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The Four Best Cheap Ammo Buys

Picture shows a black and brown PMC Bronze ammunition box, with five rounds of .380 ACP next to it. cheap ammo

As far as affordable ammunition goes, people tend to go for Winchester USA (White Box) or Remington’s value line, UMC. However, when I search for ammo by price, lowest to highest on Cheaper Than Dirt! website, Winchester White Box and UMC rarely pop up as the cheapest.

I like to shoot as much as possible when I go to the range. In order to keep my costs down, I usually buy the cheapest ammo listed that my range allows. Usually, the cheapest ammo is a full metal jacket practice round. For practice, this is just fine. However, you should always keep a box of high-performance, self-defense rounds for your protection gun. It is important to periodically practice with those rounds; however, on a normal range trip when you’re just punching paper, paying less means shooting more.

I tend to pick guns in calibers where ammo stays relatively cheap and easy to find—.22 Long Rifle, .223 Remington and 9mm. My recent foray into the sub-compact .380s means I have been spending a little more. However, I recently found a reliable round that doesn’t break the bank. For .22 LR, I’ve been able to shoot CCI through rifles and handguns with few malfunctions. TRAJETECH pleasantly surprised me how clean and accurate it is in 9mm and Armscor tops my list in all calibers.

.380 ACP: PMC Bronze

When renting a gun at my range, you must also buy and use their ammo. The last time I went to the range to test .380s, they gave me PMC Bronze—a 90-grain full metal jacket round. It ran solidly without issue through a Cobra Firearms Freedom .380, SIG Sauer P238 and Ruger LCP.

I experienced two fail to fires in the Cobra, but these two malfunctions happened in the first magazine ever run through this brand new gun. I count this as an issue with breaking in the Cobra and not the ammo, as I had zero issues in the SIG and Ruger.

The PMC Bronze was incredibly accurate, as well. The .380 ACP has a lead core and a 90-grain full metal jacket bullet. We did not have a chronograph, so I couldn’t record the performance, but PMC reports 185 ft. lbs. of energy and 938 fps at 25 yards. We were shooting from closer distances than 25 yards.

PMC makes all its own propellants, bullets and cartridge case primers in-house and even 95 percent of assembly is done in-house, as well. PMC uses new brass cases; is boxer-primed, loaded to SAMMI specifications and is completely reloadable.

9mm: Trajectory Technologies TRAJETECH

Trajectory Technologies is new to me and Cheaper Than Dirt! currently offers it in 9mm, 7.62x54R and .223 Remington. I’ve only tried the 9mm. I was afraid I was taking a risk when I purchased it. It is remanufactured ammo—meaning it is loaded into once fired brass. Of course, to reloaders this means nothing. However, if you aren’t the one controlling the reloading process, can you trust it? Sure you can!

Each round in the two boxes was shiny, consistent, and clean as a whistle. I shot the 115-grain full metal jacket through a Glock 26 and it ran like a champ.

.22 Long Rifle: CCI

I have been shooting CCI rimfire for over 10 years and loyally feed my rifles with it. Since we might just have seen the days of super-cheap .22 LR gone forever, CCI remains an affordable option.

I’ve tried Pistol Match, Stinger, Shotshell, AR Tactical, Mini-Mag, Standard Velocity, and Velocitor—all but CCI’s new .22 Quiet.

CCI offers such a wide variety of rimfire for so many different applications that if your gun doesn’t like a particular round, then try another.

CCI isn’t perfect—is any ammo? I’ve had fail to feeds, fail to fires, double feeds and flat out just bad rounds—from the AR Tactical in particular—in my S&W M&P 15-22, but when you count the ratio of malfunctions to good rounds, you are looking at extremely reliable ammunition.

I find Winchester White Box and Fiocchi .22 LR dirtier than CCI. CCI is not as smoky or make my hands as grimy as other rimfire rounds I have tried. I have come to expect a certain quality from CCI and I have received that reliability and consistency with every box. I have successfully run it through a S&W M&P 15-22, a Ruger 10/22, a S&W M&P 22 pistol, a NAA mini revolver, a DMPS AR-15 with .22 conversion kit, a GSG-533, and a SIG Sauer 522.

.22 Magnum and .223 Remington: Armscor

Ever since the big boss gave me a lot of .22 Magnum made by Armscor, the ammo company has been my go-to brand of ammunition for any caliber. Made in the USA, Armscor ammo is polished, has uniform crimps, and is consistent, reliable and clean burning. The variety of guns I have fed Armscor through without issues include the S&W Bodyguard .38 revolver, S&W .22 Magnum revolver, S&W M&P 15-22, Armscor M200 revolver, S&W SD40, Glock 17, Glock 19, Daniel Defense .223 Remington AR-15, various AR-15 home-builds, Kel-Tec SU16C and the Beretta 92.

Armscor carries a full line of centerfire and rimfire handgun and rifle ammo, including shotshells, from practice to self-defense rounds. The company guarantees its product, too. If you are dissatisfied with even one round in the box, Armscor replaces the entire box free. However, I have never been dissatisfied with any of my Armscor purchases.

Before you start hollering, I did not include shotgun shells, as I am not a regular shotgunner. It has been a while since I’ve shot a shotgun and can’t say either way about shells. I would love for you to join the conversation and let me know your favorites.

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  6. Armscor 357mag review

    Pros: cheap & clean enough, easy to shop, doesn’t jam (like Birds N Bullets that shock a bit out of shell … elongate), less kick

    Cons: accurate only to ~27 feet out of a snubby, when others do better @ preferred 33’+ like low kick HSM and of course higher kick Fiocchi

  7. No such thing as cheap ammo anymore these days unless you reload. But that costs more too but the big savings are still there with a little more work.

  8. Hmm.

    Assuming that .22 LR becomes readily available again–and surely it must, the factories are still there–I would say that the best inexpensive plinking/training .22 LR ammunition is CCI Blazers, followed by Federal “Champion” bulk pack. Winchester and Remington bulk pack do not work well in my guns, and I have too many duds with those. I hear other people saying the same thing.

    If I were stockpiling .22 LR ammunition for the Apocalypse, or seriously considering using a .22 LR for self-defense, I would be buying CCI Mini-Mags. They are noticeably more consistent and more accurate than the Blazers and the bulk pack stuff, at least in my guns, and I have far fewer malfunctions with them in my semiauto firearms. I haven’t seen Mini-Mags on store shelves locally since November of 2012, however. Remington “Viper” and “Yellowjacket” hypervelocity rounds are reliable in my guns but never as accurate as the Mini-Mags. CCI Stingers and “Segmented HP” (which I think are the old Quik-Shok design) are very reliable in my guns but likewise appear to give up some accuracy. Winchester “Hi-Speed” copper plated solids and the old Winchester “Dynapoints” are also decent in my guns but hard to find.

    Not so long ago, PMC .22 LR ammunition was being imported into the US. Quality was kind of variable but there was one kind… oh, it came in a yellow box, “Sidewinders?” They were copper plated high velocity solids, and they gave surprisingly good accuracy in a Marlin 39 I was shooting at a range years ago. Does PMC still manufacture .22 LR ammunition? I’d buy more of it if it were available.

  9. I am not sure whether it might me you as mad as it did me, but on one of the blogs and man said one of his friends had several pallets of .22LR and is still buying more. People like this hoarder are making the rest of the people wait in long lines and I can imagine that he will be getting big black market prices for that which is still in short supply. I have three 20 round boxes of 7.62×51 Winchester, note that this is also .308, that I will sell on Ebay, if I can get my grandson to help me. Just bought them at Wal-Mart and they still have very little supply on anything but .45 APC in 50 round boxes, and 20 gauge birdshot.

  10. Goodammo: what you’re talking about is an apparently contrived shortage of ammunition undoubtedly engineered by this Washington administration and their gun grabbers. If the rumors we hear are true; if they can’t get our guns they can do something better to us if we can’t get any ammo. All we can do now is use them for clubs.

    I’ve never intentionally looked for cheap ammo because of what I’ve been told by well meaning and more knowledgeable friends. The instructor at our local range got so desperate last year that he was buying a no name brand in a red orange box at $40 for 100. Since then he’s been able to negotiate a better deal with a local sporting goods outlet, but those expensive no name 22 lrs were too prone not to fire.

    I was warned to stay away from Russian brands: Wolf and another brand who’s name escapes me now. I was told that they burned dirty resulting in more barrel fowling. I’m sure someone who likes them will jump all over me because Turner’s Outdoorsman regularly features them on sale so someone has to be buying them.

    I think it’s best to trust your friends and, like anything else, try just a little the first time and be critical before you make up your mind. I used to buy bricks of 500 to 550 of the major brands when I could get them and it wasn’t unusual to have one out of a box or even two that failed to fire. I feel that’s an acceptable loss. I’m going to try a couple of other brands of 22 lrs like Armscor that has been mentioned here a couple of times. I’ve seen some You-Tube tests that were pretty impressive and if I have good luck I’ll buy more and keep using it. If I have less than a good experience you can bet I’ll let you know, I think we owe that to each other. We have some elitists here who are critical of everything except what they have and think is good but so far I’m happy with My Rock Island 1911 and they’re the folks who made it. Hank

  11. I wonder if you have heard about Bitter root Valley ammunition? I ran into a set-up at the last gunshots selling this brand. I found it to be inexpensive, super good looking, and accurate. The boxes are a chuckle as they don’t have nice plastic injection molding, but rather a thin sheet of Styrofoam with a bunch of holes whittled in them to support the rounds. So I save the racks from the boxes of other ammo and pitch the chincy Styrofoam as they won’t contain the rounds in an orderly fashion. I get the ammo shipped to my door, even 22LR.

    My source tells me that the USG is buying full capacity from as many sources they can as 22’s are replacing other ammo for practice.

    This is known as an artificial shortage, but also a good political tactic, if you know what I mean.

  12. I emailed CCI and told them I had seen a documentary or news article that said they were putting out 4 million rounds a day. What was happening to them? They were nice enought to reply and say they were putting out 3 million rounds a day and that I had to look in MY NEIGHBORS BASEMENT to find some. Got it? Everybody’s HOARDING it.

  13. In central Ky finding .22 ammo is a “hunt” in itself.
    When we find it at Wally world, Dunham’s or Gander Mtn it is usually reasonably priced. But you have to be there on “ammo day” an hour before opening and wait in line.
    Most the guys waiting say it is the same in Louisville and Nashville.
    For our local Wal-marts, you have to be there at 7AM and they might get 5 or 10 boxes.
    Local guns shows…if they have .22…want $75+ for a brick of Remington Golden Bullets, CCI Blazers, or Winchesters.
    Really sad, my kids just got into Project Appleseed before the current ammo “crisis” hit…now we can hardly find the ammo to shoot.
    I actually picked up an air rifle, just so we could plink at cans.
    It is fun, it beats nothing…but not the same.
    Ernie

  14. I bought LOTS of ammo yrs. ago and have LOTS left in cal/s. I shoot. Stacked in game room closet. Handgun, rifle, shotgun (reload 4 this) have Pacific Multi-stage shotshell reloader. Used to shoot Trap & Skeet. Have about 25 bxs.loaded up yet in closet. Ammo prices are insane and its a supply and demand Crappo/they? started. Can’t reload .22’s, but if you–You must reload to shoot alot. Reloading equip. expensive too now, but not back in the day. What it cost me then 4 all I have now is 2X Plus more expensive. Still?–you can reload on a budget and still train and enjoy yourself. Go on Craigs’ List & look 4 stuff in Cal. U want. Amazon sells alot of reloading components, once fired brass cases, etc., etc. Buy cast bullets or cast your own (Wheel weights & bar solder). Scrap sellers have that. Out of the way sporting/shooting stores. Ebay has stuff too. Buy directly, or bid on components. Just some Ideas. Been doing this stuff 4 longer than can remember before Vietnam war. Began 1 reload @ a time in house w/Lee single cart. reloader. Don’t make anymore, but still have. Get passionate and Do It.!

  15. Oh, you’re right Stormy, I have forgotten about mine for that reason. But the fact that they’re advertizing Armscor 36gr hp ammo for $99.59 per brick tells me that at some point we’ll be seeing people trading .22s for fishing rods, golf clubs, tools, or whatever, just to have something useful, and that’s sad. I only wish I’d stocked up on .22 mags now. I have a brand new Winchester model 75, without a mark on it, and less than two boxes of ammo for it, and had wanted to buy another Marlin 783.

  16. Come on guys! Forget about 22’s for a while and dust off your ole Mosin and SKS! 7.62 X 54 and 7.62 X 39 are easy to find, a whole lot more fun to shoot and will keep your skills sharp for your high power and your AR. Be sure to buy some Windex to clean up the corrosive crap when your done.

  17. @ AG (Comment #23) – Given the vast power of the Internet to provide online vendors and customers with instantaneous inventory information within their own infrastructure, and external networking across billions of long-range systems and interconnects combined with advanced software and speedy search engines providing millisecond cross-matching capabilities, instant ordering, instant updates, and finally computerized drop-shipping from any warehouse anywhere that may or may not be their own, I think that makes your assertion truly silly.

    Contrary to your comment, “Online” is actually where one can go to find items in stock because they can’t seem to find them locally. Millions regularly turn to the Internet for just that very reason. The chances of success online are far greater rather than diminished. One of many examples is Amazon around Christmas, where they usually offer whatever it is that you couldn’t find locally, and for much less, and with several millions still pawning for it. That same example applies to the ammo world as well.

    Also just to clarify, I didn’t want to bring up vendor names as a courtesy to CTD and their fine forum here, but some of the vendors I was referring to also run retail outlets along with their “online” sales, and the bottom line is they just don’t have the stock online or in their stores.

    As for it depending on where you live, you’re basing that on your perception of available stock in your local gun shops. However, can you actually confirm this to be a regular and steady occurrence in your area, or could it just be your perception. In reality you may have been lucky after stopping in and unaware that a rare yet highly anticipated shipment had just brought that stock in. I’ve no doubt there are also dominant anti-gun regions that result in very low ammo sales which leave plenty of stock on the shelves. Aside from that most of us, as evidenced in other comments, are at a loss with no real rhyme or reason for this continued shortage.

  18. My experience with Armscor is that it is so underpowered it will not allow a semi-auto 22 rifle to function properly. I have 3 semi-auto 22 rifles, a Ruger 10-22, Springfield 87A, and a Mossberg 715T. Each one would not cycle properly with Armscor. I changed to Remington Golden Bullet 22`s and not one fail to feed, misfire of fail to eject. Armscor is cheap for a reason. It is for single shot rifles and pistols, because by my experience they are the only things that could shoot it at all. I won`t shoot it again.
    Trajectech is reloaded ammo that has been problematic in my circle of firearm friends. A few friends of mine have shot it and apparently Trajectech`s quality control is a little lax because there was no powder in the 9mm ammo my friends were shooting. They had a couple of rounds jam in the barrel because of a lack of powder. Needless to say, they were not happy about it. Bottom line is you get what you pay for.

  19. Oh, and I thought that was too much at the time, but times were better then, and I think we were on a trip, and it was convieniant at the time. I’ve since given away my most accurate scoped single shot, and am down to three bolt actions I can’t scope, and a throw down RG revolver, so I haven’t needed to buy .22 ammo in some time. That’s just sad about the cost, and what people will pay, though.

  20. Damn, Hank. That’s just sad. I pulled two 50 rnd boxes of those same CCI Mini Mag hollow points I have, in the blue translucent boxes, and they were marked $2.19 ea, from Walmart

  21. G-man: I don’t know where you live, but here it’s ridiculous. Our former major local sources: Big-5, Turner’s, Walmart and Bass Pro haven’t had 22 long rifle ammo in any brand at a reasonable price with any regularity for well over a year and a half. Recently I saw a guy at Big 5 pay $32 for a box of 100 CCI long rifle at Big 5 I was buying previously from Bass Pro for about $4. To make matters worse, a few minutes later he came back and bought the second, their last remaining box, for another $32. I don’t know if I should feel sorry for him or hate him.
    Turner’s Outdoorsman is next door to a Mexican restaurant my wife and I like so we go there frequently. After dinner we joke that we should go next door and dust off the empty ammo shelves. Recently they emailed me and said they had bricks of 500 in 36 grain 22 long rifle for $29. That wasn’t quite highway robbery and I work nights so I went for it. I was wrong about when they open and I got there an hour early. There was already a line. I got mine but there were a lot of people behind me that were really pissed because there wasn’t enough to go around.
    Mother Hubbard’s cupboard at Walmart had been bare forever. I go by there from time to time but there’s never any 22 long rifle ammo in the locked cabinet. I’ve heard horror stories of people lining up at three in the afternoon for a hopeful delivery around six and there’s never enough to go around. Pass me on that I stopped waiting in lines when I left the Marine Corps.
    Bass Pro is on my sh-t list too because they’ve been advertising 22 ammo for well over a year that they don’t have and can’t deliver. So far they’re more reasonably priced for what they have but they don’t have the 22’s they’re advertising and they know it. They’re rubbing salt into an open wound. We are so screwed. Hank

  22. It depends on where you live. All 3 of my local gun shops have everything in stock except .380, and every gun show I’ve visited had a big ammo vendor with cases of stock. Of course you’re not going to find it readily online. That’s a silly assertion – you’re competing with several million other people.

  23. I’m not a conspiracy guy but it sure is b.S. that no one ever seems to answer the question we’re all asking here. I asked a salesmen down at sportsman’s and he said it because of the war!!?? I told him the war has scaled down and why wouldn’t the military make their own ammo? This hasn’t been an issue since WWII. He said good question.

  24. This article has sparked an overall question I’ve had recently – I keep hearing (reading) around the Internet comments like, “Well at least the ammo scare is over and we are seeing it come back in stock”. I’ve read variances of this statement and others reply in agreement as if they too are see more ammo. Problem is, I’d like to know where these people are seeing this ammo, because I am not. I’ve had several backorders in with various mainstream online vendors since January of last year and they keep sending me notices that push the dates out 3 months at a time. Now more than a year later these vendors are still unable to fulfill my orders which consisted of .223/5.56 and .22 ammo. As for brick and mortar stores, sure I read about the occasional Walmart score from time to time, but when I go there I see nothing on the shelves. What’s the real climate?

  25. Gwtx: It was under 7 bux for Winchester Wildcat by the brick, and 69 cents per box. They’d run ’em on sale once or twice a year for $5 bux a brick. This is rediculous.

    Clifford: See there, she admits to getting to fire several different guns in one session, now you’re just braggin’, Suzanne. You certainly have an envyous vocation.

  26. I asked the clerk at the local(south TX) Akadamee store if they had gotten any .22 ammo. To my surprise they had some, and it was at the gun desk, not up front. There is still a two box limit. To my further surprise, it was CCI “Velocitor” for under 7 bux for 50rds. I don’t remember what the price was before the panic, but it was what I considered expensive even back then. I like to buy from these stores that haven’t gouged as much as some have during this “created shortage”.

  27. Clifford W. Davis,
    Thank you for your comment and pointing out my discrepancy. It should have been caught before publishing. I have since edited the article.
    You are correct. The Beretta Nano does not come in .380. During that particular day at the range I wrote about, we tried so many guns in four different calibers. I obviously got all my notes mixed up. Lesson learned! One caliber at a time, right?
    With that being said, on a previous trip to the same range while reviewing the Nano, I did have a few issues with Federal White Box 115-grain full metal jacket running smoothly in the Nano. Just for clarification, I have not tried 9mm PMC Bronze in the Beretta Nano. I apologize for the confusion.

  28. Suzanne, I buy guns based on common calibers like you do. It makes sense in the long run. I’ve had a couple of S&W and Ruger handguns for years when .357 was very common ammo, but now seams to be getting rare for some strange reason I don’t know about.

    Obama’s gun control threat really backfired on him when he announced his stupid plan, only to see huge record breaking sales of AR15’s. Folks are worried and preparing for the Feds Marshal Law at some point by buying guns and stocking up huge quantities of ammo, myself included. I’ve stockpiled over 10,000 rounds for my AR15 alone, and would do the same for my .357’s and .45’s if they were available at a reasonable price.

    American made ammo has always been the best in the world, but some new brands are beating us in quality and value like PMC of S. Korea, and Outback of Australia. Competition is always good for the consumer, but hard on American workers wanting a decent wage.

    I think Homeland Security is the real culprit for ammo shortages. They are preparing subversive tactics that don’t bode well for our future.

  29. Just for clarification, ARMSCOR USA is produced here in the good ole U. S. of A. The company, Armscor, is a Phillipine owned and operated company that includes Armscor, Armscor USA, and Rock Island Armory. Armscor first opened up their brand in 1985 when it started operating out of Nevada. Since then, they have grown their brand and opened a new ammunition manufacturing plant in Stevensville, Montana. So, Armscor is a Filipino company, but they also operate production and shipping facilities here in mainland America.

  30. I don’t know where the author of this article lives but 22 long rifle and 9mm are rare as hens teeth in Southern California and priced to compete with gold. I originally bought 22’s because the ammo was cheap and readily available but I’m afraid those days are long gone. We used to go to the range once or twice a week and now it’s once a month if we can find the ammo. Hank

  31. @Fed up:
    Just checked LuckyGunner and I dunno where you’re looking, but boxes of 180gr 308 are less than 28 bucks, and even boxes of 175gr matchking are only 35 bucks.
    Might wanna get off your butt and look a little harder next time:)

  32. Oh, and I haven’t hunted in sixteen years now, but buy nore ammo it seems now, than I ever did while a hunter.

  33. Hey Suzanne, I understand if you’re not a regular shotgunner, but you’re a lucky girl in that you do get to shoot something, whether it’s furnished for an article, or you have to pay for it. I’m not regular at much of anything anymore…….. But at least you’re getting to shoot some, and that’s a positive on so many levels. I’m sure you can appreciate the concerns of the above posts. I actually have bought six guns in the last 14 months, mostly because I have feared losing the right to at some point. There are probably another five or six that I’d like to aquire. With the dozen or so I’ve had all along, there are many mouths to feed, and most are different, so it’s like Fed Up said, I buy occasionally when I can afford to, and store it. It’s a shock to me, what the price of ammo has become. It does seem to be a seller’s market.
    I thought I read last year where Armscor had opened a plant in Idaho or Montana, or somewhere up north. What are they doing, shipping that out of the country, while shipping in stuff made at their Asian plant or something?
    I do buy shotgun ammo, but certainly am not qualified to which is cheap. I don’t buy it regularly enough anymore, and many times will buy the type I want, regardless of cheap price. Gone are the days when I’d buy Federal Field loads in the red box, or Federal Game loads in the blue box for $2.48 each at K-Mart, but I still have a few boxes.
    You are fortunate to have the job you have. Whether folks agree or not, you spern interest, and get to fire off a few rounds in the process. Thanks.

  34. I have read articles by experts and been told by local gunsmiths….NEVER, NEVER USE WINCHESTER WHITE BOX AMMO. I did once in my carry gun, and when opening it for cleaning I found “tons” of brass shavings in the slide and internals. That gun is 12 years old and has spit out thousands of rounds and I have never had that happen with ANY other ammo.

  35. I could link Wikipedia or the Armscor web sites which all state the ammunition is made in the Philippines and distributed in the US but instead I’ll provide the following information from the CTD site itself:

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/AMM-2108

    “Armscor USA Small Arms Ammunition line is one of the largest and most comprehensive in Southeast Asia. The Company offers a wide selection of competitively priced ammunition and components with sales spread throughout the world.”

    Not that it matters too much where it is made, it’s still quality stuff. Just saying – some people get crazy when they think something is made in America and it’s not.

  36. AG,
    Most of the centerfire Armscor ammo sold on Cheaper Than Dirt’s website is made in the U.S.A. It is branded, “Armscor U.S.A.” What caliber do you have that the box states, “Southeast Asia?”

  37. Referring to your comments about the Nano which is a 9mm, I became confused when you mentioned testing .380 ammo. Did you test the 380 ammo in the Nano? Berretta make the Pico which is a 380. If I can use 380 ammo in the Nano, that give me options that I had not considered.

  38. It would be nice if you listed where to buy at what price. Change the Name of the article; 4 best inexpensive ammos for 380…..

  39. I also would like to buy ammo if I could find it. My local sporting goods company has not had anything new in months. I was able to get 3 boxes of .22 ammo in a Walmart about a month ago but 3 is all you could buy. The ammo was 36 grain and only had 40 rounds per box. I haven’t seen or heard of .22 Mag in eons. I can’t find 180 gr .308 any where that isn’t $50.00 a box. I went to a gun show and all the .22 ammo was old and expensive there too. I know that Dirt carries some ammo and other web sites do too but the problem comes to the cost. I see articles written about shooting and ranges but who can afford to shoot like they use to? My .380 is a CCW so I don’t practice shooting the 10 to 20 foot range it’s good for. The truth is if you can buy ammo you store ammo. There are some calibers that are still cheap like .223 and 7.62X39 but the rest is expensive. Things are bad and will remain that way and get worse I am sure.

  40. What is up with .22 and .22 mag ammo?? I bought my wife a new Ruger and now I have to teach her how to throw it like a rock! We can’t find any ammo anywhere. Seems like more people are buying AR-15’s and I’m not seeing a shortage there. Why did this shortage happen all of a sudden?

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