According to new data from Ammo Prices Now, an ammo tracking website, 5.56x45mm NATO caliber ammunition listed online by popular brands has gone up by 39 percent in the past week, from .36 per round on Oct. 14 to .50 per round on Oct. 22.
The recent price spike is significantly larger than the move in early 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine. Additionally, data revealed that 223 Remington prices went up by at least 42 percent in recent weeks.
Aside from the Israel-Palestine war threatening to develop into a regional conflict, U.S. citizens are also monitoring the Russia-Ukraine war and American cities governed by radical progressives who care more about profit and power than law and order.
All of these developments could once again stoke another run on ammo. (Related: American gun owners gear up for ammunition and reloading component price increases.)
Even Elon Musk posted on X to warn the public that "as tragic as the mass shootings are, armed citizens are essential to the defense of democracy."
If you're a prepper, you know that it's important to prepare ahead so you can protect your family and property because the government won't be there when you need it.
Before disaster strikes, choose a firearm that suits your needs then learn how to use it well. Practice at the nearest shooting range to hone your skills.
Once you master your chosen weapon, stock up on ammo.
Make sure you only use and stock up on the correct ammunition for your firearm. Review all warnings, including those included in the gun's instruction manual and on the ammunition boxes.
Remember that using improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a gun and cause serious personal injury. It only takes one cartridge of improper caliber or gauge to damage your gun, and only a couple of seconds to check each one as you load it.
Double-check that the ammunition you are using matches the specifications that are contained within the gun's instruction manual and the manufacturer's markings on the firearm.
All firearms are designed, manufactured and proof-tested to standards based on those of factory-loaded ammunition. Handloaded or reloaded ammunition deviating from pressures generated by factory loads or from component recommendations specified in reputable handloading manuals can be dangerous, and can cause severe damage to guns and serious injury to you, the shooter.
Don't risk your safety by using improper reloads or ammunition made of unknown components.
Take note that ammunition that has become very wet or has been submerged in water must be discarded in a safe manner.
Never spray oil or solvents on ammunition or load ammunition in excessively lubricated firearms. Using such ammunition may cause poor ignition, unsatisfactory performance, damage to your weapon and harm to yourself or others.
Make it a habit to examine every cartridge you put into your firearm. Do not use damaged or substandard ammunition because the money you save is not worth the risk of possible injury or a ruined gun.
Visit Guns.news for more tips on proper gun use.
Watch the video below about Winchester/Lake City ammo.
This video is from the Alex Hammer channel on Brighteon.com.