If you are looking to stockpile ammunition, this is a buyers market. The political atmosphere of early to mid-2016 caused a lot of gun owners to start buying. The more Hillary Clinton looked like she was going to win the election, the more gear gun owners bought.
Then November 8, 2016 came along and the rug was pulled out from under the Democrats. Republicans won control of the House, the Senate, and the President. As I write this I can not remember a time when the gun market was flush with so much ammunition or parts.
This is truly a buyers market. If you want to stockpile 223 ammunition, now is the time.