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Ammo Prices

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Onward Allusion, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member


    I keep a pretty vigilant watch on ammo prices, including those online and have noticed that ammo prices have been dropping and availability is on the rise. This is especially true with 9mm. I've run across ~$8 for Brown Bear, ~ $10 for Blazer non-reloadble, & ~$11 for WWB & Blazer Brass.

    Has the shortage finally ended or is it supply/demand? (i.e. all the hoarders are all stocked up...and production ramped up) I mean, I'm seeing Wally World always having ammo these days...every time I'd stopped in...
  2. slowr1der

    slowr1der Well-Known Member

    On ammo that's common like that I've seen Walmart have it instock more often, but I haven't seen it go down in price. .22 ammo in bulk packs is the same way. Still up in price for where it was a year or two ago and hasn't gone down in price here.

    There are others like Federal Fusion ammo that when I started using it 3 years ago was $17.99 a box. Then I got some the year before last for $22.99 a box. Then it went up to $29.99 a box. I see it's back down to about $22.99 a box now. So it has come down some. I'm not sure if the stores just aren't selling it so lowered the price hoping to move it, or what.
  3. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    I've noticed the same thing with primers recently. All sizes and makes of primers are starting to hit the shelves in the gun shops. My guess is the hoaders have what they think they need, and that the manufacturers are starting to catch up with supply and demand. About time!
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I doubt you will see any significant price reductions at Walmart. They sign contracts at a certain unit price and their current pricing reflects those contracts. Their cost is not likely to change.

    At best, prices outside Walmart will slowly dip toward Walmart pricing as supply stabalizes and the manufacturers get caught up. I suspect there will be an oversupply of ammunition in 6-months as purchases will drop off to what is used not what is "wanted" to be on hand.
  5. Hatterasguy

    Hatterasguy Well-Known Member

    Prices have been dropping all year. Brass case 5.56 is down .20-.25 cents a round from the high's of last year.

    I hope all the 100 million round horders are done so the rest of use can get back to shooting.
  6. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Prices on primers here in central Bama'Land seem to be hanging 'round the
    $34.99 per thousand mark; and we have not seen a drastic decrease in the
    loaded [factory] ammo department either~! :uhoh: ;)
  7. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    THe war in Iraq is waning . Pentagon not ordering as they much as they should . Most supplies are reshipped to Afghanistan. Less demand on ammo production back home and abroad.
  8. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    I was just online the other day and I thought that prices on components were less than they were a couple of months ago. We are back down to between 15-20 dollars for 1,000 primers. The same primers a few months ago were going for 20-30 depending on what websites you were frequenting. It also seems to be easier to find primers but small pistol primers are still not as easily found as they were a few years ago.

    It is getting better though!
  9. SIGP250

    SIGP250 Member

    It is mostly supply and demand. Many who were shooting 200 rounds a week are shooting 100 rounds a month or less. The economy is still very weak. Gun and ammo sales are down.

    It also has to do with much more imported ammo on the shelves to meet demand at reasonable cost. You may now see Winchester .380 white box. It is Winchester but is not 95 gr. it is 92 gr. and manufactured out of the country. Cabela's, Gander Mountain and several other big box stores have be buying Russian made ammo. Wolf, Herters, etc. to offset the shortages.
  10. BeerSleeper

    BeerSleeper Well-Known Member

    Where? Please, do tell.
  11. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    heh, no, we haven't yet begun to hoard! we're waiting for the prices to come down. too expensive to hoard at these rates. :)

    but prices are coming down.

    edit: for example, i'm buying 30cal projectiles now for 4.5 cents
  12. BeerSleeper

    BeerSleeper Well-Known Member

    Is better to hoard when prices are trending down, then trending up. That said, I'm still waiting for response by the guy who claimed to find $15/1K primers.
  13. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    I'm still pretty well stocked from the Clinton primer shortage.
  14. searcher451

    searcher451 Well-Known Member

    I just found Magtech .380 ACP self-defense rounds (box of 20) for just under $17. Never tried the stuff, but at that price, how could you pass it by? I don't think that ammo is coming down in pricce, by any stretch, but sometimes you do find surprises out there.
  15. Balrog

    Balrog Well-Known Member

    As soon as Obama gets re-elected, the prices on Ammo and AR's will go back through the roof.
  16. Zack

    Zack member


    Is this you? :D

    Prices are still high but I notice a lot of pistol ammo at wally world. 380/.40/.45/9mm/357 like 2 boxes of that though.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
  17. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Primers were in abundance at the gun show last weekend. $32.99, but plenty of them.

    Not much ammo. Just the table or two of old boxes of 50 for more than new stuff, per usual. No big tables of bulk ammo yet like sometimes in the past.
  18. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    Fixed it :D
  19. Patriotme

    Patriotme Well-Known Member

    I buy most of my rifle ammo online and my handgun ammo at Walmart. I really can't say that I've seen prices drop. More is available however.
    Dick's Sporting Goods is the exception. They are constantly up and down on prices for .223.
  20. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    When WWB 100 rd value packs of .45ACP and 9mm get back to around $23 and $16 I will be happy again. Hell, I never thought I would be reloading 9mm but I am now.

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