Ammo Prices: 07/25/2014

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Week 17.

So, it appears that prices are generally moving a bit up. We have more vendors that have increased prices on calibers than have lowered. .223 Rem and .308 Win have taken the brunt of the increases.

The Armory contacted me and wanted me to let everyone know that they ran dry on Wolf–so their lowest prices are now all brass (historically they have had the lowest overall prices for a vendor).

Again, this week the only free shipping that I could identify was through Ammoman (and I didn’t flag anything in the tables specifically).

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 – 20140725


Best Prices

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 300 BLK 7.62x39mm 9mm
1000 rds LAX Ammunition
$0.14 (ppr)
LuckyGunner
$0.23 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.47 (ppr)
Ammo2U
$0.32 (ppr)
Freedom Ammunition
$0.28 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.34 (ppr)
  SGAmmo
$0.23 (ppr)
Freedom Munitions
$0.21 (ppr)
500 rds Munire
$0.10 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.25 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.45 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.27 (ppr)
LuckyGunner
$0.27 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.29 (ppr)
Ozark Ordnance
$0.54 (ppr)
Cheaper Than Dirt!
$0.23 (ppr)
Freedom Munitions
$0.21 (ppr)

Pistol Ammo

1000 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Ammo Fast N/A $379.99 ($0.38) $429.99 ($0.43) $259.99 ($0.26)
↓ -0.015
Ammo2U $317.20 ($0.32) $319.00 ($0.32) $368.00 ($0.37) $256.99 ($0.26)
Ammoman $370.00 ($0.37)
↓ -0.06
$330.00 ($0.33)
↓ -0.015
$415.00 ($0.42)
↑ +0.005
$295.00 ($0.30)
Ammunition To Go N/A $318.95 ($0.32) $359.95 ($0.36) $238.95 ($0.24)
BulkAmmo $350.00 ($0.35)
↑ +0.025
$295.00 ($0.30)
↑ +0.03
$375.00 ($0.38) $225.00 ($0.23)
↑ +0.018
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $401.23 ($0.40) $403.13 ($0.40)
↓ -0.286
$303.97 ($0.30)
Eagle Ammo N/A N/A N/A $269.97 ($0.27)
↓ -0.03
Freedom Ammunition N/A $275.00 ($0.28) $376.00 ($0.38) $235.00 ($0.24)
Freedom Munitions N/A N/A N/A $206.79 ($0.21)
↓ -0.006
LAX Ammunition $327.99 ($0.33) $289.00 ($0.29) $374.50 ($0.37)
↓ -0.025
$213.20 ($0.21)
LuckyGunner $350.00 ($0.35)
↓ -0.01
$290.00 ($0.29)
↓ -0.01
$375.00 ($0.38)
↓ -0.005
$230.00 ($0.23)
↑ +0.025
Munire N/A $293.80 ($0.29)
↓ -0.048
$348.50 ($0.35) $285.00 ($0.29)
SGAmmo $419.00 ($0.42)
↑ +0.14
$309.80 ($0.31) $339.90 ($0.34) $249.80 ($0.25)
↑ +0.03
Selway Armory N/A N/A N/A $259.99 ($0.26)
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A N/A N/A $235.56 ($0.24)
Surplus Ammo N/A $299.99 ($0.30) $379.99 ($0.38) $249.99 ($0.25)
↓ -0.04
TROP Elite Equipment N/A N/A $369.80 ($0.37) $239.80 ($0.24)
The Armory N/A $359.80 ($0.36) $359.90 ($0.36)
↑ +0.063
$399.80 ($0.40)
↑ +0.184
The Sportsman’s Guide N/A N/A $439.99 ($0.44)
↑ +0.036
$289.99 ($0.29)
↑ +0.027
Todays Ammo N/A N/A N/A $489.99 ($0.49)
US Armorment $330.95 ($0.33) $299.95 ($0.30) $374.95 ($0.37) $244.95 ($0.24)
Wholesale Hunter N/A $355.60 ($0.36) $429.60 ($0.43)
↑ +0.001
$269.60 ($0.27)

500 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Ammo Sale N/A N/A $193.87 ($0.39) N/A
Ammo2U N/A $153.50 ($0.31) $164.50 ($0.33)
↓ -0.026
$255.00 ($0.51)
Ammoman $430.00 ($0.86)
↑ +0.25
$215.00 ($0.43) $195.00 ($0.39) $150.00 ($0.30)
↓ -0.05
Ammunition To Go $134.95 ($0.27) $164.95 ($0.33) $174.95 ($0.35) $109.95 ($0.22)
Bang It Ammo N/A $190.99 ($0.38) $215.00 ($0.43)
↑ +0.03
N/A
Browning Ammo and More Store N/A $170.00 ($0.34) N/A $190.00 ($0.38)
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A N/A $179.99 ($0.36) N/A
BulkAmmo $379.00 ($0.76)
↑ +0.198
$135.00 ($0.27) $163.00 ($0.33) $115.00 ($0.23)
↓ -0.002
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $135.59 ($0.27) $176.84 ($0.35) N/A
Eagle Ammo N/A N/A $184.97 ($0.37) N/A
Freedom Ammunition $153.98 ($0.31) $154.50 ($0.31) $177.00 ($0.35) $144.20 ($0.29)
Freedom Munitions N/A N/A N/A $103.40 ($0.21)
↓ -0.006
LAX Ammunition $169.00 ($0.34)
↓ -0.022
$149.99 ($0.30)
↓ -0.01
$142.70 ($0.29)
↓ -0.005
$106.60 ($0.21)
LG Outdoors N/A N/A $184.18 ($0.37) N/A
LuckyGunner $340.00 ($0.68)
↑ +0.11
$135.00 ($0.27) $165.00 ($0.33) $130.00 ($0.26)
↑ +0.026
Munire N/A N/A $156.99 ($0.31) N/A
Outdoor Limited N/A $179.99 ($0.36) $159.99 ($0.32) N/A
SGAmmo $239.50 ($0.48) $159.50 ($0.32) $164.90 ($0.33) $139.50 ($0.28)
↑ +0.029
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A N/A $188.73 ($0.38) $107.49 ($0.21)
Surplus Ammo N/A $154.99 ($0.31) $199.99 ($0.40)
↑ +0.02
N/A
TROP Elite Equipment N/A N/A N/A $139.95 ($0.28)
The Armory N/A $179.90 ($0.36) $179.90 ($0.36)
↑ +0.022
$219.90 ($0.44)
↑ +0.098
The Sportsman’s Guide N/A $376.99 ($0.75)
↑ +0.279
$207.99 ($0.42)
↑ +0.04
$147.99 ($0.30)
↑ +0.044
Todays Ammo N/A $214.99 ($0.43) N/A $164.99 ($0.33)
US Armorment N/A $224.95 ($0.45) $269.95 ($0.54) N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $187.80 ($0.38)
↑ +0.002
$186.80 ($0.37)
↓ -0.016
$180.80 ($0.36)
↑ +0.05


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 N/A
Alamo Ammo N/A N/A N/A N/A $337.50 ($0.34)
Ammo Sale N/A $411.46 ($0.41)
↑ +0.012
N/A N/A N/A
Ammo2U N/A $419.35 ($0.42)
↑ +0.089
N/A N/A $262.50 ($0.26)
↑ +0.053
Ammoman N/A $285.00 ($0.29)
↑ +0.036
N/A N/A $265.00 ($0.27)
↑ +0.015
Ammunition To Go N/A $259.95 ($0.26) $469.95 ($0.47) N/A $244.95 ($0.24)
Bang It Ammo N/A $398.00 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A $424.00 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
BulkAmmo N/A $245.00 ($0.25)
↑ +0.025
N/A N/A $240.00 ($0.24)
↓ -0.265
Eagle Ammo N/A $374.97 ($0.37) N/A N/A N/A
FG Ammo $142.50 ($0.14)
↑ +0.018
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Firearms for Sale N/A N/A N/A N/A $269.00 ($0.27)
LAX Ammunition $135.99 ($0.14) $319.99 ($0.32)
↑ +0.1
N/A N/A $489.99 ($0.49)
↑ +0.267
LG Outdoors N/A $390.89 ($0.39)
↑ +0.011
N/A N/A N/A
LuckyGunner N/A $225.00 ($0.23) N/A N/A $235.00 ($0.24)
↓ -0.275
Munire N/A $229.99 ($0.23)
↑ +0.011
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) N/A N/A $229.50 ($0.23)
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A $424.99 ($0.42) N/A N/A $269.08 ($0.27)
Selway Armory N/A $329.99 ($0.33)
↑ +0.005
N/A N/A N/A
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $399.00 ($0.40) $687.27 ($0.69) N/A N/A
Surplus Ammo N/A $239.99 ($0.24)
↓ -0.06
N/A N/A N/A
The Armory N/A $349.44 ($0.35)
↑ +0.119
$598.88 ($0.60) N/A N/A
The Sportsman’s Guide N/A $399.99 ($0.40)
↓ -0.007
N/A N/A $249.99 ($0.25)
Todays Ammo N/A $379.99 ($0.38) N/A N/A N/A
US Armorment N/A $322.00 ($0.32) N/A N/A N/A
Ventura Munitions N/A N/A N/A N/A $232.00 ($0.23)
Wholesale Hunter N/A $594.00 ($0.59) N/A N/A N/A

500 rounds

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
Able’s N/A $162.35 ($0.32) N/A N/A $187.12 ($0.37)
Alamo Ammo $63.95 ($0.13)
↓ -0.002
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast $59.99 ($0.12) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Sale N/A $162.35 ($0.32) $356.94 ($0.71)
↑ +0.208
N/A $154.05 ($0.31)
Ammo2U N/A $192.00 ($0.38) $333.34 ($0.67)
↑ +0.205
N/A $144.75 ($0.29)
Ammoman N/A $220.00 ($0.44)
↑ +0.106
$378.00 ($0.76)
↑ +0.226
N/A $385.00 ($0.77)
Ammunition To Go N/A $134.95 ($0.27) $239.95 ($0.48) N/A $124.95 ($0.25)
Browning Ammo and More Store $54.25 ($0.11)
↓ -0.002
N/A $357.50 ($0.72) N/A N/A
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A $165.00 ($0.33) $366.00 ($0.73)
↑ +0.202
N/A N/A
BulkAmmo N/A $132.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.014
$355.00 ($0.71)
↑ +0.22
N/A $335.00 ($0.67)
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $127.79 ($0.26)
↓ -0.104
$299.79 ($0.60)
↑ +0.129
N/A $115.19 ($0.23)
Eagle Ammo N/A $164.97 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
FG Ammo $64.95 ($0.13)
↑ +0.005
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Firearms for Sale $70.00 ($0.14) $165.50 ($0.33) N/A N/A $158.60 ($0.32)
Freedom Ammunition N/A $195.70 ($0.39) N/A N/A N/A
Freedom Munitions N/A $237.63 ($0.48)
↑ +0.106
N/A N/A N/A
LAX Ammunition $69.50 ($0.14)
↓ -0.001
$125.00 ($0.25) $323.99 ($0.65)
↑ +0.268
N/A N/A
LG Outdoors N/A $154.23 ($0.31) $339.09 ($0.68)
↑ +0.197
N/A $146.35 ($0.29)
LuckyGunner N/A $140.00 ($0.28) $345.00 ($0.69)
↑ +0.19
N/A $365.00 ($0.73)
Munire $49.49 ($0.10)
↓ -0.011
N/A N/A N/A N/A
OD Green Supply N/A N/A $369.99 ($0.74) N/A $169.99 ($0.34)
Orca Arms $79.00 ($0.16) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Outdoor Limited $59.99 ($0.12) N/A $339.99 ($0.68) N/A N/A
Ozark Ordnance N/A N/A N/A $271.99 ($0.54) N/A
RTBA Wholesale N/A N/A N/A $429.00 ($0.86) N/A
SGAmmo N/A $134.95 ($0.27) $223.75 ($0.45)
↓ -0.002
N/A $124.95 ($0.25)
↑ +0.011
SWVA Arms, LLC N/A $147.49 ($0.29) N/A N/A $147.49 ($0.29)
Selway Armory N/A N/A $349.99 ($0.70) N/A $162.99 ($0.33)
Smokey Mountain Munitions $67.45 ($0.13)
↑ +0.01
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $246.61 ($0.49) N/A N/A N/A
Surplus Ammo $64.99 ($0.13)
↓ -0.01
$162.25 ($0.32)
↑ +0.015
N/A N/A N/A
TROP Elite Equipment $56.99 ($0.11)
↑ +0.004
$192.25 ($0.38) N/A N/A N/A
The Armory N/A N/A $299.44 ($0.60) $549.75 ($1.10) N/A
The Sportsman’s Guide N/A N/A $248.79 ($0.50)
↓ -0.006
N/A $127.99 ($0.26)
↓ -0.04
US Armorment N/A $310.95 ($0.62) $344.95 ($0.69) N/A N/A
Ventura Munitions N/A $137.50 ($0.28) N/A N/A N/A
Wholesale Hunter $135.80 ($0.27)
↓ -0.112
$166.41 ($0.33) $507.00 ($1.01)
↑ +0.498
N/A $159.47 ($0.32)




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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  • gunslinger

    thank you

    • Doc Rader

      Welcome

  • Jeff

    Keep this post going every week… I wake up, do my daily news watching, and I’ve added this to my routine every week. It’s kinda like the stock market, except for ammo. I love keep an eye on whats going on

    • Jeff

      Also, I forgot to add, thanks for taking your time to do this

      • Doc Rader

        Welcome, and glad to hear!

  • BattleshipGrey

    Tom, out of curiosity, how long does it take to put all this together for one weekly report? Thanks for keeping it going.

    • Doc Rader

      tl;dr:
      about 2-3 hours.

      Longer version:
      It kind of depends. I wrote a small app that I enter the info into (and which ultimately generates the base tables of data).

      As far as harvesting, I’ve been trolling 3-4 of the ammo search engines (since they all have slightly different offerings with mostly overlap) and using them to find the deals. Then I generally go to each of the listings to make sure they are still valid and accurate–I have found a few to be stale (despite being “realtime”).

      The great disparity in ammo vendors and how they list their data is the most time consuming part (and why I am hesitant on adding in additional vectors–like case type). Let’s just say most vendors haven’t designed around usability and clean information architecture (and I’m sure some of that goes back to the manufacturers, and what data they provide). And really due to the volatility of stock, most probably aren’t going to take the time–it’s just not cost effective to enter in 15 fields of data for something that may be in your stock for < week.

      • BattleshipGrey

        Thanks for explaining. The other factor that eliminates the need to designate brass vs steel is the cost itself. Most of the people buying bulk ammo will already know the price range they’re willing to spend at for the type of load they’re wanting. As in 5.56/.233, if I see the price is under $300 for 1000 rnds, I already know it’s steel cased.

        I was disappointed to see the uptick in .308. I’ve only got a bolt action .308 right now, but the price is going to have to come down considerably if I’m ever going to get into a semi-auto platform. I knew I should’ve bought a lot more of the DAG packs when they were available.

  • Ross

    Slick guns is better then this…

    • whitey

      Well then you should go to Slick guns… But for me, I actually want to say thanks to Doc Rader for taking his time to do this for us… It’s interesting for me to check out the ammo fluctuation each week.

  • Veronica_CA

    Thanks for the great posts. Curious why prices are ticking back up, given easing supply. Do you think Russia related?