Ammo Pricing


May 11, 2011, 12:56 AM
The rumor at the local gun shop back home (Pennsylvania) is that the cost of ammunition is supposed to take another jump in price. Was curious to weither there is any truth to this or are they just trying to boost ammo sales?:confused:

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M2 Carbine
May 11, 2011, 01:19 AM
I think everything is going up, including ammo. Have you bought gas or groceries lately.

Yesterday I went in the store to buy a can or two of gun powder (reloading).
The new stock had gone up about a dollar a pound can.
I bought all four cans that were still labeled at the old price.

May 11, 2011, 06:26 AM
Every thing is going up including Fast Food places... so buy the ammo you want and keep buying till you have a good hord and you are happy. Ammo never goes down in price. It is like gold.

May 11, 2011, 04:16 PM
By lots of ammo, and stay outta fast food joints. Thats the moral of the story.

May 11, 2011, 05:08 PM
...the manufacturer sells to the distributer.

The distributer tacks on 20 to 25%.

Dealers add 15 to 20%.

If the shop takes credit cards, an extra 4 to 6% is built into the price tag - even for cash purchases.

Oh yeah, almost forgot to add: The dollar is losing value, which is forcing the price up.

Cop Bob
May 11, 2011, 05:26 PM
The cost of EVERYTHING is jumping through the roof... Look at the price of the base metals..

Today's copper is at $3.91 down from a high of $4.50 just last week, and Lead is at $1.05, down from $1.33 just last week. He COMEX dropped after the Bin Laden deal, not sure if that is the cause, but the market is certainly tied to world events, but it is creeping back up.. Oil dropped, but is coming back up as well..

It generally takes about 60 to 90 days for prices to come down after an "adjustment".. but they will go up almost over night.. all of our suppliers are hitting us with cost increases every week or so...

I've seen the change... and I don't like it... !!!!!

May 11, 2011, 08:56 PM
There have been threads like this the past few months. Walmart ammo prices have remained the same all year even with these predictions.

May 11, 2011, 10:18 PM
I know everything has gone up, but was just curious to weither there was gonna be a sudden spike in price like the guy at the gun shop claimed. You need to have hip wadors handy when he starts talking because it can get pretty deep, that's why I figured I would ask.

May 11, 2011, 10:29 PM
Our shop has gotten a warning from the distributors to the effect of another ammo price hike before fall. Some ammo is still hard to get, and I think part of that is hording by distributors who want to reap the rewards of another price hike.

I don't have a crystal ball , but I do think it is advisable to have a small stash of the ammo you need. I have done that my whole life so nothing different for me and I can aslways at least ride out the high peaks of gouging without going completely dry of ammo. I still have 22 rimfire ammo I paid $7.70 a brick for.

May 12, 2011, 01:26 AM
Oh GOODY! I'm glad to see that somebody else has old .22 ammo!
I've got some of the old LRN Winchester Wildcats from years ago. The highest price (and newest) was just under $10/500 rounds.

May 12, 2011, 11:30 AM
I still have .22 lr ammo I paid $95/case (6250 rounds) - as well as lead bullets I bought for $10/500 from West Coast....................lead was cheap back then

Smokey in PHX
May 12, 2011, 07:35 PM
I have rifles and handguns in a lot of different calibers, thus a lot of variety in stored ammo. I put a date on the ammo when I buy it. Two years ago sighting in a 30-06 with my son , he stated this is a first, I'm finally older than the ammo you are giving me. The three boxes of ammo was 31 years old and he was 32.

I must have bought it on sale as the $7.25 price was crossed out and $6.25 written in its place.

Ignition Override
May 13, 2011, 03:08 AM
According to what I've seen each week on Ammoseek, the lowest 12-20 prices/round for 7.62x39, .303 and even .308/NATO appear Not to have changed for months.

Has it been updated in recent weeks?
A guy on another website claims that Ammoman will raise his prices when he replaces his current inventory.

My question is how much more consumers will pay in a prolonged recession-for the same quantities they buy now-because we also pay more for fuel.

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