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All 333 items of 223/5.56 were "Out of Stock" at this online ammo dealer

223 Ammo & 5.56 Rifle Ammo for Sale at Discount Prices - Able Ammo
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Wow, you aint kidding. Just checked Natchez - exactly 2 available selections of over priced 5.56 / .223 ammo.

Glad I'm stocked up.

Funny thing is 2 local gun shops have decent availability of in demand stuff at high, but not crazy pricing. I am thinking so many people these days are so used to internet shopping they forget about the hidden away brick and mortar stores.

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I drove through Southern Indiana last Tuesday. Saw a sign for a gun shop and said what the hey - let's stop and see what they have. Lots of handguns, including several revolvers and pretty much any ammo you might want. More selection than I have seen in 2-3 months anywhere. They did have a limits of 1 box of Aguila 9mm at 12.99 and Fiocchi .380 at 15.99. Also picked up 2 boxes of 40SW at 17.99 per box. Had a nice 4006 but I am looking for at 4013. Nice find overall!
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That’s great prices. Nothing avail in stores here in VT except premuim
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We have ever tightening regulation by local, state, and federal governments.
We have a pandemic that threatens the supply of food and toilet paper.*
We have civil unrest and violence in the streets.

This is the trifecta for shortages of ammo and firearms, which leads to much higher prices when you find ammo and firearms for sale.

* Toilet paper? I would have never guessed in a million years that people would be willing to fight over toilet paper. Food and water? Certainly, but toilet paper?
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We have ever tightening regulation by local, state, and federal governments.
We have a pandemic that threatens the supply of food and toilet paper.*
We have civil unrest and violence in the streets.

This is the trifecta for shortages of ammo and firearms, which leads to much higher prices when you find ammo and firearms for sale.

* Toilet paper? I would have never guessed in a million years that people would be willing to fight over toilet paper. Food and water? Certainly, but toilet paper?
Some people donít subscribe to the Richmond Times-Distress or a similar steady source of usable TP!
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You think it's bad now....... wait until November! I sincerely HOPE I am wrong on this one!
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Prices on GB are through the roof and pretty much all 9mm and .223/5.56 are gone locally. Armslist people are seeking a kings fortune for all calibers and gauges.
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MidwayUSA has ZERO .357mag anything. Just checked today.
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Yup, just ordered another 5k of Remington 9-1/2M primers this morning.
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I tried to buy my favorite 9mm cast, coated bullets yesterday. Everything I looked at was out of stock. Since they are still in business, I imagine they are supplying favored customers only. Some of those favored few might be able to flip the bullets for profit. Panics lead people to do unusual things.
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I was in Billings, MT two days ago and stopped at Cabelas. This was their selection of handgun ammo:


This prompted me to look locally yesterday. Plenty of ammo in stock of most all calibers and prices about normal. I guess everyone around here must be all stocked up.
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If you don't already have components, too late for that as well.
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If you don't already have components, too late for that as well.
Been stocking up for 46 years............probably could shoot what I have on hand for another 20 if needed.
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About two years after a prior ammo shortage I remember going into a large gun store/indoor range and seeing a pallet stacks with 500 round cases of American Eagle 5.56 at under $200 per case. My though was that things were finally returning to normal. Now I wonder when Iíll see a pallet of 5.56 at any price.
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Local gun shop was selling Federal 5.56 55 grain $16 for 20 rounds.

I almost choked! Bought the same 2 years ago for $6.50.
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Local gun shop was selling Federal 5.56 55 grain $16 for 20 rounds.

I almost choked! Bought the same 2 years ago for $6.50.
Compared to having no ammo at all, and factoring in the price of even a used rifle, $16 is a small price to pay for the security provided by 20 rounds of 5.56.

On the other hand, and more relevant for me, at $16 for only 20 rounds, quality time at the range is now an expensive activity.
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My thought was that things were finally returning to normal. Now I wonder when Iíll see a pallet of 5.56 at any price.
Mar 2021 should be back to normal. Unless there are "dark forces" suppressing public acquisition of ammunition. Joe
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I am really glad I started taking the 22 mag more seriously after the 2008-2014 ammo crisis, because that and 17 hmr are all I would ever see left on the shelves... Just bought another few boxes yesterday.
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