Seen over Clayton Cramer.: I Hope You Prepared (


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.”

  • 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).

Ammo Prices Set to Rise ‘Substantially’ (

I did ask for 9mm both practice and practice bulk for Christmas.  I guess adding more reloading powder and rifle primers should be included.

And dies for 5.56 and .458 SOCOM for the BiL’s reloads. I have to keep him supplied.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. In line with Biden/Covid/Trumpflation.

    I’ve still got 6 lbs of an 8 lb keg of Bullseye. My local gunmonger has some thousand primer boxes of CCI small pistol primers, for a not stupid price. I’ll pick some up, next time I’m by that way.

  2. Considering the rate of inflation it surprising ammo isn’t more expensive. There are plenty of ammo manufacturers. There are far fewer sources for the components. Especially smokeless powder which is
    not an easy thing to make. Anyone not adequately prepared already is in deep trouble. With wars and the continued rumors of war will only drive the demand for ammo higher and higher.

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