Alliant Technologies (ATK), the parent company of CCI, Speer, RCBS, etc., just sent a letter to all it's distributors that there is going to be an across the board price increase on ammunition and components beginning April 1st. The distributors expect Winchester and Remington to follow suit shortly, due to increasing prices of lead and copper, plus higher transportation costs, due to higher fuel prices.
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March 13, 2008, 07:10 PM
I bought 100pc bags of Rem. or Win. brass (.22-250) at Sportsman's Warehouse and Cabela's just 8-10 months ago for $20 and tax. It wasn't even on sale!!
Now I see that MidwayUSA has a 'sale' on Win. brass (.22-250) for $37.99 and ya can't get it much cheaper anywhere else! I hate to see what this next round of price increases will bring.
March 13, 2008, 07:15 PM
They're getting pretty greedy.
Led, copper, diesel, etc. are up slightly over the past year, yet ammunition prices have nearly doubled in the same period. It's getting ridiculous.
You can look at metal spot prices here. "ammo metals" haven't shot up anywhere NEAR as much as ammo prices.