Ammunition Prices -- Getting Ridiculous
Up to this point, the most outrageous price I've seen is still the CCI Blazer 380 shown in this thread but today I did my usual thing and checked ATG for availability of ammunition and found that they had some 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 155gr. HP Ammo in stock. On November 5th, 2008, I purchased 500 rounds of 40 S&W Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr. HP Ammo for 219.95 or 21.99 per box of 50. The current price shown on ATG's web site for the same stuff in 155gr. is 44.95 (no 500 round case prices listed). That's a bit more than a 104% increase in about 5 months.
Well, this is where I vow to do my part to stop this absurdity. I'm done shooting anything that isn't necessary other than 22lr. No more fun trips to the range, no more breaking in new guns (I already have enough tested firearms to suffice), enough is enough. I already have a prairie dog hunt scheduled in June and have enough factory ammo and/or components for the ammo necessary for that trip, but that's the end of my centerfire recreational shooting until things settle down. My one man protest may go unnoticed, but it has to start somewhere. If this doesn't stop, we aren't going to have to worry about anyone taking away our guns because we won't have any ammunition for them anyway or even if it's available, we won't be able to afford it.