View Full Version : AR Ammo

September 12, 2012, 01:53 PM
As in 5.56, is getting really expense in San Antonio. Bottom price @ 90 cents per round, the price goes up from there. There were a lot of bare places on the shelves too.

September 12, 2012, 03:29 PM
Lake City surplus is under $400 for 1000rds at most online dealers.

September 12, 2012, 03:48 PM
6.99/20. Tons of academy sports in SA. How about BPS at the Rim?

Carne Frio
September 12, 2012, 04:53 PM
Order some ammo on line and have it delivered to your door.
There are over a thousand to choose from.:D

September 12, 2012, 05:05 PM
holy moly! Where are you buying rounds??
It might be worth the trip to Houston for you where my buddy is getting them for $7 a box.

$7.99 a box in NC(+/- $1)! been holding steady for a few years now.

about that same as at the gun show

September 12, 2012, 09:13 PM
Academy advertised for about $6.69(?) a box but the self was bare. All the lower priced stuff was gone. I ordered a couple of hundred rounds this afternoon.

September 12, 2012, 11:05 PM
Nowadays, if I buy I buy in bulk. Anything more than 35 cents a round is expensive.

I reload and per round cost that route is about 15 cents (for 55 gr fmj) plus my time of peace and quiet. Premium reload ammo cost a few cents more for the bullet but still way cheaper.

September 12, 2012, 11:08 PM
$27.99 / 20 on AVG where I have just relocated. Imagine that!?

hardhat harry
September 13, 2012, 08:45 AM
Where in the hell is 5.56/.223 27.99 a box of 20?

September 13, 2012, 01:45 PM
Unfortunately, I am prohibited via OPSEC and common sense from posting my location.

September 13, 2012, 02:43 PM
At those prices in your area it maybe time to think about reloading.

September 13, 2012, 03:12 PM
I buy bulk / online for all my personal ammo.

At that price, I can't imagine who wouldn't.. but I see empty shelves?!

September 14, 2012, 09:16 AM
Bought my last case the end of July and it was .30 a round for LC M193 shipped to my door.

September 14, 2012, 04:49 PM
.223 components are pretty much gone on the south side of San Antonio. I hope I've got enough to make it through the post-election riots.

September 14, 2012, 05:25 PM
It has definitely gone up lately, but it is hardly as dear as $0.90/round for regular 55gr XM193-ish stuff. Maybe if you're buying polymer tipped Hornady V-Max with moly coated bullets it's that much, but for the case loads of kinda militaryish FMJ, it's way less.

A few months back it was under $0.30/round before shipping in 1000 round cases. Now it's somewhere between $0.30 and $0.35/round, and that's without having to look too hard. Of course, sometimes it sells out for a little while, but that's just how things are right now.