Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

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Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by firefighter509 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:05 pm

Like the title says, were the hell it the cheap (.556) price ammo that we were promised at the beginning of adopting this round. I do not reload, so shooting $1.00 a peace 220gr sub's in not practical. Any time frame or up dates on this. I have an expensive rifle now that I can not afford to shoot.

On a side note; I am a little worried that the slow production of the supersonic ammo will delay, slow, negate the Mass adoption of this round.
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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by silencertalk » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:36 pm

Ammo production is at full speed. But true, not fast enough. I can't tell you when more cheap 123 grain ammo will be available - this summer it seems. Subsonic is running until back orders are filled. Then supersonic. It was not intentional or that we think subsonic is more important. The delay is because we changed to a longer supersonic bullet and new tooling is being made so we are stockpiling subsonic while that is happening. I should not really say stockpiling as it is all pre-sold.

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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by JasonAAC » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:59 am

It will all happen. it's only 6 months or so since the introduction of the round.
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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by silencertalk » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:52 am

The planned introduction was the Shot Show in mid Jan. So 3 months, but it was known early due to being seen at a military show.

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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by yellowfin » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:01 pm

Ironic that slower moving ammo comes faster...
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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by haus » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:00 pm

For discussion sake, how much ammo has been produced and what is the current production capacity (weekly or monthly) of the factory?

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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by silencertalk » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:12 pm

I would estimate just over a million cases have been made. Probably about 750,000 loaded rounds, the rest is component brass. I can't get into the production capacity of the factory. Plenty of this ammo is being made at this point and forward. Subsonic ammo is no longer in short supply and supersonic will be taken care of in a month or two for certain customers and then around summertime for everyone.

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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by curious sam » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:42 pm

IIRC remington's main factory makes something on the order of 3 million rounds of ammo a day, so I don't think their capability to produce enough is the problem.

If we could get a group buy together for 10 million rounds or so Remington would probably take notice but until then I think we just have to wait until summer.

I'm as frustrated as anyone waiting on my upper, ammo, 762SDN6, etc - but I know it will be worth the wait when it is all here.

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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by silencertalk » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:48 pm

The supersonic ammo cannot be made ready faster. Remington is doing it as fast as possible. Really I expect to have it in May, but that batch is reserved for contracts.

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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by curious sam » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:11 am

No doubt. My 10,000,000 round group buy was tongue in cheek.

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Re: Still waiting on some 123gr AMMO,

Post by Kublah » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:37 am

curious sam wrote:IIRC remington's main factory makes something on the order of 3 million rounds of ammo a day, so I don't think their capability to produce enough is the problem.

If we could get a group buy together for 10 million rounds or so Remington would probably take notice but until then I think we just have to wait until summer.

I'm as frustrated as anyone waiting on my upper, ammo, 762SDN6, etc - but I know it will be worth the wait when it is all here.

^^ I agree, I have been reloading alot, but I'd really love some factory ammo also. -- Don't get me started on the SDN-6, That one I can't wait for! I am waiting as patiently as I can...

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