bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Rapier1772 » 08 Jan 2013, 02:58

Well whatever I am doing seems to be working. YMMV
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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by jgreenberg01 » 08 Jan 2013, 05:11

Rapier1772 wrote:I've deprimed live primers before, it's not really a big deal. Slow steady pressure through stroke & you should be fine. I've never had one fire - maybe I've just been lucky, maybe I'm just that good :p :lmao:
I'm not gonna say it...
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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Oldbindlestiff » 08 Jan 2013, 06:43

....go ahead. Say it...! :D

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 08 Jan 2013, 07:02

Oldbindlestiff wrote:....go ahead. Say it...! :D
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Whew, I feel better now!
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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by rolcle » 10 Jan 2013, 18:31

It would seem that the FN factory will continue cranking out replacement. In this thread alone we have listed less than 5000 rounds. So were is the rest? This is the same thing that happen 4 years ago when Obama was first voted in office. Everyone bought amo and guns in fear that the taxes will go up.
And now they are up and the same thing is hapening.

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Post by Fowldout » 10 Jan 2013, 18:41

Rather than using live rounds, you could start out by trying to not shoot a blank...

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Post by grimmond » 12 Jan 2013, 15:21

My wife was at Cabelas in Lacey Wa last night and bought the last 2 boxs of ss197lf. They had just stocked 100 boxs on the shelf the night before. She said that the Cabelas employee that orders the ammo said that most of 5.7 shortage was due to the Egypt army purchasing all of the main back stock before Xmas. She was also informed that alot more should be hitting the shelves in the next week or so due to FNH getting caught back up and increasing production. Also he informed her that they would be getting the AE tmj back in stock within the next week. Hopefully it pans out.

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Post by Prucrustinator » 12 Jan 2013, 16:56

Just to let anyone interested know. I was at the Cabela's at St. Louis Mills today. The salesperson I spoke with said they received an order of 5.7x28 a week or so ago, and it was gone with-in a day and a half. Not trying to tease and build up anyone's hope, but just to let people know where not to look at the moment.

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Post by NLVMike » 12 Jan 2013, 17:31

I've always been able to make it rain just by washing my car. I finally broke down and put 500 rounds up on GB. Greedy, maybe. More just curious as to how this craziness works. My luck, mid-way through the auction, FN will flood the market and I will end up giving it away. That's what I get for putting it up with no reserve. :)

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Post by Cashflow » 15 Jan 2013, 20:45

Our LGS has some. 100 bucks a box.

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Post by Goldngun » 16 Jan 2013, 10:13

iwantaj20 wrote:this is JANUARY 2013 i can not find any 5.7x28mm anywhere the 197 or the 195, called cabelas they said they took it off their website, every major gun store in 50 miles of me, all sold out and say they have no idea when they will get more....

can someone fill me in? like what does this mean are they no longer producing the 5.7 or banning it or just too slow at making more 5.7s to sell to civilians??
this ammo has been hard to get even BEFORE the stuff happened. piss poor planning at FNH yet again...grrrr!

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Post by JoJo » 16 Jan 2013, 12:26

I gave in to market pressure! and just sold ten boxes of FN197 for $60.00 a box. I told the guy to wait until the hysteria died down but he insisted. Even at that price I wavered but I still have plenty of my reloads.

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Post by PainKillaX » 16 Jan 2013, 12:36

Tell him I've got another 10 boxes but he pays shipping haha. At over double what I paid I might be willing to part with some. The FsN has been usurped by my XD-S anyway.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 16 Jan 2013, 12:41

I had someone offer me $100/box of SS197. He just bought a new FsN and wanted to try it out. I bought the ammo to shoot, train, practice, etc with, not to make a profit.

I sold him 2 boxes at my last cost after shipping which was $22/box.

Happy he was.




EDIT: before anyone asks, no more boxes are for sale! :laugh:
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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by PainKillaX » 16 Jan 2013, 13:23

I fight with this. The capitalist in me wants to make a fast (and big) buck. The decent person in me won't let me take advantage of the current situation to rob my fellow shooters.

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Post by JoJo » 16 Jan 2013, 13:49

PainKillaX wrote:I fight with this. The capitalist in me wants to make a fast (and big) buck. The decent person in me won't let me take advantage of the current situation to rob my fellow shooters.
You have no assurance that the price will ever come down or if it will be banned. I think it will but.......

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Post by NLVMike » 16 Jan 2013, 14:27

After what I heard at the SHOT show today (report in other thread), I think it will come back down. I'm OK selling a little of my stash.

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by blueorison » 17 Jan 2013, 06:16

PainKillaX wrote:I fight with this. The capitalist in me wants to make a fast (and big) buck. The decent person in me won't let me take advantage of the current situation to rob my fellow shooters.
Fellow shooters?

Yes, I agree, brosef, we need to stand up for certain things, together.

But when mall ninjas point loaded guns at me at the range and act like jerks when I nicely ask them to not point loaded guns at me?

I don't get pissed off, IRL. But it really pisses me off when non-firearm people group me as a "gun person" in the same group as all the video game wannabes, mall ninjas and tactifags. I'm really not a "gun person". I just happen to shoot guns. I'm probably in the .0001% of gun owners that own less guns than their fingers (on one hand).

Remember; it's the same with LE. A lot of the good ones and bad ones were already good and bad BEFORE they went in. Gun people are the same; they don't turn MAGICALLY awesome and good people the moment they get a gun. A lot of them are egotistical, mean-spirited, and unsafe.

To those people, I don't see them as being part of my firearms sub-culture. I say sub-culture because firearms is one part of my life. I do a lot of other things, as many do, on this forum. If they ban everything, I'm going to go back to bouldering and rock climbing.

While I will proudly stand by you, Painkillax, there are many that I would not - on the range or in life.

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by retrodog » 17 Jan 2013, 11:03

blueorison wrote:
PainKillaX wrote:I fight with this. The capitalist in me wants to make a fast (and big) buck. The decent person in me won't let me take advantage of the current situation to rob my fellow shooters.
Fellow shooters?

Yes, I agree, brosef, we need to stand up for certain things, together.

But when mall ninjas point loaded guns at me at the range and act like jerks when I nicely ask them to not point loaded guns at me?

I don't get pissed off, IRL. But it really pisses me off when non-firearm people group me as a "gun person" in the same group as all the video game wannabes, mall ninjas and tactifags. I'm really not a "gun person". I just happen to shoot guns. I'm probably in the .0001% of gun owners that own less guns than their fingers (on one hand).

Remember; it's the same with LE. A lot of the good ones and bad ones were already good and bad BEFORE they went in. Gun people are the same; they don't turn MAGICALLY awesome and good people the moment they get a gun. A lot of them are egotistical, mean-spirited, and unsafe.

To those people, I don't see them as being part of my firearms sub-culture. I say sub-culture because firearms is one part of my life. I do a lot of other things, as many do, on this forum. If they ban everything, I'm going to go back to bouldering and rock climbing.

While I will proudly stand by you, Painkillax, there are many that I would not - on the range or in life.

Life is short. Spend it with people who matter :)
If you're done with that soap box, kindly return it to it's properly stored position.

:D

I've got a friend who recently got a new AR57 upper but can't find ammo anywhere on the planet. And it's driving him nuts. He keeps telling me about all the places that don't have it in stock and thinks I should be helping him out in some way. I keep telling him that my help was the last four years of telling him to "get stuff now", and then reminding him of all those times that he just rolled his eyes at me.

So last week I finally felt sorry enough for him that I caved in and offered to sell him two boxes at the price that I paid for them... but with one stipulation. That I get all the brass back. He doesn't reload so it's no skin off his nose. And I do reload so little impact to my plans, as I have thousands of .40 grain Hornady Z and V max bullets. I also made him promise to pick up any other brass he sees and bring it back to the mothership. :D

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Rapier1772 » 17 Jan 2013, 12:33

If you're standing on a safety soap box, NEVER put it away.
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