View Full Version : bulk 223 ammo?

December 26, 2012, 12:52 AM
Is there anywhere in the USA where you can still get bulk 223 ?????

December 26, 2012, 12:58 AM
Go to a gunshow. Be prepared to pay a premium.

Better to get into reloading. I bought a Lee Pro 1000 press for myself just for 223, it has paid for itself several times over now.


December 26, 2012, 01:16 AM
Oh yeah. They're out there. You can find them on gunbroker... here's a link to one:


Be prepared to pay at least .80 per round for brass case ammo. And that'll be pretty cheap.

December 26, 2012, 01:19 AM
Cabelas will eventually run some PMC bronze for 6.49 a box again, I should think... though I'm good for quite a while after the last time. +1 on Reload.

December 26, 2012, 01:20 AM
agreed, this panic buying has really taken it's toll. there is no bulk ammo anywhere where I'm at in any of the 'scary' calibers, 7.62x39, 7.62x51, 5.56, and 5.45x39 are all completely gone and online distributers are out of everything but the premo stuff. I would recommend"

1. investing in reloading components and start reloading


2. holding off on shooting up what you have left until the buyers frenzy has subsided and buy when it becomes available again.

Carne Frio
December 26, 2012, 07:23 AM
If there is someone selling in bulk, it would be listed here:

December 26, 2012, 08:04 PM
Is it wrong to sell a 1,000 round bulk pack for $905 ??? I mean, I think I know the answer, but if someone wants to pay that much, is it wrong for the seller to take their money and sell them the ammo? Wow! $905 for 1,000 rounds... And I love how the seller actually has the gall to add on a 3.5% credit card surcharge.

Oh well. If these prices keep up, I might sell some ammo and buy a new pick-up truck...

December 26, 2012, 08:09 PM
Wow! Im gonna sell off all my AR stuff if thats the case. Ive bought several stripped lowers and 10K plus rounds of ammo. If someone is willing to pay it, I might just sell it. I prefer shooting my long range stuff anyways, and getting a Barrett .50 BMG for free would be a no brainer!! Sorrry, but its tough not to take the money. If thats what they bid it up to, its not my problem, it shat they are wanting to pay for it.. just saying!


December 26, 2012, 08:14 PM
It is what it is...

December 26, 2012, 08:25 PM
Wow! $905 for 1,000 rounds.

WOW ...... 90 cents a pop for poodleshooter fodder. Just ..... wow .....

December 26, 2012, 10:05 PM
It's déjà vu x5. It's like 2008 but both sides are scared

December 26, 2012, 10:36 PM
CTD has 62gr penetrator 1000 rounds for $1000. Not saying it's a good deal, just sharing what I saw earlier.

December 26, 2012, 11:08 PM
Keep an eye on aim surplus, they run specials on Aguila .223 pretty frequently. I've shot thousands and thousands of rounds of that stuff and it's always been great- and just over $300 shipped for 1k brass cased 55gr rounds it's not crazy spendy. Hopefully they don't jump on the price gouging bandwagon like some of the other bigger retailers.

December 27, 2012, 10:45 AM
Seriously? CTD is selling .223 for $1 a round? That is sad.

December 27, 2012, 10:47 AM
They're selling P-mags for close to $70 each, too. Shameless. But I guess if people are paying it....:confused:

December 27, 2012, 12:49 PM
Found some bulk Winchester .223 or 5.56 don't remember which on Cabelas that wasn't sold out, but still not cheap... 12 or so a box as I recall.

December 28, 2012, 01:34 AM
Gotta love CTD I ordered 500rds of brown bear 7.62x39 ammo on Christmas day for 159.00 they cancelled my order the next day and raised the price to 189.00 now today its 229.00 or close to that. I emailed them why they cancelled my order with no reply yet.

December 28, 2012, 06:08 AM
CTD has ****** if a lot of consumers as of late with there price gouging. I am now a ex-customer they will be the absolute last place on earth I would ever buy from again!

December 29, 2012, 11:14 AM
It's offical quality 556 ammo (lake city) is selling for $1 a round on GB. It's like "pork bellies" they should just publish it in the WSJ with gold and futures market.

December 29, 2012, 12:59 PM

Would have never thought I'd find a deal at this place. $.50/round, normally around $.35-.40

December 29, 2012, 01:17 PM
This is why I reload. Even if components go up, my actual cost will not ever be the cost of manufactured ammo.

December 29, 2012, 01:27 PM
I just went to my local Gander in WPB. I was lucky enough to find two boxes of the Federal .223 for $49.95. Dude ahead of me wiped them out with 25 boxes in his cart.

Willie D
December 29, 2012, 02:44 PM
Wait a few months. I basically stopped shooting centerfire ammo for a year in 2009 when the prices got stupid.

Eventually the people who paid stupid prices will run out of money. Ammo will be back on the shelves and prices will return to earth when dealers can't move their inventory.

December 29, 2012, 03:04 PM
Eventually the people who paid stupid prices will run out of money. Ammo will be back on the shelves and prices will return to earth when dealers can't move their inventory.
Today 01:27 PM

I agree, but the question that remains to be seen is...how long?

December 29, 2012, 09:30 PM
Gunbroker Search seller sportmanssupply. He starts ALL his auction at 1 penny! Granted there are alot of paniced people you'll be bidding against but his prices still work out cheaper. He even pays the shipping!!!!!!!!!!

December 30, 2012, 10:25 AM
I have somewhere around 600+/- rounds of .223 and a little bit of .556. I don't load up my 30rd magazines and spray hundreds of rounds downrange each time I shoot (can't afford it) so it will last me awhile. I have over 3000 rounds of 22lr, nearly 1000 rounds of 9mm, 800 rounds of .38spl, 300 rds of .357 and dozens of rounds of various 20ga shells.
As in 2009, I will refuse to pay stupid expensive prices for ammo. I go out and shoot every few weeks or so and usually burn through a few hundred rounds of 22lr and much lesser amounts of centerfire ammunition. I will keep shooting on a regular basis, just keep track a little more of how many times I pull the trigger. As in 2009 and even in light of recent events, not much will happen insofar as ammunition goes. This panic buying drives me crazy, we just shoot ourselves in the foot and line the pockets of others. The prices will stabilize soon enough.

December 30, 2012, 11:10 AM
I don't know if you've looked at MidwayUSA, but it looks like there ammo prices have stayed pretty steady...you can get it on backorder & they won't charge you til it's shipped.

December 30, 2012, 02:55 PM
I was at my local Cabelas yesterday and they had tons of ammo available. .223 was $155 for 500rds. I didnt buy any because I reload for half tha price but I figured id let yall know whatsup.


December 30, 2012, 07:15 PM
I don't know if you have checked Midwayusa.com lately, but they are completely out of stock of ALL .223 and 5.56 ammo. So if you do find some somewhere, and you need some, you may want to grab it while you can. If you find some reasonably priced, grab it for sure, maybe even as an investment! And don't hate on people who foresaw this coming, and prepared for it. And if they decide to sell some of a precious scarce commodity at the going rate, then also condemn the buyer, too, if you feel it necessary to bad mouth the seller. It is all about supply and demand in a free market.