5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Crawfish80 » 01 Feb 2013, 22:03

I went on gunbroker yesterday and to my amazement I could find a large quantity of 5.7 x 28 mm ammunition...problem is that it has now reached over $1.00 a round... Oh lord I can not wait for the prices to go back down.

Although this does prove a point. Ammo has been out there, people stocked up, waiting for the second term, and are now making quite a little profit on it!

Oh well, that is capitalism for you!

I will wait for the prices to drop back to a reasonable rate before ordering more.


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Re: Has the world gone mad? $129.95 per box????

Post by blueorison » 17 Mar 2013, 21:35

Keep calm, and enjoy your shooting.

There are many sites that overprice firearm items.

There is no point in getting mad... we all know and share your grief.

There are forums, that literally have 10 posts per day about someone that is raging at ammunition prices.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Rapier1772 » 17 Mar 2013, 21:49

Do we really need a new thread every time someone finds a dealer/auction selling at gawd-awful prices?

We're shooters, we know there is an ammo shortage and we know some people are trying to take major advantage of it. Thanks for the warning about another vendor marking up their ammo but really, we've seen worse this year.
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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by dfloyd57 » 28 Mar 2013, 06:51

Rapier1772 wrote:Do we really need a new thread every time someone finds a dealer/auction selling at gawd-awful prices?

We're shooters, we know there is an ammo shortage and we know some people are trying to take major advantage of it. Thanks for the warning about another vendor marking up their ammo but really, we've seen worse this year.
I, for one, appreciate posts of dealers/sellers "selling at gawd-awful prices". Those dealers/sellers go on my "Do Not Buy From EVER" list.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Rapier1772 » 28 Mar 2013, 07:08

I said new thread, not new post.
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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Michigan Bob » 29 Apr 2013, 19:55

I was actually looking at starting to make ammunition as a side business. Problem is you can't even get the components. Looked into used brass from the military, but by the time the auction was over, it worked out to 5 cents a casing. Not only that, you have to wait at least 60 days after you pay in full while they decide if you are worthy to buy the fired brass.

Anyone else thinking about this? Any ideas? I was hoping to set up a small factory and employ a few folks in town.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Rapier1772 » 30 Apr 2013, 05:22

Elite Ammunition (forum sponsor) is already hitting that road block, have been since last November.

Unless you have your own source for components, getting into the ammo business now is going to be extremely difficult.
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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by fd57 » 30 Apr 2013, 05:26

You'll need your FFL to produce ammunition. So make certain if you go that route you look into the business legality side of things. Insurance, etc.

Components are out there, but you're competing for a finite quantity with an unknown number of opponents. :)

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Post by Michigan Bob » 30 Apr 2013, 07:04

Obviously there are legalities, a class 6 ffl, insurance, fire codes, etc. Got those addressed and an attorney.

I believe you are right, obtaining sources of components is the key. I guess the days of ordering 100K 9mm cases and getting them the next week are over. The other issue I am running into is that even though components are more expensive, everyone expects to pay 25 cents a round for 9mm.

I put up some spare ammunition (my personal stockpile) in a rare caliber on another site at the going rate (10% more than I paid for it) and got nothing but flak and postings of websites that advertised the same thing a little cheaper (but out of stock of course). Tough crowd.

Question is, some of these plants are operating at full capacity, I wonder if subcontracting for them might be an option? In six months I could be making about 500K rounds a month if I had the components. 3K an hour per machine. I have a building and room for at least 6, plus there are a lot of unemployed machinists around here.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Rapier1772 » 30 Apr 2013, 08:14

People selling things for the "going rate" are receiving flak on this board too despite warnings against ad stomping (you know who you are). We try to keep it out of the ads but those people are keeping us on our toes.

Subcontracting for the ridiculously huge gov contracts might be your best option.
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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Michigan Bob » 30 Apr 2013, 08:28

My goal was to make low cost target ammo. Something folks could afford to shoot.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by 500SWfan » 30 Apr 2013, 08:42

Michigan Bob wrote:I guess the days of ordering 100K 9mm cases and getting them the next week are over.

Bob
In fact, Starline's not even taking backorders on common calibers like 9mm and 45 ACP because the demand is so high.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Michigan Bob » 30 Apr 2013, 09:03

500SWfan wrote:
Michigan Bob wrote:I guess the days of ordering 100K 9mm cases and getting them the next week are over.

Bob
In fact, Starline's not even taking backorders on common calibers like 9mm and 45 ACP because the demand is so high.
So I've discovered, and I am not interested in going to China. Guess I'll keep my day job.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by walther99 » 01 May 2013, 22:27

I managed to snag a couple of boxes of SS197's for $30/box....they sold out quickly. I have another shop that's has them for $40/box and they're not selling out.

The American Eagle FMJs are readily available at several of my local shops for $30/box.

I went to a gun show and someone had several boxes of SS195LFs...they were wanting $45/box. One clown had two boxes of SS198LF's and wanted $175/box....

Say what you want but it looks like demand is starting to soften up a bit.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by Jim300 » 02 May 2013, 12:35

My LGS has several boxes of 5.7 at $24 per box, limit 2 boxes per day. I have about 1500 rounds now. Don't really want to give away my honey hole, but do want to pass on that there is hope and supplies may be starting to return. They have been limiting boxes of ammo to spread the ammo to everyone, today they were selling a case of 1000 federal .556 for $479. The ammo supplies may be returning. When I see bricks of .22 I will know the ammo drought has ended.

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by clics » 03 May 2013, 01:04

Jim300 wrote:My LGS has several boxes of 5.7 at $24 per box, limit 2 boxes per day. I have about 1500 rounds now. Don't really want to give away my honey hole, but do want to pass on that there is hope and supplies may be starting to return. They have been limiting boxes of ammo to spread the ammo to everyone, today they were selling a case of 1000 federal .556 for $479. The ammo supplies may be returning. When I see bricks of .22 I will know the ammo drought has ended.

Hey Jim300, What's the name of your LGS? Do they still have stock? Do they ship?

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Re: 5.7x28 Ammunition Price List

Post by rrudo74901 » 03 May 2013, 04:54

Rifle gear has FN SS197 in stock now. But at $1.00 a round for a 500 round lot.

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