Ammo Prices: 06/13/2014

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12th week. Next week I will do an additional post just breaking down the metrics with some graphs and stats. If there are specific metrics you would like to see, please leave a comment.

While 23 vendors increased prices on some calibers, more than 2.5x as many reduced prices. Many prices appear to be holding steady. So, despite current National (and World) events, ammo does not appear to be spiking.

We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will continue this article series as long as it is productive.

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 included the raw data so you can run your own trends: Weekly Ammo – 20140613


Best Prices

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 300 BLK 7.62x39mm 9mm
1000 rds The Armory
$0.12 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.26 (ppr)
The Armory
$0.42 (ppr)
Eagle Ammo
$0.32 (ppr)
Freedom Ammunition
$0.28 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.34 (ppr)
Surplus Ammo
$0.80 (ppr)
The Armory
$0.20 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.24 (ppr)
500 rds TROP Elite Equipment
$0.11 (ppr)
Lee’s Mags
$0.24 (ppr)
The Armory
$0.42 (ppr)
Orca Arms
$0.28 (ppr)
Cheaper Than Dirt!
$0.28 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.30 (ppr)
Ozark Ordnance
$0.59 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.22 (ppr)
BulkAmmo
$0.23 (ppr)

Pistol Ammo

1000 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Ammo Fast N/A $379.99 ($0.38) N/A $299.99 ($0.30)
Ammo2U N/A $299.00 ($0.30) $368.00 ($0.37) $256.99 ($0.26)
Ammoman $370.00 ($0.37) $330.00 ($0.33) N/A $325.00 ($0.33)
↑ +0.01
Ammunition To Go N/A $319.95 ($0.32) $418.95 ($0.42)
↑ +0.039
N/A
Bang It Ammo N/A $644.00 ($0.64) $748.20 ($0.75) $574.47 ($0.57)
BulkAmmo $350.00 ($0.35) $290.00 ($0.29)
↑ +0.005
$355.00 ($0.36) $260.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.01
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $435.30 ($0.44)
↓ -0.019
N/A N/A
Eagle Ammo $314.97 ($0.31) N/A N/A $269.97 ($0.27)
↓ -0.03
Freedom Ammunition N/A $275.00 ($0.28)
↓ -0.02
$355.45 ($0.36)
↓ -0.021
$250.00 ($0.25)
Freedom Munitions $349.20 ($0.35) N/A N/A $248.74 ($0.25)
LAX Ammunition $345.00 ($0.35) $297.00 ($0.30) N/A $235.00 ($0.24)
LuckyGunner $350.00 ($0.35) $285.00 ($0.29)
↓ -0.02
$359.00 ($0.36) $265.00 ($0.27)
↑ +0.036
Midway USA N/A $313.99 ($0.31)
↓ -0.026
$404.99 ($0.40) $299.99 ($0.30)
↓ -0.03
Munire N/A $299.60 ($0.30) $355.00 ($0.36) $257.00 ($0.26)
OD Green Supply N/A N/A N/A $339.99 ($0.34)
SGAmmo N/A $319.00 ($0.32) $339.90 ($0.34) $339.00 ($0.34)
↑ +0.06
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A N/A N/A $414.99 ($0.41)
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A N/A N/A $279.80 ($0.28)
Surplus Ammo N/A $319.99 ($0.32) N/A $249.99 ($0.25)
↓ -0.05
TROP Elite Equipment N/A $359.99 ($0.36) $369.80 ($0.37) $244.99 ($0.24)
The Armory N/A N/A $359.80 ($0.36)
↑ +0.06
$258.44 ($0.26)
↑ +0.041
US Armorment N/A N/A $384.95 ($0.38) $259.95 ($0.26)
Wholesale Hunter N/A $370.80 ($0.37)
↓ -0.007
$428.80 ($0.43)
↓ -0.036
$285.60 ($0.29)
↓ -0.108

500 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Ammo2U N/A $177.42 ($0.35) N/A N/A
Ammoman $430.00 ($0.86) $225.00 ($0.45) $195.00 ($0.39)
↑ +0.032
$155.00 ($0.31)
↓ -0.02
Ammunition To Go N/A $159.95 ($0.32) $174.95 ($0.35) $140.95 ($0.28)
↑ +0.032
Brownells N/A $199.99 ($0.40) N/A N/A
Browning Ammo and More Store N/A $170.00 ($0.34)
↓ -0.061
N/A $190.00 ($0.38)
BulkAmmo $329.00 ($0.66) $200.00 ($0.40) $165.00 ($0.33)
↓ -0.01
$112.50 ($0.23)
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $139.69 ($0.28) N/A N/A
Eagle Ammo N/A N/A $184.97 ($0.37) N/A
Freedom Ammunition N/A $154.50 ($0.31) $177.00 ($0.35)
↓ -0.022
$144.20 ($0.29)
Freedom Munitions $174.60 ($0.35)
↓ -0.011
N/A N/A $124.37 ($0.25)
LAX Ammunition $175.00 ($0.35) $155.00 ($0.31) $147.50 ($0.30) $120.00 ($0.24)
Lee’s Mags N/A $155.00 ($0.31)
↓ -0.03
N/A N/A
LuckyGunner N/A $205.00 ($0.41) $170.00 ($0.34)
↓ -0.01
$125.00 ($0.25)
Midway USA N/A $188.99 ($0.38)
↓ -0.002
$164.99 ($0.33)
↓ -0.17
$126.99 ($0.25)
Munire N/A N/A $164.98 ($0.33) N/A
OD Green Supply N/A N/A N/A $169.99 ($0.34)
Orca Arms $140.00 ($0.28) N/A N/A N/A
SGAmmo $239.50 ($0.48) $159.50 ($0.32) $164.90 ($0.33) $124.90 ($0.25)
↓ -0.268
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A N/A $193.99 ($0.39) $127.49 ($0.25)
↓ -0.01
Surplus Ammo N/A $164.99 ($0.33)
↓ -0.18
$199.99 ($0.40) $129.99 ($0.26)
↓ -0.05
TROP Elite Equipment N/A N/A N/A $139.95 ($0.28)
The Armory N/A N/A $179.90 ($0.36)
↑ +0.022
$149.99 ($0.30)
↑ +0.082
The Sportsman’s Guide $148.99 ($0.30)
↓ -0.024
N/A $224.99 ($0.45)
↓ -0.172
N/A
Todays Ammo N/A $214.99 ($0.43) N/A $164.99 ($0.33)
↓ -0.013
US Armorment N/A $229.95 ($0.46) $279.95 ($0.56) N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $190.80 ($0.38)
↑ +0.046
$231.80 ($0.46)
↓ -0.076
$180.80 ($0.36)


Rifle Ammo

1000 rounds

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
Able’s N/A $429.99 ($0.43) N/A N/A $272.20 ($0.27)
Alliance Ammunition $134.99 ($0.13) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast N/A $399.99 ($0.40)
↓ -0.05
N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Sale N/A $399.45 ($0.40) N/A N/A $264.10 ($0.26)
Ammo2U N/A $397.85 ($0.40) N/A N/A $247.31 ($0.25)
Ammoman N/A $300.00 ($0.30)
↓ -0.06
$650.00 ($0.65) N/A $250.00 ($0.25)
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A N/A N/A $239.97 ($0.24)
Ammunition To Go N/A $359.95 ($0.36) $659.95 ($0.66) N/A N/A
Bang It Ammo N/A $398.00 ($0.40)
↓ -0.021
$1,437.33 ($1.44) N/A N/A
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A N/A N/A N/A $277.00 ($0.28)
BulkAmmo N/A $275.00 ($0.28) $635.00 ($0.64) N/A $209.00 ($0.21)
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $497.92 ($0.50)
↑ +0.055
$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 $140.00 ($0.14) $269.99 ($0.27)
↓ -0.06
N/A N/A $222.99 ($0.22)
LG Outdoors N/A $379.48 ($0.38) N/A N/A $250.90 ($0.25)
LuckyGunner N/A N/A $650.00 ($0.65) N/A $210.00 ($0.21)
Midway USA N/A $391.67 ($0.39)
↓ -0.065
N/A N/A $266.99 ($0.27)
↑ +0.027
Munire N/A $329.49 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
Natchez Shooters Supplies N/A $319.99 ($0.32)
↓ -0.08
N/A N/A N/A
OD Green Supply N/A $399.99 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
SGAmmo N/A $259.90 ($0.26)
↓ -0
N/A N/A $214.95 ($0.21)
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A $274.99 ($0.27) $694.99 ($0.69) N/A $254.99 ($0.25)
Selway Armory N/A $319.99 ($0.32)
↓ -0.02
N/A N/A N/A
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $399.00 ($0.40)
↓ -0.064
$740.14 ($0.74) N/A N/A
Surplus Ammo $135.99 ($0.14) $299.99 ($0.30) $999.99 ($1.00) $799.99 ($0.80) $229.99 ($0.23)
The Armory $119.98 ($0.12)
↓ -0.06
$319.99 ($0.32)
↑ +0.062
$416.88 ($0.42) N/A $203.44 ($0.20)
The Sportsman’s Guide N/A N/A N/A N/A $239.99 ($0.24)
↓ -0.005
Todays Ammo N/A $379.99 ($0.38) N/A N/A N/A
US Armorment N/A $324.95 ($0.32) N/A N/A N/A
Ventura Munitions N/A N/A N/A N/A $232.00 ($0.23)
↑ +0.007
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
Able’s N/A $162.35 ($0.32) N/A N/A $151.66 ($0.30)
Alamo Ammo $67.95 ($0.14)
↓ -0.104
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alliance Ammunition $59.99 ($0.12) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast $64.99 ($0.13)
↓ -0.11
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Sale N/A $162.35 ($0.32) $357.55 ($0.72) N/A $180.18 ($0.36)
Ammo2U $58.00 ($0.12) $212.50 ($0.43)
↓ -0.005
$245.00 ($0.49) N/A $144.75 ($0.29)
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) N/A N/A $124.95 ($0.25)
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A $165.00 ($0.33) $403.00 ($0.81) N/A N/A
BulkAmmo N/A $135.00 ($0.27)
↓ -0.01
$289.00 ($0.58)
↓ -0.071
N/A $129.00 ($0.26)
↑ +0.038
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $155.58 ($0.31) $299.79 ($0.60)
↓ -0.005
N/A $141.19 ($0.28)
FG Ammo $63.25 ($0.13) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Firearms for Sale $70.00 ($0.14) N/A N/A N/A $164.82 ($0.33)
↓ -0.034
Freedom Ammunition N/A $195.70 ($0.39) N/A N/A N/A
Freedom Munitions N/A $211.29 ($0.42)
↑ +0.04
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 $74.99 ($0.15)
↓ -0.02
$172.99 ($0.35) $323.99 ($0.65) N/A $115.00 ($0.23)
LG Outdoors N/A $154.23 ($0.31) $339.67 ($0.68) N/A $171.17 ($0.34)
Lee’s Mags N/A $120.00 ($0.24) $340.00 ($0.68)
↑ +0.02
N/A N/A
LuckyGunner N/A $135.00 ($0.27)
↓ -0.02
$285.00 ($0.57)
↓ -0.088
N/A $130.00 ($0.26)
Midway USA $86.99 ($0.17)
↑ +0.032
$219.99 ($0.44) $215.99 ($0.43) N/A N/A
Munire $72.44 ($0.14) N/A N/A N/A N/A
OD Green Supply $109.99 ($0.22) N/A $369.99 ($0.74) N/A $169.99 ($0.34)
Outdoor Limited $72.45 ($0.14)
↓ -0.145
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 $79.95 ($0.16)
↓ -0.059
$134.75 ($0.27)
↓ -0.01
$224.75 ($0.45) N/A $109.95 ($0.22)
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A $147.49 ($0.29) $352.49 ($0.70) N/A $147.49 ($0.29)
Selway Armory N/A $149.99 ($0.30) 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 $69.99 ($0.14) $154.99 ($0.31) N/A N/A $129.99 ($0.26)
TROP Elite Equipment $56.99 ($0.11) $157.25 ($0.31)
↓ -0.029
N/A N/A N/A
The Armory $59.99 ($0.12)
↓ -0.06
$195.00 ($0.39)
↑ +0.091
$208.44 ($0.42) N/A $125.00 ($0.25)
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 $191.80 ($0.38) $166.41 ($0.33) $507.00 ($1.01)
↑ +0.148
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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  • Steve Truffer

    This thing is awesome. Thanks again for the crunching.
    Still waiting on .22 to dip below 0.10/per.

    • Limonata

      Bulk 22lr is available for less than 0.10/per round but it goes as fast as is it is available. In general, prices on ammo are up about 10%. 0.10 to 0.12/round is the new normal

      • Steve Truffer

        I don’t believe that. We’re currently sitting on a centerfire bubble following the Newtown panic. Once people shift more into centerfire, the pressure on .22 will let up. We probably have till the end of this year or start of the next before we see $0.08/per .22.

        • gunslinger

          that’s a pretty long bubble

          • Steve Truffer

            Well, Ammo makers doubled or tripled their centerfire production lines, and more and more people are changing over from rimfire to bulk centerfire for plinking. Once people shift more of the burden to the well stocked centerfire lines, we should see more rimfire available that would be otherwise purchased.

  • AR_Libertarian

    Does your pricing include shipping in the calculations? Ammoman’s prices include shipping.

  • WV Cycling

    I’m having a hell of a time finding .380 locally. just bought a nickel Bersa Thunder, and spent $23 on blazer brass, since there was jack diddly anywhere in the county. Even that is gone now.

    9mm? Finding TulAmmo steel cases for $9.99 a box at Wally. Using lots of it!

  • Dustin in Canyon

    I guess this is just online retailers?

    When it’s there, at Walmart, I can get the Winchester 22lr 333 round packs for about $17.50. That’s 5.3¢ per round.

    • gunslinger

      key phrse “when it’s there”

  • Christopher Moe

    First of all, thanks for making this effort. That said, I think this data collection is useful more for shopping than for market analysis. My humble suggestion, is to pick 3 loads per caliber. The first load would be generic brass/generic bullet and a brand that was known for being cheap and widely available, for example American Eagle. This is your weekly low data point, regardless of who is selling it. Next, pick a premium product, best brass, premium bullet combination. Barnes, Nosler whatever, provided it is widely available, within reason. This is your high data point for the week. Finally, and this it the hard part, pick a load that in as much as possible represents the broad average. For 5.56 NATO that might be Lake City. Then, build your graph using the “High-Low-Close” Chart Function in Excel. Over time, this would show overall market pricing direction, within a chosen caliber combined with extremes of pricing at either end. Building this graph is easy but selecting the representative loads will be not without controversy.