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.223 ammo hullabaloo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SigSour, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. The-Reaver

    The-Reaver Member

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    There are a few places that I will no longer shop at due to their actions during this " Scare " I mean, don't get me wrong I understand and appreciate capitalism and free market, but holy crap guys we are on the same side here.
     
  2. J_McLeod

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    I can't find sm rifle primers or any ball powders suitable for .223, or stick powders for .223 in large quantities.
     
  3. Hypnogator

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    I learned from the last run on ammo and stocked up so I could keep shooting. They are not going to ban ammunition. Have a little faith. I would just pick up what I could as long as it is reasonable and wait it out. People will come to their senses. During the 2008 shortage, I picked up compounents when I could, but I didn't freak out. I found someone locally that was selling me hard cast lead .45 cheap. It kept me shooting. I ran a bunch of dirty Unique powder and picked up compounents a piece at a time when I wasn't going to get knicked by someone screaming the King was going to ban firearms. I even found some old Blue Dot my dad bought in the 70's and used it to load. I have a bunch of .22, but will get some more so that I can shoot that on the cheap. In 2008 I couldn't even find it.

    A few weeks ago I was paying $70 for 200 rounds of LC XM855. I snagged around 1600 rounds and reloaded about 600 rounds of .223 in preparation for the stupidity I knew would eventually take place. That will keep me shooting for a while.
     
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    I'd be interested in your opinion on this rifle. Spotted one at Big5 last week. I'd been considering one of the Savages in a .223 bolt gun but I like the idea of AR magazines. We're limited to 10 rounds here anyway so I'm guessing mags would be cheaper & easier to come by than proprietary Savage mags.
     
  7. Hypnogator

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    With great difficulty. You have to e-mail them the order or call them. They're a small and not very web-savvy business. :uhoh:
     
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    But you're not on the same side of the counter.
     
  10. Ky Larry

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    Years ago, I bought 6 (1,000 rnds) cases of 7.62X39 and 6 cases of 9mm for $60.00 a case. It' cheap Russian steel cased junk but it shoots. The 9mm is gone but I still have 3 1/2 cases of 7.62. I don't own an AR-type rifle but I do own several .223 bolts. I reload for every centerfire I shoot. I've got plenty of bullets, powder, primers, and brass.I got Obamanated in 2008, He won't get me again.
     
  11. joed

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    LOL!

    Thank you, any that didn't see this coming are out of luck.

    But I will admit I see no shortage here.
     
  12. DaisyCutter

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    I concur with the prior poster who said there were plenty of opportunities to stock up earlier, and it's better to just wait it out.

    I've been building on my Y2K stash for the 13 years.

    Between reloading and what the department gives me, I don't need to buy ammo ever again.

    I think I can make about 800 rounds of .44 Mag is I need. I have a few hundred on hand now.
     
  13. icanthitabarn

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    So today I see WW White Box .45 $49.99 :what: This is at the big gunstore
     
  14. MachIVshooter

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    It's been $40 at Wal Mart, so this should not be a big surprise. Unless you're talking boxes of 50.........
     
  15. ball3006

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    The only gun in that...

    caliber I have is a TC pistol. I guess the 5 gal bucket of 70s era LC brass, might last me awhile....chris3
     
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