Yep. I bought 10 boxes of them about July of 2020, even after covid started. I said above they were about $14 per box, I was wrong. They were $12.54, per 50 wish I have bought more from Sportsmans Guide. In fact there were not delivered for months until Oct 17th, at least they honored the deal and with free shipping. Here is the data from my account.
Sellier & Bellot, .380 ACP, FMJ, 92 Grain, 500 Rounds with .50 Caliber Ammo Can
Delivered 10/17/2020 N/A 1 $125.39 Non-returnabl
I have ordered from J and G for years, including guns. At one time they were the importer for the Zastava mini Mauser. I got one in 7.62 x 39 with the Manlicher stock. Have not seen them anywhere in the last few years. A 7.62 bolt gun is a neat one to have, at least when we had cheap Russian ammo. I bought other guns through them also.
Anyway, that J and G price does not include shipping which is $25.49 so the actual price is about 43 cents then with tax 47 cents each. I bought 380 at Bass Pro a few months ago for $21 per box with al limit of 5.
I will just reload what I have and try to stop my Bass Pro and catch them in stock. I have 3 lady family members that I supply the 380 for. So, basically, I bought the exact ammo in July 2020 for $12.50 per box and the J and G price is $25.49 with shipping so they are about double still. And much more everywhere elsewhere. But when Bass Pro has it, it is $21. So, no value for me to order online. Other deals from Bass Pro were not too bad. I also got 9mm for $21 and 45 for $30 both brand names, federal I think on both.
When.I keep hearing that price is coming down on ammo I just have a hard time believing it. Just look at the
SG ammo site today and look at things like 30-30 and 30-06, . 30-06 Federal generic Power Point $40 box. 30-30 Federal standard ammo $40 box. 30-06 Springfield Cartridge | SGAmmo.com These are the $20 ammo you normally find at Walmart. And 7mm mag Federal loaded with generic Sierra Gameking, $56 box? 20 Round Box - 7mm Rem Mag 165 Grain Sierra Gameking Federal Premium Ammo - P7RE | SGAmmo.com Premium ammo loaded with the bear claw is $ 70 box.
Just saying, I do not see prices coming down. Hunting ammo appears to still be at double the price of normal times.
With inflation running at 6% and ammo prices double, I guess we all just need a big pay raise. Oh wait, I am retired and the numbers are fixed. LOL Back to casting bullets and reloading and lots of 22 long rifle.
I agree a x39 bolt gun would be a really neat gun to have.
I have also largely stopped buying ammo online, mostly due to shipping costs. IF I can find it locally, its almost always cheaper than buying online. I've been able to find .2235.56 and 9mm pretty easily, but .300 blk and .380 ones that sometimes I just have to breakdown and order online as i cant find them around me.
I have pretty much stopped shooting .380. i have a few boxes and want to keep them. Im actually trying to sell my .380 pistol as i want to go to exclusively 9mm for centerfire handguns.
If i ever get some extra cash to put towards it, I may set up a little reloading station for .300 blk then add 9mm and .223 down the line.
a little bolt gun in .300 blk would also be nice if one reloaded, as you could play around with all sorts of bullet weights and velocities.