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Four Factors Influencing Rising Ammunition Prices

Four Factors Influencing Rising Ammunition Prices
         Our friends at Sniper Country shared their take on the major factors influencing never before seen sky high ammo prices.  In their article, "What is Really Driving Up Ammunition Costs?", they state there are four key factors to explain why the prices of ammo are at an all time high.  
        The first factor is inflation.  Inflation causes the prices of everything to rise including, gas, food, housing, and ammunition.  With the prices of raw materials and wages going up, you can bet the cost of everything else will rise too.  Supply and demand have a big role to play because so many people who have never owned a gun before are purchasing their first firearm as a result of the events of 2020. 
 
         This ties into the second factor which is gun ownership continues to increase. The current state of the world, with the pandemic, political division, and civil unrest have caused people to be motivated to protect themselves, their families, and their property.  Hunting and shooting also became a more popular hobby since it's something you can do away from crowds.  More people are taking marksmanship classes or practicing on their own, which all requires more ammunition.  
         Legislation is the third factor because we never know what future laws might be passed regarding gun control.  The Sniper Country article explains this best when they say, "American ammunition manufacturers have been operating at or near capacity for the past decade and are reluctant to expand production operations to meet demand in case any new legislation affects their business."  
        Finally, scalpers are contributing to the high prices as well.  When the pandemic began in early 2020, customers began hoarding ammunition.  Now, with the demand so high, people are reselling their excess at a much higher price to local stores, who then have to mark their prices up even higher.  Online scalpers are affecting prices as well because they are selling to desperate customers who can't find what they need anywhere else.
         All of these factors are causing the high ammo prices we're seeing today.  Shout out to Dylan at Sniper Country for sharing this information with us.  Please check out that article, which includes a helpful infographic with statistics and more information.
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Real Testimonials From Real Ammo-Up Customers

          If you've checked out the Ammo-Up website, you've seen pictures, videos, and descriptions of Ammo-Up machines, and you might think about what it would be like to use one.  Our products help shooters save time and energy collecting their ammo in a fun and efficient way.  They even help reduce your exposure to the harmful effects of lead dust.  But what do our real customers have to say about our machines?  Here we're sharing real feedback from customers who took the time to share their Ammo-Up experiences.
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John P. said, "I love Ammo-Up. The Portland Police department has been using them on the ranges and they are incredible."
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"We could not live without this Ammo-Up. There is not a better product for picking up brass in the world." -Retired Officer Rick J.
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"We’ve been using the Ammo-Up for the past six to seven years and it has saved us countless hours of picking up brass. Highly recommended. We use it on our inside and outside range and have nothing but good to say about it." -Brian C.
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"We love our Ammo-Up because it’s helped our instructors keep their backs straight in getting the brass up and saves a lot of time on the range." -Robert
"Ammo-Up saves you time and energy. It’s very efficient for picking up brass. The range stays a lot cleaner." -Christopher P.
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There are also many reviews on our products with customers sharing their personal stories of how Ammo-Up machines have helped improve their lives.  One customer mentioned he has a back injury and the Ammo-Up has helped him avoid having to bend over to pick up ammo, preventing further pain.  Others have commented they received great customer service and these products are unlike anything else on the market.
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If you have enjoyed using your Ammo-Up, please let us know by leaving a review.  We value customer feedback and often use it to make improvements.  Check out all your Ammo-Up options and start picking up your ammo the fun and easy way!

The Paintball Ammo-Up

The Paintball Ammo-Up
       Summer weather is here and many of us are enjoying more outdoor activities.  Paintball is an intense, exciting sport many people enjoy.  Ammo-Up specializes in building machines that pick up shotgun shells and brass shells, but did you know we have a whole line of models for picking up paintballs and reballs?
       The Paintball Ammo-Up can be used at paintball tournaments and paintball fields after games, making cleaning up a breeze.  When paintballs fail to release their paint, some people will get down on their hands and knees and pick them up to reuse.  With the Ammo-Up, you'll be saving time for this process by simply collecting them into the basket.  The fingers on all the machines will pick up paintballs and the practice reballs.
      If you happen to be able to play paintball at home, there is a Compact Ammo-Up model designed for the individual shooter.  This lightweight stab model would be perfect for someone who practices or plays games in a smaller area.   There is a Mini push model, an 18" Push, a 36" Push, and a 36" Pull Behind for larger areas.  The Pull Behind unit is designed to be pulled by a mower, ATV, or golf cart.
      Whether you're a dedicated paintball player, or you own a paintball field, there is an Ammo-Up model for you.  Using an Ammo-Up machine will make your clean up faster and more fun.
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Check out all the Paintball/Reball Ammo-Up machines here: https://ammoupusa.com/collections/paintballs-and-reballs