Thursday, December 12th, 2013
You’ll find the cheapest and best 223 ammo right here. In early 2013, ammunition prices were incredibly high due to shooters buying a lot of firearms and the possibility of gun control, which caused big ammo retails to rantion their ammo. Fortunately, prices have dropped, but that doesn’t mean you should pay just about anything for you ammo. The best prices for 223/5.56 ammo are right here:
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Definition of Bullet Types:
- FMJ: Full Metal Jacket
- FMJBT: Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail
- HP: Hollow-Point
- HPBT: Hollow-Point Boat Tail
- JHP: Jacketed Hollow-Point
- JSP: Jacketed Soft-Point
- PSP: Pointed Soft-Point
- Polymer Tipped
- PP: Power-Point
- SP: Soft-Point
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What caused the ammunition shortage of early 2013?
As a result of shooters buying a lot of firearms, ammunition was in short supply nationwide. Local gun stores had a hard time keeping ammo in stock since President Obama mentioned gun control and big ammo retailers are rantioning their ammo. Even a lot of online ammo resellers were out of stock.
Ammo in short supply
At gun stores across the country and even at big online ammunition retailers, ammo is in short supply. Buyers continue purchasing bullets faster dan manufacturers can make them. Gun stores have a hard time keeping its shelves stocked with the more popular cartidges. A lot of stores do get multiple shippings a week, but the demand from gun owners and even from people who don’t own a gun yet, exceeds the amount they’re able to get in.
Several distributors haven’t put any limitations on what retailers are able to order, although the stores don’t know what they will get until the shipment is in. Gun stores, either big or small, are rantioning their ammunition. By limiting the amount of ammo customers can buy, they can serve more people. Because of the rantioning, it’s very hard to buy 223 ammo in bulk, unfortunately.
Some customer need ammunition for hunting and target practice, others want to hoard ammo in fear of regulations. Furthermore, there are people who see opportunities and they purchase ammo to resale it at inflated prices.
It has been reported that in Central Texas, gun owners know when and where ammo comes in, so dozens of them camp out early – hours and hours before opening – to get their hands on a few boxes of ammo.
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Ammunition makers such as Hornady are producing as much as they possible can and even try to increase their capacity. Thousands of ammo manufacturer employees work overtime. Only the rarer, larger caliber hunting rounds aren’t absolutely flying out of the door, but supplies of .223 and 5.56 NATO are very scarce.
Obama and Newtown
The enormous run on ammunition started after the re-election of President Obama and became bigger after the president mentioned gun control. The practice of hoarding ammo really intensified after the Sandy Hook (Newtown, Connecticut) shootings. Ammo supplies for the most popular calibers such as the .223 Remington have almost vanished over the last couple of months.
The Second Amendment – the right to keep and bear arms – protects gun enthusiasts protects by giving them the individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Some say Obama denies gun owners this right by depriving them of ammunition.
US Senator Jim Inhofe says the Obama administration is limiting what’s available in the market due to federal agencies buying unnecessary stockpiles of ammo. Ammunition is allocated to federal agencies by the Department of Homeland Security and Homeland Security has over two years of ammunition on hand. Furthermore, they are going to buy three quarters of a billion rounds over the next five years. That’s much more than has been bought in the past.
AMMO Act of 2013
In April, the Ammunition Mangement for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013 was introduced, which would restrict government agencies, with the exception of the Defense Department, from buying or possessing any more ammo each month than the monthy average government agencies bought between 2001 and 2009.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) says “Much of the concern stems from a lack of understanding of the law enforcement functions carried about by officers in small federal agencies. These agents have the power to make arrests and execute warrants, just like their better-known counterparts at agencies like the FBI.
For instance, the Social Security Administration solicited offers for 174,000 rounds of pistol ammunition. But the agency has 295 special agents who combat Social Security fraud that costs tax payers billions each year, so the order works out to roughly 590 rounds of ammunition per agent for training, mandatory quarterly qualification shooting and duty use. More than a few NRA members would use that much ammunition in a weekend shooting class or plinking session.”