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Cheapest Ammo Prices by Caliber Infographic [Updated 2020 Price per Round]

Cheapest Ammo Prices by Caliber Infographic [Updated 2020 Price per Round]
October 23, 2020 Edited April 15, 2024 50234 view(s)
Cheapest Ammo Prices by Caliber Infographic [Updated 2020 Price per Round]

Ammo Prices

Different caliber bullets lined up with a white background

Since the world changed drastically in March, ammunition has been in short supply. As the demand for ammo increased due to stockpiling and the many new gun owners, manufacturing slowed due to lockdowns, work restrictions, and material shortages. Primers in particular have been in shortest supply, causing popular ammunition prices to skyrocket.


comparison chart for different ammo types and ammo prices

display of multiple caliber types along with the ammo price that corresponds


While popular self-defense calibers like 5.56, .223, and 9mm have doubled in price per round, surprisingly not all ammunition have increased in price. Many hunting rounds such as .308 and .450 Bushmaster have even gone down in price. Check out some of our newest blog posts about 50 Beowulf, 6.5 Grendel vs. 308, and AR10 vs. AR15.

We have an updated infographic for 2021 Ammo Prices! Click to see how the market has changed from October. Best of luck out there and be sure to check out our selection of AR-15 uppers and AR-15 rifles before you go!


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October 23, 2020
What about pricing changes on 6.8spc?
October 23, 2020
Keep a look out for n updated infographic we will be adding more calibers to the next one.
Richmond Dugger
October 23, 2020
Nice website. I’m new to area and will stop by to see your place soon.
October 23, 2020
Would love to have you
Danny Looper
October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020
Thanks for reading Danny hope you check out more of our amazing content.
Glenn West
October 26, 2020
How about a inexpensive 22lr upper.
Aaron Prill
October 28, 2020
The stores near me are charging about $3 more per box of 308 than they were last year and 450 has almost doubled. I was paying about $28 for Hornady, now its about $45. I've seen 7.62x39 go from about $7.50 per box to $10 in stores and from about $5 to $8 online. The only 300aac I could find was up by a few dollars and the only 9mm I found was Hornady xtp and priced normally. The other rounds I haven't seen in stores, so I can't comment on, except 350 legend. Most stores I go into have cases of it collecting dust. They can't move the stuff so a price drop is to be expected. This is what happens when consumers get wise to Winchester's false advertising regarding the performance, or lack there of, of that round.
October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020
Almost any magazine that is for the AR-10 will suffice. We recommend using steel (or aluminum). Hint, the same magazine can be used for the 308 and 6.5 Creedmoor. So if you find a 308 magazine, it can be used for the 243 rounds as well. Hope this was helpful Ron.
Mark Sr
November 14, 2020
Very cool info! Just picked up some ammo on OpticsPlanet and it was only 3cents higher then this list !! Nice !!
Brian Jones
December 4, 2020
Don't know if you sell ammo? I searched, but no luck.
December 4, 2020
Unfortunately we do not. Good luck out there Brian.
Luis Godoy
December 10, 2020
Thanks for the Ammo Price chart! Very useful when looking for my next build. Will it be updated every so often?
February 5, 2021
We will do so soon look out for it.
February 10, 2021
22 wmr cant find anywhere so no price available ?
March 3, 2021
What is the difference between the original BCG & the upgrade you are offering. Are there problems with my .223 -5.56 wylde ?
March 3, 2021
Hey Brian, the upgrade includes a new BCG and Upper Receiver design to accommodate our newly designed side charging handle. Many people loved Gen-1 handles, however, we wanted to offer an upgrade program at a discounted price to help those who weren't happy with the Gen-1 design or simply like the Gen-2 better. There's no need to upgrade if you're happy with what you've got. Check out our YouTube channel for a more detailed explanation of the differences
Justin Maddox
March 16, 2021
Hello. Is the “guarantee for moa on 16” barrels or longer with match Ammo & proper shooting techniques” still valid? I checked many of your 16” barrels & longer listings and only found 2 listings that had that written in them. I’ve also asked this question on several of your different blogs 9 days ago but cannot see my questions in any of your comments sections? This is a simple question that hopefully BCA employees can answer. Thanks Justin
March 17, 2021
Yes they are still valid. If you run into any issues please email out customer service directly.
Kory White
October 18, 2021
I built a beautiful 458socom thanks to you guys last year, but am unable to find any ammo,, maybe due to the fact that I live in Komifornia.
James Kittock
November 24, 2021
Do you carry any 5.7x28
November 29, 2021
No we do not at the moment.
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