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Ammo Price Differences

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I've always wondered why subsonic ammo costs more than high velocity ammo.
I bought some federal HV ammo the other day for about 7 buck a brick. The next day, I bought some subsonic ammo for 15 bucks a brick.

Prolly a dumb question but it's always made me wonder.
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in your case it may be due to the amount sold and also brand. kinda strange its double in price.

subsonics here are slightly dearer (approx 10% for cci) but they are proberly more commanly used here than in the US.
 

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Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. The only place I can find around here to get it is gun shows and that's once a month. I usually buy out what they've got. 15 buck for 500 rnds is still cheaper than centerfire.
Don't quote me on it but I think the ammo was agulia SE or something.
 

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I shoot most of my ammo through several 10/22s.
I am not really looking for accuracy in subsonic ammo, just for the reduced noise.

Another question, What's the cheapest subsonic ammo available?
 

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Pdwight said:
Also most subsonic ammo is more consistant, this means better inspection when its manufactured..
i would disagree. subsonic rounds are no better or worse than their high velocity versions. don't confuse subsonic rounds (800-950fps ussually) with target ammo (~1040fps). target ammo may be subsonic but is made for accuracy (hence the larger price) not for its subsonic properties.
 
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