I live in north central Arkansas and contacted the fine folks at Ozark Armory in Springdale(about 110 miles from me) about 223 ammo. I talked to the owner and he informed me they just received a shipment of 10K rounds with an additional 16K due in a couple days. Priced at $0.45/round. Additionally, he stated the walmart rep had stated that they would getting large quantities of 223. I would suspect that conditions will be similar nationwide.