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It's been many years now since the run up in prices with all the ammo hoarding and .22 shortages but prices still seem quite high.
I'm actually uncertain now of what prices were like before on 5.56 m855 and ss109? With social unrest at the highest I've seen it in my lifetime and the assassination of those keeping order, I'm thinking it may be wise to have a few more rounds on hand.

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Never can have to much the way i look at it.The value might actually go up over time.The world is crazy and getting crazier.
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Best I've seen lately is around 35-40 cents per round if you buy bulk.

Ammoman, Lucky Gunner, and Georgia Arms all have bulk.
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Have not bought store ammo in 3 years. That is when I started reloading again. My supply is more than 10 times of what I had before I started reloading at maybe 25 to 35% of the cost. Have enough supply on hand to weather the next storage when it comes. But I am always looking.
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I order something from here every week. Never had an issue. First order includes free shipping so take advantage. I ordered a pallet of 5.56 green tips since ship was free. Comes fast.

http://www.freedommunitions.com/#&panel1-1
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Anyone recall what prices were like prior to the run up?

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I order something from here every week. Never had an issue. First order includes free shipping so take advantage. I ordered a pallet of 5.56 green tips since ship was free. Comes fast.

http://www.freedommunitions.com/#&panel1-1
A pallet? Wow, starting a business or stocking up? Cant imagine if things were to go bad that I could hang around and defend an ammo supply of that size for very long. Maybe if I had a bunker in rural NC or Colorado but not Tampa FL.
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Walmart, tin can 5.56 FMJ Ball - 420 rounds, $179. Hate on WalMart if you will, but that's like 0.42 a round and in a handy metal ammo box I can store anywhere (damn, a pallet? Can't imagine!)

I don't remember "pre-" prices, as I never paid attention and started to stock up until a couple years ago.
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Originally Posted by OffshoreApparel.com View Post
Anyone recall what prices were like prior to the run up?

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Back in the good old days we were buying case lots of Radway Green (SS109) Win Q3131A and So. Korean PMC in the .13-.18$ range. Do some hunting and you will find decent availability for ball M-193 and M-855 between .35$ and .45$ per round in case lot's. Once you get your stock of ball ammo up, start looking into better quality for home defense, think Blk Hills, Hornady Tap, Win LEA BT's, Fusion, are a few. Match your barrel twist to ammo weight.

A good web source is: ammoseek.com
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Kinda like investing....dollar cost averaging ain't a bad way to go.
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What precautions do you take when storing them? To keep moisture away?
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http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/rifle/223/
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I've been buying it for the past two years. You have two choices. And these are the price points I use.

Lake City 420 round pre packaged in a ammo case. Before the president tried to ban it a few months back $169 shipped. Now anything $189-200 for the can.

1000 rounds of actual M855( no reject XM855) for around $475 on strip clips.

There are a few other variations of bulk buying but both these come in a ammo can do makes it much easier to store.
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Originally Posted by OffshoreApparel.com View Post
Anyone recall what prices were like prior to the run up? .

I have a couple cases of Black Hills .223 52 grn match hollow points left yet from when I used to go prairie dog shooting. (circa 2005-2006)
Paid $135 per case of 1,000 rounds. My brother in the hardware store is a firearms dealer so there was a little extra discount in there but what he normally charged wasn't a lot different.
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
I have a couple cases of Black Hills .223 52 grn match hollow points left yet from when I used to go prairie dog shooting. (circa 2005-2006)
Paid $135 per case of 1,000 rounds. My brother in the hardware store is a firearms dealer so there was a little extra discount in there but what he normally charged wasn't a lot different.
Interested in selling, pm me.
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Originally Posted by OffshoreApparel.com View Post
A pallet? Wow, starting a business or stocking up? Cant imagine if things were to go bad that I could hang around and defend an ammo supply of that size for very long. Maybe if I had a bunker in rural NC or Colorado but not Tampa FL.
Just that one time. Sold some to friends also. Good ammo with reloading options.
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I used to pay around $160.00 per 1000 rnds. of remington ammo.
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Last couple of orders were from sgammo.
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Originally Posted by OffshoreApparel.com View Post
It's been many years now since the run up in prices with all the ammo hoarding and .22 shortages but prices still seem quite high.
I'm actually uncertain now of what prices were like before on 5.56 m855 and ss109? With social unrest at the highest I've seen it in my lifetime and the assassination of those keeping order, I'm thinking it may be wise to have a few more rounds on hand.

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You must be pretty young...
I have a stockpile of ammo for convenience.
I figure in a real shooting war in civil unrest I need a bigger army.
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