The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > General Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 8, 2023, 02:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: December 6, 2014
Posts: 6,440
Ammo, powder increases coming

Saw this on another gun forum:

From Newsweek:
Vista Outdoor, a parent company to many firearms businesses, told Newsweek that it will substantially increase its ammunition prices due to "an anticipated global shortage of gunpowder."
The Minnesota-based company confirmed the authenticity of a December 1 letter sent to customers that it would go ahead with an across-the-board increase of its ammunition and gunpowder prices on January 1.

"Due to world events our suppliers have notified us of unprecedented demand for and an anticipated global shortage of gunpowder, and thus has increased our prices substantially," Vice President of Sales, Sporting Products Brett Nelson said in the letter. "We must therefore raise our pricing to help offset those increases."

Companies that will increase their prices include Remington, Alliant Powder, CCI, Federal, SEVI-Shot and Speer. The following increases include:

Shotshell: 1-7 percent
Rifle: 1-7 percent
Handgun: 1-5 percent
22LR/Shorts: 1-5 percent
WMR/HMR: 1-7 percent
Primers: 5 percent
Alliant Powder: 10 percent (limited availability).

It is all Vista. I am sure, besides profit, two major war zones and a host of gov't agencies buying up millions of rounds have made scarcities a realty. Stock up when and while you can
"I believe that people have a right to decide their own destinies; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only so long as) individual citizens give it a 'temporary license to exist'—in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy, you own the government—it doesn't own you."- Frank Zappa
FITASC is offline  
Old December 8, 2023, 09:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: April 28, 2001
Location: CA
Posts: 1,757
While this is a concern, the price of primers seems to be what is most limiting.
rc is offline  
Old December 9, 2023, 05:23 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 1,411
Tongue-in-cheek I might ask what you buy regularly that you don't expect a 1 to 7% increase for in the next year.

The government is trying to get inflation "down to 2 percent". Which sort of implies everything is going up more than that until they succeed.
All data is flawed, some just less so.
ballardw is offline  
Old December 9, 2023, 09:39 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: April 28, 2001
Location: CA
Posts: 1,757
All the endless spending is going to continue the erosion of the dollar. It's basic economics.
rc is offline  
Old December 10, 2023, 08:51 PM   #5
Join Date: December 10, 2023
Posts: 24
I’ve been watching smokeless powder prices closely as of late. Smokeless powder prices have started coming down very recently.
snoeproe is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2021 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Page generated in 0.03648 seconds with 10 queries