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Old 07-21-2020, 06:12 PM
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I'll admit I haven't bought 9mm in a while since I buy bricks. Went to buy another brick online and the 9mm was the same price as 5.56.

So much for building ar9. Might as well build another ar15 if ammo is same price.

Crazy ass times.
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Do an AR in 7.62x39. Ammo is cheaper. Dirty but it is powerful. FWIW, I do not run steel through any of my 5.56 rifles.

Go look for 00 buck defense rounds. Nonexistant... So bad that I bought enough to reload 500 rounds of it in a few different loads.
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Wow, this is a shocker.
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I was in Bass Pro for a different reason today and just happened to be at the right place at the right time when the guy was stocking the little end cap of what ammo they got in. I scored a 500 round box of 115gr target 9mm ammo for $100. I also bought two 100 round boxes of 223 for $38 ea, so the 223 is roughly twice as much.

There was not one single jug of powder on the shelves and there were only a handful of primers, mainly shotgun. There seems to be a severe shortage of small rifle primers and I picked a terrible time to run low.
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Never run low.
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All ammo has gone up on price or hard to get. Local gun superstore in Tampa had some bricks of Winchester .22LR, wasnt marked but the individual boxes of 50 were $5. I asked what the brick price was thinking it would be cheaper. Nope $50. That's Mini-Mag price. So I put it back.

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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
Never run low.
I flew back to the states for 5 days in March to stock up. That proved fortuitous. Wife keeps finding handguns that she has to have. Good for her, and she is shooting weekly. I have a wrist rocket here in Mexico...
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
I flew back to the states for 5 days in March to stock up. That proved fortuitous. Wife keeps finding handguns that she has to have. Good for her, and she is shooting weekly. I have a wrist rocket here in Mexico...
If we were close, I would hook you up if I could. Be safe.
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Average price on ammo seek right now over 40 cents a round.

Guess I'll be fishing instead of shooting.
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Can't find 9mm or .380 around here at all. Price not really an issue if you can't even find it. And I just bought new pistols in both those calibers so I am on the hunt. I have some... just not near enough to do much recreational shooting with them. I ordered a Baretta 92FS just today and bought a Kimber Micro in .380 just a few days ago. Ive got some since I have guns that use that already but just not enough to feel like I can shoot much of it.
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Cheap as I can find it. 43.5 cents a round. 1,000 rounds. 6 in stock.

https://www.luckygunner.com/9mm-115-...ounds#rid=wiki
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Anybody want to trade a box of 357s for a box of 9mil? I sold my Python and don't need this ammo. Must be close to Palm Beach County.
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we hit the local bass pro the other day while out on the motorcycles, don't remember what we were there to look for, but girlfriend comes over with a shopping cart. seems she just happened to see the guy stocking 5.56 150 rnd boxes. she grabbed all 8 that he had. $50/box.

we must have looked funny loading boxes of bullets in the bike saddle bags, we got a few looks.
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Looks like freedom to me!
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I've been looking online and there is nothing available for 9mm. Went to my brick and mortar store yesterday and they are out and can't even give me a time frame for getting more in. He stated we don't even have ammo for our new gun customers. Luckygunner is showing out of stock for listing Ifishalot posted
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
FWIW, I do not run steel through any of my 5.56 rifles.
Sorry for the naivety here, but what do you mean by this?
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Several years ago ammo was expensive and in short supply because of...

And, today ammo is expensive and in short supply because of...

And ... is exactly the same.

The NRA looked into this and found the culprit: https://www.fool.com/investing/gener...ortage-yo.aspx
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Right when the Covid mess started the wife urged me to stock up - got a 1000 rds each of 9mm and 5.56 (Russian steel stuff) delivered to the house for $378
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Originally Posted by Mooney6959 View Post
Sorry for the naivety here, but what do you mean by this?
He won't use steel case ammo. Brass only
(maybe aluminum).

Lots of foreign manufacturers use steel cartridge casings. The wear out the firearm faster, and as a general rule are "dirtier" than quality American (or foreign) ammo.

When I hear steel case, I think "Wolf".

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Originally Posted by RickC137 View Post
He won't use steel case ammo. Brass only
(maybe aluminum).

Lots of foreign manufacturers use steel cartridge casings. The wear out the firearm faster, and as a general rule are "dirtier" than quality American (or foreign) ammo.

When I hear steel case, I think "Wolf".
Ah... Got it. Thanks!

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