Are ammo prices going down?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Pjj342, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Pjj342

    Pjj342 New Member

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    Im sure it purely matters where you look. I thought all of you find this interesting. I recieved the Jan issue of natchez and in most handgun categories, the prices from last year have gone down a buck or two on boxes of 50. Not all, most 20 rnd boxes of defense cartriges are the same. Any other insight, has anyone noticed the same thing?
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    No. They haven't jumped much recently but they are still climbing. We will never see the pre gun craze prices again I'm afraid. I miss the days of feeding my 45 for less then $10/50 without the need to reload.
     

  3. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Noticed .380 shells are going down in price...$15.50...a box of 50..
     
  4. Neophyte1

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    puzzled

    at this last gunshow; prices down on firearms; and ammo?

    a puzzle, a good puzzle; but still a puzzle
     
  5. Alchemist

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    Yeah, I bought a bunch of .380 reduced last week... It's getting reasonable just now...
     
  6. ninjatoth

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    The amo companies are screwing with us!Anyone else buy a .22 when the centerfire stuff was all out,yet now there is abundance of centerfire but after getting addicted to shooting the .22,alot of the .22 supply seems to be thin.
     
  7. ironsights

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    Ammo has became available again with the importation of more Russian and some former soviet bloc countries. I believe people who have stocked up for the SHTF, are now stock piled to the max.
    As i currently understand there are just less people shooting the volume of ammo they used to, at the local range people shoot 100 rds, not the 150-200 they used to. others have gone to .380 or 22,

    this is just my observation but i believe with tight budgets and now raising gasoline prices, ammo will be available.
     
  8. LONGHAIR

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    Yes I noticed a lot of RUSSIAN ammo on the shelf of WAL-MART the other day...IS it worth buying or is it cheap crap???...Russian ammo has killed alot of people over the years...but it just seems to jam-up alot in my automatics....Seems like it's a grade down from our american ammo.......What is your input???....and WHY??.......:confused:
     
  9. Dgunsmith

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    Most Manufacturers are going up 10 to 15% in March on loaded ammo, components and primers.
     
  10. stick_man

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    If I may ask, where are you getting this information? What are you basing this statement on? If there was a "panic" run (again) on the ammo and components, this could be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just like a stock investment "advisor" saying to invest in a certain stock because it is heading astronomical. Enough people listen to him and purchase said stock, it will climb astronomically. I am not trying to say that this is what you are trying to do, but am truly curious.

    Is there any kind of market influence out there right now that would indicate this is on the horizon? I have not seen anything in the news or on any of the forums I frequent.
     
  11. darkbarrel

    darkbarrel New Member

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    I wish the prices would come down a bit, but I don't really see much of that
     
  12. Pjj342

    Pjj342 New Member

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    russian ammo

    I have a ruger p95, had an old bersa 380, both of which I have shot quite a bit of russian crap through. My ruger will shoot the stuff forever and the 380 liked it more than good quality american ammo. An up side, its cheap. a down side, its dirty, very very dirty. Which guns of yours dont like it? Some with real tight tolerances may get too much friction due to carbon build up, slowing down your action and causing problems. All depends on your gun.

    My ruger is built like an ak, kinda loose but always shoots. For me, when im low on money and want to shoot, russian will do the trick. I dont mind cleaning my guns regularly but i am always amazed at how dirty they get even after 50-100 russian rounds.
    Ive rarely had any jams , hang ups or extraction issues. Only one out of almost 1000 wolf/brown bear misfired (primer fired, powder didnt). In all , unless the gun is an heirloom or meant to be forever perfect, shoot what you can afford, unless it doesnt work.
    What about people being killed by russian ammo???
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  13. JTJ

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    I am being told to expect a 15% jump in ammo prices.:mad:
     
  14. Pjj342

    Pjj342 New Member

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    Who is telling you that? and whats the reason for it?, if it happens to be true
     
  15. ron12301

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    I was in one of the gun shops I frequent about 2 weeks ago and the owner told me to expect an increase of 10% in the price of Remington ammo and components in April. He also mentioned some other manufacturers names that were following suit, I don't remember the specific names though. The reason he gave for the increase was that everything going into the making of ammo and reloading components has already increased in price and the price is being passed on. I don't think this will spark "panic buying", at least not by me.
     
  16. LONGHAIR

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    Ammo took a jump at Wal-Mart ...I was just there and Ammo for .380 jumped $3.00 dollars from the last time,a few weeks ago...:mad:...That TULAMMO from Russia....Dirty-Sh!t...Every time I shoot the stuff,my gun needs a bath,that stuff is so DIRTY....:mad:...But Cheap..$$$$.......
     
  17. OC357

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    Thanks for the heads up on the Russian ammo being so dirty. I won't be shooting any then.

    I will check Wal-Mart for the prices and if they have any of the dirty Russian stuff out of curiosity.

    I have not noticed the prices lately as I have been shooting from my insane amount of ammo stockpile.

    OC
     
  18. cmhill

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    our distributor told us at the begining of the year to expect 3-4 increases in price this year
     
  19. rugerlover53

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    Ammo prices will continue to climb. Just like any other expendable commodity. Think about it. Right now they can't do much to hurt gun ownership but a gun without ammo is a paperweight.
     
  20. Pjj342

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    dont worry about the dirty

    In the calibers that I shoot, 7.62x39 and 9mm, the price of the russian stuff has totally won me over. Since january when I posted this thread, I have shot a couple thousand rounds of each thru my p95, sr9c and converted saiga. I have also shot a fair amount of wwb and the difference in cleaning afterwards isnt really that bad. But sadly, the prices are going up at my beloved wal mart for the 9mm, but not for the x39....yet.