Ammo Prices: 10/24/2014

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Week 29.

I hope you didn’t miss the break last week too much. I was out of pocket, enjoying Lake Bridgeport in Texas, without internet. It doesn’t look like the prices of ammo collapsed or skyrocketed in my absence. I did find some .22LR for $0.07/rd, but when I went back the 3 boxes in stock were all gone (I was actually going to try and scoop them myself). I’m hoping this wasn’t akin to a unicorn sighting…

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 – 20141023


Best Prices

  500 rounds 1000 rounds
.22 LR Ammunition Supply Company
$0.07 (ppr)
AmmoForSale.com
$0.18 (ppr)
.223 Rem Cheaper Than Dirt!
$0.22 (ppr)
Ammunitionstore
$0.22 (ppr)
.308 Win Ammunition To Go
$0.35 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.40 (ppr)
.38 Special LAX Ammunition
$0.27 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.23 (ppr)
.380 ACP Ammunition To Go
$0.26 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.24 (ppr)
.40 S&W AmmoForSale.com
$0.27 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.24 (ppr)
.45 ACP Centerfire Systems
$0.28 (ppr)
Ammunition To Go
$0.29 (ppr)
300 BLK LAX Ammunition
$0.58 (ppr)
Tombstone Tactical
$0.75 (ppr)
7.62x39mm Cheaper Than Dirt!
$0.22 (ppr)
J&G Sales
$0.20 (ppr)
9mm Ammunition To Go
$0.19 (ppr)
LAX Ammunition
$0.19 (ppr)

Pistol Ammo

1000 rounds

  .38 Special .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Alamo Ammo N/A N/A N/A $360.00 ($0.36)
↓ -0.029
$259.00 ($0.26)
↑ +0.044
Ammo Fast $349.00 ($0.35) N/A $379.00 ($0.38) $364.00 ($0.36) $249.00 ($0.25)
↑ +0.025
Ammo Sale N/A N/A N/A $467.95 ($0.47) N/A
Ammo.net $315.00 ($0.32) $319.00 ($0.32) N/A $350.00 ($0.35)
↓ -0.069
$235.00 ($0.24)
Ammo2U $322.00 ($0.32) N/A N/A N/A $248.00 ($0.25)
AmmoForSale.com $315.00 ($0.32) $319.00 ($0.32) $260.00 ($0.26) $385.00 ($0.39) $230.00 ($0.23)
Ammoman $405.00 ($0.41) $335.00 ($0.34) $305.00 ($0.31) $395.00 ($0.40)
↑ +0.006
$255.00 ($0.26)
↓ -0.014
Ammunition To Go $224.95 ($0.22)
↓ -0.032
$238.95 ($0.24)
↓ -0.016
$239.95 ($0.24) $289.95 ($0.29) $197.95 ($0.20)
Ammunitionstore $375.99 ($0.38) $335.99 ($0.34) $449.99 ($0.45)
↑ +0.131
N/A $225.99 ($0.23)
↑ +0.007
BulkAmmo $310.00 ($0.31) $315.00 ($0.32) $250.00 ($0.25)
↓ -0.035
$320.00 ($0.32)
↓ -0.039
$215.00 ($0.22)
Centerfire Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A $199.99 ($0.20)
Classic Firearms N/A N/A N/A $359.00 ($0.36) N/A
Cobra Tactical N/A $296.40 ($0.30) N/A $626.03 ($0.63) N/A
Freedom Munitions N/A $302.82 ($0.30) N/A $333.09 ($0.33)
↓ -0.018
N/A
J&G Sales $299.90 ($0.30) $279.90 ($0.28) $289.90 ($0.29) $319.90 ($0.32) $199.90 ($0.20)
K-Var Corporation N/A $369.99 ($0.37) N/A N/A N/A
LAX Ammunition $268.00 ($0.27)
↓ -0.062
$297.99 ($0.30) $287.00 ($0.29) $355.80 ($0.36)
↓ -0.009
$194.00 ($0.19)
↓ -0.026
LuckyGunner $315.00 ($0.32)
↓ -0.025
$319.00 ($0.32) $289.00 ($0.29)
↑ +0.004
$340.00 ($0.34)
↓ -0.025
$234.00 ($0.23)
↓ -0.001
SGAmmo $319.00 ($0.32) $279.00 ($0.28) N/A $339.90 ($0.34) $194.80 ($0.19)
↓ -0.04
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A N/A N/A N/A $235.56 ($0.24)
Surplus Ammo N/A N/A $299.99 ($0.30) $369.99 ($0.37)
↓ -0.01
$229.99 ($0.23)
↑ +0.002
The Armory $479.76 ($0.48)
↑ +0.08
$339.99 ($0.34)
↑ +0.061
$349.99 ($0.35)
↑ +0.05
$359.99 ($0.36)
↑ +0.061
$258.44 ($0.26)
↑ +0.049
Wideners N/A N/A N/A N/A $270.00 ($0.27)

500 rounds

  .38 Special .380 ACP .40 S&W .45 ACP 9mm
Alamo Ammo N/A $237.50 ($0.48) $167.50 ($0.34)
↑ +0.031
$197.50 ($0.40)
↑ +0.008
$115.00 ($0.23)
↓ -0.01
Ammo Fast N/A N/A N/A N/A $139.00 ($0.28)
Ammo.net N/A $195.00 ($0.39)
↓ -0.08
N/A $159.00 ($0.32) $120.00 ($0.24)
↑ +0.002
Ammo2U N/A N/A N/A N/A $122.50 ($0.25)
AmmoForSale.com $165.00 ($0.33) $235.00 ($0.47) $135.00 ($0.27) $159.00 ($0.32) $120.00 ($0.24)
Ammoman $225.00 ($0.45) $195.00 ($0.39)
↓ -0.118
$215.00 ($0.43) $185.00 ($0.37) $149.00 ($0.30)
Ammunition To Go $134.95 ($0.27) $129.95 ($0.26) $164.95 ($0.33) $149.95 ($0.30)
↓ -0.038
$94.95 ($0.19)
↓ -0.06
Ammunitionstore $215.99 ($0.43) $235.99 ($0.47)
↑ +0.122
N/A $188.99 ($0.38)
↑ +0.07
$104.99 ($0.21)
Brownells N/A N/A N/A N/A $159.99 ($0.32)
Browning Ammo and More Store $155.00 ($0.31) N/A N/A $180.00 ($0.36) N/A
BulkAmmo N/A $194.00 ($0.39)
↓ -0.08
$135.00 ($0.27) $158.00 ($0.32) $110.00 ($0.22)
Centerfire Systems N/A N/A N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A
Classic Firearms N/A N/A N/A N/A $119.99 ($0.24)
Cobra Tactical N/A N/A N/A N/A $125.40 ($0.25)
Cope’s Distributing N/A N/A N/A $179.99 ($0.36) N/A
Eagle Eye Guns LLC $172.45 ($0.34) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Freedom Ammunition $144.90 ($0.29) N/A $154.50 ($0.31) N/A N/A
Freedom Munitions N/A $151.41 ($0.30) N/A $166.54 ($0.33) N/A
Gilberts Guns N/A N/A N/A N/A $192.25 ($0.38)
↑ +0.085
K-Var Corporation N/A N/A N/A $164.99 ($0.33) $169.99 ($0.34)
LAX Ammunition $134.70 ($0.27)
↓ -0.011
$149.99 ($0.30)
↓ -0.016
$144.00 ($0.29) $144.00 ($0.29)
↑ +0.004
$113.99 ($0.23)
↓ -0.001
LuckyGunner N/A $365.00 ($0.73)
↑ +0.26
$159.00 ($0.32)
↓ -0.012
$149.00 ($0.30) $115.00 ($0.23)
↑ +0.012
Premier Tactical N/A N/A N/A $203.99 ($0.41) $135.99 ($0.27)
S.F. Armory N/A N/A N/A N/A $146.79 ($0.29)
↑ +0.044
SGAmmo $194.75 ($0.39) $249.80 ($0.50) $169.50 ($0.34) $164.90 ($0.33) $97.50 ($0.20)
↓ -0.004
Surplus Ammo N/A N/A $279.99 ($0.56) $179.99 ($0.36)
↓ -0.04
$118.99 ($0.24)
↑ +0.004
The Armory N/A N/A N/A $179.99 ($0.36)
↑ +0.022
$118.44 ($0.24)
↑ +0.027
Todays Ammo N/A N/A $214.99 ($0.43) N/A $164.99 ($0.33)
Ventura Munitions N/A N/A N/A $236.47 ($0.47) $150.24 ($0.30)
Wholesale Hunter N/A N/A N/A N/A $131.68 ($0.26)
iAmmo N/A 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 $276.73 ($0.28)
↑ +0.005
Alamo Ammo N/A N/A N/A N/A $232.50 ($0.23)
Ammo Fast N/A $344.00 ($0.34)
↑ +0.02
N/A N/A $249.00 ($0.25)
Ammo.net N/A $345.00 ($0.35)
↑ +0.08
N/A N/A $219.00 ($0.22)
↓ -0.016
AmmoForSale.com $179.00 ($0.18) $345.00 ($0.35) N/A N/A $230.00 ($0.23)
Ammoman N/A $283.00 ($0.28) $650.00 ($0.65) N/A $239.00 ($0.24)
Ammunition Depot N/A N/A N/A N/A $244.97 ($0.24)
Ammunition To Go N/A $224.95 ($0.22) $399.95 ($0.40) $1,250.00 ($1.25) $229.95 ($0.23)
Ammunitionstore N/A $219.99 ($0.22)
↓ -0.006
N/A N/A $209.99 ($0.21)
Bang It Ammo N/A N/A $669.50 ($0.67)
↓ -0.768
N/A N/A
Bud’s Gun Shop N/A N/A N/A N/A $281.00 ($0.28)
BulkAmmo $185.00 ($0.19) $340.00 ($0.34)
↑ +0.084
$635.00 ($0.64) N/A $215.00 ($0.22)
Cheaper Than Dirt! N/A N/A N/A N/A $215.00 ($0.22)
↓ -0.033
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)
GunBuyer N/A N/A N/A N/A $255.18 ($0.26)
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)
LAX Ammunition N/A $229.99 ($0.23)
↑ +0.008
N/A N/A N/A
LuckyGunner N/A $260.00 ($0.26) N/A N/A $235.00 ($0.24)
↑ +0.016
McKay Enterprises, LLC N/A $389.00 ($0.39) 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)
Sunflower Outdoor Sports N/A $399.00 ($0.40) $687.27 ($0.69) N/A N/A
Surplus Ammo N/A $339.99 ($0.34)
↑ +0.1
N/A N/A $229.99 ($0.23)
The Armory N/A $249.99 ($0.25)
↓ -0.054
N/A N/A N/A
Todays Ammo N/A $379.99 ($0.38) N/A N/A N/A
Tombstone Tactical N/A N/A N/A $752.49 ($0.75)
↓ -0.418
$311.70 ($0.31)
↑ +0.035
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)
↓ -0.005
N/A N/A $229.50 ($0.23)
Zx Guns N/A $476.07 ($0.48) N/A N/A N/A
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 $165.05 ($0.33)
↓ -0.044
N/A N/A $190.23 ($0.38)
Alamo Ammo N/A $154.95 ($0.31)
↑ +0.007
$343.75 ($0.69) N/A N/A
Ammo Fast $57.00 ($0.11) N/A N/A $494.00 ($0.99) N/A
Ammo Sale N/A $162.35 ($0.32)
↓ -0.006
N/A N/A $147.00 ($0.29)
Ammo.net $89.00 ($0.18)
↑ +0.038
$120.00 ($0.24)
↑ +0.01
$240.00 ($0.48) $350.00 ($0.70) $140.00 ($0.28)
↑ +0.03
AmmoForSale.com $76.00 ($0.15) $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 N/A $124.95 ($0.25) $172.95 ($0.35) $324.95 ($0.65) $119.95 ($0.24)
Ammunitionstore N/A $112.99 ($0.23) $199.99 ($0.40) N/A N/A
Brownells N/A $139.99 ($0.28) 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
BulkAmmo $69.00 ($0.14) $114.00 ($0.23)
↓ -0.02
$245.00 ($0.49) $289.00 ($0.58)
↓ -0.092
$129.00 ($0.26)
Bullets.com N/A $169.95 ($0.34) N/A N/A N/A
Cheaper Than Dirt! $79.79 ($0.16)
↓ -0.1
$112.19 ($0.22)
↓ -0.029
N/A N/A $109.95 ($0.22)
↓ -0.01
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) N/A N/A
Cope’s Distributing N/A $139.99 ($0.28) N/A N/A $127.99 ($0.26)
DSG Arms N/A N/A N/A $625.00 ($1.25) N/A
DoubleTap Ammunition N/A $379.95 ($0.76)
↓ -0.23
N/A N/A N/A
Eagle Eye Guns LLC N/A N/A $372.45 ($0.74) N/A N/A
Firequest N/A N/A N/A N/A $155.00 ($0.31)
Gilberts Guns $89.75 ($0.18) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Iron Sights Firearms N/A N/A $292.39 ($0.58)
↑ +0.046
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 N/A $125.00 ($0.25) $194.99 ($0.39)
↓ -0.25
$288.00 ($0.58)
↓ -0.008
N/A
LuckyGunner $69.00 ($0.14)
↓ -0.014
$120.00 ($0.24)
↑ +0.01
$240.00 ($0.48)
↓ -0.02
$300.00 ($0.60) $137.00 ($0.27)
↑ +0.024
McKay Enterprises, LLC N/A $211.00 ($0.42) N/A N/A N/A
Munire $49.45 ($0.10)
↑ +0.008
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Orca Arms $60.00 ($0.12) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Palmetto State Armory N/A N/A N/A N/A $129.99 ($0.26)
Premier Tactical N/A $174.99 ($0.35) N/A 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
$139.50 ($0.28) $224.75 ($0.45) N/A N/A
Smokey Mountain Munitions $57.45 ($0.11) 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 $119.99 ($0.24)
The Ammo Bank $96.75 ($0.19) N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Armory N/A $149.99 ($0.30)
↑ +0.072
$434.99 ($0.87)
↑ +0.271
N/A N/A
Ventura Munitions N/A $149.00 ($0.30) N/A N/A N/A
Wholesale Hunter N/A $166.41 ($0.33)
↓ -0.044
N/A N/A $159.47 ($0.32)
↓ -0.043
Zx Guns N/A N/A N/A N/A $198.76 ($0.40)
iAmmo N/A N/A $285.39 ($0.57) N/A N/A




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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  • jmkcolorado

    i was able to pick up winchester .22 lr 333 rd boxes for $17 + change at walmart.
    also scored federal 9mm aluminum case for $10/box.

    • pshinn

      Walmart has 2 boxes of 22lr at a time they do it to play with us

      I would just prefer one store stock 22lr, and 40 sw and another with 9mm and 45acp and that would make it easier for all to get a fair shake

  • Greg89

    I have a question that I hope you can answer. I’m trying to do something similar to this blog that compares ammo prices, but I’m not sure where to start with acquiring the raw data. How are you compiling this data?

    • Doc Rader

      Hey Greg. So it is kind of a pain a tedious. The tl;dr is that I go to a few select ammo search engines, use their filters and trace the links, copying the data if it matches.

      The longer version:
      I use several sites so there is a high degree of collusion (some of the aggregators have stale data, not all pull the same vendors, etc).

      I store the data in a little app I wrote so I can weed out duplicates, and use that to generate and compile the data tables.

      The big problem is that few of the ammo purveyors have exposed data exports, and generally you have to have an agreement of some sort with them to access it. It is also very challenging to programmatically scrape the sites as inventory frequently changes and none of the sites have a standardized layout. Doing that would take more time and resources than are reasonable.

  • Greg89

    Great blog btw

  • pshinn

    anyway you could add 5.56mm, 7.62 x 54mm , .32 and 22-250 ammo?