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UrbanNinja 04-13-2012 11:30 PM

.25acp and .380 pricing?
 
A curious thought that ive always had and never bothered to ask. So now I turn to my fellow FTFers.

Why are prices of the .25auto and .380 rounds so high?
Both being a rather small cartridge with an average price around $20/box of 50rds, I cant understand how it is cheaper to shoot larger rounds like 9mm?
Is it because they are not as commonly used? Is it a supply and demand issue?

PanBaccha 04-14-2012 12:17 AM

There is still one online store (Natchez) that sells 380's 50rd boxes for $12.99. I just bought 10 boxes before they go up again.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=PM380A& src=sim

UrbanNinja 04-14-2012 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PanBaccha
There is still one online store (Natchez) that sells 380's 50rd boxes for $12.99. I just bought 10 boxes before they go up again.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=PM380A& src=sim

I do not own a .380 but ive considered one on any occasions as a backup CCW. For the price of ammo though, I cant see myself getting much trigger time to be proficient with it.

I do however use a .25 as a backup. The prices of ammo for that have also skyrocketed.

hiwall 04-14-2012 01:55 AM

They probably sell 200 boxes of 9m/m to 1 box of 25 acp. Same way with 12 gauge and .410 shells.

Ranger-6 04-14-2012 02:02 AM

For every box of ammo that does not sell, the cost of storage has to be distributed across the remaining inventory.

UrbanNinja 04-14-2012 02:22 AM

So basically it is about supply and demand as I thought? I think the .25 round is a decent little cartridge. I am surprised there wouldn't be a higher demand, you would think it would be somewhere within the .22lr or 17hmr price range.


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