Ammo Prices: 10/03/2014

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Week 27.

Okay. So based on an equal number of votes for each (that would be 2 votes) between .357 mag/.38spc, .30-06, and keeping 300BLK, what I am going to do is this. I’ll keep 300BLK as it takes really no work (it’s not very useful for trending but has a very, ahem, vocal following–check last week’s comments), but I will remove it from the trending and rollups–it will stay in the vendor tables. The problem with .30-06 is that it actually has fewer data points than 300BLK (and no 1000rd lots this week). Adding in .357/.38 would actually add in a bunch of work since many vendors list them separately (so they’d actually show as 2 different rounds). I will add one or the other.

So, dear readers. This week. Please vote. .357 mag OR .38 spc

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 – 20141003


Best Prices

  .22 LR .223 Rem .308 Win .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 300 BLK 7.62x39mm 9mm
1000 rds LAX Ammunition
$0.10 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.22 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.40 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.26 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.24 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.29 (ppr)
The Armory
$1.10 (ppr)
J&G Sales
$0.20 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.20 (ppr)
500 rds Ammunition To Go
$0.04 (ppr)
Ammunitionstore
$0.23 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.35 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.26 (ppr)
BulkAmmo
$0.27 (ppr)
Centerfire Systems
$0.28 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.58 (ppr)
Cheaper Than Dirt!
$0.23 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.19 (ppr)

Pistol Ammo

1000 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Alamo Ammo N/A N/A N/A $215.00 ($0.22)
↓ -0.05
Ammo Fast N/A $379.00 ($0.38) $364.00 ($0.36) $224.00 ($0.22)
Ammo Sale N/A N/A $467.95 ($0.47) N/A
Ammo.net $319.00 ($0.32) $370.00 ($0.37) $350.00 ($0.35) $235.00 ($0.24)
Ammo2U N/A N/A N/A $250.00 ($0.25)
↓ -0.005
AmmoForSale.com $319.00 ($0.32)
↓ -0.013
$290.00 ($0.29) $380.00 ($0.38)
↑ +0.035
$230.00 ($0.23)
Ammoman $335.00 ($0.34) $305.00 ($0.31) $400.00 ($0.40) $285.00 ($0.29)
↓ -0.004
Ammunition To Go $254.95 ($0.25)
↓ -0.005
$239.95 ($0.24)
↓ -0.077
$289.95 ($0.29)
↓ -0.09
$197.95 ($0.20)
↓ -0.002
Ammunitionstore $335.99 ($0.34) $318.99 ($0.32) $475.99 ($0.48)
↑ +0.1
$218.99 ($0.22)
BulkAmmo $315.00 ($0.32)
↓ -0.024
$292.00 ($0.29)
↓ -0.008
$320.00 ($0.32) $215.00 ($0.22)
↑ +0.016
Centerfire Systems N/A N/A N/A $199.99 ($0.20)
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A N/A N/A $288.07 ($0.29)
Cobra Tactical $296.40 ($0.30) N/A $626.03 ($0.63) N/A
DSG Arms N/A $419.00 ($0.42) N/A N/A
Freedom Ammunition N/A $275.00 ($0.28) N/A $235.00 ($0.24)
Freedom Munitions $302.82 ($0.30) N/A N/A $354.90 ($0.35)
↑ +0.152
J&G Sales $279.90 ($0.28) $289.90 ($0.29) $319.90 ($0.32) $199.90 ($0.20)
Joe Bob Outfitters N/A $379.95 ($0.38) N/A N/A
K-Var Corporation $369.99 ($0.37) N/A N/A N/A
LAX Ammunition $297.99 ($0.30)
↓ -0.022
$287.00 ($0.29)
↓ -0.002
$364.50 ($0.36) $219.99 ($0.22)
↓ -0
LuckyGunner $319.00 ($0.32) $315.00 ($0.32)
↑ +0.016
$375.00 ($0.38) $240.00 ($0.24)
↑ +0.02
OD Green Supply N/A N/A N/A $339.99 ($0.34)
SGAmmo $279.00 ($0.28) N/A $339.90 ($0.34) $235.00 ($0.24)
↓ -0.005
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) $227.99 ($0.23)
↓ -0.027
The Armory $278.80 ($0.28) $299.80 ($0.30) $289.70 ($0.29)
↓ -0.039
$209.80 ($0.21)
Wholesale Hunter N/A N/A $485.13 ($0.49) N/A
Wideners N/A N/A N/A $270.00 ($0.27)

500 rounds

  .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Alamo Ammo $237.50 ($0.48) $152.00 ($0.30)
↓ -0.031
$193.75 ($0.39) N/A
Ammo Fast N/A $369.00 ($0.74) N/A $139.00 ($0.28)
Ammo Sale N/A N/A N/A $130.60 ($0.26)
Ammo.net $235.00 ($0.47) N/A $159.00 ($0.32)
↑ +0.028
$119.00 ($0.24)
Ammo2U N/A N/A N/A $122.50 ($0.25)
↓ -0.255
AmmoForSale.com $235.00 ($0.47) $135.00 ($0.27) $159.00 ($0.32)
↑ +0.024
$120.00 ($0.24)
Ammoman $254.00 ($0.51) $215.00 ($0.43) $185.00 ($0.37) $155.00 ($0.31)
↓ -0.02
Ammunition To Go $129.95 ($0.26)
↓ -0.076
$154.95 ($0.31)
↓ -0.02
$149.95 ($0.30)
↓ -0.038
$94.95 ($0.19)
↓ -0.01
Ammunitionstore $174.99 ($0.35) $228.99 ($0.46) $153.99 ($0.31) $104.99 ($0.21)
Brownells N/A N/A N/A $159.99 ($0.32)
Browning Ammo and More Store N/A N/A $180.00 ($0.36) N/A
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A N/A N/A $135.00 ($0.27)
BulkAmmo $234.00 ($0.47) $135.00 ($0.27) $158.00 ($0.32)
↑ +0.028
$114.00 ($0.23)
↑ +0.038
Centerfire Systems N/A N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A N/A N/A $139.79 ($0.28)
↑ +0.039
Classic Firearms N/A N/A N/A $119.99 ($0.24)
Cobra Tactical N/A N/A N/A $125.40 ($0.25)
Freedom Ammunition N/A $154.50 ($0.31) N/A N/A
Freedom Munitions $151.41 ($0.30) N/A N/A $114.16 ($0.23)
↑ +0.026
GunBuyer N/A N/A $183.74 ($0.37) $123.76 ($0.25)
K-Var Corporation N/A N/A $164.99 ($0.33) $169.99 ($0.34)
LAX Ammunition $149.99 ($0.30)
↓ -0.02
$144.00 ($0.29)
↓ -0.016
$142.00 ($0.28) $113.99 ($0.23)
LuckyGunner $235.00 ($0.47) $215.00 ($0.43)
↓ -0.028
$149.00 ($0.30)
↓ -0.022
$115.00 ($0.23)
OD Green Supply N/A N/A N/A $169.99 ($0.34)
Premier Tactical N/A N/A N/A $135.99 ($0.27)
S.F. Armory N/A N/A N/A $146.79 ($0.29)
↑ +0.085
SGAmmo $249.80 ($0.50)
↑ +0.021
N/A $159.50 ($0.32)
↓ -0.011
$99.50 ($0.20)
↓ -0.02
Surplus Ammo N/A $154.99 ($0.31)
↓ -0.25
$199.99 ($0.40) $116.99 ($0.23)
↓ -0.046
The Armory $144.40 ($0.29) $179.90 ($0.36)
↓ -0
$179.90 ($0.36)
↑ +0.022
$104.90 ($0.21)
Todays Ammo N/A $214.99 ($0.43) N/A $164.99 ($0.33)
Wholesale Hunter N/A N/A N/A $131.68 ($0.26)
Zx Guns N/A N/A N/A $165.14 ($0.33)
iAmmo N/A N/A $247.61 ($0.50) $138.99 ($0.28)


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
Alamo Ammo N/A $299.95 ($0.30) N/A N/A $232.50 ($0.23)
Ammo Brothers N/A $419.99 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
Ammo Fast N/A $334.00 ($0.33) N/A N/A $249.00 ($0.25)
Ammo.net $189.00 ($0.19) $260.00 ($0.26) N/A N/A $235.00 ($0.24)
AmmoForSale.com $179.00 ($0.18) $345.00 ($0.35)
↑ +0.085
N/A N/A $230.00 ($0.23)
Ammoman N/A $283.00 ($0.28) $650.00 ($0.65) N/A $245.00 ($0.25)
↑ +0.008
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A N/A N/A $244.97 ($0.24)
Ammunition Supply Company N/A $319.90 ($0.32) N/A N/A N/A
Ammunition To Go N/A $224.95 ($0.22)
↓ -0.014
$399.95 ($0.40)
↓ -0.07
N/A $229.95 ($0.23)
↓ -0.015
Ammunitionstore N/A $239.99 ($0.24) N/A N/A $219.99 ($0.22)
BulkAmmo $185.00 ($0.19) $256.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.003
$635.00 ($0.64) N/A $215.00 ($0.22)
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)
Clyde Armory N/A N/A N/A N/A $347.50 ($0.35)
Cobra Tactical N/A $734.46 ($0.73) N/A N/A $291.08 ($0.29)
Cope’s Distributing N/A $249.99 ($0.25) N/A N/A N/A
DSG Arms N/A $440.00 ($0.44) N/A N/A N/A
FG Ammo $149.25 ($0.15) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graf & Sons N/A $389.99 ($0.39) N/A N/A N/A
Great Lakes Shooters Supply N/A $495.00 ($0.50) N/A N/A N/A
GunBuyer N/A $407.58 ($0.41) N/A N/A N/A
Iron Sights Firearms N/A $379.34 ($0.38) N/A N/A N/A
J&G Sales N/A $249.90 ($0.25) N/A N/A $199.90 ($0.20)
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)
↑ +0.03
LAX Ammunition $99.90 ($0.10) $222.00 ($0.22) N/A N/A $218.99 ($0.22)
LuckyGunner N/A $260.00 ($0.26) N/A N/A $230.00 ($0.23)
↑ +0.016
McKay Enterprises, LLC N/A $389.00 ($0.39) N/A N/A N/A
Munire $230.00 ($0.23)
↓ -0.165
$318.99 ($0.32)
↑ +0.01
N/A N/A N/A
OD Green Supply N/A $399.99 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
Premier Tactical N/A $446.99 ($0.45) N/A N/A N/A
Primary Arms N/A N/A N/A N/A $269.99 ($0.27)
Random Discount ARs N/A N/A N/A N/A $339.99 ($0.34)
SGAmmo N/A $339.50 ($0.34)
↑ +0.115
N/A N/A N/A
SGC Usa N/A $399.99 ($0.40) 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) N/A N/A N/A
The Armory N/A $304.44 ($0.30)
↓ -0.001
$599.00 ($0.60)
↑ +0
$1,099.50 ($1.10) N/A
Todays Ammo N/A $379.99 ($0.38) 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 $319.95 ($0.32) N/A N/A $229.50 ($0.23)
iAmmo N/A $425.75 ($0.43) 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
Able Ammo N/A N/A N/A N/A $190.23 ($0.38)
Alamo Ammo N/A N/A $343.75 ($0.69) N/A N/A
Ammo Fast $57.00 ($0.11)
↓ -0.01
N/A N/A $494.00 ($0.99)
↑ +0.04
N/A
Ammo Sale N/A N/A N/A N/A $147.00 ($0.29)
Ammo.net $70.00 ($0.14) $125.00 ($0.25)
↓ -0.02
$240.00 ($0.48) $350.00 ($0.70) $125.00 ($0.25)
↓ -0.02
AmmoForSale.com $76.00 ($0.15)
↑ +0.012
$130.00 ($0.26) $240.00 ($0.48) $350.00 ($0.70) $137.00 ($0.27)
Ammoman N/A $125.00 ($0.25) $265.00 ($0.53) N/A $147.00 ($0.29)
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A $324.97 ($0.65) N/A N/A
Ammunition Supply Company $37.00 ($0.07) $199.95 ($0.40) $299.75 ($0.60) N/A N/A
Ammunition To Go $21.49 ($0.04)
↓ -0.096
$124.95 ($0.25) $172.95 ($0.35)
↓ -0.126
$324.95 ($0.65) $119.95 ($0.24)
↓ -0.01
Ammunitionstore N/A $112.99 ($0.23) $199.99 ($0.40) N/A N/A
Bang It Ammo $58.99 ($0.12)
↓ -0.032
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Browning Ammo and More Store $56.50 ($0.11) N/A $357.50 ($0.72) N/A N/A
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A $173.00 ($0.35) N/A N/A N/A
BulkAmmo $69.00 ($0.14) $124.00 ($0.25)
↑ +0.018
$245.00 ($0.49)
↑ +0.012
$335.00 ($0.67)
↑ +0.072
$129.00 ($0.26)
Cheaper Than Dirt! $129.59 ($0.26) $126.79 ($0.25) $235.17 ($0.47) N/A $115.19 ($0.23)
Classic Firearms N/A $129.99 ($0.26) N/A N/A N/A
Cobra Tactical N/A $144.40 ($0.29) $247.00 ($0.49) $489.00 ($0.98) N/A
Cope’s Distributing N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A N/A N/A
DSG Arms N/A N/A N/A $625.00 ($1.25) N/A
Eagle Eye Guns LLC N/A N/A $372.45 ($0.74) N/A N/A
FG Ammo $60.75 ($0.12)
↓ -0.003
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Freedom Ammunition N/A $200.00 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
Great Lakes Shooters Supply N/A N/A $210.00 ($0.42) N/A N/A
Iron Sights Firearms N/A N/A $269.61 ($0.54) N/A N/A
J&G Sales $69.95 ($0.14) N/A $229.95 ($0.46) N/A $129.95 ($0.26)
Joe Bob Outfitters N/A $209.95 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
Kentucky Gun Company N/A $179.99 ($0.36) N/A N/A $138.44 ($0.28)
LAX Ammunition $52.99 ($0.11) $125.00 ($0.25) $319.90 ($0.64)
↓ -0.02
$292.00 ($0.58) N/A
LuckyGunner $70.00 ($0.14)
↑ +0.002
$115.00 ($0.23)
↓ -0.02
$250.00 ($0.50) $300.00 ($0.60) $125.00 ($0.25)
↓ -0.02
McKay Enterprises, LLC N/A $211.00 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
Munire $42.44 ($0.08)
↓ -0.013
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)
↓ -0.038
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Palmetto State Armory $49.99 ($0.10) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Random Discount ARs N/A $151.75 ($0.30) N/A N/A $129.79 ($0.26)
SGAmmo $49.95 ($0.10) $139.50 ($0.28)
↑ +0.05
$224.75 ($0.45)
↑ +0.002
N/A $129.95 ($0.26)
↑ +0.01
Selway Armory N/A N/A N/A N/A $129.99 ($0.26)
Smokey Mountain Munitions $52.45 ($0.10)
↓ -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 N/A $129.99 ($0.26) N/A N/A N/A
The Ammo Bank N/A $200.00 ($0.40) N/A N/A N/A
The Armory N/A $113.99 ($0.23) $299.50 ($0.60)
↑ +0
$549.75 ($1.10) N/A
Ventura Munitions N/A $149.00 ($0.30) N/A N/A N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $188.61 ($0.38) N/A N/A $180.74 ($0.36)
Zx Guns N/A $177.92 ($0.36) N/A N/A $198.76 ($0.40)
iAmmo N/A N/A $285.39 ($0.57) 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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  • disposedAK

    Pretty awesome that you do this each week. I vote for .38 Special. Also is there any way to differentiate between steel case/non steel case (for .223).

  • EmmyP

    Thank you for what you do.
    I’d vote for .38 Special

  • wv cycling

    It appears as if .22LR has stabilized to $.10/rd as a norm

  • .38 special. Thanks for the ammo price comparison

  • HKGuns

    357 Mag

  • Ed

    I vote .38 special

  • Operator

    357 Mag!

  • Guest

    I really appreciate all the work that goes into making this.
    Thanks Thomas!

  • Cymond

    “so they’d actually show as 2 different rounds”
    Just as they should. Anyone with a 357 Mag firearm should know it can take 38 Special, and should be looking at both.

    I don’t have a dog in this fight (I don’t own either a 38 or 357 yet), but I would prefer to buy & reload my own 357 eventually. However, my vote would have be for 38 Special for trending, just because it has a much wider appeal, since there are 38 Special revolvers that cannot chamber 357 Mag.

    • Cymond

      It just occurred to me that I actually do have a Colt Police Positive tucked away in a drawer somewhere ….

  • gaston9x19

    .357 Mag, please. And if .300 BLK ever does go down to a resonable price, I’d appreciate knowing it here first.

  • rodmiser

    .38 Special

  • Mr. Fahrenheit

    I realize this post is viewed nationwide,even globally, but here in San Antonio, TX the availability of all the calibers of ammo on big box store shelves has improved substantially since about the middle of the summer. Shelves are fully stocked with 9, 40, 45, 223, 357, 38. Prices are even starting to drop.

    Even .22 is showing up at regular intervals at the reasonable price of .04 to .08 a round. I haven’t seen a five hundred round box in a while, but I’m hoping that’s right around the corner. More importantly though, when the .22s are placed on the shelves in the morning – they’re still available at 6pm.

    Hopefully, you won’t have to work on this list much longer.

    I think people have finally run out of room in their garages, basements, storage units. Or maybe the government finally has enough ammo. 😉

  • Sulaco

    6.8 spc is FAR more used and purchased now then .300, why is it not on list?
    Um .38

  • schowgun

    .38 Special. Far more rounds sold/fired than .357 magnum.

  • Ronald Leo Maurice IV

    I vote 38 Special

  • BS

    I appreciate all your data mining here; it’s really interesting to see the trends. I’d like to see 357mag please and thanks for keeping the 300 on there.
    I’m sure it’s a lot more work, but I have to agree with some people who would like to see steel/non steel on the 223 listings.

  • uffdaphil

    Voting for .38 Special. Cheaper practice for my ’92 lever and uber fun IMI pump rifle.