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Why is 10mm so expensive?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by clogspecialist, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

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    I understand that the 10mm auto is sort of "rare" or exotic, but even though not many handguns are chambered for it, it should not be $33 a box of 50! the lowest ive ever gotten it was about a year ago.... CCI blazer (aluminum case) 200gr fmj going 1050fps. at that time the cost was $24 a box of 50, now that same box is about $30. not to mention self defense/hunting ammo can be as much as $40 a box of 20! thats just wallet rape. anyways because of these prices i havent been able to shoot my glock that much. have only had it for a year and only 400rds down the pipe, 100 of those being cci blazer, the rest being crappy (but accurate) federal american eagle (dirtiest ammo i have ever experienced). so i am highly considering getting into reloading. will ammo prices ever go back down, or will the current copper costs and value of the dollar going down continue to negatively effect the prices of basic bang bang?
     
  2. PrecisionRifleman

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    Your simply not buying it at the right place. Check around online, but if you really want full power ammo at reasonable prices start handloading.
     


  3. Tiro Fijo

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    Ammo prices have NEVER gone back to where they were in history. Has a Big Mac? An auto? Historically speaking, ammo is cheaper today than in the 1800's relative to buying power. Example: the average monthly wage in the 1870's was about $20 and 1,000 rds. of Win. 44-40 cost $40 or better, i.e., TWO months entire salary. Besides, you will never be able to be a good shot shooting only factory fodder. You'll go broke first. Reloading saves money AND you can make better ammo. :wavey:
     
  4. PrecisionRifleman

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    Very true. Factory ammo is far to expensive to really be able to spent time with your weapon like you should in order to become really proficient with it.
     
  5. MinnesnowtaWild

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    Judging by all your frustrated posts about your G20 (grips too big, ammo too expensive) you should consider selling it or trading it for a different gun.
     
  6. LASTRESORT20

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  7. Wonder140

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    For SD ammo, go Underwood. I personally use their ammo for range days too. Great price, fantastic power.

    I saw on palmetto armory that they have some stuff for 17-18 bucks a box of 50. Probably not a hot round but if you want cheap ammo, there you go.

    Problem solved.
     
  8. fredj338

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    You'll not see a lot of drop in ammo prices because the copper & lead goes down a bit. The increases are as much a part of the high fuel prices that affect everything & the falling dollar as the raw mat'l.
    You answered your own question, the 10mm is a cult cartridge w/ few guns being made for it. A good round for sure, but so is the 41mag, price ammo for that bad boy! It's always about supply & demand & there just isn't that much deman for 10mm ammo to justify breakign down commercial equip & running off small batches, so it's expensive. Priced 25acp lately?:dunno: Yeah, 10mm, like any of the magnum rounds, is a handloaders prop if you want the best performance & cheapest cost.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  9. K1500

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    Hmmmm...BVAC works out to around $19 per box at CTD.
     
  10. English

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    10mm is priced high so that only a better quality of people use it.

    Either that or it is supply and demand but that would be a boring explanation.

    English
     
  11. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

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    I THINK YOU HAVE SHOWED ME THE LIGHT!

    but seriously these are very good prices, and the reviews show nothing but excellence. As long as they dont get backed up for months like Reed's ammo, i will be ordering from this company for a while. i also like that this ammunition isnt "watered down" like the rest of the factory ammo available.
     
  12. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

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  13. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

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    If i could magically swap my regular G20 for a 20SF i definently would, although there couldnt be very much of a difference in grip size, might be enough to make my accuracy a WEE bit better
     
  14. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    if your accuracy is being handicapped by that grip, then it's time for a new gun. Even if it's in a smaller caliber. Using caliber as a substitute for skill may land you in a whole world of hurt if god forbid you ever have to use that firearm to protect yourself.
     
  15. clogspecialist

    clogspecialist 10-head

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    One of the reasons i went with a glock is because of affordability, in the same price range my only other considered firearm in the price range would be a ruger gp100, or maybe a cheapo 1911-which i shoot best
     
  16. Wonder140

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    I have the 20sf. I held both before I purchased it. The 20sf was a big difference imo. The 20 feels like a 2x4 in my hand while the 20sf feels just right. If the 20 is to big, others are right, you will not shoot it properly and your accuracy will suffer.

    In any event, your price complaint was handled.
     
  17. Roering

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    Sounds to me like a certain someone didn't think their firearm purchase through very carefully Hmmmmm?
     
  18. PrecisionRifleman

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    The 20sf grip is quite a bit smaller than the regular g20. If Glock didn't make the SF I would have sadly not been able to own a 10mm Glock. The difference for me is significant.

    Edit : honestly if your not happy with it sell it. Us 10 ringers love the 10mm, and none of us want bad publicity for the round since we all want to see the popularity grow. Just like any other firearm its not for everyone. Sell the thing and try an SF model or get a 9mm. That should solve your complaints.

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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012