[]; (function() { var gads = document.createElement('script'); gads.async = true; gads.type = 'text/javascript'; var useSSL = 'https:' == document.location.protocol; gads.src = (useSSL ? 'https:' : 'http:') + '//www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js'; var node = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; node.parentNode.insertBefore(gads, node); })(); What was the average price of decent 5.56x45mm ammunition 12 years ago? - Glock Talk
Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups


Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-21-2012, 19:51   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 633
What was the average price of decent 5.56x45mm ammunition 12 years ago?

I was late to the 5.56x45mm hobby as I only acquired my 1st AR just over 1 year ago.

It seems that decent ammunition (factory new, non-reloads) runs .25 to .32 per.

What was the price for the same back in 2000, out of pure curiosity?

Last edited by Durden; 09-21-2012 at 19:52..
Durden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 20:09   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Brodheadsville, PA
Posts: 781
I got my first AR in about 2002-03 and remember buying 500 rnd cases of xm193 for $89-$99.

Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
CourtCop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 21:04   #3
Platinum Membership
Fear no Evil
NeverMore1701's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Amarillo, Tx
Posts: 35,970
I got a case of 193 for just under $200 in '04 IIRC.
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine
For the last time
NeverMore1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 22:01   #4
CLM Number 101
12131's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: God's Country (Texas)
Posts: 11,115
Yeah, around $3.99/box of 20.
NRA Lifer, GOA Lifer, SAF Lifer
Commie libs, criminals, and sheeple love gun control. It's easier to blame inanimate objects than the killers themselves.
Andrew Cuomo & Michael Bloomberg = Friends of criminals

Politicians and judges who voted for, and supported, Obamacare are traitors to the country!
Con, the first 3 letters in Congress.
UN, the first 2 letters in UNnecessary.
12131 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 22:22   #5
Juris Glocktor
lawman800's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Out the frying pan & into the fire!
Posts: 38,246
Blog Entries: 1
I remember buying boxes of 20 quality FMJ ammo for about $3 per box back in the day, late 90's.
Originally Posted by blueiron:
I've said it before and I'll say it here: they'd look better with lividity.
lawman800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 05:44   #6
Big Bird
NRA Life Member
Big Bird's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 11,273
Yep. I still have a dozen or so 500 round cases of Federal XM193 hanging out that I paid about $89-99 bucks for. I also have a couple of 1,000 round cases of WInchester Q3131 that cost me about $200 IIRC. I've even got a case of IMI 5.56 in the bunker that I paid about $200 for.
Big Bird,

“Est Nulla Via Invia Virute”
Big Bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 09:22   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,142
yes price on 223/5.56 esclated sharply right after we got involved in Afghanistan and more so Iraq. right before leaving for Iraq (2004) I bought a 500 round case of federal for under 100 bucks-that same case of ammo is now around 165.
MajorD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 09:24   #8
CLM Number 185
Federal Member
Glockdude1's Avatar
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Beaumont,Texas
Posts: 28,681

In 2004 I was buying Winchester Q3131 5.56 for $160 per 1000rd's.

"Some People Are Like Slinkies. They're Not Really Good For Anything, But They Bring a Smile To Your Face When Pushed Down The Stairs."
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Last edited by Glockdude1; 09-22-2012 at 09:24..
Glockdude1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 -6. The time now is 10:45.

GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
GT Store

Users Currently Online: 831
232 Members
599 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,867
May 19, 2015 at 1:03