Ammo In Stock

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Ammo In Stock

Post by Rawring » 02 May 2012, 17:57

Hi everyone,

Just bought my five-seven and I am loving it. The only thing that sucks is the ability to find ammo. I've tried all of my local places (New Mexico) and looked online (calebras, dirtcheap, google shopping lol). Does anyone know of anyone selling the SS197 and has it in stock?

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Post by sabotteur » 03 May 2012, 02:50

Everyone is out of stock. Don't expect anything new for at least 5 to 6 months from what I've been told.

You can still find some SS195 in stock here and there. I checked ammotogo yesterday and it appeared they had some SS195 but you'll pay for it.

There isn't even any on gunbroker right now.

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Post by Woodengun » 03 May 2012, 05:21

I grabbed 4000 rounds of SS197SR a few weeks ago. Seems like you have to pounce when it is available.

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Post by panzermk2wife » 03 May 2012, 05:26

Yep and it will get worse before gets better

This happened right after the current administration took office.

Everyone started panicking and hoarding ammo and reloading supplies
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Re: Ammo In Stock

Post by Rawring » 03 May 2012, 06:27

I have yet to shoot the SS195 I've only been able to get my hands on SS197. I've been lurking around the accessories for sale for a week now.

Good news though is that my Elite Ammunition :D will be here next week. Tried the Protector, protector 2 and the t6 (when it's available).

I'm still waiting for the next Cabela's sale. What is your favorite ammo for recreational shooting?

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Post by Buffman » 03 May 2012, 08:27

Why is SS197SR in short supply? Anyone have any facts?

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Post by panzermk2wife » 03 May 2012, 09:50

I know I can only speculate

Election Year
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Panic Buying


This all reminds me of 2008/2009 and the beginning part of 2010
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Post by Valorius » 03 May 2012, 11:29

The military and LE are not using SS197.

It's Election year panic, pure and simple. Don't fall into the trap. Wait until after the election, when the ammo prices will drop significantly, even if O gets re-elected.

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Post by Esteves » 03 May 2012, 16:22

Buffman wrote:Why is SS197SR in short supply? Anyone have any facts?
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Post by panzermk2wife » 03 May 2012, 18:20

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Well, I thought it was funny... :D
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Post by s-industries » 03 May 2012, 19:14

http://www.surplusammo.com/5-7x28mm-27- ... 50-rounds/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/2FN10700012-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This 195 isn't too outrageous. Might be worth it for you.

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Post by Airdog » 03 May 2012, 22:44

I'm picking up six boxes of SS195LF at my local dealer tomorrow for this weekend.
He tells me that he can get as much as I want. 1/2 case or full case.

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Post by sabotteur » 04 May 2012, 04:14

Valorius wrote:The military and LE are not using SS197.

It's Election year panic, pure and simple. Don't fall into the trap. Wait until after the election, when the ammo prices will drop significantly, even if O gets re-elected.

No they are not, but there is only one source for brass, and if FN is filling military contracts elsewhere across the globe, that will always take priority over the commercial market.

Based on conversations I have with folks that I mingle with during my day job, this appears to be the case.

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Post by SeaHawkDriver-B » 04 May 2012, 08:16

5.56 is slowly becoming vaporware as well, I had to scour to find a few cases of zombiepocalypse M855. I'm not buying any more ammo until after the election.

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Post by panzermk2wife » 04 May 2012, 08:27

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Post by flyingirish04 » 04 May 2012, 08:38

No problems up here either. Prices up about 10% from last year this time, but tons of all kinds of ammo, 17HMR all the way up to 50 BMG availabe.
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Post by romer522 » 04 May 2012, 10:23

flyingirish04 wrote:No problems up here either. Prices up about 10% from last year this time, but tons of all kinds of ammo, 17HMR all the way up to 50 BMG availabe.
Still available here too, problem is the guys everybody buys it from are running out.....2008 is gonna happen again no doubt, it might be a little better because everybody knows it's coming and a lot of people are still stocked up from last time and/or have less $$ to burn this time around because the economy is still crappy. Of course this might be offset by the fact that people know its coming and are putting some serious coin in as investments, I know I would have loved to put a few grand into Wolf primers before Wideners ran out, probably the last <$20 primers we will ever see again, kinda how Fed 550 22lr was this time 4 years ago, it will never go back to ~$13 either, wish I would have bought more :p

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Re: Ammo In Stock

Post by PainKillaX » 04 May 2012, 10:40

Talked with my father a few days ago, let him know now is the time to start buying loaded rounds and reloading components.

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