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Factory ammo $ per country

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kiwiG, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. kiwiG

    kiwiG Member

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    Hi Guys. On another thread someone from Britain mentioned the cost of factory ammo over there. I submit for your information and comparison the prices here in New Zealand. Please note that 1oz or less is mandatory down here. Budget 1oz loads purchased from factory (or agent) $NZ 85 per 250 (near enough $US60). Premium 1oz shells from factory or agent $NZ 115 per 250 (near enough $US80). To buy retail from a sports/firearms store add 50%. Just out of interest, how much do shells cost where you are at? Kind Regards-Graham.
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Graham, here in the US you really can't buy directly from a factory; there is a distributor or like in the chain. Clubs are often able to deal with them and as a spring-of-the-year deal, shooters pay something like you do from the factory by fairing-in on the club buy, or may do fractionally better than you describe.

    Later, the markup is nothing like 50%, more like half that or less, even if you just buy a box or two, with volume discounts besides if you came in late on the "buy."

    There's no difference between shot weights. Skeet shooters, in fact, seem to pay some kind of inverse tariff; the less the shot, the more it costs. It confounds economists, but then shooting does too, doesn't it?

    Neil
     
  3. kiwiG

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    Hi Neil, You are certainly correct about shooting confounding economists...here reloading is more expensive than premium shells (in 12g anyways)...go figure. Cheers-Graham.
     
  4. kiwiG

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    What? No input from our Australian, Canadian or European friends? I guess the Sth African posters might be a little busy with the World DTL Champs there this week. Kind Regards-Graham.
     
  5. trinketshooter

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    AA and STS 12 gauge for $71.99 in Omaha, Nebraska. Neil
     
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