Category: Ammunition

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Decapitated Brass

A reader emailed us with the above photo … Long time reader here, I went shooting on Saturday and this is what happened to me! I was very baffled. it was Hornady Steel Match .308 FMJ fired out of a CETME. I had a couple of hiccups when I first bought my CETME, but [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 07/18/2014

Week 16. A couple of the vendors contacted me today and wanted to pass on that they are seeing a run on ammo right now, likely due to the sanctions that were recently announced. Also given some of the other world events within the past couple of days we may see some [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 07/11/2014

Week 15 (of data). I took last week off to celebrate the 4th with my family–I hope this didn’t impact your thirst for data trending… I think I’ve found a somewhat reliable way to flag entries if they are free of shipping costs, but it is going to [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 06/27/2014

As many of us have noted, ammo prices are pretty stable overall. .22LR is still overpriced. .380 ACP is actually trending down. And most dealers are pretty close in price to one another for a given caliber and lot size. There are some vendors that have generally lower [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 06/20/2014

13th week! The summary article has been submitted and should be live at http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/?p=75836 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 [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 06/13/2014

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 [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 06/06/2014

11th week! Welcome to The Armory! One of you readers suggested it, and it looks like they are the clear winner for the week in terms of lowest priced ammo in almost all categories (sans shipping of course). We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will [Read More…]

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New Cartridge: 458 dropbear

Inspired by the recent introduction of the 45 Raptor, an Australian shooter using the screen name of Quan-Time worked up another bigbore round based on the 308 Winchester case.  The new round is called the 458 dropbear. Quan-Time details the cartridge and the process [Read More…]

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Ammo Subscription Service

A new service promises to deliver uninterrupted, regular supplies of ammunition to subscribers starting in July 2014.  The new service, AmmoReady.com, will initially offer ammo subscriptions for popular handgun calibers. There are several things not yet known.  For [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 05/30/2014

Week 10. My apologies for last week’s issue with the table headers. The problem is related to some annoyances with the content management software–basically it strips out some of the attributes I put in the headers for styling and analytics. If I don’t [Read More…]