Go to Fed Biz Ops – www.fbo.gov ; sort for “ammunition, 365 days, Department of Homeland Security.” Open the posted contract solicitation files; add up the listed amounts of ammo. You’ll find at least 321 million acquired rounds of a variety of rifle and pistol ammunition over next 5 years. There are two large contracts where only the dollar amounts and type of ammo (.223 – 62/64grain) are listed. These two contracts total $9.5 million dollars. Good quality .223 ammo retails at around $26.50 for a box of 20 rounds; the target practice stuff retails at $6.50 for a box of 20 rounds. The government should get a substantial discount for this large an order, but let’s use the retail prices for this discussion.