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TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Hello and welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 66. Once again it appears that a small ammunition shortage will be coming. This new panic comes on the heels of the announcement that the Lake City Ammunition plant would be canceling all of its current commercial contracts which supply something like 30% of the civilian market’s 5.56 ammunition. While the plant is operated by Olin Winchester, it is owned by the US Government which means that to no one’s surprise, the US Government gets first crack at ammo production, and anything beyond that gets thrown to the commercial market. Multiple gun stores have already reported a great increase in the amount of “bulk buying” that customers are doing in anticipation of this new shortage. If you feel strapped for 5.56, or just want to pick up a few boxes as usual, this week’s deals will all be primarily 5.56 and .223 ammunition.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?


Price: $12.49 ($0.62 cpr)

The 5.56 75gr Hornady® BTHP Match™ Ammunition from AAC delivers superior performance when you need it most.

Hornady® BTHP Match™ Projectile:

All Hornady® Match™ bullets feature revolutionary AMP® (Advanced Manufacturing Process) bullet jackets. Developed by Hornady® engineers, these bullet jackets are a technological advancement in design, tooling, and manufacturing that combine to produce the most consistently concentric bullet jackets available. These proven AMP® jackets are the foundation for exceptional bullet accuracy and have virtually zero runout and near-zero wall thickness variation. Coupled with precision swaged cores and manufactured to the tightest standards in the industry, all Hornady® Match™ bullets provide superior consistency, high ballistic coefficients, and unprecedented levels of accuracy.

Designed for use in a variety of applications and manufactured through AAC’s advanced research, design, and engineering process with state-of-the-art, quality machines, and materials.

Rigorously refined by AAC through multiple quality control checkpoints from conception to production. AAC Components make projectiles for the shooter who values attention to detail, quality, and advanced reliability.

Accurate and reliable.

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Pick up 5.56 75gr Hornady® BTHP Match™ Ammunition from AAC at Palmetto State Armory


Price: $10.99 ($0.55 cpr)

Designed and manufactured as if your life depends on it because it might. PMC’s exacting adherence to the precise specifications of military and law-enforcement organizations assures that X-TAC ammunition will perform perfectly in that fraction of a second when a serious threat arises and your life is on the line. Self defense begins and ends with reliable, consistent ammunition. Nothing is more important than life. Protect yours, confidently, with X-TAC from PMC. PMC X-TAC Line Manufactured to the highest industry and military specifications to ensure its performance, without fail, when your life is on the line. PMC’s X-TAC ammunition is powerful, accurate and dependable, because in a life-threatening situation, no other standard is acceptable. 20 rounds per box.

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

PMC Bronze Rifle Ammunition .223 Rem 55 gr FMJ 2900 fps – 20/ct

Price: $8.79 ($0.44 cpr)

One of PMC’s ammunition lines is PMC Bronze Centerfire Rifle Ammunition, which offers high-performance accuracy and velocity while still managing to be cost-effective. The line is designed with recreational shooters in mind, due to its affordability.

There are both full metal jacket (FMJ) bullets and full metal jacket boat tail (FMJ-BT) bullets included in this line, depending on your needs. There is also the option of .50 BMG, 7.62×39 mm, .308 Winchester, and .223 Remington for FMJ bullets, each of which feature a heavy copper jacket around the lead core bullet. These particular bullets are ideal for increasing penetration, while the FMJ-BT ones are ideal for hunting and target shooting.

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

PMC Bronze .223 Ammunition at Natchez Shooters Supply

Wolf WPA Military Classic Rifle Ammunition .223 Rem 55 gr FMJ 3241 fps – 20/box

Price: $9.79 ($0.49 cpr)

Wolf WPA Military Classic Centerfire Rifle Ammunition is suitable for high-volume firing. These bullets are covered with polymer material to ensure smoothness, which makes loading and extraction effortless. The bullet’s coating contributes to the ammunition’s ability to avoid jams, glitches, and mishaps.

These bullets are also enclosed in a metal jacket for loading protection and ensure resistance against pressure during loading. Unlike other ammunition, they do not damage the weapon and are easy to clean due to less residual dirt. These work great for beginners, training, competition, and general purposes.

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Pick up Wolf .223 Rem 55gr Ammunition for $9.79 from Natchez Shooters Supply

Armscor Rifle Ammunition .223 Rem 62 gr FMJ 2963 fps 20/ct

Price: $10.99 ($0.55 cpr)

ARMSCOR USA ammunition line is made right here in the U.S.A. The Company offers a wide selection of competitively priced ammunition and components with sales spread throughout the world.

  • Brand Family: Armscor
  • Case Material: Brass
  • Energy: 1209
  • Bullet Type: FMJ
  • Caliber: 223 Rem
  • Grain: 62 gr
  • Rounds: 20
  • Velocity: 2963 fps
  • Brand: Advanced Tactical Firearms
TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Pick up Armscor .223 Rem 62gr Ammunition at Natchez Shooters Supply

Frontier Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO Ammo 55gr FMJ 20 Rounds

Price: $9.99 ($0.49 cpr)

Favored by informal target shooters, law enforcement training academies, and military personnel across the country, Frontier® Cartridge 5.56x45mm NATO 55gr FMJ target ammo offers dependable ignition and consistent performance without breaking the bank. This ammo features clean-burning powders, premium components, and premium Hornady® bullets, loaded in select brass casings for exceptionally smooth and reliable feeding and ejection performance with most semi-auto and bolt-action rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm. Stock up and order today!

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Pick up  20 round boxes of Frontier Cartridge 55 gr 5.56 ammunition for $ 9.99 per box from Gun Mag Warehouse

Federal American Eagle 5.56x45mm Ammo 55gr FMJBT 1,000 Rounds

Price: $649.99

Favored by tactical operators and volume target shooters across the country, Federal® American Eagle® 5.56x45mm 55gr FMJBT bulk ammunition offers consistent performance, reliable ignition, and impeccable accuracy at an affordable price. Better yet, this target ammo features quality FMJ boat tail bullets, clean-burning powders, and premium primers and components, loaded in quality brass casings for exceptional performance. 1,000 rounds.

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Pick up a 1,000-round case of Federal American Eagle 5.56 55gr for $649.99 from Gun Mag Warehouse


Price: $349.99

The EGX500 – BullPup Semi-Auto 12 Gauge Shotgun construction and design are intended for elite and competitive shooters while still being an excellent option for entry-level enthusiasts. The Features are unique and designed specifically for the bullpup platform, rather than the standard features adapted from full-length firearms.

The upper receiver is made from 7075 aluminum alloy for unmatched strength, durability, and a weight-to-stiffness ratio, along with a unique, reinforced polymer lower receiver that brings this shotgun to a comfortable 8.4 lb package that is only 30″ in length while keeping the optimal ballistics of an 20″ barrel.

The EGX500 uses a fire control group explicitly designed to address the shortcomings typically associated with bullpup shotguns. The surprisingly short reset and clean break of the trigger make precision and accuracy easy to achieve, along with using an enlarged trigger guard for a wide range of hand sizes, and grip styles. The ambidextrous gas system button allows you to change from standard to heavy loads and back mid-shot with a simple button push.

The most desired and unique feature is the ability to adjust the gas system on the fly with a simple push or pull of a button. This platform has left- and right-handed shooters in mind with an ambidextrous charging handle, gas system button, and safety mechanism combined with an all-aluminum, right-side ejection port, and deflection shield.

PULL/PUSH Button to Regulate the Gas Valve (Option to Switch from heavy to light shotshell loads.

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Pick up a Panzer Arms EGX500 12 Gauge Bullpup Semi-Auto Shotgun for $ 349.99 from Palmetto State Armory


Sale Price: $1,284.99

Making an extreme range shot on the trophy of a lifetime requires not only a rifle built for accuracy, but a rifle built for you. The Savage 110 Long Range Hunter’s AccuFit system lets you easily customize the length-of-pull and comb height for a personalized fit, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull. Together with the AccuStock, which secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the 110 Long Range Hunter provides the fit and function of a custom rifle right out of the box. Its 26 inches button rifled barrel provides the utmost precision and consistency, and is topped with an adjustable muzzle brake.

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

TFB Weekly Web Deals 66: Another 5.56 Shortage Inbound?

Pick up a Savage 110 Long Range Hunter .338 Lapua Magnum rifle for $1,284.99 from Palmetto State Armory

That’s all the deals we’ve got for you this week, folks. Let us know if any of these deals helped you out in completing a build or restocking any of your supplies. If you’ve seen other great deals online, please feel free to drop the rest of us a tip down below so we can share in the savings! I hope you all have a great week! Have fun and be safe out there!

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