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Ubergeek
01-19-2007, 10:46 PM
As was reported on AR15.com and other places, the price of Winchester 'white box' ammo has gone up at WalMart. I was just at the Mountain View store and the 100 round bulk packs of 9mm are now selling for ~ $14.50.

I would guess that the prices for the .40 S&W and .45 ACP bulk packs have also increased.

kurac
01-19-2007, 11:37 PM
Its not the first price increase in the last few months, maybe the first this year.

maschronic
01-20-2007, 12:12 AM
good thing i stocked up when the price was low!! :D what i need to do is start reloading!!!

vwsergio
01-20-2007, 7:41 AM
Right before the new year the price on the shelf said 22.00 for white box 100 of 40m S&W but rang up at 17.00 so there system must not have been updated with new price yet only way to see true price is have them scan the price off the box.

naimad
01-20-2007, 8:39 AM
The price of ammo is going to just keep going up time to start reloading

Madrich
01-20-2007, 10:08 AM
I picked up a 100rd of WWB 40S&W yesterday at the Brea WalMart and it came out to 21.53 with tax. It is 19.98 without tax. The lady at the counter said the prices have just gone up.

fairfaxjim
01-20-2007, 5:54 PM
The price of ammo is going to just keep going up time to start reloading
That pretty much says it! The price of materials, particularly metals, has gone up world wide, and will continue to rise. The increase oil costs are also reflected in the costs of finished products, and we all know where those have been going. I think there will also be some fear backlash and possible hoarding due to both the price increases and the current political makeup of the US Congress.

kap
01-21-2007, 12:15 AM
I just bought some 9 mm today at the Lakewood Wal-mart for 14.68 a box. I was a little bit shocked at the price since it was over a 10% bump in the price. I commented to the sales clerk that the price was only $12-$13 last time I bought ammo. He was sympathetic and after he got the ammo on the counter he said the price when up on Wednesday. Bah, I hate getting screwed a few days after a price hike. I may have to look into reloading with the way prices are heading these days.

PJA
01-21-2007, 12:25 AM
I paid $12.88 for 9mm in Milpitas two weeks ago.
Pete

dw1784
01-21-2007, 3:33 PM
I just bought some 9 mm today at the Lakewood Wal-mart for 14.68 a box.
... he said the price when up on Wednesday..

yup, 12.88 last Sun. This week, 14.68.
My local sporting goods store just raised his Hornady and Rem prices too.

Socal858
01-21-2007, 3:48 PM
i just got back from my local wally world, everything but shotshells went up

zrunr
01-21-2007, 4:24 PM
I find it interesting that the price of metals and oil goes up and down but the price of ammo only goes up. I have yet to see the price head down. In my opinion much of the recent price hikes do no at all relate to raw material costs but are tied to supply and demand. The demand has gone up while the supply has not and we and the government are willing to keep paying for it. It appears that the ammo is worth more to us than the price being asked for it. Hopefully, in a year or two there will be a ton of surplus ammo on the market and the economic equation will change.

11Z50
01-21-2007, 6:21 PM
Sports Authority in Frez has white box WW 9mm ball for $6.88/50. I bought a bunch today. Also, 10% off on all WW handgun ammo. The sale goes thru next week. Get it while you can boyz. You rule Snorkel Bob!

jj37
01-22-2007, 10:02 AM
last week i was at the walmart in duarte and found wwb 9mm for $10.70. they had at least 30 boxes on the shelf before i bought some.

GTKrockeTT
01-22-2007, 10:37 AM
last week i was at the walmart in duarte and found wwb 9mm for $10.70. they had at least 30 boxes on the shelf before i bought some.

i really don't need any more 9mm, already have 6K+ rounds from the duarte store alone because that damn price.

given the price increase everywhere else, might as well go pick up some more.:D

aca72
01-22-2007, 1:32 PM
I saw this coming...

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/410601935/m/535105137

I thinks its only the Winchester brand has the price increase.

CCI Blazer Brass 9mm is still $6.27 (50 rnds) but correct me if I'm wrong.

fairfaxjim
01-22-2007, 9:11 PM
I just received the Cabela's 2007 Shooting and Reloading catalog. On one of every ;pair of facing pages the following is displayed:
"NOTICE
The lpast several months the world metal commodities markets have seen the most volatile activity on record. The costs of copper, lead, steel, zinc, nickel and tin used extensively in the manufacturing of bullets, brass casings, loaded ammunition and other metal products has increased in some cases over 100% in the past six months. These costs have increased so dramatically that we are forced to adjust some retail prices to offset the increased costs we are incurring. We continue to make every effort to print the most current price in our catalogs. However, the fluctuation of costs we are experiencing may cause the need to make price changes that will supersede the printed prices. These prices are subject to change without notice. We apologize for this situation and we truly value your patronage. Please check current prices at www. cabelas.com or call 1-800-237-4444."
This notice appears 6 times in the first 12 pages of ammuniton. I compared a couple of prices between the 2006 catalog and the 2007:
Wolf .223 62 gr fmj, 1000 rounds $129.99/$194.99 +50%!!!!
Bulk Reload .223 55 gr sp, 1000 rounds $271.99/319.99 +17.6%
Wait until Don Perata and the rest of his gang gets through with the $.05/bullet ER tax, serialized ammo, and the rest of their BS (they will be back, again and again)- ammo will be harder to get than an on list AW!

PistolPete75
01-23-2007, 12:28 AM
ammo is always expensive i think

xrMike
01-23-2007, 11:29 AM
I just figured out what it costs me to load a round of .45ACP, and it comes out to right around 11.5 cents each for 200 grain lead semi-wadcutters. And that's paying top dollar for components (by buying only 1K of primers, 1lb of powder, and 1K of bullets at a time).

If WWB now costs around $27 per hundred, or roughly 27 cents per round, I'm saving a LOT of money.

I noticed yesterday that Powder Valley's prices on primers went up a buck, and their powder prices went up a buck or two since the last time I ordered (but strangely enough, not the bullets). Still though, rising prices on finished ammo is only going to make me smile now...

Need to get .223 dies next, and a case trimmer.

Bladewurk
02-01-2007, 8:54 PM
It just doesn't make sense that Shotshells have been the same price for 20+ years!:confused: :confused:

eckerph
02-01-2007, 10:41 PM
If WWB now costs around $27 per hundred, or roughly 27 cents per round, I'm saving a LOT of money.

I got charged $29 for a 100 count box of winchester at the Wl-mart in Fresno, i about crapped my pants because the last time i bought from walmart it was like $22-23 i think.

Ninja45
02-02-2007, 1:45 PM
Hey, you guysshould really start reloading...it has so many perks that I cannot even begin to describe. Do a thread search in the reloading section of the forum and you'll know what I mean.

Ninja45

Aluisious
02-02-2007, 1:47 PM
Hey, you guysshould really start reloading...it has so many perks that I cannot even begin to describe. Do a thread search in the reloading section of the forum and you'll know what I mean.

Ninja45
Wolf > spending all day trying not to blow myself up in a garage

CWM4A1
02-06-2007, 1:13 PM
I just ordered 4000 .45 bullets... time to go back to reload. $27 for 100rds of .45 is a little too steep. Already have about 2K brass polished and ready to go. Let the fun time begin....

ns3v3n
02-07-2007, 1:30 PM
it's best to reload lol, damn prices are going up, start the investment and save later if you are going to shoot for a long time. it's a nice hobby too.

xdpackin
02-14-2007, 4:43 PM
reloading is the only way to go if you want to pull the trigger alot! Get a lee classic cast turret press and have fun! I can crank out 200 rounds an hour of .45 acp with that setup and everything cost less than $300