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I have been watching online auctions for WSM ammo and I cannot believe the prices.  I have to assume ammo makers are not making a lot of it anymore, because people complain they can't find it anywhere.  I have a .325 WSM I bought a while back and stocked up on ammo 10 or so years ago.  I thought $40 a box was a lot back then.  Today I saw 2 boxes of Winchester 200 grain Accubond ammo sell for $300.

Either that ammo has gotten really expensive to make, or the supply available is very low.

I've noticed all calibers of WSM ammo have become very expensive and scarce as well.  This doesn't bode well for the future of the shooting sports.

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The most expensive part of a cartridge is the (brass) case, which is reusable.  At those prices, I would think owners of WSM could recoup reloading equipment costs pretty quickly. 

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I reload my 325 WSM ammo, but even the components have gone way up in price.  Still reloading it a $3 a round still beats buying it for $7.50 a round.
How is it still costing you that much? Cases?

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It doesn’t get shot much but my 358-300wsm isn’t bad to shoot. I bought a few hundred cases of 300wsm that have been fire formed and I shoot the same 225 Barnes ttsx’s that I have a couple thousand of that I got on sale for about 1.00$ a bullet. I load it with vargett, although I have a bunch of it vargett is one of the few powders I have been seeing.


Any wsm is a reloaders only game now do to reduced popularity.


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2 hours ago, dbHunterNY said:

How is it still costing you that much? Cases?

No, cases I have after I shoot the factory ammo.  But powder, primers and Barnes TTSX bullets have increased in price quite a bit.

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Sadly this is worth about a grand now… possibly the best investment Iv ever made.  At least when an elk hunt happens in my future I’ll be ready. 
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Used to have a .325WSM and loaded the 200 grain Accubond ahead of a bunch of H4350. Was a great load. Can’t recall shooting a deer with it, but did shoot my first black bear with it. Kinda miss that rifle. Might still have some of those bullets left.


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