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Any sources for bulk .223/5.56?
1/23/2013 | Me

Posted on 01/23/2013 7:08:55 PM PST by Chasaway

With the craze for guns and ammo, are there any decent sources for bulk .223/5.56 ammo?

I'm good on .30-06 and 7.62. But I need to load up on stuff for the AR.

Ideas? Direction?


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KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; ammo; banglist; guns
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1 posted on 01/23/2013 7:09:04 PM PST by Chasaway
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To: Chasaway

I haven’t checked in the last few days but cheaperthandirt recently had some bulk available.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 7:14:27 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: Chasaway

Nope. ALL sources have been snapped up. Some places will put you on back order, but there is no telling when it will be filled.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 7:14:32 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Chasaway

The local DHS warehouse, but bring a fast forklift.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 7:16:07 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sho’ ‘nuff looking like it.

Thanks for the reply.

C


5 posted on 01/23/2013 7:16:32 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway

You’re quite the optimist, aren’t you?


6 posted on 01/23/2013 7:17:19 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Heh.

Maybe I need to hollah at my friends in government?


7 posted on 01/23/2013 7:18:54 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway

www.gunbroker.com

Expect to pay premium price.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 7:19:51 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: Chasaway

If you’re good on 7.62,who needs .223?


9 posted on 01/23/2013 7:20:01 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Chasaway

Sgammo.com had some in last Friday, I think $500 for 1000 rounds. It didn’t last long. There was still inventory shortly after I got the notification they had stock. If you are willing to pay $1/round gun broker.com has plenty.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 7:20:19 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Chasaway

You need to monitor several online vendors, and strike while the iron is hot. Wideners had IMI .556 in case lots yesterday. I don’t think it lasted long though. You gotta be ready to pull thr trigger quickly.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 7:21:44 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: rickomatic

Make that 5.56. :)


12 posted on 01/23/2013 7:22:48 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: Chasaway

Not meaning to be rude but I have to make this comment, same reply I have made to another dozen firearms forums of the same question.

Go start a 2A revolution, when you can get your militia all set up you will be GIVEN ammunition.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 7:24:54 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Farmer Dean

Different distances/platforms.

If one breaks/acts up, I have a back up.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 7:28:32 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway

Oh for the days when I thought $0.18/round was expensive for Portuguese .308 ...


15 posted on 01/23/2013 7:30:33 PM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: Chasaway
CheaperThanDirt

Ok, I went and looked...

16 posted on 01/23/2013 7:33:06 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: Chasaway

If you live in SoCal there is a Huge gunshow at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa this weekend, 26-27 Jan.
The ammo sellers there will have bulk ammo, etc. The show opens at 9:00 AM Sat BUT the ticket line usually starts at 6:00 AM. 10’s of 1000’s are expected to be there. See’ya!


17 posted on 01/23/2013 7:33:06 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: Chasaway

If you live in SoCal there is a Huge gunshow at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa this weekend, 26-27 Jan.
The ammo sellers there will have bulk ammo, etc. The show opens at 9:00 AM Sat BUT the ticket line usually starts at 6:00 AM. 10’s of 1000’s are expected to be there. See’ya!


18 posted on 01/23/2013 7:34:17 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: Chasaway

If you’d only let me know. I sold 3k of .556 last week along with an awesome AR-15. Picked up an Accuracy Intl. 300WM.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 7:35:47 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: All

Anyone have any experience with PMC X-Tac?

I found 1000 rds for $750.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 7:38:53 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: JamesA

You’re a tease!

:)


21 posted on 01/23/2013 7:40:25 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway

Judging by the voluminous posts here at FR I’d check the bottom of the nearest lake.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 7:42:11 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Watch www.slickguns.com and www.ammoseek.com. Also, go to www.ar15.com and go to the ammunition threads. Lots of people track scads of available ammo. I snagged 800 rounds of .223 from Calelas at .52 cents per round shipped.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 7:48:05 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Given? By whom? Government undercover agents trying to set you up for a bust?


24 posted on 01/23/2013 7:48:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Chasaway

Nothing spectacular but I bought 140 rounds of 5.56 (Silver State Armory) from cheaper than dirt two weeks ago. None left now. Just bought some 32 APC and 38 special rounds from them a few hours ago. Every thing is super expensive!

I used to have a supply of 5.56 reloads from a friend who is in the National Guard but that has dried up!


25 posted on 01/23/2013 8:04:38 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No doubt government agents are lurking out there right now also asking for who has stokpiles of 5.56/.223 ammo as well FRiend.

Tea Party activists can for the most part ascertain who is legit in as such as forming a militia, either you just sit and wait it out or you get cracking, best things in life are dangerous.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 8:06:39 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The ammo situation is ridiculous... 38 SPECIAL is just about impossible to find, and so are 38 Special revolvers!;)


27 posted on 01/23/2013 8:08:53 PM PST by Frank_2001
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28 posted on 01/23/2013 8:12:32 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Chasaway

They have always worked perfectly for me.

Wanna go halfsies?


29 posted on 01/23/2013 8:19:37 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Chasaway

Fugedaboudit!!


30 posted on 01/23/2013 8:21:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chasaway

Logically, if the laws of supply/demand/economics are functioning at all now, the manufacturers are ramping up production now to sell all they can. At some point supply is going to catch up with demand.

If I made ammo, I’d be running 3 shifts right now. One does go into business to make money. Except for the libs, they just steal it from others and call it fairness.


31 posted on 01/23/2013 8:24:10 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: MV=PY

That was the last I saw.
Federal .223 and it was $359 for 500 rds.
It was there Monday.
Gone now.


32 posted on 01/23/2013 8:25:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chasaway
ALL my usual sources are OUT. Those that have bulk .223 want over a DOLLAR A ROUND! Not going to pay that. I went looking tonight online for once-fired .223 brass, primed or not: half dozen online suppliers, several of which I have bought from before have NADA.

This is as bad as I've ever seen it, and I've been into guns since I was a little boy.

33 posted on 01/23/2013 8:28:23 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Chasaway

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/remington-centerfire-rifle-cartridges-r223r3-remington-metal-case-3240-rdbx-p-75691.html


34 posted on 01/23/2013 8:29:11 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: mylife

Good Lord almighty!

I paid $90.00 for 100 rounds of average .22LR. I sure hope the gun industry is hiring these days and operating 24/7!

Seems there is a plethora of unmet needs at the moment!


35 posted on 01/23/2013 8:31:13 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: rickomatic
Wideners had IMI [5.56] in case lots yesterday.

Was just there. Gone.

36 posted on 01/23/2013 8:31:41 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Bshaw

It’s crazy out there.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 8:33:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

AIM Surplus’s website is crashed!!!


38 posted on 01/23/2013 8:38:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chasaway

There were 9 people waiting in line at my local gun store when it opened tonight. 5 more walked through the door in the next 15 minutes while we filled out our forms. I paid $90 for two 10 round mags on Ebay last night. Today I found my local guy had them for $18 ea. LOL. I bought two more and got out of dodge. The owner says he can’t get ANYTHING shipped to him.


39 posted on 01/23/2013 8:40:19 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Chasaway

Thanks all!

I picked up 1000 rds. for $750.

PMC X-Tac.

Hope it’ll at least work for range work.

This is a terrific site!

I like guns.


40 posted on 01/23/2013 8:46:43 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway
Anyone have any experience with PMC X-Tac?

I've shot a lot of it in my AR, but not at that price!

41 posted on 01/23/2013 8:47:58 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Chasaway

Keep checking websites a few times a day. Also hang out at www.ar15.com and keep an eye open for ammo flags.


42 posted on 01/23/2013 8:56:50 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: backwoods-engineer

What? Cheaper? Higher?

Is this likely a scam?

Bought them on gunbroker.com


43 posted on 01/23/2013 8:58:13 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Chasaway

PMC is OK range ammo made in SKorea.
Nothing special, but at least the brass is reloadable.


44 posted on 01/23/2013 9:12:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I think some of my PMC stock came from South Africa, yes its decent brass, at least mine is.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 9:15:13 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Eye of Unk

I don’t know where SA brass was produced.
The .308 stuff is OK


46 posted on 01/23/2013 9:26:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I have reloaded several thousand rounds of from the best I can recall about 4 years ago what was .223 PMC brass that was from SA, I picked up at a flea market about two 5 gallon buckets worth of it.


47 posted on 01/23/2013 9:33:53 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Eye of Unk

Lots of different headstamps in different country’s from different years show different points of origin.

It is a collectable past time in itself to collect cartridges and source headstamps/contracts.


48 posted on 01/23/2013 9:39:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chasaway
I know I'll get flamed to death, but IMHO, nuttin is going to happen. This comes up every few years and prices go through the roof. I don't think the Dems will even fall for this again. If Obummer tries to decree the Constitution null and void, I'm not so sure any generals would even take the order. Certainly he would have a breakdown in the chain down the line.

If America has any sense left at all, 2014 will remedy any problems and 2016 will fix the rest. I have a core set of guns and ammo I keep, but I sell my surplus on the market. At this moment, I only have 1 Mak 90 left I might sell. I will sell the stamped and keep the milled. I'm still mulling how many Mini-14's a man might need, but for now, I will just sell one more Mak 90 I paid $165 for 20 years ago. I stocked up back in the Waco days and have been selling at a profit for years now.

There are guns I will never sell, but to pay these prices now would be too painfull for me, guns or ammo.

49 posted on 01/24/2013 1:14:52 AM PST by chuckles
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sfl


50 posted on 01/24/2013 6:09:44 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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