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1000 Rounds Of 5.56 Just Jumped to $1,495.59
Cheaper Than Dirt ^ | 4/26/2013

Posted on 03/26/2013 3:47:15 PM PDT by Sawdring

I was browsing for ammunition and found that 1000 rounds of 5.56 NATO Lake City XM855 FMJ 62 Grain Steel Penetrator ammunition just jumped from $999.95 to $1,495.59. If I remember correctly this same ammunition last summer was selling for around $350.00 for a thousand rounds.

Remember, Limbaugh always says the cure for high prices are high prices and they are certainly going up. I also was at Walmart and they had none of the common calibers. No .45, .40, .22LR, 5.56, or .223. Cabela's had plenty of .45 and .40 but no .22LR, 5.56 or .223.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: ammunition; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/26/2013 3:47:15 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
I should add, "Do I look too butch?"


2 posted on 03/26/2013 3:47:57 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sawdring

OMG, make it stop.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 3:48:30 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Sawdring

My local Walmart wanted $22 for 20 rounds of Federal 9mm. It’s nuts.


4 posted on 03/26/2013 3:51:50 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Travis McGee

Outstanding.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 3:52:18 PM PDT by real saxophonist (This is not a chawade.)
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To: Sawdring

Wow: $1.50/rd.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 3:52:28 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sawdring

Cheaper than Dirt is the King of all Gougers. Check Gunbot from time to time. It’s a real time tracker of in stock ammo and it updates automatically. All the stuff that’s a good price goes pretty quick.
http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/223-556


7 posted on 03/26/2013 3:54:43 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Sawdring

Whaaa......buck fifty a round? Ouch.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 3:54:43 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sawdring

Why is DHS buying all the ammo who do they intend to shoot with 2 billion rounds of ammmo, 19 hijackers?
what is the role of DHS? is it Obama’s civilian military just as powerful just as well funded as the real military except outside of the Hague convention on hollow points?


9 posted on 03/26/2013 3:55:00 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: OneWingedShark

Wow: $1.50/rd....

Now I’m going to have to pay capital gains tax if I sell any.


10 posted on 03/26/2013 3:55:27 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Travis McGee

LOL


11 posted on 03/26/2013 3:56:09 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Sawdring

Cheaper than Gold...


12 posted on 03/26/2013 3:56:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Hang'emAll
Why is DHS buying all the ammo who do they intend to shoot with 2 billion rounds of ammo, 19 hijackers?....

Dry up demand and put weak dealers out of business. Defacto gun control.

13 posted on 03/26/2013 3:57:30 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Sawdring

Cheaper than dirt sucks.

I also just bought ar AR-74 just because the ammo is so cheap.


14 posted on 03/26/2013 3:59:16 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: pallis
Is this what you are looking for:

1000 Round Case of Federal 9mm Luger Centrefire - 124 gr FMJ $319.99

15 posted on 03/26/2013 4:02:50 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I would prefer the Winchester white box.


16 posted on 03/26/2013 4:06:27 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

I ran across some 100-round 9mm Federal value packs today at Walmart, $21 and change. Got my limit. Not bad.


17 posted on 03/26/2013 4:08:26 PM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: Sawdring

Stop buying from CTD.


18 posted on 03/26/2013 4:11:07 PM PDT by altsehastiin
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To: demshateGod
So what.

At least CTD is making a market.

If you don't like their prices...don't buy.

In the end, a thing is worth what people are willing to pay for it.

I have bought from CTD when I thought I needed that ammo despite the high prices...and I was glad to get it.

Complaining about ammo prices is like complaining about a rising stock market.

I know you aren't a communist, so lay off the commie lingo.

Free markets are not fixed as to price. They fluctuate with supply and demand.

19 posted on 03/26/2013 4:11:20 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Sawdring

Sitting tight on whatever I have. They have helicopters, tanks and drones. We have the people, and we know the ground we walk on. It’s a 50/50 shot at best, for them. If the odds change we’ll have to go on the offensive - given the most current situation. No other President in my lifetime has given me reason to think this way.


20 posted on 03/26/2013 4:11:25 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Sawdring
when the mutt in the white hut hits the bricks...
21 posted on 03/26/2013 4:11:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sawdring

I haven’t bought anything from CTD since they jacked up their prices after the 2008 election.


22 posted on 03/26/2013 4:13:17 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Sawdring

This whole ammo and guns availability thing has been fascinating to me and totally unpredictable.

First of all I don’t need any ammo except 8mm Mauser and can’t afford much even if it was available.

Just out of curiosity, every time I go to the Wal-Mart Super Center in Defuniak Springs, I check their ammo supply. The next to last time I checked they seemed to be rebuilding their ammo stock and except for AR style, guns too.

I went by yesterday and the gun racks were mostly full but ammo again has dropped. In fact it was the barest I have ever seen it. Even the ones they still had such as shotgun shells and the less common rifle cartridges were gone. I don’t think they had more than a dozen boxes of any kind.

Something strange really is going on. Every now and then I think about making a profit on the huge stock of .22LR I have, but then I would no longer have them.


23 posted on 03/26/2013 4:14:07 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Sawdring
You can still buy Lake City M855 green tip 62 grain for $399.79 per 300. That works out to $1.33 a cartridge.

This is where it has been for weeks now.

24 posted on 03/26/2013 4:14:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: OneWingedShark

I wonder if I need to mark to market the value of my inventory now?


25 posted on 03/26/2013 4:15:07 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: RoosterRedux

Good post Rooster. I totally agree with you.


26 posted on 03/26/2013 4:17:59 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
Here's the same Lake City M855 62 gr from Bulk Ammo for $819.00 per 1,000 rounds.

Whadda a bunch of cry-babies.

27 posted on 03/26/2013 4:19:04 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

The ammo shortage is being created by gougers. They buy up all the stock and sale it huge mark up. Free market or not, it’s shady and I won’t buy from them. I hope the market recognizes it and punishes them.


28 posted on 03/26/2013 4:21:11 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Sawdring

I’m gonna pick up another 1,000 rounds of Lake City M855 when I can get the best price. That may be $819.00 per thou.


29 posted on 03/26/2013 4:21:34 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Chris Rock was prophetic. He said that bullets should cost $1000 per bullet. That way, there would be no innocent bystander victims.

</sarc>


30 posted on 03/26/2013 4:25:15 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Sawdring

http://www.gunbot.net/ammo

just saying..


31 posted on 03/26/2013 4:26:12 PM PDT by riverss
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To: Sawdring

A while back CTD made a statement regrading some of the cost increases on magazines that they were raising the prices to slow down purchases. They were getting more orders than they could handle. Even with the jacked up prices ($99 for a 30 round steel AR magazine) they were still selling out.


32 posted on 03/26/2013 4:27:45 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: demshateGod
No it's not...gougers aren't colluding to create a shortage. That's just too difficult and even CTD is a small player compared to DHS.

Even the USMC is running short of ammo. Do you think they are being victimized by gougers?

DemshateGod...I do appreciate your frustration and I respect your opinion.

I am also p!ssed. But this shortage is pure supply and demand...it isn't due to gouging.

BTW, everything I read online says that the ammo plants are working 24/7 to fill the demand...but the demand is simply outstripping supply.

33 posted on 03/26/2013 4:28:12 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Sawdring
Thx Sawdring...this is a tough time for gun lovers. Hopefully it'll get better in the near future.

Hang tough and buy smart.;-)

34 posted on 03/26/2013 4:30:54 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Sawdring

I bought 1,000 rounds 12ga Remmington Target loads Friday for $483 from a local store. I’m pretty well stocked up, so I haven’t had to gou out and buy any ammo since these crazy prices hit.


35 posted on 03/26/2013 4:31:14 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Sawdring

To hell with that... They can keep it.

Just insane!


36 posted on 03/26/2013 4:31:26 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: RoosterRedux

What Rooster said. If you want prices to stabilize, STOP BUYING! Unless you have a dire immediate need, don’t buy ammo for a while. It’s US who are driving up prices by depleting stocks. Simple economics.

TC


37 posted on 03/26/2013 4:33:01 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: mnehring

Good. High prices on limited-supply high-demand goods means it’s available to those needing it. The cost of “out of stock” is much much higher.


38 posted on 03/26/2013 4:35:10 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: demshateGod
" Check Gunbot from time to time."

When I'm in the market for ammo or some mags, I keep it opened and minimized. It saves me $$$ every time I use it for a purchase!

39 posted on 03/26/2013 4:35:26 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Where is it? I want it.


40 posted on 03/26/2013 4:36:18 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have heard some odd rumors and even from my local Walmart that they are upset with the in store purchases and hoarding where the dock managers are buying the stock much like an office pool with other employees and then selling the stock online and splitting the profits.

So to counter this shipments for the most part are being restricted and soon they will just send in a mass load of aisle filling pallets and with security on hand and purchase limits will then sell. Our local WM in Alaska does that all the time, they get a massive inventory dump on the store about once a month, its cheaper to ship in bulk at one time instead of a constant daily restocking.


41 posted on 03/26/2013 4:38:35 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: APatientMan
They have helicopters, tanks and drones

Yes they have these and WE THE PEOPLE know were the pilots and drivers live.

42 posted on 03/26/2013 4:42:06 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: grobdriver

No 9mm at the Walmarts I have been to, they did have Winchester 45 ACP for the same price.


43 posted on 03/26/2013 4:42:39 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Eye of Unk

Do what I do.. Reload...

I made 950 rounds of .223 plinking rounds. Cost me about $120

Tonight I start on 500 rounds of 6.8 SPC.


44 posted on 03/26/2013 4:42:43 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Sawdring

Grab the rifle calibers. .243; .270; .308; .30-06. Don’t let the bastards get within 250 yards of you and yours.


45 posted on 03/26/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Sawdring

Cheaper than Platinum (for now)


46 posted on 03/26/2013 4:47:02 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: piroque

There ought to be an on-line list. I agree, though. Good to know what they drive, where they eat, gas up, etc., too.


47 posted on 03/26/2013 4:48:46 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

I actually hate reloading .223, especially on a single stage.

I’ll just say the stock I have on hand in relation to the current prices would buy me a new truck. I have even considered a barter situation locally. Got me some nice pet loads using of all things the Barnes Triple shocks in the .308 for a gas gun, no super ultra velocity but distinctive and consistent terminal hunting results much better than I have seen using A frames or Trophy Bondeds.
Sure its an all copper bullet but they WORK!


48 posted on 03/26/2013 4:52:18 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: RoosterRedux

We haven’t seen the volume business model or business approvals of competition for decades. When the craze stops and dries up sales, instead of lowering prices, they’ll cut production. Lumber is a good contemporary example. And as for most big business interests, they’re now government-linked commies, sucking up to their politically correct relatives in government and academia. Look at the political candidates they allow in their “gatekeeping” now: socialist trash, all. I worked contract jobs in offices of many companies during the ‘90s and only saw the politics of social and fiscal leftism in those places. Some of the “chairpersons” were even foreigners hostile toward Americans and especially hostile to men.


49 posted on 03/26/2013 4:52:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Sawdring

CTD is the highest priced of those that have AR ammo. And that Lake City 5.56 wasn’t $350 last year.

Today I bought Independence 5.56 55 grain for $10.99 a box of 20 at my local gun store. Unusual of course. But they have had Lake City 5.56 in ammo boxes of 900 rounds for $750 the last 2 weeks.

Not my first choice, but they have WPA Classic .223 for $460 a thousand today. Works fine in my RRA, but adds a good bit of time to the cleaning of the firearm.

You want to find ammo, don’t shop online, find smaller local gun shops.

Hornady’s web site says that 5% of their sales go to the gummermint.

Bottom line is that thinking people in this country are seriously arming up. For good reason, IMO. And, I think that this current shortage is a fair price to pay for that, and the awakening that is responsible for it. Crunch time is coming my friend.


50 posted on 03/26/2013 4:52:37 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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