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jsasker007

5 year old buck +
If everyone was armed we wouldn't have the problems we're forced to put up with right now. I will argue that point to no end.
 

4wanderingeyes

5 year old buck +
Well ammo availablility has only gotten worse by me. Anyone seeing supplies anywhere? I have been buying 12 ga and rifle ammo when I am in looking for 9mm, or .380 ammo. I have gotten a few more boxes, but I would really like to shoot soon, and my wife has been on my case that she wants to freshen up her aim. It would be nice to pick up a couple thousand rounds. But for less then $1 per round, like I am seeing around me.
 

TenPoint

5 year old buck +
Basically nothing in stores or online unless you want to pay 5x the normal cost.
 

Native Hunter

5 year old buck +
Got a very old back order filled from Optics Planet. 500 rounds of Federal 9 mm for 30 something cents a round on the way. Probably will never see that price again.
 

TenPoint

5 year old buck +
Got a very old back order filled from Optics Planet. 500 rounds of Federal 9 mm for 30 something cents a round on the way. Probably will never see that price again.

You could double or triple your money on that easily. ;) I got 1,000 rounds for $.60 this fall.
 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
Got a very old back order filled from Optics Planet. 500 rounds of Federal 9 mm for 30 something cents a round on the way. Probably will never see that price again.

4 weeks ago it was $0.63/round for 500 rounds. Now any recognizable brand is over $0.90/round.
 

Native Hunter

5 year old buck +
4 weeks ago it was $0.63/round for 500 rounds. Now any recognizable brand is over $0.90/round.

Yes, I'm glad I have all that I will ever need. I didn't really need the 500 rounds but glad I added it to the collection.
 

j-bird

Moderator
Shelves here are pretty barren as well. Unless you are looking for some pretty odd ball stuff. I was able to get in on a delivery thru Midway USA a few weeks back on some 5.56....but am anxiously waiting for another opportunity.

You know hard it is to post about this and not get on some rant about what is going on out there in the world?!?!?!?!?
 

4wanderingeyes

5 year old buck +
Yes, I'm glad I have all that I will ever need. I didn't really need the 500 rounds but glad I added it to the collection.
Safety in numbers! Even if it is ammo.

But if you are feeling like that box of 500 is to much for your personal supply, I am willing to take them off your hands, for a small profit for you :)
 

Native Hunter

5 year old buck +
Safety in numbers! Even if it is ammo.

But if you are feeling like that box of 500 is to much for your personal supply, I am willing to take them off your hands, for a small profit for you :)

I guess I will just keep them, It will be like owning a piece of the rock.......!
 

Mortenson

5 year old buck +
I'm late to the AR party, but getting set up now. Purchased ammo a year ago proactively. Been buying small amounts the past few weeks. Gun still isn't here yet, so it hasn't been shot and I'm not sure what it'll like or won't like. Was hoping not to buy in bulk til I've tested it a little. I see IMI 62 grain M855 SS109 penetrator tip is available in bulk for .70/round. Barrel is 1:7. 1,200 rounds is the deal. Would you guys do this or wait and see?
 

4wanderingeyes

5 year old buck +
My AR hasnt came out of hiding in a couple years. Once ammo prices sky rocketed, I put the rest of my ammo away. I use to buy 2 kinds of ammo for the AR, cheap that I can have fun, killing targets, and better ammo that I would hunt with. I would buy the cheap stuff in bulk online from whoever, and whatever brand was cheapest. Good ammo, I would just keep about 500 rounds, just incase. A friend of mine had bought a barrel with 100,000 rounds back when Obama took office, I thought he was insane, I think he said it was like $7000, now I feel like the dumb one.
 

breddick

5 year old buck +
I'm late to the AR party, but getting set up now. Purchased ammo a year ago proactively. Been buying small amounts the past few weeks. Gun still isn't here yet, so it hasn't been shot and I'm not sure what it'll like or won't like. Was hoping not to buy in bulk til I've tested it a little. I see IMI 62 grain M855 SS109 penetrator tip is available in bulk for .70/round. Barrel is 1:7. 1,200 rounds is the deal. Would you guys do this or wait and see?

It's possible prices will decline from that somewhat but I honestly don't think we'll ever see sub $.50 prices for 5.56 again. So with that said, if you've got the cash .70 doesn't sound terrible. For me it just means going out and shooting a couple hundred rounds for fun isn't as practical anymore.

Where are you seeing that for .70 by the way?
 

Mortenson

5 year old buck +
I just got home from work and that deal is gone already. Some Winchester white box surfaced this morning also and is gone now. I've been looking on Ammoseek. Cheapest rounds have been in the .90s til those Israeli 70 centers. They were at Midway USA.
 

ghilliehunter

5 year old buck +
I'm late to the AR party, but getting set up now. Purchased ammo a year ago proactively. Been buying small amounts the past few weeks. Gun still isn't here yet, so it hasn't been shot and I'm not sure what it'll like or won't like. Was hoping not to buy in bulk til I've tested it a little. I see IMI 62 grain M855 SS109 penetrator tip is available in bulk for .70/round. Barrel is 1:7. 1,200 rounds is the deal. Would you guys do this or wait and see?
Ammo prices will not be coming down anytime soon. First the covid restrictions and antifa riots got people scared. That made millions of people new gun owners and ammo buyers. Now the anti 2nd amendment party have the whitehouse and both houses of congress.
 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
It's possible prices will decline from that somewhat but I honestly don't think we'll ever see sub $.50 prices for 5.56 again. So with that said, if you've got the cash .70 doesn't sound terrible. For me it just means going out and shooting a couple hundred rounds for fun isn't as practical anymore.

Where are you seeing that for .70 by the way?

I love that reply, "nothing to worry about, prices will drop ... but tell me who your low cost suppliers are?"
 

Booner21

5 year old buck +
Neighbor just bought his boy a first Gun a 22 for his birthday. Asked me what brand of ammo he should look into, told him any he could find. He could probably trade his truck for a brick or two. Needless to say that is a lost cause and I will be sending him a couple boxes for his birthday over. Sad state of affairs when you can’t go plink anymore at will. Having 4 boys at home will probably be purchasing pellet rifles soon if this continues.


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Maddmatt

Yearling... With promise
Neighbor just bought his boy a first Gun a 22 for his birthday. Asked me what brand of ammo he should look into, told him any he could find. He could probably trade his truck for a brick or two. Needless to say that is a lost cause and I will be sending him a couple boxes for his birthday over. Sad state of affairs when you can’t go plink anymore at will. Having 4 boys at home will probably be purchasing pellet rifles soon if this continues.


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I rember going through that during the Obama years. Dad had a 500 round brick at the start and I got lucky mid way through and found two more. As soon as prices and supplies returned to "normal" I bought 20,000 rounds, stored them in soup cans with an O2 absorber and stashed them under the bed.
 

Mortenson

5 year old buck +
Bass Pro Peoria had Winchester M855 green tips for 10.99/20 today. Several hundred boxes went pretty fast. 5 box limit... was lucky my parents met us there today, enabled me to get 300 rounds.
 
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