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Old 04-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default .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?

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Old 04-14-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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They probably sell 200 boxes of 9m/m to 1 box of 25 acp. Same way with 12 gauge and .410 shells.

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

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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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