Originally posted by c1steve: I suspect that Speer has a new version coming out, a GD 2 of some sort. This would explain the price drop.
I'm a bit late to this discussion, but I caught the sale back in the spring and ordered 200 rounds of 64gr 24448 (price had gone up to $10.99 but was still a great deal). What I don't get is that a year ago, everyone was saying that Speer had discontinued 24448, and they were switching to a 62gr round (which showed up about 9 month ago). 24448 was sold out everywhere except for people selling it for $1+/round on GunBroker. Then the 64gr rounds showed up again suddenly and are still available some places. I wonder if they had an agency order and ran some extra, or maybe someone canceled on them. Either way, I'm glad I was able to get more of this great ammo.
I am a guy who said it is irresponsible to shoot a deer with a .223. Repeatedly. Last week I took my BDL Varmint Classic to a friend's property to shoot coyotes during deer season and was sitting with said friend when a doe walked out at about 60 yards. He had a tag and asked me to shoot it. An upper neck shot with this round completely destroyed the vertebrae and the deer instantly dropped, never to move on its own again. The exit wound was larger than I expected.
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I saw the email ad from PSA and really want to order some more, but I've been exceeding the budget lately with all these holiday sales. I'm still wondering if the 64gr 24448 is back in regular production, or if this is some kind of anomaly since they said they were discontinuing it. I guess I should probably buy some more just to be safe...