126 munman 9 months ago The military used to sell used once fired brass. Ammo company's reloaded this brass. Now the brass used by military gets ground up and then sold as scrap. Ammo did go up. EPA shut down lead smelting plants. Shot and bullets (the projectiles) have gotten very expensive. (A 25 lb bag of shot increased from 8.00 to 45.00.). After 911, the demand went nuts and ammo sold out. Yes the obomba era gov. Made ammo expensive. Deer hunting ammo was about six bucks a box of twenty, now it about a buck per cartridge. Reloading is a bit cheaper, but finding the components is difficult. I'm not a NRA guy. I know first hand what effects the price of hunting and recreational shooting. There are many laws about guns and the criminals don't give a crap about them,we have no choice to abide. If mental Heath was handled better and criminals weren't repeatedly let out of jail,we wouldn't be having this conversation. Don't agree? Call your state rep or congressman. Tell them your opinion. Vote. Make a difference.