News|Industry News As, it seems ammunition prices seem to be stabilizing and ammunition shelves appear regularly stocked with ammo, we get hit with bad news from Vista Outdoors. Recently, the […]
As, it seems ammunition prices seem to be stabilizing and ammunition shelves appear regularly stocked with ammo, we get hit with bad news from Vista Outdoors. Recently, the company announced through a press release that its ammunition brands would see a price increase. The brands would witness an increase on ammunition and reloading components to offset the raising cost to acquire raw materials. Also, in that press release Vista announced that it will not be taking new primer orders until further notice due to high demand.
The price of ammunition and reloading components will be between 2-12% depending on if it’s ammunition, primers, or powders. Ammunition will be between 2-12% increase. Shotgun ammunition will see the biggest percentage increase of 3-12% depending on selection of ammunition. While primers and powders will see an increase of 5%. The issue that I believe we concern a lot reloaders is the halt of any new orders for primers. Potentially, leaving reloaders with a low primer count between a rock and a hard place moving forward.
The brands that fall under Vista Outdoors and will be affected by this price increase are: CCI, Speer Ammunition, Federal, Hevi-Shot, and Remington.
Below, is the press release from Vista Outdoors in regards to the raising cost of ammunition that consumers will see in 2022.
December 21, 2021
Thank you for your business and for your continued support of American jobs and manufacturing. As we continue to see supply chain constraints and increases in our raw materials, we are increasing our pricing to help offset those rising costs.
Effective 4/1/2022, CCI, Federal, Hevi–Shot, Remington, and SPEER ammunition will take the following price increases:
Primers – 5%
Powder – 5%
Handgun – 2-8%
Rifle – 3-8%
Shotgun – 3-12%
Additionally, due to continued demand, NO new Primer orders will be accepted until further notice.
Unless you notify us to cancel an order, we will reprice all existing and future orders shipped on or after 4/1/2022 to the new prices.
You will receive your finalized price list no later than March 15th, 2022.
Thank you for your continued support of our brands and our American workforce.
Jason R. Vanderbrink
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