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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by blueorison » 18 Jan 2013, 00:30

Rapier1772 wrote:If you're standing on a safety soap box, NEVER put it away.
I don't intend to. :thumb:

People tell me to "chill out" or "why are you so worked up"?

They're just uncomfortable because I point out truths that a lot of gun owners would like nothing better to NOT talk about. Kinda like that scuff on your new Corvette that everyone knows not to talk about because it makes you mad.

I'm not mad, everyone who knows me IRL knows I don't get mad. I'm very calm & laugh, a lot. When people tell me to chill out or get off my soap box, online, I just laugh. I'll hold hands and sing your song while we dance around the fire and act like everything's ok and we all will get along. As long as you get rid of all the people who think it is ok to point loaded guns at other people just because we are all "gun owners of America". If you don't have that happening to you every Saturday/Sunday, you can't understand what I'm talking about. :laugh:

My underlying message to Painkillax was to keep doing what he was doing, and not worry about grouping ALL gun owners under the same bracket/umbrella. :thumb:
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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by rolcle » 21 Jan 2013, 16:51

This afternoon I spoke to a gun engineer and a lawyer from FNH. I raise the same question. The ammunition factory is running full tilt cranking out the maximum guns and ammunition possible. This means that the brokers and area depots are holding the material to create shortage and causing raise of prices. The source is cranking it out to the max. The middleman is getting fat. That is the only conclusion I can come to.

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Smokey » 28 Jan 2013, 18:58

I found a LGS in Lacey, WA J&S Guns that had about 1000 rounds of what are White Box FN SS192's. I bought one box to try them out while waiting on my order from Cabelas to show up. These I thought had been obsolete so I am not sure what back room them dug them out of. I am still new to the 5.7 realm.

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Rapier1772 » 28 Jan 2013, 20:07

192s have been discontinued for a while, good find. Would you be willing to share what you paid for them? :D The 192 was a good round, it's a shame they stopped making it.

We have a couple of members in that area so I doubt the ammo will be there much longer now that they know about it :laugh:
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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Smokey » 29 Jan 2013, 09:04

Sure thing, the store was j&s gunparts. I just checked their website and it doesn't show anything as available yet I went in to the store last friday and their gun racks were full. Ammo selection was limited and very pricey but I was very surprised to find the 5.7 ammo. I only bought one box since it was $60 and I have a order with cabela's I am waiting on.
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Post by Rapier1772 » 29 Jan 2013, 09:24

Had to remove the link, sorry. Rule 11. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=125" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
But now people know there is a website & those eager for ammo can google it.

:( $60 is a bit high even for 192, but then what isn't these days? :wall:
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Post by grimmond » 29 Jan 2013, 16:32

Yea I Just checked out the place smokey talked about. They want $67.99 per box. Date stamp from 07. They originally where asking only $50 according to the hand written price on the box. But must have decided to join the gun broker club and demand more due to putting a tag for $67.99 over the older price. ouch

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Post by PainKillaX » 29 Jan 2013, 16:33

West Coast Armory in Factoria wanted $50 a box for SS197SR. I laughed at them and left.

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Post by blueorison » 29 Jan 2013, 16:35

At $50+, you're better off buying EA.

Their ammunition is to tighter specs and hotter. Above that, it's fresher than '07.
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Post by Stitches1974 » 29 Jan 2013, 16:41

Blue,

Don't forget there's 12 head stamped SS197 SR now, but I don't know how wide spread it is. I would still go with EA at $50 a box. One of these days after stuff calms down, I need to try out their ammo.

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Post by NLVMike » 29 Jan 2013, 21:39

I noticed my local gun store posted an ad on backpage.com with SS195 for sale at $50 a box, this morning. This afternoon, I got a call from the owner of the gun store (yeah, I go there too much. apparantly he has my cell) asking me if I wanted to sell any of mine. He told me he brought his personal stash in and sold it all. I politely declined. Maybe I should cut a deal with him for restocking when the insanity dies down.

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by VeTTeMaNC486 » 02 Feb 2013, 19:37

Me and my lady went to a LGS... was two boxes of ss197 on the shelf marked $34.99. He said they got 12 boxes in and that was the first 5.7 ammo they have seen since October. They were limiting one box per person... we obviously each bought a box. They also had a white site ps90 on consignment there for 1600.... didn't check to see if it had a gen 2 trigger pack because I did not have the money and it would have made me sick to walk away from it. They also had a NIB FDE FiveseveN. I did not get a chance to see if it was the "new" ones with the different slide cover or whatever because the place was crawling with people.

Oh yeah, for what its worth the ss197 I bought was head stamped 07 and has no indications of being LF (yay!).

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Stitches1974 » 03 Feb 2013, 11:52

VeTTeMaNC486 wrote:Me and my lady went to a LGS... was two boxes of ss197 on the shelf marked $34.99. He said they got 12 boxes in and that was the first 5.7 ammo they have seen since October. They were limiting one box per person... we obviously each bought a box. They also had a white site ps90 on consignment there for 1600.... didn't check to see if it had a gen 2 trigger pack because I did not have the money and it would have made me sick to walk away from it. They also had a NIB FDE FiveseveN. I did not get a chance to see if it was the "new" ones with the different slide cover or whatever because the place was crawling with people.

Oh yeah, for what its worth the ss197 I bought was head stamped 07 and has no indications of being LF (yay!).
Only the 12 head stamped 197 is LF. There will also be a sticker on the box stating so.

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Post by Prucrustinator » 03 Feb 2013, 12:42

I was at a gun show in Grand Rapids, MI today. Saw two different people with 5.7x28 ammunition. One guy has what looked like most of a case of SS197 for $50/box. The other guy said he had a few boxes of 'blue tip' and a few boxes of 'full metal jacket' for $59.95/box. I have a little ammo already, and decided I don't need any more at those prices.

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by Gnaz0203 » 04 Feb 2013, 12:25

Well, I went in to my LGS today, and they had 10 boxes on consignment @ $55/box.

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Post by Fotis » 04 Feb 2013, 14:29

Gnaz0203 wrote:Well, I went in to my LGS today, and they had 10 boxes on consignment @ $55/box.

How sweet of them! Trying to retire on one sale I see! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Post by NTSHMA » 14 Feb 2013, 16:20

LGS in West Allis, WI has about 60 boxes
$79.99/ box for SS195lf - I won't buy at that price but you're wecome to go get it.

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by scubasteve » 14 Feb 2013, 21:05

wow - long time no post. just got back from a deployment in the Caribbean, I left early December. Mind you, we have internet and cable when were in sat range, but I didn't bother keeping up with what was going on (ammo craziness). I knew it was getting bad before I left but damn; no idea until I actually when to my LGS when I got back...

only have 67rnds of SS197 left. tossed around the idea of selling my five seven, but after catching up on the forum and remembering how excited I was when I first purchased the gun, I've decided to keep it. On the other hand, I refuse to pay someone on gunbroker $0.99 per round. Just like you all I will ride out the storm, a years not gonna kill me if it takes that long to find ammo - have other toys to keep me occupied until then ^_^. I plan on checking my frequented sights every day and if I find stuff in stock I'll make it a note to post. thanks - steve

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Post by Gnaz0203 » 15 Feb 2013, 12:44

Just left my local gun store and they had tons @ $27.89 a box, 2 box limit though :D

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Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Post by spideyman64 » 18 Feb 2013, 07:22

I was in Bloomington il this past Saturday for a gun show and found six boxes for 50 a box. I didn't get them since I had just got four boxes for my birthday on the 14 th.

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