- Category: Gun and Ammo News
- Published: Thursday, 05 September 2013 15:53
- Written by Jason
We have had a ton of requests and questions about the Ammo shortage and pricing.
As of now, ammunition prices went up around 10%. This isn't a crazy amount. A box of 22 that was $18.89 is now around $21.00. This is a common thing to happen. In the 80's you could have bought a box of 22 ammo for under $10.00.
The problem comes in when you add capitalism to the equation. There are a lot of people that are now raking in money because of the shortage and the willingness of the consumer to spend more than it is worth to buy it. It always comes back down, but we are in the middle of that frenzy.
Look at Elmo... When he came out multiple years ago, people were selling them on E-bay for Ridiculous amounts. Twinkies were being frozen a year ago, Xbox has caused a stir multiple times, Movies are common to create a line to be the first to see it. Like Elmo, Xbox, Movies or Twinkies... This too will pass.
We have seen an increase in availability for some calibers. 223 and 7.62x39 have been easier to get the last month. 9, 40 and 45 are becoming more readily available. While 38, 357, and rimfire have been extremely difficult.
Some light at the end of the Ammunition tunnel, but not much. I will keep you posted on the Ammo Update page.