Back to Blog
Remember how I told you that Vista Outdoors has raised their prices on all their product lines by 5%-20% effective April 1, 2022? If not, click HERE to watch a previous Vlog post of mine from 03/21/2022.
To recap, Vista Outdoors is a company that owns CCI, Blazer, Speer, Remington, Federal, Hevi-Shot, and Estate. Those are just the ammo brands they own. Vista Outdoors announced in December of 2021 that significant price increases would be coming effective April 1, 2022 and cited their inability to source RAW MATERIALS as the reason for the price increase. They also announced that they were no longer selling primers to the reloading market until they got their production issues for the own product lines under control.
Tilson Defense is absolutely smoking these prices, because I saw the writing on the wall, and bought in bulk before the inevitable price hikes came about; which means better deals for YOU.
Shown below are screenshots taken from Remington and CCI's website showing their new, higher prices as of 04-17-2022. Pay special attention to the prices on the ammunition that is aluminum or steel cased. For those of you who don't know, MOST ammunition use brass casings. Brass is the standard. Brass casings can also be reused many times over by people who reload (make their own ammunition). Steel or aluminum casings CANNOT be reused to reload ammo. I point this out, because my jaw hit the floor when I saw a 50rd box of aluminum cased .40 S&W FMJ ammo listed for $27.99. I could maybe stomach that price if it was brass cased, but definitely not aluminum.
As of right now, I can beat Remington and CCI's prices with ease. The problem is, is at some point I'm going to have to order more ammo and the prices will be higher. I make posts like this one for two reasons. 1) I want my customers to be informed as to where the market is at so you know what to expect now and in the future. You wouldn't believe the amount of deer hunters who called me a day or two before they were going to go out hunting asking me for Winchester 350 Legend 180gr loads only to find out it was $50/box. 2) I want to convey to you guys that I'm doing my absolute best to invest wisely in my inventory so that way YOU get great deals on ammunition as often as possible.