I went to one of the largest shops in KY yesterday (Bardstown) for a little road trip. Several calibers had pallets of each on the floor, but no 7mm-08 or 6.5 Creedmoor to be had.
What I did see was......
7.62x39 Barnaul $200 per 500 rds, Small Pistol primers $90 a brick Winchester brand, 12 GA Federal Dove loads $10 box, Winchester 420 rd tin M855 - $300, Remington UMC 9mm Brass $20 box of 50, 223 Rem Win white box 62 grain FMJ $24 a box, Federal 9mm brass $21, Remington bucket of bullets 1400 rds $97.34 bucket, 380 ball $31 a box blazer and UMC, 32 acp HP $30 a box.
I picked up some ballistic tip 308 Hornady Black for $26.39. Also got a box of 32 hp for my Beretta.
Good to see pallets of ammo again, but hoping prices will fall a bit more.
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Yes, that’s good to see, but there are still specific loads of ammunition that I prefer that continue to be unavailable.
As for prices, though, we can hope, but I will be very surprised if prices ever approach the levels of a few years ago. In addition to the fact that people are just happy to find ammo at any price and therefore there is little incentive to reduce prices very much, inflation which reduces the value of our money has never reversed itself in my lifetime. I believe the double whammy we gun owners have been hit with will be permanent at least to a significant degree.
“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
I unfortunately agree with sigfreund's assessment of future ammo prices, both near-term and long-term. I don't believe we will ever see ammo prices like they were during the Trump years. $200 for a 1000 rounds of quality brass-cased .223 or 9mm will never happen again. I think the "new normal" (I hate that term, but it applies in this context better than any other I've seen) for ammo prices will settle a bit less than they are right now. Maybe 20% less. We will have to accept that. I really hope I am wrong, because this gun hobby and lifestyle is less fun than it used to be.
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