Seriously. Where are you buying your ammunition? What caliber? Are you referring to loaded ammunition, or reloading components?
Your claim is completely irreconcilable with my experience buying ammunition ...
But that's OK. If you can show where, for example Hornady XTP loaded ammunition can be had for no more than 10% premium over same weight, same velocity ball ammunition ...
I'm very interested to know.
I buy ammo mostly at the Wal-Mart close to home — .45 and 9mm.
If there’s a price difference, it wasn’t enough for me to notice. I’d have to check the brands. I ain’t all that brand loyal — Winchester, Remington, etc. Maybe Blazer.