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    Will there be any more GP11 ammo?

    Didn't have a K31icon when this ammo was plentiful.



    I've managed to acquire 120 rds at a gun show and obscure Pawn/Gun Shop, averaged .60 a round. I have plenty of PPU that performs fine, but wondered if we will ever see any more GP11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum_runner View Post
    Will there be any more GP11 ammo?
    I doubt it. About 4 years ago I bought a 1979-dated 480-round pack and a lot of 10 packs when it was still being advertised in quantity over here by "the usual suspects". Those packs all went, and I have seen nothing but remainders for at least 2 years. By now, the Swissicon army stocks have surely been cleared. It's not coming back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chadwick View Post
    I doubt it. About 4 years ago I bought a 1979-dated 480-round pack and a lot of 10 packs when it was still being advertised in quantity over here by "the usual suspects". Those packs all went, and I have seen nothing but remainders for at least 2 years. By now, the Swissicon army stocks have surely been cleared. It's not coming back.


    That's what I was afraid of.
    The Gun Show I picked up the 100 rds at was one of many held around N.Alabama/S. Tennessee.
    Only one I had been to for a long time.
    Seller had the Swiss, and a few boxes of 8.mm surplus. I made an offer, and he took it. Most of the people "buying" at this show, were looking for "commercial arms and ammo".
    I plan on attending some more shows, just for this ammo.
    Next 20 rds came from a "Mom and Pop" Pawn Shop while visiting my Daughter in Clarksville, TN. They had it on the shelve for over 2 years. They were happy to reduce the price and sell.

    Have you had any experience with the PPU?

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    It seems strange that in Canadaicon we still have the 480 round packs for around $300>$350. I was green with envy what you fellows in the US were paying for HXP .303.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.e moose View Post
    It seems strange that in Canadaicon we still have the 480 round packs for around $300>$350...
    It's not really strange. It just means that in Canada the supplies have not yet been exhausted. But there is no replenishment, i.e. do not imagine that there'll still be any around in a couple of years. Over here, on eGun, the predominant online action, there are just 3 offers of GP11, adding up to less than 500 rounds among the offers of enough 223 ammo to sink a battleship. It really is a case of "Buy now while stocks last".

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    GP11 is still in country? I am down to 6 rounds, I should probably locate some before it is all gone. I personally expected it to be exhausted by now.

    Since the Swissicon have their national marksmanship program, I wonder if they will continue to produce and surplus GP11 over the coming years? The last batch I had was headstamped '82 if I remember right.
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    Hmmmm... I'm pretty sure I have a few crates of this.

    I guess I should check, given the apparent scarcity of it.

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    Bulk ammo has gp11 in stock

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    Ammoman has 1000 cases at $299 ea. + shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentryduty View Post
    GP11 is still in country? I am down to 6 rounds, I should probably locate some before it is all gone. I personally expected it to be exhausted by now.

    Since the Swissicon have their national marksmanship program, I wonder if they will continue to produce and surplus GP11 over the coming years? The last batch I had was headstamped '82 if I remember right.
    Wholesale Sports in Kamloops has cases of it, was in there two weeks ago.
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