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#3113205 - 01/07/13 07:12 PM .223/5.56 ammo situation
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So why is it that there is basically NO .223 or 5.56 ammo available? I've been stalking several Walmart stores and Academy sports early in the mornings when their stock has come in and they've had NOTHING. Where is it going? The conspiracy theorist in me makes me think there some behind the scenes government involvement to get the ammo manufacturers to NOT manufacture it. What say you?
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#3113213 - 01/07/13 07:15 PM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: TNhunter]
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Christmas, hysteria buying, manufacturers ain't got caught up yet.
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#3113217 - 01/07/13 07:17 PM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: RUGER]
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Panic buying!
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#3113218 - 01/07/13 07:17 PM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: RUGER]
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Wait a couple months and you'll be able to by it by the truckload \:\)
Once they do catch up, they'll overproduce and flood the market.
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#3113230 - 01/07/13 07:26 PM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: Crappie Luck]
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http://www.ammoland.com/2012/07/another-ammunition-shortage-frank-talk-about-guns/#axzz2HLL68aDp


I guess a perfect storm of a bunch of bad crap. 0 getting reelected, Newtown, panic buying, military stock piling, and this rfp coming up this year
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#3113265 - 01/07/13 07:36 PM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: TNhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: TNhunter
I guess a perfect storm of a bunch of bad crap. 0 getting reelected, Newtown, panic buying, military stock piling, and this rfp coming up this year


ditto

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#3113647 - 01/07/13 09:01 PM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: BigPete357]
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I can still find it locally.
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#3114059 - 01/08/13 05:48 AM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: Crappie Luck]
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 Originally Posted By: Crappie Luck
Wait a couple months and you'll be able to by it by the truckload \:\)
Once they do catch up, they'll overproduce and flood the market.

ditto
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#3114072 - 01/08/13 06:06 AM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: Crappie Luck]
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 Originally Posted By: Crappie Luck
Wait a couple months and you'll be able to by it by the truckload \:\)
Once they do catch up, they'll overproduce and flood the market.

yep

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#3114076 - 01/08/13 06:18 AM Re: .223/5.56 ammo situation [Re: DOC1187]
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No, it will be longer than a couple of months. The ammunition manufacturers are running 24/7, but the current demand and backorders are swamping them.
Just like the last time, expect it to be 10+ months or longer, depending on legislation for them to catch up.
Ive told my friends to use this time in history as a learning period. When guns, ammo or accessories that you want or need become available, buy them right then and hang onto them. Replenish your ammo stock after you go shooting.
This isnt the first or last time guns and ammo have dried up and people havent been out of luck finding them.
If it were me, i would find a good reloader guy and get some from him to tide me over til the factory stuff becomes available again.



Edited by BlackBelt (01/08/13 06:33 AM)

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