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What was the average price of decent 5.56x45mm ammunition 12 years ago?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Durden, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Durden


    Oct 5, 2010
    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: Sep 21, 2012
  2. CourtCop

    CourtCop Millennium Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Brodheadsville, PA
    I got my first AR in about 2002-03 and remember buying 500 rnd cases of xm193 for $89-$99.

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  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    I got a case of 193 for just under $200 in '04 IIRC.
  4. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
  5. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I remember buying boxes of 20 quality FMJ ammo for about $3 per box back in the day, late 90's.
  6. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    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.
  7. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    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.
  8. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    In 2004 I was buying Winchester Q3131 5.56 for $160 per 1000rd's.

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012