Category: Ammunition

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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…]

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Ammo Prices: 05/23/2014

Week nine! I know looking at all this data is just too much work for some of you :), so this week’s new feature is a summary table of the best prices by lot sizes for caliber. The vendor’s name is linked to the ammo page. It looks like LAX Ammunition is [Read More…]

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On the .300 AAC Blackout

As a suppressor guy, I am an unashamed fan and early cheerleader of the .300 AAC Blackout. Major Pandemic at All Outdoor is not convinced … OK, so I feel like the guy in the room who doesn’t get the joke. Why was that funny, or, in this case, why is everyone [Read More…]

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See How .22LR Ammo is Made

Outdoor Channel went to CCI in Idaho to show how .22LR ammo is made. They make 4 million rounds a day. Sounds like a lot. But when you see that one pallet is only 250k rounds, then that means  they only make 16 pallets a day. It isn’t that much when you start [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 05/16/2014

Week eight! Interesting to note that this week, bulk pistol ammo is trending down from previous prices at vendors. Only a couple of vendors have increased. SG Ammo is showing the lowest of the week for 3 types of rifle ammo (in 500 round lots). Bang It Ammo is showing [Read More…]

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.223 Casing Chess Set

From a small company called Old World Collectibles and Creations comes the ultimate in recycled brass.  A chess set made entirely of used .223 brass.  Using both brass and steel cases, it creates a visually striking juxtaposition between the different cases.  From [Read More…]

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Ammo Prices: 05/09/2014

Seventh week! Again, there are a lot more vendors selling .22LR this week. Most are still at $0.13/rd (or less; which I realize is still hideous). You 300 BLK people need to get some more vendors on board–that stuff is sparse in bulk. I may get the opportunity to [Read More…]

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