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Posted: 4/2/2006 8:59:29 AM EDT
After the Wheaton show I stopped by Midwest in DG. They had plenty of Wolf 223 steel case for $250. The 7.62*39 was $200. A few weeks ago, 223 was running $148 a case. WTF? Have ammo prices really gotten that bad?

Also, if any one has the inside scoop, what is going on at that store? Their new gun inventory has dropped dramatically and book section disappeared.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:10:47 AM EDT
no thats way out of line even for todays prices..

midwest has all ways been high though
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 12:13:52 PM EDT
A year ago Midwest had a sale in May for 110 out the door for 7.62X39, and 130 for 223... Boy how times change.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 12:54:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoadedDrum:
After the Wheaton show I stopped by Midwest in DG. They had plenty of Wolf 223 steel case for $250. The 7.62*39 was $200. A few weeks ago, 223 was running $148 a case. WTF? Have ammo prices really gotten that bad?

Also, if any one has the inside scoop, what is going on at that store? Their new gun inventory has dropped dramatically and book section disappeared.



Link Posted: 4/2/2006 1:12:34 PM EDT
Don't know if any of you saw the ads in the Sunday papers today, but Dick's has UMC .223 for $4.48 per 50 round box if you buy a case, which works out to $89.60 a case. Otherwise price is $4.98 per 50 round box. 500 rounds would only be $49.50.
The ad doesn't say how many grains the ammo is though.
Anyone ever shoot UMC .223?? Is it any good???
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:30:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mack69:
Anyone ever shoot UMC .223?? Is it any good???



See here.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:52:49 PM EDT
You must meen per 20 round case,and per 500 rounds?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:56:11 PM EDT
I went to the Dick's in Lombard today to get some of that UMC .223 I asked the guys working there and they said they haven't seen that ammo for months. They had no clue what it was even though they had a sign on the wall for it. So I was given a rain check and told that they would call if they ever got it in.

I have a feeling it was a typo in the ad and its for 20rd. box not 50. $90 for a 1000 rounds just seems too good to be true.

-Jeremy

Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:03:50 PM EDT
i would buy 4 cases for that price
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:38:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 7:16:50 PM EDT by silascobb]
Both Gander Mountain (SE WI) and Bass Pro (Gurnee) yesterday had 250 round UMC "value packs". IIRC the price was around $58.xx. I bought some WWB Q3131 instead at $4.50 for 20 rounds.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:41:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 2:44:48 AM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By mack69:
Don't know if any of you saw the ads in the Sunday papers today, but Dick's has UMC .223 for $4.48 per 50 round box if you buy a case, which works out to $89.60 a case. Otherwise price is $4.98 per 50 round box. 500 rounds would only be $49.50.
The ad doesn't say how many grains the ammo is though.
Anyone ever shoot UMC .223?? Is it any good???



UMC is decent but slightly underpowered compared to M193 or M855 military stuff. I use it for duty/training.

UMC comes in 20 round boxes - a case is 200 rounds, 10 boxes per case.

$44.80 per case or $224/1000. A little high but not bad.


Originally Posted By silascobb:
Both Gander Mountain (SE WI) and Bass Pro (Gurnee) yesterday had 250 round UMC "value packs". IIRC the price was around $58.xx. I bought some WWB Q3131 instead at $4.50 for 20 rounds.



You chose wisely
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 6:42:12 PM EDT
walmart has sometype of .223 i think remington green/white box.. anyways 3.97/20 comes out to about $200 a case i think... i was gonna pick up 15-20 boxes today.. but they didnt have any so i'm gonna hit up dicks and gander mountain... see what they have.. if its more and they do a price match+10% off or whatever...i might get lucky.. otherwise i'm gonna hit up the other walmarts and clean them out...
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:35:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bushmaster1:
walmart has sometype of .223 i think remington green/white box.. anyways 3.97/20 comes out to about $200 a case i think... i was gonna pick up 15-20 boxes today.. but they didnt have any so i'm gonna hit up dicks and gander mountain... see what they have.. if its more and they do a price match+10% off or whatever...i might get lucky.. otherwise i'm gonna hit up the other walmarts and clean them out...



That's the UMC stuff. I've never had a problem with it. That's a fair (but not great) price.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:51:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By bushmaster1:
walmart has sometype of .223 i think remington green/white box.. anyways 3.97/20 comes out to about $200 a case i think... i was gonna pick up 15-20 boxes today.. but they didnt have any so i'm gonna hit up dicks and gander mountain... see what they have.. if its more and they do a price match+10% off or whatever...i might get lucky.. otherwise i'm gonna hit up the other walmarts and clean them out...



That's the UMC stuff. I've never had a problem with it. That's a fair (but not great) price.



+1 I like the stuff and have never had a problem with it.

I keep buying a box or two every week to "put away" for a rainy day. For some reason, I don't think Wolf is a good SHTF ammo

WIZZO
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:09:17 PM EDT
1000 rounds of adcom m855 arrived today from AIM. 183 to my door.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:09:38 AM EDT
UH OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone must be "creating an arsenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!""
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:12:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der:
1000 rounds of adcom m855 arrived today from AIM. 183 to my door.



Let us know how it shoots. I would be interested in picking up some when I come home.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:48:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By likebuddah:

Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der:
1000 rounds of adcom m855 arrived today from AIM. 183 to my door.



Let us know how it shoots. I would be interested in picking up some when I come home.



IT shoots GREAT... I got 2K of it a couple months back, and finally got to shoot some of it 2 weeks ago.

It's all polished and pretty, too.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:15:06 AM EDT
Must be nice to live out side of Cook County where you can order ammo.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:22:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LoadedDrum:
Must be nice to live out side of Cook County where you can order ammo.



I haven't had any problems...I've got some ammo at the UPS terminal waiting for me to pick it up right now.

If I have my way, I'm going to "make" my next batch of ammo though.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:43:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By LoadedDrum:
Must be nice to live out side of Cook County where you can order ammo.



I haven't had any problems...I've got some ammo at the UPS terminal waiting for me to pick it up right now.

If I have my way, I'm going to "make" my next batch of ammo though.



Who do you order from?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:46:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 4:46:43 PM EDT by Tim84K10]

Originally Posted By LoadedDrum:

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By LoadedDrum:
Must be nice to live out side of Cook County where you can order ammo.



I haven't had any problems...I've got some ammo at the UPS terminal waiting for me to pick it up right now.

If I have my way, I'm going to "make" my next batch of ammo though.



Who do you order from?



Depends on what it is, but Ammunition Store, AIM Surplus, Natchez SS, Wholesale Hunter recently....

Mostly www.ammunitionstore.com
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