.25acp and .380 pricing?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by UrbanNinja, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    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?
     
  2. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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  3. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    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.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Ranger-6

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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.
     
  6. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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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.