buy, so I'm trying to get an idea of "x rounds per season" to get an idea of how many more seasons worth of ammo I have. Obviously, I'm not an avid, go every weekend duck hunter; if I were, I wouldn't be asking this question, but I figure if I stockpile based on a heavier use than my own, I'll be in good stead. My ultimate goal is to leave these shotguns to my son with enough ammo to supply at least his lifetime (or his son's life given that my son isn't, at least currently, interested in hunting.) Because, once this ammo is gone, these guns essentally become "wall-hangers."
Obviously, I can't afford to pour every available dollar into ammo purchases, but I would like to put together an intelligent plan based on useful, valid info. (In other words, my plan can't be "The sky is falling; buy every round on the shelf.")