Here We Go Again…Where’s the Ammo?


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shc1
April 4, 2007, 09:36 PM
While I have no doubt we can blame Bush, global warming, alien invaders and the Flintstones does anyone have a source for 55 grain .223 boat tail bullets. Bulk pack that is, that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I’m ready to load for the summer season and that’s all I lack.
(my arms and legs are pretty ugly)

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Geno
April 4, 2007, 09:47 PM
I like this ammo available from MidwayUSA for . It's very accurate in my rifles:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=359115

Federal American Eagle Ammunition 223 Remington 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Case of 500 (25 Boxes of 20) for $164.00.

3rdpig
April 4, 2007, 10:04 PM
I think he's talking about just the bullet, not loaded ammo. Bulk 55 grain .223 bullets with cannelure have been in short supply for a couple of months now, everyone is out. Pulled down bullets are still available at some places. Dud tracer bullets are available and dirt cheap too.

BigSoundRacing
April 5, 2007, 12:44 AM
This is the only place I could find good affordable .223

www.tsgunsandammo.com

Be safe, BSR

RevolvingCylinder
April 5, 2007, 02:01 AM
55 grain .223 boat tail bullets
I'm curious as well except I'm looking for 62gr. I'm not picky about the boat tail though.

average_shooter
April 5, 2007, 02:10 AM
Looking at current ammo prices lately has really gotten me to wish I got into shooting and reloading a couple years earlier. Could've saved myself quite a bit of money and headache....

I just ordered Remington 50 Grain Soft Point bullets from Midway and they're backordered, hopefully they'll be in by the end of the month...

And almost all the other bullets were out of stock, no backorders...

Damien45
April 5, 2007, 03:11 AM
Dillon_Precision (http://dillonprecision.com/template/p.cfm?maj=40&min=6&dyn=1&) even has them on order.

jagdpanzer347
April 5, 2007, 09:17 AM
Wideners had some Hornady 55-grainers in stock a couple of days ago. I just checked and now they're out of stock again. They were 72.00 a thousand, though, ouch! It seems you just have to check the vendors sites on a daily basis and be ready to jump when you seem something.

-jagd

Dr. Dickie
April 5, 2007, 09:25 AM
Midway just got back in (after an absence) some 55gr FMJBT Hornady. I just got 1000 last week.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=589840

Well, it seems they are out of stock again. But if you sign-up for an e-mail message, they likely will get some in stock within a couple of weeks.

bogie
April 5, 2007, 12:27 PM
Sorry, but the only military .223 bullets I've got lying around are this thousand or so tracers I've been meaning to load up...

Grin.

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