Bullet prices... yikes!


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antsi
February 17, 2008, 03:08 PM
I got busy for almost two years and didn't do any reloading. I had some Sierra 69gr .223 bullets that I meant to try and just got around to loading and shooting some this week. I liked them, and went to the Midway website to get some more, and yow! The bullets were $11/box when I bought them two years ago. They are $18 now. What happened?

Anyone know a good source for the Sierra .224 69gr HPBT match bullets?

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rcmodel
February 17, 2008, 04:38 PM
What happened?

We are shooting up all the brass & lead there is in the world in Iraq.

China is buying any lead and copper that we aren't shooting to paint toys & make high-end TV's!

Diesel fuel is three bucks a gallon now to haul the bullets down the highway.

Might as well suck it up and stock up now.
They ain't ever gonna be $11 a box again!

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Walkalong
February 17, 2008, 05:43 PM
Might as well suck it up and stock up now.
They ain't ever gonna be $11 a box again!

He's probably right. :(

ravencon
February 17, 2008, 05:52 PM
Unless the economy tanks in a deflationary fashion. In which case, you'll probably really need those bullets made up into good to go ammo.

Shooter973
February 17, 2008, 06:27 PM
I find it a little hard to believe that the cost of lead and copper involved in making 100 22 cal bullets is anywhere near $18. Somebody is making a lot of money for those little bullets!!! :(

Grandpa Shooter
February 17, 2008, 07:05 PM
Checked Sportsman's Warehouse yesterday for RNL 158g 38/357 and they were $60.00 per 500. That's 12 cents each, which is more than I paid for 500 150g bullets for my 30-30 two months ago. I have been stocking up on bullets recently and have found them for around .06 ea. for handgun and .12 for rifle. You gotta look around.

BsChoy
February 17, 2008, 07:24 PM
I was thinking about just charging 3-4 years worth or bullets and powders but i doubt the better half would still be my better half when the bill came!

000Buck
February 17, 2008, 11:51 PM
Hornady 68gr OTM bullets are $14/100, pretty close to the same but cheaper. midsouth is where I see that price.

smullen
February 18, 2008, 03:14 AM
Was buying those Yellow 200 rnd boxes of UMCs in .223 for my ARs for like 60-69.00 for the past year or so, went in Yesterday and they were 99.99 ***...

345 DeSoto
February 18, 2008, 08:30 AM
Read the Futures on lead and copper...you'd better stock up now...

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