.380 ammo doesn't appear to be cheaper than .32

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by jbabbler, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. jbabbler

    jbabbler New Member

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    Dec 27, 2008
    I always heard to buy the .32 over the 380 because the cost of ammo was so much less with .380. I have seen that posted here and on other gun forums and the gun store clerk made a comment about it too. That doesn't appear to be the case at Wally World, Cabellas, D!cks or at the range. Walmart sells the 50rd box of 380 for the same price as the .32 ($19.xx). While this wasn't a huge selling point for me I do wonder where all of this "cheap 380 ammo" is. Has it always been that way or has 380 gone up more than .32 for some reason?
     
  2. heavyvino

    heavyvino New Member

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    Jan 7, 2009
    Re: .380 ammo doesn't appear to be cheaper than .3

    I haven't been able to find cheap ammo in any caliber. Even the .22's are spendy now.
     

  3. jbabbler

    jbabbler New Member

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    Dec 27, 2008
    Re: .380 ammo doesn't appear to be cheaper than .3

    I'm not talking about overall cheap ammo. I'm specifically talking about 380 as compared to 32. I understand that all ammo has gone up but that doesn't mean that they are all the same price now. I can still get 9mm at Walmart for $8.97 per box while a box of 32 or 380 are more than double that amount.
     
  4. Rich62643

    Rich62643 New Member

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    Sep 5, 2006
    Re: .380 ammo doesn't appear to be cheaper than .3

    I bought 3 boxes of Rem .380 at Dicks Sporting Goods yesterday. I believe they were $18.99 per box. Seems kind of pricey, but I had a gift card to use up so................. And they didn't have a lot left.
     
  5. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Active Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Re: .380 ammo doesn't appear to be cheaper than .3

    In the coming months, prices should go back to normal. Right now, I don't doubt that 32 and 380 is about the same. Supply cannot keep up with current demand as Obama fear sweeps the nation. Rumor has it that manufacturers have ramped production but it's gonna take a couple more months before this new ammo hits the shelves. I fully expect 380 to once again be cheaper than 32 once the new shipments arrive.
     
  6. voigts

    voigts New Member

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    Sep 30, 2008
    Re: .380 ammo doesn't appear to be cheaper than .3

    the 100 round boxes of .380 are only $33, so it is a lot cheaper to buy it in boxes of $100.