[We have an updated infographic for 2022 Ammo Prices! Click to see how the market has changed. Best of luck out there and be sure to check out our selection of AR-15 uppers and AR-15 rifles before you go!]
Since March of 2020, the ammunition industry has experienced a dramatic rise in demand and subsequent ammo shortage that rivals anything most anything gun owners have seen in their lifetime. A combination of fear over Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, civil unrest, over 8 million new gun owners, growth of the hunting industry, and the presidential election fueled consumer desire for food for their rifles and strained ammo manufacturer's facilities and supply chains. As 2020 concluded, it became clear that the ammo shortage would continue well into 2021 and prices for popular calibers would continue to rise. Take a look at our infographic to see the cheapest price per round you can expect to pay in 2021 and the percent change from typical 2019 prices.
While many of us are still frustrated with the higher ammo prices, it is still encouraging to see that prices have gone down since the last time we did this chart during the peak of Covid-19.
We hope you learned a lot from this infographic and are better equipped to navigate the treacherous waters of ammo hunting in 2021. Leave a comment about which ammo price surprised you the most and check out our helpful guides like Guide to 450 Bushmaster and AR Pistols.