In a bit of disappointing news towards the end of this year, shooters can expect another set of rising ammunition and reloading component costs. Announced via a press release by Vista Outdoors, the umbrella of ammunition brands that the company has within its profile will see a set of ammunition and reloading component price increases in order to offset the rising cost of materials. Furthermore, Vista Outdoors announced that no new primer orders will be accepted until further notice due to such high demand.
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Rising Material Costs Induce Vista Outdoors Ammunition Price Increases
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
While this news isn’t happy news for anyone involved, to put things in perspective what we are looking at for a worst-case scenario is perhaps a six-cent increase for retail priced shotshells (12%) and about a $1.50 increase in price for 1lb of powder (considering a $30 average price per pound). Meanwhile, primers from any of Vista Outdoors’ retailers will not be accepted which is a huge blow to reloaders everywhere especially considering many of us have used up our last reserves of primers probably sometime in 2021. It is unknown if further price increases are coming down the road and it is unclear as of writing how these price increases will impact the rest of the firearms industry on the whole. What are your thoughts? Please let us know down in the comments.