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Old 12-15-2012, 11:15 AM
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Is everyone giving ammo for a Christmas present this year or is there something going on with .223/556 ammo? Try buying bulk, brass cased ammo right now.
Old 12-15-2012, 11:54 AM
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Nope! Most is being panic purchased by those of us that realized the may have waited TOO long. Some may be right. Wasn't anyone paying attention four years ago???
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Nope! Most is being panic purchased by those of us that realized the may have waited TOO long. Some may be right. Wasn't anyone paying attention four years ago???

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Well.....

It's not uncommon to buy a new rifle and expect 5000 rounds of ammo for Christmas.....Is it??

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Sorry ScottyGunn,
I felt I was running low so may of accidentally grabbed up... well... all of it

Kidding aside, it does seem to be getting scarce in bulk these days. At least for a reasonable price.
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Everything is pretty much all sold out now.
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My buddy was looking for some and called me while at the gun shop. He bought an AR15 for his daughter and wanted some ammo.....had a heck of a time finding anything but the 20 round boxes and finally settled on the last box of WPI steel case stuff. I checked online for him while we were on the phone....all on back order! Glad I bought a bunch already.
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Guess I should have placed my order yesterday!

The reason people are buying are:
1. fears about the recent election, everytime there is an election people buy. People think that a 2nd term pres might enact some stiffer gun laws.
2. with the recent shootings people are worried that there might be a ban on purchasing ammo over the internet which will lead to huge price increases and even more shortages. The good news is I will be rich!

If you look around there will be some to be found, but it will be over fifty cents per round. I guess if all the 5.56 is gone I'll just put .44mag and 7.62x51, there are always other things to buy.
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I just found some and I'm adding it to a shopping cart, it will be under $.40 per round. 62gr green tip
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Think I will settle for one more case of 9mm, 124Gr NATO.
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Here is some pretty pricey 5.56.

http://centerfiresystems.com/AM556LC-02.aspx
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I checked out my local guy today and picked up 500 5.56 federal FMJ for $160. He also had PMC Bronze .223 FMJ for $330/1000. That seemed pretty reasonable for what I've been seeing lately. I picked up 300 5.56 PMC green tips with a plastic ammo can at Cabelas for $124 yesterday. The ammo is out there. Look locally, you'll probably have better luck than the internet right now.
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Is everyone giving ammo for a Christmas present this year or is there something going on with .223/556 ammo? Try buying bulk, brass cased ammo right now.
Sorry dude. I bought all of it. You want to buy some?
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Sorry dude. I bought all of it. You want to buy some?
I think I saw your ad on the internet.....arm and a leg......
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