Heck, with the price of ammo over the next 12 months you will easily spend in the upper end of these catagories if you shoot regularly.
Reloaders are not getting much of a break either with the near extinction of large rifle primers.
The average Joe is being priced out of the market! Example, I was in Cabela's just the other day and in the used military rifle section is a group of SKS rifles for $599! Nagants were $295 and 7.62X54R ammo was $37.00 per 20! Military surplus was slightly cheaper at $18.95.
I blame the war to a point but I also think retailers are gouging because of the demand. You know what is sad is that with the over production of AR types they are almost as cheap as Cabela's SKS's !!!