Winchester Announces Price Increases for Ammo, Including Backorders

Pro shooter Dania Vizzi. (Photo: Winchester)

Winchester announced this week that ammo prices are set to rise starting May 1, 2021.

The hike in price will affect all “pack sizes, sub-brands, and special make-ups.” It will also affect all shipments, including those on backorder that are sent on or after that May 1st roll-out date.

Purchasers who do not want to pay the new prices need to contact Winchester to cancel their existing orders.

See details below:

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  • LEON G KENOBBIE May 10, 2021, 3:11 pm
  • LEON G KENOBBIE May 10, 2021, 2:56 pm

    It appears one more company is jumping onto the Covid excuse bandwagon. I have called a few of the manufacturers, and they say they are working 24/7 to produce the need for the demand.
    We all believe in capitalism as that is what this country is built on; however, we see CV19 as the excuse for most all negative responses from every economic station. We have all seen what happens with price increases; they never go down…unless one stops buying into the spewed rhetoric.
    As with everything we have seen since 2008, the middle man has fewer choices for entertainment. Trap, skeet, SC’s, and paper bunching was the extent of my fun. As long as the rich continue to buy the ammo, the middle man can pony up or stop shooting!

    If they can’t take our guns, they will take our ammo!

  • George Nader March 28, 2021, 2:00 pm

    Keep panic buying and hoarding and then complain about the lack of availability and rising prices when you are the cause of current prices and policies.
    Amazing stupidity and you wonder why some animals eat their young……………….

    • LEON G KENOBBIE May 10, 2021, 2:57 pm

      Well said!

  • Jon March 26, 2021, 6:25 pm

    Guess I won’t be buying Winchester anymore. Those increases are ridiculous. I suppose there looking to put themselves out of business.

  • Gailon Hogan March 26, 2021, 6:19 pm

    This thing is so much bigger than just Winchester raising prices. I don’t know where you live but everything I go to purchase has gone through the roof. My grocery bill is up 30%, gas 60 cents a gal, and ordinary everyday living expenses all are on the rise, so how long can any company absorb the rising cost of materials without increases. If you want a to blame someone put it where it belongs we were on a roll until all out governors started all this containment, shutdown, and control the masses BS !!!

    • LEON G KENOBBIE May 10, 2021, 3:02 pm

      When the genius’ decided to kowtow to those demanding more money instead of explaining to them what was going to do to the economy, Mickey Ds was my first example of absurdity. 10$ for coffee, burger, and fries. I looked at the kid and asked what happened. he didn’t blink when he told me he was now making 10$/hr. Sadly, 10$ was be beginning, for we see those in charge looking at 15$/hr.

  • BR March 26, 2021, 4:03 pm

    I have to call bulls$#! on this new ammo shortage. No way is production NOT being throttled. Every spring for as far back as I can remember every retailer that sold ammo and clay birds had pallets of each on the floor. Every Walmart… foolishly got out of ammo so where did all those pallets go? Thousands of pallets filled with cases of ammo. I’m not buying they can’t make enough. The clay bird pallets are still there, where the hell are all the pallets of shot shells? That production capacity didn’t just disappear. This “shortage” is the same as the last 2, contrived by the manufacturers, and if a state AG starts probing the gouge I bet it disappears faster than liberal votes at a recount.

    • LEON G KENOBBIE May 10, 2021, 3:05 pm

      Indeed! When the manufacturers tell you they are working 24/7 to keep up with the demand, WTF is that ammo?

  • D.J. March 26, 2021, 3:47 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of , nor do I use , Winchester ammo.

    Primers unreliable , brass splits , & etc. I suppose supply & demand rules
    the day , and I am more than certain others will follow .

  • John Corley March 26, 2021, 3:37 pm

    More control of all who expect the 2nd amendment to be honored. Controlling components is an expensive way to try and control. Does our “duley elected” politicians actually believe the nut cases load their own ammo? Hope those genes are not passed on.

  • John Boutwell March 26, 2021, 1:19 pm

    Many of you asshats that continue to buy ammo at greatly inflated prices, are ensuring high costs and make sure gun dealers gig honest Americans.

    • Walleye March 26, 2021, 10:17 pm

      Dear John Asshat: Perhaps the consumers of ammunition are carefully listening to el Presidente Quid Pro Joe and Vice Prostitute Cameltoe Hairless. Why should we ignore them and cease prudently buying ammunition… So you can have more for yourself?

      • John Boutwell March 27, 2021, 4:59 pm

        Dear Asshat,
        I am well stocked on ammo it’s resellers and panic buyers like yourself that allow retailers to continue to gig honest citizens.
        It’s you asshat and your unprepared panic buying that brought all this about.

  • Steve March 26, 2021, 1:17 pm

    While I want to buy USA, why are we not seeing, for example, primers available from foreign companies? No, not China! But Foreign companies are not having to deal with Democrat tyranny that is driving our ammo scarcity (or is it the government making it scarce?). Why are we not seeing foreign companies rush in to make great money by filling our shelves with reloading supplies and finished ammo? Is this also our tyrannical government blocking these sources?

    • Lying Bastard March 27, 2021, 9:09 am

      Previous governments banned some foreign manufacturers from selling here. Other foreign manufacturers are actually directing their production to the US instead of their local markets, but will not add production because they are expecting current US government to ban importation of firearms and ammo by executive order.

  • US Constitution March 26, 2021, 1:14 pm

    Thanks to the Obumba and Bumbling BIDEN Adminstrations we are losing more of our rights. The ammo manufactures are liars about the supply of Ammo who is buying all the ammo? Freedom of Information Act.
    Show the U.S. people where the ammo is going????

    • Lying Bastard March 27, 2021, 9:10 am

      Check London Exchange for prices of steel, lead, and brass from 2019 to now.

    • BROKENRONIN1 March 27, 2021, 10:49 pm

      The military and law enforcement with a 40000000 round order that is open ended.

  • Foxtrap March 26, 2021, 12:14 pm

    It will get worse. Remington’s funeral will leave a big hole in the ammo market, giving the green light for other mfg’s to raise their prices also.

  • James Tompkins March 26, 2021, 11:44 am

    My opinion is I think we can blame the retailers for this increase in prices. I bet Winchester is sitting there watching all the stores triple and quadruple the prices on the ammo that they are selling to retailers and are pissed they aren’t making those profits, but hey now they are and the rest will probably follow.

    • KDS March 26, 2021, 6:33 pm

      With the profits they already make they must be lining their pockets even more.

  • david clarke March 26, 2021, 11:34 am

    Ha Ha. Nothing like boycotting something that is unavailable.

  • The Biden Junta March 26, 2021, 10:52 am

    Including hikes on back orders? Other than the price hike in general, what kind of nonsense is that?

  • Dexter Winslett March 26, 2021, 10:13 am

    Boycott the price gougers .

  • Charlie March 26, 2021, 9:45 am

    Just like how large scale builders are starting to stop construction to force the 250% lumber price increases down, everyone needs to do that with ammo buying.

  • Griffendad March 26, 2021, 8:28 am

    Pay more for the worst ammo on the market? Their cases split, the .22 is constantly over or undersized, it’s the dirtiest. Keep your white box.

  • Liberal Hater March 26, 2021, 7:16 am

    ” The Tree of Liberty must be Refreshed from Time to Time with the Blood of Patriots and TYRANTS ” … Thomas Jefferson. ” An Armed Society is a Polite Society ” … Thomas Jefferson. Truly a Great President !! Great words of Wisdom.

  • Tom Szczepaniak March 26, 2021, 6:43 am

    Doesn’t matter. No ammunition of any kind around here OR rerloading components. Ammunition companies are sandbagging primers for their production, allegedly, but theres no ammunition to be had so where are all the primers going.

    • Gunrunner March 26, 2021, 10:13 am

      Where are all the primers going? Why, to the Government, of course! Remember a few years ago when it was uncovered that various “Humanitarian? and “Relief” Agencies of the US Government, then under the control of Barrack Hussein Obama, were buying MILLIONS of rounds of ammunition, the purpose of which was never disclosed? Additionally, the Government doesn’t WANT reloaders to HAVE primers, as that’s an uncontrollable source of ammunition…

  • Zypherus March 26, 2021, 5:41 am

    Boycott Winchester. They are trying to use demand and lack stock to justify a price increase. If their supply goes up they have no choice but to recend the increase or go out of business. If they are selling everything they are making (ie. .backorders) then they are making more than enough to cover any price increase at this point. They are trying to capitalize on demand plain and simple. They did not plan for or foresee this demand increase, so they are trying to capitalize on it and punish the consumer. Plain and simple. They want you to pay for more manufacturing facilities to produce more product which in turn generates more revenue. They want you to pay for it not the share holders.

  • Gus March 26, 2021, 5:35 am

    Stop buying their ammo at exorbitant, gouging prices, it’s the only way to even things out. The longer the “panic buying” goes on, the more excuses anyone has to super-inflate prices as long as some are willing to pay sky high prices, everyone will suffer. We’re already starting to see availability and stocks increase, if no one is willing to pay the outrageous prices, they will come down when demand stops being so high.

    • Bernie March 26, 2021, 9:18 am

      This is the truest comment to be had stop buying ammo yes I buy carry ammo but 2boxes at a time and last a month must stay in practice canceled carry is the most important thing at this time and have to stay sharp for my own good but the rest will have to wait a while I’m using stash for week end shoots and electronics for in home practice just make sure you close your curtains remember red flag laws

    • Lying Bastard March 27, 2021, 9:13 am

      There are a lot of new buyers who have no idea of the prices two years ago, or just want any ammo for their otherwise piece of art in metal and plastic.

  • Yep yep March 26, 2021, 4:34 am

    It’s about time we stop buying anything firearms/ammo related!!!! As long as we pay it they will keep us on a string!!!!

    • foxtrap March 26, 2021, 12:19 pm

      Grampie Gropy Joe will love that idea! No ammo, no need for guns!

  • chicagopizza March 26, 2021, 4:17 am

    Yep Winchester, kick em while they’re down! Way to go.

  • Sam Hancock March 24, 2021, 8:08 am

    From what I have seen prices have already been rising. This doesn’t seem like anything new!!!!

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