Ammo Costs

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by rand, May 7, 2007.

  1. rand

    rand New Member

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    Why is the cost of ammo continuing to rise?

    I used to buy Wolf at $100 a case and it's $150 now. What gives?
     
  2. aslocumb

    aslocumb New Member

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    It's President Bush's fault..;)
     

  3. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    Several reasons for this.

    Cost of metals rising is one factor. China and India have been buying a lot of brass, and copper lately so this has caused supplies to fluctuate and prices to rise. Google "copper thieves" and you will find many articles about crooks stealing copper wire from constuction sites due to the high value it has on the scrap market right now.

    The U.S dollar is dropping in value, and prices on all goods are rising to match.

    The laws of supply and demand. Uncle Sam is buying a lot of ammo right now for the WOT.

    Last but not least one big reason is people buying ammo. Retailers are gouging us on prices, and as long as people are willing to pay $300 per thousand on 5.56 they will keep charging that much or more. They will charge what the market will bear.
     
  4. Dgunsmith

    Dgunsmith New Member

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    Ammo prices :

    Most manufacturers raised their prices Feb 1 8% and another 8+ % in May or June 1....demand exceeds supply on 223 due to govt contracts.

    Try PROLOAD Distributors 208-7722339 or www.proload.com

    John usually beats the others on 9mm/45acp/223 and he has it in stock.

    good shipping rates thru Fedex ground !