Ammo Prices: 05/30/2014

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Week 10.

My apologies for last week’s issue with the table headers. The problem is related to some annoyances with the content management software–basically it strips out some of the attributes I put in the headers for styling and analytics. If I don’t stand on one foot and hold my mouth just right when I click the submit button, catastrophe occurs. That said, there is no excuse for not making sure that it renders correctly after publishing. Mea culpa.

I am planning on doing a summary posting every 13th week which will show some graphs and metrics for the past quarter. That way there is a decent amount of data for trending.

As always, if you have comment or witticisms, please leave them below. And if you find that some of the items are now out of stock or the prices have significantly changed, please let the other readers know. Also, if you know of any vendors that are not represented here and you have had a good experience with, comment below and we will see about adding them.

We have also included the raw data so you can run your own trends: WeeklyAmmo20140530


Best Prices

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 300 BLK 7.62x39mm 9mm
1000 rds Surplus Ammo & Arms
$0.14 (ppr)
SWVA Arms, LLC
$0.28 (ppr)
Sunflower Outdoor Sports
$0.74 (ppr)
The Sportsman’s Guide
$0.32 (ppr)
Ammo2U
$0.30 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.34 (ppr)
Surplus Ammo & Arms
$0.80 (ppr)
BulkAmmo
$0.21 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.24 (ppr)
500 rds Browning Ammo and More Store
$0.13 (ppr)
LuckyGunner
$0.26 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.45 (ppr)
The Sportsman’s Guide
$0.32 (ppr)
Freedom Munitions
$0.29 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.30 (ppr)
Ozark Ordnance
$0.59 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.23 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.24 (ppr)

Pistol Ammo

1000 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Ammo Fast N/A $379.99 ($0.38)
↓ -0.01
N/A $299.99 ($0.30)
↓ -0
Ammo2U N/A $299.00 ($0.30) $429.00 ($0.43) N/A
Ammoman $415.00 ($0.42)
↑ +0.005
$340.00 ($0.34)
↓ -0.01
$410.00 ($0.41)
↓ -0.015
$315.00 ($0.32)
↓ -0.005
Ammunition To Go N/A $319.95 ($0.32) $339.95 ($0.34)
↓ -0.04
N/A
Bang It Ammo N/A $644.00 ($0.64) $748.20 ($0.75) $574.47 ($0.57)
BulkAmmo $355.00 ($0.36) $300.00 ($0.30)
↑ +0.01
$355.00 ($0.36)
↓ -0.005
$270.00 ($0.27)
↑ +0.005
Freedom Ammunition N/A $309.00 ($0.31) $376.00 ($0.38) $250.00 ($0.25)
Freedom Munitions N/A N/A N/A $248.74 ($0.25)
↓ -0.01
LAX Ammunition $319.99 ($0.32)
↓ -0.02
$310.00 ($0.31)
↑ +0.01
$373.00 ($0.37)
↓ -0.014
$240.00 ($0.24)
↑ +0.03
LuckyGunner $360.00 ($0.36)
↑ +0.01
$305.00 ($0.31) $375.00 ($0.38)
↓ -0.005
$275.00 ($0.28)
↓ -0.005
Midway USA N/A $313.99 ($0.31) N/A $329.99 ($0.33)
SGAmmo $419.00 ($0.42) $319.00 ($0.32) $339.90 ($0.34) $339.00 ($0.34)
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A N/A N/A $279.80 ($0.28)
Surplus Ammo & Arms N/A $319.99 ($0.32) N/A $299.99 ($0.30)
TROP Elite Equipment N/A $359.99 ($0.36) $369.80 ($0.37)
↓ -0.01
$269.80 ($0.27)
The Sportsman’s Guide $315.99 ($0.32) N/A N/A N/A
US Armorment N/A $309.95 ($0.31)
↓ -0.01
N/A N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $355.60 ($0.36)
↓ -0.022
$428.80 ($0.43)
↓ -0.036
$393.60 ($0.39)

500 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Ammo2U N/A $153.50 ($0.31)
↓ -0.073
N/A $255.00 ($0.51)
Ammoman $430.00 ($0.86) $225.00 ($0.45)
↑ +0.01
$195.00 ($0.39) $165.00 ($0.33)
↓ -0.01
Ammunition To Go N/A $159.95 ($0.32)
↓ -0.01
$174.95 ($0.35)
↓ -0.002
$124.95 ($0.25)
Browning Ammo and More Store N/A $200.25 ($0.40) N/A N/A
BulkAmmo $330.00 ($0.66) $200.00 ($0.40)
↑ +0.03
$169.00 ($0.34)
↓ -0.01
$142.00 ($0.28)
↓ -0.004
Eagle Ammo N/A N/A $184.97 ($0.37) N/A
Freedom Ammunition N/A $154.50 ($0.31) $188.00 ($0.38) $144.20 ($0.29)
Freedom Munitions N/A $143.28 ($0.29)
↓ -0.136
N/A $124.37 ($0.25)
LAX Ammunition $165.00 ($0.33)
↓ -0.02
$155.00 ($0.31) $149.99 ($0.30) $122.00 ($0.24)
Lee’s Mags N/A $170.00 ($0.34) $200.00 ($0.40) N/A
LuckyGunner $350.00 ($0.70) $205.00 ($0.41)
↑ +0.036
$175.00 ($0.35) $124.75 ($0.25)
↓ -0.041
Midway USA $280.99 ($0.56)
↑ +0.082
$189.99 ($0.38) $249.99 ($0.50) $126.99 ($0.25)
↓ -0.406
SGAmmo $239.50 ($0.48) $169.50 ($0.34) $164.90 ($0.33) $124.90 ($0.25)
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A N/A $193.99 ($0.39) $132.49 ($0.26)
Surplus Ammo & Arms N/A $164.99 ($0.33) $199.99 ($0.40) $154.99 ($0.31)
TROP Elite Equipment N/A N/A N/A $139.95 ($0.28)
The Sportsman’s Guide $160.99 ($0.32) N/A $310.99 ($0.62) N/A
Todays Ammo N/A $214.99 ($0.43)
↑ +0.075
N/A $171.29 ($0.34)
US Armorment N/A $229.95 ($0.46) $279.95 ($0.56) N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $215.80 ($0.43)
↑ +0.122
$271.80 ($0.54) $504.50 ($1.01)


Rifle Ammo

1000 rounds

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
Alliance Ammunition $149.99 ($0.15)
↑ +0.035
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast N/A $449.99 ($0.45)
↓ -0.04
N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Sale N/A N/A N/A N/A $264.10 ($0.26)
Ammo2U N/A $545.00 ($0.55) N/A N/A $262.50 ($0.26)
Ammoman N/A $360.00 ($0.36) N/A N/A $230.00 ($0.23)
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A N/A N/A $239.97 ($0.24)
Ammunition To Go N/A $359.95 ($0.36) $797.95 ($0.80) N/A $244.95 ($0.24)
Bang It Ammo N/A $418.99 ($0.42) $1,437.33 ($1.44) N/A N/A
BulkAmmo N/A $275.00 ($0.28) N/A N/A $209.00 ($0.21)
↓ -0.001
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $443.04 ($0.44) $742.33 ($0.74) N/A $266.46 ($0.27)
Eagle Ammo N/A $374.97 ($0.37) N/A N/A N/A
Firearms for Sale N/A N/A N/A N/A $269.00 ($0.27)
LAX Ammunition N/A $341.99 ($0.34)
↑ +0.102
N/A N/A $222.99 ($0.22)
LG Outdoors N/A N/A N/A N/A $250.90 ($0.25)
LuckyGunner N/A $280.00 ($0.28) N/A N/A $210.00 ($0.21)
↓ -0.015
Midway USA N/A $456.99 ($0.46) N/A N/A $242.99 ($0.24)
↓ -0.027
Natchez Shooters Supplies N/A $399.99 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
SGAmmo N/A $274.99 ($0.27)
↑ +0.015
N/A N/A $214.95 ($0.21)
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A $274.99 ($0.27) N/A N/A $254.99 ($0.25)
Selway Armory N/A $374.99 ($0.37) N/A N/A N/A
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $399.00 ($0.40) $740.14 ($0.74) N/A N/A
Surplus Ammo & Arms $135.99 ($0.14) $299.99 ($0.30) $999.99 ($1.00) $799.99 ($0.80) $229.99 ($0.23)
The Sportsman’s Guide N/A N/A N/A N/A $244.99 ($0.24)
Todays Ammo N/A $379.99 ($0.38) N/A N/A N/A
US Armorment N/A $329.95 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $609.00 ($0.61) N/A N/A $269.27 ($0.27)

500 rounds

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
Alamo Ammo $64.99 ($0.13) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alliance Ammunition $64.99 ($0.13)
↑ +0.01
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast $119.99 ($0.24)
↑ +0.13
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Sale N/A $168.65 ($0.34)
↑ +0.007
$357.55 ($0.72) N/A $180.18 ($0.36)
Ammo2U N/A $228.50 ($0.46) $245.00 ($0.49)
↑ +0.028
N/A $144.75 ($0.29)
↑ +0.01
Ammoman N/A $167.00 ($0.33) $345.00 ($0.69) N/A $385.00 ($0.77)
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A $674.97 ($1.35) N/A N/A
Ammunition To Go N/A $154.95 ($0.31) $259.95 ($0.52) N/A $124.95 ($0.25)
Browning Ammo and More Store $64.50 ($0.13)
↓ -0.008
N/A N/A N/A N/A
BulkAmmo $99.00 ($0.20) $139.00 ($0.28)
↑ +0.008
$324.50 ($0.65) N/A $335.00 ($0.67)
↑ +0.436
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $169.88 ($0.34)
↑ +0.007
$302.49 ($0.60) N/A $141.19 ($0.28)
Firearms for Sale $70.00 ($0.14) N/A N/A N/A $181.84 ($0.36)
Freedom Ammunition N/A $195.70 ($0.39) N/A N/A N/A
Freedom Munitions N/A $220.00 ($0.44)
↑ +0.105
N/A N/A N/A
Goose Island Sales $65.00 ($0.13)
↑ +0.006
N/A N/A N/A N/A
LAX Ammunition $84.99 ($0.17)
↑ +0.02
$169.00 ($0.34) $323.99 ($0.65) N/A $115.00 ($0.23)
LG Outdoors N/A $160.22 ($0.32)
↑ +0.006
$339.67 ($0.68) N/A $171.17 ($0.34)
Lee’s Mags N/A N/A $330.00 ($0.66) N/A N/A
LuckyGunner $100.00 ($0.20) $130.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.02
$329.00 ($0.66)
↑ +0.138
N/A $130.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.02
Midway USA $86.99 ($0.17) $219.99 ($0.44)
↓ -0.04
$459.99 ($0.92) N/A N/A
Munire $72.44 ($0.14) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Outdoor Limited $144.99 ($0.29) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ozark Ordnance N/A N/A N/A $294.99 ($0.59) N/A
RTBA Wholesale N/A N/A N/A $429.00 ($0.86) N/A
SGAmmo N/A $139.75 ($0.28) $224.75 ($0.45) N/A $122.50 ($0.25)
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A $147.49 ($0.29) $352.49 ($0.70) N/A $147.49 ($0.29)
Selway Armory N/A N/A N/A N/A $129.99 ($0.26)
Smokey Mountain Munitions $72.44 ($0.14)
↓ -0
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $256.10 ($0.51) N/A N/A N/A
Surplus Ammo & Arms $69.99 ($0.14) $154.99 ($0.31) N/A N/A $129.99 ($0.26)
TROP Elite Equipment $69.50 ($0.14) $171.99 ($0.34) N/A N/A N/A
The Sportsman’s Guide N/A $159.99 ($0.32) $489.99 ($0.98) N/A $127.99 ($0.26)
US Armorment N/A $310.95 ($0.62) $344.95 ($0.69) N/A N/A
Ventura Munitions N/A $149.00 ($0.30) N/A N/A N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $216.59 ($0.43)
↓ -0.026
$432.80 ($0.87) N/A $186.38 ($0.37)




Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • KW

    Thank you Aliance ammunition for the phone call, I did get my order but I would suggest some packing material in with the ammo boxes, both of the boxes were broken open and there was more ammo in the shipping box then there cartons.
    Just in case the shipping box gets a hole punched in it or a tear, this is not a complaint just a suggestion so you don’t get hassle from the shipping company.
    When the price of 22 comes down I’ll order from you again and take you up on that discount.

  • Limonata

    From my own graphing of the data (thank you TFB for the provided CVS file), it would seem that the highs have peaked and so have the lows as well as the average.

    Except that is for 380 ACP which seems to be slowly and steadily trending lower over time and has the smallest delta between the high and the low.

    There are always some standout vendors for certain calibers but no vendor is universally the cheapest on all calibers.

    Also, maybe for Q2, you need to find more vendors for 300 BLK and 22LR otherwise the analysis makes zero sense due to so few vendors. You can find 300 BLK for a better price but there is only one vendor in your search. You can also find 22LR for less than 14/rnd, but your vendor list is sparse.

    Will be interesting to see what the over all chart looks like looks like after 1 year given the mid-term elections and other things happening in the news. The trend toward 2016 will also be interesting depending on who wins and if a new “fear” premium moves prices up.

  • Ratfink

    this is fantastic info! anyway you can do one on 5.45 as well?

    • I don’t know if it would do much good at this point. With the current situation on 5.45 ammo prices fluctuate almost daily with the cost steadily increasing.

  • Case prices were up about $10 at the gun show this weekend, over the prices at the show a couple months ago. 22s were up $5/brick, but there were a few tables with Wolf Match Extra at $95/brick, which is way more than I’ve ever seen even super Euro match ammo.

    I guess it has something to do with the Santa Barbara thing, but I don’t know whether to blame the buyers for hoarding or the sellers for marking up, or both.

    I just wanted some ammo for a class I’m taking next month. Ended up placing an order with TheArmory

  • moammo

    appreciate the info. however, the prices do not reflect shipping or any associated hazmat fees. from what I see, I’m better off just waiting & buying from the local box or gun store than any online purchases.

    • Adding the fees and shipping would make this much more time consuming. I just pick the ammo I want from the graph then call the company and get the cost of the shipping and fees. It doesn’t take me long to do it.

    • Paul White

      depends on how much you buy. buying a 50 pack of 9mm, it’s a lot more expensive buying online due to shipping fees.
      But if you do what I do and buy 500-1000 rounds at a time…

      • moammo

        um…no. local walmart prices average 0.29 a round for Federal and UMC 9mm 50-1000 round boxes. And that is after paying 9.75% state tax and 10 cent ammo fee. That right in line with what’s posted here after you spend half a day calling online dealers and getting shipping quotes. Lots of calibers in stock.

        • Paul White

          Our Walmarts are still out more ofthen than they’re stocked. They did have a *huge* bulk pack of 1200 9mm rounds, but the sticker said 476 bucks….

  • blanddragon

    I like this information. Thanks for keeping us informed. I will say that price alone is never my deciding factor, just by going from the chart. For instance 1000.223 from Lucky Gunner and Ammunition To Go are not apples to apples. Steel cased vs brass, in this case. My AR is not a fan of steel cases and Tula is no Fiocchi. Never the less this is very helpful data to have. Thanks again for all the hard work!!!

    • GT90ford

      I’ve only had good luck with steel casings in bolt action, not semi auto.

  • james

    I enjoy seeing the graphs on the fluctuation of prices on different calibers of ammunition. There are several websites that can give you prices of ammo (gunbot.net is one example) but they do not give retrospect to fluctuation. Also some stores have better prices than websites plus no shipping and handling. One example is Field and Stream, the one near me has 1000 rouds of Rem fmj for $250 plus tax.

    • james

      40 cal forgot to add that.

  • GT90ford

    If I have to go back to making my own rounds (much better than target rounds), I need to find another metal to add to the copper to get the same weight as lead. Shooting a 1,500 yards with a Barrett .50 BMG copper, it’s way too light. On hand guns, need a more aerodynamic form, for 100 + ft.
    What do you guys think of the Copper rounds vs. Lead?