Iraq/Afganistan and ammo prices.

This is a discussion on Iraq/Afganistan and ammo prices. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by vernonator It has been my understanding that the US military cannot sell its surplus ammunition intact (a bill passed during the Clinton ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernonator View Post
    It has been my understanding that the US military cannot sell its surplus ammunition intact (a bill passed during the Clinton era) is that correct or am I full of....well you know?

    It wasn't a bill I believe it was a Clinton Executive Order (EO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vernonator View Post
    It has been my understanding that the US military cannot sell its surplus ammunition intact (a bill passed during the Clinton era) is that correct or am I full of....well you know?
    I don't know... out of the two people mentioned in your post, you ain't the one full of BS.

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    Raw materials are now at world market prices and we are stuck! It goes with all products and we are getting hammered from everyone blaming China and India.I doubt it's just these two countries alone causing this shortage with everything we now need.Our soliders were expending 5.5 million rounds of 223or 556 a month and we got caught with our pants down.We only have one armory making bullets so we started using our inventory rapidly.Powers to be now have started another shift and looked to private companies to fill short fall.
    This created an artificial shortage for civilian consumers and has driven prices threw the roof.I say the war has cause a large increase in ammo costs for us
    due to componets shortages,artificial shortfalls in certain calibers the military uses.To put it more simply supply and demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    You know a while back Small Arms Review (SAR) did an article about Polymer cased 556. .
    I actually saw some of this stuff for sale at a gun show in FL a year or so back. It was very light. When you pick up a box of 50 it almost felt empty. Don't recall the price.

    I didn't buy any, because I'm not the type of person to try "the newest thing". I prefer tried and true myself.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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