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Pricey Bullets: 5 Most Expensive Ammo Calibers
19FortyFive ^ | 3/1/2021 | Peter Suciu

Posted on 03/01/2021 7:16:53 AM PST by Onthebrink

Of course, nothing comes close to the cost of a single shell used for the cannon originally designed for the U.S. Navy’s USS Zumwalt, which came in at an estimated $800,000 each and made the gun too expensive to operate. However, there still some are calibers that are so expensive that shooters may want to think twice before ever squeezing the trigger. When shooting these rounds you can expect that it will be a costly day at the range. (Note: many of the prices below could be much higher due to what seem like regional price increases due to the ammo shortage the U.S. is seeing.)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; blogpimp; clickbait; geewhiz; guns; military; readtheresthere; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/01/2021 7:16:53 AM PST by Onthebrink
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To: Onthebrink

Looks like click bait.


2 posted on 03/01/2021 7:19:22 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Because it is.


3 posted on 03/01/2021 7:20:05 AM PST by real saxophonist (The mouse doesn't understand why the cheese is free.)
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To: Onthebrink

How about a Davy Crockett?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_%28nuclear_device%29


4 posted on 03/01/2021 7:20:12 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Dems: We cheated fair and square!!!)
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To: Onthebrink

And I thought 22LR at .40 cents around is asinine !


5 posted on 03/01/2021 7:20:37 AM PST by maddog55 ((the only thing systemic in America is the left's hatred of it!))
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To: Onthebrink

Every round I shot was extraordinarily expensive this weekend but, worth every penny


6 posted on 03/01/2021 7:20:45 AM PST by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

Yeah, I could use one of those.


7 posted on 03/01/2021 7:22:09 AM PST by BipolarBob (Biden/Harris - the regime our Founding fathers warned us about.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Why do you care?


8 posted on 03/01/2021 7:23:05 AM PST by G Larry (Authority is vested in those to whom it applies.)
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To: Onthebrink
9mm 124gr hardball I bought less than a year ago was $280 for 1K rounds, shipped.

Hornady 208gr 300BLK SS A-Max, which I thought was steep at a buck a around is now $4.25 per shot.

Crazy. And not in a good way.

9 posted on 03/01/2021 7:23:38 AM PST by Joe Brower ("Might we not live in a nobler dream than this?" -- John Ruskin)
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To: G Larry

Why do you assume I care? I didn’t click on it.


10 posted on 03/01/2021 7:24:19 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Onthebrink

Well, at least now the Freeper Christmas list can be completed.


11 posted on 03/01/2021 7:28:45 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Joe Brower
I just paid $300 + tax for a case of 9mm 115 gr target ammo. 2 boxes out the door, $636. In 2019, I was buying buckets of 350 rds for $89 for the same spec ammo.
12 posted on 03/01/2021 7:32:25 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Onthebrink

Any non-military caliber will be expensive - if you can even find them. For instance, calibers like .38 Special and .380 Auto are ridiculous.


13 posted on 03/01/2021 7:34:47 AM PST by eastexsteve
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To: Onthebrink

I used to pressure test housings for an ROV using
a modified round for a 16” gun at the NPS in Monterey.


14 posted on 03/01/2021 7:39:03 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: Myrddin

Would love it if you could share where you’re getting 9mm for $300 a case / 1000.


15 posted on 03/01/2021 7:43:09 AM PST by Trinity5
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To: Onthebrink

The .88 Magnum...it goes through schools.


16 posted on 03/01/2021 7:46:24 AM PST by T.B. Yoits
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To: Trinity5

yes, we would


17 posted on 03/01/2021 7:49:09 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Onthebrink; MinuteGal

$1.85 / round for 30-06 Garand ammo.

And I got a good deal.

I’ll use as few as possible to set the sights, then remember that every squeeze of the trigger costs $1.85.

I always thought joining a bowling league would be cheaper.

But not as much fun.


18 posted on 03/01/2021 7:55:46 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler ("NUTS!!!")
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To: maddog55

Lucky me! I recently opened a stored box and found three boxes of Federal .22, 500 count each, in it! I must have bought them back in the 1980s.

And for years in the 2008-now I could not find .22s.


19 posted on 03/01/2021 8:16:45 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ((Democrats have declared us to be THE OBSOLETE MAN in the Twilight Zone.))
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To: Onthebrink
I remember buying caseloads in 2002, by the pallet, of 5.56mm NATO for 7¢/rnd, and .308 (7.62x51) for 14-16¢/rnd, and .45ACP for 18¢/rnd. I still have some of those receipts in the firearms' files. It was shipped by common carrier to my business, I'd unload with a forklift and Family and friends would divvy it up with me. Long gone day and years...
20 posted on 03/01/2021 8:49:35 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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