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One thing about the AK, it’ll run on any brand of 7.62x39 you feed it
Exactly the primary and similar reason I choose the .223 Wylde for my AR. You have more options when it comes to ammo. The .223 or 5.56 and unlike a regular 5.56 AR, accuracy is not effected if .223 is the preferred choice for example.
 

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Well, since my AR's in a couple of calibers are far superior to the 7.62x39 I would take an AR. Specifically in only 5.56 with both 55gr and 62 gr with penetration. ie: 62 gr M855 ammo. Just me though.
Good Choice, how is the M855? I got some that I haven’t tried yet, because I have such a low quantity of it, I just keep it for home defense. Although I have seen videos of how it penetrates light body armor so it may come in handy some day.
 

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Good Choice, how is the M855? I got some that I haven’t tried yet, because I have such a low quantity of it, I just keep it for home defense. Although I have seen videos of how it penetrates light body armor so it may come in handy some day.
In general, since the steel penetrater is inside the lead core of the bullet,
they are not known as a target round. There is no way to assure every steel piece is dead centered in the lead that contains it. So, figure on about a 4 MOA when shooting it. Some rounds better than that. But it is deadly ammo for sure.
 

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Good Choice, how is the M855? I got some that I haven’t tried yet, because I have such a low quantity of it, I just keep it for home defense. Although I have seen videos of how it penetrates light body armor so it may come in handy some day.
OH, nearly forgot. M855 will penetrate most or all the walls of your house. It can go through wall after wall easily. I do prefer the M193 55gr for home protection INSIDE the house. Your home situation may vary.
 

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OH, nearly forgot. M855 will penetrate most or all the walls of your house. It can go through wall after wall easily.

Well that escalated quickly lol, nvm using that for home defense, I mean it sounds like if you do use it, not only will it eliminate the bad guy but all his buddies hiding behind the walls as well won't be too happy. May just keep the M855 for a rainy day. :D

I do prefer the M193 55gr for home protection INSIDE the house. Your home situation may vary.
I got plenty of that and I've shot plenty of it to know how it performs. So, that will be the ideal choice for home defense.
 

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The shortage doesn't only affect you Yanks either. Now that it looks like Biden is the POTUS and his anti gun stance I'd say ammo shortages will be a normal thing shortly.
So ammo shortages have not been a normal thing for the last 6 months that Trump has been in charge ?
 

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Most do not learn. They have not stocked up for the last 12 years of low prices. Nor will they now.
How much ammo should I stock up when prices are normal ? I shoot a couple of times a month. Should I have a year's supply or just how much should I have on hand ?
 

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So ammo shortages have not been a normal thing for the last 6 months that Trump has been in charge ?
I mean that they're going to get worse when Biden hits the No.1 spot(that's if he doesn't get booted because of electoral fraud with the voting) because it not only will affect the US market but also the international markets as well.
 

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Oddly , locally I can find 223, 45acp , 40 sw , all the magnum revolver stuff pretty regularly between the two pawn shop/gun stores I frequent.
The prices are elevated of course . 45 for example costs about 3 to 4 bucks more than it did for 50 rds.

9mm is the ridiculous caliber to try to find and is usually 3 times or more the normal price.
I have a 9mm I will never sell. But i dont stock ammo for it as a primary weapon anymore.
 

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Well I only have a 9mm and a couple of 22's. I've been able to find some 22 but not been able to find any 9mm at any price in months. All I'm shooting right now is the 22's.
 

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Estimate how many rounds you fire each month. Per caliber. Then x12 months at least. 1000rds per gun on hand is a normal minimum for many.
I probably had that much at one time but could not replace what I was shooting so had to stop shooting 9mm completely. Kind of want to keep a strategic supply of it ....just in case.

Thanks for the information.
 

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I accidentally ended up at the store when the "truck" came in. I was really looking for something else, but when the boxes started coming in, the vultures appeared! 30-50 people out of nowhere lined up, boxes opened mostly didn't make it to the shelf before they were sold. I walked out with three boxes of .223 I don't remember asking for, but when the EXTREMELY harried salesman slapped them in front of me, I just went along with it. The feeding frenzy was wild - so I went home and cast up more bullets and prepped brass.
 

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I accidentally ended up at the store when the "truck" came in. I was really looking for something else, but when the boxes started coming in, the vultures appeared! 30-50 people out of nowhere lined up, boxes opened mostly didn't make it to the shelf before they were sold. I walked out with three boxes of .223 I don't remember asking for, but when the EXTREMELY harried salesman slapped them in front of me, I just went along with it. The feeding frenzy was wild - so I went home and cast up more bullets and prepped brass.
The sales people here never get "harried" in the least. They know those people in line aren't going anywhere so no need to be in a huge hurry.
 

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I have been seeing ammo in stores locally. Prices are higher than they used to be but in most cases lower than on line. I passed it up but could have bought 450 rounds of green tip for $300 + tax. On line it is close to $1 per round. They had 9mm JHP for not much more than range ammo. I am pretty well stocked but will take advantage of a good buy. Walmart had a decent supply of CCI 22lr and 22 magnum.
 

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I've been using AmmoBuy lately for online purchases with good luck if you check it often. I also found some pretty good prices on some 223 ammunition and 5.56 M855 ammunition at Bass Pro today.

AmmoBuy.com:
556 Ammo
223 Ammo
 

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I've been using AmmoBuy lately for online purchases with good luck if you check it often. I also found some pretty good prices on some 223 ammunition and 5.56 M855 ammunition at Bass Pro today.

AmmoBuy.com:
556 Ammo
223 Ammo
Sorry, those prices are not good to me. Nor have I any intention to buy from those vendors and also pay shipping costs. I bought my ammo over the last 12 years or so when prices were rock bottom.
 

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I would bet that it will only get worse in the next couple years. And if the new Socialist administration is allowed to Tax ammo and reloading supplies, it will get very nasty.
 
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