.223 prices going up?

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  1. 45nut

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    Talked to my local gun shop yesterday and he told me his supplier said prices will double next month. Don't know why. I'm going by there this weekend hopefully to find out more.
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    223 is more popular than ever, the M4 is the most purchased weapon in the last year.

    Thanks Barack.........
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    i have been looking at one ,and my gun fella said the same thing they are both going up ,so i figure i will pick it up in the next week or so ,i can get it for 240right now and that aint to bad
  5. lonewolf204

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    I have noticed that 223 ammo has been going up in last couple months.
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    Anyone ever use the USA AMMO 223?
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    I have seen an across Board price increase on 9mm and .45 too.

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    Hey Wild, have ya looked at AK List of late?

    I bought my first Colt preban A2 for $440, saw it go up and then back down with the politics. Picked up a few stags for around a gran and no waiting line like acogs. So many ARs for sale all over the place and with all the new calibers; I just don't think the 556 demands higher prices. Maybe they'll dress them up, offer more in say 6.8 or other calibers, but I sure don't see a shortage. Maybe "O's" threats are driving it? I doubt that I'll ever buy another 556 ever again, yet probably buy another caliber AR every year. I really want an Alexander 6.5 Grendel.

    Ya know, I bought all the 556 ammo my grandkids will ever need when it was $179 and good stuff; even my wife is glad I bought it years ago;;;; now. One of the few times I was right and she was wrong.
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    Yeah, folks selling used guns for more than we sell them new:D


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  11. armedandsafe

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    Good Morning, WildsomethingneweachtimeAlaska. Good to see you back on after so long. :)

    Pops
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    Hi Pops, good to see ya

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    It's cheap at any price.

    The day will come when you cannot buy it, anywhere.
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    US made ammo is all I shoot!
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    Wildalaska, I do believe the prices on AR's are quite low at present. I see some guys selling AR's wanting crazy high prices too on the list, but nobody is buying those ARs.

    I only buy AR's new and from AK gun shops I've dwelt with in the past.

    I have got some smokin deals on hunting rifles on the list. Usually on higher priced uncommon calibers. Got a 30-378 with macmillan stock, scope, and a trigger that's scary light. Guy needed bucks for property purchase and sold me this gun his Uncle had left to him. Sweet shooter than I might have put in the ground with me when I leave this earth, rather than take the chance one of mine might sell her, ha ha.

    Could have had a 30-338 accumark, 2 years old for 800 bucks; owner's ex was selling gun from divorce. I just had visions of bad luck coming to anybody who got that baby and couldn't bring myself to get it. Knew the people too.

    Don't know where you're at, but been seeing caribou off and on all summer long here up the Taylor. Unusual actually, they mostly don't show up until early August.
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    All the more reason to reload. Become your own manufacturer.

    If the day ever comes - I don't think anytime soon - when you can't buy ammo, it should take longer to affect the reloading supplies.
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    I hope not... I plan on getting a .223 rifle pretty soon because of it's low cost and availability. Should I start buying .223 rounds now?
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    Might as well start buying now. It's a pretty good bet that the price of ammo won't drop. Like everythng else, it's supply, demand, cost of materials, etc. And like everything else, when the consumer demonstrates they'll pay X, then the price is set.

    I've read some market analyses that say when all our boys are home, the price of ammo will surely drop, but I'm not betting the farm on it.
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