Saturday, February 23, 2013
Ammunition prices continued to be crazy for all calibers.
One seller had 1,000rds of Lake City 62gr 5.56mm loose in a plastic bag for $950. Another place was selling 140rds of 5.56mm in stripper clips for $140. Did find one seller with an unopened box of Winchester 55gr .223 1000rds. When I asked how much, the snotty kid quoted a price just under $27 for a box of 20 or roughly $1,350 for the whole box. Yikes!
9mm was not much better. Remington or Winchester 9mm was about $27 for a box of 50. Same place that had the $1.350 box of .223 had some really off brands and the likes of Federal. Depending upon grain and quantity, price per round fluctuated between 44 cents/round to 54 cents/round.
The only relatively cheap thing for sale at the gun show was the little girl selling Girl Scout cookies for her troop. And they still cost $3.50/box.