Ammo Prices

Discussion in 'Ammunition and Reloading' started by SELFDEFENSE, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

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    Just got back from a gun show. $9 per box for American Eagle 115 gr. FMJ 9mm. $8.50 for Fiocchi. :shock:
    About 8 months ago from the same dealer it was $7.50 per box of 50.
     
  2. Syntax360

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    I know how ya feel - I'm going shooting this week and I'm already dreading the wallet-weight-loss I'm sure to experience... :cry:
     

  3. Netfotoj

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    As Bill Clinton still says, I feel your pain, bro. My 357 Sig ammo at Wally World has gone from $17 per 50 FMJs to $20. And most of the time they don't even have any in stock. Makes me wonder if 357 Sig is getting more popular?

    And I'm sure I'm in for more sticker shock when I go to buy some 10mm, which I haven't done in a while. Even .45 ACP is up. I mentioned I was going to get some ammo and a friend asked me to pick up a box of .45 for him. A box of WWB FMJ 100 was $58!

    We may all have to go to 9mm to be able to afford to shoot at all. Or start reloading, which is the best long-term plan.
     
  4. mugdava

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    Yep, even Wally-World has been bitten by the price hike! :cry:

    Netfotoj, I recently got 400 rounds of 357 from Georgia Arms. 300 x FMJ(1300fps) & 100 x JHP(1400fps) shipped for $113. I'm really diggin' the 1400fps stuff for the money spent, it turns heads at the range! :shock:
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  5. SELFDEFENSE

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    "A box of WWB FMJ 100 was $58! "
    Winchester Ranger T 230 gr. JHP was $28 per box of 50 at the show. $2 more per hundred for WWB FMJ??? :shock: :shock:
     
  6. mugdava

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    As I was just at Wally-World earlier today buying a box of 40 x 22-250 WWB($24.98!), I'm fairly certain the 100 round value pack of 45acp WWB was $28 and change!. :shock: In 45acp I usually go w/ Blazer Brass for $11.97! Which was $10.97 a couple of weeks ago! :cry:
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  7. BulletBait

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    Two factors are raising prices.
    Approximately a 17% rise in metal prices and the falling value of dollar on the world money markets.

    The latter really drives up the cost because so much of things labeled "Made in US" actually uses foreign components in it's manufacture.
     
  8. Wulf

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    Hiya *foto* :)

    Ya can definitely save some money rollin' your own...or not. :shock: Depends on what component bullets you're usin'. Either way, keep your 357 SIG brass for when ya "taka leap o' faith" and start reloadin'. Presuming that you are who I've come to believe you to be, you're gonna love the Zen-time that comes along with the reloading experience. :p You won't regret it. :shock: Hava great Sunday. :)

    Wulf
     
  9. Wallymart ammo - cheap!

    Wallymart has CCI brass 180 FMJ 50 rnd boxes for 9.97 each................
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  10. posterboy7

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    I just bought 1000 rds of PMC Bronze 180gr .40 from Sportsman's Guide for the equivalent of $9.42/ 50rd box, including shipping etc.

    I feel like I should have bought more...
     
  11. MrApathy

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    I am reloading for roughly 25% to 50% savings of buying factory.

    40sw I save 25% 9mm I save 50%

    if I had 223 going I would save anywhere from 50% to 75% as long as componets are available.
    223 componets have gone dry at times.

    its outrageous the markup going on.
     
  12. posterboy7

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    What price do you put on an hour of your time? And do you enjoy reloading?

    Reloading is probably in my not-too-distant future.
     
  13. RiceCakes

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    How fast can you reload .40 on a single stage? Last time I priced it out I wouldnt pull ahead until about 5k rounds. I usually buy WWB 100's for 22 bux at Wally world. So $.22 what can you reload them for?
     
  14. breechplug

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    I load for QUALITY not price!
     
  15. Netfotoj

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    CRS disease strikes again. That price I quoted (from memory, of which I ain't got none) for a Wally World box of 100 WWB .45 ACPs for $58? It bothered me until I finally remembered (hopefully accurately this time) that my friend asked me to pick him up a box of .45s AND a box of .380s. So the $58 was for 100 of each, WWB.

    Sorry for the mind cramp. Happens all the time and you'd think I'd quit writing anything from memory. :oops:
     
  16. MrApathy

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    depends on the amount of work you want to do. using 2 dies you can produce ammo will need a powder dispenser also.
    can get 50-75 rounds per hour. turret press can up that to 100-200 rounds per hour and progressive even more.

    can load 40 for anywhere from $11(bullets $50) to $14+(bullets $80) the price totally depends on the bullets which are the most expensive part
    get free brass or reuse the brass and the price goes down more. with free brass price goes from $11 to $8 bucks per hundred
    or with $80 bullets and free brass from $14 to $11 per hundred. most pieces of brass can be used 4-6 times maybe as much as 8+
    so get 300 pieces of brass reuse it 4 times probably lose some brass as you go on but if you wind up with 4 uses and 200-250 pieces left still getting some 800-1000 shots in.

    1 lbs of Titegroup $15-$16 7,000gr using 4gr per cartridge can load 1,750 cartridges per pound
    1,000 primers $20 which is a little high might be able to get them for $16-$18 per thousand
    casings $30 per thousand for once fired. or if you saved your brass from the factory ammo you shoot $0
    bullets in 40sw prices range anywhere from $50 per thousand of lead or moly/poly coated to $200 per thousand for high quality JHP's
    most 40sw bullets jacketed/plated are priced in $80-$100 per thousand some a little more some less.

    I load for quality and reduced price so I take more time to load my ammo than most.

    unless reloading large rifle would recommend a turret press youll spend about the same as you would on single stage.
    if you go single stage make sure it can take the 1-1/4" X 12 dies and convert it to Hornady LNL bushings which makes changing dies
    easier and simpler without have to tweak the dies to get the right settings.

    my time, I only spend 1-2 hours a week loading ammo I consider it priceless when I get to the range and shoot.
     
  17. RiceCakes

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    ok, i didnt think it was all that cheap. I am planning to reloading .308 for quality already, so I may have to get some 40 dies.
     
  18. MrApathy

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  20. SELFDEFENSE

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    Pulled out 5-year old Blazer .380 I bought at a retail store for $8.49, and saw today the same ammo online for $11.33.