Ammo Prices: 8/15/2014

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Week 20.

So some of the tweaking did pull in some odd results, and I obviously did not check every link (1000 rd tumbler, etc…). I went a little more conservative with the data this week and spot checked a lot more. My overall goal is to add more data points so the quarterly summary is more “interesting” (and to hopefully normalize more across the data set).

Next week (if I can bend the content management software to my will) I will try to incorporate sparkline graphs for each of the rounds.

Also I would like to kill 300 BLK from the harvest. I’ll continue with it through the next summary, but unless we (and by we, I mean you 300 BLK lovers) can come up with some more bulk vendors I’m going to sunset it. We are just not going to get anything meaningful from 3 data points per week. That said, what would you readers like to see as a replacement round to start including for trending? Let us know in the comments below!

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 – 20140814


Best Prices

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 300 BLK 7.62x39mm 9mm
1000 rds FG Ammo
$0.15 (ppr)
J&G Sales
$0.25 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.47 (ppr)
SGAmmo
$0.28 (ppr)
Munire
$0.30 (ppr)
Alamo Ammo
$0.34 (ppr)
Tombstone Tactical
$1.17 (ppr)
Ammo2U
$0.21 (ppr)
Alamo Ammo
$0.22 (ppr)
500 rds Ammunition Supply Company
$0.07 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.25 (ppr)
Ammunitionstore
$0.40 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.33 (ppr)
BulkAmmo
$0.27 (ppr)
Centerfire Systems
$0.28 (ppr)
Ammo Fast
$0.95 (ppr)
Cheaper Than Dirt!
$0.23 (ppr)
BulkAmmo
$0.21 (ppr)

Pistol Ammo

1000 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
AGS Armament N/A N/A N/A $229.95 ($0.23)
Alamo Ammo N/A N/A $335.00 ($0.34) $223.39 ($0.22)
Ammo Fast N/A $379.99 ($0.38) $419.99 ($0.42) $259.99 ($0.26)
Ammo Sale N/A N/A $467.95 ($0.47) N/A
Ammo.net $332.00 ($0.33) N/A N/A $235.00 ($0.24)
↑ +0.01
Ammo2U $317.20 ($0.32) N/A N/A N/A
AmmoForSale.com $332.00 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
Ammoman $390.00 ($0.39) $330.00 ($0.33) $400.00 ($0.40) $289.00 ($0.29)
Ammunition To Go N/A $318.95 ($0.32) $359.95 ($0.36) $229.95 ($0.23)
↓ -0.009
Ammunitionstore $375.99 ($0.38)
↑ +0.02
$358.99 ($0.36) N/A $237.99 ($0.24)
BulkAmmo $325.00 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
Cobra Tactical $296.40 ($0.30) N/A $626.03 ($0.63) N/A
Guns and Ammo Superstore N/A N/A $359.99 ($0.36) N/A
J&G Sales $279.90 ($0.28) N/A $339.90 ($0.34)
↓ -0.04
N/A
Joe Bob Outfitters N/A $379.95 ($0.38) N/A N/A
LAX Ammunition $319.99 ($0.32)
↓ -0.008
N/A $374.50 ($0.37) N/A
Munire N/A $301.60 ($0.30)
↑ +0.008
$348.50 ($0.35) N/A
SGAmmo $279.00 ($0.28) N/A N/A N/A

500 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Alamo Ammo N/A $166.25 ($0.33) N/A N/A
Ammo Sale N/A N/A $193.87 ($0.39) N/A
Ammo.net $375.00 ($0.75) N/A $165.00 ($0.33)
↑ +0.01
$119.00 ($0.24)
Ammo2U N/A $153.50 ($0.31) N/A $255.00 ($0.51)
AmmoForSale.com $285.00 ($0.57) $135.00 ($0.27) $165.00 ($0.33) $130.00 ($0.26)
Ammoman $430.00 ($0.86) $215.00 ($0.43) $195.00 ($0.39) $165.00 ($0.33)
Ammunition To Go $229.95 ($0.46) $164.95 ($0.33) $174.95 ($0.35) $124.95 ($0.25)
Ammunitionstore $235.99 ($0.47) $258.99 ($0.52) $169.99 ($0.34) $118.99 ($0.24)
Browning Ammo and More Store N/A N/A $180.00 ($0.36) N/A
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A N/A $179.99 ($0.36) N/A
BulkAmmo $280.00 ($0.56) $135.00 ($0.27) $163.00 ($0.33) $105.00 ($0.21)
↓ -0.028
Centerfire Systems N/A N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A
Cobra Tactical N/A N/A N/A $125.40 ($0.25)
DoubleTap Ammunition $415.00 ($0.83) N/A N/A N/A
Freedom Ammunition N/A $154.50 ($0.31) N/A N/A
Gilberts Guns N/A N/A $225.00 ($0.45) $150.00 ($0.30)
GunBuyer N/A N/A $183.74 ($0.37) N/A
J&G Sales N/A $169.95 ($0.34) N/A N/A
K-Var Corporation N/A N/A $164.99 ($0.33) N/A
LAX Ammunition $165.00 ($0.33)
↓ -0.008
N/A $142.00 ($0.28)
↓ -0.001
N/A
LuckyGunner $375.00 ($0.75) $135.00 ($0.27) $165.00 ($0.33) N/A
Munire N/A N/A $174.84 ($0.35) N/A
SWVA Arms N/A $212.49 ($0.42) N/A N/A
Todays Ammo N/A $214.99 ($0.43) N/A N/A


Rifle Ammo

1000 rounds

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
9mm Ammo N/A $399.94 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
Able Ammo N/A $429.99 ($0.43) N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast N/A N/A N/A N/A $249.99 ($0.25)
Ammo Sale N/A $399.45 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
Ammo.net N/A N/A N/A N/A $235.00 ($0.24)
Ammo2U N/A $329.90 ($0.33) N/A N/A $209.68 ($0.21)
AmmoForSale.com N/A N/A N/A N/A $230.00 ($0.23)
Ammoman N/A N/A N/A N/A $245.00 ($0.25)
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A N/A N/A $244.97 ($0.24)
Ammunition To Go N/A $279.95 ($0.28)
↑ +0.02
$469.95 ($0.47) N/A $244.95 ($0.24)
Ammunitionstore N/A $249.99 ($0.25) N/A N/A $219.99 ($0.22)
↑ +0.01
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A N/A N/A N/A $281.00 ($0.28)
BulkAmmo N/A $254.00 ($0.25) $635.00 ($0.64) N/A $215.00 ($0.22)
Bullets.com N/A N/A N/A N/A $325.00 ($0.33)
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $334.59 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
Classic Firearms N/A $349.99 ($0.35) N/A N/A $249.99 ($0.25)
Cobra Tactical N/A N/A N/A N/A $291.08 ($0.29)
Cope’s Distributing N/A $249.99 ($0.25) N/A N/A N/A
FG Ammo $147.25 ($0.15)
↑ +0.005
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Guns and Ammo Superstore N/A $349.99 ($0.35) $742.99 ($0.74) N/A N/A
Iron Sights Firearms N/A $438.58 ($0.44) N/A N/A N/A
J&G Sales N/A $249.90 ($0.25)
↓ -0.05
N/A N/A $249.90 ($0.25)
↓ -0.05
Joe Bob Outfitters N/A $309.95 ($0.31) N/A N/A N/A
Kentucky Gun Company N/A N/A N/A N/A $239.99 ($0.24)
LAX Ammunition N/A $329.00 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
LuckyGunner N/A $255.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.005
N/A N/A $229.00 ($0.23)
Primary Arms N/A N/A N/A N/A $269.99 ($0.27)
SGAmmo N/A $259.90 ($0.26) N/A N/A $229.50 ($0.23)
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $399.00 ($0.40) $687.27 ($0.69) N/A N/A
Surplus Ammo N/A $249.99 ($0.25) N/A N/A N/A
TROP Elite Equipment $249.80 ($0.25) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tombstone Tactical N/A N/A N/A $1,170.00 ($1.17) $330.00 ($0.33)
Ventura Munitions N/A N/A N/A N/A $232.00 ($0.23)
Vizard’s Guns & Ammo N/A N/A N/A N/A $246.00 ($0.25)
Wideners N/A N/A N/A N/A $229.50 ($0.23)
iAmmo N/A N/A N/A N/A $286.59 ($0.29)

500 rounds

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win 300 BLK 7.62x39mm
9mm Ammo $49.99 ($0.10) N/A N/A N/A N/A
AGS Armament N/A $139.95 ($0.28) N/A N/A N/A
Able Ammo N/A $184.01 ($0.37) N/A N/A $187.12 ($0.37)
Alamo Ammo N/A $163.95 ($0.33) N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast N/A N/A N/A $474.99 ($0.95) N/A
Ammo Sale N/A N/A N/A N/A $174.80 ($0.35)
Ammo.net $85.00 ($0.17) $135.00 ($0.27)
↓ -0.01
$240.00 ($0.48) N/A $365.00 ($0.73)
Ammo2U N/A $141.00 ($0.28) $231.00 ($0.46) N/A N/A
AmmoForSale.com $75.00 ($0.15) $180.00 ($0.36) $240.00 ($0.48) N/A $140.00 ($0.28)
Ammoman N/A $167.00 ($0.33) $300.00 ($0.60) N/A $385.00 ($0.77)
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A $334.97 ($0.67) N/A N/A
Ammunition Supply Company $37.00 ($0.07) $199.95 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
Ammunition To Go N/A $285.95 ($0.57) $339.95 ($0.68) N/A $124.95 ($0.25)
Ammunitionstore N/A $129.99 ($0.26) $199.99 ($0.40) N/A N/A
Browning Ammo and More Store $54.50 ($0.11) N/A $357.50 ($0.72) N/A N/A
BulkAmmo $74.00 ($0.15) $139.00 ($0.28) $245.00 ($0.49) N/A $129.00 ($0.26)
Bullets.com N/A $169.95 ($0.34) N/A N/A N/A
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A $127.79 ($0.26) $235.17 ($0.47) N/A $115.19 ($0.23)
Cobra Tactical N/A $144.40 ($0.29) $247.00 ($0.49) N/A N/A
Cope’s Distributing N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A N/A N/A
Eagle Eye Guns LLC N/A N/A $372.45 ($0.74) N/A N/A
FG Ammo $62.45 ($0.12) N/A $325.00 ($0.65) N/A N/A
Firequest N/A N/A N/A N/A $155.00 ($0.31)
Goose Island Sales $62.40 ($0.12)
↑ +0.005
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graf & Sons N/A N/A $362.99 ($0.73) N/A N/A
Improved Tactical Solutions N/A N/A N/A $524.95 ($1.05) N/A
Iron Sights Firearms N/A N/A $292.39 ($0.58) N/A N/A
J&G Sales N/A N/A $229.95 ($0.46)
↓ -0.344
N/A $129.95 ($0.26)
Joe Bob Outfitters N/A $209.95 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
K-Var Corporation N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A N/A $134.99 ($0.27)
Kentucky Gun Company N/A $179.99 ($0.36) N/A N/A $162.99 ($0.33)
LAX Ammunition N/A $125.00 ($0.25) $329.99 ($0.66) N/A N/A
LuckyGunner $85.00 ($0.17) $132.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.016
$219.00 ($0.44)
↓ -0.012
N/A $365.00 ($0.73)
McKay Enterprises, LLC N/A $211.00 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
Midway USA $131.99 ($0.26)
↑ +0.235
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Munire $53.99 ($0.11) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Natchez Shooters Supplies $37.99 ($0.08) N/A N/A N/A N/A
OD Green Supply $99.99 ($0.20) N/A $369.99 ($0.74) N/A N/A
Orca Arms $60.00 ($0.12) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Raleigh Tactical Supply N/A N/A $341.43 ($0.68) N/A N/A
Random Discount ARs N/A $151.75 ($0.30) $259.99 ($0.52) N/A $129.79 ($0.26)
SGAmmo $49.95 ($0.10)
↓ -0.02
$134.75 ($0.27) $223.75 ($0.45) N/A $124.95 ($0.25)
↑ +0.011
SWVA Arms $67.49 ($0.13) $147.49 ($0.29) $352.49 ($0.70) N/A $147.49 ($0.29)
Selway Armory N/A N/A $349.99 ($0.70) N/A N/A
Smokey Mountain Munitions $62.45 ($0.12)
↑ +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 $54.99 ($0.11) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ventura Munitions N/A $149.00 ($0.30)
↑ +0.278
N/A N/A N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A N/A N/A N/A $180.74 ($0.36)
iAmmo N/A N/A N/A N/A $305.50 ($0.61)




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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  • Jeff

    Thanks again!

    • Doc Rader

      Welcome.

  • Cymond

    I know Freedom Munitions has some pretty decent deals on 300 Blackout, but they’re a “remanufacturer” so I don’t know if we’re including that in the data.

    • Doc Rader

      We are trying not to include reman/reload (I know some slips in occasionally–online ammo stores generally have super crappy information architecture on their sites).

      That said is there actually *any* new 300 BLK anywhere? Or do you all just trade the same 20 casings around…? 🙂

  • Jim

    Add 6.8 SPC

    • Doc Rader

      Noted this one too…

  • Greg

    38 Special

    • Doc Rader

      Noted.

  • funandgun

    Is it possible to limit the scope of the analysis to exclude some of the crappy well known crappy brands (wolf steel cased or poly). I wouldn’t feed that to anything i own and i think it really skews the numbers.

    • Doc Rader

      See, I’m the exact opposite. I won’t own a firearm that I can’t feed Wolf/Tula/[Insert Cheap Russian Ammo Brand]/etc. to… 🙂

      And the point of the summary is a little more simplistic. “Long term what are the cheapest prices regardless of type?” If we start seeing .223 Rem Wolf climbing to $300/500rds then the likelihood of brass following that same curve is high. Not a perfect science by any means, but it’s what we’ve got. And at this point we have 20 weeks of data that includes the steel/poly cased stuff…

      • jcitizen

        Wolf is fine – I’ve had some guns, even US made ones, that can only shoot Wolf accurately. I’ll always have some of it around. Besides, sometimes I just don’t want to save the brass, so steel is a good environmental substitute.

  • Glenn Garrett

    Eliminate Cheaper Than Dirt. They’ve been gouging since the buying panic began. I go on Midway every week and they have zilch in 22 mag. What gives ?

    • jcitizen

      Yeah, they haven’t been living up to their name since 2007. They are just like the rest of the retailers, “We must make huge profits even if it runs off our customers.” Time to find someone else! This article is great!!

  • JC

    What are your thoughts about the lead free ammo called “Inceptor”?

  • MarkPA

    Would it make sense to continue to cover 300 BLK only on a quarterly basis (1/3 of the work of a monthly report)? Granted, the sample size is so small that the data isn’t especially meaningful. Nevertheless, even with such a small sample, the prices are indicative of the market for this round. IF-as-and-when prices begin to decline, your publishing data will be visible and help to promote the market for bulk sales of this round. That, in turn, will develop the demand side and bring economies of scale.

  • Mike

    I’d like to see Freedom Munitions included in the vendors list. They sell new as well as remanufactured and their pricing even on new is very competitive with what I’ve found elsewhere.
    Many thanks for compiling this list and keeping it up. Very helpful on an ongoing basis.

  • jcitizen

    I shoot a lot of Russian rimmed (7.62x54r), but then I got a some buddies with full auto PKMs,Degtyaryovs, and stuff; and my link loader is getting hungry! HA! Probably wouldn’t be fair for everyone else, unless shooting old WW2 Mosin–Nagant rifles is getting popular as it is in my neck of the woods!

  • Jimmy

    You are doing a great service for the shooting community. Thanks