z51 wrote:I don't know who your jobber is but I can buy a case of Nitro Steel 3 1/2" inch 1 9/16" oz 1300 fps load for $159.99 per case, retail, all season.
The prices you seeing have multi level markups. If you buy without any quantity commitment you pay more. If you buy by the box you pay more.
I can buy 3" Sportsman by the box for $9.99 every day.
Before you get all pissed at Remington remember that Federal dropped the entire Ultra Shok lineup, forcing premium buyers to Black Cloud.
i said nothing about 3 inch sportsmans loads that is low retail price for them(nothing special drawing card) just like what walmart does then hammers them on something else to make up for the low ball prices. , they are hopping they buy something else in that store so they really are making normal profits just spread out over 2 maybe 3 other products.
remington raised the price to the jobbers with the nitro 23/4 inch loads and the others perty much stayed the same maybe tad higher jobber price. i am not sure why remington thinks that they have that much into a 2 3/4 steel load, when i can buy other lengths cheaper than them with alot more shot in them and still in the nitro line of loads(premium lines). the sportsman steel loads are all cheap yet from jobbers ect.