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bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 09:21
by iwantaj20
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??

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 09:49
by CDeel
I bought some AE TMJs in early December, but the site I got them from is sold out now. The stuff I have seen in stock recently is all AE. If you're super desperate and don't mind paying a lot more than retail, there's gunbroker.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 09:54
by iwantaj20
yeah just bought the rifle had no clue the ammo was non existant

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70 dollars a box seems a little high

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 09:54
by ddouglas
Just before Christmas I was in Sportsman's Outdoors here in Bend, Oregon and they had two or three cases of 5.7x28 ammo, marked (as I recall) at $27.95/box. I went back in there just after Christmas and ALL of it was gone. The guy behind the counter said that one guy came in and bought all they had. So my guess is it's the craziness that has set in, causing folks to begin hoarding, not because FN isn't producing it. Be patient and visit your ammo dealers frequently.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 09:55
by iwantaj20
what is AE TMJs??

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 10:04
by Rapier1772
iwantaj20 wrote:what is AE TMJs??
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Nothing has been banned but there is panic buying going on everywhere and the factory just isn't stepping up production like they said they would a long time ago.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 10:12
by iwantaj20
oooh, im just a little conserned i have a new gun i bought and cant buy ammo for it yet and doesnt look like anyplace knows when that will be... kinda sucks at the moment lol

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 10:40
by panzermk2wife
iwantaj20 wrote:oooh, I'm just a little concerned I have a new gun i bought and cant buy ammo for it yet and doesn't look like anyplace knows when that will be... kinda sucks at the moment lol
No, it really sucks because we can't get supplies from our vendors :(
But it is also industry-wide

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 13:54
by blueorison
Don't worry.

Some ammo is hitting shelves in the next 2 months.

You'd better be alert or talk to your LGS, because even some LGS owners are keeping thousands when they come in, leaving only a few thousand for customers.

Of course, this could be all internet speculation that I didn't get from the internet.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 14:23
by iwantaj20
good to know i'll keep my eyes peeled

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 15:27
by huddleston101
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??
we all feel your pain atleast i know i do. if you get lucky and find some let everyone know ill do the same.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 11:16
by NLVMike
Just about the time I think of putting some of my stash up for sale, Cabela's has 197 back in stock for $23.99 a box. Item jc-215995. Get it while you can. Hopefully this is a sign that supplies are back in the pipeline.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 11:35
by Buffman
just as a note that is LF primered SS197SR

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 21:17
by nrv216
just bought two boxes over the phone from cabelas but have yet to receive an email confirmation. We'll see.

nrv216

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 21:23
by grimmond
cabelas is now out of stock.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 21:30
by PainKillaX
Ordered ten boxes this afternoon while they were still in stock.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 07:45
by huddleston101
PainKillaX wrote:Ordered ten boxes this afternoon while they were still in stock.
i ordered 10 boxes also, fingers crossed that they ship it. :thumb:

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 17:41
by Stitches1974
Bought 30 boxes a few days ago from Cabela's @ $23.99. I never got any confirmation emails, but looking at my orders from my Cabela's account shows it being shipped with tracking numbers.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 17:49
by Rapier1772
Are you sure you confirmation didn't get sent into the spam filter? That's what usually happens to mine.

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Posted: 05 Jan 2013, 17:52
by Stitches1974
Rapier1772 wrote:Are you sure you confirmation didn't get sent into the spam filter? That's what usually happens to mine.
Nope, nothing sent to spam. I check that nightly.