...now wait a minute; I figure I'll keep you all in suspense just a moment or two while I lay out my inventory with the actual numbers beside the ammo types. Then I'll give the total and figure out who came closest.
But even before that let me wish all of you and your moms a happy mother's day.
Okay, back to business. The ammo that was included in this contest was almost all my ammo as pictured at the right. That was made up of one foot locker's worth, 3 ammo cans' worth, one box of ammo, and one super secret agent's attache case full. There were only 18 entries into the contest so your odds are pretty good of winning.
Here is how the ammo broke down:
Ammo Type & # of Rounds
Mag-Tech .32 Auto 71gr. FMJ 50
Fiocchi .32 Auto 73 gr. FMJ 50
Winchester .32 Auto 73 gr. FMJ 50
Sellier & Bellot 32 Auto 73 gr. FMJ 50
Winchester .380 Auto 85 gr. Silvertip HP 300
Gold Dot 9mm +P 124 gr. GDHP 1200
Gold Dot 9mm LE 124 gr. GDHP 1050
Gold Dot 9mm 124 gr. JHP 100
Federal 9mm Hydr-Shok 147 gr. HP 1300
Federal 9mm Nyclad 124 gr. HP 50
Winchester 9MM Nato 124 gr. FMJ 550
Smith & Wesson 9mm 115 gr. JHP 50
Winchester.40 S&W 180 gr. JHP 40
Federal .45 Auto 230 gr. Hydra-Shok 100
Remington .45 Auto 185 gr. JHP 300
Western Super X .357 Magnum 158 gr. JHP 100
Remington .38 Special +P 125 gr. semi JHP 800
Federal .38 Special +P 110 gr. JHP 50
Federal .38 Special +P+ 147 gr. Hydra_Shok JHP 50
Winchester .38 Special Super-X 148 gr. Super Match W/C 50
Winchester .38 Special 125 gr. +p JHP 100
Remington .30 Carbine 110 gr. FMJ 50
Federal .223 Remington 55 gr. MCBT 200
Sampson .223 Remington 55 gr. FMJBT 200
Wolf .223 Remington 62 gr. FMJ 40
Wolf Military Classic 7.62x39 124 gr. FMJ 800
Mil-Surp 7.62x54R FMJ 60
Mil-Surp Blue Tip 7.62x54R 60
Remington Core-Lokt .35 Remington 200 gr. SP 100
Winchester Super-X .35 Remington 200 gr. Power Point 200
Winchester 12 Gauge Slug 75
Winchester Super X 12 gauge Slugs 20
Remington Sluggers 12 Gauge Slugs 30
Federal Hi-Shok12 Gauge Slugs 35
Remington 12 Gauge 9 shot Heavy Target 50
Estate 12 Gauge 7 1/2 Shot Game Load 25
CCI Maxi-Mags .22 WMR HP 50
Remington Thunderbolt .22LR 500
Champion .22LR target solid points 2000
CCI Blazer .22LR 500
American Eagle .22LR solid points 500
One Remington Collector's Tin With Knife 300
One Remington Collector's Tin 300
Total more or less 12485
I forgot to mention one box in my earlier breakdown, as above, and that was the box of Bear 7.62x54R soft points, there were only 5 rounds in it; and to be fair I guess I should include that in the total.
So the total was 12,490.
Who came closest to that will be the tentative winner so long as he/she follows the eligibility rules.
Here were all the entries (and a non-entry comment or three) I received on the blog (as per the rules they had to be in a comment to the blog):
Saturday, May 05, 2007 11:22:00 PM
Saturday, May 05, 2007 11:42:00 PM
Sunday, May 06, 2007 12:22:00 AM
C Philip @ TFL said...
Sunday, May 06, 2007 8:59:00 AM
Sunday, May 06, 2007 10:19:00 AM
Sunday, May 06, 2007 10:27:00 AM
Sunday, May 06, 2007 1:35:00 PM
Sunday, May 06, 2007 1:59:00 PM
Sunday, May 06, 2007 6:19:00 PM
lee n. field said...
I'm going to guess 7000 rounds."not nearly enough"
Sunday, May 06, 2007 7:11:00 PM
1 dollar Bob
Sunday, May 06, 2007 10:00:00 PM
Haven't a clue, but it looks similar to what I currently have stashed. Note: I'm in the process of ordering an update on a few calibers, so I may be stocking a few more rounds.Hang in there,GreyBeard
Sunday, May 06, 2007 10:50:00 PM
evan price @ thehighroad.org said...
Monday, May 07, 2007 1:11:00 AM
Roadwild17 @ The High Road said...
Wednesday, May 09, 2007 4:32:00 PM
Thursday, May 10, 2007 6:28:00 AM
Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:56:00 PM
3,860Manzanita on TFL (although I'm not sure I've ever posted)
Friday, May 11, 2007 8:33:00 PM
All of them !!!
Saturday, May 12, 2007 12:45:00 AM
As from what I can see from the entries, there were a couple of people who came close, with their guesses coming in between 11,042 (unixguy@thr) and 11,500 (firstname.lastname@example.org) but the absolute closest, almost bang right on the bull's eye, was the guess of 12,345 by Jeff; making him the potential winner. So Jeff, please be so kind as to get in touch with me via an email at BBammoguess@aol.com and send me a copy of your ID showing you are 18 or older, with your name and address, let me know which holster you want, and remember by your entry you affirmed you followed all of the rules (see: http://ballseyesboomers.blogspot.com/2007/05/guess-how-many-rounds.html for the rules).
Once you get that done, I will send whichever holster you want to you within a few business days. Please make sure to let me know which holster you prefer; and congratulations to you. By the way, thanks to the rest of you. Hope it was fun, and I hope at least some of you enjoy my blog and will come back now and then. There may be another contest in the future since I still will have one holster left over.
All the best,
PS: Special Mention: A nice try by Scout26 who said... "All of them !!!". The trick was you had to guess how many, and all of them does not really tell me how many. Anyway, it was technically wrong anyhow because I forgot to inventory about 400 rounds of ammo I had in another room, along with other ammo I had here and there; and furthermore I did not count a few loose rounds that were in the footlocker. Since I am the final judge and my word is final, Jeff is the tentative winner with his extremely close guess. Nice try though!