Ammo prices wont go down. China has drug the world price of copper and lead to new heights.
Ammo manufacturers buy copper/lead/brass strip at world market prices, truck or ship it at world oil prices for fuel, look at complete cost to build and workers benefits = new ammo prices !
Even the chinese and soviet arsenals face the same materials prices and have raised their prices.
Practice ammo has been supported in the market at promotional prices far too long to have the premium ammo make the profits to carry the companies.
All their Harvard MBA types running the accounting side have convinced management against loss leaders to get volume.
Winchester used to sell a major portion of their production thru Walmart...until they figured they were loosing $$$ on all of it !
All have notified Walmart the OLD PRICING is GONE !
We are at the peak of world wide ammo production with the War...what happens when and if it slows down.....time will tell . Production has been modernized and all that will have to be paid for by somebody .
Reloading will still save you big $$$ per round...when you can find bulk components !