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Posted: 9/30/2005 4:21:37 PM EDT
I went to the gunstore where I usally buy my ammo to pick up some Hornady reloads and some XM193. So I tell the guy to give me some of the Hornady and a few boxes of XM193. He then tells me that the price of XM193 has gone up. For a while it was $5 box and recently went up to $5.50 which I really didn't mind so when he said it went up in price I thought he was talking about the recent .50 hike, but he wasn't. The new price is $7.25 a box. I asked why was it so much and he says that they had to send a bunch of it to New Orleans and it is also becoming very hard to get and that is the reason for the major price hike.

Is XM193 really becoming scarce or is this just typical gunshop BS? It seems like total BS to me
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:28:00 PM EDT
BS
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:42:38 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:48:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:01:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WMHM4:
I went to the gunstore where I usally buy my ammo to pick up some Hornady reloads and some XM193. So I tell the guy to give me some of the Hornady and a few boxes of XM193. He then tells me that the price of XM193 has gone up. For a while it was $5 box and recently went up to $5.50 which I really didn't mind so when he said it went up in price I thought he was talking about the recent .50 hike, but he wasn't. The new price is $7.25 a box. I asked why was it so much and he says that they had to send a bunch of it to New Orleans and it is also becoming very hard to get and that is the reason for the major price hike.

Is XM193 really becoming scarce or is this just typical gunshop BS? It seems like total BS to me









The real reason is all the members of AR15.com are buying it up.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:04:41 PM EDT
Do LEO even use XM193?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:10:11 PM EDT
A stripper wiggled to him for your money.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:35:18 PM EDT
Typical BS , i went to the gun store about 2 weeks ago and they were trying to convince me to buy a couple cases of xm193 :)
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:32:16 PM EDT
$362/1000rds
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:52:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By clippen:
Do LEO even use XM193?



some do.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:18:56 AM EDT
thanks guys, I was just about positive it was complete BS but just wanted to make sure.
It just really pisses me off. I buy my ammo there because it's on my way to work and to my parents house so I'm always going by there. I usally pick up a few boxes whenever I drive by which I like doing instead of shelling out a couple hundred at one time.
The next time I go in there I am going to call him on it. I like how they blamed New Orleans for the price hike
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:39:57 AM EDT
Our agency as others around here use XM193 but for practice only. And thats only because on our contracts when we order from Federal they will send mixed lots of American Eagle and than some XM193. Duty use its Federal 55 grn. Tactical Bonded.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:17:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 11:18:36 AM EDT by MP906]

Originally Posted By clippen:
Do LEO even use XM193?



I do, for training.

Our only guideline is "55gr. FMJ from a quality manufacturer" for duty. So I use Q3131A.

XM193 is still relatively hard to get, but that price is ridiculous.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:01:41 PM EDT
If I lived near that gunstore, I'd being dropping in from time to time. Good comedy is all too rare.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:31:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By El_Ron:
If I lived near that gunstore, I'd being dropping in from time to time. Good comedy is all too rare.




I do love the gunstore "comedy" it just sucks that this paticular BS cost more money
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:09:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
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The New Orleans thing may be BS, but you might want to check the "Ammo Shortages" FAQ tacked to the top of the page.

Woe to you who didn't stock up on a SHTF stash when they were selling it for ~$160/case.

$5/box is just stupid. Hell, you can buy 68+ gr OTMs for that price.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:24:08 PM EDT
Ah the gunstore. High prices and rock bottom service! At my local store, XM193 is $100.00 for 500 rounds, and they have plenty of it. Go in your local store and tell them you have a round stuck in the chamber and would they look down it and check it out? hug.gif
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 4:21:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
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The New Orleans thing may be BS, but you might want to check the "Ammo Shortages" FAQ tacked to the top of the page.

Woe to you who didn't stock up on a SHTF stash when they were selling it for ~$160/case.

$5/box is just stupid. Hell, you can buy 68+ gr OTMs for that price.



I know what you are saying and prices are going up and up.

But that is not a problem when you have a Dillon cranking out 6-7k a day in the shop and I load them for far less than 160.00 per 1k with QC that exceeds Black Hills rounds, I have found 193 ammunition to be substandard and with SHTF I would not trust them with my life.

Lot 42 thru 57 was hit and misses to the point that you could audibly and visually discriminate the lack of constancy in the ammunition.


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