I did buy 2500 rounds of .22LR Aguila Target — I've used before and it's is pretty good ammo, although a little light for some conversion units — from Cheaper Than Dirt for a reasonable price...a little over $300 for 5k rounds. I plan to use it in the cowboy practice guns and save my hotter CCI for the conversion units and other semis. They've also got Wolf steel case .223, but they're selling it dear...almost $600 a thousand! Ammo Engine's average 5.56 price today is between $400-500. 9mm is still crazy off the charts...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Firearms Availability...Pipeline Filling Up?
I can't speak to ammo, which is still darned hard to find, but I note a flier from CDNN (that's their accessory website; you gotta call about the guns — 800-588-9500) that advertises ARs in stock, including Colt, Bushmaster, S&W, Charles Daly and Les Baer, assorted varieties of Mini-14s, a bunch of exotics and — amazingly — .308 FNARs in the heavy and light barrel configs for the MSRP of $1295. I say "amazingly" because the first FNARs coming into the pipeline were selling for crazy prices on auction sites like GunBroker.com...although there's now a zillion of them at roughly $1500. I got an email from FNH yesterday saying it would be a while, if ever, that the guns would be available to writers for purchase, although we could get a loaner for 3 weeks.