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just got raped at Wal-Mart

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I had to pick a few things up at Wal-Mart, and I swung by the sporting goods counter to pick up some .357 magnum. Yes, I reload it, but I need it for tomorrow and I don't have enough stocked up right now. Before I started reloading it a few months ago, the Remington UMC 125-grain JSP was about $12 a box at my local gun shop. I was on my way home, and the total of what all I bought popped into my head, and for some reason seemed a bit high. I got home, checked the receipt....... $18 for that box of ammo :shock: . I knew there was a reason I didn't buy that stuff there.
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That's a hard lesson to relearn. Sort of reminds me of the time I went to a golf resort (through work) and forgot my sunscreen. $7 for a tiny bottle! I'm still bitter about that one but at least I'm not burnt. Well, you know what I mean.
Prices on ammo have jumped in the last few months. Reloading supplies are going up also. I'd been buying primers at $2 a hundred and powder for around $15.50 a pound. Last week primers were up to $2.50 and powder was $19.95. Bullet prices are running up also, lead or jacketed.

I gotta hit the next gun show and pick up a bunch of stuff. Hopefully I'll find somebody who's got stuff they don't want to take back home and pick it up cheap.

The price of copper has gone up, so brass is naturally going to increase as a direct result. Maybe if more people recycle the prices of ammunition could drop back down?
Lead has taken a jump also. I might have to buy me some molds and make em from wheel weights. I've got a couple hundred lbs here at the shop and a freind who owns a tire store told me to replace his buckets and he'll give me five 5gal buckets full.
Now if I just figure this stuff out.....

That is about going rate at most places for jacketed bullets, especially 125 gr. 158 gr lead commonly runs in the $16+ range anyplace I recall seeing it. Ammo and component prices have gone up quite a bit in the past couple of months, shotgunners have seen this for a much longer time span.
Check out current factory rifle ammo prices---I :oops: :oops: :evil: :evil: I pat my RCBS every time I walk by :wink:
I'd reload even if there wasn't a savings - but I understand.

I went to the range a few months back - and forgot to bring some .44 mag with me - so I bought a box. I think it was $26 ..... and all because I was too lazy to run home and get a box ( still frosts my butt though ..).
I received the newest Shooting booklet from Cabela's on Friday. On the inside of the first page, there was a yellow box that measured about 3 X 3. They were appoligizing(sp?) for increases and giving the reasons. There was the final line that all prices were subject to change also.

100 count box of 125 gr. SJHP .357 Magnums from Remington use to cost $31, now it's $34.
NEVER buy ammo from walmart! It's to cheap! :evil:
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