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ap3572001
08-24-2010, 9:30 AM
A friend of mine went to Reno Gun Show. He saw the ammo prices WAY down form few months ago.

ir0nclash86
08-24-2010, 9:40 AM
...well what were the prices?

mrlightning559
08-24-2010, 10:00 AM
Local shop here is already charging 60 bucks for wwb value packs I'm not looking forward to next year

Cyc Wid It
08-24-2010, 10:13 AM
I've seen Blazer .45 go for $28 for a box of $50. I don't really see the point of buying ammo locally.

JanG
08-24-2010, 12:06 PM
ouch, i just bought blazer brass for $23/box of 50

Falstaff
08-24-2010, 12:14 PM
Welcome to the deflationary depression. You ain't seen nothin' yet BTW....

XYZ
08-24-2010, 12:28 PM
9mm WWB was $207/case. RGB was $16.95. Prices were a lot better. This was at both Miwall booths. I didn't check the smaller ammo vendors. Great show at Reno. I'll probably return in November.

JohnFLand
08-24-2010, 12:39 PM
For reference, Walmart prices (all within the past 3 months); price per round at the end of each line:

.22LR
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CCI Minimag 40gr RN 100ct ($6.47 WM) = 0.065
CCI Minimag 36gr HP 100ct ($6.47 WM) = 0.065
Federal 550ct Value Pack ($18.97 WM) = 0.034
Remington Golden Bullet 36gr 550ct ($18.97 WM) = 0.034

.380 ACP
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Remington UMC 380Auto 95gr 50ct ($17.47 WM) = 0.35
Remington UMC 380Auto 95gr 100ct ($31.97 WM) = 0.32
Winchester WB 380Auto 95gr 50ct ($18.47 WM) = 0.37

9mm Parabellum
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Remington UMC 9mm 115gr FMJ 250ct ($51.97 WM) = 0.21
Federal 9mm 115gr FMJ RN 50ct ($9.47 WM) = 0.19
Winchester White Box 115gr FMJ 100ct ($23.97 WM) = 0.24

.45 ACP
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Federal .45Auto 230gr FMJ 50ct ($15.97 WM) = 0.32
Winchester White Box .45Auto 230gr 100ct ($32.97 WM) = 0.33
Remington UMC .45Auto 230gr 50ct ($19.97 WM) = 0.40
Remington UMC .45Auto 230gr 100ct ($39.97 WM) = 0.40

5.56x45mm/.223
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Federal .223 55gr 100ct ($39.97 WM) = 0.40

7.62x51mm/.308
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Winchester SupremeX .308 150gr 20ct ($17.97 WM) = 0.90

12 Ga
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Remington 12ga 2 3/4" 00 15ct ($10.47 WM) = 0.70

BayAreaShooter
08-24-2010, 12:41 PM
I was in Manteaca at Bass Proshop and decided to stop at Wal Mart on the way out. They have the Remington UMC yellow box 250 round in 9mm for $51.97. they also have Federal .22lr 550 round brick for $18.95 and 100 round winchester shotshells for $20.00. I do not know about the rest of you but that is much better than in my area.

ap3572001
08-24-2010, 1:38 PM
Local Gun Shops may raise prices next year. Charge even more than they do now........

I like going to Reno/Carson City/Tahoe area few times a year anyway.....

By the way, as far as ammo goes, there is more just a Reno Show. There are all kinds of vendors out there. :):D

1911Operator
08-24-2010, 1:55 PM
lol, i reload my own :rolleyes: so about $8 for 50 45ACP and thats not even trying to be cheap, I can cut that down another $2-3 if I reaaaaalllyyyy tried!

cmichini
08-24-2010, 3:53 PM
Ammo runs out of state are going to be de rigeur come February. Especially since the new bill (AB2538??) is making its way through the romper room. This is the one that does for popular rifle ammo what AB962 does for handgun ammo.

Reloading is now on my horizon, too.

CalNRA
08-24-2010, 3:58 PM
I was in Manteaca at Bass Proshop and decided to stop at Wal Mart on the way out. They have the Remington UMC yellow box 250 round in 9mm for $51.97. they also have Federal .22lr 550 round brick for $18.95 and 100 round winchester shotshells for $20.00. I do not know about the rest of you but that is much better than in my area.

it's all relative. If you have been shooting for a while you will consider those prices to be astronomical compared to even just 3 years ago.

zfields
08-24-2010, 4:06 PM
Ill stick to reloading. Made my money back in 1000 rounds of .45

Honestly if your a serious shooter, there is ZERO reason to not reload.

1911Luvr
08-24-2010, 5:08 PM
For reference, Walmart prices (all within the past 3 months); price per round at the end of each line:

.22LR
===============================
CCI Minimag 40gr RN 100ct ($6.47 WM) = 0.065
CCI Minimag 36gr HP 100ct ($6.47 WM) = 0.065
Federal 550ct Value Pack ($18.97 WM) = 0.034
Remington Golden Bullet 36gr 550ct ($18.97 WM) = 0.034

.380 ACP
===============================
Remington UMC 380Auto 95gr 50ct ($17.47 WM) = 0.35
Remington UMC 380Auto 95gr 100ct ($31.97 WM) = 0.32
Winchester WB 380Auto 95gr 50ct ($18.47 WM) = 0.37

9mm Parabellum
===============================
Remington UMC 9mm 115gr FMJ 250ct ($51.97 WM) = 0.21
Federal 9mm 115gr FMJ RN 50ct ($9.47 WM) = 0.19
Winchester White Box 115gr FMJ 100ct ($23.97 WM) = 0.24

.45 ACP
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Federal .45Auto 230gr FMJ 50ct ($15.97 WM) = 0.32
Winchester White Box .45Auto 230gr 100ct ($32.97 WM) = 0.33
Remington UMC .45Auto 230gr 50ct ($19.97 WM) = 0.40
Remington UMC .45Auto 230gr 100ct ($39.97 WM) = 0.40

5.56x45mm/.223
===============================
Federal .223 55gr 100ct ($39.97 WM) = 0.40

7.62x51mm/.308
===============================
Winchester SupremeX .308 150gr 20ct ($17.97 WM) = 0.90

12 Ga
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Remington 12ga 2 3/4" 00 15ct ($10.47 WM) = 0.70

I will add this from Wal-mart:
.45ACP
Remington UMC 230gr 250 round value pack ($84.97) = 0.34

jyo
08-24-2010, 5:22 PM
I went to the recent Glendale gunshow and Federal 9mm FMJ was going for $175.95 a case of 1000---this is $8.80 per 50 rds + tax and no charge for credit cards. Not exactly the $105. per case (shipped to my door---no sales tax) I was paying a few years back, but not the crazy prices we have seen lately!

Cyc Wid It
08-24-2010, 5:24 PM
I will add this from Wal-mart:
.45ACP
Remington UMC 230gr 250 round value pack ($84.97) = 0.34

.45 ACP is NEVER EVER EVER in stock at any of the local Walmarts. I guess that's the price I pay for living close to civilization.

den888
08-24-2010, 5:24 PM
Yep, prices are better and so is availability.

i1800collect
08-24-2010, 5:48 PM
.45 ACP is NEVER EVER EVER in stock at any of the local Walmarts. I guess that's the price I pay for living close to civilization.

I got several hundred rounds of WWB .45ACP at the Milpitas Walmart last week. :D

zfields
08-24-2010, 5:55 PM
Sonoma county walmarts have not had .45acp for 2 years according to their dept manager (taken with grain of salt)

bsg
08-24-2010, 6:14 PM
I went to the recent Glendale gunshow and Federal 9mm FMJ was going for $175.95 a case of 1000---this is $8.80 per 50 rds + tax and no charge for credit cards. Not exactly the $105. per case (shipped to my door---no sales tax) I was paying a few years back, but not the crazy prices we have seen lately!


i sometimes find some decent deals on ammo at Glendale....

1911Luvr
08-24-2010, 10:33 PM
.45 ACP is NEVER EVER EVER in stock at any of the local Walmarts. I guess that's the price I pay for living close to civilization.

Here in the I.E. I've managed to scrounge about 3K rounds from local Wal-marts over the last 45 days. You just need to call around to your local stores and check in the mornings after they start unloading their trucks.

Cyc Wid It
08-24-2010, 10:43 PM
I called them (Milpitas and Mountain View) every day for 3 weeks (although not always first thing in the morning) before settling into whenever I happened to be in the area. It's also pretty out of the way for me so during the week I'd have to have a pretty damn good reason to be there.

Clearly i1800collect bought all the .45 Milpitas had last week when I showed within 24 hours of it being in stock and it was all gone.

Sajedene
08-24-2010, 10:47 PM
This reminds me... time for another ammo run! :D

Falstaff
08-24-2010, 10:59 PM
.45 ACP is NEVER EVER EVER in stock at any of the local Walmarts. I guess that's the price I pay for living close to civilization.

You arent getting up early enough. I have literally seen local gun dealers in WM buying ammo at 0700... The store shall remain nameless....Kinda funny in a guerilla capitalism sense- walmart comes in, trys to wipe out local retailers with super low prices, local retailers go into walmart and parasitically attach to the walmart logistics chain by buying ALL of the ammo.. Ya gotta love it...

Munk
08-24-2010, 11:20 PM
Near as I can tell... ammo prices are still wayyy up. Which is why I bought a bulkpack of reloaded ammo while at a gun show, and also why I've been gearing up to reload my own finally.

You arent getting up early enough. I have literally seen local gun dealers in WM buying ammo at 0700... The store shall remain nameless....Kinda funny in a guerilla capitalism sense- walmart comes in, trys to wipe out local retailers with super low prices, local retailers go into walmart and parasitically attach to the walmart logistics chain by buying ALL of the ammo.. Ya gotta love it...


Same shopping center, WWB at walmart (.40sw) $30/100. a couple stores down is Big5. WWB at $45/100, and i don't think they were reselling walmart.

(although a few other unnamed stores have been, i think... not naming them since I like them for all other purposes).

cineski
08-25-2010, 4:10 AM
I haven't seen 45 ball at Walmarts in 4 states in almost 2 years. It's insane.

Rob454
08-25-2010, 4:23 AM
One of the walmarts I went to had a whole case of it. I mean the whole shelf was full. I sold my 45 so all I could do was drool

Manvj002
08-25-2010, 4:58 AM
i havent purchased ammo online yet, is there a "preferred" site among calgun..ers?

Foriegn power
08-25-2010, 6:15 AM
1970's
Box of 12 gauge birdshot $1.99 now $4.67
Ha what a flashback,
9mm Federal $9.47
.45 ACP Federal $15.47
.22LR Federal or Remington 550 Bulk $18.47 (Don't quote me on the change)

scobun
08-25-2010, 6:27 AM
Prices at the Reno show were WAY down. Brass cased Miwall was $260/k in 5.56 and 140/k in 9mm.

rromeo
08-25-2010, 6:44 AM
I will add this from Wal-mart:
.45ACP
Remington UMC 230gr 250 round value pack ($84.97) = 0.34Thanks. I was at Bass Pro and they had a few for $99. I thought Wally was a bit less, but of course, they're rarely in stock.

Fishslayer
08-25-2010, 9:34 AM
.45 ACP is NEVER EVER EVER in stock at any of the local Walmarts. I guess that's the price I pay for living close to civilization.

The obvious answer...:D
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/THE_Fishslayer/OSR/100_1076_edited.jpg

rromeo
08-25-2010, 9:43 AM
The obvious answer...:D
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/THE_Fishslayer/OSR/100_1076_edited.jpg

Stacking ammo in 3 story towers is the answer?

norcal.xd
08-25-2010, 9:48 AM
i got pmc at bay area gun vault for 8.49 box of 20.......i dont work there but since last time i went to big 5 .223 was $12 a box of 20.....i thought i would spread the word....

Manvj002
08-25-2010, 9:54 AM
no ideas on websites for me? sometimes i feel invisable :(

Falstaff
08-25-2010, 10:09 AM
no ideas on websites for me? sometimes i feel invisable :(

www.ammoman.com My go to guy for bulk ammo.

tbhracing
08-25-2010, 10:21 AM
I was in Manteaca at Bass Proshop and decided to stop at Wal Mart on the way out. They have the Remington UMC yellow box 250 round in 9mm for $51.97.

Wow, good price.

BayAreaShooter
08-25-2010, 10:28 AM
it's all relative. If you have been shooting for a while you will consider those prices to be astronomical compared to even just 3 years ago.

I do consider the ammo prices astronomical compared to a few years back but it is not bad for the time being. It is the same thing with gas prices. Gas drops 5 or 10 cents and we think we are getting a deal but we are really getting screwed about $1.50 still.

Wherryj
08-25-2010, 4:52 PM
.45 ACP is NEVER EVER EVER in stock at any of the local Walmarts. I guess that's the price I pay for living close to civilization.

You don't live in CA?

Cyc Wid It
08-25-2010, 4:59 PM
I live in the Bay Area, not some pastoral countryside.