- Jul 9, 2015
- Westgardminsterham MA
The fact that TSUSA will not have any for 2020 might mean that the manufacturer, Metallwerk Elisenhütte (MEN), didn't have any over-run from their 2019 German military, police, and export contract production that their parent company CBC/Magtech could import into the USA for the sporting market.According to the FAQ section there wont be any imported this year. Bummer
Magtech MEN 5.56mm NATO Ammo 55 Grain FMJ ammo for sale at Target Sports USA. Enjoy free shipping on bulk 5.56mm ammunitionwww.targetsportsusa.com
The page you linked at TSUSA shows a photo that was probably first taken and put on the website in 2016 as they would have received the ammo the year after its production. Read the box on your linked page you can tell the production run was 2015 by the lot number and indicated headstamp of the cartridges. MEN changes their headstamp every year to indicate the year of production. Notice my photo above, headstamp 5.56x45 MEN17, a 2017 production run that was available from TSUSA in April 2018.
At the time I was really pleased that this stuff was available from TSUSA and an ammo can full of it is still at the top of my pile.
We talked about MEN in a thread here two years ago this month...
I noticed .223/5.56 prices creeping up a little in the last few weeks and decided it was a good time to add another case to the stack. Not because I wanted to buy the cheapest ammo available, but because I wanted to try something a little different for me and did not want the price to get out...