Sure there is plenty of .223 at 55 grains out there, but there is hardly any 5.56 62 grain NATO spec (or even close to it) available. What is available out there has gone up in price at least $40 - $50 per case over the past several months. The best price I have found, on a 1,000 round case of 62 grain 5.56X45 ammo has been $399.00 shipped.
Is this due to huge government purchases like some other calibers that DHS purchased? (I would doubt it since even foreign made brands are in short supply.) Is it because people are fearful of what I wrote about in my post immediately prior to this one, stuff like the upcoming presidential election and fear that Obama will get a second term, or worries about the Mayan calendar ending in December, or people just getting silly and preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse? (Considering the face eater in FL a couple of months back - maybe they are onto something!)
I mean - come on now folks - the sky is not falling is it - why in Hades is this ammo unavailable except for the little bit of it that is out there at these inflated prices????
Oh yeah, I forgot - maybe it is because gasoline prices are up there at well over $4 per gallon for regular. Then again, that would only explain higher prices and does not go at all to explain the shortage of this particular type of ammo.
Oh well, life under Obama sucks and I suppose that folks are preparing for another possible scary 4 years of him.
All the best,
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