Midway oversold - Any places have .223 bullets?


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dconder
January 7, 2013, 08:25 PM
I ordered a bunch of bullets from Midway early last week, they were "in stock". Just got a note that they were oversold by 2 cases (the ones I ordered!) and no backorder is available. Doh.

So does anyone know of a place that might have .223 55gr or 62gr FMJ's?

Thanks!

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rcmodel
January 7, 2013, 08:47 PM
No.

They were sold out everywhere last week.

rc

soloban
January 7, 2013, 08:51 PM
Try Magnus Bullets. They just up the street from me and I've used their 9mm and 45 ACP stuff with no complaints.

243winxb
January 7, 2013, 08:57 PM
Gunbroker auction 1000 for $225 so far highest bid. http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=1000+55+grain+new+FMJBT+bullets%2c+224%2c+.223+REM.

Doc Savage
January 8, 2013, 12:22 AM
Magnus is still showing out of stock online when I looked today, I think they are producing product, but it may be going to distributers rather than online. I picked up a box at JC's in Huntsville this weekend after I checked and they said they had some coming after Magnus was out online.

bubbacrabb
January 8, 2013, 12:40 AM
I hope midway sends the 6,000 I ordered in mid Dec. They were supposed to be in stock Dec 29 but still haven't shipped

NWcityguy2
January 8, 2013, 01:34 AM
I ordered mine on the 29th and my 38lbs package which includes them is getting delivered tomorrow.

A quick look around shows that Powder Valley has 50gr Z-max bullets in stock, 500 for $59.69. $11.94 per hundred isn't too shabby right now for a good premium bullet.

Hondo 60
January 8, 2013, 01:42 AM
I was on MidwayUSA's waiting list back in mid-December.
I ordered within minutes of receiving the email saying they were in.

Seems like a good thing for me.
Cuz they're out again

emercer4
January 9, 2013, 08:01 PM
Pats Reloading (www.patsreloading.com) had federal 223 55gr fmj bullets in stock today for $119 per thousand.

45lcshooter
January 9, 2013, 08:55 PM
Check local mom and pops gun shops if you have any around. Online check many different sites, don't keep your eggs in 1 basket. Lots of online retailers are sold out most say they will be back in stock in a few weeks.

HighExpert
January 9, 2013, 10:26 PM
I just bought a 1000 from gunbroker.com. The bidding can be painful, but you can get some. I paid $210 for the 1000. I wanted some bad.

chris in va
January 9, 2013, 10:44 PM
Pat's is great. I always look forward to them at the gun shows.

dsb1829
January 10, 2013, 12:10 AM
Magnus got and sold through 20k last week. They have more on order, but who knows how many are coming and what increments.

If you just want range fodder there are heavy and light bullets available, even at Midway last I checked. Not going to be the cheap $100/K stuff though. More in the $18-25/100 range.

I think it is going to be a few months before suppliers start getting restocked to normal levels. There are a lot less reloaders than factory ammo hoarders, so hopefully this will blow over quick for us.

Nappers
January 10, 2013, 05:51 AM
Sportsman, Cabelas, local gun shows would be my next stops

gilly6993
January 10, 2013, 12:08 PM
Is Pat's pick-up only?

NeuseRvrRat
January 10, 2013, 12:32 PM
no, pat's will ship. they're swamped, so be patient. good folks to deal with.

mtrmn
January 10, 2013, 12:44 PM
Saw some 50 gr ballistic tips listed under "bulk rifle bullets" on Wideners website a couple days ago.

gilly6993
January 10, 2013, 02:02 PM
emailed my order to Pat's....their phone goes to voicemail and it's full....hopefully they'll get back to me....I won't bug them....

Steve H
January 10, 2013, 05:33 PM
Top Brass has 62gr pulled for $89/1000

newbuckeye
January 11, 2013, 10:32 AM
On those pull downs.....the tool marks look pretty deep. What kind of risks are you taking if you shoot those?

traderpats
January 11, 2013, 02:58 PM
Powder Valley. I picked up 3k last night. They still showed a bunch of different .223 bullets (Nosler) in stock when I posted this.

Inebriated
January 11, 2013, 03:01 PM
I'll just throw this out there... if it says "Out of stock, No backorder", it means they don't know when it'll be in stock... not that it'll never be. I've got several notifications of things that say "no backorder".

So don't give up hope.

NeuseRvrRat
January 11, 2013, 04:07 PM
midway's dogtown .224 55 gr hollowpoints in stock for a decent price

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/939655304/midwayusa-dogtown-bullets-22-caliber-224-diameter-55-grain-hollow-point

greyling22
January 11, 2013, 08:08 PM
I bought dogtowns the other day. They showed up no problem yesterday. they're done pretty well by me in the past.

tcanthonyii
January 11, 2013, 09:33 PM
I bought some 50gr Hornady's today at Scheels. They had a lot of 22 cal bullets. not much in 55grain but the ones I picked up were only $130/1000 which was way less than I was finding on Gun Broker. I was going to buy http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=325746032

but didn't want to fork out that much right now so I just bought 400 of the 50gr ones above. For now it will work for me.

ngnrd
January 11, 2013, 11:33 PM
Aaaaaand...... they're gone.

bubbacrabb
January 14, 2013, 02:38 PM
I talked to midway on the phone today, my 6000 55 grain order was backordered til the 29th of december when I made my order, they said it will be at least April by the time they fill my order....... That sucks.

GT1
January 14, 2013, 03:09 PM
MG had been updated to "watch the page" for 223 bullets, I happened to look a couple hours ago and they had 55 gr fmj, I see they are gone already.
They still show 50 gr JHP available though.

XD 45acp
January 14, 2013, 04:00 PM
Golden West is listing them....
http://www.goldenwestbrass.com/

SSN Vet
January 14, 2013, 04:07 PM
I think it's going to be spring b4 you can get much of anything....

everyone seems to be "sold out, no backorder"

GT1
January 14, 2013, 04:39 PM
Golden West is listing them....

All out of stock.

Otto
January 14, 2013, 04:59 PM
I talked to midway on the phone today, my 6000 55 grain order was backordered til the 29th of december when I made my order, they said it will be at least April by the time they fill my order....... That sucks.
Huh?...on Friday I ordered 1k Midways Dogtown (Nosler) 55gr. hollow point and they shipped yesterday.

NeuseRvrRat
January 14, 2013, 05:23 PM
perhaps he didn't order the dogtowns

bubbacrabb
January 14, 2013, 11:55 PM
I didnt order the dogtowns, I ordered the 6,000 pack of the Hornady 55 grain fmj. The lady said they'll probably never offer the 6k pack again. It isnt good that they are going to take until April, but I can wait. I ordered them as a knee jerk reaction anyway. I have other bullets to load, but I wanted them just incase things get hard to get. I usually order for years at a time when I buy components. I did recieve an email from them that Midway expects an executive order at anytime for a magazine ban so they're despirately trying to send out their high cap mags. Things are getting weird.

armoredman
January 15, 2013, 12:02 AM
Got some Noslers, 55grain Varmageddons from Midway the other day, see how they do, might make good light game bullets.

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