Skip to comments.1000 Rounds Of 5.56 Just Jumped to $1,495.59
Posted on 03/26/2013 3:47:15 PM PDT by Sawdring
I was browsing for ammunition and found that 1000 rounds of 5.56 NATO Lake City XM855 FMJ 62 Grain Steel Penetrator ammunition just jumped from $999.95 to $1,495.59. If I remember correctly this same ammunition last summer was selling for around $350.00 for a thousand rounds.
Remember, Limbaugh always says the cure for high prices are high prices and they are certainly going up. I also was at Walmart and they had none of the common calibers. No .45, .40, .22LR, 5.56, or .223. Cabela's had plenty of .45 and .40 but no .22LR, 5.56 or .223.
OMG, make it stop.
My local Walmart wanted $22 for 20 rounds of Federal 9mm. It’s nuts.
Cheaper than Dirt is the King of all Gougers. Check Gunbot from time to time. It’s a real time tracker of in stock ammo and it updates automatically. All the stuff that’s a good price goes pretty quick.
Whaaa......buck fifty a round? Ouch.
Why is DHS buying all the ammo who do they intend to shoot with 2 billion rounds of ammmo, 19 hijackers?
what is the role of DHS? is it Obama’s civilian military just as powerful just as well funded as the real military except outside of the Hague convention on hollow points?
Now I’m going to have to pay capital gains tax if I sell any.
Cheaper than Gold...
Dry up demand and put weak dealers out of business. Defacto gun control.
Cheaper than dirt sucks.
I also just bought ar AR-74 just because the ammo is so cheap.
1000 Round Case of Federal 9mm Luger Centrefire - 124 gr FMJ $319.99
I would prefer the Winchester white box.
I ran across some 100-round 9mm Federal value packs today at Walmart, $21 and change. Got my limit. Not bad.
Stop buying from CTD.
At least CTD is making a market.
If you don't like their prices...don't buy.
In the end, a thing is worth what people are willing to pay for it.
I have bought from CTD when I thought I needed that ammo despite the high prices...and I was glad to get it.
Complaining about ammo prices is like complaining about a rising stock market.
I know you aren't a communist, so lay off the commie lingo.
Free markets are not fixed as to price. They fluctuate with supply and demand.
Sitting tight on whatever I have. They have helicopters, tanks and drones. We have the people, and we know the ground we walk on. It’s a 50/50 shot at best, for them. If the odds change we’ll have to go on the offensive - given the most current situation. No other President in my lifetime has given me reason to think this way.
I haven’t bought anything from CTD since they jacked up their prices after the 2008 election.
This whole ammo and guns availability thing has been fascinating to me and totally unpredictable.
First of all I don’t need any ammo except 8mm Mauser and can’t afford much even if it was available.
Just out of curiosity, every time I go to the Wal-Mart Super Center in Defuniak Springs, I check their ammo supply. The next to last time I checked they seemed to be rebuilding their ammo stock and except for AR style, guns too.
I went by yesterday and the gun racks were mostly full but ammo again has dropped. In fact it was the barest I have ever seen it. Even the ones they still had such as shotgun shells and the less common rifle cartridges were gone. I don’t think they had more than a dozen boxes of any kind.
Something strange really is going on. Every now and then I think about making a profit on the huge stock of .22LR I have, but then I would no longer have them.
This is where it has been for weeks now.
I wonder if I need to mark to market the value of my inventory now?
Good post Rooster. I totally agree with you.
Whadda a bunch of cry-babies.
The ammo shortage is being created by gougers. They buy up all the stock and sale it huge mark up. Free market or not, it’s shady and I won’t buy from them. I hope the market recognizes it and punishes them.
I’m gonna pick up another 1,000 rounds of Lake City M855 when I can get the best price. That may be $819.00 per thou.
Chris Rock was prophetic. He said that bullets should cost $1000 per bullet. That way, there would be no innocent bystander victims.
A while back CTD made a statement regrading some of the cost increases on magazines that they were raising the prices to slow down purchases. They were getting more orders than they could handle. Even with the jacked up prices ($99 for a 30 round steel AR magazine) they were still selling out.
Even the USMC is running short of ammo. Do you think they are being victimized by gougers?
DemshateGod...I do appreciate your frustration and I respect your opinion.
I am also p!ssed. But this shortage is pure supply and demand...it isn't due to gouging.
BTW, everything I read online says that the ammo plants are working 24/7 to fill the demand...but the demand is simply outstripping supply.
Hang tough and buy smart.;-)
I bought 1,000 rounds 12ga Remmington Target loads Friday for $483 from a local store. I’m pretty well stocked up, so I haven’t had to gou out and buy any ammo since these crazy prices hit.
To hell with that... They can keep it.
What Rooster said. If you want prices to stabilize, STOP BUYING! Unless you have a dire immediate need, don’t buy ammo for a while. It’s US who are driving up prices by depleting stocks. Simple economics.
Good. High prices on limited-supply high-demand goods means it’s available to those needing it. The cost of “out of stock” is much much higher.
When I'm in the market for ammo or some mags, I keep it opened and minimized. It saves me $$$ every time I use it for a purchase!
Where is it? I want it.
I have heard some odd rumors and even from my local Walmart that they are upset with the in store purchases and hoarding where the dock managers are buying the stock much like an office pool with other employees and then selling the stock online and splitting the profits.
So to counter this shipments for the most part are being restricted and soon they will just send in a mass load of aisle filling pallets and with security on hand and purchase limits will then sell. Our local WM in Alaska does that all the time, they get a massive inventory dump on the store about once a month, its cheaper to ship in bulk at one time instead of a constant daily restocking.
Yes they have these and WE THE PEOPLE know were the pilots and drivers live.
No 9mm at the Walmarts I have been to, they did have Winchester 45 ACP for the same price.
Do what I do.. Reload...
I made 950 rounds of .223 plinking rounds. Cost me about $120
Tonight I start on 500 rounds of 6.8 SPC.
Grab the rifle calibers. .243; .270; .308; .30-06. Don’t let the bastards get within 250 yards of you and yours.
Cheaper than Platinum (for now)
There ought to be an on-line list. I agree, though. Good to know what they drive, where they eat, gas up, etc., too.
I actually hate reloading .223, especially on a single stage.
I’ll just say the stock I have on hand in relation to the current prices would buy me a new truck. I have even considered a barter situation locally. Got me some nice pet loads using of all things the Barnes Triple shocks in the .308 for a gas gun, no super ultra velocity but distinctive and consistent terminal hunting results much better than I have seen using A frames or Trophy Bondeds.
Sure its an all copper bullet but they WORK!
We haven’t seen the volume business model or business approvals of competition for decades. When the craze stops and dries up sales, instead of lowering prices, they’ll cut production. Lumber is a good contemporary example. And as for most big business interests, they’re now government-linked commies, sucking up to their politically correct relatives in government and academia. Look at the political candidates they allow in their “gatekeeping” now: socialist trash, all. I worked contract jobs in offices of many companies during the ‘90s and only saw the politics of social and fiscal leftism in those places. Some of the “chairpersons” were even foreigners hostile toward Americans and especially hostile to men.
CTD is the highest priced of those that have AR ammo. And that Lake City 5.56 wasn’t $350 last year.
Today I bought Independence 5.56 55 grain for $10.99 a box of 20 at my local gun store. Unusual of course. But they have had Lake City 5.56 in ammo boxes of 900 rounds for $750 the last 2 weeks.
Not my first choice, but they have WPA Classic .223 for $460 a thousand today. Works fine in my RRA, but adds a good bit of time to the cleaning of the firearm.
You want to find ammo, don’t shop online, find smaller local gun shops.
Hornady’s web site says that 5% of their sales go to the gummermint.
Bottom line is that thinking people in this country are seriously arming up. For good reason, IMO. And, I think that this current shortage is a fair price to pay for that, and the awakening that is responsible for it. Crunch time is coming my friend.