The Annoyed Man wrote:It will temporarily drive the price up on other 5.56 FMJ, if for no other reason than the law of supply and demand. All the M855 buyers are now M193 buyers, and that means an increase in demand for M193, without there having been a pre-scheduled increase in production to offset the demand.rentz wrote:TVGuy wrote:Colion Noir on possible BAFTE ban of XM855:
I enjoy his videos but that one is killing my eyes going in and out of focus.
I have 855 ammo, but i ended up switching to 193 due to some places not allowing the 855/green tip ammo. But as the video says its going to drive the price up on ALL ammo.
As soon as I got this news, I went into "hoarding" mode. I probably have something like 2,000 M855/SS109 on hand, not counting any of the other variants I have for this caliber. It goes without saying that I won't be shooting any of it until I know that it is replaceable. I also have a couple thousand M193 on hand, and as long as that is replaceable, I'll buy it at the higher price and shoot it, and keep my current inventory intact. But I also buy and have on hand a fair amount of 55 grain soft point (a better choice for SD in my opinion) as well as 68/69/75/77 grain HPBT match.
by the time i saw the news m855 was wiped out everywhere, so im just sitting on the couple thousand round stash of 5.56/223 i have of various types for a while.
If i see some m193 at regular price or on sale I might go ahead and snag it in preparation. Glad I bought a bunch of Hornandy TAP before the last ammo crisis.