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    Ammo Prices

    I was at my local gun store today and the owner said that ammo is supposed to rise 25% by the end of the month and 100% by the end of the year. Has anyone else heard about this?

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    No, sounds like he is trying to scare you into stocking up at his store.

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    That could be. I just didn't know if anyone heard anything similar or not.

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    Everything I shoot has gotten cheaper.

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    Don't know what TV station he watches, but ammo prices have been drifting downward for 6 months or more. The global recession has put a dent in the demand for copper, tin and lead, and even the Euro has declined in strength relative to the dollar. The pullout from Iraq seems to have resulted in a decreased consumer price for 5.56 and 7.62 as well. No one has a crystal ball, but last year at this time the ammo suppliers were making dire predictions about pricing. This year - nothing so far.

    Maybe your dealer is just getting around to reading last year's email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Don't know what TV station he watches, but ammo prices have been drifting downward for 6 months or more. The global recession has put a dent in the demand for copper, tin and lead, and even the Euro has declined in strength relative to the dollar. The pullout from Iraq seems to have resulted in a decreased consumer price for 5.56 and 7.62 as well. No one has a crystal ball, but last year at this time the ammo suppliers were making dire predictions about pricing. This year - nothing so far.

    Maybe your dealer is just getting around to reading last year's email.

    I disagree.

    The same box of 9mm federal champion that used to be 10.47 is now 11.47

    The same box of .40s&w that was once 13 is now 16.97


    Gun shops of course are much worse.

    Ammo prices have been going up more and more

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehustleman View Post
    I disagree.

    The same box of 9mm federal champion that used to be 10.47 is now 11.47

    The same box of .40s&w that was once 13 is now 16.97


    Gun shops of course are much worse.

    Ammo prices have been going up more and more

    Prices with my fav online source (SGAmmo) announced a price jump last summer, but haven't seen anything new since then. I just got a great deal on ammo through them!
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    I think they have been fairly level. I haven't noticed any drops. But they have stabilized at least.

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    Wal-Mart is up $4 on a 100 count box of 40 hp in the last couple of months. same similar for other calibers, I just remember checking the 40's the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehustleman View Post
    I disagree.

    The same box of 9mm federal champion that used to be 10.47 is now 11.47

    The same box of .40s&w that was once 13 is now 16.97

    Gun shops of course are much worse.

    Ammo prices have been going up more and more

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
    Guess that's a function of where you shop. I typically price ammo by the case at the gun shows here in Phoenix. Just 5 weeks ago, Federal XM193 was under 31 cents a round and PMC was 26 cents a round in case lots of 500 or more. Just last June, the Federal was over 37 cents a round and even the commie-bloc steel stuff was over 26 cents. Likewise, Winchester 230 gr .45 ball was $168 per 500, but $200 last June. 9mm is 30% cheaper now than it was in June.
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    Let me see here I just bought 1000 rounds of 9MM Ranger T 127 GR +P+ at $26 per 50 in boxes. I reload 9MM, 40S&W and 45ACP at way low prices. Getting first class "Social Ammo" at that price is Great! I also have a large supply of Cor-Bon DPX and Hornady Critical Defense in all these calibers. I reload to +P specs in 9MM and 45ACP so the reloads do the same as the "Factory Social Ammo" does.
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    ill stick with my roughly $120-140 per 1000 reloads

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehustleman View Post
    I disagree.

    The same box of 9mm federal champion that used to be 10.47 is now 11.47

    The same box of .40s&w that was once 13 is now 16.97


    Gun shops of course are much worse.

    Ammo prices have been going up more and more

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
    Federal Champion is still just a little over $10 bucks at my Walmart, not sure about the .40 S&W. I haven't noticed ammo prices making any considerable changes recently, and I do agree with Gasmitty, there's a large difference in pricing between your LGS exc, and gun shows and online where you can shop and make an informed bulk purchase, as opposed to accepting whatever prices your local guy decides he wants to charge.
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    I also have not seen any rises. Federal is my "stock up" ammo and it has not risen from slightly over ten dollars a box at Walmart in a very long time around here.
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