Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > Centerfire Rifles - Semiautomatic or Gas Operated
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Centerfire Rifles - Semiautomatic or Gas Operated Centerfire rifles, carbines and other gas operated rifles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-07-2013, 7:53 AM
M1NM's Avatar
M1NM M1NM is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: West Covina
Posts: 4,063
iTrader: 40 / 100%
Default 223 ammo

Just looked at the Midway site. All their 223 is out of stock no backorder even the stuff that's $35 for a box of 20. I saw a report that the Tuscon gun show price for 223 averaged over $1 per round. It's nearly cheaper to shoot my M1 than an AR.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-07-2013, 8:20 AM
Hvac_dude's Avatar
Hvac_dude Hvac_dude is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Antelope
Posts: 217
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Which is exactly the reason why I want to get into reloading. Even web the dust settles its probably going to be more per doin than prior.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-07-2013, 8:21 AM
Hvac_dude's Avatar
Hvac_dude Hvac_dude is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Antelope
Posts: 217
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

*when
*round

Thanks iPhone!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-07-2013, 8:21 AM
P.Charm P.Charm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: in a bomb shelter north of the US/Mexico boarder
Posts: 1,450
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

i reload.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-07-2013, 8:26 AM
JazzFan JazzFan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 161
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hvac_dude View Post
Which is exactly the reason why I want to get into reloading. Even web the dust settles its probably going to be more per doin than prior.
You may be ok picking up the equiptment right now...componenets are scarce. I talked to Midway USA about an order and the guy on the phone said they had over 10,000 orders waiting for them when they got back to work on Dec 26th. Powder and primers went fast...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-07-2013, 8:29 AM
someR1's Avatar
someR1 someR1 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hell
Posts: 2,736
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

yep....I think I will start reloading now ....
__________________


"To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them."
- George Mason
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-07-2013, 8:38 AM
Renaissance Redneck's Avatar
Renaissance Redneck Renaissance Redneck is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: San Joaquin Valley, CA
Posts: 638
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I'm buying when I see it in stock (and it's in stock for less than a day). I'm generally buying brass-cased 55 gr. FMJ's for practice. I pick up expensive ammo (PDX Defender at over $1 per round, for example) for defense/SHTF, and I'm stocking up slowly. I recently bought 1,000 rounds Federal FMJ for about $0.35 per round. This weekend at Big 5 I got 100 rounds for about $0.60 per. It still shows up for short periods of time at gun stores, Big 5, and Walmart. I buy it when they got it. My Mini14 will eat anything, so I'll still buy cheap steel-cased stuff when I have to.

I couldn't find good .38 SPL ammo to save my life, even while visiting Cabela's in Phoenix; only some crappy stuff on the shelves. Just yesterday WalMart had just shelved 10 boxes of .38. The guy in front of me bought 5 boxes, and I bought 5 boxes. On the shelf for less than an hour and it was all gone.

Product is still trickling in.
__________________
.
.


"I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away." - Barrack Hussein Obama, 2008 Presidential Campaign Speech

"It's a TRAP!" - Admiral Ackbar, Rebel Alliance
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-07-2013, 8:41 AM
Bobio Bobio is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 351
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Too be honest I'm kind of resistant to going to the range and shooting off a lot of 223s. Is that silly. I have a bunch of ammo and haven't needed to buy for awhile. Now no one has any.
__________________
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-07-2013, 9:02 AM
arslin's Avatar
arslin arslin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 518
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

My friend finished his AR in early December, and now he can not find ammo. I picked up reloading supplies ... even tho I do not shoot 223. It is just about the only way for him to get ammo. Even now, I can not find bullets/primers.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-07-2013, 9:38 AM
Bug Splat's Avatar
Bug Splat Bug Splat is offline
Calguns Addict
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,562
iTrader: 11 / 100%
Default

I got into reloading many years ago for accuracy reasons, not for savings. When shortages come up like this its nice to have the supplies to load my own cheap 223. I buy a lot of pulled M855 bullets or even new pre-colored steel core bullets for very cheap. Only takes me a few hours to load 1000 rounds for the next days shoot.

If you have not started reloading its worth the $100 to get a simple Lee kit and start learning the basics.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-07-2013, 9:46 AM
MUKAK's Avatar
MUKAK MUKAK is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Irvine
Posts: 3,606
iTrader: 127 / 100%
Default

if the 223 ammo stays this high i am getting rid of my AR platform and sticking to AK
__________________
FS Adjustable Picatiny Tactical BIPOD http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1186409

LOTS OF AK PARTS FS http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1189880
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-07-2013, 10:36 AM
A-J's Avatar
A-J A-J is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,852
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

A few months ago I picked up 1k 223 at like .30 per round. At the time I debated buying more but didn't have the up front $$. Looking back, I should have used a credit card and bought at least 2k, since there is none available now, and looks to be unavailable for the foreseeable future.
__________________
It was not a threat. It was an exaggerated response to an uncompromising stance. I was taught never to make a threat unless you are prepared to carry it out and I am not a fan of carrying anything. Even watching other people carrying things makes me uncomfortable. Mainly because of the possibility they may ask me to help.

Last edited by A-J; 01-07-2013 at 11:58 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-07-2013, 10:37 AM
hellayella's Avatar
hellayella hellayella is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: every big urban city
Posts: 4,507
iTrader: 56 / 100%
Default

Ammoman has them in stock, but expect to pay $1 a round
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-07-2013, 10:55 AM
NOTABIKER NOTABIKER is online now
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6,488
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

get a Mosin M 44 carbine, lots of powerful fun for 18c a round. my 223 will be a safe queen now.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-07-2013, 11:13 AM
Bobby Ricigliano's Avatar
Bobby Ricigliano Bobby Ricigliano is offline
Mit Gott und Mauser
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The People's Glorious Republik of Southern Kalifornistan
Posts: 12,770
iTrader: 285 / 100%
Default

I am glad I have a fair amount of 'strategic reserve' .223 but I am priced out of this market and will not be going shooting anytime soon in order to conserve what I have.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-07-2013, 11:14 AM
pitbull30's Avatar
pitbull30 pitbull30 is offline
Likes Puppy Chow or Ammo
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Back Porch
Posts: 3,025
iTrader: 18 / 100%
Default

Brownells is taking back orders. Might as well get it in now. I ordered yesterday for about 40 cents a round.

Bugsplat id like to know more about reloading my own. Ill google the kit you talk about but feel free to PM me or reply here.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-07-2013, 11:14 AM
Bobby Ricigliano's Avatar
Bobby Ricigliano Bobby Ricigliano is offline
Mit Gott und Mauser
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The People's Glorious Republik of Southern Kalifornistan
Posts: 12,770
iTrader: 285 / 100%
Default

That's right Notabiker I still have my M44 boomstick and lotza 54r.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-07-2013, 11:44 AM
jayincali jayincali is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: So. Cal I.E.
Posts: 260
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Just placed a back order of PMC Bronze at Cabales. 8.99 a box with 5 buck shipping on orders over $100. ETA is 2/23. Not too bad of a price I guess.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Johnnyfres's Avatar
Johnnyfres Johnnyfres is offline
Senior Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clovis
Posts: 841
iTrader: 5 / 100%
Default

90 cents a round now from the guy I usually get it from. Fing crazy
__________________
Firearms successfully returned by the CA Department of Justice. Probation expires October 2014.



A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined. ~George Washington


Sign and fight - Defend our right to bear arms
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-07-2013, 12:00 PM
gibbet gibbet is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 181
iTrader: 20 / 100%
Default

I see Desert Ordinance has 55 gr for $420/1K and 62 gr for $500/1K. I have no idea if this is accurate...but it shows available in their on-line store.

www.desertord.com
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-07-2013, 12:02 PM
Jarhead Jarhead is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,243
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

if your reloading you better stock up on Powder, Primers and Bullets ...................if there are any left
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-07-2013, 12:37 PM
ruddogg's Avatar
ruddogg ruddogg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 2,180
iTrader: 37 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pitbull30 View Post
Brownells is taking back orders. Might as well get it in now. I ordered yesterday for about 40 cents a round.

Bugsplat id like to know more about reloading my own. Ill google the kit you talk about but feel free to PM me or reply here.
thx, I just placed a backorder...I guess we'll see how long it takes to ship.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-07-2013, 12:40 PM
vintagearms's Avatar
vintagearms vintagearms is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 5,787
iTrader: 43 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby Ricigliano View Post
I am glad I have a fair amount of 'strategic reserve' .223 but I am priced out of this market and will not be going shooting anytime soon in order to conserve what I have.
Im sticking with .22 for my Glocks and even bought a Savage .22 bolt gun. Holding on to my .223/5.56 and 9mm until the dust settles.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-07-2013, 1:44 PM
hellayella's Avatar
hellayella hellayella is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: every big urban city
Posts: 4,507
iTrader: 56 / 100%
Default

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhh..I just having a Zastava M85 krinkov built to shoot "enemy" ammo in .223/556 oh well, hahaha...it's just a novelty
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-07-2013, 2:11 PM
myk's Avatar
myk myk is offline
Veteran Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sun Diego
Posts: 4,543
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayincali View Post
Just placed a back order of PMC Bronze at Cabales. 8.99 a box with 5 buck shipping on orders over $100. ETA is 2/23. Not too bad of a price I guess.
Thanks for the lead...
__________________
Crashing gun control rallies is fun, but absolutely necessary, anywhere and everywhere they take place so that the truth about guns and violence can be heard:http://mykranili.tumblr.com/
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-07-2013, 2:59 PM
GutPunch's Avatar
GutPunch GutPunch is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: El Dorado County
Posts: 2,236
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

FYI, midway is also out of stock and not backordering on the Hornday Lock n Load Progressive Press and many of the components needed for different popular calibers. Powder Valley is out on a lot of the bullets and powders. And good luck finding primers even at places like Sac Valley.

Firearmageddon has reach all the way down to the reloading.
__________________
"...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..." - Thomas Jefferson
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." - John Adams
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." - Alexis de Tocqueville

Proud Contributing Member:
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-07-2013, 3:14 PM
JB-Norcal JB-Norcal is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 306
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

I'm getting tired of these panic buys, I understood the pre '08 up of sales in general but it's starting to bug me. I enjoy the thought of the GS and basic trainers selling their skills in the furture "How to clean your gun 101"
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-07-2013, 3:27 PM
nitroxdiver's Avatar
nitroxdiver nitroxdiver is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,715
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Switched to .22lr for now for my weekly trigger time. Holding off on shooting centerfire ammo for a bit until supplies start to re-emerge. Just saw on the news today about a proposed ammo bill for Ca. restricting large quantity purchases, registering ammo etc. Some gal out of Berzerkely. They're going after the rounds now boys. I normally don't even watch the propoganda spinners, but happened to catch it at lunch today.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-07-2013, 3:28 PM
bergmen bergmen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ukiah, California
Posts: 221
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gibbet View Post
I see Desert Ordinance has 55 gr for $420/1K and 62 gr for $500/1K. I have no idea if this is accurate...but it shows available in their on-line store.

www.desertord.com
They don't say anything at all what this stuff is or who makes it. I need to at least know this first before buying.

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-07-2013, 3:37 PM
NOTABIKER NOTABIKER is online now
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6,488
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby Ricigliano View Post
That's right Notabiker I still have my M44 boomstick and lotza 54r.
very nice SKSs. i got one still. 1,000 rounds is just not enough SKS ammmo. cuzz it is a lot of fun to shoot.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 01-07-2013, 4:40 PM
Oceanbob's Avatar
Oceanbob Oceanbob is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 9,220
iTrader: 79 / 100%
Default

I dug out some ammo in long-term storage over the weekend. Bought most of it in the late 80s.

3300 rounds of 5.56 -.223 of which (I had to google this) 1200 rounds are Canadian Military ivi C-77 with the nato cross on the headstamp , 62 grain steel core, copper jacket stuff that goes 3,000 FPS and is supposed to go thru barriers a bit better than most. In these weird plastic stripper clips of 10 rounds each, 600 rounds to a green metal ammo box. The rest is American Eagle 223, plastic wrapped.

2300 rounds of 7.62 X 39 steel case

560 rounds of 7.62 X 51 (308)

10,000 of CCI Mini Mag .22

500 rounds of .22 stinger.

Must have bought this stuff over several gun shows back in the day. I totally forgot about this stuff.

You can never have too much ammo.

__________________
May the Bridges I burn light the way.

Life Is Not About Waiting For The Storm To Pass - Its About Learning To Dance In The Rain.

Fewer people are killed with all rifles each year (323 in 2011) than with shotguns (356), hammers and clubs (496), and hands and feet (728).
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-07-2013, 4:48 PM
wt4 wt4 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 30
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Looks like US armorment has 500 rounds of MK 318 Mod0 for $420 right now. Bought 500 rounds for $399 a couple of weeks ago......looks like the price is rising.........not bad, considering the circumstances.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-07-2013, 4:48 PM
wt4 wt4 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 30
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Duplicate post
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-07-2013, 5:08 PM
robtech robtech is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 126
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

i dont get it...223 ammo isnt going anywhere...even IF some sort of ban goes through they're focusing on semi autos...lots of bolt guns run 223, the round isnt going to disappear...granted i always have my reserve, but people are freaking out a bit too much...by all means go buy up all the mags and guns...ammo aint goin anywhere any time soon
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-07-2013, 5:16 PM
GunHo's Avatar
GunHo GunHo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 1,072
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I got a phat garage and designating an area for reloading. The whole nation is scured...
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-07-2013, 5:30 PM
jsipe007 jsipe007 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 448
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

If any of you are up near Reno, NV shoot me a PM! I know a local business with XM193 55Grain for $75/200 and XM855 62Grain for $50/100. Just picked up 400 rounds today
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-07-2013, 5:47 PM
sigstroker sigstroker is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,689
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MUKAK View Post
if the 223 ammo stays this high i am getting rid of my AR platform and sticking to AK
Don't be too smug. The govt can cut off ammo imports with the stroke of a pen. Where would you be with no Russian ammo? Slick Willie cut off Chinese ammo years ago with the snap of his fingers.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-07-2013, 6:06 PM
mlevans66's Avatar
mlevans66 mlevans66 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Behind the Palm Tree Curtain, comrades.
Posts: 7,866
iTrader: 44 / 100%
Default

Im hitting a source tomorrow for some PMC for a pre-panic price. My wife may kill me but I will at least be with the ammo I just bought.
__________________
The liberal see's the glass as half full and tries to take more.
The conservative see's glass as half empty and tries to keep it that way.
I'm with the people on the side just pouring water in the glass trying to get a drink!


WTB XDm .40. If you are within a hour of San Diego and what to sell then send an I'M please. I'm on the market for it!
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-07-2013, 6:50 PM
Jyruiz's Avatar
Jyruiz Jyruiz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: La Mirada, CA/Lake Havasu, AZ
Posts: 2,050
iTrader: 24 / 96%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlevans66 View Post
Im hitting a source tomorrow for some PMC for a pre-panic price. My wife may kill me but I will at least be with the ammo I just bought.
Lucky.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-07-2013, 7:45 PM
Tinknocker's Avatar
Tinknocker Tinknocker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Ana Ca. a suburb of Tijuana Mexico
Posts: 289
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Gee OceanBob I wish I found this much ammo stashed in my safe! LOL
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 6:31 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.