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Bullet prices... yikes!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by antsi, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. antsi

    antsi Member

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    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?
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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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    rcmodel
     
  3. Walkalong

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    He's probably right. :(
     
  4. ravencon

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    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.
     
  5. Shooter973

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    Bullet prices.....

    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!!! :(
     
  6. Grandpa Shooter

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    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.
     
  7. BsChoy

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    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!
     
  8. 000Buck

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    Hornady 68gr OTM bullets are $14/100, pretty close to the same but cheaper. midsouth is where I see that price.
     
  9. smullen

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    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 ***...
     
  10. 345 DeSoto

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    Read the Futures on lead and copper...you'd better stock up now...
     
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