For the first time, I am looking for 5.56 ball in the marketplace. From what I can tell, there seems to be a drought on ball ammo, with exception to the match (designer) ammo that sells for $15/box 20 (in which I am uninterested). How long has there been a shortage? Few of the 20 or so places have any XM193 or similar, if at all. And those few that do have it are offering it at astronomical prices. .223 surplus is not really easy to find right now either. Many dealers are out of Wolf even. Anyone have a clue of why?