How much spent on ammo each year?


January 26, 2004, 08:44 PM
Okay, we've been having a fun with last night's topic, it even expanded into a poll.

As promised, I now invite you to get your calculators back out, your shooting records, and let's see what we spend on ammunition each year.

Here I go:

1999: 247 rnds of .45=$49

2000: 1,062 rnds .45=$212
1 ,302 rnds .38=208
2,725 rnds 9X18=275
5,515 rnds .22=110

2001: 1,524 rnds .22=$30
400 rnds 9X18=40
975 rnds .38=156
920 rnds 9mm=129

2002: 188 rnds 9X18=$19
630 rnds .38=101
1,610 rnds .22=32
405 rnds 9mm=57
289 rnds 7.62=20
155 rnds .380=25

2003: 638 rnds .22=$13
1,348 rnds 9mm=189
70 rnds .45=14
100 rnds .38=16
1,100 rnds .380=176
505 rnds 7.62=35

Figures are computed using .10 for 9X18
.16 for .38 Special
.14 for 9mm
.07 for 7.62X39
.16 for .380
.02 for .22lr
.20 for .45 ACP

Total of $1,906 divided by the five years comes to $381 average a year.

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Navy joe
January 26, 2004, 09:24 PM
381, That's a nice monthly figure. :D I have no idea about last year, probably 2K.

Greg L
January 26, 2004, 09:31 PM
Amount spent on ammo or amount spent on ammo shot?

I found a couple really good sales last year and stocked up a few years worth.

Actually shot, probably a thousand or so. It really depends on what I'm shooting & if my boys are along or not. I've been trying to keep them on a rimfire diet but the centerfire itch is starting to grow with the older one :D .


Travis McGee
January 26, 2004, 09:41 PM
Greg L: It do get a mite pricy when they jump from .22LR to centerfire!

Greg L
January 26, 2004, 09:56 PM

That's why he got a M/N M44 for Christmas, it's much cheaper to feed than the K31 that came in the same box from AIM :D .

(btw, Mrs. L liked your book too & is waiting for more ;) )


January 27, 2004, 02:11 PM
I've got to say if you've accounted for every .22 round you've shot, you're way more diligent about your finances than I'll ever be! :D

There are two ways I could answer "How much do I spend on ammunition each year"...

If I actually added it all up, I might be tempted to say "Way too much. I've got to get into reloading to bring down these costs.". [Mrs. AZLib is certainly to believe I'm spending too much, but isn't quite willing to buy off on the reloading part. :( ]

But I'd also be tempted to say "Not nearly enough!" Can one possibly shoot too much? :neener:

January 27, 2004, 07:34 PM
Man, I don't have a clue how much I spend annually, and trying to figure it out would probably result in a massive headache.

I do know it varies considerably from year to year, as I tend to do serious stockpiling, and then shoot for a long time before replenishing. My only guideline is when I get down to around 500 rounds in any given caliber, it's time to hit a gun show and load up again!

January 27, 2004, 07:45 PM
3200 approx, for last year. That does include about 600$ of rounds that I have not shot yet, part of that $600 is also defensive ammo that Idon't anticipate shooting except as I cycle new stuff in.

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