That's getting better. There's still room for the price to retrench, but that's definitely better.Walked into Academy today and picked up two boxes of Federal White Box 9mm 115 gr for $21.99 each. That’s a helluva lot better than the $34.99 to $39.99 I’ve been seeing at my LGS.
Obama may have been pres for 8 years but for most of his term we had enough control of Congress to keep him in his corner. Not counting the COVID mess and resulting disruption in the global supply chain, we now have a hostile president and House of Congress, a Senate slightly under Dem control, and an ATF that is clearly going rogue and about to enact a bunch of Draconian new gun laws just because they feel like it. The only reason why we're finally starting to see some ammo on the shelves is because the manufactures are at long last starting to catch up to the insatiable demand for it. But one new gun law from the Dems or another bad police or psycho shooting and the ammo will all disappear again.After every election, when a Democrat is elected to the White House, we go thru this same cycle. Prices go up, ammo vanishes. But then, things go back to normal.
Do any of you remember how cheap ammo was about a year ago? I thought I heard of some 9mm going for around $180 per case of 1,000. And that was after two rounds of Obama winning. So...sit back, take a breath, and wait to buy ammo if you can.
Aside from primers, you can still buy powder and projectiles and come out way ahead reloading. Primers are relative, either you have them or you don’t!🙂I bought 2 boxes of Federal 9mm-124gr at Academy on Tuesday for $17.50 / 50 each with military discount. With the cost of components, that's cheaper than I can reload.
Norinco ammo was made in Chinese military-run factories and was dirt-cheap for a reason. We benefited from the appalling conditions and non-existent wages those workers put up with. That and the fact that those factories cranked out ammunition by the container-ship load, most of which ended up bound for every Third-World craphole enjoying the fruits of perpetual civil war.I remember buying Norinco at $.99/box o' 20 in the early '90's. THAT price has never come back, either. 😔
That's the backstory BILLARY was selling with the '94 import ban. Make NO mistake - the ban was FIRST & FOREMOST about getting CHEAP ammo & arms, OUT of the hands of law-abiding gunowners.Actually Norinco ran afoul of the Feds for doing illegal stuff.
I don't need copper or brass in range ammo. I do not mind shooting ammo made by LVE, Barnaul or Tula Cartridge.Copper is close to it's all-time high in price per tonne. Given that brass and ammo jackets are both derived from copper, I wouldn't count on 2019 prices occurring anytime soon.
I remember buying Norinco at $.99/box o' 20 in the early '90's. THAT price has never come back, either. 😔