Ammo prices up, nationwide...

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Coeloptera, May 20, 2008.

  1. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera G&G Newbie

    U.S. shooters feel pinch as ammo costs soar | U.S. | Reuters

    "Ammo prices for many popular guns have more than tripled in the last three years, driven in large part by surging demand for metals in rapidly industrializing China."

    Great, the one time we want lead from China!

    Still and all, this is a bit concerning. How bad must it get before ammunition gets pricier? And it's only the metals? Not the powder or primer?

    - Coeloptera
     
  2. TACAV

    TACAV G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    heh good article.

    "To keep costs low, many hobby shooters are now scouring gun shows, gun shops and the Internet in search of cheap ammunition, which some then buy in bulk and hoard against further price rises.

    Others either shoot less, switch to smaller caliber ammunition such as .22 which is cheaper, or are increasingly turning to reloading their old shell cases."

    welcome to the story of my life.
     

  3. TexasT

    TexasT Devil's Advocate >:) Forum Contributor Forum Contributor

    Everything is up nationwide.
     
  4. mitch_mckee

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    I likely won't need all that much more ammo for the rest of my life.
     
  5. patrick70

    patrick70 G&G Addict

    I'm in pretty good shape with ammo too.
     
  6. jmp8927

    jmp8927 G&G Evangelist

    I need to stock up....grr being broke sucks.